MCW News, 2014

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin news stories from 2014.

AHW Endowment and MCW Invest $730,000 in Three Community-Academic Partnerships

Dec. 22 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) endowment will invest in three new community health awards totaling nearly $730,000. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is the steward of the AHW endowment as it works to catalyze health improvement within the state.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 22

Dec. 19 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 22, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

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.

Full freeway closure of I-94 west between Miller Park Way, Zoo interchange this weekend

Dec. 18 - This weekend, there will be a 31-hour full freeway closure of I-94 West between Miller Park Way and the Zoo Interchange. The closure will occur from 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, to 6 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21.

MACC Fund offers many ways to support pediatric cancer research this holiday season

Dec. 18 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.), the College's largest donor, has two items for sale this holiday season to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. All money raised from the sale of these items benefits the MACC Fund.

Acclaimed actor Michael York launches RENEWAL at MCW

Dec. 15 - On Tuesday, December 9, more than 100 guests attended the launch of RENEWAL (Research Exploring New Amyloidosis Learning) at the Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, featuring critically acclaimed Anglo-American film and stage actor Michael York – who had been afflicted with amyloidosis for a number of years and is now recovering.

Department of Defense to fund $5.5 million concussion study

Dec. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $5.5 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a full understanding of concussion. The integrated investigation would piggyback on concussion research already taking place at MCW.

Dr. Paula Termuhlen named Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth Campus

Dec. 12 - Paula Termuhlen, MD, Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology) and Program Director of the Surgery Residency Program, has been named Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth Campus. Dr. Termuhlen begins in her position on March 31, 2015.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 15

Dec. 12 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 15, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and MCW announce $3 million gift from the Kelben Foundation

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.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 10, 1976

Dec. 10 - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., (MACC Fund) the Medical College of Wisconsin’s largest donor, was created on Dec. 10, 1976, the night recognizing the retirement of its founder, Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Jon McGlocklin.

Global Health Week 2014 recap

Dec. 9 - Thank you for all those who participated in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Global Health Week 2014 Dec. 1-5.

MCW to celebrate the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 19

Dec. 9 - The Medical of Wisconsin will celebrate its 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, from 4:30 -6 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

MCW researcher to develop application to prevent and document atrocities

Dec. 9 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $50,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United’s Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention to investigate the redesign, redevelopment and redeployment of a phone application to assist in the reporting of atrocities.

Hospital Sisters Health System to join Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin

Dec. 9 - Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) and Prevea Health in eastern Wisconsin will join Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (IHN), a clinically integrated network of independent Wisconsin health care systems and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Burleigh Park & Ride shuttle to end service Dec. 31

Dec. 9 - With all of the entrance and exit ramps at the Watertown Plank Rd. interchange now open, the DOT has decided to discontinue the Burleigh Park & Ride shuttle at the end of December. It’s last day of service will be on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

MCW researchers find link between sleep deprivation and cell damage

Dec. 8 - Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury. Results of a new study find sleep deprivation causes the damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Recovery sleep following deprivation heals the damage.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 8

Dec. 5 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 8, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

This day in MCW history – Dec. 6, 1951

Dec. 5 - On Dec. 6, 1951, Kurtis Froedtert, owner of the Froedtert Malt and Grain Company, died. He left an estimated $9-11 million to create a new Lutheran hospital that would support medical education and research.

Dr. Chayer named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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.

MCW student to investigate the causes of insulin-dependent diabetes

Dec. 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a 4-year, $180,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to investigate the pancreatic immune response involved in the development of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus during a viral infection.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec. 1

Dec. 1 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 1, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Cardiac arrest: MCW research saves lives

Nov. 26 - The survival rate for cardiac arrest in Milwaukee County has been reported one of the highest in the United States, at 12.5 percent compared to less than eight percent for the rest of the country. Research of new, innovative and more effective treatments led by the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in partnership with Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), is credited for the rise in survival rates.

Acclaimed actor Michael York to keynote amyloidosis event

Nov. 25 - Critically acclaimed film and stage actor Michael York will share the personal story of his battle with amyloidosis at a special presentation at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center Tuesday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Vote for Dr. Judy Kim’s project in the ProjectMED video competition

Nov. 24 - An educational video created by Dr. Judy Kim and her collaborators has been selected as one of three finalists in the AAMC ProjectMED competition, and they need your votes to improve the size of the grant they receive.

D. Woodrow Benson, MD, PhD is awarded the AHA CVDY Meritorious Achievement Award

Nov. 24 - Dr. Benson was given the CVDY Meritorious Achievement Award at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions Annual Conference in Chicago on November 18, 2014.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 24

Nov. 21 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 24, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Annual Summit to Prevent Gun Violence planned for Dec. 10

Nov. 21 - The 2nd annual Summit to Prevent Gun Violence is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. in Milwaukee. This year’s event, titled, “Becoming a Change-Maker,” is designed to assist agencies and individuals become better equipped to get involved in taking action to end the epidemic of gun violence that has hit our community.

