MCW News, 2017

Medical College of Wisconsin news stories from 2017.

Quadriplegic patient gains motor skills from MCW clinical trial, throws out Brewers first pitch

Aug. 15 - Lucas Lindner, a quadriplegic patient who has regained functional use of his fingers, hands and lower arms after participating in a clinical trial based on Dr. Shekar Kurpad's research into cellular transplantation for spinal cord injury, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Aug. 13 Milwaukee Brewers game.

CAIR researcher receives NIH grant to study HIV vulnerability of young African American men

Aug. 9 - Katherine G. Quinn, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine in the Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), has received a four-year, $527,000 K01 Career Development Research Award from the National Institute of Mental Health for her project, “The Effects of Intersecting Stigmas on PrEP Outcomes for Young Black MSM.”

Honoring a valued partnership: Dr. William and Marlene Listwan

Aug. 9 - Dr. William Listwan always insists that he did not attend medical school alone. "I always say that 'we' went to medical school," says Dr. Listwan. His wife, Marlene, was at his side through the entire journey – and it was a team effort.

Dr. Hershel Raff to receive Distinguished Service Award from national physiology association

Aug. 3 - Hershel Raff, PhD, professor of medicine (endocrinology, metabolism and clinical nutrition), physiology and surgery, and director of the Endocrine Research Laboratory at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected treasurer of National Resident Matching Program Board of Directors

Aug. 3 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, was elected treasurer of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors at its most recent Board of Directors meeting

Science Café on Aug. 29 to feature discussion on fatty liver disease research

Aug. 3 - The next CTSI Science Café will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus), located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee High School Student Wins International Award for Research Conducted at MCW Lab

Aug. 2 - A junior at the University School of Milwaukee will soon have his name written in the stars.

MCW offers multidisciplinary approach to treating sleep disorders

Aug. 2 - Sleep is something we often take for granted and something one does not appreciate or think about much…until it is unattainable. When it is absent or elusive, it becomes almost an obsession.

Dialing back on pain: comprehensive approach to pain management

July 26 - What exactly is pain? We've all felt it to varying degrees, so are very familiar with it on a personal level. But what you might not be aware of is the science behind why you hurt.

Dr. Carmen Bergom receives Mary Kay Foundation research grant

July 25 - Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, is a recipient of The Mary Kay Foundation 2017 research grant.

Registration open for Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course

July 25 - The Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course will be held Sept. 26-29 at the Abbey Resort in Fontana, WI.

MCW, Kern Institute Featured in Modern Healthcare

July 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and its President and CEO Dr. John Raymond were featured in a Modern Healthcare article, “Medical schools aim to make curricula mirror the real world,” published online July 24.

Visual Learning in Medical School

July 19 - MCW medical student Rushi Patel uses sketching and drawing to learn complex subject matter in medical school.

Governor Scott Walker signs four HOPE Agenda Bills into law at MCW-Green Bay

July 18 - Governor Scott Walker visited the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Monday, July 17, to sign four new bills into law. These bills are part of The HOPE (Heroin Opiate Prevention and Education) Agenda, a bipartisan Wisconsin State Legislature effort to combat the heroin epidemic. MCW had a direct role in establishing, and will be significantly impacted by, two of the signed bills in particular.

MCW-Green Bay, MCW-Central Wisconsin welcome Class of 2020

July 18 - MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin welcomed their newest classes of medical students in early July.

Next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs Friday, July 21, at Noon

July 14 - The next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs Friday, July 21, at noon.

MCW Consortium on Public and Community Health call for nominations

July 13 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is soliciting nominations to fill a public member vacancy on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Consortium on Public and Community Health in the category of community health advocate.

CAIR, Russian researchers awarded grants from respective countries to collaborate on HIV efforts

July 12 - Yuri A. Amirkhanian, PhD, and Jeffrey A. Kelly, PhD, both professors of psychiatry and behavioral medicine in the MCW Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), were awarded a three-year grant under the US/Russia Bilateral Research Partnership on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research. The project is entitled, Social Network Intervention to Engage Community PLH to Enter HIV Medical Care.

American Diabetes Association Annual Tour de Cure for Southeast Wisconsin planned for July 22

July 11 - Walkers, bikers, volunteers and donors are needed for the 26th annual Tour de Cure Walk and Ride for Southeast Wisconsin on Saturday, July 22. The event begins at Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa and includes a 5k walk and 5, 20, 33, 50 and 70-mile bike ride.

Thriller at Miller

July 10 - The friendly rivalry between the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Marquette University’s Dental School returns to kick of its second decade at the 11th annual Thriller at Miller on July 15.

Biophysics researchers publish a review article in Chemical Reviews

July 10 - Researchers from the MCW Department of Biophysics recently had a review paper published in Chemical Reviews, a highly regarded and ranked journal with an impact factor of 47.9.

MACC Fund reaches $60 million milestone in research support

July 6 - The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., contributed $1,387,500 on June 27 to its three beneficiaries -- the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

Dr. Konrad Soergel, founder of MCW’s division of gastroenterology, dies at age 87

July 6 - Konrad H. Soergel, MD, a 40-year member of the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty, founder of MCW’s division of gastroenterology, and a winner of the MCW 1988 Distinguished Service Award, died June 29. He was 87 years old.

A Presidential Experience

July 3 - In February 1990, Dr. John Weigelt, MD, DVM, professor of surgery and chief of trauma and critical surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, found himself aboard the USS Nassau off the shore of Barranquilla, Colombia, preparing for a possible medical emergency involving the U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

Dr. Dennis Han recognized with the American Academy of Ophthalmology Life Achievement Honor Award

July 3 - Dennis P. Han, MD, Jack A. and Elaine D. Professor of Ophthalmology, has earned the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Life Achievement Honor Award for his career-long commitment to “advancing the profession and positively impacting patients’ eye health,” according to the AAO.

