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Medical College of Wisconsin faculty experts comment or are referenced in the following online stories, newest stories listed first. (RSS)

Woman Travels from Oklahoma to Contribute Stem Cells to Brother

July 22 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on an Oklahoma woman who traveled to Milwaukee to donate stem cells to her brother, who is being treated for leukemia. Fox 6 Now

Golf Outing Supports Blood Cancer and Transplant Research

July 22 - The Drive for a Cure golf benefit, which supports MCW blood cancer and transplant research, was held July 14 the Westmoor Country Club. On Milwaukee

Journal Sentinel Article on Gross Anatomy Course Receives National Recognition

July 22 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson won the third-place award in the Best American Newspaper Narrative Contest for “The Course of Their Lives,” a story that followed a group of MCW first-year students through their gross anatomy course. Johnson's story also was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Ranked 293rd out of 2,000 World Universities

july 22 - The Center for World University Rankings named three Wisconsin institutions – UW-Madison, MCW, and UWM – among the world’s top 2,000 universities. UW-Madison ranked 25th, MCW ranked 293rd, and UWM ranked 537th. Channel 3000

Clinic Created by Dr. Lee Helps Disable Vets Learn How to Use Adaptive Handcycling

July 22 - In July, Paralyzed Veterans of America hosted an adaptive handcycling clinic for disabled veterans at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Dr. Kenneth Lee created the clinic two years ago to help veterans who are unable to ride a two-wheeled bike because of spinal cord injury, spinal cord disease, or other disability. PVA

Dr. Kerschner Comments on Study on Bacterial Resistance to Common Ear Infection Drugs

July 22 - Dr. Joseph Kerschner provides expert comment to Inside Science on a USC study that found that common ear infection drugs trigger bacteria to build defenses. Dr. Kerschner noted that most ear infections, including bacterial infections, get better based on the body’s immune system. Inside Science

Dr. Lunoe Reports on Effectiveness of Jet-Injected Lidocaine for Reducing Venipuncture Pain

July 22 - In a presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Dr. Maren Lunoe reported that jet-injected lidocaine is superior to vapocoolant spray in reducing venipuncture pain in children under seven years of age. The Oncology Report

Dr. Schultz to be Named ASTRO Fellow

July 22 - Dr. Christopher Schultz will be named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology at the organization’s annual meeting in September. Healio

$2.6 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Study New Treatment Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer

Michael Dwinell, PhD and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer. Wauwatosa Now

$3.1 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Study Housing Options for HIV-Positive Individuals

July 21 - Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD, and Steven Pinkerton, PhD, (both Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine – Center for AIDS Intervention Research) received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study different housing models for HIV-positive, chronically homeless individuals. Wauwatosa Now

U.S. News & World Report Names Froedtert as Metro Milwaukee’s Top Hospital

July 21 - U.S. News & World Report named Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin as Metro Milwaukee’s top ranked hospital for 2014-15. Froedtert ranked among the top national providers in diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; nephrology; pulmonology; and urology. Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Biz Times

Dr. Stoner Discusses Study on Cancer-Fighting Qualities of Broccoli-Sprout Tea

July 17 - Gary Stoner, PhD provides expert comment to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that found that broccoli-sprout tea helps purge the body of air-pollution toxins, including carcinogenic benzene. Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Dr. Baker Discusses Probiotics and Heart Attacks on New Radio Program

July 17 - “Discovery Radio,” a new program on WMSE-FM in Milwaukee, is created by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. On the program’s first episode, John Baker, PhD, (Surgery – Cardiothoracic) discusses how probiotics improve digestion and protect against heart attacks. Also interviewed is Dr. Christopher Austin, Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Science. Discovery Radio

Trustee Discusses Need for IT Infrastructure for High-Tech Health Organizations

July 17 - In a presentation at the 12th annual Wisconsin Technology News Media Digital Healthcare Conference, MCW Trustee John Byrnes discussed the need for MCW and other high-tech health organizations to have an IT infrastructure that supports clinical care, public health and research in the life-sciences, with over-lapping collaborative care in patient-centered medical homes, clinical translational research, and healthcare analytics. WTN News

