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In The News, 2014

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

Milwaukee Woman Spreads Awareness About Colon Cancer

Mar 28 - Fox 6 profiled a local women who battled colon cancer five years ago, and is now an advocate for colorectal cancer awareness. Fox 6 News

Bon-Ton Stores Raise $375,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Mar 26 - The Concord (NH) Monitor reports that Bon-Ton Stores nationwide (Boston Store in Wisconsin) raised $375,000 through its annual Charge Against Breast Cancer campaign. Concord Monitor

Former Fashion Photographer to Present Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics

Mar 26 - Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer who now focuses his work on genetics, mental health, and human rights, will present MCW’s Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics on Thursday, April 3. WauwatosaNOW

Insurance Plans Cover Community Centers, Not Partner Hospitals, Doctors

Mar 26 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article reports that some health insurance plans created through the Affordable Care Act provide coverage to community health centers, but not their partner hospitals and physicians. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Amended Bill Passes Wisconsin Assembly

Mar 26 - The Wisconsin Assembly passed an amended bill that would require health insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State Assembly and House Pass Bills to Transfer Facility Oversight

Mar 26 - Both the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly passed bills that would transfer oversight of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to a board of mental health professionals. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Jackson Finds that Most Adult Migraine Drugs Don’t Help Children

Mar 26 - The New York Daily News reports on Dr. Jeffrey Jackson’s research reported in JAMA Pediatrics that most migraine drugs for adults don’t prevent migraines in children. New York Daily News

Dr. Ateyyah Discusses Saudi Arabia’s Emergency Planning Logistics during the Hajj

Mar 26 - In a presentation to the Kenosha Fire Department’s paramedics and EMTs, Saudi Arabian native Dr. Khalid Ateyyah discussed his work on the logistical challenges of emergency medicine planning during the Hajj, the five-day event annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Kenosha News

Women in Science Series to Feature Presentations by Drs. Hillard, Sander, and Book

Mar 26 - MCW’s 2014 Women in Science program will feature presentations by Cecilia Hillard, PhD, on “Gender Differences in Response to Stress”; Tara Sander, PhD, on “Personalized Medicine: Treatment to Fit Your Genes”; and Dr. Diane Book on “Modern Stroke Care: What Should You Expect?”. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Woodson Discusses Impact of Snoring on Sleep and Good Health

Mar 26 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson provides expert comment in the Huffington Post and Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Everyday Health on the impact of snoring on sleep and good health. Everyday Health & Huffington Post

Dr. Hari Explains Benefits of Oral Chemotherapy

Mar 26 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari told ABC-TV/Channel 12 that oral chemotherapy can better target cancer over time and fight it better than an intravenous treatment. WISN-TV

Wausau Leader Suggests Consideration of Education as a Growth Industry

Mar 26 - In an opinion editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald, Wausau City Council representative Keene Winters suggests that education can be a growth industry in Wausau spurred by the creation of MCW’s Central Wisconsin medical program. Wausau Daily Herald

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Pathway Teaches Resilience to Medical Students

Mar 26 - Psychology Today cites MCW’s medical school pathway program in quality improvement and patient safety in an article on the high cost of burnout in medicine. Psychology Today

Solid Organ Transplantation Program Featured

Mar 26 - BizTimes published an in-depth feature on the Solid Organ Transplantation Joint Program under the leadership of Dr. Johnny Hong. BizTimes

Match Day Reveals Where Graduating Medical Students Will Do Residency Training

Mar 26 - At Match Day on March 21, 54 (29.5 percent) of the 178 MCW graduating medical students learned that they will remain in Wisconsin for their residency training. WauwatosaNOW

Learn to Identify the Warning Signs of Stroke

Mar 26 - Osama Zaidat, MD, professor of neurology and director of the neurointerventional program, appeared on Fox 6’s program “Studio A” to discuss the warning signs of stroke. WITI-TV

Oconomowoc Man Defeats Colon Cancer

Mar 25 - The Oconomowoc Focus profiled a local man who was treated for colon cancer at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Oconomowoc Focus

Wisconsin Researcher Sheds Light on Phototherapy

Mar 24 - A story in the Wisconsin State Journal explores a new research program in which targeted blue lightwaves are used to kill staph infections. Wisconsin State Journal

Six Medical Apps Take Top Prize at MCW, UWM App Brewery Competition

Mar 19 - MCW and UWM partnered in a mobile app contest, in which nearly two dozen potential mobile medical applications were pitched to a group of judges. Milwaukee Business Journal

Saudi Arabian Doctor Shares Hajj Experience with Kenosha Medics

Mar 19 - Khalid Ateyyah, MD, a Saudi Arabian physician doing a fellowship at MCW, conducted a training session with medics at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, in which he explained his experiences in emergency medicine providing care during the Hajj. Kenosha News

Mental Health Complex: Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill to Transfer Mental Health Facility Control

Mar 18 - The Wisconsin Senate unanimously passed a bill supporting the transfer of control of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex to a board of medical professionals, including one non-voting member from MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rarely-Used Procedure Thwarts Wisconsin Senate Vote on Oral Chemotherapy Legislation

Mar 18 - Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald employed a rarely-used procedure to avoid a Senate vote on a bill that would require health insurance coverage for oral chemotherapy medications. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Proposed Harmony Initiative Project Interested in Saving Laacke & Joys Buildings

Mar 18 - Officials with the proposed Harmony Initiative said they are planning to save the Laacke & Joys buildings near downtown Milwaukee if they buy the property for their new arts and health care project. Milwaukee Business Journal

UWM’s New Accelerator Building to House Mobile App Laboratory

Mar 18 - The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a photo tour of UWM’s new Accelerator Building on the Innovation Campus adjacent to the MRMC campus. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Thomas Discusses Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

Mar 18 - Dr. James Thomas discusses the importance of colon cancer screening with the Waukesha Freeman. Greater Milwaukee Today

