Physician W Patient

Office of Global Health

Global Health Efforts in Europe

Austria

Conference Presentation

Dr. Tarima gave an invite lecture at the ""International Workshop on Simulation"" in Vienna, Austria.

 

Belgium

NATO Panel Consultant

Dr. Pintar has been called upon to provide subject matter expertise on military safety standards for NATO.

 

Bulgaria

Community Intervention for HIV Testing and Care Linkage Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

Dr. Kelly is involved in a trial that evaluates the effectiveness of a community intervention to promote regular HIV testing and to link newly-diagnosed MSM to medical care.

 

Croatia

Continuing Education Lectures in Croatia

Dr. Bert Forster has partnered with Split Medical School in Croatia since 2000. Since then he has traveled there six times to provide lectures and continuing education. Additionally, five Croatians have come to MCW to obtain a PhD in Physiology. Four of these alumni have returned to Croatia and Bosnia and they now are on the faculty teaching medical physiology and conducting research. With a limited number of physiologists in Croatia, this indicates that nearly all of them have gone through the MCW curriculum and now they continue to teach the next generation of Croatia physiologists.

 

University of Zagreb School of Medicine-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Bosnjak is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Zagreb, Croatia. Signed in 2014, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions. Dr. Bosnjak is also the faculty lead for institutional affiliations at the University of Rijeka School of Medicine and the University of Split School of Medicine in Croatia.

 

University of Rijeka School of Medicine-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Bosnjak is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the University of Rijeka School of Medicine in Rijeka, Croatia. Signed in 2013, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions. Dr. Bosnjak is also the faculty lead for institutional affiliations at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and the University of Split School of Medicine in Croatia.

 

University of Split School of Medicine-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Bosnjak is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the University of Split School of Medicine in Split, Croatia. Signed in 2016, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions. Dr. Bosnjak is also the faculty lead for institutional affiliations at the University of Rijeka School of Medicine and the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Croatia.

 

Czechia

Collaborative Research

Dr. Iczkowski collaborates on projects with Dr. Ondrej Hes on projects about follicular thyroid-like carcinoma of kidney, chromophobe carcinoma of kidney, solitary fibrous tumor of prostate, and synovial sarcoma of prostate.

 

Denmark

Vascular Protein Research in Obesity

In Copenhagen and Aarhus, Dr. Campbell investigates vascular proteins and their role in obesity using biomedical research collaboration, testing protein kinase inhibition on isolated arteries and in vitro models. This includes research collaboration investigating endothelial proteins that influence vascular relaxation in obesity.

 

England

Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery

Dr. Oldham is a member of the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) whose purpose is to extend the work of Third Edition of Disease Control Priorities and The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery by assessing and addressing the surgical needs of children in order to engender widespread sustainable improvements in delivery of surgical care for children in resource-poor communities. The inaugural meeting was held in London in 2016.

 

2016 International Health Conference

Dr. Cassidy presented findings from her Nigerian Trauma Registry at the 2016 International Health Conference in London, England. Presentation title: A Comparison of Intentional and Unintentional Injuries in Nigeria.

 

Oncology Grant Reviewer

Dr. Gore participated on a team that reviewed regional oncology grants in the United Kingdom.

 

France

Research Collaboration on EPR Spin-trapping

Dr. Kalyanaraman collaborates with Dr. Micael Hardy (Assistant Professor, University of Marseilles) on EPR spin-trapping project. Dr. Hardy (a former postdoc in Dr. Kalyanaraman’s lab) visits MCW for a few months each summer to synthesize spin traps and mitochondria-targeted compounds. Several manuscripts have resulted from these collaborative interactions.

 

Radiation Oncology History

Dr. Wilson organized a historical exhibit at the Musée Curie in Paris about the work of Juan del Regato at the Institut du Radium.

 

International Presentation

Dr. Russeth presented in Paris at 2017 The Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education conference on the use of reader's theater for pediatric ethics consultation education.

 

Georgia

Civilian Provider Training

Dr. Ninomiya conducts training for Georgian civilian providers.

 

Ireland

University College of Dublin-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Oldham is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. Signed in 2013, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions.

 

M4 Elective in Ireland

Dr. Hargarten leads this M4 elective in partnership with University College of Dublin. It offers an experience in academic medicine clinical care in which students chose the services they wish to rotate on.

 

Italy

MCW Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident and Medical Student Elective Rotation in Italy

Dr. Kosasih is co-director in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) resident and M4 medical student elective rotations in both Pavia and Milan, Italy. The rotation focuses on integrative rehabilitation medicine for acute and chronic pain disorders. The Italian rotation director is Dr. Daniela Jurisic. As part of the ongoing collaboration, there are reciprocal visits and presentations in Italy and MCW such as Grand Rounds, Global Health Pathway, Global Health Week, and annual Integrative Medicine Courses for the PM&R residents.

