MCW News, 2016

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin news stories from 2016.

Perinatal group: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy being offered by Dr. Abbey Kruper

Dec. 30 - Mindfulness is an accepting and non-judgmental awareness of thoughts, emotions, and present circumstances. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) blends cognitive therapy and mindfulness practices. Participants familiarize themselves with modes of thinking that contribute to negative mood states and develop new relationships to thoughts to promote healthier ways of living.

Office of Technology Development: Moving Science from Patents to Patients

Dec. 29 - Some would call it "the Shark Tank of the Medical College of Wisconsin" (MCW), but those on the inside refer to the process of technology transfer as more of a "Coral Reef" – where the process is transparent and collaborative rather than cutthroat. Learn more in the Fall 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

Barclay Ferguson named MCW chief financial officer

Dec. 22 - Barclay Ferguson has been named chief financial officer for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Most recently, Ferguson has served as the chief financial officer at Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (IHN) since March 2015. Ferguson has over 20 years of experience in growing enterprise value for large public and private organizations. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, accounting, budgeting, contract negotiations, mergers, and acquisitions.

Summer research programs offer valuable opportunity to med, grad students

Dec. 20 - The question "What did you do on summer vacation?" could generate some very interesting responses if asked of any of the 147 undergraduate students and first-year medical students who participated in MCW's 2016 Medical Student Summer Research Program or Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

Investigators receive $2.6M NCI grant to study plant-based preventive treatment for patients with o

Dec. 20 - Ming You, MD, PhD, director of the MCW Cancer Center, and Stuart Wong, MD, a nationally renowned physician scientist who specializes in head and neck cancers at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, have received a $2.6M multi-investigator R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to evaluate a widely used Chinese herbal formula called Antitumor B as potent cancer preventive agents for squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), the most common malignancies of the oral cavity.

Dr. Kalyanaraman teaches cancer course at Anna University in Chennai, India

Dec. 20 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, chair and professor of biophysics and founder of the MCW Free Radical Research Center, was recently invited to teach a course on “Targeting Cancer Metabolism” to students at Anna University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

MCW Honored for Partnership with Milwaukee Academy of Science

Dec. 19 - This past month, the Milwaukee Academy of Science (MAS) honored its partnership with MCW at the Academy’s inaugural Gala. MAS was founded in 2000 as a result of the efforts of MCW’s president emeritus, T. Michael Bolger, JD, and his commitment to improving access to rigorous, high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education in Milwaukee.

President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award recipients announced

Dec. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has selected two individuals to receive the 2016 President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award. Jean Mallet, program manager in the Office of Student Affairs and Diversity, and fourth-year medical student Brittany Mays will be honored at a special reception planned for January 16, 2017, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

Wisconsin medical students fight burnout by encouraging the next generation of doctors

Dec. 16 - Three medical students are working to help combat the fatigue physicians feel throughout their careers, beginning with the next generation of doctors.

MCW holiday video greeting

Dec. 15 - MCW leadership and members of the MCW-Milwaukee, MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin communities participated in a wonderful holiday video greeting.

MCW Cancer Center health geographer paints picture of cancer disparities

Dec. 12 - The MCW Cancer Center is committed to understanding, addressing and reducing cancer disparities in southeastern Wisconsin, the region and the country. The primary research catchment area for the center includes more than two million residents within the following seven counties: Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 10, 1976

Dec. 9 - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., (MACC Fund) the Medical College of Wisconsin’s largest donor, was created on Dec. 10, 1976, the night recognizing the retirement of its founder, Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Jon McGlocklin.

Clinical psychologist specializing in sexual dysfunction, disparities in prostate cancer to give talk on Dec. 14

Dec. 9 - On Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m., the MCW Cancer Center welcomes Christian J. Nelson, PhD, who will give a talk titled, “Helping Men Utilize Sexual Rehabilitation Following Prostate Cancer Surgery.” The talk will be held in HRC rooms H1210-1230-1250.

NATO grant supports physician mission in Ukraine

Dec. 7 - Oksana Sayko, MD, MPH, and David Del Toro, MD, faculty members in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, secured a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) grant to bring a team to the Ukraine for a medical mission. Learn more in the Fall 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

Jacob Scott Thurston, M2 student, awarded radiologic sciences grant

Dec. 6 - Jacob Scott Thurston, BS, second-year MCW-Milwaukee medical student, has been selected to receive the 2016 FUJIFILM Medical Systems/RSNA Medical Student Grant to pursue a research project in the radiologic sciences.

