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

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

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

Lung Transplant Patients Honored at Ceremonies at Miller Park

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

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

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

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

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

Pioneer in Spirituality and Health Care to Deliver Medical Humanities Lecture

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

Motorcycle Ride Supports Breast Cancer Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Hargarten Discusses Advances in Handgun Technology

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

American Medical Association Profiles Dr. Simons

Sept. 15 - The AMA Wire, a publication of the American Medical Association, profiles Dr. Kenneth Simons on why he serves as a leader in the association. Dr. Simons is an alternate delegate for the AMA’s Section on Medical Schools. AMA Wire

Becker’s Hospital Review Cites Froedtert, Children’s Heart Programs

Sept. 15 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as two of the nation’s top 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs. Becker's Hospital Review

Drs. Volkman and Grayson Receive NIH Grant to Identify New Therapeutic Targets for COPD

Sept. 15 - Brian Volkman, PhD and Dr. Mitchell Grayson are co-primary investigators of a one-year, $382,500 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to identify new therapeutic targets for chronic obstructive lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Biz Times

Dr. Bylow Discusses Results of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

Sept. 15 - CBS-TV/Nashville aired a nationally-distributed video report in which Dr. Kathryn Bylow discusses the results of a recently published clinical trial that found that a combination of chemotherapy and hormone therapy extended life for men with metastatic prostate cancer on average by 17 months. News Channel 5

MCW Medical Student Wins Briggs & Al’s Run

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

Efforts to Fight Breast Cancer Recognized at Brewer’s Pink Out Day

Sept. 08 - Froedtert & MCW were formally recognized for their efforts to fight breast cancer at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Pink Out Day on September 6 . Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Specialty Care Provided to Patients at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Sept. 08 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel identifies efforts of Milwaukee-area health organizations to address gaps in the health care system. The article highlights the work of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin to integrate medical care and social services. Patients at the clinic have access to specialty care provided by Froedtert & MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Funds Raised from Ice Bucket Challenge Support ALS-Certified Clinic at Froedtert

Sept. 08 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature article on the ice bucket challenge in support of ALS reports that half of the money raised will go to research. The other half will help the approximately 400 Wisconsin ALS patients and their families with care services including home and vehicle modifications, assistive devices, transportation, support groups, and the ALS certified clinic at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Sampath Receives Grant to Study Genomic Factors Impacting Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Sept. 08 - Dr. Venkatesh Sampath is principal investigator of a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study genomic factors that impact necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe form of bowel disease that develops in five to ten percent of premature infants and has a mortality of 25-40 percent. Biz Times

“Medical miracle” celebrated at Miller Park

Sept. 08 - A local man who defied the odds and beat colon cancer got to fulfill a lifelong dream and stand on the field at Miller Park before Saturday’s game. His care team, including surgical oncologist Dr. Kiran Turaga, joined him for the game. Fox 6

Pink out Miller Park

Sept. 05 - When the Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, September 6, the stadium will be a sea of pink as fans don their brightest to support breast cancer research and support. Betsy Brenner, publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, MCW Trustee, and a breast cancer survivor, will throw out the first pitch. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Programs aim to standardize surgical care for children

Sept. 04 - The Wall Street Journal featured a story about a new program that classifies pediatric surgical centers based on the level of care provided. Keith Oldham, MD, Marie Z. Uihlein Professor and chief of pediatric surgery at MCW, was instrumental in creating the program and was featured in the story. Wall Street Journal

Wisconsin’s First Air Medical Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Sept. 04 - Aviation Today recognizes the 30th anniversary of Flight for Life, Wisconsin’s first air medical program. The article notes that a MCWAH second or third year resident in Emergency Medicine is onboard for medical emergency flight runs. Aviation Today

Bilingual Acting Troupe Helps Families of Children with Special Health Needs

Sept. 04 - A Shepherd Express article on the Milwaukee Public Theater’s 40th anniversary notes that the theater company collaborated with MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to create a bilingual acting troupe to help families of children with special health needs. Express Milwaukee

Construction Firm Adds Floor without Affecting Schedule or Budget

Sept. 04 - In an article in Healthcare Facilities Symposium newsletter, Mortenson Construction describes how it was able to add an additional floor to Froedtert Hospital’s Center for Advanced Care, currently under construction, without affecting the schedule or budget. Health Care Facilities Today

LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament Benefits Digestive Disease Center

Sept. 03 - The 27th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament benefitting MCW’s Digestive Disease Center was held Monday, August 25, at the Wisconsin Country Club in Milwaukee. Living Lake Country

Dr. Martinez Discusses Computer Vision Syndrome

Sept. 03 - Dr. Wanda Martinez provides expert comment to an M Magazine article on computer vision syndrome, a new form of eye strain caused by prolonged use of computers. Milwaukee Magazine

Dr. Broeckel Calls CDI Stem Cell Automation Process as Major Advancement

Sept. 03 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) in Madison received a U.S. patent on the automated production of cells that can be grown into any of the more than 200 types of cells in the body. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Muftuler Receives Grant to Study Spinal Cord Tissue

Sept. 03 - Tugan Muftuler, PhD with collaborators at MCW and Marquette University received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study spinal cord tissue in patients with spinal cord injury. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Heffelfinger Receives Grant to Study Type 1 Diabetes Management among Young Children

Sept. 02 - Amy Heffelfinger, PhD and Astrida Kaugers, PhD, from Marquette University were awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study type 1 diabetes management among young children. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Raymond Cites Opportunities for MCW Students through Academic/Industry Partnership

Sept. 02 - A blog by Matt Cordio of Start-Up Milwaukee published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides background information on The Commons, an academic/industry partnership which helps college students become entrepreneurs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Liang Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Role of MicroRNA in Hypertension

Sept. 02 - Mingyu Liang, PhD received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the role of a specific microRNA in the development of hypertension and associated kidney injury. Wauwatosa Now

MCW physicians celebrate patient’s nuptials

Sept. 02 - A rare malignant brain tumor didn’t get in the way of a local couple’s wedding plans… and their care team celebrated with them. That team includes Jennifer Connelly, assistant professor of neuro-oncology; Malika Siker, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology; and Wade Mueller, MD, professor of neurosurgery. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Campbell Named as MCW’s First Eminent Scholar

Sept. 02 - William B. Campbell, PhD has been named as MCW’s first Eminent Scholar. The Eminent Scholar program recognizes and rewards excellence in academic and scholarly achievement that ordinarily would be funded from an endowed chair. MCW names one Eminent Scholar every year, and the term is five years. Wauwatosa Now

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