Community welcome receptions for inaugural psychiatry residents in central and northeast Wisconsin

July 3 - MCW kicked off the inaugural psychiatry residency programs with welcome events for the first classes of incoming residents in the central and northeastern Wisconsin residency programs.

Science Café on July 25 to focus on Alzheimer’s disease

June 30 - The next CTSI Science Café will be held on Tuesday, July 25, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus), located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee.

Published paper looks at results of weight loss intervention for African American breast cancer survivors

June 23 - Melinda Stolley, PhD, associate director of cancer prevention and control in the MCW Cancer Center, completed a study called Moving Forward with 250 African American breast cancer survivors, successfully implementing an intervention to help these women make and maintain positive changes in weight, eating habits, physical activity and social support networks. The results of this work were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), a high-impact cancer journal.

Mayor Barrett visits MCW for CTSI 500 Stars Kick-off event

June 22 - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett visited MCW on Monday, June 19, to help kick off the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) 500 Stars Summer Internship Program. This program is a part of the overall CTSI 500 Stars Initiative, a 10-year strategic, comprehensive and community-focused effort that seeks to replenish and increase diversity in the translational science workforce.

Dr. Kellie Brown elected to Vascular Surgery Board

June 20 - Kellie R. Brown, MD, professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, has been elected to a three-year term on the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery.

Office of Global Health co-hosts Our City of Nations Conference

June 20 - One week before World Refugee Day, nearly 200 participants representing 32 agencies gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zelazo Center for the second ‘Our City of Nations’ conference on refugee and immigrant health and wellness.

Wisconsin State Assembly recognizes MCW-Central Wisconsin

June 19 - The Wisconsin State Assembly passed a joint resolution on Wednesday, June 14, honoring the efforts of the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin since its opening in July 2016.

Four falcon chicks banded at MRMC Thermal Plant

June 19 - Four falcon chicks that are part of a statewide Urban Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program were recently banded at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Thermal plant.

Doctor Dad

June 15 - Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay student Ryan Berns (Class of 2018) knew it was a possibility, but when he found himself faced with the reality that he was going to deliver his own child he thought, “This is really happening.”

CTSI Discovery Radio Show airing June 16 to highlight MCW’s Vehicle Crashworthiness Lab

June 12 - The next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs this Friday, June 16, at noon.

Imagine More Dinner on June 15 to raise funds for neuroscience research

June 9 - The fifth annual Imagine More Dinner to support neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Neuroscience Research Center will be held Thursday, June 15, at Discovery World in Milwaukee.

June Science Café to look at advances in breast cancer research

June 7 - The next CTSI Science Café will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus), located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee.

An Animated Approach to Patient Education

June 7 - It’s not often that a doctor asks her 5-year-old daughter for professional advice, but that’s exactly what Dr. Diana Lerner, an assistant professor of pediatric gastroenterology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, did when she was working on a project she had imagined since her residency.

Milwaukee Health Department honored with 2017 President’s Award for Community Partners

June 7 - The Milwaukee Health Department received the President’s Community Engagement Award for Community Partners. The Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory (MHDL) has been instrumental in developing a new community resource for analysis of soils for urban gardening that goes above and beyond standard practices.

Milwaukee VA celebrates 150 years of Veteran Care with June 3 event

June 2 - n May 3, 1867, 60 Civil War veterans moved into farmhouses on the Milwaukee VA Medical Center grounds, and the Center has been caring for veterans ever since. As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, there will be an event on the Milwaukee VA Medical Center grounds, 5000 W. National Ave., on Saturday, June 3, that includes tours, food, talks, displays, music and more.

Dr. John Weigelt receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from Michigan State

June 2 - John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, Milt & Lidy Lunda/Charles Aprahamian Professor of Trauma Surgery, professor of surgery and chief of trauma and critical surgery, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award – Non-Practitioner from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Project ADAM honored with 2017 President’s Community Engagement Community Partner Award

May 31 - roject ADAM received the President’s Award for Community Partners. Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) began in 1999 to educate, instruct and facilitate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) in Wisconsin high schools after the death of Adam Lemel, a high school student who collapsed during a basketball game and consequently passed away from a cardiac condition.

Department of Emergency Medicine hosts the 5th Annual Medical Explorers Day!

May 26 - On May 13, the Department of Emergency Medicine teamed up with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee to host the 5th annual Medical Explorers Day! It was a morning filled with learning about various career options in the medical field as well as careers in the pre-hospital setting.

Dr. Mingyu Liang honored with 2017 Distinguished Lectureship in Physiological Genomics Research

May 26 - Dr. Mingyu Liang, MD, PhD, director of the Center of Systems Molecular Medicine and professor & eminent scholar in physiology, has been named the 2017 Distinguished Lectureship Awardee in Physiological Genomics Research. Dr. Liang gave a presentation titled, The Essential Role of Physiological Genomics in Precision Medicine, at the Experimental Biology Conference in Chicago

Commencement Honors 2017 Graduates

May 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin's 104th annual Commencement exercises were held for medical and graduate students on May 19 at the Miller High Life Theatre (former Milwaukee Theatre).

Dr. Kenneth Lee: Veteran, Doctor, Teammate

May 25 - Harry S. Truman. John F. Kennedy. Henry Kissinger. Pope John Paul II. Linda Carter. Those are just a few of the notable names Dr. Kenneth Lee joined when he received the 2017 AMVETS Silver Helmet Award in March.

MCW receives five-year renewal to support student summer research in aging, injury

May 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $372,000 National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Aging to support the medical student training program in aging and injury research. Directed by Linda N. Meurer, MD, MPH, professor of family and community medicine, and Edith Burns, MD, professor of medicine (geriatrics), this short term, T35 award supports 10 medical students per year in a 10 to 12-week summer research training program that introduces them to injury control research.

Attention all motorcycle riders!