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

Dec. 1 - World AIDS Day is held every year on Dec. 1 to unite people worldwide in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and commemorate people who have died with HIV. We wanted to use the opportunity to highlight some of the things being done by members of the MCW community to stop the spread of AIDS and help people who have HIV.

Three MCW faculty members named “Healthcare Heroes” by Milwaukee Biz Times

Nov. 29 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD; David A. Margolis, MD; and Keith T. Oldham, MD, have been named Healthcare Heroes by the Milwaukee Biz Times. The awards will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. Dr. Dua was nominated by MCW, Dr. Margolis was nominated by Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. (The MACC Fund), and Dr. Oldham was nominated by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Gray Matter “Matters”

Nov. 28 - Sharon Kailas wants to make a difference. In some fashion, and in some manner, she wants to help others. And when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2012, that strong desire didn’t go away. All it did was take a slight detour. Learn more about Sharon’s journey in the Fall 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

Dr. Teresa Patitucci broadens her anatomy skills through prestigious Anatomy Training Program

Sept. 16 - Teresa Patitucci, PhD, assistant professor of anatomy at MCW-Central Wisconsin, can now add “Oxford scholar” to her CV, kind of. Dr. Patitucci spent this past year broadening her perspective on how anatomy is taught at different institutions as a part of the Anatomy Training Program, including an intensive weeklong training at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Thirty-four years and counting: A. O. Smith family continues its support of MCW

Aug. 10 - Family is at the heart of A. O. Smith's 34-year support of MCW and its Cardiovascular Center (CVC). Lloyd B. (Ted) Smith, former A. O. Smith Corporation chair and CEO, joined the MCW Board of Trustees in 1972 and soon after co-chaired a committee that raised $17 million to move MCW from its downtown location to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.

Traumatic brain injury: What MCW is doing to help people protect against it

July 27 - While many diseases and conditions affect the brain, among the most widespread across all age groups is traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is the primary reason that TBI is a vital area of focus for MCW and its research and clinical partners in the Milwaukee area, including Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2016 – Interview with Dr. Judy E. Kim

May 12 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. In today’s video, Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discusses her research, the responsibility she feels as a Korean-American in medicine, and what she has learned from her travels around the world.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2016

May 2 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. The vignettes highlight some of our Asian-Pacific faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that address health problems that impact Asian-Pacific populations disproportionately.

Women’s History Month 2016 – education efforts

March 28 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories also highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop female students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders. All of the vignettes and stories will be added to the MCW Honoring Diversity Web page as they are published. This story focuses on our education efforts.

Women’s History Month 2016 – Interview with Mara Lord

Mar. 23 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories also highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop female students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

“Match Day” reveals future plans for new doctors

Mar. 21 - Graduating medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and their peers nationwide, learned where they will be serving their post-graduate residency training. On “Match Day,” which occurred at exactly noon eastern time on March 18, a nationally administered computerized system gives the results of matches made between medical students and residency training programs across the country.

Women’s History Month 2016 – patient care efforts

Mar. 14 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories also highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop female students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

464 Medical College of Wisconsin Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America®

Mar. 9 - A total of 464 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties, are listed on the Best Doctors in America® list for 2015-2016. The information, compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., includes more physicians from MCW than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin.

Women’s History Month 2016 – Interview with Dr. Candice Klug

Mar. 9 - In today’s video, Candice Klug, PhD, professor of biophysics and director of the National Biomedical Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Center, discusses her initial interest in coming to MCW, her research and the potential of her research.

Women’s History Month 2016

Mar. 1 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories also highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop female students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Black History Month 2016

Feb. 24 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that are being posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight some of our African American and Black faculty and staff and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African American and Black), offer these populations improved access to healthcare and education, and reduce health disparities.

Black History Month 2016 – Interview with Paris Eason

Feb. 24 - Paris Eason, in the office of postdoctoral education, discusses her job, her office and the journey that led her to MCW.

Black History Month 2016 – Interview with Floyd Rose III

Feb. 17 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online during the month of February.

Black History Month 2016

Feb. 1 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight some of our African American and Black faculty and staff and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African American and Black), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities. All of the vignettes and stories will be added to MCW’s Honoring Diversity Web page as they are published. This story highlights a few of the programs within our research and patient care missions.

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