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MCW launches new academic brand, offers sneak peek of MCW-Green Bay

Oct. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin launched its new academic brand across the three medical schools, MCW-Milwaukee, MCW-Green Bay, and, pending accreditation, MCW-Central Wisconsin. Media outlets had the opportunity to tour the classroom and administrative space at MCW-Green Bay in a special “sneak peek,” which included an overview of the school’s technology. Green Bay Press Gazette, WTAQ, Fox 11, WHBY 1150, WBAY, Post Crescent, WNFL 1440, Biz Times, YouTube

New Medical School Campuses Address Need for Primary Care Physicians

Oct. 20 - The Green Bay Press Gazette published an opinion editorial by Drs. Joseph Kerschner, Lisa Grill Dodson, and Matt Hunsaker on MCW’s initiative to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage through the creation of new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. The new campuses will focus on preparing primary care physicians. Green Bay Press Gazette

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

Dr. Jose Franco appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement

Oct. 14 - Jose Franco, MD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

MCW addresses physician shortage with new medical school campuses

Oct. 15 - The Green Bay Press Gazette published a guest column authored by Drs. Kerschner, Hunsaker and Dodson that addresses the need for physicians in Wisconsin, particularly in the areas of primary care, psychiatry and general surgery. Green Bay Press Gazette

Editorial Notes Medical School Campus’s Benefits to the Community

Oct. 13 - Following a recent meeting between Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson and the Wausau Daily Herald editorial board, the newspaper published an editorial identifying the benefits that Wausau will derive from the new medical school campus. Wausau Daily Herald

New Medical School Campuses Address Need for Primary Care Physicians

Oct. 13 - Drs. Joseph Kerschner, Lisa Grill Dodson, and Matt Hunsaker co-authored an opinion editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald and the Marshfield News Herald on MCW’s initiative to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage through the creation of new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Marshfield News Herald

Dr. Dodson Stresses Community Orientation of New Regional Campus

Oct. 7 - Meeting with the editorial board of the Wausau Daily Herald, Dr. Lisa Dodson (Campus Dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin) said the new regional campus will be community-oriented, and will partner with organizations throughout central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Wausau Daily Herald video

Akanksha Saxena, M2, wins American Society of Hematology award

Oct. 2 - Akanksha Saxena, a second-year MCW medical student, received the HONORs award from the American Society of Hematology.

Aurora BayCare Withdraws from Community-wide Consortium

Aug. 25 - Aurora BayCare Medical Center announced that it was withdrawing from the community-wide consortium creating MCW - Green Bay. WBay and Green Bay Gazette

MCW to Explore Education, Research and Training Partnerships with UAE Medical School

Aug. 11 - MCW is exploring ways to partner and collaborate in education, research and training with leaders and students at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). GMToday, Gulf News and The Gulf Today

Medical School Leaders Say There is No Need for Third Medical School

Aug. 11 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr. and Dr. Robert N. Golden, Dean of the UW School of Medicine & Public Health, co-authored an opinion editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal explaining why Wisconsin doesn’t need a third medical school. Wisconsin State Journal

State Building Commission Awards Releases $5 Million for MCW’s Regional Campuses

Aug. 11 - MCW was awarded more than $5 million from the Wisconsin State Building Commission for MCW’s new regional medical campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Green Bay Press Gazette

MCW alumnus treating Ebola patients

Aug 08 - Jay Varkey, MD, a 2002 alumnus of MCW and an infectious disease specialist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, is treating the two American Ebola patients. NBC News Atlanta

MCW applauds State Building Commission for release of regional campus funding

Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received more than $5 million from the State Building Commission to develop two new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin.

Scenes from the 2014 Commencement

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises were held May 16 at the Milwaukee Theater. During the ceremony, the Medical College and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 188 MD, 47 PhD, 25 MS, six MA, and 13 Master of Public Health degrees.

MCW Ranked 293rd out of 2,000 World Universities

july 22 - The Center for World University Rankings named three Wisconsin institutions – UW-Madison, MCW, and UWM – among the world’s top 2,000 universities. UW-Madison ranked 25th, MCW ranked 293rd, and UWM ranked 537th. Channel 3000

Medical, nursing and pharmacy students team up to share healthy living tips with youth

July 17 - The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation brought together a coalition of medical, nursing and pharmacy students July 16 to lead healthy living activities at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee site on West North Avenue in Milwaukee. One hundred twenty-five youth aged 7-13 participated in the “Prescription for a Healthy You” program.

Dr. Harder Receives $850,000 NIH Grant for Medical Student Summer Research Program

July 16 - David Harder, PhD received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in MCW’s Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program has received continuous NIH funding for the past 35 years and has served as the model for acquiring training and education grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Digestive, Diabetes and Kidney Diseases to fund 15 additional positions. Wauwatosa Now

MCW medical student summer research program earns federal funding

July 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in its Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program offers first year medical students the opportunity to spend the summer in a research environment working on biomedical, clinical or translational research, mentored by MCW investigators.