May 24 - You are invited to participate on a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin team for the Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 10, to benefit the Cardiovascular Center (CVC). The team will gather in the MCW parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and ride together with CVC Board member Danny Muchin to the start line at Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville. All motorcycle brands are welcome!

Dr. Dane Johnson wins Best Infertility Therapy Poster Award from American Urological Association

May 24 - Dr. Dane Johnson, andrology fellow in the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Urology, was awarded the Best Infertility Poster Award at the American Urological Association's annual meeting in Boston. His poster examined the impact of fellow training on male infertility surgery outcome.

Tim Sobotka and Jessica Olson honored with 2017 President’s Community Engagement Staff Award

May 24 - Tim Sobotka and Jessica Olson, PhD, received the President’s Award for Staff for their efforts as co-directors of the DRIVE2 (Delivering Research Innovations Via Education) Program. DRIVE2 engages high school students from Milwaukee Academy of Science and the High School of Health Science in Kettle Moraine with public health research in the community. Their initiatives have forged a strong partnership between MCW students, faculty and staff that brings an enthusiasm for STEM education to Milwaukee and our surrounding communities.

Eye Institute "Jed-Eyes" show a strong force at Wisconsin VisionWalk

May 24 - Nearly 100 Eye Institute faculty, staff, family and friends participated in the 9th annual Wisconsin VisionWalk to support Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Op-ed: Medical College of Wisconsin supports increase in NIH funding

May 23 - This op-ed by Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Executive Vice President and Dean of the School of Medicine, has been posted in the Waukesha Freeman, the Appleton Post-Crescent, the Oshkosh Northwestern, and was highlighted in Wisconsin Health News in response to the NIH budget increase.

Discovery World and Medical College of Wisconsin to Partner on “BodyMindMe” Exhibit

May 18 - Milwaukee Business Journal highlighted MCW's partnership with Discovery World to expand a health and science exhibit, ‘BodyMindMe’.

Christine Brichta & Caitlin Quinn honored with 2017 President’s Community Engagement Student Award

May 16 - Third-year medical students Christine Brichta and Caitlin Quinn received the President’s Award for students. Since 2014, Brichta and Quinn have been involved in a student-initiated project titled, The Food Doctors, which offers interactive nutrition lessons to underserved elementary school students.

Next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs this Friday at noon

May 15 - Parents will do anything to protect their children. But at some point, it’s almost inevitable that a child will get hurt, whether from an accident or from recreational play, resulting in acute pain that needs to be treated. On the next CTSI Radio show, we’ll learn about how acute pediatric pain is most effectively assessed, treated and managed by healthcare professionals and, perhaps more importantly, by parents at home. It’s a look at best practices for handling acute pain in our children, inside this month’s edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!

Lauren North, M4, receives Best Poster Award at American College of Cardiology Scientific Session

May 15 - Lauren North, fourth-year MCW-Milwaukee medical student, received the Best Poster Award for the research she submitted and presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 66th annual Scientific Session & Expo, held in Washington D.C. The Best Poster Award is given to the highest scoring abstracts presented as flat board posters at the Annual Scientific Session & Expo.

Celebrate MCW’s 2017 Graduates

May 12 - Commencement is a major moment in the academic careers of Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) graduates. Share in the joy of commencement by visiting the MCW Commencement website.

Silent & live auctions at Bead&Button Show to benefit MCW breast cancer research

May 11 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, will take place June 4– 11 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The show will feature a silent auction and a reception that provide opportunities to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center.

WBCS Raise a Glass to Hope Gala provides a premier showing of WBCS Showhouse for a Cure

May 11 - The Raise a Glass to Hope Gala, a fundraiser for the 2017 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Saturday, June 3, beginning at 6 p.m. at this year’s Showhouse, 2239 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected to Federation of State Medical Boards

May 10 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation, executive director and designated institutional official of MCWAH, Inc., and chair of the State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board, has been elected to a three-year term on the Federation of State Medical Boards.

Dr. Lisa Dodson honored with 2017 President’s Community Engagement Faculty Award

May 10 - Lisa Dodson, MD, campus dean of MCW-Central Wisconsin, received the President’s Award for Faculty. Dr. Dodson believes in building community involvement through medical education by collaborating with surrounding academic, civic and healthcare partners to establish unified support of innovative medical education in Central Wisconsin

MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Collaborate to Help Sick Bonobo

May 9 - On a Friday this past November, Dr. Rainer Gedeit, a professor of pediatric critical care at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was on his way to pick up his mother to run some errands when he got an unusual call. The Milwaukee County Zoo needed help with a sick animal.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on May 23 to feature Alison Kriegel, PhD

The 11th annual Women in Science Series continues on May 23 with Alison Kriegel, PhD, assistant professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, who will give a presentation titled, Interdependence of the Heart and Kidneys in Health and Disease. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Medical College of Wisconsin Students Help Prepare High School Students for Futures in Medicine

May 8 - In late March, four first-year medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin, were able to provide a special experience for young scholars at Ronald Reagan High School, a Milwaukee Public School.

Dr. Steve Hargarten honored with 2017 World Citizen Award

May 8 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, professor and chair of emergency medicine, associate dean of global health, and global health pathway director, received the International Institute of Wisconsin (IIW)’s Dorothy Von Briesen World Citizen Award.

Dr. Beth Erickson named to inaugural class of new national fellowship

May 5 - Beth A. Erickson, MD, professor of radiation oncology, has become a member of the inaugural class of the American Brachytherapy Society Fellows (FABS).

Dr. Irina Sparks receives Judith Stitt Best Abstract Award from the American Brachytherapy Society

May 5 - Dr. Irina Sparks, fourth-year resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology, received the Judith Stitt Best Abstract Award at the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) annual meeting held in Boston in April. This award is given at the ABS annual meeting to four recipients whose abstracts are chosen by a rigorous scientific review committee as the best meeting abstracts.

