Jan. 23 - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services awarded MCW a $1 million grant to pilot a Child Psychiatry Consultation Program in Milwaukee County and 15 counties in Northern Wisconsin. MCW will partner with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to develop and implement the program BizTimes
Jan. 21 - MCW’s Institute for Health and Society is hosting a series of free community mental health seminars for the public to raise knowledge and awareness of mental illness. Wauwatosa Now
Jan. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host a series of community mental health seminars that are free and open to the public at its campus in Wauwatosa. Topics will include the mental health of children and adults, reducing the stigma of mental health, identifying and treating mental illness, improving outcomes of mental health patients, legal and ethical aspects of treating mental illness, and other topics.
Jan. 13 - Inside Philanthropy profiles the Kelben Foundation and its commitment to improved community mental health. The foundation recently donated $3 million to MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to establish a Community Mental Health Initiative. Inside Philanthropy
Jan. 6 - The MCW Institute of Health and Society (IHS) is launching a free Community Mental Health seminar series in January to raise knowledge, influence attitudes and modify primary care and community practices to help people with special needs.
Dec. 15 - The Kelben Foundation, established by Ted and Mary Kellner, donated $3 million to MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to improve access to mental health services in Milwaukee’s low-income neighborhoods. Ted Kellner serves on MCW’s Board of Trustees and Children’s Board of Directors. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and GMToday
Dec. 11 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) announced a new $3 million gift from the Kelben Foundation to establish a Community Mental Health Initiative.
Dec. 3 - Robert Chayer, MD, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Child and Adolescent Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at MCW and the Chucker Aring Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the recent annual meeting held in San Diego, California.
Nov. 25 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. Dami Salami discusses the benefits of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (eTMS) to treat patients with depression who have not benefitted from medications or psychotherapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov. 25 - Terri deRoon Cassini, PhD, (Surgery –Trauma & Critical Care) and Cecilia Hillard, PhD, (Director, Neuroscience Research Center; Pharmacology & Toxicology) received a two-year, $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the biological mechanisms. Wauwatosa Now
Oct. 14 - Laura R. Glasman, PhD received a three-year, $658,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to design an intervention to promote regular HIV testing and safer behavior among networks of Latino men at risk for HIV. Wauwatosa Now
Oct. 14 - MCW’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research, led by Jeffrey Kelly, PhD received a five-year, $8.7 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health, which will fund its programs through its 25th year of existence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times, GM Today and WPR
Oct. 6 - The Center for AIDS Intervention Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $658,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to design an intervention to promote regular HIV testing and safer behavior among networks of Latino men at risk for HIV.
Oct. 6 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) has received a five-year, $8.7 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health, which will fund its programs through its 25th year of existence.
Sept. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research celebrates its 20th anniversary of continuous center grant funding by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Sept. 10 - Recognizing and treating depression will be the focus of the third annual Depression Recognition Day at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 12–8 p.m.
Aug. 15 - Jon Lehrmann, MD, the Charles E. Kubly Professor and chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, points out the many misconceptions about mental illness in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study different housing models for HIV-positive, chronically homeless individuals.
July 01 - Christina Wichman, DO discusses post-partum depression on Fox-TV/Channel6. Fox 6 Now
June 30 - As part of a new service agreement between MCW and Rogers Behavioral Health System, Dr. Thomas Heinrich will serve as a medical consultant to assist Rogers in effectively integrating behavioral health services into medical settings. The Business Journal
June 30 - A Wausau Daily News editorial endorses grants of approximately $500,000 from MCW and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to develop a psychiatric residency training program in Central Wisconsin, beginning in 2017. Wausau Daily Herald
June 27 - Rogers Behavioral Health System has finalized a new service agreement with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), effective last month, to provide a medical consultant to assist Rogers in effectively integrating behavioral health services into medical settings. Thomas W. Heinrich, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Director of Psychosomatic Medicine, will work with Rogers to design and implement evidence-based approaches to meet the mental health and addiction needs of medical patients.
June 23 - MCW is providing $185,000 in support of the development of a Central Wisconsin psychiatric residency program. The MCW funds supplement a $370,000 award to North Central Health Care from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services. Wausau Daily Herald
June 17 - Governor Scott Walker named three MCW Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine faculty members to the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board, the new state oversight board for the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 12 - The Atlantic tells the story of Brian the bonobo, who was housed at the Milwaukee County Zoo, who underwent therapy and treatment for mental illness. The Atlantic
June 10 - David Clarke, PhD discussed genetic predisposition as a factor in some suicides at a conference sponsored by the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Skokie Sun-Times
June 04 - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded two grants of more than $370,000 each to develop MCW psychiatry residency programs in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay.
May 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to improve the lives of those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
May 16 - The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors’ Health and Human Needs Committee identified three MCW faculty members on its list of recommendations to Governor Scott Walker for the new Milwaukee County Health Board. Urban Milwaukee
Apr 24 - The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that Door County’s only psychiatrist is relocating to Fond du Lac. Green Bay Press Gazette
Apr 23 - David Clarke, PhD, will be a panelist discussing ways to reach those at risk for suicide and survivors of suicide attempts on June I in Evanston, Illinois. Rebecca's Dream
Apr 3 - An article in the Peshtigo Times reports on the shortage of psychiatrists in northern Wisconsin and the announcement that MCW has secured about half the funding needed to start a new residency program in Green Bay that will train future psychiatrists. Peshtigo Times
Mar 18 - The Wisconsin Senate unanimously passed a bill supporting the transfer of control of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex to a board of medical professionals, including one non-voting member from MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mar 7 - The Green Bay Press Gazette featured the psychiatry residency program MCW is developing in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. Green Bay Press Gazette
Feb 25 - MCW’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, in partnership with the Milwaukee VA, will oversee the training of seven new psychiatry residency slots in northeast Wisconsin. WauwatosaNOW
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.
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