MCW College News, 2013

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin College News stories from 2013.

Plan ahead for Jan. 6 Watertown Plank Road, US45 ramp closures

Dec. 20 - Everyone is encouraged to plan ahead to find alternate routes to and from work, and to give yourself extra time to get to work once the closures take effect.

Dr. Robert Toohill, long-time faculty member, former Chair of Otolaryngology & alumnus, dies at age 78

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.

“Metamorphic” protein could lead to new AIDS-fighting drugs

Dec. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $353,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study a unique protein that shows promise as an HIV inhibitor.

Thanks for supporting the MCW Food for Families Food Drive!

Dec. 26 - Many thanks to everyone who donated items to the Food For Families drive! The Hunger Task Force received a total of 580 pounds of much needed food. This includes 383 pounds from the Specialty Clinics, Cancer Center, and Children's Research Institute, and another 197 pounds from the boxes in the Medical Education Building and Health Research Center.

Site name changes implemented Dec. 19

Dec. 26 - With the formation of Froedtert & the Medical College Community Physicians, we recognized we have several locations in the Menomonee Falls area, and as a result, we have been evaluating the naming strategy for our sites in that market.

Doctors worldwide see a live case presentation featuring a unique brain aneurysm coiling

Dec. 26 - On Tuesday, Dec. 10, a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin neurointerventional team participated in a live case presentation during the Live Interventional Neuroradiology Conference (LINC) held in Houston, TX. This is a highly respected and well-attended conference among interventional neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons.

Redesigned Froedtert.com launched

Dec. 26 - As part of a strategy to extend the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin brand and reduce market confusion, an updated Froedtert website was launched Dec. 19.

Alternative transportation update

Dec. 26 - Thank you to everyone who has tried one of the new Alternative Transportation Programs now available. Word is getting out! Here are a few updates that have occurred since the launch of the programs...

Dr. Geoffrey Lamb wins AAMC Learning Health System Award

Dec. 26 - Geoffrey C. Lamb, MD, Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Hospital Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and Associate Director of the Joint Quality Office for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been awarded a Learning Health System Planning Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Imaging technique for spinal cord injury shows promise

Dec. 26 - Imaging technique for spinal cord injury shows promise

Children with cancer receive $2 million boost

Dec. 19 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a $2 million gift from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation to support children with cancer and blood disorders. The Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer, within the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital, will provide outpatient treatment for children with cancer and blood disorders.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 19, 1988

Dec. 19 - On Dec. 19, 1988, dedication ceremonies were held for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as it relocated to its new $42 million facilities on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.

Strengthening Kenosha and preventing suicides

Dec. 10 - In 2005 and 2006, Kenosha County reviewed injury data which placed suicide as a top concern. The county also suffered a tragic bump in teen suicides during those years.

Future of community engaged research and CTSI to be discussed at Dec.13 event

Dec. 05 - As part of the Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin’s (CTSI) “Principles of Community Engagement” course, we will present the session, The Future of Community Engaged Research and Clinical and Translational Science Institute, on Friday, Dec. 13, from 12-1 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

Dr. Shama Mirza contributes to Nobel Prize winning project

Nov. 26 - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to eliminate chemical weapons from the world. Shama Mirza, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, was part of a team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad, India, that partners with the OPCW in these efforts.

Native American Heritage Month 2013

Nov. 7 - Native American Heritage Month is honored annually in November in the United States to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and heritage of Native Americans (American Indians).

Topping off ceremony held for Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College

Nov. 04 - A topping off ceremony was held Nov. 1 for the new state-of-the-art Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College. During a topping off ceremony, the last piece of structural steel is put in place.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Dr. Teresa Kelly

Oct. 10 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including Hispanic and Latino), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Dr. Eduardo Zambrano

Oct. 03 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope.

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2013

Sept. 16 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including Hispanic and Latino), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 16

Sept. 13 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 16, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 14, 1977

Sept. 13 - On Sept. 14, 1977, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. As identified in Kurtis Froedtert’s will, the hospital was to be a teaching affiliate of the Medical College.

Collaborative team to study acid reflux disease

Sept.. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the brain’s role in acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin’s FY2012 annual report now online

Sept. 12 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment’s latest annual report is now available online.

Dr. Tina Yen wins $100,000 Clinical Investigator Award

Sept. 12 - Tina Yen, MD, MS, a surgical oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with a James Ewing Foundation/Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award at the Society’s annual Cancer Symposium. The two-year award promotes patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 12, 1990

Sept. 12 - On Sept. 12, 1990, T. Michael Bolger, JD, was inaugurated as President and CEO. He had been named to the position in July 1990. Mr. Bolger continued to serve as President and CEO until 2010.

Preventive cure for motor impairments from fetal brain hypoxic injury

Sept. 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and Northshore University Healthsystem in Evanston IL, received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study motor impairments in children.

MCW announces new Wausau locales for community medical education program serving Central Wisconsin

Jul 02 - On June 21, the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees approved a change in venue for the Wausau location of the MCW’s community medical education program serving Central Wisconsin.