Dr. Steven Sewall honored by Wisconsin Dental Association

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.

Dr. Connie Curran, Founding Dean of Former MCW School of Nursing, dies at age 67

Nov. 20 - Connie Curran, EdD, RN, Founding Dean of the former MCW School of Nursing, died Nov. 10 from cancer. She was 67 years old.

Future of community engaged research and CTSI to be discussed at Dec. 12 event

Nov. 20 - As part of the Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin’s “Principles of Community Engagement” course, we will present the session,

Your Best Face Forward Seminar planned for Dec. 3

Nov. 20 - Dr. Sachin Pawar, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is offering a complimentary facial rejuvenation seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenway Medical Complex, 3365 S. 103rd Street in Greenfield.

Chili-Fest lunch on Friday, Nov. 21, to benefit United Way

Nov. 20 - Academic Affairs is hosting their 6th annual Chili-Fest on Friday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until the chili runs out) in the Alumni Center. The suggested donation of $5 will go directly to United Way as part of MCW's Combined Giving Campaign.

Researcher to investigate effective health information technology implementation

Nov. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to investigate the use of technology to improve patient and family-centered care and engagement.

Dr. Praveen Goday co-edits book on Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition

Nov. 19 - Praveen Goday, MBBS, Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology), is co-editor of the recently published first edition of “Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition.”

Dr. Raj Rao receives David Selby Award of the North American Spine Society

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.

MCW researchers to investigate biological factors of post-traumatic stress disorder

Nov. 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $350,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the biological mechanisms affecting the development of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Creating an accountable care system for uninsured populations

Nov. 17 - In 2013, Anthony was living at the Rescue Mission Shelter in Milwaukee when he discovered a lump in his neck. Anthony met with an outreach nurse visiting the shelter from St. Ben’s Clinic and was referred to St. Ben’s Clinic for further testing, where he found out he needed to see a specialist.

Address by Lt. General C. Bruce Green, MD (’78) highlights celebration of Veterans Day

Nov. 14 - In honor of Veterans Day and Joining Forces Wellness Week (November 10-14), a number of events were held on the MCW campus.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 17

Nov. 14 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 17, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Refugee Health Screening Seminars to be held Nov. 17-18

Nov. 14 - On Monday, Nov. 17, and Tuesday, Nov. 18, several refugee health events will be hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Family Services and feature Dr. Marc Altshuler, Director of the Jefferson Center for Refugee Health in Philadelphia.

Researchers to develop research program to study dysfunctions in autism

Nov. 13 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the causal relationship between dysfunctions of the processing of stimulated, motioned memories and the connection between autism spectrum disorders and socio-linguistic differences.

Graduate School and Medical School programs open house planned for Nov. 22

Nov. 13 - Please join us Saturday, Nov. 22, from 1-5 p.m. for the Medical College of Wisconsin Open House. All PhD programs, MSTP and MD programs will be featured.

Honor our nurse practitioners during national Nurse Practitioner Week

Nov. 13 - Nurse Practitioner Week is being celebrated from Nov. 9 through Nov. 15. It is the perfect time for the MCW community to recognize the many contributions of MCW’s 233 nurse practitioners (NPs) who are employed across Medical College Physicians and Children’s Specialty Group. Many of our faculty also work with NPs employed by our affiliate partners – Froedtert Health, Children’s Medical Group and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Dr. Harry Whelan receives United States Armed Forces Legion of Merit award

Nov. 11 - Harry T. Whelan, MD, Bleser Family Professor of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, professor of neurology and pediatrics and director of hyperbaric medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Diving Medical Officer in the United States Navy, received the prestigious Legion of Merit award from the United States Armed Forces.

MCW scientist to investigate mediators of sickle cell disease pain

Nov. 11 - Katherine Zappia, a graduate student at the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $85,000 fellowship from the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to investigate the mediators contributing to the pain experienced in sickle cell disease.

Ophthalmology launches Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series with London geneticist

Nov. 7 - Dr. Robin Ali, a scientist from University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, will kick off the 2014-15 Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series on Monday, Nov. 10. Dr. Ali will give a presentation from 12 – 1:15 p.m. titled, Gene and Cell Therapy for Retinal Degeneration – Treatments in Sight.

MCW researchers to develop adaptive optics retinal imaging tool for National Eye Institute

Nov. 7 - A Medical College of Wisconsin research team has entered a two-year, $230,000 contract with the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to investigate the development and use of a custom adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope for human research.

Native American Heritage Month 2014

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). It is a perfect time to highlight some of the programs the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has in place to address health problems that impact Native Americans disproportionately.

Dr. Michelle Michel completes year as ASHNR President

Nov. 7 - Michelle A. Michel, MD, Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, and Chief of Head and Neck Neuroradiology, completed her year as President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) at the society’s 48th annual meeting in Seattle.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 10

Nov. 7 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 10, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Lara Rosewicz earns MCW Zeit Fellows Leadership Award

Nov. 6 - Lara Renee India Rosewicz, a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named the recipient of the 2014 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award.

