MCW In The News, 2014

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin In The News stories from 2014.

Village Board to Review Plans for $9 Million Expansion

Dec. 19 - On December 15, the Menomonee Falls Village Board will review Froedtert & MCW Community Memorial Hospital’s plans for a $9 million Emergency Department expansion and a two-story addition to the Joint Replacement Center. Menomonee Falls Now

Mlynarek Named as Medical Center’s Vice President of Finance

Dec. 19 - Bob Mlynarek has been named Vice President of Finance for the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Walter Discusses Post Concussion Syndrome

Dec. 19 - Dr. Kevin Walter discusses post concussion syndrome in an interview on NBC-TV/Channel 4. TMJ4

Dr. Sato Discusses Services Provided at New Delafield Clinic

Dec. 19 - Milwaukee BizTimes provides a photo tour of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s new Delafield Clinic, which opened on December 1. Biz Times

MCW researcher works with Milwaukee EMS to find most effective treatments for cardiac arrest

Dec. 18 - Tom Aufderheide, MD, professor of emergency medicine and director of MCW’s Resuscitation Research Center, explained the community-wide research project to evaluate new methods to treat cardiac arrest on WUWM-FM’s Lake Effect program. WUWM FM

Dr. Hari and Actor Michael York Raise Awareness of Amyloidosis

Dec. 18 - Film actor Michael York and Dr. Parameswaran Hari led a public awareness program on Amyloidosis at the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center. Wauwatosa Now and WUWM

Jacobson and Troy Named as Women Health Leaders to Know

Dec. 18 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, and Peggy Troy, CEO of Children’s Hospital and Health System, as two of the nation’s 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. Becker's Hospital Review

Violence Prevention Initiative, Project Ujima Co-Sponsor Gun Violence Summit

Dec. 18 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten addressed Milwaukee’s second annual gun violence prevention summit. Fox 6 Now and WUWM

Dr. Greene Receives Grant to Develop App to Prevent and Document Atrocities

Dec. 18 - Andrew Greene, PhD received a $50,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development, and Humanity United’s Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention to investigate the redesign, redevelopment and redeployment of a phone application to assist in the reporting of atrocities. Wauwatosa Now

Wisconsin AIDS Organizations to Merge; MCW Staffs Milwaukee Clinic

Dec. 18 - The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW), based in Milwaukee, and the AIDS Network in Madison announced that they will merge, effective February 1, 2015. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin State Journal

Health System Uses Telemedicine to Improve, Manage Patient Health

Dec. 18 - Milwaukee BizTimes reports on the increased use of telemedicine by Milwaukee-area health care organizations. Froedtert & MCW use telemedicine for real-time interaction capabilities, remote monitoring, store and forward technology, and mHealth (mobile health). Biz Times

Dr. Lawton Comments on ASTRO List of Five Radiation Treatments Not for Routine Use

Dec. 18 - The ASCO Post (American Society for Radiation Oncology) quotes Dr. Colleen Lawton on the importance of the society’s second list of five radiation oncology treatments that should not be used routinely in clinical practice. Dr. Lawton is Chair of ASTRO’s Board of Directors. Asco Post

Dr. Janis Orlowski, MCW Alumna and Trustee, Named AAMC’s Chief Health Care Officer

Dec. 18 - Dr. Janis Orlowski, an alumna of MCW and member of MCW’s Board of Trustees, was named Chief Health Care Officer for the Association of American Medical College. GM Today

Dr. Everson Discovers that Sleep Deprivation Causes Cellular Damage

Dec. 15 - Carol Everson, PhD is lead author of a study published in Sleep that found that sleep deprivation causes damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Medical News Today and Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Termuhlen Named Dean of the University of Minnesota-Duluth Campus

Dec. 15 - Dr. Paula Termuhlen has been named Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth Campus, effective March 15, 2015. Dr. Termuhlen formerly served as Faculty Leader and Director of MCW’s Community Medical Education Program. Duluth News Tribune

Hospital Sisters Health System, Prevea Health Join Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin

Dec. 15 - Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (IHN) announced the addition of Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) seven hospitals in Wisconsin and Prevea Health in Green Bay. IHN’s other members are MCW, Froedtert Health, Ministry Health Care, Agnesian Health Care, Columbia St. Mary’s, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal, Biz Times and Green Bay Gazette

Kelben Foundation Donates $3 Million to Improve Access to Mental Health Services

Dec. 15 - The Kelben Foundation, established by Ted and Mary Kellner, donated $3 million to MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to improve access to mental health services in Milwaukee’s low-income neighborhoods. Ted Kellner serves on MCW’s Board of Trustees and Children’s Board of Directors. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and GMToday

Sports Auction for MACC raises more than $44,000

Dec. 15 - The annual Sports Auction for MACC, which aired on WTMJ-TV Friday, December 12, raised more than $44,000 for the MACC Fund. The MACC Fund supports pediatric cancer research. WTMJ-TV

Green Bay Packers’ Donald Driver Teams with Hospital for Wellness Program

Dec. 15 - Former Green Bay Packer star Donald Driver has teamed with the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to establish Driven to Better Health, a school and family-based wellness partnership for Wisconsin children and families. Biz Times

Dr. Hari and Actor Michael York Discuss Amyloidosis at December 9 Program

Dec. 11 - Milwaukee Biz Times reports that film actor Michael York and Dr. Parameswaran Hari will lead a program to raise public awareness on Amyloidosis on December 9 at the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center. Biz Times

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cites Pioneering Work in Genome Sequencing

Dec. 11 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that doctors at Children's Mercy Kansas City have found that genome sequencing can lead to the diagnosis of neurologic and developmental disorders. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Specialty Care Clinic Opens in Delafield

Dec. 11 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s new Delafield Clinic opened on December 1. Biz Times

Innovation Campus Leader Predicts Seamless Continuum of Research with MCW, Others

Dec. 9 - In a WisBusiness.com article, David Gilbert, Executive Director of UWM’s Innovation Campus, predicts that in time, there will be a seamless continuum of research linking UWM, MCW, MRMC campus members, MSOE, and other institutions. Wisconsin Business

Community Organizations Provide Input at Summit on Building Healthy Neighborhoods

Dec. 10 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that MCW is one of about two dozen organizations that provided input at a Milwaukee summit on building healthy neighborhoods. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Panepinto Moderates News Conference on New Strategies to Treat Anemia

Dec. 10 - Dr. Julie Panepinto moderated a news conference on new strategies to treat anemia at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The Street

Dr. Singh Addresses Milwaukee’s Preparedness to Deal with Ebola

Dec. 9 - Dr. Sid Singh discusses the planning and preparation in place at both Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to care for Ebola patients in an OnMilwaukee.com article that questions whether Milwaukee is prepared for Ebola. On Milwaukee

MSTP Student Receives $180,000 NIH Grant to Study Development of Diabetes

Dec. 9 - Zach Shaheen, an MCW Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) student, received a four-year, $180,000 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant to investigate the pancreatic immune response involved in the development of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus during a viral infection. MSTP students are enrolled in both MCW’s Medical School and Graduate School. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Moulder Discusses Power Line Cancer Risks in New York Times Article

Dec. 9 - John Moulder, PhD provides expert comment to a New York Times article on the cancer risks associated with radiation emitted from power lines. Dr. Moulder said that while the current state of the science says that power lines cannot be a major public health threat, there is no proof that the cancer risk is zero. New York Times

Dr. Whelan Awarded the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Armed Forces

Dec. 9 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles Dr. Harry Whelan who was recently awarded the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Armed Forces. The Legion of Merit is one of the nation’s highest military honors. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Baker Receives $1.8 Million NASA Grant to Study Space Radiation Risks for Heart Disease

