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In The News, 2013

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin In The News stories from 2013.

Dr. Dharmapuri Discusses Possible Impact of Hunger on College Retention, Completion Rates

Dec 27 - Dr. Sadhana Dharmapuri comments on the possible impact of hunger on college retention and completion rates in an article in Inside Higher Education. Inside Higher Education

Dr. Kroft Discusses Impact of Medicare Caps on Some Laboratory Services

Dec 27 - Dr. Steven Kroft discusses the impact of proposed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services caps on some laboratory services. Advance

Dr. Coburn Comments on Importance of Study on Lyme Disease

Dec 27 - Jenifer Coburn, PhD, provides expert comment to The Scientist on the importance of a University of Calgary/University of Connecticut study that found that a protein expressed in the bacterium that causes Lyme disease is necessary for both parts of the organism’s life cycle. The Scientist

Editorial Cites College for Violence Prevention Initiative’s Ripple Effect Milwaukee Program

Dec 27 - A Milwaukee Courier editorial recognizes MCW and the Boys and Girls Clubs for their leading efforts through the Violence Prevention Initiative’s Ripple Effect Milwaukee program. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Kuhlmann to Provide Perinatology Services for Agnesian Health Care

Dec 27 - Dr. Randall Kuhlmann has been appointed to the Agnesian Health Care (Fond du Lac) medical staff to provide perinatology services. fdlreporter

Dr. Vithalani Elected to BioForward Board of Directors

Dec 27 - Kalpa Vithalani, PhD, was elected to the Board of Directors of BioForward, a state association that advocates for Wisconsin’s bioscience industry. BioForward

Dr. Ledeboer Endorses Need for Updated HIV Algorithm

Dec 27 - Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, endorsed the development of an updated algorithm for HIV testing. CAP Today

Dr. Lamb Receives an AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Dec 27 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges. WauwatosaNOW

Mandatory Newborn Heart Test Legislation Stalled in State Committees

Dec 27 - Dr. Stuart Berger tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that, “Early detection (of heart disease) saves lives.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kurpad Reports on Promising Alternative Imaging Technique for Spinal Cord Injury

Dec 27 - Dr. Shekar Kurpad and colleagues at MCW and Marquette University report in Neurosurgery that an alternative imaging technique called diffusion tensor imaging shows promise in forecasting, evaluating and monitoring patients with spinal cord injury and disease. Health Canal

Study that Finds Concussion Tests’ Marketing Lacks Reliability and Validity

Dec 27 - Michael McCrea, PhD, is co-author of a study in Neuropsychology Review that found inconsistent reliability and validity of tests on commercially available computerized neurocognitive tests on concussions. Health Canal

Physician Awarded CTSI Grant to Improve Resident Communications

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Jessica Kuester to improve the communications between resident physicians as the care of patients is transitioned between residents. WauwatosaNOW

Physicians Awarded CTSI Grant to Manage Sickle Cell Disease

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Joshua Field to develop a new management protocol for sickle cell disease patients, with the end goal being reduced hospital readmission rates. WauwatosaNOW

Carthage College Football Players Participate in Sports-Concussion Research Study

Dec 27 - A Kenosha News article focuses on the participation of Carthage College’s football team in a sports-related concussion study being conducted by Michael McCrea, PhD. Kenosha News

Northwestern Mutual Donates $2 Million to Create Day Hospital for Cancer Patients

Dec 27 - The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is donating $2 million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to create the Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Campus Dean named for MCW-Green Bay

Matthew Hunsaker, MD, will provide overall leadership of MCW’s community medical education program in Green Bay.

Dr. Ledeboer Discusses New Tests Providing Faster Results for Sepsis

Dec 18 - Nate Ledeboer, PhD, said that new testing procedures for sepsis have reduced the waiting time for results to 50 hours, days sooner than previous methods. WUWM-FM

Editorial Quotes Dr. Scott in Quest for Public Reporting on Screening Test Efficiency

Dec 18 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial endorses a decision by the Wisconsin Department of Health to provide Wisconsin hospitals with monthly reports on how well they are performing on processing newborn screening blood samples. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

M-1 Student Receives Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Dec 18 - MCW M-1 student Anupriya Duval was awarded a Tylenol Future Care Scholarship. WauwatosaNOW

Medical Student from Marshfield Receives Bennett Hiner Research Award

Dec 18 - The Marshfield News Herald reports that Mitch Daun of Marshfield, an M-3 student at MCW, was awarded the Bennett Hiner Research Award by the Wisconsin Neurology Society. Marshfield News Herald

Dr. Worthey Presents at International Conference on Clinical Genomics and Informatics

Dec 18 - Bio-IT World reports on Elizabeth Worthey’s, PhD, presentation at the 2013 Clinical Genomics & Informatics meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. Bio-It World

Dr. Amos Finds that Iron Supplements Effectively Treat Restless Leg Syndrome in Children

Dec 18 - Dr. Louella Amos was lead author of an article published in Clinical Pediatrics that found that treatments of supplemental iron effectively resolved restless leg syndrome in children. Family Practice News

College is Founding Member of Midwest Council

Dec 18 - MCW is one of the initial members of the Midwest Council, a national advocacy organization serving 12 upper Midwest and Plains states. Milwaukee Business Journal

$1 Million Donation Supports Cancer Center’s Translational Research Unit

Dec 18 - The Nicholas Family Foundation donated $1 million to the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Nursing

42-Ton, 7-Tesla Magnet Arrives at College

Dec 18 - A 42-ton, 7-Tesla magnet was lowered into place in MCW’s Imaging Research Center after being transported from England and across half the nation. The Business Journal

MCW Student Participates in Research Study on Albinism-Linked Vision Disorder

Dec 18 - MCW medical student Megan Duffey participated in a UW-Madison research study to see if dopamine could help treat vision problems related to albinism. La Crosse Tribune

Visiting Lecturer Offers Insights on How Patients Can Determine if Their Physician Cares

Dec 18 - Dr. Ofri offered insights on how patients can determine whether their physician cares for their well-being. WUWM-FM

Toy Magnets Growing Danger to Teens, Tots

Dec 17 - Small round magnets marketed as toys pose a growing danger to children to ingest the magnets. The attraction between the magnets can cause massive intestinal damage. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Road Crashes Biggest Killer of Americans Abroad

Dec 17 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, comments on a new study that found road crashes are the number one cause of fatalities for Americans traveling overseas. Fox News

Concussion Discussion

Dec 17 - A concussion study involving the use of accelerometers to measure the direction, speed, force and length of hits in Carthage College football players was the subject of a story. Kenosha News

Governor References MCW in Announcement on High-Performance Computing Initiative

Dec 11 - The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Milwaukee Institute announced a year-long pilot project that will allow some small and medium-sized companies to take advantage of high-performance computing opportunities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Obermyer Offers Tips on How to Avoid Holiday Stress

Dec 11 - Dr. Mark Obermyer provides tips on how to avoid stress during the holidays in a report on Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 News

Essay by Dr. Campbell Addresses Limits of Physician Empathy

Dec 11 - WUWM-FM shared an essay by Dr. Bruce Campbell on the limits of physician empathy. WUWM-FM

Dr. Clifford Co-Authors Article on Goal-Setting Strategies for Scientific and Career Success

Dec 11 - Philip Clifford, PhD, co-authored an article in Science Careers on goal-setting strategies for scientific and career success. Science Careers

Marquette Cheerleader Knows Danger of Concussions Firsthand

Dec 13 - Kevin Walter, MD, discusses concussion symptoms, treatment and recovery in a Fox 6 report. WITI-TV

Dr. Scott Supports Plan to Report Hospital Performance on Newborn Screening Metrics

Dec 11 - Dr. J. Paul Scott endorses a new Wisconsin plan to issue monthly quality assurance reports to hospitals on how they perform in newborn screening metrics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Lee Retires as Wisconsin Army National Guard State Surgeon

Dec 11 - A feature story prepared by the Wisconsin National Guard traces the 27-year military career of Dr. Kenneth Lee. Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System

Dr. McCrea Discusses Research on Football-Related Concussions

Dec 11 - Michael McCrea, PhD, discusses his research on football-related concussions in an interview with Green Bay’s NBC-TV/Channel 26. NBC26.com

Connecticut Researcher Credits Dr. Kelly for His Career in AIDS Prevention

Dec 11 - University of Connecticut HIV/AIDS researcher Seth Kalichman, PhD, a former MCW faculty member, said he was inspired to pursue a career in AIDS prevention by Jeffrey Kelly, PhD. UConn Today

Dr. Chelimsky Reflects on Appearance in the Film “Charade”

Dec 11 - Dr. Thomas Chelimsky (Neurology) reflects on his childhood career as a film actor in a front-page story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Hispanic Business

Clinic Network Expands with Addition of Greendale Medical Clinic

Dec 11 - Becker’s Hospital Review reports on the addition of the Greendale Medical Clinic to the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians clinic network. Becker's Hospital Review & BizTimes

Dr. Sheets Receives National Award for Child Abuse Prevention

Dec 11 - Dr. Lynn Sheets was awarded the Ray E. Helfer, MD Award by the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevent Funds, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. BizTimes

Dr. Raymond, Catherine Jacobson Identified as Milwaukee Power Brokers

Dec 11 - The Milwaukee Business Journal named Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., and Catherine Jacobson, CEO of Froedtert Health, as two of Metro Milwaukee’s power brokers in health care. Milwaukee Business Journal

The Evolution of Imaging: Seeing Deeper and Clearer

Dec 11 - An article in Optometry Today describes the world-class retinal imaging developed at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Optometry Today

Summit Explores Causes of Gun Violence

VPI part of citywide gun violence conference Urban Milwaukee

Dr. Marie Therese Southgate, JAMA Senior Editor and MCW Alumna, Dies

Dec 6 - Dr. Marie Therese Southgate, a senior editor at JAMA, died on November 22. OUPblog

College to Mark Global Health Week

Dec 6 - MCW will mark Global Health Week with a presentation by Dr. Martin Cetron, Captain of the U.S. Public Health Service. WauwatosaNOW

Healthcare Design Reports on Opening of Moorland Reserve Health Center

Dec 6 - Healthcare Design reports on the opening of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Moorland Reserve Health Center. Healthcare Design

