Jan. 12 - More than 40 media outlets worldwide, including the New York Times and U.S. News & World Report, carried stories on Dr. Danny Thomas’s (Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine) research that found no benefit from longer, five-day rests for pediatric concussion patients. Dr. Thomas’s research was published in Pediatrics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, US News Health and New York Times
Jan. 7 - Investigators from the Medical College of Wisconsin Departments of Medicine and Physiology are recruiting identical twins for a research study looking at the role of environment on high blood pressure. The study will take 30-60 minutes and will involve answering questionnaires, BP measurements, and a blood draw. Both twins should be able to participate in the research study.
Dec. 1 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Tom Aufderheide discusses an NIH-funded cardiac arrest clinical trial to determine which of two chest compression techniques used by emergency responders provides the best outcomes. Milwaukee is one of 11 North American cities where the clinical trial is being conducted. WPR
Nov. 25 - Milwaukee BizTimes named Dr. Michael E. Mitchell as a 2014 Health Care Hero in the category of Advancements in Health Care. Biz Times
Nov. 6 - A collaborative team has been awarded a CTSI grant to study the power of light of certain wavelengths to heal wounds. Wauwatosa Now
Nov. 6 - In an article in Women’s Health Magazine, MCW research touting the benefits of treadmill running is cited as one of the health benefits of running overall. Women's Health
Nov. 5 - New research shows ibuprofen is as effective as morphine in treating the pain from fractures in children. Amy Drendel, MD (emergency medicine) was a co-author of the study. Grand Forks Herald
Oct. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care.
Oct. 21 - University of Illinois at Chicago faculty member Dr. Alana Biggers, who recently completed her residency in General Internal Medicine through MCWAH, led a study that found that a federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income women on Medicare significantly improved their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. Health Canal
Sept. 08 - Dr. Venkatesh Sampath is principal investigator of a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study genomic factors that impact necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe form of bowel disease that develops in five to ten percent of premature infants and has a mortality of 25-40 percent. Biz Times
Aug. 21 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Blood Research Institute at BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis.
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. 04 - In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD found that text messages are an effective way to remind patients to follow shower directions before coming to the hospital for surgery. Outpatient Surgery Magazine
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 16 - With colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski co-authored a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings that found that long periods of low activity may not only lower cardiorespiratory fitness, but even negate the benefits of a brief period of exercise.
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July 01 - Dr. David Brousseau is a contributing author to a University of Michigan-led study published in Pediatrics that found that a substantial portion of working parents choose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care. Health Canal
June 03 - Dr. Tom Aufderheide presented four Milwaukee County paramedics and EMTs with Resuscitation Outcome Consortium Service Excellence Awards. Fox 6 Now
May 29 - MCW and the Zablocki VA Medical Center teamed to recognize VA Research Week. Wauwatosa Now
Dr. Marjorie Wang is principal investigator of a study presented at the North American Spine Society’s 2013 annual meeting that found that patients who took opioids before elective spine surgery for degenerative changes were more likely to be using the pain medications postoperatively than those who did not take opioids before surgery. Pain Medicine News
May 21 - Transportation crashes, unfortunately, are a fact of life. Faculty and staff in the Vehicle Crashworthiness Laboratory and the Neurosurgery Research Facility at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center use their biomedical engineering expertise to minimize the effect crashes have on the people involved.
May 20 - Dr. Jonathon Truwit is lead author of a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that found that statins don't prevent acute respiratory distress syndrome disease exacerbations or improve outcomes in sepsis-related respiratory failure. MedPage Today
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 20 - Dr. Sean Tutton provides background information to Fox-TV/Channel 6 on the Kiva Method, a new procedure recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat vertebral compression fractures. Fox 6 Now
May 20 - Despite previously-reported observational and basic science evidence suggesting the use of statins may improve outcomes in patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome a double-blinded clinical trial of rosuvastatin in those patients was futile, and the study was halted.
May 14 - In a study of language barriers and its impact on care, Dr. Breanne Pacheco Shah and her colleagues found that in-person interpretation in an emergency department resulted in higher levels of patient satisfaction than telephone interpretation. Helio
May 13 - Dr. John Ulmer authored a study reported in Health Affairs that found that the additional data found in electronic health records significantly impacted the interpretations of head CT scans of Emergency Department patients. Science World Report
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In the late 1930s, Dr. Edgar End, an alumnus and faculty member at Marquette University School of Medicine developed the breathing mixture that allowed his associate to shatter the world diving record. The discovery gave birth to scuba technology and led to further advances in diving and hyperbaric medicine.
Mar 26 - The New York Daily News reports on Dr. Jeffrey Jackson’s research reported in JAMA Pediatrics that most migraine drugs for adults don’t prevent migraines in children. New York Daily News
Mar 18 - MCW is enrolling Type 2 diabetes patients in a clinical trial conducted by Dr. Michael Widlansky. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mar 11 - Dr. Linus Santo Tomas collaborated with lead authors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on a study published in Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation that found that a simple questionnaire that rates breathing difficulties on a scale of 0 to 3 predicts survival in chronic graft-vs.-host disease. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Mar 11 - Froedtert & MCW, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, and Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital were named by Truven Health Analytics as among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals. MenomoneeFallsNOW
A research collaboration is helping to eliminate obstacles to breast cancer screening among African American women in central Milwaukee. Research collaborators include members of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital, and community leaders and advocates.
Feb. 26 - MCW is looking for individuals (ages 21-80) who have type-2 diabetes and are currently taking Metformin interested in a study evaluating how another diabetic medication affects blood vessels. A stipend is available for participation.
Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.
Feb 18 - Dr. Grant Keeney authored a study published in Pediatrics that found that dexamethasone may be more effective in treating asthma in children than prednisone. dailyRx News
Feb 18 - In a presentation at the Critical Care Congress, Dr. Gagan Kumar reported that the incidence of severe sepsis was nearly five times lower and the risk of death from severe sepsis was 43% lower during pregnancy, compared with nonpregnant women, in a large retrospective study on data on more than 47 million pregnancy-related discharges. Family Practice News
Feb. 18 - It didn’t take long for John Hovel to transition from cancer patient to cancer research advocate as his health improved through treatment at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). With his wife and daughters, he has established The Triumph Fund, which is leading a charge to raise funds to support cancer clinical trials at the MCW Cancer Center.
Using technology and tools that the Medical College of Wisconsin was a world leader in developing, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and her faculty mentor are pursuing brain research with potential to benefit cancer patients.
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