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 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 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. 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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