John Rakowski Addresses Youth Summit on Gun Violence

Dec 6 - John Rakowski recently addressed a Milwaukee citywide youth summit on gun violence. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Dr. Jones Reports Increase in Babies Born to Prescription Drug Addicted Mothers

Dec 6 - In a Fox-TV/Channel 6 interview on babies born to drug-addicted mothers, Dr. Cresta Jones notes an increasing number of babies are being born to mothers addicted to prescription medications. Fox 6 News

Dr. Kuy Authors Article on the Need to Improve Gallbladder Treatment and Outcomes for Men

Dec 6 - Dr. SreyRam Kuy, an MCW Vascular Surgery Fellow, authored an article on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Human Capital Blog entitled, “The Imperative to Improve Gallbladder Disease Treatment and Outcomes for Men.” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Human Capital Blog

Dr. Hargarten Discusses His Participation in UN Meeting on Gun Safety

Dec 6 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses his participation in a United Nations’ meeting on gun safety. Fox 6 News

Dr. Worthey Reports on Study Detecting Genes Responsible for Speech Disorder

Dec 6 - Elizabeth Worthey, PhD, reports on an MCW/Children’s study published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders that identified genes responsible for childhood apraxia. WUWM-FM

Somna Therapeutics Seeks FDA Approval to Market the Reza Band

Dec 6 - Somna Therapeutics filed an application with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for approval to market the Reza band, an adjustable band worn at night to prevent stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Greendale Medical Clinic Becomes Community Physicians Clinic

Dec 6 - The Greendale Medical Clinic, a two-physician practice, became a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians Clinic on December 1. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Hong Reports on Pediatric Liver Transplant Outcomes

Dec 6 - In a study published online in JAMA Surgery, Dr. Johnny Hong reports that liver transplant outcomes in children are similar whether organ donation follows circulatory or brain death. News Daily

Dr. Jonathon Truwit Named Enterprise Chief Medical Officer

Dec 6 - MCW and Froedtert Health named Dr. Jonathon Truwit as Enterprise Chief Medical Officer. BizTimes

Dr. Vincent Mathews Named Chairman of Radiology

Dec 6 - MCW named Dr. Vincent P. Mathews as Chairman and Professor of Radiology. WauwatosaNOW

New campus dean of MCW-Green Bay profiled in Green Bay Press Gazette

Dec 5 - A news conference was held December 4 to announce the appointment of Dr. Matthew Hunsaker as campus dean of MCW-Green Bay. Green Bay Press Gazette

From Child Star to Chairman of Neurology: Dr. Thomas Chelimsky Profiled

Dec 5 - Medicine is a second career for Thomas Chelimsky, MD, professor and chairman of neurology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Somna Therapeutics Seeks FDA Approval for Acid Reflux Device

Nov 27 - Somna Therapeutics, a local company, has asked the FDA for approval to market the Reza Band, a device that is designed to alleviate nighttime acid reflux symptoms. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Health System Donates $2 Million for Progressive Community Health Centers’ Expansion

Nov 26 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel front-page feature article on the Progressive Community Health Centers’ expansion program notes that Froedtert Health contributed $2 million to the project. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Medical Student Authors Paper on Impact of Pay-for-Performance Programs on Quality

Nov 26 - MCW M-2 medical student Kathryn Nix authored a paper on what Obamacare’s pay-for-performance programs mean for health care quality published on the Heritage Foundation’s website. The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Lawton Issues Statement on Increase of Self-Referrals to Urologist-Owned IMRT Facilities

Nov 26 - A New England Journal of Medicine “Special Article” identifies a 19.2 percent increase from 2005 to 2010 in the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer patients by urologists who self-refer to their own in-office IMRT centers. Oncology Times

Hard Hits: Studying Concussion in Athletes

Concussion study could make sports safer for athletes

Dr. Gilbert Comments on Dangerous Chemicals Found in E-Cigarettes

Nov 26 - Dr. Ileen Gilbert provides expert comment to Fox/Channel 6 on the potential benefits of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool, but also the health risks associated with dangerous chemicals in the product. Fox 6 News

Dr. Rao Named to Executive Board of Lumbar Spine Research Society

Nov 26 - Dr. Raj Rao has been named to the Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society. TMCnet.com

Investigative Report on Newborn Screening Lab Delays

Nov 26 - Dr. David Dimmock describes the life-saving efforts employed to treat a baby transferred to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with an undiagnosed disorder. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Organizations Announce Discussions to Explore Collaborations

Nov 26 - Aurora Health Care and UW Health announced that they were in talks to explore future collaborations. Milwaukee Business Journal

Rare Rotationplasty Surgery Provides Child with New Knee Joint

Nov 26 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 reports on a rare rotationplasty procedure surgery performed by Dr. John C. Neilson with colleagues at Froedtert and Children’s. 620WTMJ News Radio

Dr. Wilson to Receive Gold Medal from Radiological Society of North America

Nov 26 - Dr. J. Frank Wilson will be presented a Gold Medal Award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the society’s highest honor. RSNA has 51,000 members from 136 countries. WauwatosaNOW

Drs. Dimmock and Jacob Contribute to National TV Report on DNA Sequencing

Nov 26 - Television stations nationwide aired an Associated Press video report on the availability of complete genome sequencing from MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. WSB-TV

Moody’s Affirms College’s A1 Bond Rating

Nov 26 - Moody's Investors Service affirmed MCW’s A1 long-term and underlying bond ratings. Moody's Investors Service

Dr. Wilcox Successfully Treats Hemophilia in Dogs using Gene Therapy

Nov 26 - The British Broadcast Company is among news organizations worldwide reporting on David Wilcox’s, PhD, successful treatment of hemophilia in dogs using gene therapy. BBC News

Blueprint of your DNA isn’t just for the sick

Nov 22 - The Associated Press produced a national news story highlighting the genomics program at MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Associated Press

Gene Therapy Successfully Treats Hemophilia in Dogs

Nov 20 - Dogs with hemophilia, a bleeding disorder, were successfully treated by gene therapy. BBC

Benefit Concerts Support MCW Cancer Center

Nov 19 - Benefit concerts raises raising funds for the MCW Cancer Center. Fox 6 News

Jenny Geurts Discusses Genetic Testing

Nov 19 - Genetics counselor Jenny Geurts discusses genetic testing on WTMJ-AM. 620WTMJ News Radio

Summit Engages Milwaukee Teens in Brainstorming to Reduce Gun Violence

Nov 19 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative and Project Ujima helped organize “Coming Together,” a summit of Milwaukee teenagers gathered to brainstorm ideas on how to help reduce gun violence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kilari Discusses Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Nov 19 - Dr. Deepak Kilari discusses prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options on WTMJ-AM. WTMJ-AM

Dr. Derse Discusses Ethics of Dying in the 21st Century

Nov 19 - Dr. Arthur Derse contributes to an MD News discussion on the ethics of dying in the 21st century and the availability of life-sustaining technologies. MD News

U. of Virginia Recognizes Dr. Truwit for National Leadership in Health Care Access

Nov 19 - The University of Virginia Medical Center Operating Board recognized Dr. Jonathon Truwit as a national leader for his work to provide better access to care and better coordination of care for patients. UVA Today

Columnist Reports that Wisconsin Research No Longer Limited to MCW, UW-Madison

Nov 19 - Tom Still, President of the Wisconsin Technology Council and Wisconsin Innovation Network, notes that MCW and UW-Madison are no longer the only research-oriented institutions in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

HWPP Grant Supports Development of Eau Claire County Website

Nov 19 - A $200,000 grant from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program is supporting the development of a health issues website in Eau Claire County. WEAU 13 News

Dr. Jacob Discusses Importance of Preparing Physicians to Use Genetic Information

Nov 19 - Howard Jacob, PhD, describes the importance of preparing physicians on how they may use genetics to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients in a Becker’s Hospital Review article on the recent U.S. News & World Report Hospital of Tomorrow forum. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Carroll Named Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research

Nov 19 - MCW named Joseph J. Carroll, PhD, as the Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research. WauwatosaNOW

Postdoctoral Fellow Identifies Gene Responsible for Warburg Micro Syndrome

Nov 19 - MCW Postdoctoral Fellow Ryan Liegel, PhD, co-authored a study with a colleague from the University of Edinburgh in the American Journal of Human Genetics that identified a gene responsible for Warburg Micro syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterized by eye, brain and endocrine abnormalities. Science Daily

Dr. Hargarten to Speak at UN on Strategies to Prevent Worldwide Handgun Violence

Nov 19 - The United Nations invited Dr. Stephen Hargarten to speak on strategies to prevent handgun violence worldwide. WISN-TV & WauwatosaNOW

Media Outlets Worldwide Report on Shooting Incident, Hospital Lock-Down

Nov 19 - More than 200 media outlets worldwide reported on the shooting incident within Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and hospital’s subsequent lock-down. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Deadly Delays: Newborn screening testing delay puts newborn’s life at risk

Nov 18 - Dr. David Dimmock, associate professor of pediatrics (genetics), discusses the case of a baby boy who was treated at Children’s Hospital for a rare metabolic disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New website to promote and measure community health improvement

Nov 15 - A new tool to help monitor the health and wellness of residents of Eau Claire County is the focus of this story on WEAU-TV. WEAU-TV

New York Times Essayist to be Featured Speaker at Medical Humanities Lecture

Nov 12 - Dr. Danielle Ofri, physician-writer and New York Times essayist, will be the featured speaker at MCW’s 8th annual Medical Humanities Lecture on November 21. WauwatosaNOW

Andrea Moosreiner Discusses Risks of Trans Fats

Nov 12 - MCW bionutritionist Andrea Moosreiner provides background information on the risks of trans fats in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the federal government’s decision to force the food industry to phase out artificial trans fats. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Opinion Editorial Cites College’s Impact on Job Creation, Medical Device Leadership

Nov 12 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial authored by UWM Chancellor Michael Lovell and Dan Steininger, President of BizStarts Milwaukee, MCW is identified for the potential it brings for increased new jobs in the region. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hari Provides Background Information on Amyloidosis

Nov 12 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari discusses the case of a patient being treated for breast cancer who was discovered to have amyloidosis. He explains that amyloidosis is a potentially life-threatening blood disease. Today's TMJ4