Dr. Jesmanowicz Utilizes Functional Connectivity MRI to Enhance Brain Activity Measurements

Mar 18 - An article in Electronic Design focuses on the work of Andrzej Jesmanowicz, PhD. Electronic Design

Dr. Li Discusses Difficulties of Diagnosing Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Mar 18 - Dr. B. Li discusses the difficulties of diagnosing cyclic vomiting syndrome on NBC-TV/Channel 4. 620 WTMJ

Dr. Jacobsohn Provides Background Information on Prostate Cancer

Mar 18 - Dr. Kenneth Jacobsohn provides background information on prostate cancer for an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report on Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas’ announcement that he is being treated for the disease. WISN-TV

Clinical Trial Will Evaluate Effect of a Diabetic Medication on Blood Vessel Function

Mar 18 - MCW is enrolling Type 2 diabetes patients in a clinical trial conducted by Dr. Michael Widlansky. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Chiu Discusses Difficulties of Differentiating between a Cold and an Allergy

Mar 18 - Dr. Asriani Chiu discusses the difficulties of differentiating between a cold and an allergy based on symptoms in an article on WebMD. WebMD

Dr. Campbell Expresses Concern over Unknown Risks of Electronic Cigarettes

Mar 18 - Dr. Bruce Campbell notes that there are still too many unknowns about the side effects and risks of exposure to carcinogens posed by electronic cigarettes. Today's TMJ4

Journal Sentinel Reporter Earns Health Care Journalists’ Award for Gross Anatomy Series

Mar 18 - The Association of Health Care Journalists awarded Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson the third place award in the consumer/feature category for “The Course of Their Lives,” the newspaper’s multi-part series that followed a group of MCW M-1 students through their gross anatomy course. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Baisden Cited as One of Nation’s 20 Spine Surgeons Focused on Ethics

Mar 18 - Becker’s Spine Review profiled Dr. Jaime Baisden as one of the nation’s 20 spine surgeons focused on ethics. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Truwit Named One of the Nation’s Top 100 CMOs to Know

Mar 18 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Dr. Jonathon Truwit, Froedtert & MCW Enterprise Chief Medical Officer, as one of the nation’s 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Schellhase Elected Second Vice President of Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Mar 18 - Dr. Ken Schellhase was elected Second Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Greater Milwaukee Today

Dr. Rao Elected to Board of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Mar 18 - Dr. Raj Rao has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Lamb Receives AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Mar 18 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Hospitalist

Drs. Dimmock, Jacob, and Worthy Challenge JAMA Study Questioning Accuracy of DNA Tests

Mar 18 - MCW scientists Dr. David Dimmock, Howard Jacob, PhD, and Elizabeth Worthey, PhD, challenge the findings of a Stanford University report in the Journal of the American Medical Association that says that technology is not yet to the point to provide patients with accurate, useful information derived from DNA tests. The Scientist & San Francisco Gate

Agnesian Healthcare Officials Praise Benefits of Loose Affiliation

Mar 18 - Officials at Agnesian Healthcare in Fond du Lac describe the benefits of the health system’s loose affiliation with Froedtert & MCW in a Fond du Lac Reporter article. Fond du Lac Reporter

Whole Genome Growing Pains

Mar 13 - The Scientist reports on a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association in which researchers at Stanford report difficulties in using whole genome sequencing as a tool to detect disease risk in healthy adults. The Scientist

Secretary of Workforce Development Highlights Froedtert Partnership with Bradley Tech

Mar 11 - Reggie Newsome, Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development, authored an opinion editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald that highlighted Froedtert Hospital’s partnership with Milwaukee’s Bradley Tech High School. Wausau Daily Herald

Polar Plunge Cancer Fundraising Event Memorializes Froedtert Employee

Mar 11 - “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research,” was held on March 8 at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. WauwatosaNOW

Patient Makes Lifestyle Changes to Qualify for New VAD Model

Mar 11 - Dr. Robert Love contributes to an NBC-TV/Channel 4 report on a Milwaukee man’s commitment to lifestyle changes so that he could become one of the nation’s first patients to be approved for a new model of a ventricular assist device. 620 WTMJ-AM

Dr. Browning Discusses Fond du Lac Infant’s Battle against Adrenal Cancer

Mar 11 - Dr. Meghen Browning discusses a Fond du Lac infant’s battle against adrenocortical carcinoma. Post Crescent

Program’s Goal is to Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease among Elderly

Mar 11 - Dr. Malgorzata Franczak notes that physical and cognitive help can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bioethicists Suggest that Parents Best-Equipped to Decide on Genetic Test Discussions

Mar 11 - In a commentary published in the American Journal of Bioethics, Kimberly Strong, PhD, and Thomas May, PhD, write that parents are best-suited to make decisions about what genetic testing results are provided to children and their families. Health Canal

Dr. Santo Tomas Collaborates on Study Predicting Survival from Graft-vs.-Host Disease

Mar 11 - Dr. Linus Santo Tomas collaborated with lead authors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on a study published in Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation that found that a simple questionnaire that rates breathing difficulties on a scale of 0 to 3 predicts survival in chronic graft-vs.-host disease. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Community Physicians Names Dr. Butler, Kathy Bagemihl to Leadership Positions

Mar 11 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians named Dr. John Butler as Chief Medical Officer, and Kathy Bagemihl as Chief Operating Officer. BizTimes

Dr. Oldham Chairs Task Force on National Resources Needed for Childhood Surgery

Mar 11 - Dr. Keith Oldham was Chairman of the American College of Surgeons’ Task Force for Children’s Surgical Care, which developed new comprehensive guidelines that define the resources the nation’s surgical facilities need to perform operations effectively and safely in infants and children. Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Newborn Cardiac Screening Test