Medical education campuses in the news

The following headlines link to recent articles in the media about MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin.

Central Wisconsin teaching facilities taking shape

Plans are steadily progressing for development of teaching facilities at Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Northcentral Technical College in Central Wisconsin.

MCW-Green Bay receives accreditation approvals; begins recruiting medical students

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s new campus in Green Bay (MCW-Green Bay) received approval from two key accrediting bodies and is now recruiting medical students for the new campus, which is expected to welcome its inaugural class in July 2015.

Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson named campus dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin

Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, has been named Campus Dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin. Dr. Dodson will provide leadership and management of MCW’s new campus in Central Wisconsin, which expects to welcome its first students in July 2016.

International Blood Conference to be Held in Milwaukee

June 24 - Milwaukee was selected as the site for the 60th annual meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis because of the quality of research work conducted by MCW and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Biz Times

Dr. Raymond Provides Update on the Development of Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

June 17 - In an interview on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., reports on progress being made on the development of MCW’s new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. WUWM

MCW-Green Bay to begin student recruitment

May 21 - Fox 11 news in Green Bay reports MCW’s new regional campus in Green Bay has received the accreditation necessary to begin student recruitment. Fox 11

Commencement speaker Dr. Mary-Claire King tells MCW grads science is global

May 19 - Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., the University of Washington scientist who first proved breast cancer is inherited, was the speaker at MCW’s 101st commencement May 16 at the Milwaukee Theater. 188 medical students and nearly 100 graduate students received degrees at the joyous celebration. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW’s 101st Commencement exercises tomorrow

May 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 16, at 4 p.m. in the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.

MCW to confer advanced degrees to 279 students at commencement ceremony

May 13 - MCW’s Medical School and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will confer advance degrees upon 279 students at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 16, at the Milwaukee Theatre. WauwatosaNOW

Roseanne Raphael, M-2, wins award at National Student Research Forum

May 08 - Roseanne Raphael, a second-year medical student, was awarded the Runner-Up prize for best oral presentation in internal medicine at the 55th annual National Student Research Forum held in Galveston, TX, in April.

MCW’s 101st Commencement planned for May 16

May 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises will be held May 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee Theatre.

MCW and MSOE team up to teach improved medical coordination

April 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin partnered with the Milwaukee School of Engineering to teach medical coordination to medical and nursing students from the institutions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Journal Sentinel Series on Gross Anatomy Named Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Apr 24 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson was named a 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his series, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Reporter who wrote series on MCW anatomy course nominated for Pulitzer Prize

April 16 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the feature writing category for his series, The Course of Their Lives, which follows students participating in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s gross anatomy course.

MCW Green Bay Hopes to Start Recruitment Soon

Apr 10 - MCW leaders awarded Governor Scott Walker the Hands of Humanity Award, and gave State Representative John Nygren the Friends of MCW Award. Green Bay Press Gazette

MCW-Green Bay Dean Dr. Matthew Hunsaker Profiled in Green Bay Newspaper

Apr 2 - Matthew Hunsaker, MD, the Dean of MCW-Green Bay, was interviewed by the Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay Press Gazette

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Pathway Teaches Resilience to Medical Students

Mar 26 - Psychology Today cites MCW’s medical school pathway program in quality improvement and patient safety in an article on the high cost of burnout in medicine. Psychology Today

Match Day Reveals Where Graduating Medical Students Will Do Residency Training

Mar 26 - At Match Day on March 21, 54 (29.5 percent) of the 178 MCW graduating medical students learned that they will remain in Wisconsin for their residency training. WauwatosaNOW

Match Day reveals future plans for new doctors

Graduating medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and their peers nationwide, found out today where they will be serving their post-graduate residency training. On “Match Day,” which occurs at exactly noon, a nationally administered computerized system gives the results of the matches it has made between medical students and residency training programs across the country.

Anatomage makes virtual dissection a reality

To complement the traditional anatomy experience, MCW acquired a state-of-the-art Anatomage Table last year. With a high resolution, life-size touchscreen, the technology offers students, residents and faculty the ability to view the human body from countless viewpoints and cross sections to further their understanding through virtual dissection.

Clinical apprenticeship puts concepts into practice

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Discovery Curriculum encourages students to think and act like physicians from day one. The new Clinical Apprenticeship component of the curriculum is providing earlier and expanded clinical education for the next generation of physicians.

Medical education enters new era

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Discovery Curriculum is designed to address the rapidly evolving practice of medicine and prepare outstanding physicians for the 21st century.