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin ranked #1 hospital in Milwaukee

July 17 - US News and World Report’s Best Hospitals list ranks Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital the number one hospital in Milwaukee, and one of the two top hospitals in Wisconsin. BizTimes

PM&R Hosts First Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo

July 17 - MCW’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation will host Metro Milwaukee’s first Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo on July 26 at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis. The expo will showcase over 40 organizations with adaptive sports and recreation opportunities. Greenfield Now

Violence Prevention Initiative, Project Ujima Sponsor Summit to Prevent Gun Violence

July 17 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial describes the work of the Coming Together Summit to begin a community-wide endeavor to prevent gun violence. MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment, and MCW/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Project Ujima, were sponsors of the summit and co-authors of the opinion editorial. i>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kellogg Grant to Dr. Willis Aids Increased Breastfeeding Support for Low-Income Mothers

July 17 - The W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded Dr. Earnestine Willis (Pediatrics) a one-year, $150,000 grant to increase breastfeeding support for nursing mothers in low-income populations who are returning to the workforce. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Gupta Co-Authors Article on Trends in Usage of Drug-Eluting Stents

July 16 - With colleagues at New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Navdeep Gupta (Medicine – General Internal) co-authored an article in the International Journal of Cardiology that traced trends in use of drug-eluting stents based on the release of research studies identifying potential hazards. HCPLive

Dr. Aufderheide Discusses Importance of Immediate Chest Compressions in Cardiac Arrest

July 16 - Dr. Tom Aufderheide contributes expert comment to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on advances in cardiac resuscitation. Dr. Aufderheide notes that hope of survival from cardiac arrest is dependent upon immediate application of chest compressions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Berger Discusses Newly-Enacted Mandatory Newborn Heart Disease Testing

July 16 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin were among the institutions supporting Wisconsin’s newly-enacted mandatory newborn testing for congenital heart disease. Dr. Stuart Berger said he hoped the state eventually will allow researchers to collect data from the tests. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kulinski Co-Authors Study that Finds Long Periods of Inactivity Negates Benefits of Exercise

July 16 - With colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski co-authored a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings that found that long periods of low activity may not only lower cardiorespiratory fitness, but even negate the benefits of a brief period of exercise. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Morning Blend and WPR

Dr. Harder Receives $850,000 NIH Grant for Medical Student Summer Research Program

July 16 - David Harder, PhD received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in MCW’s Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program has received continuous NIH funding for the past 35 years and has served as the model for acquiring training and education grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Digestive, Diabetes and Kidney Diseases to fund 15 additional positions. Wauwatosa Now

Four MCW Scientists Create Spin-Off Company to Manufacture and Market Protein Molecules

July 16 - Four MCW scientists have created Protein Foundry, a new spin-off company that will manufacture and market protein molecules. The company’s founders are: Brian Volkman, PhD, Chad Koplinski, and Francis Peterson, PhD, and Michael Dwinell, PhD. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and BizTimes

Dr. Duncan Receives $2.1 Million NIH Grant to Study Liver Cell Development

July 16 - Stephen Duncan, DPhil received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development. Wisconsin Health News

Stray currents and their effect on the human body

July 16 - John Moulder, PhD, professor and director of radiation biology at MCW, discusses stray electrical voltage and its impact on the human body. A community in California claims stray voltage from a nearby power plant is adversely affecting the health of multiple members of one development. Truth Out

MCW spins off a new company

July 10 - Protein Foundry, a new company run by MCW scientists, has been established on campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Consortium Address Health Care Needs of the Underserved

July 07 - Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, and Joy Tapper, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Healthcare Partnership, co-authored a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial on the work of the Milwaukee Healthcare Partnership to enhance the availability, accessibility and quality of primary and specialty healthcare for low-income and medically underserved people. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Could your own immune system cure blood cancers?