Mar 11 - At a ceremony March 3rd conducted at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker signed legislation requiring all newborn babies to be tested for a critical congenital heart defect. MCW endorsed the legislation. Fox 6 News, CBS 58 News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, & Wisconsin Public Radio

Health System Closes 2013 Posting Higher Revenue and Income

Mar 11 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin closed 2013 posting higher revenue and income. The health system recorded $36.8 million in operating income and new revenue of $125 million from the Children’s Community Health Plan. Milwaukee Business Journal

Truven Health Analytics Names Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals

Mar 11 - Froedtert & MCW, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, and Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital were named by Truven Health Analytics as among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals. MenomoneeFallsNOW

Dr. Besharse Receives $1.1 Million NIH Renewal Grant for Research Training Program in Vision

Mar 11 - Joseph Besharse, PhD, received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. BizTimes

MCW Community Members submit 86 Proposals in Dean’s Mobile App Challenge

Mar 11 - Members of the MCW community submitted 86 proposals to Dr. Joseph Kerschner’s Dean’s Mobile App Challenge, conducted by MCW in partnership with UWM’s mobile application innovation lab. Milwaukee Business Journal

Residency Program to Tackle State Psychiatrist Shortage

Mar 7 - The Green Bay Press Gazette featured the psychiatry residency program MCW is developing in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. Green Bay Press Gazette

Women for MACC Host PastaFest Fundraising Event

Mar 5 - Women for MACC discuss their PastaFest fundraising event on NBC-TV/Channel 4’s “Morning Blend.” The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)

St. Norbert: Schneider Contribution to Create Business School, MBA Program

Mar 5 - St. Norbert College will use a $7 million donation to establish a new business school and to create a new Master of Business Administration program. Green Bay Press Gazette & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Prominent Architect Supported MCW Stem Cell Research Studies

Mar 5 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel obituary for prominent Milwaukee architect James Plunkett notes that Mr. Plunkett and his wife supported MCW’s stem cell research studies and established the Plunkett Family Foundation at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Obermyer Debunks Myths about Milk and Health

Mar 5 - Dr. Mark Obermyer discusses the benefits of dairy products and debunks myths about milk and health in an interview on Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 News

Dr. Babaei Discusses Health Risks Posed by Shapewear Undergarments

Mar 5 - Dr. Arash Babaei discusses risks posed by shapewear, a new undergarment that constrains the body and changes an individual’s shape. CBS 58 News

Indian Newspaper Recognizes Dr. Willoughby for Contributions to Rabies Treatment

Mar 5 - A column on rabies in India’s The Hindu newspaper traces the contribution of Dr. Rodney Willoughby and his development of the Milwaukee Protocol as the only regimen recognized to save rabies patients. The Hindu

Dr. Donohoue to be Honored at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Event

Mar 5 - Dr. Patricia Donohoue will be honored at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 18th annual black-tie gala on March 8 at the Pfister Hotel. The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)

Harmony Initiative Project would be Hub of Wellness, Healthcare and Arts

Mar 5- A Milwaukee Business Journal article on the Milwaukee Ballet’s executive director provides background information on the proposed Harmony Initiative; a venture among MCW, the Milwaukee Ballet and UWM’s Peck School of the Arts to establish a hub of wellness, healthcare and the arts at a location in downtown Milwaukee, including an MCW sports medicine clinic. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Guralnick Recommends “Bladder Diary”, Bladder Retraining for Overactive Bladder

Mar 5 - Dr. Michael Guralnick recommends that patients with an overactive bladder maintain a “bladder diary” to identify specific cues tied to urge incontinence. WebMD

Dr. Dellinger Discusses Health Risks of Eating Fish Exposed to Chemical Contaminants

Mar 5 - In an interview of WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” Matthew Dellinger, PhD, discussed risks posed to Wisconsin’s Native American tribes and rural populations through exposure to chemical contaminants in Great Lakes fish. WUWM-FM

Dr. Gupta Finds No Increased Odds of In-Hospital Mortality for Cocaine Users with MI

Mar 5 - In a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, Dr. Navdeep Gupta reports that cocaine users with myocardial infarction do not have increased odds of in-hospital mortality. MPR Publications

Finances Evaluated to Determine Impact of New Community Physician Division

Mar 5 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reviewed financial reports from MCW and Froedtert Health’s first six months of the current fiscal year to determine the impact of the new Community Physicians division on the organizations’ finances. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Lerner Collaborates on Study to Determine When Childhood Injuries Require Trauma Care

Mar 5 - E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, is collaborating with colleagues at the University of Rochester on a $1.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Development to study thousands of child injury scenarios to learn the best practices for treatment at the scene, and what circumstances predict the need of a trauma center. University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Jacob Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Evaluate Genetic Variants in Kidney Disease

Mar 5 - Howard Jacob, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate human genetic variants contributing to end-stage renal disease. Health News Digest

Patient Success Stories Cited in Feature on Whole Genome Sequencing Clinic

Mar 5 - The Washington Post reports on the success of the MCW/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin whole genome sequencing program. The Washington Post

Cocaine Use Doesn’t Raise Inpatient Heart Attack Mortality Rate

Feb 27 - Navdeep Gupta, MD, studied the connection between myocardial infarction deaths in hospitals and cocaine use, and found that use of the drug did not impact mortality rates. HealthDay News

History of 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Mansion Detailed

Feb 25 - Urban Milwaukee details the history of the Randy Bryant and Cecilia Gore mansion on Milwaukee’s East Side, built in 1901. Urban Milwaukee

Cyclists Ride Stationary Bikes to Raise Funds for Cancer Center

Feb 25 - The 14th annual Ridin’ for Research event will be held March 2 at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer. Hundreds of cyclists will ride stationary bikes in the event to raise funds for the MCW Cancer Center. WauwatosaNOW

Medical Student Mark Kashtan Participates in AMA Medical Student Advocacy Day

Feb 25 - An American Medical Association recap on national advocacy efforts in 2013 notes that MCW medical student Mark Kashtan (now M-3) was one of 300 medical students nationwide who participated in the AMA’s Medical Student Advocacy Day. American Medical Association

More than 700 Runners, Walkers Raise Over $30,000 for Cardiovascular Research

Feb 25 - The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a slide show of the 18th annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run and Walk on February 15. Milwaukee Business Journal

Editorial by Dr. Kosinski Encourages Physicians to use Hospital Stairways

Feb 25 - Dr. Lauren Kosinski discusses the benefits of using hospital stairwells by exercise-deprived physicians. General Surgery News

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Sequencing genes can pinpoint rare illnesses. Might it help with other problems?

