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MCW In The News

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

Dr. Lawlor Discusses Research on Rare Genetic Muscular Disorder

Apr 22 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 reported on research being conducted by Dr. Michael Lawlor on Myotubular Mypathy, a rare genetic muscular disorder. WTMJ-TV

Dr. Jones Contributes to New York Times Article on Painkiller Use by Pregnant Women

Apr 22 - Dr. Cresta Jones contributes to a New York Times article on the surge in prescriptions for opioid painkillers for pregnant women. New York Times

Dr. Clarke Named Director of Research Commercialization

Apr 22 - MCW named Dr. William Clarke as Director of Research Commercialization in the Office of Technology Development. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Becker's Hospital Review

De Pere Orthopedic Surgeon Describes Benefits of New Green Bay Medical School

Apr 22 - In a guest editorial in the Green Bay Press Gazette, Dr. Richard Horak, a retired orthopedic surgeon from De Pere, discusses the many community benefits derived from MCW’s new medical school in Green Bay. Green Bay Press Gazette

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Apr 14 - Girls who suffer concussions may have more severe symptoms that last longer than boys, according to new research published by Shayne Fehr, MD. US News & World Report

Violence Prevention Initiative Featured on WUWM-FM

Apr 11 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, a community academic partnership funded through the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, was featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM

Family holds out hope for a cure for a rare genetic disorder

Apr 10 - Research at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute and MCW is providing hope for families with children with rare muscular disease. WTMJ-TV

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

Recently-Matched Medical Students Provide Advice on How to Prep for Residencies

Apr 8 - Fourth-year Michigan State University College of Human Medicine student Bradley Burmeister, who matched into Emergency Medicine at MCW, advises medical students prepping for the Match to apply broadly in their specialty. AMA Wire

Violence Prevention Initiative to Participate in March to Create Violence Awareness

Apr 8 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative is one of several community organizations that will lead a march on the Father James E. Groppi Unity Bridge on April 12 in a campaign to inspire Milwaukeeans to unite for violence prevention. Milwaukee Community Journal

Former Fashion Photographer Delivers the Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics

Apr 8 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Rick Guidotti, a former fashion photographer who founded the non-profit arts and advocacy group Positive Exposure, delivered MCW’s Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & WUWM-FM

Dr. Wortmann Advises Gout Sufferers to Avoid Eating High-Purine Foods

Apr 8 - Dr. Robert Wortmann provides expert comment to an article in the Business Mirror on gout. Business Mirror

Dr. Hargarten Identifies Relationship between Proliferation of Guns and Rise in Mass Shootings

Apr 8 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten notes that there is no evidence indicating that arming Americans further will help prevent mass shooting. Media Matters for America

Dr. Pfeifer Comments on Study about Post-Surgery Heart Risks Posed by Aspirin

Apr 8 - Dr. Kurt Pfeifer provides expert comment in a Health Day article also published in U.S. News & World Report on a New England Journal of Medicine study that found that aspirin may not protect the heart after non-cardiac surgeries, and also may significantly increase the risk of major bleeding. U.S. News HealthDay

TOPS Club Commits $205,000 for Obesity Research

Apr 8 - TOPS Club, Inc., a Milwaukee-based weight loss organization, has committed $205,000 toward MCW research obesity and metabolic disorders. BizTimes

NIH Awards Dr. Medhora Two Grants to Predict and Mitigate Injuries from Radiation Exposure

Apr 8 - Meetha Medhora, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell were awarded two NIH grants totaling nearly $930,000 to develop ways to predict and mitigate injuries resulting from radiation exposure. UMass Lowell

Dr. Stucky and Scripps Colleagues Identify Factors Creating Sensation of Touch

Apr 8 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, and collaborators at the Scripps Research Institute published a study in Nature that identified a dual-sensor system involving the Merkel cell and an associated nerve end that contribute to the touch sensation. Medical Express

Jacobson Discusses Impact of Health Care Reform on Wisconsin Hospitals

Apr 8 - Catherine Jacobson discussed health care reform’s impact on Wisconsin hospitals on ABC-TV/Channel 12’s “Upfront with Mike Gousha.” Wisconsin Business News Source & WISN-TV

