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Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 11

Dec. 8 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 11, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo Interchange Web page.

Investing in Emergency Medicine at MCW

Dec. 6 - MCW's department of emergency medicine has invested heavily in research, patient care and educational efforts to improve the emergency care people around the community, state and even in other parts of the world receive from the point of incident through – if needed – arrival in the ED.

A young Milwaukeean's aspirations to fight Alzheimer's

Dec. 5 - “What do you want to be when you grow up?” for Aremontae Rawls, a seventh-grader at Universal Academy for the College Bound, only one specific profession will do. “I want to be a neurosurgeon,” he says with confidence. While Rawls’ response raises a few eyebrows from the adults around him, his reasons for this choice are straightforward: Neurosurgeons work on the brain, they help people, and the work is challenging.

Making a difference in HIV/AIDS prevention

Dec. 1 - With partner programs in Russia, the Ukraine, Hungary, Bulgaria and El Salvador, CAIR has designed and tested interventions to prevent new HIV infections, increase treatment rates for those already infected, and transfer the latest prevention research to AIDS service providers on the front lines of patient care.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 4

Dec. 1 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 4, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo Interchange Web page.

Identifying and aiding victims of human trafficking

Nov. 29 - Human trafficking comes with many misconceptions, including that it's not a problem in Wisconsin and that when it does happen, the victims aren't local. Both of those aren't true. Dr. Angela Rabbitt has made it her life's work to improve the identification and care of human trafficking victims – in Milwaukee and across the country.

Special issue of Applied Magnetic Resonance dedicated to Dr. James S. Hyde

Nov. 29 - The December 2017 issue of "Applied Magnetic Resonance" is a festschrift for James S. Hyde, PhD, professor emeritus of Biophysics, “on the occasion of his 85th birthday.”

Drawing inspiration from health care

Nov. 21 - Theresa Maatman, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine at MCW, uses her talent with comics as a tool for teaching medical students and training residents.

Eye Institute well-represented among charter Inductee members to Retina Hall of Fame

Nov. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is proud to announce that 17 ophthalmologists with connections to the MCW Eye Institute, including two current faculty, have been named charter inductees to the Retina Hall of Fame for their achievements in medicine and contributions to the retina subspecialty. Dennis P. Han, MD, the Jack A. & Elaine Klieger Professor of Ophthalmology, and Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences, were among the 242 charter members who have distinguished themselves in research and treatments of retinal diseases and conditions.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 20

Nov. 17 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 20, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo Interchange Web page.

MCW and Notre Dame join forces for global health student research program

Nov. 16 - Under the guidance of a Notre Dame professor, three MCW Kohler Summer Academy of Global Health Research Scholars studied tropical diseases and public health awareness in Belize.

From Marine to Medicine: A man’s life of service

Nov. 10 - While serving his country was a clear part of Matthew Ewy’s future from a young age, serving his community as a health-care provider wasn’t in the picture until he was already overseas.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 13

Nov. 10 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 13, 2017. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on MCW’s Zoo Interchange Web page.

Destined to become a doctor through MCW

Nov. 8 - Destiny is a recurring theme in Tyler Schmidt's life, a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Grab Your sneakers and run/walk to benefit Froedtert & MCW Clinical Trials Office Saturday, Nov. 4

Nov. 3 - Race for Your Reason, a community 5K run/walk, will take place this Saturday, Nov. 4, at The Corners of Brookfield. All ages are welcome for this family-friendly event. The run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin’s Clinical Trials Program was one of just five charities selected to benefit from this event.

Michael Lerch, PhD, joins Department of Biophysics faculty

Oct. 12 - Michael Lerch, PhD, has been appointed assistant professor of biophysics. Dr. Lerch’s current research focuses on defining the molecular mechanisms of protein function, particularly with respect to the functional role of protein conformational heterogeneity, using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy.

Journal Rankings: MCW Libraries Featured Resource

Oct. 12 - This month we are featuring resources that can be used to find journal rankings. A journal ranking is intended to show the place of a journal within its respective field. Journals which rank higher in their field are generally considered to be more prestigious and higher quality and are more difficult to get articles accepted for publication. In order to eliminate subjective assessment, measures have evolved to objectively measure the influence of scholarly journals.