Feb 25 - A story in the Washington Post profiles the whole genome sequencing program at MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. David Dimmock, MD, was interviewed in the piece. The Washington Post

Dr. Baisden Profiled in Becker’s Spine Review

Feb 25 - Dr. Jaime Baisden is profiled in Becker’s Spine Review. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Raasch Conducts Biomechanical Analysis to Prevent Brewer Injuries

Feb 25 - An article on Major League Baseball’s website discusses the work of Milwaukee Brewers Head Team Physician Dr. William Raasch to prevent injuries. Major League Baseball News

Dr. Harker-Murray Discusses Advances in Treating Metastatic Melanoma

Feb 25 - Dr. Amy Harker-Murray discusses the advances made in treating metastatic melanoma in a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on the increased incidence of melanoma among women in their 20s. Fox 6 News

Dr. Duncan Provides Comment on New Process to Shortcut Skin-to-Liver Cell Reprogramming

Feb 25 - Stephen Duncan, PhD, provides expert comment in The Scientist on a research study reported in Nature that researchers at University of California San Francisco have adapted a reprogramming technique that speeds the process of converting skin cells to liver cells. The Scientist

Dr. Kristich Receives $378,000 NIH Grant to Study Drug Resistance in Bacteria

Feb 25 - Christopher J. Kristich, PhD, is principal investigator for a two-year, $378,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the mechanisms underlying drug resistance in bacteria. WauwatosaNOW

Health Systems Select Cardiac Surgery Partners

Feb 25 - Columbia St. Mary’s and ProHealth Care decided not to partner on finding an outside organization to provide cardiac surgery for both health systems. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal & BizTimes

Use of Genome-Wide Sequencing to Increase as Costs Come Down

Feb 25 - Howard Jacob, PhD, authored a commentary in MIT Technology Review noting that as costs come down, more patients will benefit from genome-wide sequencing. MIT Technology Review

Second Part of Series on Heart Transplant Patient’s Saga

Feb 25 - In the second of a two-part series, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows patient Kathleen Shores from her diagnosis of heart failure, placement on an artificial heart machine, and heart transplant procedure. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kerschner Comments on Use of Topical Antibiotics to Treat Ear Tube-Related Infections

Feb 25 - In a New York Times article, Dr. Joseph Kerschner provides expert comment on a New England Journal of Medicine study that found that in children with ear tubes, topical antibiotics drops are more effective in treating leaky discharge caused by ear infection than oral antibiotics or observation. The New York Times

VA System Creates Seven New Psychiatry Residency Slots for Northeast Wisconsin

Feb 25 - MCW’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, in partnership with the Milwaukee VA, will oversee the training of seven new psychiatry residency slots in northeast Wisconsin. WauwatosaNOW

Study Finds Drops are Best Treatment for Ear Tube-Related Dripping

Feb 20 - The New York Times interviewed Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Executive Vice President of MCW and Dean of the medical school, regarding a new study about how to treat children with ear tubes who have consistent discharge from the ears. New York Times

“International Evidence Locker” app Designed to Record and Report International Atrocities

Feb 19 - A PBS story about human rights monitoring includes a mention of the International Evidence Locker, an app conceptualized and designed by Bonnie Freudinger, an engineer in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. PBS

National News Outlets Report on Surgery for Milwaukee Bucks Star

Feb 18 - More than 60 news outlets nationwide reported that Dr. Gerald Harris performed successful surgery to repair orbital bone fractures on Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders. Fox Sports Wisconsin & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

More than $300 Million Underway in Milwaukee Academic Research and Development

Feb 18 - In an article in Milwaukee BizTimes, businessman and columnist John Torinus notes that more than $300 million in academic research and development is underway in Milwaukee, led by MCW, UW-Milwaukee, and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. BizTimes

Medical College among State Health Organizations Backing Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Feb 18 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that MCW and Aurora Health Care are among Wisconsin health care organizations that support legislation that would require health insurance companies to cover costs for oral chemotherapy medications used in place of infusion therapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Gilbert Discusses Severe Asthma and Use of Low-Dose Steroids

Feb 18 - Dr. Ileen Gilbert provides expert comment to an article in Everyday Health on severe asthma. Everyday Health

Dr. Brandow Receives American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award

Feb 18 - Dr. Amanda Brandow received the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award. Dr. Brandow will receive $150,000 over a three- year period for her research into sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

HWPP Grant Supports Free Dental Care for Low-Income Pregnant Women

Feb 18 - A two-year, $200,000 grant from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program supports a Columbia St. Mary’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic program providing free dental care to 200 low-income pregnant women. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

College Recognized by Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy

Feb 18 - MCW is one of 13 Wisconsin organizations recognized by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy for their efforts to promote personal finance understanding. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hong Discusses Joint Solid Organ Transplant Program

Feb 18 - Dr. Johnny Hong discussed the joint MCW-Froedtert-Children’s Solid Organ Transplant Program on WTMJ-AM. 620 WTMJ-AM

Study Finds Dexamethasone More Effective than Prednisone for Childhood Asthma Treatment

Feb 18 - Dr. Grant Keeney authored a study published in Pediatrics that found that dexamethasone may be more effective in treating asthma in children than prednisone. dailyRx News