Hans W. Hauschild honored for Best Scientific Paper at annual AAAM conference

Nov. 6 - Hans W. Hauschild, Research Engineer in Neurosurgery, received the AAAM Best Scientific Paper of 2013 award from the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) for his paper titled, Injury Potential at Center Rear Seating Positions in Rear-facing Child Restraint Systems in Side Impacts. Hauschild received the award at the association’s 58th annual meeting in Munich, Germany, on Oct. 14.

Functional brain mapping improves post-surgical outcomes

Nov. 5 - Utilization of advanced functional imaging techniques to map parts of the brain prior to brain tumor surgery leads to better post-surgical outcomes for patients.

MCW symposium to explore the current state of ALS research and clinical care

Nov. 4 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) department of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy and the Neuroscience Research Center will host a symposium entitled “Icing ALS: Patient, Clinical and Research Perspectives” on Thursday, November 6 at MCW in Wauwatosa.

Treat yourself well on National Eating Healthy Day

Nov. 4 - The American Heart Association’s National Eating Healthy Day is Wednesday Nov. 5, and the MCW Cafeteria is making it easy for the College community to celebrate. They will have a variety of healthier food options that day – including an Asian noodle bowl.

November is American Diabetes Month

Nov. 4 - American Diabetes Month takes place every November, and it is a good time to come together as a community to help stop diabetes and educate people about its prevalence. Did you know?

Can space travel hurt your heart? NASA funds research to explore the evidence

Nov. 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from NASA to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation.

Dr. John Rhee named new JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Editor

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.

Left turn into Lot X-70 from Westbound Watertown Plank Road no longer available

Oct. 31 - Vehicles traveling west on Watertown Plank Road can no longer turn left to enter MCW Lot X-70 from Watertown Plank road.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Nov. 3

Oct. 31 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Nov. 3, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

How light therapy heals wounds

Oct. 30 - A collaborative team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and the Clement Zablocki V.A. Medical Center (VAMC), has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the therapeutic efficacy and mechanism of action of near-infrared light on the healing of chronic pressure ulcers.

Women in Science series honors MCW researchers

Oct. 29 - Two Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) female researchers will be honored at MCW’s annual Women in Science Awards Luncheon on October 29.

Cardiovascular Redox Signaling Symposium registration extended

Oct. 29 - The Nov. 14 Cardiovascular Redox Signaling Symposium at the Medical College of Wisconsin will feature four internationally renowned keynote speakers — Ivor Benjamin, MD; John M. Denu, PhD; Richard A. Cohen, MD and Jay W. Heinecke, MD – who will address new vascular biology developments and redox biology concepts as related to cardiovascular disease.

MCW and South Korean hospital sign academic transplant affiliation agreement

Oct. 28 - A delegation from Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), South Korea, led by Dr. Kyung-Suk Suh, professor and chair of surgery, visited the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in October to formalize the academic affiliation between SNUH and MCW.

MCW researcher to investigate leptospira bacteria

Oct. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to advance the understanding of leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection affecting humans and animals, and how it establishes persistent infection in the kidney.

MCW researchers to study treatment reporting tools for breast cancer care

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.

Hale interchange construction project information now available

Oct. 24 - There are numerous exit and entrance ramps in the Hale interchange that are closed or will close in the coming weeks. These closures will remain in effect for part of or all of November, depending on the ramp.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 27

Oct. 24 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 27, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Women in Science series honors two researchers at annual luncheon

Oct. 24 - Two Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) female researchers will be honored at MCW’s annual Women in Science Awards Luncheon on Oct. 29.

Cardiovascular and cancer researcher elected Fellow of the American Heart Association

Oct. 23 - Bin Ren, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the American Heart Association affiliated with the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

Dr. Harris elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Oct. 23 - Gerald J. Harris, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Medical physicist named 2014 Educator of the Year

Oct. 22 - A medical physicist at the Medical College of Wisconsin has been named a 2014 Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology.

Wowsa! Save money and benefit the MCW Cancer Center at the same time

Oct. 22 - Did you know there is a way to get great deals at Boston Store and benefit the MCW Cancer Center at the same time? The Bon-Ton Community Days booklet, which costs $5, contains more than $500 in special in-store and online coupons that can be used at Boston Store on Nov. 14-15, and the entire $5 purchase price benefits the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Does breast milk affect necrotizing enterocolitis?

Oct. 22 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the association of NAPDH Oxidase , an enzyme involved in oxidative stress, in breast milk, to the development of necrotizing enterocolitis in infants.

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment releases new research funding opportunity

Oct. 22 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment is seeking collaborative research projects aligned with the Medical College of Wisconsin’s research focus areas.

The role of the church in HIV prevention

Oct. 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $42,000 research fellowship grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the role of churches in HIV prevention for young black men.

Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium draws crowd, national leaders

Oct. 20 - The Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium was held Friday, Oct. 3, at the Medical College of Wisconsin. More than 140 people attended this inaugural event to hear presentations from national leaders in breast cancer research.

Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

Oct. 17 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University 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 early biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease, and attempt to identify opportunities for effective early interventions.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 20

Oct. 17 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 20, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Honor our medical librarians during National Medical Librarians Month

Oct. 17 - National Medical Librarians Month is celebrated each year during the month of October. We honor the contributions of library staff who support the MCW community by empowering MCW’s missions in the discovery of knowledge to improve health and advance science.

MCW researcher to develop methods to optimize virtual tools for nasal surgery

Oct. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to advance the research of virtual computational modeling to improve outcomes of nasal airway surgery.

Dr. Jose Franco appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement

Oct. 14 - Jose Franco, MD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

MCW researchers to investigate the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia

Oct. 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in treating chronic myeloid leukemia.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign – week two raffle winners

Oct. 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Community Giving Campaign has raised $160,446 with 9% of MCW employees participating.

Music blog highlights MCW Community Giving Campaign video

Oct. 14 - Virtual Music Café, a music blog written by Jenna Cornell, has highlighted MCW’s Community Giving Campaign video. Titled, United We Stand, the video includes music and lyrics created by local band Tweed Funk and can be seen here: MCW Community Giving Campaign video, United We Stand

This day in MCW history – Oct. 14, 1970

Oct. 14 - On Oct. 14, 1970, the medical school’s Board of Directors renamed the institution as the Medical College of Wisconsin to reflect its new direction to serve the entire state.

Milwaukee Common Council approves MCW Internet access through City of Milwaukee

Oct. 14 - Late last month, the Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved MCW’s resolution to connect to the WiscNet high-speed internet network through the City of Milwaukee’s extensive underground internet fiber infrastructure.

Sarah Misustin named PA of the Year

Oct. 14 - Sarah Misustin, inpatient Physician Assistant on the Breast, Pancreas and Endocrine Service in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, was named PA of the Year by the Wisconsin Academy Physician Assistants at its annual awards banquet in Stevens Point.

Platelet transfusions in newborn babies

Oct. 13 - A collaborative team of researchers from BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of platelet transfusion on newborns whose medical conditions require the procedure.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 13

Oct.10 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 13, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Center for Imaging Research seeks grant applications

Oct. 2 - The Center for Imaging Research seeks grant applications to provide vital funding for innovative imaging-based research projects at the 3T and 7T scanners. The Center will issue five $5,000 and five $15,000 awards to be used for MRI scanner fees and applicable subject stipends and transportation costs.

Paper selected as Editor’s Choice article by International Academy of Pelvic Surgery

Oct. 10 - The paper of an MCW research team was selected by the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery (IAPS) as one of its Editor’s Choice articles for the Month of September. IAPS reviews 13 prominent journals in obstetrics and gynecology to create the list. The paper, InTone: a novel pelvic floor rehabilitation device for urinary incontinence, was originally published in the July issue of International Urogynecology Journal.

MCW’s Community Giving Campaign – Week one raffle winners

Oct. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Community Giving Campaign has raised $127,055.96 with 6.5% of MCW employees participating. If you have not already donated, please consider making a donation to the campaign to help MCW reach their goal of 18% participation.

Drug mitigates early Parkinson’s symptoms in mouse model

Oct. 9 - A team of researchers has shown that long-term administration of a novel drug to mice exhibiting Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms is effective in mitigating loss of smell, improving motor coordination and preventing the tendency to fall – all early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. A manuscript highlighting these findings has been accepted for publication in the journal, Neuroscience Letters.

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Dr. David Del Toro

Oct. 9 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created 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 to our institution and our community. 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.

Bowling fundraiser on Oct. 26 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Oct. 9 - JS Events LLC and Sussex Bowl are planning a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 26, to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Can you prevent diabetes?

Oct. 10 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Milwaukee School of Engineering has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study possible interventions to prevent the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D).

MCW researcher receives funding from new “Big Data to Knowledge” initiative

Oct. 9 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $500,000 training grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate the development of a tool to interpret the genetic data of humans affected with cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Jerome Gottschall receives lifetime achievement award

Oct. 8 - Jerome Gottschall, MD, Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Senior Medical Director at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Medical Director of Transfusion Services at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Froedtert Hospital, received a lifetime achievement award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

MCW gets funky in support of MCW’s Community Giving Campaign

Oct. 8 - Dr. John Raymond and other members of the MCW community had fun last week shooting a video about our Community Giving Campaign. Titled, United We Stand, the video includes music and lyrics created by local band Tweed Funk and can be seen here: MCW Community Giving Campaign video, United We Stand.

Honor our Physician Assistants during National Physician Assistant Week

Oct. 8 - National PA Week is celebrated annually in the United States from Oct. 6, the anniversary of the first class of PAs to graduate from Duke University in 1967, through Oct. 12. It is the perfect time for the MCW community to celebrate the contributions of MCW’s 133 physician assistants (PAs).