Dr. Erickson Comments on Study on Radiation of Early Breast Cancer

Nov 12 - Dr. Beth Erickson provides an editorial endorsement in The Oncology Report on a study whose findings show that a decade after treatment for early-stage breast cancer, women who underwent surgery and radiation had higher survival rates than women who had surgery alone, with no increase in radiation-related cardiac or secondary cancer deaths. The Oncology Report

Dr. Meurer Talks about Impact of Health Care Reform Law on Access and Quality

Nov 12 - Dr. John Meurer discussed the impact of the health care reform law on improved access and quality at a Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service event at UW-Fox Valley. WHBY News

Dr. Greene Discusses Importance of NSF Grant to UWM, Seven Other Institutions

Nov 12 - Andrew Greene, PhD, discusses the importance of a $25 million, National Science Foundation grant to be shared among UWM physicists and colleagues at seven other institutions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Jacob Discusses the “Couch Potato” Gene

Nov 12 - Dr. Jacob notes that those people who are genetically predisposed to avoid exercise need to find the right motivation to maintain a fitness regimen. 620WTMJ News Radio

Dr. Mahr Discusses VAD as Bridge to Heart Transplantation

Nov 12 - Dr. Claudius Mahr provides expert information on ventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation story on a patient who has made positive lifestyle changes as he awaits a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Freitag Discusses Advances Made in the Treatment of Headaches

Nov 12 - Dr. Fred Freitag discusses advances in the treatment of headaches. WUWM-FM

Dr. Zaidat Describes Procedures Used to Treat Teenager’s Stroke

Nov 12 - Dr. Osama Zaidat describes to Fox-TV/Channel 6 the procedures used at Froedtert to successfully treat a 17-year-old Fond du Lac boy who had a stroke. Fox 6 News

Dr. Kuhlmann Provides Maternal Fetal Medicine For Agnesian HealthCare

Nov 12 - Dr. Randall Kuhlmann will provide maternal fetal medicine services at Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac through a new agreement with Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. fdlreporter

Dr. Jacob Predicts Patients will soon arrive at Doctors’ Offices with Genome Mapped on iPads

Nov 12 - Howard Jacob, PhD, told participants in U.S. News & World Report’s Hospital of Tomorrow Forum that the time is near when patients will arrive at doctors’ offices with their genome mapped out on an iPad. U.S. News & World Report

Graduate Student Receives NIH Grant to Study Science of Diabetes at a Cellular Level

Nov 12 - Megan Detterman received a six-year, $266,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the science of diabetes at a cellular level. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Ramchandran Named McMahon Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Nov 12 - MCW named Ramani Ramchandran, PhD, as the Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The McMahon Chair was established in 1965 as the medical school’s first endowed chair. WauwatosaNOW

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Delivers DDC Healthcare Dinner Keynote Address

Nov 12 - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was the keynote speaker at the MCW Digestive Disease Center’s 2013 Healthcare Dinner. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox 6 News, & 620WTMJ News Radio

Dr. Lerner Receives Grant to Determine Best Practices for Pre-Hospital Severe Injury Care

Nov 12 - E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Services to determine the best practices for identifying children with severe injuries before they arrive at the hospital. WauwatosaNOW

Patient changed his life to save his heart

Nov 12 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed a man who received a ventricular assist device, or VAD, to pump blood through his body while he awaits a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

UnitedHealthcare Partners with Quality Health, MCW and Ministry Healthcare to Form ACO

Nov 8 - Dark Daily, a news service that highlights clinical laboratory and pathology news and trends, published a story about the collaboration between UnitedHealthcare, Quality Health Solutions, MCW and Ministry Health Care. Dark Daily

Health System Partners with Church to Open Chronic Disease Clinic

Nov 8 - Columbia-St. Mary’s is partnering with the Christian Faith Fellowship Church to create a community chronic disease management clinic on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Milwaukee Community Journal

Violence Prevention Initiative Co-Sponsors Arts against Violence Workshop, Exhibit

Nov 8 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin program, partnered with Safe & Sound, Inc., and Marquette University’s Volunteer Corps to sponsor an arts against violence workshop and exhibit in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Drs. Munzenmaier and Sidjanin Take Physiology on the Road During “PhUn Week”

Nov 8 - MCW participated in the American Physiological Society’s “Physiology Understanding Week (PhUn Week)” by spending a day with fourth grade students at Milwaukee’s Honey Creek School, teaching them about DNA, proteins and health. WauwatosaNOW

Funds Raised to Create Dr. David A. Margolis Chair in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

Nov 8 - The Go Bo! Foundation in northeast Wisconsin donated $75,000 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin toward the creation of the Dr. David A. Margolis Chair in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant. Doory County Advocate

M-4 Student Laura Tisch Receives College’s Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award

Nov 8 - Laura Tisch, a fourth-year medical student, received MCW’s 2013 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Hariman Discusses On-the-Job Challenges Faced by Arthritis Patients

Nov 8 - Dr. Richard Hariman discusses the on-the-job challenges faced by patients with rheumatoid arthritis in “Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta”. Everyday Health

Dr. Jacob to Participate in U.S. News Forum on the “Hospital of Tomorrow”

Nov 8 - Howard Jacob, PhD, will participate in U.S. News & World Report’s “Hospital of Tomorrow” online forum, November 4-6. He will discuss, “The Push to Personalize Medicine.” U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Gutterman Calls for Additional Research on Possible Risks Related to Beta Blockers

Nov 8 - Dr. David Gutterman notes that additional research is needed to confirm a study reported in CHEST that found that the perioperative administration of beta-blockers during non-cardiac surgery may put patients at risk of acute heart problems. MedPage Today

Dr. Walter Provides Editorial Comment on Need for School Accommodations for Concussions

Nov 8 - Dr. Kevin Walter provides an editorial comment in Family Practice News on the importance of an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report that recommends school accommodations that should be made for students recovering from concussion. Family Practice News

Dr. Del Toro Discusses Team Approach to Treat Complicated Case

Nov 8 - Dr. David Del Toro discusses the team approach treatment provided to an obese, diabetic patient who had a below-the-knee leg amputation. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Former Governor Jeb Bush to be Keynote Speaker at Digestive Disease Center Event

Nov 8 - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be the keynote speaker at the MCW Digestive Disease Center’s annual Healthcare Dinner on November 4 at the Pfister Hotel. BizTimes

New Retinal Imaging Methods

National Eye Institute supporting new retinal imaging methods for diagnosing and treating eye disease. News-Medical

Dr. Gore Notes Importance of Early Detection of Lung Cancer for Improved Survival Rates

Nov 8 - Dr. Elizabeth Gore discusses a new American Lung Association web-based tool to help individuals determine if they should be screened for lung cancer. Dr. Gore notes that earlier detection leads to improved survival rates. Wisconsin Public Radio

Dr. Hari Discusses Importance of Proposed Cancer Treatment Fairness Act

Nov 8 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari discusses the importance of the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act being considered by the Wisconsin legislature which would require insurers to cover oral chemotherapy treatment in the same way they cover intravenous chemotherapy. Fox 6 News

Study Finds that No Brand of Football Helmet improves Protection against Concussions

Nov 8 - The Los Angeles Times reports on a joint MCW - UW Madison research study on head injuries received by high school football players. Los Angeles Times

Partnership Noted during “Topping Out” Ceremony for Gehl-Mulva Science Center

Nov 8 - St. Norbert College President Thomas Kunkel discusses the St. Norbert/MCW partnership in a YouTube video on the “topping out” ceremony for St. Norbert’s Gehl-Mulva Science Center. Youtube

Dr. Sorokin Receives $1.3 Million NIH Grant to Study Actions of Protein in Kidney Disease

Nov 8 - Andrey Sorokin, PhD, received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study actions of protein called endothelin-1 in the progression of glomerular kidney diseases. WauwatosaNOW

Year-End Report Notes 2.2 Percent Revenue Increase

Nov 8 - MCW saw a slight increase in revenue by 2.2 percent in FY 2012-13, but noted a decrease in the operating margin from 3.5 to 3.3 percent. Milwaukee Business Journal

Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program Awards $2.3 Million for 9 Community Health Projects

Nov 8 - The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program of MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin program awarded $2.3 million to fund nine community health projects. BizTimes & Leader-Telegram

Don’t like going to the gym? It could be in your genes.

Nov 8 - Howard Jacob, PhD, comments on research that suggests a “couch potato gene” could be partially responsible for reticence to exercise in some people. WTMJ-TV

Headache specialist says treatments have improved

Nov 7 - Frederick Freitag, DO, associate professor of neurology, discusses recent advances in research and treatment of migraine headache on WUWM’s Lake Effect. WUWM

Local doctor specializes in rare disease

Nov 7 - Parameswaran Hari, MD, MS, appeared on TMJ4 to discuss a rare disease called Amyloidosis. Today's TMJ4

Once 436 Pounds, Local Man Fights Back

Oct 31 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shares the story of a local man who had gastric bypass and is now under the care of David Del Toro, MD, who helped him regain mobility and make exercise a regular part of his life after the surgery. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Push to Personalize Medicine

Nov 6 - Howard Jacob, PhD, participated in a panel discussion about the future of personalized medicine and genomics at the US News & World Report “Hospital of Tomorrow” Forum. US News & World Report

Cancer Treatment Fairness Act looks to eliminate disparity in chemo coverage

Oct 30 - Parameswaran Hari, MD, MS, the Armand Quick – William Stapp Professor of Hematology and director of the Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, discussed a proposal that would mandate insurance coverage of oral chemotherapies. WITI-TV

Cancer Fundraising Event Supports Breast Cancer Research, Patient Care

Oct 29 - The Knocking Out Breast Cancer, Rocking the Runway Against Cancer 2013 event was held on October 20 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. White to Lecture on BloodCenter’s 65 Years of Service to Wisconsin

Oct 29 - Dr. Gilbert White will lecture on “The BloodCenter of Wisconsin – 65 Years of Servicing the People of Wisconsin” on November 18 at UW-Parkside’s Adventures in Lifelong Learning series for senior citizens. The Journal Times

Dr. Connor to Chair Vision Forward Fundraising Event

Oct 29 - Dr. Thomas Connor, Jr., is chair of Vision Forward’s November 3rd fundraising event at Milwaukee’s Bacchus restaurant. BizTimes