Dr. Kumar Reports that Sepsis is Five Times Lower for Pregnant Women

Feb 18 - In a presentation at the Critical Care Congress, Dr. Gagan Kumar reported that the incidence of severe sepsis was nearly five times lower and the risk of death from severe sepsis was 43% lower during pregnancy, compared with nonpregnant women, in a large retrospective study on data on more than 47 million pregnancy-related discharges. Family Practice News

Drs. Amirkhanian and Kelly Receive NIH Grant to Study Russian HIV Social Support Systems

Feb 18 - Yuri A. Amirkhanian, PhD, and Jeffrey A. Kelly, PhD, received a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study whether social support improves care attendance and treatment adherence for people in Russia with HIV. WauwatosaNOW

Cullen Heart Run and Walk Supports Dr. Broeckel’s Research on Ventricular Hypertrophy

Feb 18 - In a feature report in advance of the Steve Cullen Annual Healthy Heart Club Run and Walk, Dr. Ulrich Broeckel discusses his cardiovascular research studies with ABC-TV/Channel 12. WISN-TV

Keck Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant for Genetic Research on Rare Diseases

Feb 18 - The W.M. Keck Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to support genetic research to help diagnose and treat children with rare diseases. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Jacob Receives $8.7 Million NIH Grant to Create 200 Breeds of Genetically-Altered Rats

Feb 18 - Howard Jacob, PhD, was awarded a five-year, $8.7 million NIH grant to create 200 breeds of specially-engineered rats to be used to study the genetics of human disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Need for Kidney Donors

Feb 18 - WISN-TV aired a story about the need for kidney donors in Wisconsin. The story featured Christopher Johnson, MD. WISN-TV

Women in Their 20’s Increasingly at Risk for Melanoma Skin Cancer

Feb 17 - Amy Harker-Murray, MD, discusses the warning signs of melanoma, and the groups most at risk of developing skin cancer, in a story that aired on WITI-TV. Fox 6 News

Change of Heart

Feb 17 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed a Froedtert & the Medical College patient with heart failure as she was first put on a total artificial heart, then a portable device, and then, months later, a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

High School Students Gain Exposure to Careers in Engineering and Construction

Feb 12 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on 18 students from Milwaukee’s Bradley Tech High School who are at Froedtert gaining exposure to careers in engineering and construction by observing construction of Froedtert’s new $117 million Center for Advanced Care. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Michigan State Football Star Accepted into MCW’s 2014 Entering Medical School Class

Feb 12 - Michigan State University football star Mark Scarpinato announced that he is leaving football to pursue medicine. Detroit Free Press

College Staff Teach Fourth Grade Students How to Create Patentable Inventions

Feb 12 - Fourth grade students at St. Matthias Parish School in Milwaukee will learn how to turn creative ideas into patentable inventions through a partnership with MCW’s Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center (BBC). WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Arce-Lara to Discuss Cancers Impacting Black Women at Kenosha Event

Feb 12 - Dr. Carlos Arce-Lara will discuss cancers that significantly impact black women at a free community event in Kenosha on February 18. The Journal Times

Tomah VA Chief of Staff Named to MCW-Central Wisconsin Community Advisory Board

Feb 12 - MCW named Dr. David Houlihan, Chief of Staff at the Tomah VA Medical Center, to the MCW-Central Wisconsin Community Advisory Board. La Crosse Tribune

Editorial Supports Transfer of Mental Health Complex to Board of Medical Professionals

Feb 12 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial endorses proposed legislation to transfer oversight of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to a board of medical professionals. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Berger Calls for State Regulations Mandating Pulse Oximetry Screening of Newborns

Feb 12 - Dr. Stuart Berger calls for state regulations requiring Pulse Oximetry Screening for all Wisconsin newborns. 620 WTMJ-AM

Psychiatry Residents Rate Clinical Supervision as Best Way to Assess Core Competency

Feb 12 - Resident physicians in Psychiatry rated direct clinical supervision as the most favorable way for faculty supervisors to assess trainee skills in the “core competency” of professionalism and ethics according to study reported in Academic Psychiatry by Dr. Laura Roberts. Psychiatric News

Glaucoma Research Foundation Names Dr. Dubra to Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative

Feb 12 - Alfredo Dubra, PhD, is one of four principal Investigators of the Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative sponsored by the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Ophthalmology Times

Company Raises $700,000 from Angel Investors to Market Device Created by Dr. Shaker

Feb 12 - Somna Therapeutics has raised $700,000 from individual angel investors allowing the company to market the Reza band, an adjustable neck band that prevents stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Expectant Mothers Receive Free Dental Care at South Side Clinic

Feb 12 - The Milwaukee Neighborhood News profiled a program that provides free dental care for expectant mothers in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Blood Cells Transformed to Beating Heart Cells for Cardiovascular Research

Feb 12 - A WISN-TV news story profiles the work of Ulrich Broeckel, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute. WISN-TV

Dr. Braza Discusses Benefits of Wellness Programs; MCW’s Departmental Wellness Champions

Feb 12 - Dr. Diane Braza discusses the benefits of workplace wellness programs in a Milwaukee BizTimes article. She discusses MCW’s successful departmental “wellness champions” program. BizTimes

Dr. Kim Receives $1.2 Million NIH Grant to Study How the Body Metabolizes Drugs

Feb 12 - Jung-Ja Kim, PhD, received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the way in which the human body metabolizes drugs, and the causes behind abnormal steroid hormone production. WauwatosaNOW

Researchers Collaborate with Boston Children’s on Pharmacogenomics Study

Feb 12 - MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are collaborating with Boston Children’s Hospital on the first pharmacogenomics study to use genetic information to predict if a child will have a reaction to medications, and ultimately develop individualized therapy for patients. Health Canal & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Campbell Authors Essay about Answering Machines

Feb 6 - Dr. Bruce Campbell , essayist for WUWM-FM, vents about answering machine messages. WUWM-FM

Dr. Kersten Wins Kidney Foundation’s Annual Ballroom Dancing Contest

Feb 6 - Dr. Judy Kersten was selected as the 2014 individual winner of the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin’s ballroom dancing contest fundraising event.