Dr. Marjorie Wang elected chair of national spine organization

May 4 - Marjorie Wang, MD, MPH, professor of neurosurgery, chief of the division of community neurosurgery, and vice chair of clinical operations and quality, has been elected chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. This is one of the largest national spine surgery organizations and includes neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.

Department of Health Services Secretary Linda Seemeyer visits MCW

May 3 - On Friday, April 28, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) hosted Linda Seemeyer, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to meet with MCW leadership and faculty. Secretary Seemeyer recently joined DHS in August 2016.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May 3 - Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability. To put those statistics in perspective, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and one out of six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime.

Dr. John Meurer honored with 2017 President’s Community Engagement Faculty Award

May 3 - John Meurer, MD, MBA, director of the Institute for Health and Society, received the President’s Award for Faculty.

Preparing students for medical/graduate school

May 3 - Starting in fall 2017, MCW will host quarterly weekend programs for 50-65 StEP-UP middle and high school participants. In addition to a science enrichment curriculum, the Program will address practical skills such as test-taking strategies and how to pursue a path to medical or graduate school.

MCW honors 2017 President’s Community Engagement Award recipients

May 2 - On Friday, April 21, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Community Engagement Week activities wrapped up with the President’s Community Engagement Award reception.

Transforming pediatric critical care: How data analytics will change your practice

April 27 - Celebrate the career of Tom B. Rice, MD, on June 1-2 through your participation in the second Tom B. Rice Summit. This year’s summit will begin with a workshop by Daniel Burrus, a well-known global futurist, technology expert and author of Flash Foresight. He will lead attendees through his work focused on how to think creatively to approach the future.

Dalums support research, student experiences

April 26 - Philanthropy, prayer and pleasant happen-stance are deeply rooted in the sunken rose garden at the lake home of Tom and Maripat Dalum in Hartland, Wisconsin. It is there the Dalums, longtime supporters of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), have continued to nurture their mutual philosophy of giving back by offering the use of their garden for charitable events.

Deep Dive: Dr. Harry T. Whelan

April 25 - Dr. Harry Whelan, the Bleser Family Endowed Chair in Neurology, professor of pediatric neurology and director of the hyperbaric medicine unit at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has always loved the sea. His affinity would eventually take him across the world, to Latin American jungles, the South China Sea, and Russian submarines in the North Sea, but it all began in a swimming pool in Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Dr. Balaraman Kalyanaraman co-chairing international symposium in Croatia

April 25 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research and Chair of biophysics, is co-chairing a scientific symposium in Split, Croatia, in September.

Dual energy X-Ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning now available to community members

April 21 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) Adult Translational Research Unit (A-TRU) now offers DXA scanning services to any member of the community. This is a valuable resource, providing an accurate assessment of unique, individual body composition and key information for tracking personal health and fitness.

MCW researchers mentor Wauwatosa STEM students for science fair

April 20 - MCW scientists are still working hard on science fair projects even after graduating from elementary school more than a decade ago.

Dr. Kenneth Lee wins Silver Helmet Award for his commitment to Veterans

April 19 - Kenneth Lee, MD, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and chief of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, received the 2017 AMVETS Silver Helmet Award for his commitment to helping wounded veterans.

Dr. Mary Horowitz highlighted as Change Agent

April 19 - Mary Horowitz, MD, the Robert A. Uihlein Professor for Hematologic Research and chief of the division of hematology and oncology, was highlighted in MCW’s Change Agent column. Learn about what drives her, what she wants her legacy to be and more in the Winter 2017 issue of MCW Magazine.

New section chief of adult cardiac surgery and heart transplant surgeon

April 18 - It is with greatest excitement that I share with you that Lyle Joyce, MD, PhD, and David Joyce, MD, have accepted positions in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital.

Veteran to become a doctor helping fill local physician shortage

April 14 - Christopher Zeman, a first-year medical student at MCW-Central Wisconsin who was recently named an Aspirus Scholar, was featured in a NBC- TV12 in Wausau news story about his journey to medical school.

MCW sponsors MMAC’s Madison Night in Milwaukee

April 13 - On Wednesday, April 12, MCW’s Office of Government and Community Relations sponsored the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s (MMAC) Madison Night in Milwaukee, held at the WE Energies Building.

Faculty collaborate with DHS to develop state’s first surgical site infection prevention guidelines

April 13 - Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD, emeritus professor of surgery, Gary Seabrook, MD, professor & chief of vascular surgery, and Jon Gould, MD, professor & chief of general surgery, have collaborated with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to develop the state’s first evidence-based surgical site infection (SSI) prevention guidelines.

Transitioning from pediatric to adult care

April 12 - For 26 years, Amy Remillard has seen Julie Biller, MD, for her cystic fibrosis – first as a teenager at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Children's) and later at the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (F&MCW). Dr. Biller and her colleagues have helped Remillard through the transition into adult care, a lung transplant and many challenges in between.

Join our team for the Ann’s Hope Foundation’s annual Block Melanoma 5k Run/ 3k Walk

April 11 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network is a proud sponsor of the annual Block Melanoma 5k Run/3k Walk on Sunday, May 21. The Froedtert & MCW team will be there, and we invite all interested staff and students to join us. It’s a great way to have fun, get those steps in and raise awareness about melanoma.

Sports Illustrated video series highlights concussion study led by Dr. Michael McCrea

April 10 - Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurosurgery, is leading the NCAA - United States Department of Defense Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium, a $30 million initiative to study and prevent sport-related concussions and enhance the safety of student athletes, service members, youth sport participants and the public.

Dr. Meredith Adams receives Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award

April 10 - Meredith Adams, MD, MS, associate professor of anesthesiology, has been awarded a four-year, $737,492 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award (K08) from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Reserve your spot! Women in Science presentation on April 27 to feature Dr. Cheryl Maurana

April 6 - The 11th annual Women in Science Series kicks off Thursday, April 27, with a presentation by Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD, the Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair, Professor and Founding Director of the Kern Institute, Senior Associate Dean and Director for Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment and Vice President for Academic Outreach, who will give a presentation titled, Leading Transformation: From Ideas to Impact. The event includes a reception and runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at GE Healthcare.