Dr. Kuy Comments on Study on Increase of Thromboembolic Events among IBD Patients

Oct 29 - Dr. SreyRam Kuy provides expert comment on a University of Texas – Houston study that found that thromboembolic events are up 27 percent in the past decade among patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Bio News -Texas

Dr. Rao Summarizes Key Findings at American Spine Society’s Annual Meeting

Oct 29 - Dr. Raj Rao summarized the most interesting findings reported at the American Spine Society’s annual meeting in an article in Orthopedics Today. Orthopedics Today

College Partners to Improve Access to Healthier Food for Lindsay Heights Neighborhood

Oct 29 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that MCW and the Milwaukee Health Department are teaming with the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. to improve access to healthier food for residents of Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Ahmed Comments on Presentation by Head of Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Oct 29 - Dr. Syed Ahmed comments on a presentation by Dr. Christopher Austin, Director of the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Clinical Study to Identify Age-Related Changes in the Brain Affecting Memory

Oct 29 - MCW and UWM are collaborating on a clinical study to identify age-related changes in the brain that affect memory. UWM News

University to Collaborate with MCW on Prosthetic Devices, Smartphone Apps

Oct 29 - Construction is underway on facilities on UWM’s new Innovation Center campus adjacent to the MRMC campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Havens Reports on NEJM Study Regarding Infant Whose HIV is in Remission

Oct 29 - Dr. Peter Havens provides expert comment on a New England Journal of Medicine study that reports that HIV is in remission in a Mississippi infant born with the virus. NBC News Health & New York Post

Dr. Sood Received $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Blood Coagulation Abnormalities

Oct 29 - Rashmi Sood, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study abnormalities in blood coagulation that affect women’s health and pregnancy. Wisconsin Health News

MCW/UW-Madison Team Identifies Genetic Variants Related to Rare Speech Disorder

Oct 29 - Elizabeth Worthey, PhD, and colleagues report that a team from MCW and UW-Madison used next generation sequencing to identify clinically relevant genetic variants associated with a rare pediatric speech disorder. CheckOrphan

Hospitals Earn 2013 Consumer Choice Awards

Oct 29 - Froedtert and Bellin Health are two of 10 Wisconsin hospitals to earn the 2013 National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Field Discusses Clinical Trial for Sickle Cell Pain

Oct 29 - Dr. Joshua Field discusses a joint MCW/BloodCenter clinical trial underway at Froedtert to test a new drug that may address pain related to sickle cell disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Moorland Reserve Clinic Provides Access for Patients from Southwest Suburbs

Oct 29 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s new $40 million Moorland Reserve Health Center extends the health system’s market to the southwest corner of Metro Milwaukee. Milwaukee Business Journal

Bradley Tech Students Tour Excavation Site for Center for Advanced Care

Oct 22 - Students from Milwaukee’s Bradley Technical High School participated in the Tech Terns program and were able to tour the excavation site for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s new Center for Advanced Care. Big Network News

Dr. Maguire Receives 2013 Women of Faith Award

Oct 22 - Dr. Ann Maguire received the 2013 Women of Faith Award from the Sisters of the Divine Savior in Milwaukee. ElmGroveNOW

Dr. Clifford Serves as Keynote Speaker at Wayne State’s Postdoc Appreciation Week

Oct 22 - Philip Clifford, PhD, provided the keynote address at Wayne State University’s inaugural Postdoc Appreciation Week. Prognosis E-News

Dr. Erickson Comments on Study Identifying Side Effect of Sulfasalazine

Oct 22 - Dr. Beth Erickson provides expert comment in the Oncology Report on a study that found that the drug sulfasalazine may worsen severe diarrhea as a complication of pelvic irradiation. Oncology Report

Dr. Gummin Discusses Increase in Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

Oct 22 - Dr. David Gummin tells WUWM-FM that an increasing number of patients are seeking emergency care for prescription painkiller overdoses. WUWM-FM

Anecdotal Research Finds Downturn in Economy Created Increased Interest in Vasectomies

Oct 22 - Former Urology faculty member Dr. Anand Shridharani found that a downturn in the economy led to an increase in the number of men requesting information on vasectomies. U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Raymond Moderates Greater Milwaukee Committee Panel Discussion on MOOCs

Oct 22 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, served as panel moderator for a Greater Milwaukee Committee meeting to discuss the future of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Worthey to Speak at European Conference on Genomic Medicine Clinic

Oct 22 - Elizabeth Worthey, PhD, will be presenting on MCW’s experiences from the first 18 months of the Genomic Medicine Clinic at Clinical Genomics & Informatics Europe on December 4 in Lisbon, Portugal. Bio-It World

College Partners with UW, Black Health Coalition to Reduce Black Infant Mortality

Oct 22 - MCW has been partnering with UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Black Health Coalition on the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families, a program developed to help reduce Black infant mortality in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and Beloit. Milwaukee Community Journal

Business Journal Profiles Peter Pruessing

Oct 22 - The Milwaukee Business Journal profiles Peter Pruessing, CEO of Quality Health Solutions (QHS). Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Siegel Receives Grant to Establish Pediatric Dermatology Research Conference

Oct 22 - Dr. Dawn Siegel received a two-year, $105,000 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to establish a new pediatric dermatology research conference. WauwatosaNOW

Drs. Regner and Dwinell Receive NIH Grant to Create Medical Education Program

Oct 22 - Dr. Kevin Regner and Michael Dwinell, PhD, received a five-year, $273,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to create an education program for medical students that focuses on digestive, metabolic and kidney diseases, with a special emphasis on training a diverse healthcare workforce to address these diseases. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Semina Receives NIH Grant to Study Genes Associated with Pediatric Cataracts

Oct 22 - Elena V. Semina, PhD, received a two-year, $412,500 grant from the National Eye Institute to study the genes associated with pediatric cataracts. WauwatosaNOW

$1 Million Gift Creates Clinical Cancer Center Translational Research Unit

Oct 22 - The Nicholas Family Foundation donated $1 million to Froedtert to establish a Translational Research Unit in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Milwaukee Business Journal & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Drug Could Ease Pain of Sickle Cell Disease

Oct 22 - Joshua Field, MD, is primary investigator of a clinical trial investigating the use of an existing drug to alleviate the pain of sickle cell disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bradley Tech Students Don Hard Hats at Froedtert & the Medical College

Oct 18 - Local high school students are participating in a pilot internship program called “Tech Terns,” in which the students learn about construction, architecture and project development. Milwaukee Business Journal

In the Grip of Heroin: Painkillers Can Be Gateway to Addiction

Oct 16 - WUWM’s series “In the Grip of Heroin” takes on the issue of painkillers and addiction. WUWM-FM

Catherine Jacobson Serves on Panel at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation Economic Forum

Oct 14 - Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, served on a panel of Milwaukee business leaders at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation Economic Forum. Milwaukee Business Journal

Fundraiser Supports Wisconsin Chapter; Lectureship Created at MCW

Oct 14 - An October 10 fashion show at the North Hills Country Club supported the Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter. CBS 58 News

Dr. Clark to Discuss Suicide Prevention at Illinois Workshop

Oct 14 - David Clark, PhD, will discuss suicide prevention and treatment for depression at a workshop on October 18 at Oakton Community College in Skokie, Illinois. Skokie Review

Proceeds from Fashion Show Benefit the Breast Cancer Center

Oct 14 - The October 20 “Flippin for a Cure” fashion show at the Milwaukee Art Museum will benefit the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Center. TheMorningBlend.com

Dr. Denson to Serve on Panel Discussion on End-of-Life Care Decision-Making

Oct 14 - Dr. Kathryn Denson will participate in a panel discussion on end-of-life care decision-making at the Marcus North Shore Cinema in Mequon on October 16. MequonNOW

Dr. Leuthner Discusses Lingering Death in Pediatrics

Oct 14 - Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses commentary in Pediatrics by three neonatologists, including Dr. Steven Leuthner, on lingering death after children are taken off of life support. MedPageToday.com

Dr. Lawton Comments on Report that Radiation is Overused for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Oct 14 - Dr. Colleen Lawton provides expert comment on a study reported in JAMA that most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need. DoctorsLounge

Dr. Lehrmann, Billie Kubly Discuss Depression and Suicide

Oct 14 - In recognition of MCW’s second annual Depression Recognition Day, Dr. Jon Lehrmann was interviewed on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect” on suicide and depression. WUWM-FM

Dr. Thulin Elected to American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Board of Directors

Oct 14 - Joseph D. Thulin, DVM, was elected to the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Board of Directors. Technology Marketing Corporation

Drs. Kersten and Sethumadhavan to be Honored at Women in Science Awards Luncheon

Oct 14 - Dr. Judy Kersten and Savitha Sethumadhavan, PhD, will be honored at MCW’s Women in Science Awards Luncheon on October 17. WauwatosaNOW

Translational Research Unit Opening Soon

Oct 14 - The Nicholas Family Foundation Translational Research Unit (TRU), a space devoted to early-phase investigator initiated cancer research trials, will have five dedicated research beds with the ability to expand to 15. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Chitambar Discusses Research to Prevent Fatigue from Chemotherapy

Oct 14 - As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WTMJ-AM interviewed Dr. Christopher Chitambar about his research to prevent fatigue caused by chemotherapy. WTMJ-AM

Dr. Malarkannan Receives Grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Oct 14 - Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, received a $100,000 grant from the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to study leukemias and lymphomas. BizTimes

$3 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Study Von Willebrand Disease

Oct 14 - Dr. Robert Montgomery received a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to improve diagnostic tools for Von Willebrand Disease. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Wang Reports on Continued Narcotics Use One-Year Post Spine Surgery

Oct 14 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a study by Dr. Marjorie Wang presented at the North American Spine Society that found that one year after undergoing spine surgery to relieve pain, about one-third of all patients still were use narcotic painkillers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Moorland Reserve Health Center Opened in New Berlin

Oct 14 - The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Moorland Reserve Health Center in New Berlin opened on October 7. New Berlin NOW

The Course of Their Lives

Oct 9 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows six M1 students through anatomy class, from the first day of lecture to the memorial service honoring the donors who provided this critical part of their medical education. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Health Organization Express Interest in Waukesha County Shared Medical Clinic