TV Report Focuses on Permanent Disabilities as Result of Gun Violence

Feb 6 - In an interview on CBS-TV/Channel 58, Dr. Stephen Hargarten notes that some gun violence victims experience permanent disabilities. CBS 58 News

Dr. Rubin Discusses Risks of Frostbite in Subzero Weather

Feb 6 - Dr. Jonathan Rubin tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that skin exposed to subzero wind chills in the minus-20s and below can lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Caledonia Woman Regains the Ability to Walk through New Gait and Balance Technology

Feb 6 - A Racine Journal Times article reports on the recovery of a Caledonia woman who lost the ability to walk from a massive stroke. In less than a month later, Joan Schacht regained the ability to walk through the ZeroG Gait and Balance Training System. The Journal Times

Legislation Would Place County Mental Health under Control of Governor = Appointed Board

Feb 6 - Legislation will be introduced in Madison to strip the Milwaukee County Board of its oversight of mental health care. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Hospital Introduces Measures to Reduce Patient Readmissions

Feb 6 - A Wisconsin Hospital Association report finds that state hospitals have made progress on quality initiatives. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. McCrea Discusses Concussion Research Grant from GE Health and National Football League

Feb 6 - In interviews with Wisconsin Public Radio and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Michael McCrea, PhD, discusses the $300,000 grant he received from GE Health and the National Football League to conduct concussion research. Wisconsin Public Radio &

College Cited for Preparing Medical Students to Become Physician Leaders

Feb 6 - MCW is identified as one of the nation’s medical schools taking the lead in preparing medical students to become physician leaders in an article in Hospital and Health Networks Daily. Hospitals & Health Networks

Researchers Find Two Distinct Patterns of Genetic Alteration in Invasive Bladder Cancer

Feb 6 - MCW researchers are co-authors of a Roswell Park Cancer Institute-led study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found that invasive bladder cancers demonstrate two distinct patterns of genetic alteration, one of which may result from defects in cells' ability to replicate. Medical News Today

MCW Joins Multi-State Network to Share Electronic Medical Record Data for Research

Feb 6 - MCW is one of 10 medical centers joining to create the Greater Plains Collaborative, a multi-state network that will build a data set from electronic medical records that will be used to contribute to new research in the fields of breast cancer, obesity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Business Journal, & BizTimes

Father Donates Portion of Liver to Save His Infant Son’s Life

Feb 6 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a father who donated a portion of his liver to save his infant son’s life. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

446 Faculty Physicians Named Best Doctors in America

Feb 6 - A total of 446 Medical College of Wisconsin faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on the Best Doctors in America® list for 2014. MCW physicians represent 44 percent of the 1,015 Wisconsin physicians listed as Best Doctors, more physicians from MCW than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin. WauwatosaNOW

MCW Joins Clinical Research Network

Feb 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is one of three Wisconsin academic health systems that received a combined $1.5 million through the Affordable Care Act to participate in a comparative clinical-effectiveness research network in the Midwest. Milwaukee Business Journal

A Survivor’s Story

Jan 31 - CBS 58 News profiled a man who has survived and thrived despite a paralyzing gunshot wound. Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, discussed the lifelong effects of these types of traumatic events, and the importance of the Level 1 Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital. WDJT-TV

Donating liver to save son “the best thing I ever did in my life”

Jan 31 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a Milwaukee man who donated part of his liver to save his 19-month old son who was in liver failure. Johnny Hong, MD, was the surgeon on the case and was interviewed for the story. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ten Financial Counselors Trained to Help Patients Enroll in ACA Health Plans

Jan 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin have trained 10 financial counselors to help patients enroll in health care plans available through the federal marketplace. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Langlade County Selected for Community Teams Program

Jan 28 - The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, a continuing education and training resource supported jointly by MCW and UW School of Medicine and Public Health, selected Langlade County for participation in its Community Teams Program. WJFW Newswatch 12

Patient Creates Fundraising Event for Stroke Research

Jan 28 - profiled Gina Gruenwald, who suffered a massive stroke in 2009, on her recovery and efforts to support MCW stroke research through the Milwaukee Food for Thought fundraising event.

American Medical Association President Discusses Flu Prevention

Jan 28 - ABC-TV/Channel 12 interviewed Dr. Ardis Hoven, President of the American Medical Association, about flu prevention. Dr. Hoven was interviewed at MCW, where she was lecturing MCW medical students. ABC-TV/Channel 12

Dr. Obermyer Reports that Most Flu Patients are in their 20s, 30s

Jan 28 - Dr. Mark Obermyer reported that most flu patients he has treated this year in are their 20s and 30s on a news report on WUWM-FM. WUWM-FM

Dr. Vithalani Named Judge for 2014 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Jan 28 - Kalpa Vithalani, PhD, is one of 14 judges for the 2014 Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Wisconsin Technology Council

Dr. Simons Unanimously Reelected Chair of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Jan 28 - Dr. Ken Simons was unanimously reelected chair of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. Wisconsin Medical Society

Governor’s State of the State Address Notes Funding Support for More Primary Care Doctors

Jan 28 - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State Address noted that Wisconsin’s new budget includes funding for MCW to increase the number of primary care doctors in rural and underserved areas of the state. Fox 6 News & The Badger Herald

Dr. Gregg Discusses Hospital Purchase of MRI Units in a $10 Million Upgrade

Jan 28 - Dr. David Gregg discusses the hospitals purchase of a 3T and 1.5T MRI units at a cost of approximately $10 million. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Woodson Discusses Sleep Apnea Clinical Trial Results