Dec. 8 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article details research by John Baker, PhD on the long-term risks of heart disease faced by astronauts due to radiation exposure. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Turaga Discusses Case of Patient with Rare 19-Pound Abdominal Tumor

Dec. 8 - USA Today quotes Dr. Kiran Turaga regarding the treatment of a patient with a 19-pound abdominal tumor. Dr. Turaga reports that the patient had a rare form of Liposarcoma. USA Today and The Northwestern

Jacobson Receives Honorable Mention for Business Journal’s Executive of the Year

Dec. 8 - The Milwaukee Business Journal awarded honorable mention to Catherine Jacobson, CEO of Froedtert Health, for the newspaper’s 2014 Executive of the Year award. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Gamblin Discusses New 3-D Technology for Liver Cancer Surgery

Dec. 8 - In a front-page article, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on new 3-D technology in place at Froedtert & MCW for use in liver cancer surgery. Dr. T. Clark Gamblin (Surgery – Surgical Oncology) discusses the benefits of the new technology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

CDC Designates 35 Hospitals as National Ebola Treatment Centers

Dec. 8 - More than 800 media outlets reported that the Centers for Disease Control designated both Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert & MCW as among 35 hospitals nationwide that are Ebola treatment centers. Time, Washington Post, USA Today, CBS News, Fox News, WUWM, PBS, NBC News and Milwaukee Business Journal

Surgical team uses Pathfinder technology to help guide complex procedure

Dec. 5 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed a patient through a complex liver tumor removal procedure in which surgeons used Pathfinder software to help identify the tumor’s borders. T. Clark Gamblin, MD, the Stuart D. Wilson Professor of Surgery and chief of surgical oncology at MCW, led the surgical team. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

NASA funds research into heart disease risks from space radiation

Dec. 5 - NASA has awarded John Baker, PhD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery and biochemistry at MCW, a five-year, $1.8 million grant to research the impact of cosmic radiation on astronauts’ cardiovascular health. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Man recovering after 19 pound tumor removed

Dec. 5 - USA Today covered the story of an Oshkosh man who had a 19 pound cancerous tumor removed at Froedtert Hospital. Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, assistant professor of surgical oncology, performed the procedure. USA Today

Dr. MacKinnon Discusses Ways to Control Salt Intake during the Holidays

Dec. 2 - In her weekly health report on NBC-TV/Channel 4, Dr. Jennifer MacKinnon discusses ways to control salt intake during the holidays. WTMJ4

Becker’s Cites Froedtert’s Hand Hygiene Program as National Leader

Dec. 2 - Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality named Froedtert Hospital as one of the nation’s “20 Hospitals with Great Hand Hygiene Programs.” Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Whelan honored for undersea medical work

Dec. 2 - Harry Whelan, MD, professor of neurology and pediatrics and director of hyperbaric medicine at MCW and the Bleser Family Professor of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, has been awarded the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Armed Forces. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Business Journal Provides Photographic Tour of New $33.8 Million NICU

Dec. 2- The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a photographic tour of Children’s new $33.8 million neonatal intensive care unit expansion. Milwaukee Business Journal

CHW Names Dr. Uhing as First Holder of Mellowes Family Chair in Intensive Care

Dec. 2 - John and Linda Mellowes donated $1.5 million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to create the John A. and Linda Mellowes Family Chair in Intensive Care. Dr. Michael Uhing is the first holder of the new chair. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and WBay

Dr. Hari Comments on Discovery of “Pre-Cancer” Gene Mutation

Dec. 2 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari provides expert comment in an Associated Press article on the discovery of a “pre-cancer” genetic mutation in older people that could lead to the development of leukemia and lymphoma. USA Today

Nature Reports on Dr. Wilcox Research on Clotting Disorders

Dec. 2 - A Nature article on gene therapy discusses research by David Wilcox, PhD on clotting disorders. Nature

Journal Sentinel Notes Concerns about Freestanding Emergency

Dec. 1 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article raises concerns about the development of freestanding emergency departments by Froedtert & MCW and ProHealth Care. Froedtert & MCW are planning a $13 million freestanding emergency department at Moorland Reserve Health Center in New Berlin. ProHealth Care is constructing a $38 million freestanding emergency department in Mukwonago. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Aufderheide Discusses NIH-Funded Cardiac Arrest Clinical Trial on Chest Compressions

Dec. 1 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Tom Aufderheide discusses an NIH-funded cardiac arrest clinical trial to determine which of two chest compression techniques used by emergency responders provides the best outcomes. Milwaukee is one of 11 North American cities where the clinical trial is being conducted. WPR

Dr. Costakos Co-Chairs Fundraising Event for Vision Forward

Nov. 26 - Dr. Deborah Costakos was Co-Chair of Vision Forward’s “Dining in the Dark” fundraising event on November 2. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Becker’s Hospital Review Names Catherine Buck Named One of 130 Hospital CEOs to Know

Nov. 26 - Catherine Buck, RN, President of Froedtert Hospital, was named one of 130 “Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Walter Comments on Helmet Manufacturers Capitalizing on Concussion Concerns

Nov. 26 - Dr. Kevin Walter contributes to an article posted on VICE Sports, a digital competitor of ESPN, on how football helmet manufacturers are capitalizing on efforts to reduce concussions. VICE Sports

Dr. Duncan Discusses How Stem Cell Clinical Trials will Progress to Standard Treatments

Nov. 26 - In an article in the (UW-Madison) Badger Herald, Stephen Duncan, DPhil, (Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy) discusses how stem cell clinical trials will move to standard treatments in the coming future. Badger Herald

Dr. Sewall Receives State Dental Association’s Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award

Nov. 25 - Steven Sewall, DDS received the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award. He was nominated by residents in MCWAH’s Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program. Wisconsin Health News

Dr. Salami Discusses Benefits of rTMS to Treat Depression

Nov. 25 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. Dami Salami discusses the benefits of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (eTMS) to treat patients with depression who have not benefitted from medications or psychotherapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Froedtert & MCW: Drs. deRoon Cassini, Hillard, Receive $350,000 NIH Grant

Nov. 25 - Terri deRoon Cassini, PhD, (Surgery –Trauma & Critical Care) and Cecilia Hillard, PhD, (Director, Neuroscience Research Center; Pharmacology & Toxicology) received a two-year, $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the biological mechanisms. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Assam Receives $300,000 Federal Grant to Study Technology to Improve Patient Care

Nov. 25 - Onur Assam, PhD received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to investigate the use of technology to improve patient and family-centered care and engagement. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Lane Contributes to Study Linking Small Birth Size to Adult Obesity

Nov. 25 - Dr. Robert Lane contributed to a Baylor College of Medicine-led study published in FACEB Journal that showed that rat pups born too small are likely to be obese in adulthood and at greater risk for metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Baylor College of Medicine News

Dr. Michael E. Mitchell Named 2014 Health Care Hero

Nov. 25 - Milwaukee BizTimes named Dr. Michael E. Mitchell as a 2014 Health Care Hero in the category of Advancements in Health Care. Biz Times

Dr. Braza Discusses Benefits of Developing The Ability Center on Medical Center Campus

Nov. 24 - Dr. Diane Braza notes that the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center could become a leader in addressing the athletic and recreational needs of people with disabilities by supporting the development of The Ability Center. Wauwatosa Now

New Line of Health Insurance Plans to be Developed for MHS Health Wisconsin

Nov. 24 - MHS Health Wisconsin, a Milwaukee-based managed health company, signed an agreement with Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (IHN) to provide a new line of health insurance plans. Becker's Hospital Review and Biz Times