Oct 8 - The Waukesha Freeman reports that Froedtert & the Medical College are one of 13 health organizations that attended a pre-bid meeting for a proposed consolidated health clinic in Waukesha County. Greater Milwaukee News

Two Business Leaders Elected to Digestive Disease Center Board of Directors

Oct 8 - Two Milwaukee business leaders have been elected to the MCW Digestive Disease Center Board of Directors. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Willis Serves as Grand Marshall for United Negro College Fund Ceremony

Oct 8 - Dr. Earnestine Willis served as a Grand Marshall at the United Negro College Fund’s Salute to Champions Award Ceremony. Milwaukee Courier

Harley Owners Event Raises $154,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Oct 8 - The Rock River Harley Owners Chapter raised $154,000 at their 19th annual Breast Cancer Ride. The event supports the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, an organization that funded a $1 million endowed chair at MCW. Watertown Daily News

Psychiatry to Host Second Annual Depression Recognition Day on October 10

Oct 8 - MCW’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is hosting the second annual Depression Recognition Day on October 10. Greater Milwaukee News

Dr. Weissman Named One of 30 Visionaries in Hospice and Pain Management

Oct 8 - The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management names Dr. David Weissman as one of 30 Visionaries in Hospice and Pain Management. American Academy of Hospice and Pain Management

Dr. Campbell Notes in Blog that It’s Fine to Display Emotion in Front of Patients

Oct 8 - Dr. Bruce Campbell authored a blog noting that it’s fine for physicians to display emotion in front of patients. KevinMD.com/blog

For Fifty Year, Drs. Ted and Jane Kotchen Balance Marriage and Research

Oct 8 - Drs. Ted and Jane Kotchen are featured in an NBC/Channel 4 news report on the how the couple has balanced marriage and research over the past 50 years. Today's TMJ4

Dr. Geurts Comments on Use of Zebrafish to Study Cancer Genetics

Oct 8 - Aron Geurts, PhD, provides expert comment in a Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News article on a Purdue University project in which zebrafish are used to study cancer genetics. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Dr. Shah-Khan Reports on Measurement System to Determine Lymph Node Positivity

Oct 8 - Dr. Miraj Shah-Khan reported that the distance of a breast cancer from a woman’s nipple added to the ability of nomograms to predict sentinel lymph node positivity. Ob.Gyn. News Digital Network

Dr. Brandow Receives $696,000 NIH Grant to Study Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

Oct 8 - Dr. Amanda Brandow received a five-year, $696,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the mechanisms of pain in sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Malarkannan Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Signaling Pathways in Lymphocytes

Oct 8 - Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study lymphocytes and determine the signaling pathways that elicit disease-fighting responses at a cellular level in the body. WauwatosaNOW

MCW Joins with University of Minnesota to Study Ways to Lessen CPR Injuries

Oct 8 - Drs. Matthias Riess and Tom Aufderheide and Martin Bienengraeber, PhD, are co-recipients of a five-year, $5.4 million NIH grant to investigate new ways to lessen injuries after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Stroke Team Credited for Saving Fond du Lac Teen’s Life

Oct 8 - Dr. Osama Zaidat and the Froedtert & the Medical College Neurosciences Center team to save a Fond du Lac teenager who suffered a massive stroke. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Jacob Authors New England Journal of Medicine Editorial on DNA Sequencing

Oct 8 - Howard Jacob, PhD, authored an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled, “Next-Generation Sequencing for Clinical Diagnostics. USA Today

Genetic Sequencing Solves Mystery Diseases in Adults, Kids

Oct 3 - A New England Journal of Medicine editorial written by Howard Jacob, PhD, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Genetics and director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center, was referenced in a USA Today article about the clinical utility of next generation sequencing. USA Today

Married Doctors Work Together to Save Lives

Oct 2 - Jane Kotchen, MD, and Theodore Kotchen, MD, were profiled in a WTMJ-TV news story. WTMJ-TV

Improving CPR: MCW Researchers Receive Prestigious NIH Grant

Oct 1 - Matthias Riess, MD, PhD, Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, and Martin Bienengraeber, PhD, are co-investigators of an NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award that has just been announced. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Walk/Run to Benefit the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program

Sept 30 - The fifth annual Moving Forward: Ride/Walk for Parkinson’s disease will be held on October 6 in Dousman. WauwatosaNOW

Graduate School to Hold Open House for Prospective Students on October 2

Sept 30 - MCW’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will hold an open house for prospective graduate students on October 2. WauwatosaNOW

Science Café Series Offers Lectures on “My Genes, My Proteins, and My Health”

Sept 30 - Beginning September 24, the Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) launched a series of free Science Cafés for the public at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Clifford Provides Career Planning Advice for Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Sept 30 - Philip Clifford, PhD, co-authored an article in Science offering career planning advice for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. American Association for the Advancement of Science

Wisconsin Chapter of ACP Names Dr. Fletcher Receives 2013 Woman Physician of the Year

Sept 30 - Dr. Kathlyn Fletcher was awarded the 2013 Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year by the Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Physicians. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Kerschner Named Founding Secretary of International Society for Otitis Media

Sept 30 - Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner has been named the founding Secretary of the International Society for Otitis Media. TMCnet.com

Dr. Binder Named Chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language

Sept 30 - Dr. Jeffrey Binder has been named chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Chelimsky Named President of the American Autonomic Society

Sept 30 - Dr. Thomas C. Chelimsky , has been named the President of the American Autonomic Society. WauwatosaNOW

Drs. Baisden and Wang Named “Women in Spine and Neurosurgery to Know”

Sept 30 - Drs. Jaime Baisden and Marjorie Wang were named by Becker’s Spine Review as two of the nation’s 29 “Women in Spine and Neurosurgery to Know.” Becker's Spine Review

Editorial Supports Shift of Mental Health Care to Community Clinics

Sept 30 - An editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel supports Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s plan to transition mental health care from the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division to a community-based model. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Raymond to Speak on Growing the Health Care Workforce

Sept 30 - St. Norbert College announced that Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., will be a keynote speaker at one of the college’s eight 2013-14 CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series programs. WisBusiness.com

Dr. Decker Featured in Video on Efforts to Reduce Emergency Department Visits

Sept 30 - Dr. M. Christopher Decker is featured in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded video on the alliance of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership Emergency Department Care Coordination to reduce emergency department visits by linking patients with community clinics. Youtube.com

Neurointerventional Procedure Saves the Life of Fond du Lac Teenager

Sept 30 - The Fond du Lac Reporter and other Gannett Newspapers in the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin report on a Fond du Lac teenager who suffered a massive stroke and was successfully treated at the Froedtert & the Medical College Neurosciences Center. Door County Advocate

Outpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Program Only One in Milwaukee Area

Sept 30 - An article in M Magazine follows the care provided to a patient with a rare form of lymphoma through the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin outpatient bone marrow transplant program. M Magazine

Dr. Cowley Discusses Computing Support Provided to College through the Milwaukee Institute

Sept 30 - Allen Cowley, Jr., PhD, describes the beneficial impact on MCW research provided by the Milwaukee Institute, which provides MCW with high-performance computing systems and storage infrastructure. WisBusiness.com, Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

College Residency Program Cited as National Model for Training Geriatric Physicians

Sept 30 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that ElderBranch, an online portal helping people find and evaluate long-term care providers, identified MCW’s Medicine-Geriatrics Combined Residency Program as a national model for training geriatric physicians. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jacobson Discusses How Health Systems are Preparing for the Affordable Care Act

Sept 30 - Froedtert Health President and CEO Catherine Jacobson was the keynote speaker at Milwaukee Business Journal’s Power Breakfast on September 20, and the Milwaukee Press Club’s meeting on September 26. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Kerschner Joins Senator Baldwin to Discuss Importance of Next Generation Research Act

Sept 30 - Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner joined U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin in a Google Hangout to discuss the importance of Senator Baldwin’s proposed Next Generation Research Act. Youtube.com

Dr. Cowley Receives $9.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Links between Peroxide and Hypertension

Sept 30 - Allen Cowley, Jr., PhD, received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the role of hydrogen peroxide in the development of salt-sensitive hypertension. WauwatosaNOW

Drs. Hargarten and Melzer-Lange Discuss Impact of Gun Violence

Sept 30 - In a front-page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Drs. Steve Hargarten and Marlene Melzer-Lange discuss the lingering impact of gun violence on victims. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After Shooting Wounds Heal, Emotional Scars Cling

Sept 25 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, discusses the spike in gun violence in Milwaukee this year, and the role of the Level I trauma centers at Froedtert & the Medical College and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in treating gunshot victims. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Health Care Partnership: Journal Sentinel Profiles Joy Tapper

Sept 24 - Joy Tapper, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, is profiled in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Genetic Sequencing Identified as Trend to Watch in Pediatric Medicine

Sept 24 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s genetic sequencing clinic for children with undiagnosed diseases is identified as one of ten trends to watch in pediatric medicine in a blog by Boston Children’s Hospital. Vector

“Ridin’ for Research” Benefit Supports Breast Cancer Research

Sept 24 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 19th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on September 27 and 28 in Oconomowoc. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Derse to be Keynote Speaker at Western Michigan Univ. Medical Humanities Conference

Sept 24 - Dr. Arthur Derse will be the keynote speaker at Western Michigan University’s Medical Humanities Conference. WMU News

TOPS Club Raises $8 Million for MCW Obesity Research Studies

Sept 24 - An article in the Chico News notes that since 1966, Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) chapters worldwide have raised $8 million in support of MCW’s obesity research studies. ChicoER News

Dr. Franco Describes Honor Codes that Define Values for Heroes

Sept 24 - For an article on heroism, Zeno Franco, PhD, tells Parade magazine that “professional honor codes, as well as personal codes, remind us of the values we stand for.” Parade

Editorial Endorses Program Supported by MCW

Sept 24 - An editorial in the Racine Journal Times congratulates the efforts of the Personal Responsibility Education Program, overseen by the YMCA and the Racine-Kenosha Community Action Agency. Racine Journal Times

Editorial Discusses Importance of NFL Grant for Research on Football Head Injuries

