MCW General Internal Medicine News

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Dr. Mackinnon Featured In Weekly Health News Segment on Channel 4

Sept. 23 - Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon is now providing weekly information on a health segment on NBC-TV/Milwaukee – Channel 4. Dr. Mackinnon’s first report was on the increasing use of herbal supplements. TMJ4

Dr. Lamb Discusses Study Linking Prescription Opioids to Heroin Abuse

June 04 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the Milwaukee-area has seen an increase in the number of individuals who became heroin abusers after first having become addicted to prescription opioids. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Pfeifer Comments on Study about Post-Surgery Heart Risks Posed by Aspirin

Apr 8 - Dr. Kurt Pfeifer provides expert comment in a Health Day article also published in U.S. News & World Report on a New England Journal of Medicine study that found that aspirin may not protect the heart after non-cardiac surgeries, and also may significantly increase the risk of major bleeding. U.S. News HealthDay

Dr. Gupta Reports that Mortality is Up for Patients Receiving PCI after Cardiac Arrest

Apr 3 - Dr. Navdeep Gupta reports that patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention after cardiac arrest are more likely to have more complex lesions, cardiogenic shock, and higher mortality. Monthly Prescribing Reference

Two General Internal Medicine faculty receive awards

April 02 - Drs. Jeffrey Jackson and James Sebastian, both Professors of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), were recently honored by national organizations.

Primary care providers accepting new patients

Mar. 28 - Drs. Evelyn Chan, Jennifer Mackinnon and Amalia Wegner, primary care providers at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Clinic, are accepting new patients.

Storm chasers

In the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan, two alumni traveled to islands in the Philippines on separate medical missions to provide care to the many victims of the storm.

Dr. Lamb Receives AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Mar 18 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Hospitalist

Cocaine Use Doesn’t Raise Inpatient Heart Attack Mortality Rate

Feb 27 - Navdeep Gupta, MD, studied the connection between myocardial infarction deaths in hospitals and cocaine use, and found that use of the drug did not impact mortality rates. HealthDay News

Dr. Lamb Receives an AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Dec 27 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges. WauwatosaNOW

Physician Awarded CTSI Grant to Improve Resident Communications

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Jessica Kuester to improve the communications between resident physicians as the care of patients is transitioned between residents. WauwatosaNOW

Dryhootch offers safe haven for ailing veterans

Funded by MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a growing project that alumnus and faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Whittle helped launch with Dryhootch of America is helping military veterans achieve better mental and physical health through peer support.

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