Register now for Conversations with Scientists, THE LIFE FORCE WITHIN: Your Heart and Blood Vessels

Oct. 11 - After the resounding success of its first three series, the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is back with its fourth "Conversations with Scientists" program, this time in partnership with the MCW Cardiovascular Center, to focus on cardiovascular health.

Dr. Melinda Stolley and Milwaukee’s Sisters 4 Cure Featured in Modern Healthcare

Oct. 9 - An article about reducing cancer disparities among low-income and minority populations, "Community organizations help low-income cancer patients stay healthy after treatment,” was published online September 30 in Modern Healthcare.

Round up your purchase at Swan’s Pumpkin Farm to support MCW pancreatic cancer research

Oct. 9 - Now through Oct. 31, you can round up your pumpkin purchase at Swan’s Pumpkin Farm in Franksville, and the farm will match your donation.

Reel Change : Promoting a Healthy Fish Diet Together with the Anishinaabe People

The health benefits of fish are well known. They are packed with protein, provide a good source of Vitamin D, and are considered the best source of important omega-3 fatty acids. For all the health benefits fish provide, however, there are also health risks from eating them.

Zoo interchange get-around guide helps you navigate around the construction

Oct. 6 - The fall 2017/winter 2017-2018 Zoo interchange project get-around guide is now available and offers information on closures and alternate routes, maps and transportation options.

Congratulations Dr. Narayan Yoganandan on receiving the 2017 Bertil Aldman Award

Oct. 6 - Narayan Yoganandan, professor of neurosurgery and chair of biomedical engineering in the Department of Neurosurgery, received the 2017 Bertil Aldman Award for “Outstanding Contributions to Fundamental Injury Biomechanics Research.”

Dr. Carlyle Chan appointed AAMC senior consultant in GME

Oct. 5 - Carlyle Chan, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine and the Institute for Health and Equity, has been appointed AAMC senior consultant in GME. He will work with two other senior consultants to advise a new AAMC section, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships in Medical Education.

Dr. Alonzo Walker highlighted as Change Agent

Oct. 4 - Alonzo Walker, MD, the Ruth Teske Professor in Surgical Oncology and professor of surgery at MCW, was highlighted in MCW’s Change Agent column.

Drs. Kathlyn Fletcher, Geoffrey Lamb honored by state chapter of American College of Physicians

Oct. 4 - Kathlyn E. Fletcher, MD, and Geoffrey C. Lamb, MD, both professors of medicine in the division of general internal medicine, have been honored by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) for their efforts in patient care and education.

Dr. Mary Horowitz receives Mastership accreditation from the American College of Physicians

Oct. 3 - Congratulations to Mary Horowitz, MD, the Robert A. Uihlein Professor for Hematologic Research and chief of the division of hematology and oncology, who has received Mastership accreditation from the American College of Physicians (ACP)!

Get Your Rear in Gear® Run/Walk on Oct. 14 to benefit colon cancer

Oct. 2 - The Get Your Rear in Gear® Run/Walk for colon cancer will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Wauwatosa.

Scientists study the 3D structures of proteins to discover new drugs

Sept. 27 - Brian Volkman, PhD, MCW professor of biochemistry, sees the world at a unique scale. He looks far beyond the proverbial forest and its trees in order to view the structure of proteins, atom-by-atom, with an understanding that the smallest of details about how proteins are ordered may lead to sizable benefits in the form of new drugs to treat disease.

Connor's Run on Oct. 1 to benefit brain cancer research at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisco

Sept. 26 - Connor's Run 2017- Wauwatosa Shadow Run, a 5K fun run/walk through Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa, will take place Sunday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m

Calling all runners!

Sept. 25 - The PNC Milwaukee Marathon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 15, and is your opportunity to challenge yourself and join an active community of health and wellness seekers while benefiting the Cardiovascular Center at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Redox and Bioenergetics Shared resource to host workshop on advances in cancer metabolism research

Sept. 25 - The MCW Cancer Center Redox and Bioenergetics Shared Resource (RBSR) will host a workshop on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room 2063 of the MACC Fund Research Center.

Students Learn Life Lessons in Honoring Those Who Give

Sept. 21 - As a new academic year begins, students reflect on the Anatomical Gift Registry Memorial Service and how the lessons learned in Clinical and Human Anatomy go far beyond biology.

Memorial Service Evokes Lessons Learned in Anatomy Lab

Sept. 20 - He wanted to give back to science so they could learn more about the lymphoma he had," a grandmother of one family said through welled-up tears as she recalled her husband of more than 60 years.