July 07 - Wisconsin Tonight, a news program on WTMJ-TV, featured Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) and microbiology and molecular genetics. WTMJ

Volker Case Cited in Report on NIH Initiative to Study Rare, Undiagnosed Diseases

July 07 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the NIH is launching a $43 million initiative to study rare, undiagnosed diseases. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Bai Receives $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Impact of Anesthesia on Children

July 07 - Dr. Xiaowen Bai received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to determine the role of microRNAs in damage to the nervous system in some children and fetuses that have been exposed to anesthetic. Wauwatosa Now

MACC Fund Reaches $50 Million Milestone in Pediatric Cancer Research Support

July 07 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) contributed $1.2 million to its three beneficiaries: MCW, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. On Milwaukee and Biz Times

Froedtert & MCW: Wauwatosa 4th of July Fireworks Display Sponsored by Froedtert

July 03 - Froedtert & MCW will sponsor Wauwatosa’s 4th of July fireworks display. Wauwatosa Now

Director of Homicide Review Commission Helped Establish Firearm Injury Registry

July 03 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles Mallory O’Brien, Director of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission. O’Brien formerly worked at MCW where she assisted Dr. Stephen Hargarten in developing the Wisconsin Firearm Injury Registry. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Participates in Reach Out and Read

July 03 - Wisconsin Public Radio discusses MCW’s participation in Reach Out and Read, a national program to promote early literacy. WPR

Dr. Kim Inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society

July 03 - Dr. Judy Kim was inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society. Wauwatosa Now

William Randall, Trustee Emeritus, Dies

July 03 - William L. Randall, Trustee Emeritus, died. Mr. Randall helped found Milwaukee’s United Performing Arts Fund. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

College Leaders, Faculty, Attend Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure Preview Party

July 02 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Dr. Ann Nattinger, Dr. Ming You, Ravi Misra, PhD and Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., attended the Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure preview party. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Magazine Reports on Community Physicians Division, Integrated Health ACO

July 02 - Froedtert & MCW is cited as an example of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s value project in an article in HFM Magazine. The magazine details Froedtert & MCW’s participation in Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin, and the creation of the Froedtert & MCW Community Physicians Division. HFMA Magazine

Dr. Rao Identifies CMS Mandates as Factor Driving Spine Surgeons to Hospital Employment

July 02 - In an article Becker’s Spine Review Dr. Raj Rao identifies multiple Center for Medicare Services mandates as a major factor driving spine surgeons to hospital employment. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Wichman Discusses Post-Partum Depression

July 01 - Christina Wichman, DO discusses post-partum depression on Fox-TV/Channel6. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Dzwierzynski Discusses Body Dysmorphic Disorder

July 02 -Dr. William Dzwierzynski discusses body dysmorphic disorder (BBD) in a Hollywood Reporter article on cosmetic surgery complications. Dr. Dzwierzynski notes that while only 5 percent of cosmetic surgery patients suffer from BBD, about three-quarters of individuals with BBD seek out cosmetic surgery. Hollywood Reporter

Dr. Logan Serves on FDA Panel that Rejects AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Medication

July 01 - Brent Logan, PhD served as a member of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that failed to back AstraZeneca’s new medication to treat ovarian cancer. Washington Post

Dr. Brousseau Contributes to Study on Working Parents Utilizing Urgent Care for Sick Children

July 01 - Dr. David Brousseau is a contributing author to a University of Michigan-led study published in Pediatrics that found that a substantial portion of working parents choose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care. Health Canal

Dr. Carroll Leads Research Study on Cushing’s Disease

July 01 - Dr. Ty Carroll led a presentation at the International Congress of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society on research that found that patients treated for Cushing’s disease with high levels of late-night salivary cortisol could improve their condition with prompt intervention. Healio

Women Lead Three of Metro Milwaukee’s Six Health Systems

July 01 - Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, and Cathy Buck, President of Froedtert Hospital, discuss women in healthcare leadership positions in a Milwaukee Business Journal article. Milwaukee Business Journal

Neuroscience Graduate Program Ranked #11 in Nation

July 01 - ranked MCW’s Neuroscience Graduate Program as #11 in the nation. Ratings are based on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students. Wake Forest University News

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