New $33.8 Million Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Opened

Nov. 24 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin opened its new $33.8 million Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on November 18. The expanded facility can provide care for 70 babies, compared to 59 babies before. Fox 6 Now and WISN

Emergency Department Expansion Planned for Moorland Reserve Health Center

Nov. 24 - Froedtert & MCW announced plans to build a $13 million, 15,000 square foot Emergency Department addition to the Moorland Reserve Health Center. The project, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016, needs to receive approval from the New Berlin Plan Commission. Milwaukee Business Journal, Fox 6 Now, Biz Times, GM Today, New Berlin Now

Opinion editorial: NIH needs funding to fight Ebola and other diseases

Nov. 20 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., and Dr. Robert Golden, Dean of the UW School of Medicine & Public Health, co-authored an opinion editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal calling on Congress to approve funding for the National Institutes of Health for the new federal fiscal year that began on October 1. Wisconsin State Journal

Hospital Named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by Joint Commission

Nov. 20 - Froedtert & MCW Community Memorial Hospital has been recognized for the second year in a row as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Community Memorial Hospital was recognized for its performance on accountability measure data for: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. GMToday

Jonathan Wertz Named to Rogers Board of Directors

Nov. 20 - Jonathan Wertz, JD, RN, MCW’s Director of Risk Management, has been named to the Rogers Behavioral Health System Board of Directors. GMToday

Graduate School to Host Open House for Potential Students on November 22

Nov. 20 - MCW’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will hold an open house for prospective master’s degree and doctoral degree students on Saturday, November 22. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Willis Discusses Importance of Reach Out and Read Milwaukee

Nov. 20 - Dr. Earnestine Willis was interviewed by Radio Milwaukee (88.9 FM) on the importance of Reach Out and Read Milwaukee for early childhood literacy. Radio Milwaukee

Dr. Findling Delivers Keynote Address at Agnesian Diabetes Fair

Nov. 19 - Dr. James Findling was the keynote speaker at Agnesian HealthCare’s Diabetes Health Fair in Fond du Lac. Fdlreporter

Dr. See Discusses Importance of Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer

Nov. 19 - Dr. William See discusses active surveillance and its role in treating prostate cancer on Milwaukee’s “The Hog” radio station. The station is partnering with Froedtert & MCW to sponsor “Movember,” an international movement for men to grow facial hair in November to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. 102.9 The Hog

Dr. Walter Discusses Traumatic Brain Injuries Related to Mixed Martial Arts

Nov. 19 - As part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s series of investigative reports on deaths related to mixed martial arts and kickboxing, Dr. Kevin Walter provides expert comment on traumatic brain injuries related to mixed martial arts fights. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Medical Students Assist in Teaching at New Kettle Moraine High School of Health Sciences

Nov. 19 - Lake County Now reports that 10 MCW medical students assist in instructing a human body systems course and biology classes at the new Kettle Moraine High School of Health Sciences. Lake Country Now

Urban and Community Health Pathway Students Provide CPR Training

Nov. 18 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports that MCW medical students in the Urban and Community Health Pathway provided CPR training to 23 students from the Bay View Community Center’s READY (Responding to Emergencies and Disasters with Youth) program. Fox 6 Now

Teleconferencing Technology Available in Every Classroom

Nov. 18 - In an article on major investments by higher education institutions in video conferencing, Education Dive reports on the teleconferencing technology available in every classroom at MCW-Green Bay’s new facilities at St. Norbert College. Education Dive

Dr. Connie Curran, Founding Dean of Former MCW School of Nursing, Dies

Nov. 18 - Connie Curran, EdD, RN, founding Dean of the former MCW School of Nursing, died of cancer. While at MCW in the early 1980s, Dr. Curran also served as health anchor for Milwaukee’s Channel 6, then a CBS-TV affiliate. Madison

Medical Student Receives American Society of Hematology Award

Nov. 18 - Akanksha Saxena, an MCW M-2 student, received from the American Society of Hematology’s HONOR (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists) Award. Wauwatosa Now

MSTP Student Receives $85,000 NIH Grant to Study Sickle Cell Disease Pain

Nov. 18 - Katherine Zappia, a student in MCW’s Medical Scientist Training Program (joint MD/PhD), received a two-year, $85,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to investigate the mediators contributing to the pain experienced in sickle cell disease. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Benjamin Speaks at MCW’s Cardiovascular Redox Signaling Symposium

Nov. 17 - Dr. Ivor Benjamin was a keynote speaker at MCW’s first Cardiovascular Redox Signaling Symposium on Friday, November 14. Biz Times

National Eye Institute Contracts with Advanced Ocular Imaging Program Team

Nov. 17 - MCW’s Advanced Ocular Imaging Program, led by Alfredo Dubra, PhD, and Joseph Carroll, PhD, (both Ophthalmology), has entered a two-year, $230,000 contract with the National Eye Institute to investigate the development and use of a custom adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope for human research. Wauwatosa Now

Nature Reports on Dr. Brandow’s Research on Sickle Cell Disease Nerve Damage

Nov. 17 - Nature reports on Dr. Amanda Brandow’s research on sickle cell disease nerve damage. Nature

Dr. Baker Receives $1.8 Million NASA Grant to Study Risk of Space Radiation on the Heart

Nov. 17 - NASA awarded a $1.8 million grant to John Baker, PhD to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation. Milwaukee Business Journal and Fox 6 Now

Health Systems Finalize Agreement to Co-Own Network Health

Nov. 17 - Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Care finalized their agreement to co-own Network Health, which provides health insurance coverage to 130,000 individuals in east-central and northeast Wisconsin. Post Crescent, Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Becker's Hospital Review

“UW-Green Bay Day” to be Celebrated at Lambeau Field on November 15

Nov. 13 - UW-Green Bay Day will be celebrated on Saturday, November 15, at Lambeau Field. The free event, open to the public, celebrates the long-standing relationship between the greater Green Bay community and UW-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay is a Higher Education Partner of the Green Bay Packers. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Dr. Miller to be Installed as Chancellor on November 14

Nov. 13 - Gary L. Miller, PhD, will be installed as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at investiture ceremonies on November 14. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Fox 11

Simi Named Executive Director for the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center

Nov. 13 - Bob Simi has been named Executive Director of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. In his new role, Simi will lead efforts to further define the vision and future of the MRMC campus, which includes MCW, Froedtert, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Curative Care Network, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, and the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division. Wauwatosa Now

Symposium Held on ALS Patient, Clinical and Research Perspectives

Nov. 13 - MCW’s Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and the Neuroscience Research Center hosted a symposium entitled “Icing ALS: Patient, Clinical and Research Perspectives” on November 6. Wauwatosa Now, Biz Times

Lara Renee India Rosewicz Receives 2014 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award

Nov. 13 - Lara Renee India Rosewicz, an M-4 student, is the 2014 recipient of the Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award. The award is presented to the senior student who has consistently displayed superior qualities of leadership, loyalty, selfless service, initiative and compassion toward his or her peers and to MCW. It is the highest student honor bestowed by the Walter Zeit Fellowship, MCW’s premier donor recognition society. Wauwatosa Now

Susan Burke Receives Honors for Article on Culturally Competent Nursing Care

Nov. 12 - Susan Burke, NP received the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 2014 Writing Award for her article on “Developing Culturally Competent Nursing Care: Learning from Personal Experience.” News Wise

Drs. Stucky, Ilatovskaya Receive MCW’s 2014 Women in Science Awards

Nov. 12 - Two MCW researchers recently received MCW Women in Science awards. Cheryl L. Stucky, PhD received the 2014 Women Pioneers in Research Award. Daria Ilatovskaya, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Physiology, received the 2014 Edward J. Lennon, M.D. Award for an Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher. Wauwatosa Now