Anesthesiology researchers to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate

April 4 - Investigators in MCW’s Department of Anesthesiology have received a $2.8 million, four-year grant to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate. The team will investigate the functional and structural transformation of the mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) from a protein that plays a key role in cell survival to one that is lethal to the cell.

Make a difference by ‘Bowling with Grapatin’ while raising funds for sarcoma research

April 4 - The annual “Bowling with Grapatin” fundraiser in memory of Scott Grapatin will be held Sunday, April 23, at Riviera Lanes in West Allis. Proceeds will benefit research for soft tissue sarcoma at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Raising awareness of an underdiagnosed disease

April 4 - For a disease that was discovered more than 50 years ago, calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease, a form of arthritis caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals, remains relatively misunderstood and underdiagnosed.

Dr. Carlyle Chan elected member of National Board of Medical Examiners

April 4 - Carlyle H. Chan, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, was elected a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Nominated by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, he began a four-year term at the board’s recent annual meeting in Philadelphia.

100th student to complete Biophysics graduate program

April 3 - On Tuesday, March 28, Nathan Skinner, PhD, successfully defended his dissertation, titled Assessment of Spinal Cord Injury in a Rat Model using an Orthogonal Filter-Probe Diffusion Encoding Scheme, and became the 100th student to complete the Biophysics graduate program.

Dr. Jonathan Bock named fellow of Triological Society, selected for top clinical research honor

March 31 - The Triological Society has accepted Dr. Jonathan Bock’s thesis, "Evaluation of the Natural History of Patients Who Aspirate," and he will be inducted as a fellow on Friday, April 28, during the society’s annual meeting. Dr. Bock also will receive the society’s 2017 Mosher Award, which is bestowed upon one recipient each year to recognize excellence in clinical research.

Note-worthy: Dr. Jonathan Bock discusses his love of music, medicine

March 30 - Dr. Jonathan Bock, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, focuses his practice around laryngology and voice disorders, which began from his love of music. On National Doctors’ Day, we would like to recognize Dr. Bock’s music interest and how it tunes in with his professional life at MCW. Watch as Dr. Jonathan Bock really strikes a chord in this video!

From grad students to faculty members

March 28 - Caitlin O'Meara, PhD, assistant professor of physiology, first roamed the institution's halls as an undergraduate student interested in zoology, botany and cell biology. Alison Kriegel, PhD, assistant professor of physiology, found her connection when an undergraduate immunology professor told her about a major genetics grant for which MCW was recruiting staff to implement. Teresa Patitucci, PhD '16, assistant professor of anatomy, worked as a technician in MCW's department of pediatrics. Drs. O'Meara, Kriegel and Patitucci all later chose to attend MCW's Graduate School and earn their respective doctoral degrees. Learn more about their decisions to remain at MCW after graduating in the Winter 2017 issue of MCW Magazine.

Dr. Janet S. Rader co-chairs cervical cancer study published in Nature

March 28 - Corresponding author and co-chair Janet S. Rader, MD, and contributors Denise Uyar, MD, William Bradley, MD and Behnaz Behmaram, MD, published the article Integrated Genomic and Molecular Characterization of Cervical Cancer in the March 16, 2017 issue of the journal Nature. It is one of the largest comprehensive genomic studies of cervical cancer published to date. The massive undertaking was accomplished by the collaboration of over 50 institutions and 300 investigators.

Patient honors Dr. Karen Blindauer for Doctors’ Day

March 28 - Parkinson’s disease expert Karen A. Blindauer, MD, professor of neurology, chief of adult neurology and director of the Movement Disorders Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, was honored by several patients as part of the 2016 National Doctors’ Day campaign for the care she provided them. One of the patients was Emma Hein of Cedarburg, who had amazing things to say about her experience.

WBCS seeks volunteers for Showhouse

March 28 - WBCS, Inc. is inviting individuals—men, women and young people—to contribute their time and talents to help support its mission to advance early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research. The organization currently is seeking docents for the 2017 WBCS Showhouse for a Cure. There is an urgent need to fill the following shifts: Friday night June 16, from 4 - 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.

Dr. Jay Sandlow named Best Reviewer of 2016 by Journal of Urology

March 28 - Jay Sandlow, MD, professor and vice chair of urology, received the Best Reviewer of 2016 Award from the Journal of Urology for his dedicated service and timely reviews of manuscripts on sexual function and infertility. The award is given annually to one reviewer in each urologic area.

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

March 27 - The annual Wearable Art Show Weekend, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 31 and April 1 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated nearly $30,000 for breast cancer research and patient programs at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Registration open for Women’s Health Conference on April 7

Feb. 27 - The 19th annual Women’s Health Conference will be held on Friday April 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at a new location: Harley-Davidson Museum®, 500 West Canal Street, Milwaukee.

Clinical trials: translating research to benefit patients

March 22 - Twenty-two-year-old Lucas Lindner of Eden, Wisconsin, was on a routine trip to the grocery store one Sunday morning in May 2016 when a deer unexpectedly jumped into the path of his car, causing a serious accident. In mere minutes, Lindner went from having an active life as a technical college student to total paralysis below the site of his C5-C6 cervical spinal cord injury. Dr. Shekar Kurpad, however, had reason to offer hope.

Women’s History Month 2017 continues

March 22 - In honor of Women’s History Month, which runs throughout March, the Medical College of Wisconsin is celebrating women faculty, staff and students through various stories and vignettes. All of the content will be posted to MCW’s Honoring Diversity Web page. This week, we highlight the Women in Science series, which provides an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin issues emergency appeal for blood donations

March 22 - Due to a critical shortage, BloodCenter of Wisconsin has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations. All blood types are needed. The shortfall in blood supply is a result of the flu season as well as the recent snowstorm, which caused people to cancel donation appointments.

