Nov. 21 - Steven R. Sewall, DDS, Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Chief of Oral Surgery, received the Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award from the Wisconsin Dental Association at the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 13.
Nov. 7 - Bruce Campbell, MD penned a blog that pays homage to the MCW graduates of the past, whose visages line the walls of MCW’s main building. Kevin MD
Nov. 4 - David Friedland, MD, PhD has reported a link between a specific type of hearing loss and cardiovascular disease. Daily Chronicle
Nov. 3 - John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, John C. Koss Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at MCW, has been named the next editor-in-chief of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, one of 10 specialty journals in the JAMA Network.
Oct. 21 - Dr. John Rhee received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to advance the research of virtual computational modeling to improve outcomes of nasal airway surgery. Wauwatosa Now
Sept. 23 - KFVE-TV in Honolulu is one of 50 TV stations nationwide that reported on research by Dr. David Friedland on the links between hearing and heart disease. KFVE-TV
Aug. 19 - Guilherme Garcia, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences and a member of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at MCW, received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea. Wauwatosa Now
Aug. 18 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea.
Aug 2 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson discusses how sleep deprivation can impact the cardiovascular system and metabolism in Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Everyday Health
July 1 - Dr. Cecille Sulman and Dr. Lisa Zetley were interviewed by the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle about parents’ concerns about evaluating children’s symptoms, and making the decision to contact a physician or visit urgent care or an emergency room. The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
July 22 - Dr. Joseph Kerschner provides expert comment to Inside Science on a USC study that found that common ear infection drugs trigger bacteria to build defenses. Dr. Kerschner noted that most ear infections, including bacterial infections, get better based on the body’s immune system. Inside Science
July 21 - The Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences is presenting the inaugural Best Evidence ENT conference Aug. 2-5 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.
May 20 - CBS-TV News reports that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation, a neurostimulator device similar to a pacemaker to treat sleep apnea. CBS News
May 19 - May 19-25 is Tinnitus Awareness Week. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head, and it affects up to 50 million Americans.
May 05 - A new surgically implanted device has been approved for use in some sleep apnea patients. WDJT TV
Mar 26 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson provides expert comment in the Huffington Post and Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Everyday Health on the impact of snoring on sleep and good health. Everyday Health & Huffington Post
Mar 18 - Dr. Bruce Campbell notes that there are still too many unknowns about the side effects and risks of exposure to carcinogens posed by electronic cigarettes. Today's TMJ4
Feb 25 - In a New York Times article, Dr. Joseph Kerschner provides expert comment on a New England Journal of Medicine study that found that in children with ear tubes, topical antibiotics drops are more effective in treating leaky discharge caused by ear infection than oral antibiotics or observation. The New York Times
Feb 20 - The New York Times interviewed Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Executive Vice President of MCW and Dean of the medical school, regarding a new study about how to treat children with ear tubes who have consistent discharge from the ears. New York Times
Feb 6 - Dr. Bruce Campbell , essayist for WUWM-FM, vents about answering machine messages. WUWM-FM
Jan 28 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson discussed with WTMJ-AM the results of a sleep apnea clinical trial he led. 620 WTMJ-AM
Jan 21 - Dr. David Friedland received a $25,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. WauwatosaNOW
Jan 13 - Dr. Bruce Campbell, who also serves as essayist for WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” questions whether some knowledge has an expiration date. WUWM-FM
Jan 13 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson is co-primary investigator of a multi-center study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that found that a surgically-implanted upper airway stimulation device reduced obstructive sleep apnea episodes by 70 percent. Health Canal
Jan 13 - David Friedland, MD, PhD, has been awarded a CTSI Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant to develop a clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. WauwatosaNOW
Jan. 10 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. he vestibular system is a complex network involving the inner ears, eyes, brain, muscles and peripheral nervous system.
Jan. 09 - A surgically implanted upper airway stimulation device led to significant improvement in a majority of patients with obstructive sleep apnea in a national clinical trial. The findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine. B. Tucker Woodson, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Chief of Sleep Medicine at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, is the co-primary investigator of the multi-center study.
Dec. 31 - Robert Toohill, MD, Chair of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences from 1985-1996, died Dec. 29 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. Dr. Toohill was integral in helping grow the clinical and research efforts of the department, and served as a mentor to many otolaryngologists.
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