American Cancer Society Leader Discusses Racial Disparity among Breast Cancer Survivors

Nov. 12- In a presentation at MCW, Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of the American Cancer Society, said that African-Americans women are much more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. He said that the racial disparity is greater today than at any other time in history. Dr. Brawley said that African-American women and men also are more likely to die of colon cancer as compared to whites with colon cancer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bret Baier to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Digestive Disease Center’s Healthcare Dinner

Nov. 12 - Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor for the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at the MCW Digestive Disease Center’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner on November 10 at the Pfister Hotel. Biz Times

Dr. Turaga Authors Commentary on Study Citing Colon Cancer Increases Among Young Adults

Nov. 11 - In a commentary published in JAMA Surgery, Dr. Kiran Turaga discusses the unsettling implications of an adjoining study by MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers that found that the incidence of colon and rectal cancers are rising among men and women between 20-35 years of age. Dr. Turaga’s comments are included in more than 125 news stories worldwide. Daily Mail,Cleveland and Forbes

Dr. Gamblin Discusses Successful Treatment of Rare Liver Cancer

Nov. 11 - In a feature story on Fox-TV/Channel 6, Dr. Clark Gamblin discusses the successful treatment of a patient’s rare liver cancer. Dr. Gamblin believes that that treatment approach used may be the first in the U.S. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Kulinski Discusses Research on the Negative Health Implications of Prolonged Sitting

Nov. 11 - Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski discusses her research on the negative health implications of prolonged sitting in an interview with ABC-TV/Channel 12. WISN

Dr. Baker Receives $1.8 Million NASA Grant to Study Impact of Space Radiation

Nov. 11 - John Baker, PhD received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from NASA to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation. Wauwatosa Now

Congress Needs to Approve NIH Budget

Nov. 11 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., and Dr. Robert Golden, Dean of the UW School of Medicine & Public Health, co-authored an opinion editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal calling on Congress to approve funding for the National Institutes of Health for the new federal fiscal year that began on October 1. Wisconsin State Journal

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin a final four contestant for Brand Madness

Nov. 7 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was a final four contender in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s brand madness competition. Milwaukee Business Journal

Effect of chemotherapy on surgical resection of liver tumors

Nov. 7 - Researchers at MCW and CHW were involved in a study that suggests an opportunity to reduce chemotherapy in up to 65% of patients with hepatoblastoma. Newswise

Giants of medicine

Nov. 7 - Bruce Campbell, MD penned a blog that pays homage to the MCW graduates of the past, whose visages line the walls of MCW’s main building. Kevin MD

State moving right way for computing capability

Nov. 7 - An article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes Wisconsin is moving in the right direction as it adds capacity and capability for enhanced technical computing. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Colon cancers may be increasing among young adults

Nov. 6 - A study published in JAMA Surgery reports the rate of colorectal cancer in young adults is rising. Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH published a commentary that accompanied the study in which he suggests the findings should stimulate opportunities to develop better risk-prediction tools. Reuters Health

CTSI light therapy grant

Nov. 6 - A collaborative team has been awarded a CTSI grant to study the power of light of certain wavelengths to heal wounds. Wauwatosa Now

Researcher to investigate Leptospira

Nov. 6 - Jenifer Coburn, PhD has been awarded an NIH grant to study the mechanisms of leptospira bacteria. Wauwatosa Now

Congress’s history on combating disease outbreaks

Nov. 6 - Seth Foldy, MD, former Milwaukee health commissioner and an associate professor of family and community medicine, commented on legislative action around disease outbreaks in the U.S. Roll Call

The health benefits of running

Nov. 6 - In an article in Women’s Health Magazine, MCW research touting the benefits of treadmill running is cited as one of the health benefits of running overall. Women's Health

Healthy Leadership teams named

Nov. 6 - Five teams from across Wisconsin will participate in a year-long leadership training program to help them address their communities’ greatest health concerns. The program is cofounded by MCW and UWSMPH . Wisconsin Business

HPV Vaccine’s power to prevent cancer

Nov. 5 - A story in US News and World Report discusses the slow uptake of the HPV vaccine. The vaccine prevents transmission of the HPV virus, the number one cause of cervical cancer. Rodney Willoughby, MD believes the sexual nature of virus transmission is the main reason parents have been reticent to administer the vaccine to children. US News and World Report,

Ibuprofen as effective as morphine for fracture pain in children

Nov. 5 - New research shows ibuprofen is as effective as morphine in treating the pain from fractures in children. Amy Drendel, MD (emergency medicine) was a co-author of the study. Grand Forks Herald

Overdose risks of Benadryl

Nov. 5 - Mark Kostic, MD was interviewed by WTMJ-TV about the risks of diphenhydramine, the active medication in Benadryl. A 12-year old girl died from an overdose of the drug. WTMJ 4

Women in Science awards

Nov. 5 - At the annual Women in Science awards luncheon, Cheryl Stucky, PhD, (cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy) was honored with the annual Women Pioneers in Research award for her work investigating the causes of pain and sensitivity to cold and heat, particularly in sickle cell patients. Biz Times

Wisconsin Cancer Council recognizes Honoring Choices

Nov. 5 - Honoring Choices Wisconsin, an initiative of the Wisconsin Medical Society, was recognized with a Community Service Award during the Wisconsin Cancer Council’s (WCC) Annual Meeting Thursday, Oct. 23, in Madison. Lauren Kosinski, MD, (surgery) is the chair-elect of the WCC. Wisconsin Health News

Single cord blood unit may be more efficacious in treating ALS

Nov. 5 - Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a single unit of cord blood is generally as efficacious as two units in treating blood cancers in Children. Mary Eapen, MD is one of the authors of the paper. Spoke

Medical schools report increased enrollment

Nov. 5 - The Association of American Medical Colleges reports increased enrollment in U.S. medical schools. Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed Dr. Joseph Kerschner, dean of the medical school and executive vice president of MCW, about trends at MCW and in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio

Hearing linked to cardiovascular disease

Nov. 4 - David Friedland, MD, PhD has reported a link between a specific type of hearing loss and cardiovascular disease. Daily Chronicle

Cancer ride raises $146,000 for breast cancer research

Nov. 4 - The annual Ridin’ to a Cure event in Oconomowoc raised $146,000 for breast cancer research at MCW. Carole Williams, PhD (Pharmacology and Toxicology) is a regular participant in the ride. Lake Country Now

Faculty member to run for Racine mayor

Nov. 4 - Janice Hand, MD, the program director of Wisconsin HIV Primary Care Support Network at MCW, announced her candidacy for mayor of Racine. The Journal Times

Researcher to study the role of the church in HIV prevention

Nov. 4 - Katherine Quinn, MA, a PhD candidate in the public and community health program, has earned a grant to investigate the role of the church in HIV and AIDS prevention. Milwaukee Courier

Prescription subsidies help cancer patients

Nov. 4 - Former MCW fellow Alana Biggers, MD; and Joan Neuner, MD (Medicine); published a study showing prescription subsidies for women on Medicare help improve their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent breast cancer recurrence. Chicago Crusader

Business startups to watch

Nov. 4 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel named Protein Foundry one of ten startups with great potential in southeast Wisconsin. Protein Foundry was founded by Brian Volkman, PhD, professor of biochemistry; and Michael Dwinell, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics. Milwaukee Journal

MCW- Green Bay hosts media day

Nov. 4 - MCW-Green Bay opened its doors to media for a sneak peek of the classroom and administrative space for the new campus, which is housed in the Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College. Fourth Estate