Medical Student Mark Kashtan Participates in AMA Medical Student Advocacy Day

Feb 25 - An American Medical Association recap on national advocacy efforts in 2013 notes that MCW medical student Mark Kashtan (now M-3) was one of 300 medical students nationwide who participated in the AMA’s Medical Student Advocacy Day. American Medical Association

New training positions for mental health professionals approved in Green Bay, Appleton

Feb. 20 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the addition of ten new training slots for mental health professionals in northeastern Wisconsin. The positions, which are established to train seven psychiatrists, two psychologists, and a pharmacist, are designed to help alleviate a critical shortage of mental health professionals in that region of the state.

Michigan State Football Star Accepted into MCW’s 2014 Entering Medical School Class

Feb 12 - Michigan State University football star Mark Scarpinato announced that he is leaving football to pursue medicine. Detroit Free Press

Apprenticeship puts concepts in practice

The new Clinical Apprenticeship in Discovery Curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin is providing earlier and expanded clinical education for the next generation of physicians.

College Cited for Preparing Medical Students to Become Physician Leaders

Feb 6 - MCW is identified as one of the nation’s medical schools taking the lead in preparing medical students to become physician leaders in an article in Hospital and Health Networks Daily. Hospitals & Health Networks

Governor’s State of the State Address Notes Funding Support for More Primary Care Doctors

Jan 28 - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State Address noted that Wisconsin’s new budget includes funding for MCW to increase the number of primary care doctors in rural and underserved areas of the state. Fox 6 News & The Badger Herald

Community Advisory Boards Named for Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

Jan 28 - MCW announced appointments to the Community Advisory Boards for the new regional campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay. WAOW-TV, MyFoxWausau, 1330 WHBL, & Marshfield News-Herald

MCW-Green Bay Community Advisory Board members named

Jan. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has named community advisory board members for MCW-Green Bay. The community advisory boards will assist MCW in developing and implementing the new regional campus in Green Bay, which is expected to matriculate students in July 2015.

MCW-Central Wisconsin Community Advisory Board members named

Jan. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has named community advisory board members for MCW-Central Wisconsin. The community advisory board will assist MCW in developing and implementing the new regional campus in Central Wisconsin, which is expected to matriculate students in fall 2016.

College approved to establish Gold Humanism Honor Society

Jan. 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to establish a chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Richard Holloway, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs, will serve as chapter advisor.

Campus Dean named for MCW-Green Bay

Matthew Hunsaker, MD, will provide overall leadership of MCW’s community medical education program in Green Bay.

M-1 Student Receives Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Dec 18 - MCW M-1 student Anupriya Duval was awarded a Tylenol Future Care Scholarship. WauwatosaNOW

Medical Student from Marshfield Receives Bennett Hiner Research Award

Dec 18 - The Marshfield News Herald reports that Mitch Daun of Marshfield, an M-3 student at MCW, was awarded the Bennett Hiner Research Award by the Wisconsin Neurology Society. Marshfield News Herald

Dr. Carlyle Chan elected Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Dec. 09 - Carlyle Chan, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine as well as Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Institute for Health and Society, was elected 2014 Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) at the annual meeting of its Board of Directors, held Dec. 5-6 in Chicago.

New campus dean of MCW-Green Bay profiled in Green Bay Press Gazette

Dec 5 - A news conference was held December 4 to announce the appointment of Dr. Matthew Hunsaker as campus dean of MCW-Green Bay. Green Bay Press Gazette

By teaching, alumni can volunteer their wisdom for next generation

Alumni who participate in medical education as volunteer clinical faculty members give students practical, life lessons to complement the science. Alumnus Dr. Mark Harlow returns to Milwaukee from South Dakota every year to teach and encourages other alumni to consider giving the gift of wisdom to the next generation.

Three faculty leaders honored for distinguished service

Three faculty members with a combined 53 years of service to MCW received Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, at the MCW convocation ceremony Sept. 18.

Medical students attend AAMC meeting, present poster

Nov. 14 - Third-year medical student Anish Patel and second-year medical student Melanie Bobbs attended the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting in Philadelphia Nov. 1-3 as representatives of the MCW chapter of Organization of Student Representatives (OSR). With the help and guidance of Martin Muntz, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Patel and Bobbs presented two posters at the OSR poster session.

Inaugural Bennett Hiner Research Awards presented to MCW, UW-Madison students

Nov. 13 - A third-year MCW medical school student was one of the first two winners of the Bennett Hiner Research Award. The award is supported by the Wisconsin Neurology Society Bennett Hiner Memorial Fund, which was established to honor the memory of Bradley Hiner's son, who died unexpectedly in his sleep in 2011 at the age of 26.

M-4 Student Laura Tisch Receives College’s Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award

Nov 8 - Laura Tisch, a fourth-year medical student, received MCW’s 2013 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award. WauwatosaNOW

Topping off ceremony held for Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College

Nov. 04 - A topping off ceremony was held Nov. 1 for the new state-of-the-art Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College. During a topping off ceremony, the last piece of structural steel is put in place.

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