OBGYN's Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program approved

Oct. 8 - The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been approved for a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

MCW Researcher to Investigate Bacterial Endotoxin

Oct. 7 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to advance the understanding of how endotoxin, a major component of disease-causing bacteria, is transported within the cell.

CAIR earns federal grant to promote regular HIV testing among Latino men

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.

Dr. Bhavna Sheth appointed to national residency review committee for ophthalmology

Oct. 6 - Bhavna Sheth, MD, MCW Professor of Ophthalmology, was appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Ophthalmology.

MCW Center for AIDS Intervention Research funded through 25th year

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.

Can physical activity affect aging?

Oct. 3 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of physical activity on the vascular aging process.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 6

Oct. 3 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 6, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Hispanic Heritage Month continues

Oct. 2 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope.

MCW researcher to investigate the bacterial-host interactions in leptospirosis

Oct. 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to advance the understanding of leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection affecting humans and animals worldwide.

Akanksha Saxena, M2, wins American Society of Hematology award

Oct. 2 - Akanksha Saxena, a second-year MCW medical student, received the HONORs award from the American Society of Hematology.

MCW's annual Campus Safety Report released

Oct. 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s annual Campus Safety Report 2014-2015, published by Public Safety, is now available. It can be accessed from the College’s Internet site or Infoscope.

Get Your Rear in Gear Visiting Professor to speak Oct. 8

Oct. 1 - On Oct. 8, the Division of Colorectal Surgery is hosting the first Get Your Rear in Gear Visiting Professor, Dr. James Church, The Victor W. Fazio Professor in Colorectal Surgery, Vice Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery and Director of the Sanford R. Weiss Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland Ohio.

National leaders to speak at Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium

Oct. 1 - National leaders in breast cancer research will be presenting at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3, at MCW’s Alumni Center, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee.

Dr. Kirsten Beyer featured on WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Oct. 1 - Kirsten Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS, MCW Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Institute for Health and Society, appeared on a recent episode of WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Academic Minute

Dr. Jay Sandlow elected director-at-large of Society of Reproductive Surgeons

Sept. 30 - Jay Sandlow, MD, was elected director-at-large for the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, an affiliate society of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Special Events at the Wisconsin Athletic Club Support WBCS

Sept. 30 - Wisconsin Athletic Clubs (WAC) are sponsoring several upcoming events that will benefit WBCS, one of the largest supporters of breast cancer and prostate cancer research at MCW:

This day in MCW history – Sept. 30, 1967

Sept.. 30 - On Sept. 30, 1967, the high cost of maintaining a medical school forced Marquette University to sever all ties with its medical school in the face of a $1.3 million deficit.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 29, 1980

Sept. 29 - On Sept. 29, 1980, dedication ceremonies were held for Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.

Human and Molecular Genetics Center selected to run Undiagnosed Disease Network sequencing center

Sept. 29 - The Human and Molecular Genetics Center (HMGC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with Illumina, has been selected as one of two National Institutes of Health genomic sequencing sites for the Undiagnosed Disease Network (UDN). The UDN was created to use DNA sequencing and other strategies to advance laboratory and clinical research and to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare diseases.

Auditory attention mechanisms in aging

Sept. 25 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study changes in neural systems to better understand deficits in auditory attention, which is the ability to focus on specific sounds while ignoring others, in adults.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 29

Sept. 25 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 29, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Invitation to Dept. of Transportation Town Hall Meeting on Oct. 2

Sept. 25 - Officials from the Department of Transportation will visit MCW next week to discuss the Zoo Interchange Project. Two one-hour presentations will take place in the HRC Auditorium on Thursday, October 2, from 8:00 – 9:00 am and 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Cancer Center Board honors MACC Fund for reaching $50 million research support milestone

Sept. 26 - On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the MCW Cancer Center Board of Directors honored The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., for reaching the $50 million milestone earlier this summer for childhood cancer and blood disorder research support.

MCW to explore planning for School of Pharmacy

Sept. 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will explore the feasibility of opening a school of pharmacy. A feasibility study will include several considerations related to an immersive three-year curricular model, class size, tuition, and a distributed model with possible campuses in Green Bay or Central Wisconsin.

Dr. Christopher Schultz named ASTRO Fellow

Sept. 25 - Christopher Schultz, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, received the Fellow of ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology) designation at the ASTRO 56th annual meeting recently held in San Francisco.

Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium planned for October 3

Aug. 26 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3 in the MCW Alumni Center.

First MCW Foregut Symposium planned for Oct. 11

Sept. 24 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the first Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Foregut Symposium on Saturday, October 11 in Conference M, located on the third floor of the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center (8800 W. Doyne Avenue).

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Dr. Jeannette Vasquez-Vivar

Sept. 24 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope.

Scientist receives NIH Director’s Award to study molecular causes of disease

Sept. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $470,000 exploratory grant from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health to generate and characterize novel disease models of use for the greater scientific community.