MCW-Green Bay offers high tech education

Nov. 4 - USA Today College interviewed Matthew Hunsaker, MD, campus dean of MCW-Green Bay, about the development of the new campus and high-tech additions aimed at enhancing medical education. USA Today

Wisconsin designates Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to care for Ebola patient

Nov. 4 - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced the hospitals designated to treat any Wisconsin Ebola patients. Biz Times and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The HPV vaccine’s power to prevent cancer

Nov. 3 - U.S. News and World Report explores the slow uptake of the HPV vaccine, which prevents human papilloma virus, or HPV. U.S. News and World Report

Ridin’ to a Cure raises funds for breast cancer research

Oct. 30 - The Rock River Harley Owners’ Group with Wisconsin Harley Davidson in Oconomowoc hosted the 20th annual "Ridin' to a Cure" fundraising event for breast cancer research at MCW, raising more than $146,000. Lake Country Now

Simi named to head MRMC

Oct. 30 - Bob Simi was named executive director of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. Simi brings more than 25 years of organizational leadership experience in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. BizTimes

Local clinics partner with World of Hope Ministries to help prisoners’ re-entry to society

Oct. 30- Word of Hope Ministries Inc., the state's largest faith-based provider of re-entry services for former prisoners, will launch a new program Thursday aimed at better preparing inmates to get and keep jobs on the outside. The program includes partnership with MCW health clinics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Medical physicist named educator of the year

Oct. 30 - Francisco Lopez, MS, medical physicist in radiation oncology, was named educator of the year by the association of residents in radiation oncology. Wauwatosa Now

Grant to fund evaluation of breast cancer treatment reporting

Oct. 30 - MCW has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care. Wauwatosa Now

Cardiothoracic program partnership

Oct. 30 - An agreement between Columbia St. Mary’s and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health care network will expand current cardiothoracic surgery programs at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee and Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee. Bayside Now

Breast Cancer featured on Discovery Radio

Oct. 29 - Cathy Buck, president of Froedtert Hospital, was interviewed and is featured in the October edition of Discovery Radio, a production of the CTSI. CTSI

The role of the church in HIV prevention

Oct. 29 - The National Institutes of Health funded a two-year project to explore the role of churches in HIV awareness and prevention. Katherine Quinn, MA, a PhD candidate in MCW’s Public and Community Health Program, is the primary investigator of the grant. Wauwatosa Now

School leaders tour health facilities

Oct. 29 - Washington County school leaders toured Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s St. Joseph Hospital. The tours are part of an initiative by the Washington County Workforce Alliance to help educators better understand the needs of today’s workplaces. Biz Times

Froedtert and Children’s cited for great heart programs

Oct. 29 - Becker’s Hospital Review named both Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s heart disease programs in the top 100 nationwide. Becker's Hospital Review

Job fair attracts 1000

Oct. 29 - Fox 6 reports more than 1000 job-seekers were attracted to a career fair in Milwaukee. The Medical College of Wisconsin was one of the entities at the job fair. Fox 6 Now

Early indicators of Alzheimer’s

Oct. 29 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette and MCW has been awarded a CTSI grant to study early interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease. MCW scientists involved in the project are Thomas Prieto, PhD (neurology); and Thomas Chelimsky, MD (neurology). Wauwatosa Now

Concussion brings increased attention

Oct. 27 - Science Watch investigated the body of knowledge, specifically peer-reviewed papers, grants, and new initiatives, surrounding concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. Michael McCrea, PhD was cited as a leading author on the topic. Science Watch

What makes a hero?

Oct. 27 - WWL-FM interviewed Zeno Franco, PhD about what comprises a hero, and what compels some people to act heroically. Dr. Franco is a specialist in PTSD and has studied and reported on heroic traits. WWL-FM

Surviving pancreatic cancer

Oct. 27- WTMJ-TV aired a special report about Froedtert & MCW’s pancreatic cancer program, focused on treatments, trials and new grants awarded to MCW researchers to explore therapeutic agents for pancreatic cancer. Paul Ritch, MD was interviewed for the piece, which focused on a patient who has successfully completed treatment. TMJ4

Packer helps spread word about “Movember”

Oct. 27 - Green Bay Packers player John Kuhn is partnering with Froedtert & the Medical College to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Both Kuhn and Peter Langenstroer, MD (urology), had their facial hair shaved publicly to kick off “Movember.” WISN, Fox 6 Now, CBS 58, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, On Milwaukee

Investigation of FDA approvals of new cancer drugs

Oct. 27 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published the first part of a series exploring the FDA’s approval process for new cancer drugs. Dr. James Thomas was interviewed for the piece, which focuses on the efficacy of many of the new drugs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW launches new academic brand, offers sneak peek of MCW-Green Bay

Oct. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin launched its new academic brand across the three medical schools, MCW-Milwaukee, MCW-Green Bay, and, pending accreditation, MCW-Central Wisconsin. Media outlets had the opportunity to tour the classroom and administrative space at MCW-Green Bay in a special “sneak peek,” which included an overview of the school’s technology. Green Bay Press Gazette, WTAQ, Fox 11, WHBY 1150, WBAY, Post Crescent, WNFL 1440, Biz Times, YouTube

Dr. Klein Named Posthumously to Milwaukee’s Washington High School Hall of Fame

Oct. 23- The late John Klein, PhD, who served as Professor and Director of Biostatistics in the Institute for Health and Society, was named posthumously to Milwaukee’s Washington High School’s Hall of Fame. OnMilwaukee

Dr. Sahoo Speaks at Event to Create Awareness of Women’s Heart Disease

Oct. 23 - MCW’s Cardiovascular Center Advisory Board teamed with the Boelter Superstore to host a reception to draw awareness to women’s heart disease. Daisy Sahoo, PhD, (Medicine – Endocrinology) presented on cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in women. OnMilwaukee

Packers’ John Kuhn kicks off “Movember” with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Oct. 22 - Green Bay Packers’ fullback John Kuhn, along with Peter Langenstroer, MD, MS, professor of urology, kicked off the “Movember” movement by having their beards shaved at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. “Movember” encourages men to grow facial hair to raise awareness of prostate cancer. WISN-TV

Dr. Duncan Presents on Stem Cell Research before Milwaukee Rotary Club

Oct. 22 - In a presentation to the Milwaukee Rotary Club, Stephen Duncan, DPhil discussed stem cell research and the potential to repair damaged tissues. Wisc Politics

Froedtert Named 1 of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

Oct. 21 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Froedtert & MCW as one of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs. The only other Wisconsin hospital recognized was University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Becker's Hospital Review

Sarah Misustin Named 2014 Physician Assistant of the Year

Oct. 21 - The Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants named Sarah Misustin, PA as one of two 2014 Physician Assistants of the Year. Misustin was MCW’s first PA in General Surgery, and has developed informational patient education brochures for pancreatic cancer patients. Wisconsin Health News

Dr. Chen Receives Grant to Study Interventions to Prevent the Development of Type 1 Diabetes

Oct. 21 - Yi-Guang Chen, PhD and collaborators at MSOE received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study possible interventions to prevent the development of type 1 diabetes. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Bercovitz Receives Grant to Study Effects of Platelet Transfusion on Newborns

Oct. 21 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant to Dr. Rachel Bercovitz to study the effects of platelet transfusion on newborns whose medical conditions require the procedure. Wauwatosa Now

Study Finds Subsidies Help Breast Cancer Patients Adhere to Hormone Therapy

Oct. 21 - University of Illinois at Chicago faculty member Dr. Alana Biggers, who recently completed her residency in General Internal Medicine through MCWAH, led a study that found that a federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income women on Medicare significantly improved their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. Health Canal