Couple offers warm Doctors’ Day tribute to Dr. Donald Hackbarth

March 21 - Donald A. Hackbarth, Jr., MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery, was honored by several patients and families of patients as part of the national Doctors’ Day 2016 campaign. One couple, Pete and Becky Fleischman of Neenah, WI, had wonderful things to say about their experience with Dr. Hackbarth that they were eager to share.

Investigators receive $3.16M grant to study the potential of Mito-Honokiol to prevent lung cancer

March 16 - Ming You, MD, PhD, director of the MCW Cancer Center and the Joseph F. Heil Jr. Professor of Oncogenesis, and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of Biophysics and the Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, have received a $3.16M multi-investigator R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate the potential of Mito-Honokiol to prevent lung cancer and its metastasis.

Patient offers Doctors’ Day tribute to Dr. Sumi Jones

March 16 - Dr. Sumi Jones, a staff physician at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Tosa Health Center, was honored by several of her patients as part of the national Doctors’ Day 2016 campaign. One of the patients who honored her was Maria D. Silen of Milwaukee, who had wonderful things to say about Dr. Jones.

Preserving fertility before and after cancer treatment

March 15 - The pathway to parenthood often contains more bumps or routes than anticipated. The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Reproductive Medicine Center, however, can make that journey a bit smoother. A burgeoning area of research and interest for the center is oncofertility, a subfield that bridges oncology and reproductive medicine to explore and expand options for the reproductive future of cancer survivors.

Women’s History Month 2017 – interview with Dr. Jeannette Vasquez Vivar

March 15 - In honor of Women’s History Month, which runs throughout March, the Medical College of Wisconsin is celebrating women faculty, staff and students through various stories and vignettes. This week, we offer a video of Jeannette Vasquez Vivar, PhD, professor of biophysics, who discusses her experiences as a female faculty member, and what she wants her legacy to be.

CTSI Discovery Radio on Friday, March 17, to highlight some unique MCW research

March 14 - The next CTSI Discovery Radio airs this Friday, March 17, at 12 p.m. on WMSE 91.7 FM or online at www.wmse.org. This month’s show features an interview with Dr. James Esteban, a fellow in the MCW Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, whose research findings point to increased risk for the development of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease based on when and how often we eat. The show also features an interview with Dr. Michele Polfuss (UWM College of Nursing) and Andrea Moosreiner (CTSI Adult TRU) on a recent study to find effective ways of measuring energy intake and expenditure in children with special needs.

Beauty and the Beast brings together two hearts, two lives, two medical careers

March 14 - They don’t call it The Magic Kingdom for nothing. Dr. Julie Owen, a fourth-year MCW psychiatry resident, and her husband John Owen, a fourth-year MCW medical student, met on stage while performing in Disney World’s Beauty and the Beast back in 2006. It was a chance happening that brought together each of their previous passions, their separate but almost simultaneous interest in taking on new passions in the field of medicine, and their incredible love.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 13

March 10 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 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.

National Doctors’ Day on March 30 offers chance to honor our physicians

March 10 - In honor of National Doctors’ Day, which is celebrated March 30, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Office of Development and the Froedtert Hospital Foundation invite individuals to “Honor a Doctor” by making a donation to MCW or the Froedtert Hospital Foundation in the name of a deserving physician. The physician your donation honors will receive a letter alerting him or her and their name will be listed on a special Doctors’ Day recognition page.

Women’s History Month 2017

March 8 - In honor of Women’s History Month, which runs throughout March, the Medical College of Wisconsin is celebrating women faculty, staff and students through various stories and vignettes. This week, we highlight the Council for Women’s Advocacy, which promotes policies, practices and programs that encourage the full participation, success and advancement of women in all roles and at all levels of the institution.

Biophysics researchers identify new protective mechanism in Parkinson’s mouse model

March 8 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, MCW chair and professor of biophysics and Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, and Jacek Zielonka, PhD, research director for the Free Radical Research Center, co-authored a paper in the journal "Antioxidants and Redox Signaling." The paper (PDF) describes the neuroprotective role of a novel and relatively non-toxic mitochondria-targeted compound (known as mito-apocynin or Mito-Apo) in a genetic mouse model of Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Dr. Tammy Lyn Kindel to receive NIH 2017 Mentored Career Development Award

March 8 - Tammy Lyn Kindel, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery in the division of general surgery, has been named a recipient of the 2017 NIH Mentored Career Development Award. The award provides training opportunities for junior faculty working in clinical and translational research to become independent investigators.

Next CTSI Science Café on March 21 to discuss acute pain experienced by children

March 8 - The next Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) Science Café will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care’s Bucyrus Campus, located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee. The March topic will be "Treating Acute Pain Experienced by Children: Sharing Evidence & Debunking Myths."

MCW co-hosts “Diversity Welcome Reception” honoring new leaders

Mar. 7 - MCW is pleased to be an inclusive and diverse community in which all individuals are valued and respected. Diversity and inclusion is all about embracing, honoring, recognizing and, ultimately, leveraging the differences we innately possess to build a better community.

Your amazing brain: you're invited to four-part speaker series on neuroscience

Mar. 2 - Register today for AHW's Conversations with Scientists speaker series to be held every Wednesday, March 15 through April 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. MCW faculty and students will present on PTSD, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's, and chronic pain and addiction.

MCW-Central Wisconsin student named Aspirus Scholar

Mar. 2 - When Christopher Zeman, a first-year medical student at MCW-Central Wisconsin, was preparing to welcome his third child, he and his wife learned their daughter was going to need some extra attention and surgery. It was during this particular time that Christopher first encountered the difficulty of finding adequate health care.

