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Dr. Praveen Goday co-edits book on Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition

Nov. 19 - Praveen Goday, MBBS, Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology), is co-editor of the recently published first edition of “Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition.”

Bret Baier to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Digestive Disease Center’s Healthcare Dinner

Nov. 12 - Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor for the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at the MCW Digestive Disease Center’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner on November 10 at the Pfister Hotel. Biz Times

Dr. Franco Named Associate Dean for Educational Improvement

Oct. 20 - Dr. Jose Franco has been named MCW’s Associate Dean for Educational Improvement. Wauwatosa Now

Drs. Sengupta and Banerjee Receive $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Study Chronic Pelvic Pain

Sept. 30 - Jyoti Sengupta, PhD, and Banani Banerjee, PhD, (both Medicine – Gastroenterology and Hepatology) will serve as the primary investigators of a four-year, $1.8 million National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant to study the genetic and physical causes of chronic pelvic pain. Becker's ASC Review and Biz Times

Run/Walk Supports MCW’s Colon Cancer Research, Education, and Prevention Programs

Sept. 25 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on October 11th in Wauwatosa. A portion of the proceeds from the event support MCW’s colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening programs. Wauwatosa Now

First MCW Foregut Symposium planned for Oct. 11

Sept. 24 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the first Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Foregut Symposium on Saturday, October 11 in Conference M, located on the third floor of the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center (8800 W. Doyne Avenue).

Researcher to study genetic and physical causes of chronic pelvic pain

Sept. 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study chronic pelvic pain.

“Get Your Rear in Gear” run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research

Sept. 16 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, October 11th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

Bret Baier, Fox News Chief Political Anchor, to Speak at MCW’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 16 - Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at MCW’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner on November 10, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. The event benefits MCW’s Digestive Disease Center. Wauwatosa Now

Bret Baier to keynote Medical College of Wisconsin’s Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 08 -Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's 2014 Healthcare Dinner, Monday, November 10, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

"State of the Gut" conference planned for Sept. 19

Sept. 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is hosting the 7th annual “State of the Gut” An Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders at the Sheraton Brookfield Hotel on Friday, September 19.

LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament Benefits Digestive Disease Center

Sept. 03 - The 27th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament benefitting MCW’s Digestive Disease Center was held Monday, August 25, at the Wisconsin Country Club in Milwaukee. Living Lake Country

LPGA ProAm Golf Tournament to Support Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis Research

Aug. 21 - The 27th annual Ladies Professional Golf Association Pro-Am Golf Tournament benefitting MCW’s Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, August 25, at the Wisconsin Country Club in Milwaukee. Proceeds from the event support research on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Wauwatosa Now

Collaborative team to study acid reflux disease

Sept.. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the brain’s role in acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

On Course for a Cure 2014 DDC Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Aug. 06 - The MCW DDC Pro-Am Golf Tournament, now in its 27th year, will feature LPGA Professionals who will team up with community leaders to raise funds for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Digestive Disease Center (DDC).

Vanderbilt Professor Discusses Success of Clinical Trial on Reza-Band

June 19 - Dr. Michael Vaezi, a gastroenterologist at Vanderbilt University, discusses the success of a clinical trial on the Reza-Band™, a non-invasive device used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Family Practice News

New Device Used to Treat Acid Reflux

June 10 - In a report on the increasing numbers of children with acid reflux, NBC-TV/Channel 4 notes that a new device called the LINX - a small, flexible band of titanium beads placed on the esophagus - is being offered at Froedtert as a form of treatment for acid reflux. 620 WTMJ

Run for the Bucket run/walk on May 31 to support MCW cyclic vomiting syndrome research

May 12 - Run for the Bucket, a new name for an event in its 8th year, will be held Saturday, May 31, from 9-11 a.m. in Frame Park in Waukesha.

Dr. Kulwinder Dua honored for service by national organization

May 12 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, was recently honored by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for his service in the society’s Ambassador Program. Dr. Dua was honored at the Crystal Awards Ceremony held during the annual Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Gould Implants Magnetic Beads to Treat GERD

May 05 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on surgery performed by Dr. Jon Gould (Surgery – General) to correct GERD by placing a small ring of titanium magnetic beads at the place where her esophagus and stomach meet. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Li Discusses Difficulties of Diagnosing Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Mar 18 - Dr. B. Li discusses the difficulties of diagnosing cyclic vomiting syndrome on NBC-TV/Channel 4. 620 WTMJ

Dr. Babaei Discusses Health Risks Posed by Shapewear Undergarments

Mar 5 - Dr. Arash Babaei discusses risks posed by shapewear, a new undergarment that constrains the body and changes an individual’s shape. CBS 58 News

Gut studies hold promise for prevention

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.

Company Raises $700,000 from Angel Investors to Market Device Created by Dr. Shaker

Feb 12 - Somna Therapeutics has raised $700,000 from individual angel investors allowing the company to market the Reza band, an adjustable neck band that prevents stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Somna Therapeutics Seeks FDA Approval to Market the Reza Band

Dec 6 - Somna Therapeutics filed an application with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for approval to market the Reza band, an adjustable band worn at night to prevent stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Somna Therapeutics Seeks FDA Approval for Acid Reflux Device

Nov 27 - Somna Therapeutics, a local company, has asked the FDA for approval to market the Reza Band, a device that is designed to alleviate nighttime acid reflux symptoms. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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