Dr. Rhee Receives $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Optimize Virtual Tools for Nasal Surgery

Oct. 21 - Dr. John Rhee received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to advance the research of virtual computational modeling to improve outcomes of nasal airway surgery. Wauwatosa Now

Drs. Atallah and Flynn Receive $3.4 Million NCI Grant to Study Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Oct. 20 - Dr. Ehab Atallah and Kathryn Flynn, PhD received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in treating chronic myeloid leukemia. Biz Times

New Medical School Campuses Address Need for Primary Care Physicians

Oct. 20 - The Green Bay Press Gazette published an opinion editorial by Drs. Joseph Kerschner, Lisa Grill Dodson, and Matt Hunsaker on MCW’s initiative to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage through the creation of new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. The new campuses will focus on preparing primary care physicians. Green Bay Press Gazette

Dr. Franco Named Associate Dean for Educational Improvement

Oct. 20 - Dr. Jose Franco has been named MCW’s Associate Dean for Educational Improvement. Wauwatosa Now

Fitch Affirms Froedtert Health’s AA- Rating; Cites Excellent Clinical Reputation

Oct. 20 - Fitch Ratings affirmed the AA-rating for Froedtert Health. The ratings agency cited Froedtert Health’s excellent clinical reputation, close affiliation with MCW, and status as Eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center. Business Wire

Dr. Singh Discusses Ebola Preparedness

Oct. 20 - Dr. Sid Singh (Associate Chief Medical Officer for Froedtert and MCP; Medicine – General Internal) provided expert comment on Ebola preparedness to several media outlets. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox 6 Now, WUWM, WTAQ and WTMJ 620

Christiansen Discusses How Bike Lanes Reduce Injuries to Cyclists

Oct. 16 - Ann Christiansen, MPH tells Wauwatosa NOW that bike lanes and bike boxes are a proven way to reduce injuries to cyclists. Wauwatosa Now

Symposium to Address Ebola-Preparedness

Oct. 16 - Froedtert & MCW will co-sponsor a symposium on Ebola-preparedness on October 14 at the Italian Community Center. Other co-sponsors are: Aurora Health Care, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, and the Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program. Milwaukee Business Journal

MCW addresses physician shortage with new medical school campuses

Oct. 15 - The Green Bay Press Gazette published a guest column authored by Drs. Kerschner, Hunsaker and Dodson that addresses the need for physicians in Wisconsin, particularly in the areas of primary care, psychiatry and general surgery. Green Bay Press Gazette

Dr. Lawton Comments on JAMA Study on Overuse of Radiation for Prostate Cancer Pain

Oct. 15 - Dr. Colleen Lawton provides expert comment to an article in HealthDay News on a University of Pennsylvania study that found that most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need. Medicine Net

Report on Israeli Rabies Study Notes Jeanna Giese’s Successful Recovery

Oct. 15 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Israeli researchers discovered the mechanism used by the rabies virus when it enters the central nervous system. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Strong Discusses Ethical Issues Related to Genetic Information

Oct. 15 - Kimberly Strong, PhD provides expert comment to Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News on ethical issues related to the scope and scale of genetic information that should be shared with patients and others. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

MCW Part of University of Chicago-Led Consortium Studying Drug Abuse-Associated Behaviors

Oct. 15 - MCW is a collaborating partner in a new University of Chicago-led consortium studying drug abuse. Phys.org

USA Today Reports on Virginia Tech’s Participation in MCW-Led Concussion Research Study

Oct. 15 - USA Today highlights Virginia Tech University’s participation in the MCW-led Advanced Research Core of a $30 million project to conduct the most comprehensive study of concussion. USA Today

Business Journal Explores Evolution, Impact of New Health Networks

Oct. 14 - Articles in the Milwaukee Business Journal discuss the evolution and impact of Wisconsin’s two health networks, and reasons why ProHealth opted to join the new Aurora/UW Health network instead of Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Prokop Receives Grant through NIH’s “Big Data to Knowledge” Project

Oct. 14 - MCW is one of more than two dozen institutions receiving NIH grants through the Big Data to Knowledge project. Wauwatosa Now and The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Glasman Receives $658,000 NIH Grant to Promote HIV Testing Among Latino Men

Oct. 14 - Laura R. Glasman, PhD received a three-year, $658,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to design an intervention to promote regular HIV testing and safer behavior among networks of Latino men at risk for HIV. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Klug Receives $1.2 Million NIH Grant to Advance Understanding of Endotoxin

Oct.14 - Candice Klug, PhD received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to advance the understanding of how endotoxin, a major component of disease-causing bacteria, is transported within the cell. Wauwatosa Now

Center for AIDS Intervention Research Receives $8.7 Million Renewal Grant

Oct. 14 - MCW’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research, led by Jeffrey Kelly, PhD received a five-year, $8.7 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health, which will fund its programs through its 25th year of existence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times, GM Today and WPR

In-Depth Feature Details Work of Drs. McCrea and Walter on Concussions

Oct. 13 - Milwaukee Magazine published an in-depth feature on concussion research being conducted by Michael McCrea, PhD. The article also reports on Dr. Kevin Walter’s work to enact legislation dedicated to youth safety in contact sports. Milwaukee Magazine

Dr. Raymond Discusses How Health Networks Replace the Need for Mergers, Acquisitions

Oct. 13 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal, Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., discusses how Southeast Wisconsin’s health care industry has evolved with the development of health networks replacing health system mergers and acquisitions. Health system collaborations forged through the new networks promise improved quality of care and greater efficiencies. Milwaukee Business Journal

Editorial Notes Medical School Campus’s Benefits to the Community

Oct. 13 - Following a recent meeting between Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson and the Wausau Daily Herald editorial board, the newspaper published an editorial identifying the benefits that Wausau will derive from the new medical school campus. Wausau Daily Herald

New Medical School Campuses Address Need for Primary Care Physicians

Oct. 13 - Drs. Joseph Kerschner, Lisa Grill Dodson, and Matt Hunsaker co-authored an opinion editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald and the Marshfield News Herald on MCW’s initiative to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage through the creation of new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Marshfield News Herald

Healthcare Career Academy Exposes High School Students to Health Careers

Oct. 13 - Area high school students describe the benefits they received by participating in the Healthcare Career Academy at Froedtert & MCW’s Community Memorial Hospital. The program, now in its eighth year, exposes high school students to the wide array of healthcare career opportunities. Menomonee Falls Now

Bergstrom Automotive’s “Drive for a Cure” Raises $58,183 for Breast Cancer Research

Oct. 13 - The Appleton Post Crescent reports on Fox Valley events supporting breast cancer research and awareness, including Bergstrom Automotive’s “Drive for a Cure,” which raised $58,183 for breast cancer research at MCW’s Cancer Center. Post Crescent

Presenter at Medical Humanities Lecture Discusses Importance of Spirituality in Medical Care

Oct. 13 - In an interview on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” Dr. Christina Pulchalski discusses the importance of incorporating spirituality in medical care. WUWM

Dr. Tower to Discuss Issues Surrounding a Child’s Cancer Journey

Oct. 13 - Dr. Rich Tower will discuss issues surrounding children going through a cancer journey at a free public program in Mt, Pleasant on October 16. “Cancer – It’s a Family Affair” is sponsored by the Jane Cremer Foundation. The Journal Times

Stagnant Federal Funding for Academic Research May Impact Public Health

Oct. 13 - In an opinion editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal, Tom Still (President of the Wisconsin Technology Council) writes on how the stagnant federal budget for academic research can hamper society’s ability to address public health challenges. Wisconsin State Journal