Video of Mr. Bolger’s 120th anniversary presentation now available

May 28 - On May 20th, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) celebrated its 120th year of medical education with a reception on campus. As part of the event, T. Michael Bolger, JD, President Emeritus, hosted a special presentation. A video of that presentation is now available.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2013

May 06 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin is creating a series of stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. The stories highlight MCW programs that address health problems that impact Asian-Pacific populations disproportionately.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Dr. Nancy Dahms

Mar 29 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Women’s History Month 2013 – community engagement mission

Mar 27 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop women students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Dr. Sally Twining

Mar 25 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Dr. Diana Maas

Mar 22 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Women’s History Month 2013 – research mission

Mar 20 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop women students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Dr. Carol I-Ping Tsao

Mar 18 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Kimara Ellefson

Mar 15 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Women’s History Month 2013 – patient care mission

Mar 13 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help develop women students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Vicki Konczal

Mar 12 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

MCW named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Mar 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Linda Bauer

Mar 08 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Women’s History Month 2013 – education mission

Mar 06 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help women develop as students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Women’s History Month video vignette – Mary Blackwelder

Mar 04 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Alonzo Walker

Mar 01 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month 2013 – community engagement mission

Feb 27 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight some of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African-American and Black), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Black History Month video vignette – Cassandra Wright

Feb 25 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Anthony Caples receives Black Excellence Award for Community Leadership from Milwaukee Times

Feb 25 - Anthony Caples, Community Outreach Coordinator in the Institute for Health and Society’s Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI), received the Black Excellence Award for Community Leadership from the Milwaukee Times weekly newspaper. Caples will receive the award at the publication’s award ceremony on Feb. 22.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Dawn Bragg

Feb 22 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month 2013 – research mission

Feb 20 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight some of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African-American and Black), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Black History Month video vignette – Steve Fowlkes

Feb 18 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month video vignette – Regina Cole

Feb 15 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month 2013 – patient care mission

Feb 13 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight some of our African-American and black faculty and staff and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African-American and black), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Medical College applauds Governor Walker’s effort to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage

Feb 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) applauds Governor Scott Walker for his leadership to address the state’s impending physician shortage. As part of his executive budget proposal, the Governor announced he will invest $7.4 million in MCW’s Community Medical Education Program (CMEP) to train new physicians in central and northeast Wisconsin.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Estil Strawn

Feb. 11 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month video vignette – Dr. Earnestine Willis

Feb 08 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Black History Month 2013 – Education mission

Feb 06 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight some of our African-American and black faculty and staff and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including African-American and black), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

458 Medical College of Wisconsin doctors recognized as Best Doctors in America

Jan 30 - A total of 458 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on the Best Doctors in America 2013-2014 database. The information, compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., includes more physicians from MCW than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin.

Series on 100th anniversary of the founding of Marquette University School of Medicine

Jan 18 - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine (MUSM), the Medical College of Wisconsin is running a series of stories and hosting various events the week of Jan. 14-18. The Marquette University School of Medicine was formed on Jan. 14, 1913, and, in 1970, became the Medical College of Wisconsin, and its founding is an important milestone in MCW’s history.

Photo highlights from the Marquette University School of Medicine

Jan. 17 - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine (MUSM), the Medical College of Wisconsin is running a series of stories and hosting various events the week of Jan. 14-18. The Marquette University School of Medicine was formed on Jan. 14, 1913, and, in 1970, became the Medical College of Wisconsin, and its founding is an important milestone in MCW’s history.

Cake cutting ceremony kicks off 100th anniversary celebration

Jan. 15 - A cake-cutting was held Monday, Jan. 14, to kick off the week-long 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine. The cake was cut by John R. Raymond, Sr. MD, MCW President and CEO, Dr. Margaret Callahan, Dean of the Marquette University School of Nursing, and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Marquette University Graduate School. Also helping was Monica Stout, a second-year MCW medical student who received her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences from

Celebrating 100 years of collaboration with Marquette University

Jan. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s predecessor, the Marquette University School of Medicine, created a rich heritage from 1913 to 1967. The deep roots from those foundational years in the Medical College’s history continue to flourish today through a multitude of collaborations that engage Marquette and Medical College faculty and staff alike.

Celebrating 100 years

Jan. 14 - One hundred years ago, on Jan. 14, 1913, a major milestone occurred in the history of medicine in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. On that day, the Marquette University School of Medicine was founded through the merger of the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons, MCW’s founding institution, and the Medical Department of Marquette University / Milwaukee Medical College.

MCW to celebrate 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine

Jan. 10 - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine (MUSM), the Medical College of Wisconsin is running a series of stories and hosting various events the week of Jan. 14-18. The celebration includes an anniversary cake cutting, which will be held outside the College cafeteria on Monday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. The cake will be cut by John R. Raymond, Sr. MD, MCW President and CEO, Dr. Margaret Callahan, Dean of the Marquette University School of Nursing, and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Marquette University Graduate School. All faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (or until the cake runs out) for a piece of cake to commemorate this important milestone in MCW’s history.

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