MACC Fund offers ways to support pediatric cancer research this fall

Sept. 23 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) has events this fall to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. The MACC Fund raises 75% of its annual income from special events, and is the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) largest donor.

Samples, deals and more at the Cascadia MediSpa Oct. 2 open house

Sept. 23 - Cascadia MediSpa is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The event will include free samples, giveaways, demonstrations, a caramel apple bar and fall-inspired fare, and exclusive once-a-year savings on some of the products and services they offer.

Researcher to study genetic and physical causes of chronic pelvic pain

Sept. 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study chronic pelvic pain.

Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas awarded AMA research grant

Sept. 22 - Elizabeth Ellinas, MD, is a winner of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2014 Joan F. Giambalvo Grant for the Advancement of Women, for her research topic, Gender Differences in Promotion and Retention: Enhancing the Position of Female Faculty in Higher Academic Rank and Leadership Positions.

WBCS Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon planned for Oct. 9

Sept. 22 - The Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.

Drug discovery and genetic engineering: Science Café series scheduled

Sept. 19 - The Community Engagement program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the UWM Innovation Campus that are free and open to the public. Topics will include the drug discovery process and information about therapeutic targets, genomics, and genetic engineering. Each café will run from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 22

Sept. 19 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 22, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Faith Matters Summit planned for Oct. 15

Sept. 19 - On Wednesday, Oct. 15, there will be a free half-day violence prevention event to raise awareness of innovative programming within the community and foster collaboration between the faith-based community and the agencies/organizations serving youth and families. .

Researchers discover new gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes

Sept. 18 - A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin scientists has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. The findings are published in the September issue of Genetics.

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Sept. 17 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University 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 treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Paint the Town Blue” on Friday to Raise Awareness about Depression

Sept. 17 - The Charles E. Kubly Foundation invites MCW students, faculty and staff to wear something blue on Friday, September 19 to raise awareness about depression and to decrease the stigma associated with it.

Fall Research Seminar planned for September 26

Sept. 17 - The MCW Department of Surgery is hosting the fifth annual Fall Research Seminar on Friday, September 26 in the Helfaer Auditorium, located on level one of Froedtert West.

“Get Your Rear in Gear” run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research

Sept. 16 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, October 11th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

MCW hosted United States Army Colonel Dallas Hack, MD

Sept. 16 - On Thursday, September 11th, MCW hosted United States Army Colonel Dallas Hack, MD. Col. Hack is the Brain Health/Fitness Research Program Coordinator for the US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command and has a keen interest in the traumatic brain injury research being done by MCW faculty.

Heart health awareness event planned for October 16

Sept. 16 - The Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center Advisory Board is hosting the Heart 2 Heart Women’s Heart Health Awareness Event on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Boelter Superstore.

Mesothelioma awareness event planned for September 30

Sept. 16 - Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 30 to promote awareness about mesothelioma.

Division of Nephrology Seeking Volunteers for Study

Sept. 15 - Infants who are born prematurely are at risk for developing high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease later in life. The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is undertaking a study to evaluate healthy volunteers in order to develop tests to identify those at risk for these maladies.

Dr. Raj Rao to chair FDA panel

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).

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

Sept. 15 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created 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.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 15

Sept. 12 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 15, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 12, 1990

Sept. 12 - On Sept. 12, 1990, T. Michael Bolger, JD, was inaugurated as President and CEO.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 14, 1977

Sept. 12 - On Sept. 14, 1977, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.

Cardiovascular Redox Biology Symposium to draw experts to Milwaukee

Sept. 11 - The Nov. 14 Cardiovascular Redox Signaling Symposium at the Medical College of Wisconsin will feature four internationally renowned keynote speakers — Ivor Benjamin, MD; John M. Denu, PhD; Richard A. Cohen, MD and Jay W. Heinecke, MD – who will address new vascular biology developments and redox biology concepts as related to cardiovascular disease.

CAIR celebrates 20th anniversary of continuous Center grant funding

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.

Annual Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally to take place Sept. 26 & 27

Sept. 11 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research in the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Medical College of Wisconsin offers information, tools to recognize depression

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.

Pink Out at Miller Park held Sept. 6

Sept. 10 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness was held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Watertown Plank Road pedestrian bridge ribbon cutting held Sept. 9

Sept. 09 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Ronald McDonald House hosted a joint ribbon cutting event on the new Watertown Plank Road pedestrian bridge on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Drug discovery and genetic engineering: Science Café series kicks off tonight

Sept. 09 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the UWM Innovation Campus that are free and open to the public.

Potential neural treatments for autism patients

Sept. 09 - A research scientist from Marquette University has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study how treatments for autism spectrum disorder affect the brain.

MCW Medical Humanities Lecture features pioneer in spirituality and health care

Sept. 09 - Christina Puchalksi, MD, MS, a pioneer in spirituality and health care, will be the featured speaker at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s ninth annual Medical Humanities Lecture, Thursday, September 18th at 5:00 pm.