Worn Down by Health Problems, Woman Discovers Art of Living

Apr 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a local woman living with a common genetic disorder called 22q. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Governor Walker Signs Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Apr 7 - Governor Scott Walker signed into law that requires insurance companies to provide the same type of coverage to oral chemotherapies as traditional chemotherapies delivered intravenously. Fox 6 News

Regional Strategic Planning Session Slated for April 8

Apr 3 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a regional strategic planning session on April 8 at the Zoofari Conference Center. WauwatosaNOW

Waukesha 10-Year-Old Raises Funds for Cancer Center in His Grandfather’s Memory

Apr 3 - Waukesha Now published a feature article on 10-year-old Jacob Sharp who raised $330 for the MCW Cancer Center in his grandfather’s memory. WaukeshaNOW

MCW Participates in Campaign to Address Homophobia in Milwaukee’s Black Community

Apr 3 - A UW-Madison news release describes MCW’s participation in Acceptance Journey, a campaign to address homophobia in Milwaukee’s black neighborhoods, which is identified as a contributing factor to the increased HIV rates among young, gay, black men. University of Wisconsin-Madison News

Dr. Ludwig Discusses Incidence of Colorectal Cancer

Apr 3 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Fox 6 News & Living Lake Country

Dr. Field Contributes to WUWM-FM Report on the Quality of Patient Care

Apr 3 - Dr. Joshua Field contributes to a WUWM-FM news story on the quality of care in Wisconsin hospitals. WUWM-FM

Marquette Names Dr. Michael Lovell as President

Apr 3 - Marquette University named UWM Chancellor Michael Lovell, PhD, as its President. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Milwaukee Business Journal

Catherine Jacobson Discusses Increased Demand Created by Affordable Care Act

Apr 3 - Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, discussed how the health system is preparing to meet the increased demand generated by the Affordable Care Act on ABC-TV/Channel 12’s “Upfront with Mike Gousha.” WISN-TV

Dr. Heuer Elected to American Glaucoma Society’s Board of Directors

Apr 3 - Dr. Dale Heuer has been elected a Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society’s Board of Directors. TMC News

New Green Bay Psychiatry Residency Slots Address Region’s Shortage of Psychiatrists

Apr 3 - An article in the Peshtigo Times reports on the shortage of psychiatrists in northern Wisconsin and the announcement that MCW has secured about half the funding needed to start a new residency program in Green Bay that will train future psychiatrists. Peshtigo Times

Dr. Prokop Co-Authors Study on the Discovery of a Missing Hormone in Birds

Apr 3 - Jeremy Prokop, PhD, collaborated with lead authors at the University of Akron who were the first to discover leptin in birds.

Dr. Heuer Reports on Increasing Popularity of Tubes to Treat Glaucoma

Apr 3 - Dr. Dale Heuer reports the findings of the Tube vs. Trabeculectomy clinical trial that found that tubes are gaining in popularity over trabeculectomy and shunt implantation in the battle to prevent blindness from glaucoma because tubes offer a more predictable postoperative course. Ophthalmology Times

Dr. Gupta Reports that Mortality is Up for Patients Receiving PCI after Cardiac Arrest

Apr 3 - Dr. Navdeep Gupta reports that patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention after cardiac arrest are more likely to have more complex lesions, cardiogenic shock, and higher mortality. Monthly Prescribing Reference

Dr. Tutton Reports on Success of Vertebral Augmentation to Relieve Spinal Fracture Pain

Apr 3 - Dr. Sean Tutton reported at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual meeting that a new type of vertebral augmentation proved successful in a clinical trial in relieving pain for patients with spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis or weakened bones. The Seattle Times, Science Codex, & dailyRX

MCW-Green Bay Dean Dr. Matthew Hunsaker Profiled in Green Bay Newspaper

Apr 2 - Matthew Hunsaker, MD, the Dean of MCW-Green Bay, was interviewed by the Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay Press Gazette

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