Sept 24 - An editorial in the Winston-Salem Journal discusses the importance of the National Football League’s $399,999 grant to MCW and the University of North Carolina to study the long-term effects of head injuries on college football players. Winston-Salem Journal

Dr. Lawton Conducts Question-and-Answer Interview on ASTRO

Sept 24 - DOTmed Business News conducts a question-and-answer interview with Dr. Colleen Lawton (Radiation Oncology). DOTmed Business News

Dr. Walker Notes that Four out of Five Breast Lumps are Benign

Sept 24 - Dr. Alonzo Walker notes that four out of every five breast lumps are benign in an article in Self magazine. Self

Jeb Bush to be Keynote Speaker at Digestive Disease Center Fundraising Dinner

Sept 24 - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be the keynote speaker at MCW’s Digestive Disease Center’s annual fundraising dinner on November 4 at the Pfister Hotel. BizTimes

Conference Focuses on Community Response to Natural Disasters

Sept 24 - Dr. Reza Shaker discusses the importance of a MCW-sponsored conference on community response to natural disasters. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Pavlov Receives NIH Grant to Study Link between Kidney Inflammation and Hypertension

Sept 24 - Tengis Pavlov, PhD, received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how kidney inflammation is related to the development of hypertension. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Raymond to Speak at Green Bay Conference on Recruiting, Retaining Talent

Sept 24 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., and St. Norbert College President Thomas Kunkel will provide welcoming comments at Green Bay’s “Better by the Bay” conference on recruiting and retaining young talent to be held October 15 at St. Norbert College. WisBusiness.com

Jacobson Notes that Delays Add to Confusion on Affordable Care Act

Sept 24 - Froedtert Health President and CEO Catherine Jacobson said that delays or changes to implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act only add to the uncertainty of employers and the American public. Milwaukee Business Journal

Drs. Campbell, Franco and See Receive Distinguished Service Awards

Sept 24 - MCW awarded Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, to William Campbell, PhD, and Drs. Jose Franco and William See at the Convocation Ceremony on September 18. WauwatosaNOW

Quality Health Solutions/Ministry Health Care: Health System Joins Accountable Care Organization

Sept 24 - Ministry Health Care, Wisconsin’s second-largest health system, joined Quality Health Solutions. Milwaukee Business Journal

Real Life Heroes: Do You Have What it Takes?

Sept 23 - Zeno Franco, PhD, assistant professor of family and community medicine, defines heroes in an article in Parade Magazine. Dr. Franco is a nationally recognized expert in heroism research. Parade

CTSI Sponsors Disaster Resilience Conference

Sept 20 - Dr. Reza Shaker spoke with Fox 6 about a disaster resilience and planning conference presented by CTSI in collaboration with the department of emergency medicine, UW-Milwaukee’s FEMA Think Tank, and the City of Milwaukee. Fox 6

Alums Named Among Nation’s Top Spinal Device Inventors

Sept 17 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that MCW alumni Drs. Edward Benzel and Eric Woodard have been named by Becker’s Spine Review as among the nation’s top spinal device inventors. Milwaukee Business Journal

Froedtert: Dedication Ceremony Held for Kid-Friendly Radiation Oncology Waiting Room

Sept 17 - Dedication ceremonies were held at Froedtert for a new kid-friendly waiting room in Radiation Oncology. CBS 58 News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, & Today's TMJ4

Dr. Franco Discusses a Nation’s Need to Recognize Heroes

Sept 17 - Zeno Franco, PhD, provides expert comment to Canada.com on a nation’s need to recognize individuals who perform heroic deeds. Dr. Franco is expert on the hero phenomenon. Canada.com

Dr. Stucky Comments on Study Identifying Nerve Fibers Impacted by Szechuan Peppers

Sept 17 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, provides expert comment in a Science article on a Japanese study that identified the nerve fibers that create a tingling sensation created by Szechuan peppers. Science

Personal Responsibility Program to Lower Racine/Kenosha STD Rates

Sept 17 - The Racine Journal Times highlights the work of the Racine-Kenosha Community Action Agency’s Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which focuses on sexual health and dating violence, as well as financial literacy, career opportunities and college readiness. Racine Journal Times

Dr. Rao Discusses Future of Biologics in Spine Surgery

Sept 17 - Dr. Raj Rao provides expert comment to Becker’s Spine Review on the future of biologics in spine surgery. Becker’s Spine Review

Dr. Gould Discusses Implications of Study on Weight Loss Surgery

Sept 17 - Dr. Jon Gould identifies the implications for future care based on a Chilean research study that found that glycemic control may be a more significant predictor of successful weight loss than the presence or absence of type 2 diabetes in obese patients who receive a duodenal-jejunal bypass liner. Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News

Dr. Meurer Notes Links Between Segregation and Poverty with Childhood Obesity

Sept 17 - Dr. Linda Meurer is quoted on the impact of segregation and high levels of poverty on childhood obesity in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Foy Comments on Controlling Anemia

Sept 17 - Dr. Patrick Foy provides expert comment on controlling anemia in Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s health column in Everyday Health. Everyday Health

Dr. Choi Questions Hypertension Treatment that Blasts Kidney Nerves

Sept 17 - Dr. Bill Choi expressed concern about the possible long-term negative consequences of blasting nerves in the kidneys with high frequency energy to treat uncontrolled hypertension. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hammeke Interviewed on WUWM-FM

Sept 17 - Thomas Hammeke, PhD, discussed how the brain recuperates from concussion on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM FM

Dr. Mahr Interviewed on WUWM-FM

Sept 17 - Claudius Mahr, DO, discussed advances in treating heart failure on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM FM

Dr. Hillard Interviewed on WUWM-FM

Sept 17 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD, discussed her research on the relationship between sleep and caloric intake on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM FM

Four Medical Students Named Cream City Medical Society Legacy Scholarship Recipients

Sept 17 - MCW medical students Caroline Walker, Randal Harris, Keli Coleman, and Itohan Otasiwie are among the Cream City Medical Society 2013 Legacy Scholarship recipients. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Clifford to be Keynote Speaker for Wayne State University’s Postdoc Appreciation Week

Sept 17 - Philip Clifford, PhD, will be the keynote speaker for Wayne State University’s Postdoc Appreciation Week. WSU Prognosis E-News

Dr. Malmsten Recognized by National Medical Association

Sept 17 - Dr. Catharine Malmsten was named one of the nation’s 40 “Top Health Professional s under 40” at the National Medical Association’s annual meeting. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Yen Receives Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award

Sept 17 - Dr. Tina Yen received the James Ewing Foundation / Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award at the Society’s Annual Cancer Symposium. WauwatosaNOW

Bioethics Graduate Certificate Candidate Receives ASTRO’s Highest Honor

Sept 17 - The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected health care researcher Jean B. Owen, PhD, as the 2013 Honorary Member, the highest honor ASTRO bestows on distinguished cancer researchers, scientists and leaders in disciplines other than radiation oncology, radiobiology and radiation physics. Phys.org

Dr. David Elected as Member-at-Large of American Board of Family Medicine

Sept 17 - Dr. Alan David was elected as a Member-at-Large of the American Board of Family Medicine. Annals of Family Medicine

Heart Patient Has Bridge-to-Transplant Device Implanted at Children’s

Sept 17 - An NBC/Channel 4 special report focuses on a small-framed, congestive heart failure patient at Froedtert who had a Berlin Heart bridge-to-transplant device implanted at Children’s. Claudius Mahr, DO, provides expert comment. Today's TMJ4

Pathology to Host Midwestern Conference on Surgical Pathology

Sept 17 - MCW’s Department of Pathology will sponsor “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology” September 20th – 22nd at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Lerner to Lead Multi-Institution Study on Pediatric Prehospital Emergency Care

Sept 17 - E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration to lead a multi-institution project to establish a research center to study and improve pediatric prehospital emergency care. Spanish Journal

Dr. Carroll Receives $2 Million NIH Grant to Study Eye Diseases at the Cellular Level

Sept 17 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Eye Institute to study the causes and prevention of eye diseases at the cellular level. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Shaker Receives $2 Million NIH Grant to Study Brain’s Role in GERD

Sept 17 - Dr. Reza Shaker received a three-year, $ 2 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the brain’s role in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Becker's ASC Review

Dr. Hargarten Serves on National Panel of Experts Issuing Report on Gun Violence

Sept 17 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten was one of 14 national experts selected by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council to review what is currently known about gun violence, and to make recommendations for future investigation and study. Daily Kos

Dr. Hueston Named as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Sept 17 - Dr. William J. Hueston has been named as MCW’s Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Spanish Journal

College to Provide Program Support for the Center for International Health

Sept 17 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten will direct MCW’s program support oversight of the Center for International Health (CIH). WUWM

Quality Health Solutions: Organizations Partner with UnitedHealthCare under New Agreement

Sept 17 - Quality Health Solutions (QHS) and UnitedHealthCare are collaborating to provide coordinated care to more than 100,000 Wisconsin residents enrolled in UnitedHealthCare’s employer-sponsored health plans. The Business Journal & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Surgeon Cuts Out Heart, So Patient can Live

Sept 12 - Robert Love, MD, discusses his first “total artificial heart transplant,” which allowed the patient to leave the hospital while she awaits a heart transplant from a human donor. WUWM FM

Taking the Pulse of Heart Failure

Sept 12 - Claudius Mahr, DO, discusses heart failure and ventricular assist devices on WUWM’s Lake Effect program. WUWM FM

Our Ordinary Canadian Heroes

Sept 11 - Zeno Franco, PhD, assistant professor of family and community medicine, was interviewed for a story about everyday people performing heroic acts in Canada. Canada.com

How Quickly Does a Concussed Brain Heal?