"State of the Gut" conference planned for Sept. 19

Sept. 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is hosting the 7th annual “State of the Gut” An Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders at the Sheraton Brookfield Hotel on Friday, September 19.

Bret Baier to keynote Medical College of Wisconsin’s Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 08 -Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's 2014 Healthcare Dinner, Monday, November 10, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

State Representatives visit MCW to learn about some of our programs

Sept. 08 - On Friday, August 29th, MCW’s Office of Government and Community Relations hosted a legislative visit with State Representatives Dan Knodl, Jessie Rodriquez, Joe Sanfelippo and Ken Skowronski. Throughout the day, the legislators were able to see firsthand several of the exciting initiatives that are constantly evolving within the institution.

Pink Out at Miller Park planned for Saturday Sept. 6

Sept. 05 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Dr. Paula Termuhlen, Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), will be on the field during a pre-game program to represent the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Program.

MCW resident awarded NIH loan repayment grant

Sept. 05 - Mohamed Algahim, MD, a resident in the integrated cardiothoracic surgery program at MCW, has been awarded a loan repayment grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 8

Sept. 05 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 8, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. James S. Hyde honored

Sept. 05 - James S. Hyde, PhD, the James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics and Director of the National Biomedical EPR Center at MCW, is being honored with a special two-part Festschrift in Brain Connectivity magazine by his former students, postdocs, associates and friends. Part 1 was released last week. A festschrift is a publication created to honor a respected academic that is presented during his or her lifetime.

BBC engineering team receives USAID grant

Sept. 05 - As part of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention hosted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a team of investigators from the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center (BBC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin recently received a seed grant in the sum of $50,000.

MCW scientists to investigate new therapy for obstructive lung disease

Sept. 04 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one year, $382,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to identify new therapeutic targets for chronic obstructive lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pins for Patients Bowling Tournament on Oct. 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Sept. 04 - “Pins for Patients,” a new bowling fundraiser organized by members of the MCW Clinical Trials Office, will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at the New Berlin Ale House. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research as well as to Kathy's House, which provides lodging for families and patients undergoing life-saving medical treatments.

Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk for colon cancer prevention & research to be held Oct. 11

Sept. 04 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

Dr. Bellur Seetharam dies Aug. 26 at the age of 71

Sept. 03 - Bellur Seetharam, PhD, distinguished researcher and retired Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, died unexpectedly on Aug. 26. He was 71 years old.

Better treatments for breast cancer

Sept. 02 - A physician scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 1

Aug. 29 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 1, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Predicting and preventing necrotizing enterocolitis

Aug. 29 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) Research Institute, and BloodCenter of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study genomic factors that impact necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a severe form of bowel disease that develops in five to ten percent of premature infants and has a mortality of 25-40 percent.

Better care for spinal cord injury patients

Aug. 27 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study spinal cord tissue in patients with spinal cord injury for better patient care.

The Role of MicroRNA’s in High Blood Pressure

Aug. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of a specific microRNA in the development of hypertension and associated kidney injury.

Dr. Sid Singh named a "Rising Star" by Becker's Hospital Review

Aug. 26 - Siddhartha Singh, MD, associate chief medical officer for Medical College Physicians and Froedtert Hospital, was honored by Becker's Hospital Review as one of 25 health care leaders under 40.

CTSI grant to fund childhood diabetes study

Aug. 25 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study type 1 diabetes management among young children.

Ballet Performance to Benefit Cancer Center

Aug. 22 - This Sunday, August 24, the Telugu Association of Greater Milwaukee will present Godha Kalyanam in the Kuchipudi Dance Ballet at 11 a.m. the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin in Pewaukee. Proceeds will benefit Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The performance is open to the public.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 25

Aug. 22 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 25, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

William Campbell, PhD Named Eminent Scholar

Aug. 21 - William Campbell, PhD, Professor and Chair, Pharmacology & Toxicology, was awarded an Eminent Scholar designation at the July meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis

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.

Froedtert and MCW team up for the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure

Aug. 20 - Join the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure as a member of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s team. The run/walk is Sunday, September 21 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The mail-in registration deadline is August 31. The online deadline for team sign-up is September 5.

Ovarian cancer spheroids versus single ovarian cancer cells in vitro

Aug. 20 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the effects of mesothelial cells on patient-derived ovarian cancer spheroids (clusters of ovarian cancer cells).

UPDATE: Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 18

Aug. 19 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 18, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Better breathing for sleep apnea patients

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.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 18

Aug. 15 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 18, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

CTSI to Sponsor Conference on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Aug. 14 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is sponsoring a conference on patient safety and quality improvement on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 8am to 3pm at Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union Grand Ballroom.

MCW provides emergency medicine training to Belize’s busiest ER

Aug. 13 - A team of doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from the nation of Belize has completed two weeks of intensive training with emergency medicine specialists in Milwaukee to strengthen the capabilities and response development of Belize’s busiest emergency department.