Jan 28 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson discussed with WTMJ-AM the results of a sleep apnea clinical trial he led. 620 WTMJ-AM

Campus Organizations are Proactive in Addressing Road Construction Issues

Jan 28 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that MCW and Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus partners have been proactive in identifying transit alternatives and parking restrictions as the organizations communicate with campus employees. Milwaukee Business Journal

GE and National Football League Award Head Health Challenge Grant to Dr. McCrea

Jan 28 - Michael McCrea, PhD, and MCW were one of 16 entities worldwide to receive a $300,000 Head Health Challenge grant from General Electric and the National Football League. Milwaukee Business Journal, The Wall Street Journal, CBS 58 News, GE Reports, & 3 other sources

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

Dr. Mike McCrea Awarded GE and NFL Head Health Concussion Grant

Jan 23 - Michael McCrea, PhD, has been awarded a prestigious Head Health Challenge grant to study concussion using advanced imaging techniques and technology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk Supports Cardiovascular Research

Jan 21 - The 18th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on February 15 at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center in Wauwatosa. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Buchan Named Diplomate of American Board of Medical Microbiology

Jan 21 - Blake Buchan, PhD, earned certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, the highest credential that a doctoral-level clinical microbiologist is able to earn. WauwatosaNOW

Family’s Struggle with Uterine Cancer Leads to Creation of Cancer Research Fundraising Event

Jan 21 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 prepared a feature report on the Ellenbecker family’s struggle with uterine cancer and the creation of the Strikes for Hope charity bowling event. Fox 6 News

Minority Children Less-Likely to be Placed Correctly in Car Seats, Booster Seats

Jan 21 - Dr. Suzanne Brixey provides comment to a Reuter’s story on a study published in Pediatrics that found that minority children are less likely to be placed correctly in car seats or booster seats. Chicago Tribune

Dr. Hillard Reports that “Contact High” from Marijuana Smoke is Psychological Phenomenon

Jan 21 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD, said that a “contact high” from exposure to marijuana smoke is a psychological phenomenon. Business Insider

Dr. Derse Discusses Bioethical Issues Related to End-of-Life Decisions

Jan 21 - Dr. Arthur Derse discusses bioethical issues that families face when making end of life decisions. Wisconsin Public Radio

Dr. Lane Discusses Epigenetics

Jan 21 - Dr. Robert Lane discusses the field of epigenetics; the study of how and why certain parts of the human genome are turned on and off by different factors. WUWM-FM

Dr. Friedland Receives CTSI Grant to Study Vestibular Disorders

Jan 21 - Dr. David Friedland received a $25,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Butson Receives CTSI Grant to Develop Clinical Decision Support System

Jan 21 - Christopher Butson, PhD, received a $25,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a clinical decision support system to manage patients receiving deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Carlson Contributes to Study that Finds that Speech Engages Both Sides of the Brain

Jan 21 - Dr. Chad Carlson contributed to a Nature study that found that speech engages both sides of the brain.

Dr. Pahapill Discusses Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery to Treat Parkinson’s

Jan 21 - Dr. Peter Pahapill provides information on deep brain stimulation surgery to treat Parkinson’s disease in a report on NBC-TV/Channel 4. WTMJ-TV

Canadian TV Channel Reports on Crash Lab Research into Back Injuries

Jan 21 - Discovery Channel Canada came to Milwaukee to prepare an in-depth report on MCW’s Vehicle Crash Laboratory at the Zablocki VA Medical Center. Discovery Channel Canada

Dr. Sato Named CEO of Children’s Specialty Group

Jan 21 - MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin named Dr. Thomas Sato as Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Specialty Group (CSG). BizTimes

Strikes for Hope Bowling Event Raises Funds for Cancer Research

Jan 20 - A bowling outing to raise funds for the MCW Cancer Center was featured on WITI-TV. WITI-TV

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

Jan 16 - Today’s TMJ4 profiled a Fond du Lac man who underwent deep brain stimulation to reduce the tremors caused by his Parkinson’s Disease. WTMJ-TV

Crash Lab Profiled on Discovery Channel Canada

Vehicle Crash Lab Featured on “Daily Planet” on Discovery Channel Canada. Discovery Channel Canada

The Science of Epigenetics

Jan 16 - Robert Lane, MD, discusses the field of epigenetics on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament Supports Cancer Research

Jan 13 - The sixth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held on January 18 in Menomonee Falls. WauwatosaNOW

Asian-Pacific American Medical Student Association Co-Hosts Community Health Fair

Jan 13 - MCW’s Asian-Pacific American Medical Student Association joined with Neighborhood House of Milwaukee to host a January 11 community health fair at Neighborhood House. CBS 58 News

Dr. Thakar Discusses Clinical Trial Funded by Pablove Foundation

Jan 13 - Dr. Monica Thakar discusses a promising clinical trial made possible by the Pablove Foundation in an article profiling Jo Ann Thrailkill, co-founder of the Pablove Foundation.

Dr. Obermyer Provides Tips to Avoid the Flu

Jan 13 - Dr. Mark Obermyer provides tips on how to avoid the flu. Fox 6 News

Dr. Campbell Asks “Will What We Teach Now Be Relevant Later?”