Study indicates men with returning prostate cancer can prolong life with anti-male hormone therapy

Feb. 24 - A National Cancer Institute-funded study co-authored by Colleen Lawton, MD, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that men whose prostate cancer returns after surgery are more likely to survive when they take drugs to block male hormones in addition to receiving radiation therapy.

Black History Month 2017 – Applying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideals to our efforts

Feb. 21 - In honor of Black History Month, which runs throughout February, the Medical College of Wisconsin is highlighting and celebrating the cultures of individuals whose ancestors are African American or Black.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Electrodiagnostic Lab receives reaccreditation

Feb. 21 - The Electrodiagnostic Laboratory (EMG) located in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on the fifth floor of the Froedtert Specialty Clinics Building has received Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). David Del Toro, MD, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, is the lab’s medical director.

“Ellen’s Icebreaker” polar plunge to benefit cancer research

Feb. 20 - Brave souls are invited to plunge in “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research,” held in memory of Ellen Smith, a beloved Froedtert Hospital employee who lost her battle with gastric cancer on Oct. 20, 2013, at the age of 59.

Dr. Kalyanaraman serves on Brazilian grant advisor board

Feb. 20 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of biophysics and Harry R. and Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, participates on the advisory board for the Research Center of Redox Processes in Biomedicine (CEPID Redoxoma), and recently attended its 3rd annual meeting in São Paulo, Brazil to discuss the progress of the project.

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

Feb. 16 - The early-mid 2017 Zoo interchange project get-around guide is now available in electronic format. The guide offers information on closures and alternate routes, maps and transportation options.

Dr. Kenneth Schellhase elected president of Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Feb. 15 - Kenneth G. Schellhase, MD, professor of family and community medicine, has been elected president of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP). The induction of officers took place at the WAFP’s virtual annual business meeting on Jan. 21. WAFP represents more than 2,900 family physicians, residents, and medical students throughout Wisconsin.

Dermatology researchers serve as protocol chairs for national study on treatment of infantile hemangiomas

Feb. 15 - Researchers in the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Dermatology have collaborated with the Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) to design and implement a phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of infantile hemangiomas.

Early exposure to research offers professional growth for medical students

Feb. 13 - Second year MCW medical students Peter Regala and John Idso were accepted to present their global health research at the Global Health Conference Midwest (GHCM) regional meeting at Creighton University earlier this month.

MCW continues to strengthen ties with academic institutions in the UAE

Feb. 10 - In a further move to strengthen the exchange of knowledge, academic programs and other activities with academic institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical College of Wisconsin, traveled to the city of Ajman (capital of the Emirate of Ajman) in early February to attend a Board of Governors Meeting on Saturday, February 4, at Gulf Medical University.

Dr. Angela Rabbitt and Ashley Hines chosen for Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list

Feb. 10 - Angela Rabbitt, DO, associate professor of pediatrics (child advocacy and protection), and Ashley Hines, MCW diversity and inclusion manager, were named to The Business Journal’s "40 Under 40” list for 2017. Dr. Rabbitt was nominated by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where she sees patients, and Ashley was nominated by MCW.

MCW Breast Cancer Biology Research Group: Attacking breast cancer from many directions

Feb. 10 - Every Friday afternoon, nearly 20 researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) – from basic scientists who work at the laboratory bench to clinician-scientists who treat patients at the bedside – gather around a conference room table for an important meeting.

Global Health Fair on Feb. 23 to include global health photography exhibit

Feb. 8 - MCW’s 9th annual Global Health Fair is planned for Thursday, Feb. 23, from 1 – 4:15 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected chair of international ACGME Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee

Feb. 8 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee.

Trauma/Acute care surgery research fellowship established

Feb. 8 - The Medical College of Wisconsin-Froedtert Hospital has established a funded Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Research Fellowship within the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery. The program begins July 2017 and spans two years.

Dr. Syed M. Ahmed selected to serve on national CTSA Collaboration/Engagement Domain Taskforce

Feb. 7 - Syed M. Ahmed, MD, MPH, DrPH, senior associate dean for community engagement, is one of three leaders from across the nation to be selected to serve on the Collaboration/Engagement Domain Taskforce, a component of the national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

Dr. John R. Schreiber named CEO of Medical College Physicians

Jan. 31 - I am pleased to announce the appointment of John R. Schreiber, MD, MPH, as Chief Executive Officer of Medical College Physicians and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs – Adult Practice, effective April 20, 2017. From 2014-2016, Dr. Schreiber served as President, Baystate Medical Practices (Springfield, Mass.) and Chief Physician Executive at Baystate Health.

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Feb. 6 - February 6-12 is Tinnitus Awareness Week. The audiologists in the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Program in the Otolaryngology Department are encouraging everyone to obtain more awareness and education on tinnitus.

National Women Physician Day

Feb. 3 - February 3 marks the 196th birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. By taking these first courageous steps forward, Dr. Blackwell opened the door for women to enter the field of medicine - a career that had previously been inaccessible to females.

Proudly supporting his Boston teams in the land of cheese

Feb. 3 - Being a Green Bay Packer fan, a passion of many at MCW, has been a roller coaster of emotions these past few weeks. Through it all, however, were members of the MCW community who support teams other than the Packers. That can be a lonely life in Wisconsin, and it only gets worse if your team makes it to the Super Bowl and the Packers do not. It takes a special kind of fan to be open about it – especially if your passions are invested in the New England Patriots. But Dr. Ken Simons says he is up to the task.

Black History Month 2017

Feb. 1 - In honor of Black History Month, which runs throughout February, the Medical College of Wisconsin is highlighting and celebrating the cultures of individuals whose ancestors are African American or Black.

MCW study looks for ways to reduce HIV incidence among high-risk individuals

Feb. 1 - The use of antiretroviral medications as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce the risk of HIV acquisition in HIV-negative high-risk groups by more than 90% if the pill is taken regularly – an astounding success rate – and yet the number of individuals in this category being prescribed PrEP nationwide has remained low.