Dr. Pawela Discusses Swedish Study on the Brain’s Role in Fibromyalgia

Oct. 8 - Christopher Pawela, PhD Editor of Brain Connectivity, provides expert comment to Science World Report on a Swedish study published in Brain Connectivity. The study found that decreased connectivity between pain-related and sensorimotor brain areas could contribute to deficient pain regulation in fibromyalgia. Science World Report

Editorial Cites Pioneering Work in Genome Sequencing

Oct. 8 - An editorial in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News discusses a presentation by Howard Jacob, PhD on MCW/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s pioneering work in genome sequencing. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Dr. Sabri to Lead MCW/UWM Team Studying Auditory Attention Mechanisms

Oct. 8 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $50,000 grant to a collaborative team from MCW and UWM, who will study changes in neural systems to better understand deficits in auditory attention. Merav Sabri, PhD, (Neurology) is the primary investigator. Wauwatosa Now, Wisconsin Business

Dr. Sanders Describes Need for Strong Primary Care Health System to Address Ebola

Oct. 8 - In an opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dr. James Sanders (Family & Community Medicine) writes that Wisconsin must have a strong primary care health system in place to address potential health issues like Ebola. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Magazine profiles concussion research at MCW

Oct. 8 - Milwaukee Magazine published an extensive article about MCW’s research in mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion. Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurosurgery and director of brain injury research; as well as Kevin Walter, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of pediatric and adolescent sports medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, were profiled in the piece. Milwaukee Magazine

Dr. Singh Cautions the Public to Not Panic about Ebola

Oct. 7 - In news reports on Fox-TV/Channel 6, NBC-TV/Channel 4, and CBS-TV/Channel 58, Dr. Sid Singh reassures the public chances are small that Ebola will spread in the United States. Fox 6 Now, CBS58 and WTMJ4

Dr. Vetter Named to Hold David S. Haskell, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Oct. 7 - MCW named Dr. Carole Street Vetter as the inaugural David S. Haskell, M.D., Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Education. Dr. Haskell is a 1967 alumnus and served on MCW’s Board of Trustees. Biz Times

National Breast Cancer Research Leaders Participate in Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Symposium

Oct. 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that national leaders in breast cancer research presented at Froedtert & MCW’s Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on October 3 at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Waukesha Now

Dr. Coburn Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Advance Understanding of Leptospirosis

Jenifer Coburn, PhD received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to advance the understanding of leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection affecting humans and animals worldwide. Wauwatosa Now

Froedtert Recognized as Midwest’s First Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Oct. 7 - The American College of Radiology has recognized Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence, the first organization in the Midwest and eighth in the United States to win this honor. Biz Times

Feasibility Study to Determine if MCW Should Develop School of Pharmacy

Oct. 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on MCW’s announcement that it will explore the creation of a School of Pharmacy to address the pharmacist shortage in the state. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Dodson Stresses Community Orientation of New Regional Campus

Oct. 7 - Meeting with the editorial board of the Wausau Daily Herald, Dr. Lisa Dodson (Campus Dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin) said the new regional campus will be community-oriented, and will partner with organizations throughout central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Wausau Daily Herald video

Human & Molecular Genetics Center Awarded $2.5 Million NIH Grant for Genome Sequencing

Oct. 7 - The NIH awarded a four-year, $2.5 million to MCW’s Human & Molecular Genetics Center and Illumina, Inc., to become one of two national centers to sequence the genomes of 1,625 patients and their families in the federal government’s Undiagnosed Disease Network. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, GM Today, WISN and Madison.com

MCW Alumnus to Receive UW-Oshkosh’s Distinguished Alumni Award

Oct. 3 - MCW alumnus Dr. Thomas Zoch has been named as a recipient of UW-Oshkosh’s 2014 Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Zoch leads Network Health’s HouseCalls program. UW-Oshkosh Today

Dr. Aiyer Presents at University of Louisville during National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Oct. 3 - During National Postdoc Appreciation Week, Harini Aiyer, PhD presented at the University of Louisville on “At the Nexus of Education and Immigration: Career Options for International Graduates and Postdocs in Life Sciences”. Digital Journal

MCW committed to fighting pancreatic cancer

Oct. 3 - US Airways Magazine featured the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center in its new magazine. US Airways Magazine

Dr. Hudetz Reports that the Anesthetized Brain is Very Reactive to Stimuli

Oct. 2 - Anthony Hudetz, PhD discusses his research on unconsciousness in an article in MIT Technology Review. His research found that the anesthetized brain is still very reactive to stimuli. Technology Review

Dr. Hargarten Describes Suicide as a Significant Public Health Burden in Wisconsin

Oct. 2 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten contributes to a Fond du Lac Reporter article on suicide. He said, "Suicide remains a significant public health burden in Wisconsin, with extraordinary costs that ripple through families and communities, costs that are both economic and emotional." Fall Reporter

Dr. Geurts to Discuss Engineered Proteins to Modify Animal Genomes

Oct. 2 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin announced upcoming free programs for its Science Cafés series to be held on the UWM Innovation Campus. Wauwatosa Now and Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Chusid Discusses Contamination Risks Associated with Ebola Virus

Oct. 2 - Dr. Michael Chusid provides expert comment to Fox-TV News on contamination risks associated with the Ebola virus. Fox News

Dr. Beyer Receives Office of the NIH Director Grant to Study Novel Disease Models

Oct. 1 - Andreas Beyer, PhD is principal investigator of a two-year, $470,000 grant from the Office of the Director of the NIH to generate and characterize novel disease models of use for the greater scientific community. Wauwatosa Now

MCW-Led Concussion Advanced Research Corps Includes, Virginia Tech, UCLA, UNC

Oct. 1 - Virginia Tech University has been named to participate in the MCW-led Advanced Research Core of a $30 million project to conduct the most comprehensive study of concussion. News Medical

Drs. Sengupta and Banerjee Receive $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Study Chronic Pelvic Pain

Sept. 30 - Jyoti Sengupta, PhD, and Banani Banerjee, PhD, (both Medicine – Gastroenterology and Hepatology) will serve as the primary investigators of a four-year, $1.8 million National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant to study the genetic and physical causes of chronic pelvic pain. Becker's ASC Review and Biz Times

Dr. Vetter Named to Hold David S. Haskell, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Sept. 30 - MCW named Dr. Carole Street Vetter as the inaugural David S. Haskell, MD, Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Education. Dr. Haskell is a 1967 alumnus and served on MCW’s Board of Trustees. Becker's Orthopedic Review

Study Planned to Determine Feasibility of MCW School of Pharmacy

Sept. 30 - MCW announced it will explore the creation of a School of Pharmacy to address the pharmacist shortage in the state, especially in Wisconsin’s smaller communities and medically-underserved urban areas. Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox 11, Biz Times, Green Bay Gazette, Wausau Daily Herald, Fox 6 Now, WSAW TV, 1150 WHBY, Associated Press and Pharmacy Times

Ridin’ to a Cure

Sept. 29 - The 20th annual Ridin’ to a Cure event was held in Oconomowoc on September 27. Fox 6 News covered the ride’s kickoff live. Carol Williams, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at MCW and a breast cancer researcher, is a regular participant in the ride. She was interviewed for the story. WITI TV

MCW scientist to participate in Civil War re-enactment

Sept. 25 - Brendan Quirk, a research scientist in the neurology department, will portray a Civil War doctor in this weekend’s 24th annual Wade House Civil War Weekend in Greenbush, Wis. Quirk is the great-great-grandson of the 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment and a regular participant in re-enactments across the state. Manitowoc Herald Tribune

Froedtert Hospital, Health System Win Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers Awards

Sept. 25 - The Milwaukee Business Journal named Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Health as winners in the large company division for the 2014 Healthiest Employers Awards. Milwaukee Business Journal