Sept 10 - Thomas Hammeke, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, discovered that brains recovering from concussion injuries may actually be overcompensating during the healing process. WUWM

Health Systems Make $1.7 Million Challenge Grant for 2013 Campaign

Sept 9 - The United Way of Greater Milwaukee announced a $52.5 million fundraising goal for the 2013 campaign. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sporting Clays for a Cure Event to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research

Sept 9 - The MACC Fund will be the beneficiary of funds raised at the first annual Sporting Clays for a Cure event in Waukesha on September 27. WaukeshaNOW

Former Trustee Robert H. Friebert Dies

Sept 9 - Former MCW Trustee Robert H. Friebert died. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Five Business/Community Leaders Named to Neuroscience Center Advisory Board

Sept 9 - Five business and community leaders have been named to MCW’s Neuroscience Center Advisory Board. WauwatosaNOW

Consortium Sponsors Conference on Community Disaster Resilience

Sept 9 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, based at MCW, will host a one-day conference on September 18 on “Community Engagement in Research Conference: Advancing Communities’ Disaster Resilience.” WauwatosaNOW

Cancer Center Joins Elekta Clinical Development Consortium

Sept 9 - In a stock performance report published in the Wall Street Journal, Elekta, a Swedish cancer technology firm, announced that the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center is the fifth member of a clinical development consortium that combines treatments with advanced MRI technology. Wall Street Journal

Dr. Jacob Discusses Government’s Genome Sequencing Program for Newborns

Sept 9 - Howard Jacob, PhD, provides expert comment in a front-page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on the federal government’s new $25 million program to explore the possibility of using whole genome sequencing for newborn babies. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Minor Electric Shocks Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

Sept 9 - An article in Medical Daily highlights a research study conducted by Dr. B. Tucker Woodson who grafted tiny probes to the tongues and lung nerves of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Medical Daily

Dr. Forster Received $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Support Graduate Student Training

Sept 9 - Hubert Forster, PhD, received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to support integrated research training in physiology to support six graduate students. WauwatosaNOW

Lieutenant Governor Discusses Treatment for Colon Cancer

Sept 9 - Rebecca Kleefisch said she did her research before selecting Dr. Kurt Ludwig to treat her for Stage 2 colon cancer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hueston Named Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Sept 9 - Dr. William J. Hueston has been named MCW’s Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. WauwatosaNOW

Shock Away Your Sleep Apnea?

Sept 5 - B. Tucker Woodson, MD, professor of otolaryngology and director of the Froedtert & Medical College Sleep Disorders Program, discusses a new tool to treat sleep apnea. Medical Daily

Emergency Response Team Plans for Major Civic Events

Sept 4 - Lisa Hass-Peters, RN, discusses how a team of hospital, police, fire, Milwaukee Health Department, and federal officials plan for emergency response at major civic events like the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary celebration. Fox-TV/Channel 6

M-2 Student Selected for University of Connecticut’s Aging Research Scholars Program

Sept 4 - Timnit Tekeste, an MCW M-2 student, was one of three medical students selected to participate in the University of Connecticut Center on Aging’s Medical Student Training in Aging Research Scholars Program. UConn Today

U. S. to study whether to use genome sequencing for newborns

Sept 4 - Dr. Howard Jacob discusses a new government-funded research project that explores whole genome sequencing for newborn babies. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Neurology to Host Workshop on Autonomic Disorders

Sept 4 - MCW’s Department of Neurology will host a one-day workshop on autonomic disorders on September, 6, at the Sheraton Brookfield Hotel. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Hargarten Notes Relationship between Increase of Firearms and Rise in Mass Shootings

Sept 4 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten tells MintPress News that there appears to be a relationship between the proliferation of firearms and a rise in mass shootings. MintPress

Dr. Jarzembowski Provides Alternatives to Co-Sleeping with Infants

Sept 4 - Dr. Jason Jarzembowski tells ABC-TV/Channel 12 that co-sleeping with infants should be discouraged and that parents should instead keep infants in a separate crib or playpen in the parent’s bedroom. ABC-TV/Channel 12

Scientific American Cites Success of Milwaukee Protocol for Rabies Treatment

Sept 4 - A Scientific American article on rabies discusses the 2004 Jeanna Giese case when MCW physicians and Children’s staff were the first in the world to provide life-saving care for an unvaccinated rabies patient. Scientific American

Dr. Davis Comments on Chances of Conceiving Quadruplets without Fertility Drugs

Sept 4 - Joseph Davis, DO, provides expert comment in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on a couple who conceived quadruplets without fertility drugs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Paykel Addresses Concerns Regarding Estrogen Replacement Therapy for Menopause

Sept 4 - In Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s column in Everyday Health, Dr. Jacquelyn Paykel notes that many women are concerned about taking estrogen to treat menopause because of concerns raised by the Women’s Health Initiative. EverydayHealth

Dr. Willoughby Cautions Against “Chicken Pox Parties”

Sept 4 - Dr. Rodney Willoughby discusses chicken pox in two different media interviews. Parents Magazine

Dr. Cassidy Receives NIH Grant to Study Impact of Proximity to Pediatric Trauma Centers

Sept 4 - Laura Cassidy, PhD, received a two-year, $168,000 grant from the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study how proximity to a pediatric trauma center impacts outcomes in children with traumatic injuries. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Jacobs Receives $1.07 Million Grant to Study Non-Invasive Methods to Detect Lung Injury

Sept 4 - Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs received a four-year, $1.07 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate new non-invasive methods to detect lung injury. WauwatosaNOW

Researchers Develop Software Tool for Cancer Genomics

Sept 4 - MCW researchers report in the American Journal of Human Genetics that they have developed a new bioinformatics software tool designed to more easily identify genetic mutations responsible for cancers. ScienceDaily

College Ranked #156 out of 833 Colleges and Universities for Value of Endowment

Sept 4 - MCW’s endowment for FY 2011-12 was $470,510,000. Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Clifford Receives AAMC Award for Online Science Career Planning Tool

Sept 4 - An online science career planning tool developed by Philip Clifford, PhD, and colleagues at University of Massachusetts Medical School, the University of California – San Francisco, and the American Association for Cancer Research, won the Association of American Medical College’s 2013 Award for Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research Focused Training. Technology Marketing Corporation

Dr. Kerschner and Dr. Kelly Report Pepsin Test is Better Way to ID Aspiration Reflux

Sept 4 - Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner and Dr. Elizabeth Kelly discuss their research findings that a molecular test that detects pepsin in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was a more sensitive biomarker of aspiration-associated reflux disease in children with chronic pulmonary disease than the most widely used test. MedPage Today

Dr. DeBehnke Named CEO of Medical College Physicians

Sept 4 - Dr. Daniel J. DeBehnke has been named MCW’s Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs – Adult Practice and CEO of the Medical College Physicians practice group. BizTimes & WauwatosaNOW

Rebecca Kleefisch Settled into Job

Sept 3 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and discussed her battle with colon cancer during her campaign. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Lobbyist Profiled

Aug 28 - Milwaukee lobbyist John C. Rogers, President of Capstone National Partners, is profiled in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MCW is one of Roger’s clients. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Novel Pepsin Test Better to ID Aspiration Reflux

Sept 3 - Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner, and Dr. Elizabeth Kelly, Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, discuss their research findings that a molecular test that detects pepsin in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was a more sensitive biomarker of aspiration-associated reflux disease in children with chronic pulmonary disease than the most widely used test. MedPage Today

Expanded Co-Brand Cited by Becker’s Hospital Review

Aug 28 - Becker’s Hospital Review reports that Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin is one of ten health systems nationwide that recently changed its brand. Becker's Hospital Review

MCW to Receive Proceeds upon Sale of Wisconsin’s Largest Private Residence

Aug 28 - The Chicago Tribune notes that MCW and several Door County charities will receive a one percent of the proceeds from the future sale of Wisconsin’s largest private residence. Chicago Tribune

Bergstrom’s Drive for a Cure Raises $55,000 for Cancer Center

Aug 28 - Bergstrom Automotive’s two-day Drive for a Cure fundraiser in the Fox Valley raised $55,747 to support breast cancer research at MCW’s Cancer Center. Appleton Post-Crescent

Dr. Pawela Notes that Imaging Advances Distinguish Alzheimer’s Disease in the Brain

Aug 28 - Christopher Pawela, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Brain Connectivity, notes that new imaging techniques and analysis methods are revealing differences in the brain showing normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Science Codex

Opinion Editorial Calls on City Leaders to Engage MCW in Violence Prevention Planning

Aug 28 - An opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Susan Lloyd calls upon city leaders to engage MCW, and UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health and Helen Bader School of Social Welfare to evaluate violence prevention programs and recommend changes in policy and practice. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Concussion Awareness Program Features Dorsey Levens

Aug 28 - Former Green Bay Packer’s player Dorsey Levens was a special guest at a concussion awareness and safety event hosted by Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Fox 6 News

Dr. Zaidat Stresses Need for Standardized Definitions for Ischemic Stroke Treatment

Aug 28 - Dr. Osama Zaidat stresses the need for standardization of definitions for ischemic stroke treatment in The Gupta Guide written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. MedPage Today

Dr. Berger Discusses Side-Effects of Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs

Aug 28 - Dr. Marcie Berger discusses side-effects of anti-arrhythmic drugs in Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Everyday Health

Senator Baldwin Opposes Proposed Cuts to Medicare Reimbursements for Rural Hospitals

Aug 28 - A photo of Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin appears in the Gannett Newspaper chain’s Fox Valley newspapers accompanying an article on Senator Baldwin’s fight against proposed cuts to Medicare reimbursements for rural hospitals. fdlreporter.com

Dr. Fangman Endorses Creation of Statewide Health Information Network

Aug 28 - Dr. John Fangman, Medical Director for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, voices his support for the creation of the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Forster Receives $1.45 Million NIH Grant to Study Neural Control of Respiration

Aug 28 - Hubert Forster, PhD, received a $1.45 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the neural control of respiration. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Hwang Receives $1.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Psoriasis

Aug 28 - Dr. Sam Hwang received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study the development of psoriasis, and to evaluate molecules that have the potential to prevent psoriatic symptoms. HealthCanal

MCW Ranked #50 for NIH Funding Compared to All U.S. Colleges and Universities

Aug 28 - Genetic Engineering & Technology News reports that for first ten months of FY 2013, MCW is ranked #50 among all U.S. colleges and universities for NIH funding. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Brain Activity Increases Weeks after a Concussion

Aug 28 - A study by Thomas Hammeke, PhD, published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society that found that concussion patients have irregular brain activity within the first 24 hours after their injury but increased levels of brain activity a few weeks later. NFL.com

Harmony Initiative Obtains Option to Buy Laacke & Joys Building

Aug 28 - The Harmony Initiative, a collaborative effort of MCW, the Milwaukee Ballet, and UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, has obtained an option to buy the Laacke & Joys building on North Water Street near Downtown Milwaukee. BizTimes