Dr. Tom Aufderheide highlighted as Change Agent

Feb. 1 - Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, professor of emergency medicine, associate chair of research affairs and director of the NIH-funded Resuscitation Research Center at MCW, was highlighted in MCW’s Change Agent column. Learn about what drives him, what he wants his legacy to be and more in the Fall 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

Honor anesthesiologists during Physician Anesthesiologist Week

Jan. 30 - Jan. 29 through Feb. 4 is Physician Anesthesiologist Week, a great time to honor MCW’s anesthesiologists. MCW has 119 faculty and staff physician anesthesiologists who work at locations through the Milwaukee area including Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Community Memorial Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Thinking “Outside the Clinic”

Jan. 26 - After conducting a community needs assessment, Judy E. Kim, MD, MCW professor of ophthalmology, and Militza Bonet-Vasquez, health research coordinator for the United Community Center (UCC) in Milwaukee, saw an opportunity to use distance-based medicine as a strategy to provide both eye health screening and education about diabetes and its connection to vision loss.

Dr. Dawn Siegel to lead first research network in pediatric dermatology

Jan. 24 - Dawn Siegel, MD, associate professor of dermatology, is a founding member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) and was appointed as Co-Chair of the organization in November. Dr. Siegel has certifications in dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

Patient, physician, researchers work together to solve AVM mysteries

Jan. 24 - Sixteen years ago, Kelleigh Gustafson was diagnosed with rare and massive arteriovenous malformation (AVM) on the right side of her head and neck that affect her sensory organs, trachea, esophagus, brain and heart.

Honor our nurse anesthetists during National Nurse Anesthetist Week

Jan. 23 - Nurse Anesthetist Week is being celebrated Jan. 22-28, and the Medical College of Wisconsin is using the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of the nurse anesthetists who provide care at Froedtert Hospital, the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, and Community Memorial Hospital.

Alumna finds new place to serve

Jan. 18 - Col. Jennifer Junnila Walker, MD '93, GME '96, MPH, has always wanted to be a family physician. "My medical education and residency training certainly prepared me well to practice in any primary care setting, and even more so in military medicine," Dr. Walker says.

Join the Froedtert & MCW Team at the Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Run/Walk on Feb. 11

Jan. 18 - The 21st annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports heart research at the internationally recognized Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where more than 170 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.

CTSI Discovery Radio show to highlight landmark esophagus regeneration

Jan. 17 - The next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs this Friday, Jan. 20, at 12 p.m. The 30-minute program is broadcast the third Friday of every month on WMSE 91.7 FM or streaming audio at www.wmse.org.

Community Engagement Round Table session planned for Feb. 1

Jan. 17 - A Community Engagement Lunch & Learn Round Table on the sixth principle of community engagement is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in HRC rooms H123-1250. The event is meant for physicians, faculty, staff, and community members who have a strong interest in community engagement.

Dr. Judy Kim named to American Academy of Ophthalmology retina group

Jan. 16 - Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, has been selected to serve on the American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day Planning Group.

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament on Feb. 25 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Jan. 16 - The ninth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Sussex Bowl. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research.

Online Open House for MPH & Certificate Programs

Jan. 12 - The Master of Public Health Program will host an online open house on Jan. 20, from 12 – p.m. CST. This is an opportunity to hear about our online programs and have your questions answered.

Public comment period open for Master of Public Health Program accreditation

Jan. 12 - The Master of Public Health Program at the Medical College is undergoing reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH will conduct a site visit on April 6-7, 2017. The accreditation process also includes a period for the program’s stakeholders and general public to provide written comments on the program including its practices, policies, and procedures.

MCW to participate in multi-site trial on non-operative management of uncomplicated pediatric appendicitis

Jan. 12 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Pediatric Surgery, are conducting a study at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to examine if non-operative management of uncomplicated pediatric appendicitis is effective and results in less disability and fewer complications as compared to traditional surgery. The non-operative management strategy consists of antibiotics alone without surgery.

Thermal Distribution Project to impact traffic, pedestrian route along Connell Ave.

Jan.11 - The Thermal Distribution Project will be doing some work starting tomorrow morning (Jan. 12) near 92nd St. and Connell Ave. that will require lane restrictions and an alternate pedestrian route.

Eye Institute celebrates 40 years

Jan. 11 - When Richard O. Schultz, MD, arrived at the Marquette University School of Medicine as the chair of the newly established department of ophthalmology, he needed to bring together the vision care team – not just figuratively, but literally. The department needed a single home, and Dr. Schultz found a group to support his vision: Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). RPB had conducted the first comprehensive assessment of vision research in the US; one conclusion was the need to support the development of comprehensive eye centers around the country that would bring together all aspects of vision care under one roof.

Big-league gift from Dr. Paul Jacobs

Jan. 5 - Two unlikely turns in life led to happy surprises and life-altering detours for Paul A. Jacobs, MD. As a devoted Dodgers baseball fan growing up on the schoolyard ball diamonds of Brooklyn, he couldn't have imagined he would switch his allegiance and work for a major league franchise in Milwaukee.

MPS students use art, creativity to address cancer prevention and health disparities

Jan. 5 - Over 400 students have participated in service learning partnership involving MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society and Kohl’s Healthy Families

Make a resolution for healthy vision during Glaucoma Awareness Month

Jan. 4 - As you plan for a healthier new year, why not add this sight-saving exercise to your list of resolutions: Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. It’s the only way to find out for sure whether you have glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in America.

Dine at Saz’s on Jan. 5 and you’ll be supporting MCW cardiovascular research

Jan. 4 - Everyone who dines at Saz's State House on Thursday, Jan. 5, will have a portion of their bill donated to the Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk, which supports heart research at the MCW Cardiovascular Center.

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