 

Active Integrative Medicine Associates-MCW Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Kosasih is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the Active Integrative Medicine Associates in Milan, Italy. Signed in 2014, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions.

 

International Society of Bayesian Analysis 2016 World Meeting

Dr. Banerjee's talk at the International Society of Bayesian Analysis 2016 World Meeting in Sardinia, Italy examined how Bayesian nonparametric inference is often too expensive for massive datasets arising in the biomedical domain to be practically useful. Many current Bayesian computation ideas deal with discovery of an underlying lower dimensional structure. In this context, a new class of algorithms is proposed using randomized inference - which show that explicit dimension reduction is often not necessary, depending on the underlying smoothness of the prior processes, it may be possible to get away with random projections.

 

Nonparametric Survival Analysis Using Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART)

Dr. Sparapani gave an invited lecture at the 2016 World Meeting of the International Society of Bayesian Analysis in Sardinia, Italy.

 

TREDEM: An Epidemiological Study in the City of Treviso

Dr. Antuono collaborates with a local Italian investigator to conduct a study looking at the prevalence of dementia in the very old.

 

Basic Science and Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Shi-Jiang Li collaborates with colleagues in Florence, Italy on the basic science about Alzheimer's disease.

 

Research Presentation

Dr. Beyer presented her research at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology in Rome, Italy, September 2016 on the topic of time spent outdoors, activity levels, and chronic disease risk.

 

Poland

Co-chair of International Workshop

Dr. Kalyanaraman co-chaired the IXth International Workshop on EPR in Biology and Medicine held in Krakow, Poland.

 

Basic Science Research Development and Writing

For over 30 years (since 1975), dozens of investigators from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and the Medical College of Wisconsin have collaborated to produce more than 150 papers on a wide range of topics.

 

University of Rzeszow-MCW Institutional Affiliation Agreement

Dr. Telega is the faculty lead for the institutional affiliation agreement between MCW and the University of Rzeszow in Rzeszow, Poland. Signed in 2014, this agreement lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial educational opportunities and research partnerships between faculty, residents, and students from both institutions.

 

Pediatric Gastroenterology Teaching and Research Collaboration

Dr. Telega leads a collaboration between MCW and pediatric gastroenterologists in Rzeszow, Poland to coordinate Poland's most well attended yearly pediatrics conference. He also participates in the design of pediatric obesity research in Poland with a focus on the outcomes and implications of pediatric obesity.

 

Russia

Ion Channel Research in St. Petersburgh

Dr. Staruschenko is studying ion channels in the kidney. He has an on-going long term collaboration with colleagues from St. Petersburg State University and Institute of Cytology of Russian Academy of Sciences.

 

Community Interventions to Reach and Engage HIV-Positive Persons to Enter, Remain, and Adhere to Me

Dr. Kelly participates in multiple research studies that employ social network methods to reach out-of-care HIV-positive persons in the community and engage them to enter, re-enter, remain, and adhere to HIV medical care. He is involved in studies that examine reasons for treatment non-engagement or medical nonadherence among persons living with HIV infection.

 

The TIES Program

Dr. Wilson serves as adjunct travel staff to Russia, providing in-country support for families during a two-week ‘heritage trip’ with their children who were born in and adopted from Russia through the TIES Program. Based in Wauwatosa, WI, TIES is an adoption-specific travel experience for families to visit their child's birth country.

 

International Research Ethics

Dr. Spellecy participates in IRB reviews for international research projects that have occurred in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

Scotland

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Cowley serves as a Scientific Advisor to the Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh.

 

Spain

Basic Science of Pre-Eclampsia

Dr. Jeannette Vasquez Vivar collaborates on a two year study investigating Pre-eclampsia with researchers in Mucia, Spain.

 

Ukraine

Building Capacity Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine Capacity

Dr. Sayko is building the rehabilitation and physical medicine physician capacity in the Ukraine by providing educational offerings in-country and in Milwaukee. Starting in 2015, Dr. Sayko and a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and medical doctors have traveled to Ukraine to provide didactic and hands on experiences for common rehabilitation topics to Ukrainian professionals to improve patient care and outcomes. They seek to identify potential collaborators among the Ukrainian universities educating physical therapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation physicians in order to provide assistance in developing and enhancing educational and clinical rehabilitation programs in Ukraine. They also provide consultative services for Ukrainian medical professionals on requested patients. 

 

NATO Trust Fund Conference

Dr. Sayko is invited to speak at the NATO Trust Fund Conference in April 2017 on the development of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physical medicine and rehabilitation in the United States.

 

United Kingdom

International NIH PPG

Dr. Montgomery studies molecular and clinical biology of Von Willebrand Disease and Bleeding (VWD) in contrast to studies performed in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

 

Quality of Life and Pediatric Bowel Disorders

Dr. Sood is involved in a collaborative relationship with Manchester Children’s Hospital to evaluate health-related quality of life in children with constipation.