Graduate School Holds Open House for Potential Students

Sept. 25 - MCW’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted an open house for potential students on September 17. Waukesha Now

Run/Walk Supports MCW’s Colon Cancer Research, Education, and Prevention Programs

Sept. 25 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on October 11th in Wauwatosa. A portion of the proceeds from the event support MCW’s colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening programs. Wauwatosa Now

Partnership Studies Impact of Environment on Childhood Diseases

Sept. 24 - David Petering, PhD, UWM Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, discusses the Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center on WUWM-FM. WUWM

Graduate Student Profiled; Participated in NSF Summer Research Project in India

Sept. 24 - ConnectStoughton.com profiles Stoughton, WI, native Michelle Storage, an MCW graduate student in interdisciplinary biomedical sciences. As an undergraduate at UW-Whitewater, Connect Stoughton

Dr. Fink Stresses Importance of Fixing Leaks to Prevent Household Molds

Sept. 24 - Dr. Jordan Fink contributes to an MSN Living.com article on pollutants within the home. Dr. Fink stressed the importance of fixing household leaks to prevent the development of molds. MSN Living

Dr. Prost Contributes to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article on GE Healthcare Advances

Sept. 24 - Robert Prost, PhD contributes to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature article on business and technology advances at GE Healthcare. Dr. Prost discusses GE Healthcare’s substantial lead in developing hyperpolarized tracers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hillard and Marquette Collaborator Receive Grant to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sept. 24 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD is co-primary investigator of a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Friedland Discusses Links Between Hearing and Heart Disease

Sept. 23 - KFVE-TV in Honolulu is one of 50 TV stations nationwide that reported on research by Dr. David Friedland on the links between hearing and heart disease. KFVE-TV

Dr. Hargarten Calls for Research on Why Some Wisconsin Counties Have Higher Suicide Rates

Sept. 23 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discussed the variance in suicide rates in different Wisconsin counties. Marshfield News Herald

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

Sept. 23 - The State of Wisconsin marked Suicide Prevention Awareness Week. Wisconsin Health News reports that a recent report co-authored by MCW’s Injury Research Center showed that there was an average of over 700 suicides per year in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Health News

Dr. Mackinnon Featured In Weekly Health News Segment on Channel 4

Sept. 23 - Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon is now providing weekly information on a health segment on NBC-TV/Milwaukee – Channel 4. Dr. Mackinnon’s first report was on the increasing use of herbal supplements. TMJ4

MCW: Dr. Ellinas Receives AMA Foundation Award for the Advancement of Women

Sept. 23 - Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas is a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2014 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women. American Medical Association

Yale Genome Sequencing Study Builds on MCW’s Pioneering Research

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a Yale University School of Medicine study published in Nature Genetics on the use of genome sequencing to diagnose a baffling disease that killed an infant, but saved his father and brother. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Truwit Discusses Importance of Population Health Management

Sept. 22 - Dr. Jonathon Truwit (Senior Administrative Dean) discussed the importance of population health management in an interview with HealthITAnalytics. Health Analytics

Dr. Lovell Announces Plans for Joint Department of Bioengineering with MCW

Sept. 22 - At his inauguration ceremony as President of Marquette University, Michael Lovell, PhD, announced that Marquette is pursuing the creation of a joint Department of Bioengineering with MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times and Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Woods Identifies New Gene Associated with Traits Involved in Diabetes

Sept. 22 - In a study published in Genetics, Leah Solberg Woods, PhD and colleagues reported that they had has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans; traits involved in diabetes. Nature World News, Health Canal, Medical Xpress and Bio-Medicine

137,000 Members to Have Access to Froedtert & MCW, Children’s Providers

Sept 22 - Network Health announced that beginning January 1, 2015, its 137,000 members will have access to specialty care provided by Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Post Crescent and Milwaukee Business Journal

25% of Funds Raised by Komen Race Support National Breast Cancer Research Studies

Sept. 18 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports that 25 percent of the proceeds raised from the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure on September 21 will support national breast cancer research studies at institutions like MCW and UW-Madison. Fox 6 Now

Lung Transplant Patients Honored at Ceremonies at Miller Park

Sept. 18 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles two patients who received lung transplants at Froedtert Hospital. The Milwaukee Brewers and Froedtert honored the patients at ceremonies before the September 12 baseball game at Miller Park. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Becker’s Hospital Review Names Scott Hawig as One of 150 Health System CFOs to Know

Sept. 18 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Scott Hawig, Senior Vice President for Finance for Froedtert Health, as one of 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. DeYoe to Mentor Marquette Psychologist for Study on How Autism Affects the Brain

Sept. 18 - Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, PhD, a Marquette University psychology faculty member, has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. Biz Times

Pioneer in Spirituality and Health Care to Deliver Medical Humanities Lecture

Sept. 17 - Christina Puchalksi, MD, MS, a pioneer in spirituality and health care, will be the featured speaker at MCW’s ninth annual Medical Humanities Lecture on September 18th. Dr. Puchalski is a faculty member at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. Wauwatosa Now

Motorcycle Ride Supports Breast Cancer Research

Sept. 17 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on September 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at MCW’s Cancer Center. Wauwatosa Now

MCW Medical Student Win’s Briggs & Al’s Run; Event Raises $1 Million for Children’s

Sept. 17 - Connor Callahan, an MCW M-2 student, was the male winner of the 37th Briggs and Al’s Run and Walk for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The event drew 17,000 participants and raised more than $1 million for Children’s. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Bergom Receives Mentored Career Development Award to Study Breast Cancer Treatments

Sept. 17 - Dr. Carmen Bergom received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer. Waukesha Now

Study Led by Dr. Beyer to Determine Impact of Urban Park on Health Outcomes

Sept. 16 - A WUWM-FM report on Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center cites research being conducted by Kirsten Beyer, PhD to determine how an urban park affects knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and health outcomes among neighborhood residents. The project is supported by a grant from MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. WUWM

Bret Baier, Fox News Chief Political Anchor, to Speak at MCW’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 16 - Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at MCW’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner on November 10, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. The event benefits MCW’s Digestive Disease Center. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Hargarten Discusses Advances in Handgun Technology

Sept. 16 - In a report of Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses promising advances in which a handgun will only fire when the gun owner is wearing a watch that electronically disables a trigger lock. The technology could help address the problem of children being injured by loaded handguns. WPR

MCW Medical Student Wins Briggs & Al’s Run

Sept. 15 - Connor Callahan, an MCW M-2 student, was the male winner of the 37th Briggs and Al’s Run and Walk for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The event drew 17,000 participants and raised more than $1 million for Children’s. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Raymond Provides Update on the Development of Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

June 17 - In an interview on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., reports on progress being made on the development of MCW’s new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. WUWM

Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson Named Campus Dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin

June 03 - At a news conference in Wausau, Dr. Joseph Kerschner announced that Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson has been named Campus Dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin. An editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald notes that the new medical school will bolster Wausau’s reputation as an education center. Wausau Daily Herald

MCW-Green Bay to begin student recruitment

May 21 - Fox 11 news in Green Bay reports MCW’s new regional campus in Green Bay has received the accreditation necessary to begin student recruitment. Fox 11

MCW Green Bay Hopes to Start Recruitment Soon

Apr 10 - MCW leaders awarded Governor Scott Walker the Hands of Humanity Award, and gave State Representative John Nygren the Friends of MCW Award. Green Bay Press Gazette

Community Advisory Boards Named for Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

Jan 28 - MCW announced appointments to the Community Advisory Boards for the new regional campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay. WAOW-TV, MyFoxWausau, 1330 WHBL, & Marshfield News-Herald

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