WBCS Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon to take place Oct. 5

Sept. 15 - The Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon, hosted by WBCS, Inc., will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. MCW surgical oncologist Alonzo P. Walker, MD, will be presented the organization's Christy Foote Fighter Award for his research, patient care and long advocacy for breast cancer patients.

Cullen Family Runs for Heart Health and Research

Sept. 13 - On a brisk but relatively seasonal day in February 2017, hundreds of people gather a few miles northwest of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to honor the life of a former Milwaukee alderman and to raise money for the MCW Cardiovascular Center (CVC).

CTSI Discovery Radio Show to discuss the process of advancing innovations to commercialization

Sept. 12 - The next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs this Friday, Sept. 15, at 12 p.m.. This month’s show focuses on the process of advancing innovations to commercialization by the MCW Office of Technology Development (OTD), and a preview of the upcoming SBIR/STTR Program’s national conference being held in Milwaukee this Fall. The show features interviews with Eddie Diehl, PhD, marketing manager, OTD, MCW; Kalpa Vithalani, PhD, licensing manager, OTD, MCW; and Lisa Johnson, CEO, BioForward Wisconsin.

Wisconsin researchers awarded $5.3 million for NIH precision medicine research

Sept. 8 - The Medical College of Wisconsin, the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have collectively been awarded $5,360,832 to help implement in Wisconsin the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) All of Us Research Program that aims to benefit communities across the country. These institutions will partner with BloodCenter of Wisconsin and regional Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to aid in engagement and recruitment of research participants.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on Sept. 20 to feature Denise Uyar, MD

Sept. 8 - The 11th annual Women in Science Series continues on Sept. 20 with Denise Uyar, MD, MCW associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, who will give a presentation titled, The Potential Impact of the human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination.

CTSI Science Café on Sept. 26 to focus on prostate cancer

Sept. 8 - The next CTSI Science Café will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus), located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee.

Raffle tickets still available for Sand Valley Golf Resort package; proceeds benefit MCW DDC

Sept. 6 - The 30th annual On Course for a Cure LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Digestive Disease Center will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Milwaukee Country Club. The event features a special raffle for a Sand Valley Golf Resort Package.

Family Forum: Living with Memory Loss to be held Sept. 30

Aug. 28 - A Family Forum on Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer’s Disease: from Research to the Clinics, will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

School of Pharmacy Welcomes Inaugural Class

Aug. 25 - The desire to have high quality, team-based education at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) was fulfilled this August as the School of Pharmacy’s inaugural class was officially welcomed to the first new school at MCW in more than 20 years.

Medical students help address health disparities in state's Hmong population

Aug. 23 - Wisconsin has the third-largest population of Hmong Americans in the country (behind California and Minnesota), yet this ethnic group has little representation in healthcare – either as providers or patients.

Dr. Shi-Jiang Li receives 2017 Alzheimer Award

Aug. 22 - Shi-Jiang Li, PhD, professor of biophysics, received the 2017 Alzheimer Award from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease for his article, “Staging Alzheimer’s Disease Risk by Sequencing Brain Function and Structure, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and Cognition Biomarkers.”

Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 19 to benefit cancer research at Froedtert & MCW

Aug. 17 - The 9th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

Dr. John Raymond Featured in Wisconsin Health News ‘On the Record’

Aug. 15 - Sharing insight on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) new School of Pharmacy and Kern Institute, MCW President and CEO Dr. John Raymond was featured in “On the Record,” a weekly Q & A section in Wisconsin Health News’ daily e-newsletter.

Bringing innovation, discovery and hope to the care of pancreatic cancer patients

Aug. 15 - Atlanta-based John R. Couvillon was on top of the world in early 2014. But then he began feeling fullness and abdominal discomfort, and in March of 2014, was diagnosed with stage II (operable) pancreatic cancer. Couvillon's wife did online research into the disease and quickly found world-renowned pancreatic cancer surgeon Douglas Evans, MD, chair and the Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Learn more about Couvillon’s cancer journey and participation in a clinical trial in the Summer 2017 issue of MCW Magazine.

Flight For Life and MCW: Providing Care in the Air

Thanks to a partnership with Flight For Life, MCW emergency medicine residents care for the most critical patients in eastern Wisconsin.

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