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In-Depth Feature Details Work of Drs. McCrea and Walter on Concussions

Oct. 13 - Milwaukee Magazine published an in-depth feature on concussion research being conducted by Michael McCrea, PhD. The article also reports on Dr. Kevin Walter’s work to enact legislation dedicated to youth safety in contact sports. Milwaukee Magazine

Milwaukee Magazine profiles concussion research at MCW

Oct. 8 - Milwaukee Magazine published an extensive article about MCW’s research in mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion. Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurosurgery and director of brain injury research; as well as Kevin Walter, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of pediatric and adolescent sports medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, were profiled in the piece. Milwaukee Magazine

Dr. Vetter Named to Hold David S. Haskell, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Oct. 7 - MCW named Dr. Carole Street Vetter as the inaugural David S. Haskell, M.D., Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Education. Dr. Haskell is a 1967 alumnus and served on MCW’s Board of Trustees. Biz Times

Dr. Vetter Named to Hold David S. Haskell, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Sept. 30 - MCW named Dr. Carole Street Vetter as the inaugural David S. Haskell, MD, Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Education. Dr. Haskell is a 1967 alumnus and served on MCW’s Board of Trustees. Becker's Orthopedic Review

Dr. Raj Rao to chair FDA panel

Sept. 15 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been appointed chairperson of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dr. Walter Says Right Mix of Rest and Activity Recommended for Youth Concussions

Aug. 06 - Dr. Kevin Walter tells WUWM-FM that with the right mix of rest and activity, most adolescent concussion patients recover in a few weeks and have no lasting impacts. WUWM-FM

MCW and CHW on the front lines of concussion research

July 29 - A story on WUWM-FM explores the increase in concussion in children nationwide, and prevention, treatment and research around youth concussion. Kevin Walter, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine program at Children’s Hospital, was interviewed for the story. WUWM-FM

Dr. Rao Identifies CMS Mandates as Factor Driving Spine Surgeons to Hospital Employment

July 02 - In an article Becker’s Spine Review Dr. Raj Rao identifies multiple Center for Medicare Services mandates as a major factor driving spine surgeons to hospital employment. Becker's Spine Review

Study Finds Most Colleges and Universities Fail to Screen for Female Athlete Triad Coalition

June 25 - In a study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Anne Hoch, DO and colleagues report that of 257 U.S. colleges and universities participating in the study, only 9 percent had nine or more of the 12 Female Athlete Triad Coalition screening recommendations on their pre-participation exam forms. Medicine Net

Dr. Walter Says Major Problem with Pediatric Sports Lack of Self-Reporting

June 25 - In an article in OnMilwaukee.com, Dr. Kevin Walter noted that one of major problems with pediatric sports concussions is self-reporting; athletes avoid reporting head injuries because they know that they will be removed from the game. On Milwaukee

Dr. Walter Discusses Health Risks on Intense Long-Distance Running Training on Children

June 19 - Dr. Kevin Walter discusses the possible risks of intense long-distance running training on children in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

What you need to know about kids and concussion

June 17 - OnMilwaukee.com kicked off Kids and Family week with a Q&A about concussion with Kevin Walter, MD. OnMilwaukee

Dr. Rao Counsels How to Lift Suitcases without Causing Back Injury

May 22 - In a Consumer Reports article on “10 Ways to Stay Healthy on Vacation,” Dr. Raj Rao counsels caution when hoisting heavy suitcases into an airplane’s overhead bin. One News Page

Dr. Walter Reports No Sports Helmet Can Prevent Concussions.

May 21 - In a USA Today article on sports helmets, Dr. Kevin Walter cautions that sports helmet manufacturers are getting savvy and market their products in a manner that implies that the helmets prevent concussions. USA Today

Dr. Rao Identifies Major Challenges Facing Spine Surgeons

April 30 - In an article in Becker’s Spine Review, Dr. Raj Rao identified the biggest challenges facing spine surgeons today are the increased regulation of the practice of medicine, and decreased reimbursement of services. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Fehr Finds that Girls Suffer Concussions Worse than Boys

April 23 - CBS-TV news and multiple additional news outlets reported on a study by Dr. Shayne Fehr that found that girls who suffer a concussion may have more severe symptoms that last longer compared to boys. CBS News, Health Day and US News

