Nov. 19 - Dr. Raj Rao received the 2014 David Selby Award of the North American Spine Society. The award was presented at the society’s annual meeting in San Francisco.
Nov. 19 - As part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s series of investigative reports on deaths related to mixed martial arts and kickboxing, Dr. Kevin Walter provides expert comment on traumatic brain injuries related to mixed martial arts fights. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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
June 17 - OnMilwaukee.com kicked off Kids and Family week with a Q&A about concussion with Kevin Walter, MD. OnMilwaukee
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Mar 18 - Dr. Raj Rao has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Becker's Spine Review
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
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
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.
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.
Jan 13 - Froedtert & MCW’s new Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center in Menomonee Falls will open on January 13. Milwaukee Business Journal
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
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