College to Receive Proceeds upon Sale of Wisconsin’s Largest Private Residence

Aug 27 - MCW and several Door County charities will receive a one percent of the proceeds from the future sale of Wisconsin’s largest private residence. Green Bay Press-Gazette

Bon-Ton Stores Set $500,000 Goal to Support Breast Cancer Research

Aug 27 - MCW’s Cancer Center will be a recipient of funds raised by Bon-Ton Stores (Boston Store) annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities in October. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

BBC Profiles Former Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Aug 27 - The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) profiles Dr. Harry Prosen in a story on how keeping active helps contribute to life longevity for people after they retire. British Broadcasting Company (BBC)

Dr. Clifford Stresses the Value of Informational Interviews for Young Scientists

Aug 27 - Philip S. Clifford, PhD, authored an article in Science Careers on the value of informational interviews for young scientists as they begin their careers. Science Careers

Dr. Willis Heads Advisory Board for Firm Managing Milwaukee’s Head Start Program

Aug 27 - Dr. Earnestine Willis is chair of the local advisory board for Acelero Learning, a for-profit company that will manage Milwaukee’s federally-financed Head Start program. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

HWPP Grant Supports Creation of Healthy Corner Store in Lindsay Heights

Aug 27 - An opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cites MCW’s efforts to provide fresh produce to residents in Milwaukee’s Central City. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Collaborative Efforts Lead to Screening Tool for SCID in Newborns

Aug 27 - The American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s newsletter cites the collaborative work of MCW, Children’s and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene in developing a real-time polymerase chain reaction molecular assay to screen for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in newborns. American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Dr. Geurts Discusses Development of New Way to Repair Damaged DNA

Aug 27 - Aron Geurts, PhD, provides expert comment in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on the development of a new way to repair damaged DNA. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State Representative Wright Cites State Funding for CMEP as Only Positive in State Budget

Aug 27 - In an opinion editorial published in the Wausau Daily Herald and other central Wisconsin newspapers, State Representative Mandy Wright (D-Wausau) notes that the only positive for central Wisconsin in the new state budget is funding for MCW’s community-based medical education programs in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay. Wausau Daily Herald

Dr. Jackson Discusses the Importance of Public Funding for Biomedical Research

Aug 27 - A Huffington Post article on the challenges created by sequestration focuses on the research conducted by William Jackson, PhD. Huffington Post

NIH Awards Dr. Hudetz $1.3 Million Grant to Study How Anesthesia Suppresses Consciousness

Aug 27 - Anthony Hudetz, PhD, received a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study how anesthesia works to suppress consciousness, and how consciousness returns. WauwatosaNOW

Parent’s Ranks Children’s #8 in the Nation for Pulmonary Care

Aug 27 - Parents magazine ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as #8 in the nation for pulmonary care. Parents

U.S. Medical School Enrollment to Increase by 30% by 2017

Aug 27 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that U.S. medical schools are expected to increase enrollment by 30% by 2017. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sen. Baldwin at MCW to Share Proposal for Legislation to Streamline NIH Support

Aug 27 - In a meeting with MCW faculty members, students, administrators and Wisconsin business leaders, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced she will be introducing legislation to streamline NIH support for young investigators. Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, & Green Bay Press-Gazette

Couple Beats Odds with Quads

Aug 27 - Joseph Davis, DO, discusses the very rare nature of naturally-occurring quadruplets. A Kenosha woman recently gave birth to quadruplets, all of whom are home and doing well. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brain May Recover from Concussion by Compensating

Aug 27 - A recent study published by Thomas Hammeke, PhD, was featured in U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Hammeke used fMRI to study the recovery of a concussed brain, and discovered the brain compensates for the injury during the healing process. US News & World Report

Dr. Bick Comments on Agreement to Release Lacks’ Genetic Script to Researchers

Aug 19 - Dr. David Bick provides expert comment in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on an agreement reached by the NIH and the descendants of Henrietta Lacks regarding the release of her genetic script to researchers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Landmark agreement ends 60-year controversy over genetic script

Aug 7 - David Bick, MD, comments on a new agreement between the National Institutes of Health and the family of Henrietta Lacks that makes the genetic code of Lacks’ cells available to researchers who request permission from both parties. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Field Discusses Challenges of Treating Sickle Cell Disease

Aug 7 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlights the importance of the Sickle Cell Clinic at Froedtert. Dr. Joshua Field discusses the challenges of treating sickle cell disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Simons Elected Chairman of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Aug 7 - Dr. Kenneth Simons was elected Chairman of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. WauwatosaNOW

Construction Underway on Gehl-Mulva Science Center

Aug 7 - The Green Bay Press Gazette and other newspapers in the Fox Valley and Door County provided an update on construction at St. Norbert College’s new Gehl-Mulva Science Center. Green Bay Press-Gazette

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Believed to be One of Only Two in the Nation

Aug 2 - The August (Georgia) Chronicle reports that MCW and Georgia Regents University are believed to be the only medical schools in the nation to offer a one-year pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship program. August (Georgia) Chronicle

Dr. Berger Discusses Atrial Fibrillation

Aug 2 - Dr. Marcie Berger provides expert comment on atrial fibrillation in Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, posted on EverydayHealth.com. Everyday Health

Dr. Woodson Discusses How Sleep Loss Impacts Cardiovascular System, Metabolism

Aug 2 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson discusses how sleep deprivation can impact the cardiovascular system and metabolism in Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Everyday Health

Dr. Grayson Comments on Study on Genetic Origins of Human Allergies

Aug 2 - Dr. Mitchell Grayson provides expert comment in a U.S. News & World Report article on a study on a connective tissue disorder that could provide information on the genetic origin of nearly all human allergies and allergic diseases. U.S. News & World Report

The Importance of Newborn Screening for Heart Defects

Aug 2 - Dr. Stuart Berger discusses the importance of a proposed bill that would mandate newborn screening in Wisconsin for congenital heart disease in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hong Discusses Expansion of Transplant Program

Aug 2 - Dr. Johnny Hong discusses plans to expand the joint organ transplant program for MCW, Froedtert, Children’s and the BloodCenter in the Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Business Journal

MCW Announces Targeted Start Dates for Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

Aug 2 - MCW announced targeted start dates for the community-based medical education campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Selects Locations for Central Wisconsin Campus

July 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin today announced two locales for its new community medical education program in central Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Braza Selected for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women

June 3 - Dr. Diane Braza has been selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women. WauwatosaNOW

State Committee Supports Funding for New Campuses, Expanded Primary Care Residencies

June 3 - Wisconsin’s state budget committee approved $7.4 million to help MCW develop new campuses in the Green Bay area and Central Wisconsin. WisPolitics.com

Genetics Center is First in the World to Offer Complete Whole Genome Sequencing

May 27 - MCW’s Human and Molecular Genetics Center is the first in the world to offer complete whole genome sequencing, from patient consent through the return of clinical results, to patients worldwide. Fox 6 Now & HealthNewsDigest.com

MCW Celebrates 120th Anniversary

May 13 - MCW will celebrate its 120th anniversary on the College’s founding date, May 20. WauwatosaNOW

State Building Commission Approves State Financing for MCW Campuses

March 25 - The Wisconsin State Building Commission approved state financing to support MCW’s community based education programs for medical education in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. BizTimes

Saving lives with CPR

March 20 - Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, professor of emergency medicine, was interviewed about new guidelines for CPR and the importance of training bystanders to perform CPR. WTMJ-TV

College Named to 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

March 12 - MCW is one of 13 Wisconsin colleges and universities named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Impact of Sequestration on MCW

March 12 - Sequestration will force $5-9 million in federal funding cuts to MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & The Badger Herald

Sequestration threatens MCW’s research and education

March 1 - An opinion editorial written by Dr. Raymond, Dr. Kerschner, and Mr. Bolton identifies the potential impact of sequestration on the Medical College’s missions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Governor’s Budget Includes Funds for Community-Based Medical Education Programs

Feb. 27 - Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget includes $7.4 million in bonding for MCW’s community-based medical education campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay and $1.75 million to expand MCW’s family and community medicine residency program by 12 slots. Fox6 News, GazetteExtra, & St. Norbert Times

Dr. Raymond Discusses Benefits of Integrated Community Clinics

Feb. 19 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., discusses the benefits of MCW and Froedtert Health’s decision to integrate the organizations’ community clinics. Becker's Hospital Review

Governor’s Budget Includes Funds for Community-Based Medical Education Programs

Feb. 19 - Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal includes $7.4 million for MCW’s community-based medical education campuses, $1.75 million to expand MCW’s family and community medicine residency program, $4 million to help rural hospitals pool their resources and apply for graduate medical education accreditation, and $1 million to support medical residencies. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wausau Leaders Excited about Money Proposed for MCW Campus in Central Wisconsin

Feb. 13 - John Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of MCW, discussed Governor Walker’s proposed budget, which earmarks $7.4 million for MCW community medical education campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay. WAOW TV

St. Norbert College Provides Details on New Science Building

Feb. 6 - St. Norbert College officials provided details on plans for a new $42 million science building, which also will house components of MCW’s community-based medical education program in Green Bay. Insight

458 College Physicians Selected by Peers for Inclusion in 2013 Best Doctors in America®

Feb. 6 - A total of 458 MCW physicians, representing 63 specialties, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 Best Doctors in America®. WauwatosaNOW

Chancellor Harden Expresses Commitment, Benefits of Green Bay Medical School Campus

Jan. 29 - In his mid-year Convocation address, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden describes his university’s commitment to MCW’s community-based medical education program in Green Bay and the benefits the new program will bring to UWGB. UWGB Inside Newsletter

100 Years of Collaboration - Public Forum

Jan. 22 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recognized the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine in an editorial lauding Milwaukee’s Public Policy Forum. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Celebrating 100 Years of Collaboration

Jan. 22 - To mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine, Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., and Father Scott Pilarz, President of Marquette University, co-authored an opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the organizations’ 100 years of collaboration. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

100 Years of Collaboration

Jan. 14 - Dr. John Raymond, President and CEO of MCW, and Father Scott Pilarz, President of Marquette University, authored an op-ed celebrating a century of collaboration and partnership between the two institutions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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