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Apr 14 - Girls who suffer concussions may have more severe symptoms that last longer than boys, according to new research published by Shayne Fehr, MD. US News & World Report

Dr. Tutton Reports on Success of Vertebral Augmentation to Relieve Spinal Fracture Pain

Apr 3 - Dr. Sean Tutton reported at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual meeting that a new type of vertebral augmentation proved successful in a clinical trial in relieving pain for patients with spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis or weakened bones. The Seattle Times, Science Codex, & dailyRX

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

Dr. Raj Rao elected to Board of Directors of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

March 20 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, was elected to the Board of Directors of the 38,000 member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at its 2014 annual meeting. A long-time active member of the academy, Dr. Rao has served in several leadership capacities including chair of the AAOS Diversity Advisory Board from 2011-2014 and as an Academy Leadership Fellow in 2005.

Proposed Harmony Initiative Project Interested in Saving Laacke & Joys Buildings

Mar 18 - Officials with the proposed Harmony Initiative said they are planning to save the Laacke & Joys buildings near downtown Milwaukee if they buy the property for their new arts and health care project. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Rao Elected to Board of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Mar 18 - Dr. Raj Rao has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Becker's Spine Review

Harmony Initiative Project would be Hub of Wellness, Healthcare and Arts

Mar 5- A Milwaukee Business Journal article on the Milwaukee Ballet’s executive director provides background information on the proposed Harmony Initiative; a venture among MCW, the Milwaukee Ballet and UWM’s Peck School of the Arts to establish a hub of wellness, healthcare and the arts at a location in downtown Milwaukee, including an MCW sports medicine clinic. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Raasch Conducts Biomechanical Analysis to Prevent Brewer Injuries

Feb 25 - An article on Major League Baseball’s website discusses the work of Milwaukee Brewers Head Team Physician Dr. William Raasch to prevent injuries. Major League Baseball News

Dr. Kevin Walter to serve on national council to combat catastrophic injury among young athletes

Feb. 18 - Kevin Walter, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Program Director of Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Council on Youth Sports Safety (NCYSS) to direct Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS), a two-year initiative to combat the incidence of catastrophic injury among young athletes. The council, led by David Satcher, MD, former U.S. Surgeon General, will review existing research, explore alternative solutions, and develop a strategic plan for the implementation of national guidelines on youth sports safety.

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Feb. 11 - Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center to Open in Menomonee Falls

Jan 13 - Froedtert & MCW’s new Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center in Menomonee Falls will open on January 13. Milwaukee Business Journal

New Annual Report available for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center

New Annual Report available for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center

Marquette Cheerleader Knows Danger of Concussions Firsthand

Dec 13 - Kevin Walter, MD, discusses concussion symptoms, treatment and recovery in a Fox 6 report. WITI-TV

New Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center in Menomonee Falls opens Jan. 13

Dec. 12 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center (OSSC) will welcome patients on Jan. 13, offering orthopaedic, sports medicine and spine services to residents of Menomonee Falls and surrounding communities.

Dr. Rao Named to Executive Board of Lumbar Spine Research Society

Nov 26 - Dr. Raj Rao has been named to the Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society. TMCnet.com

Rare Rotationplasty Surgery Provides Child with New Knee Joint

Nov 26 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 reports on a rare rotationplasty procedure surgery performed by Dr. John C. Neilson with colleagues at Froedtert and Children’s. 620WTMJ News Radio

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.

Dr. Raj Rao appointed to Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society

Nov. 19 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was appointed to the Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society, where he also chairs the Ethics Committee

Drs. McCrea and Walter invited to speak on concussion management

Nov. 12 - Michael McCrea, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, and Kevin Walter, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, were invited speakers at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference and exhibition in October. They gave a presentation titled, Cutting Edge Management of Concussion.

Dr. Walter Provides Editorial Comment on Need for School Accommodations for Concussions

Nov 8 - Dr. Kevin Walter provides an editorial comment in Family Practice News on the importance of an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report that recommends school accommodations that should be made for students recovering from concussion. Family Practice News

Dr. Rao Summarizes Key Findings at American Spine Society’s Annual Meeting

Oct 29 - Dr. Raj Rao summarized the most interesting findings reported at the American Spine Society’s annual meeting in an article in Orthopedics Today. Orthopedics Today

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