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    Women in Science Series Features Highly Accomplished Local Researchers and Physicians

    The Medical College of Wisconsin invites the public to attend the Women in Science Series. Women in Science is an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research.

    The mission of the Women in Science is to showcase outstanding research and provide financial support for women scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin.


    Thursday, April 10, 2014
    GE Healthcare
    3:00 - 5:00 pm
    Presentation 3:00 pm, reception with GE Women's Network to follow

    Gender Differences in Response to Stress
    Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD
    Medical College of Wisconsin Professor of Pharmacology, and Director of the Neuroscience Research Center

    The ready availability of high-calorie foods, chronic stress and lack of sleep are all defining characteristics of 21st century life in the US. All of these factors combine to tip the energy balance of our bodies, resulting in poor health. Dr. Hillard will present the latest data linking stress, sleep deprivation and the "munchies", along with practical information about healthy living.


    Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    Woman's Club of Wisconsin
    Registration and social time - 11:30 am
    Luncheon and presentation - Noon - 1:30 pm

    Personalized Medicine: Treatment to Fit Your Genes
    Tara Sander, PhD
    Medical College of Wisconsin Associate Professor of Pediatric Pathology
    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Scientific Director of Molecular Diagnostics

    Have you ever wondered why some medications don’t work for you or a family member? Are you taking the right drug, at the right dose, at the right time? Genetic variations can have major implications for patients undergoing drug treatment for conditions such as pain, heart disease, cancer, depression, and epilepsy. Dr. Sander has developed an exciting test that helps predict a person’s response to medications in order to personalize treatment. 


    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    Woman's Club of Wisconsin
    Registration and social time - 11:30 am
    Luncheon and presentation - Noon - 1:30 pm

    Women's Mental Health Across the Lifespan
    Christina L. Wichman, DO, FAPM
    Medical College of Wisconsin Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

    Women face several gender-specific psychiatric disorders and struggle with depression and anxiety at higher prevalence rates than men. Dr. Wichman will give an exciting overview of women's mental health across the lifespan, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMS/PMDD), psychiatric disorders in pregnancy, postpartum depression and the relationship between depression and menopause.


    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Woman's Club of Wisconsin
    Registration and social time - 11:30 am
    Luncheon and presentation - Noon - 1:30 pm

    Modern Stroke Care: What Should You Expect?
    Diane S. Book, MD
    Medical College of Wisconsin Associate Professor of Neurology
    Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Co-Director of the Stroke & Neurovascular Program

    Incidence of stroke has increased in the last decade and is now the leading cause of disability in the United States. Thankfully, great progress has been made in diagnosis and treatment of stroke. Dr. Book will share breakthroughs in aggressive stroke therapies being used today, and reveal findings of current stroke research. Come to learn how proper initial care can minimize the negative effects of a stroke.


    Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Registration and social time - 11:30 am
    Luncheon and presentation - Noon - 1:30 pm

    Eighth Annual Women Pioneers in Research Awards Presentation

    At this luncheon, female physicians, scientists and medical students will sit with series subscribers, and offer their personal perspectives on current medical research and life as a medical student.  A Medical College of Wisconsin female faculty member will receive a $10,000 research award.  The $1,000 Edward J. Lennon, MD Award for an Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher will also be presented.  Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding women!
     


    Series subscriptions are available for a suggested minimum donation of $275, which supports two annual awards for promising women scientists.

    Membership* is renewable annually and includes:

    • Admission, food and free parking at all five events
    • Networking opportunities
    • Advanced notice of other related lectures and events at The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Recognition in the Medical College of Wisconsin Annual Report and Donor Honor Roll

    Corporate Table Sponsorship* ($1,500) is renewable annually and includes:

    • Admission for six guests (such as your company's employees, clients, colleagues) to attend each of the luncheon presentations
    • Displaying your company's name on your table at each of the luncheon presentations
    • Listing your company in the Medical College of Wisconsin Annual Report and Donor Honor Roll

         *Fair market value for individual membership is $100, for Corporate Table Sponsorship is $450, and for Madame Curie 3-year membership is $300. This amount is not tax deductible. The remaining portion of your membership is fully tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the Medical College of Wisconsin, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.


    To read about a few recent accomplishments of some of the exemplary female faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin, please click on the names below:

    Laurel M. Baer, MD Catherine Malmsten, MD
    Karen J. Brasel, MD, MPH Jennifer L. Strande, MD, PhD
    Diane W. Braza, MD Paula Traktman, PhD
    Kathlyn Fletcher, MD, MA Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH
    Mary Horowitz, MD, MS Tina W.F. Yen, MD, MS

    For details, contact Karissa Pohle, kpohle@mcw.edu or (414) 955-4717

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