Jan 13 - Dr. Bruce Campbell, who also serves as essayist for WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” questions whether some knowledge has an expiration date. WUWM-FM

Dr. Hariman Discusses Job Challenges Faced by Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Jan 13 - Dr. Richard Hariman discusses the challenges patients with rheumatoid arthritis face as they try to hold a job. Everyday Health

Dr. Decker Discusses Health Risks Posed by Sub-Zero Weather

Jan 13 - Dr. Christopher Decker discusses the health risks posed by sub-zero weather, especially for diabetics. WUWM-FM

Dr. Hohenwalter Discusses Use of TheraSphere to Treat Liver Cancer

Jan 13 - Dr. Eric Hohenwalter discusses the use of TheraSphere to treat liver cancer on Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 News

NEJM Report Co-Led by Dr. Woodson Identifies Effective Sleep Apnea Device

Jan 13 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson is co-primary investigator of a multi-center study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that found that a surgically-implanted upper airway stimulation device reduced obstructive sleep apnea episodes by 70 percent. Health Canal

Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center to Open in Menomonee Falls

Jan 13 - Froedtert & MCW’s new Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center in Menomonee Falls will open on January 13. Milwaukee Business Journal

Drs. Joseph Carroll and David Dimmock Named to “40 Under 40” List

Jan 13 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, and Dr. David Dimmock have been named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2014 “40 Under 40” list recognizing young professionals who are making contributions to their field and the community. Milwaukee Business Journal

Bioethicist Discusses End of Life Issues on Wisconsin Public Radio

Jan 13 - Arthur Derse, MD, JD, discusses the laws and ethics of end of life decisions on an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Public Radio

CTSI Grant to Fund New Assessment Tool for Vestibular Disorders

Jan 13 - David Friedland, MD, PhD, has been awarded a CTSI Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant to develop a clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. WauwatosaNOW

Physician to Help Ethiopian Emergency Doctors

Jan 13 - M. Chris Decker, MD, is in Ethiopia helping design and set up an emergency department at the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Segon Receives Pilot Grant to Improve Communications between Doctors and Patients

Jan 10 - Dr. Ankur Segon received a $12,500 pilot model grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a dynamic feedback mechanism designed at improving communication between doctors and patients in a hospital setting. WauwatosaNOW

Anthony Caples Helps Lead UWM’s Saving Black Boys Summit

Jan 10 - Anthony Caples helped lead the recent Saving Black Boys Summit held at UWM. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Johnstone Comments on Study on Gender Differences in Mild Coronary Artery Disease

Jan 10 - Dr. Candice Johnstone provides expert comment to Family Practice News on a study reported at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America that found that the mild coronary artery disease differences between men and women are not as great as earlier identified. Family Practice News

Dr. Hohenwalter Discusses Use of TheraSphere to Treat Liver Cancer

Jan 10 - Dr. Eric Hohenwalter discusses the use of TheraSphere to treat liver cancer. NewsmaxHealth

Dr. Decker Discusses Sub-Zero Weather Health Risks for Packer Fans

Jan 10 - With predictions of sub-zero weather for the Green Bay Packers game, Dr. Chris Decker tells WUWM-FM that fans attending the game should guard against frostbite and dehydration. WUWM-FM

Dr. Volkman Receives $353,000 NIH Grant to Study Protein as Possible HIV Inhibitor

Jan 10 - Brian Volkman, PhD, received a one-year, $353,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study a unique protein that shows promise as an HIV inhibitor. WauwatosaNOW

475 Employees to be Relocated to Facilities in West Allis

Jan 10 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced it will be moving 475 employees from finance and information services units to the Summit Place Office Complex in West Allis. The Business Journal

Centergy Creates Regional Collaboration Needed to Develop MCW-Central Wisconsin

Jan 10 - An article on regional economic development in the Stevens Point Journal notes that Centergy in Central Wisconsin is capable of providing regional collaboration for the development of MCW-Central Wisconsin, something that couldn’t be accomplished by individual chambers of commerce. Stevens Point Journal

M Magazine Profiles Drs. Biblo, Ehlert and Toth in Best Doctors Edition

Jan 10 - M Magazine profiles Drs. Lee Biblo , Carey Ehlert and Heather Toth as part of the magazine’s article on the 2014 Best Doctors in America. M Magazine

College Community Contributes to Holiday Gift Drive for Foster Children

Jan 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that the MCW community was a major contributor to Kids Matter, Inc., which provides holiday gifts to Milwaukee-area foster children and their families. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Identified as One of Milwaukee’s Strengths for Venture Capital Opportunities

Jan 7 - In a comparison of the venture capital opportunities that exist for Milwaukee and Detroit, Xconomy notes that Milwaukee’s strengths are water technology through UWM, and healthcare IT through GE Health and MCW. Xconomy

Dr. Gilbert Discusses Nocturnal Asthma

Jan 7 - Dr. Ileen Gilbert discusses nocturnal asthma in Everyday Health. Everyday Health

Business Journal Names Milwaukee’s Top 10 Health Stories for 2013

Jan 7 - Two of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Top 10 Milwaukee Health Care Stories for 2013 were the expansion of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin partnership through the creation of the Community Physicians Division, and the partnership of Quality Health Solutions and UnitedHealthCare. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Duncan Discusses the Significance of Lab-Grown Organ Buds

Jan 7 - The Scientist identified lab-grown organ buds, also called organoids, as one of the major advances in the life sciences in 2013. The Scientist

College Achievements Identified as Among “Big Ideas” from Wisconsin Research Labs

Jan 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 2013 list of the top 10 “Big Ideas” from Wisconsin research labs includes two MCW projects. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Ellen Velie Named to Hold Joan A. Van Deuren Chair in Breast Cancer Research

Jan 7 - Cancer researcher Ellen Velie, PhD, MPH, has been named to a joint appointment between MCW and UWM. At MCW, she will serve as the Joan A. Van Deuren Professor in Breast Cancer Research. WauwatosaNOW

ER Doctor Lays Out Cold Weather Risks

Jan 7 - Chris Decker, MD, discusses the health risks of exposure in extremely cold weather on WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM

Technology to Test for Concussions Still Lacking

Jan 3 - Michael McCrea, PhD, was involved in an assessment of commercially available computerized neurocognitive tests to evaluate concussion. Psych Central

Big Ideas of 2013

Jan 3 - MCW’s genomics clinic and a new test for bloodstream infections were both dubbed “Big Ideas of 2013” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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