Protect the Package© Golf Outing on September 6 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug. 13 - The Protect the Package© Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, September 6, at the Scenic View Golf Course Club in Slinger with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m.

Radiologist Dr. Sarah Beth White Awarded RSNA R&E Foundation Research Scholar Grant

Aug. 11 - Sarah Beth White, MD, assistant professor of radiology and surgical oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been awarded a two-year, $150,000 Research Scholar Grant by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education (R&E) Foundation to study metastatic colorectal cancer.

The Partisan Primaries are Coming a Month Early This Year!

Aug. 11 - The partisan primaries are coming a month early this year, so tomorrow, Aug 12 is the primary election date

MCW to host surgical pathology conference in Milwaukee

Aug. 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s department of pathology will sponsor “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology,” September 12th – 14th at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Dr. Julie E. Tetzlaff appointed Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education

Aug 08 - Julie E. Tetzlaff, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been appointed Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education by Ravi P. Misra, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 11

Aug. 08 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 11, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

MCW to design national clinical trial for treatment of a lung disease in primary immunodeficiency

Aug. 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a one-year, $280,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to design a multi-center clinical trial.

Inaugural MCW Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo Attracts Hundreds

Aug. 07 - Everybody had a chance to play at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo on July 26 at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis.

MCW applauds State Building Commission for release of regional campus funding

Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received more than $5 million from the State Building Commission to develop two new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin.

Support MCW Breast Cancer Research At Bergstrom Automotive Drive for a Cure

Aug. 06 - On Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th, Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton will host Drive for a Cure, a two-day event to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Pancreatic Cancer Symposium planned for September 5

Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Fall Pancreatic Cancer Symposium on Friday, September 5 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

On Course for a Cure 2014 DDC Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Aug. 06 - The MCW DDC Pro-Am Golf Tournament, now in its 27th year, will feature LPGA Professionals who will team up with community leaders to raise funds for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Digestive Disease Center (DDC).

Primary care providers accepting new patients

Aug. 06 - Drs. Paul Bergl and Theresa Maatman, primary care providers at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Clinic, are accepting new patients.

Dr. Beth Drolet begins term as President of Society for Pediatric Dermatology

Aug. 04 - Beth Drolet, MD, took the helm July 1 as President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD). The SPD is the only national organization in the United States specifically dedicated to promoting, developing and advancing education, research and care of skin disease in all pediatric age groups.

Dr. Daisy Sahoo named Vice Chair for Research-Dept of Medicine

Aug. 01 - We are pleased to announce that Dr. Daisy Sahoo has been named Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, effective September 1, 2014.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 04

Aug. 01 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 04, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Aug. 01 - The 9th annual Judie Bernarde Cancer Golf Outing for Cancer Research will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Edgewater Golf Club in Grafton. Registration and a self-serve lunch begin at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. tee-off. Proceeds from the event will support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Temporary traffic changes on Doyne Avenue begin Aug. 1

July 31 - From Friday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 10, no left turns will be permitted from westbound Doyne Avenue to southbound 92nd Street. To access US 45 and Wisconsin Avenue via Doyne Avenue, motorists should utilize 87th Street.

87th Street to be fully or partially closed from July 30 to Aug. 10

July 23 - 87th Street, from the BloodCenter driveway to Watertown Plank Road, will be fully closed the evenings of Wednesday, July 30, Thursday, July 31, and Friday, Aug. 1, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. While these full closures are in effect, you will be unable to drive north or south through the impacted area. Motorists accessing all lots should utilize 92nd Street to Doyne Avenue to 87th Street.

Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing on Aug. 23 to benefit MCW Breast Cancer Research

July 29 - The 9th annual Beat Breast Cancer Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, August 23, at the Fairways of Woodside in Sussex. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a golf scramble with a shotgun start at noon.

Alternate Park & Ride shuttle service location during State Fair

July 28 - During the Wisconsin State Fair, which runs Thursday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 10, riders on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Park & Ride shuttle who usually park at State Fair Park should park at St. Vincent Pallotti Parish, 201 N. 76th Street. The church is on the corner of 76th and W. Stevenson St., south east of MRMC. Enter the parking lot on N. 76th and park near the playground. The shuttle with pull into the lot to pick you up.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 28

Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 28, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Spinal cord injury: what determines recovery?

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two year, $300,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Research to study better recovery and care for spinal cord injury patients.

Sustaining health in the Home

July 23 - Hospitals provide vital acute care to older adults who are admitted with serious symptoms or traumas. Researchers have, however, also analyzed data suggesting that the hospital environment can contribute to accelerated functional decline in elderly patients.

MCW to host Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo

July 22 - The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will host an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo on Saturday, July 26, at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis. A preview of the event featuring some of the activities offered will air on WTMJ-TV’s “The Morning Blend” Friday, July 25 at 9 a.m.

Inaugural Best Evidence ENT conference planned for Aug. 2-5 at The American Club

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.

Researchers to explore new treatments for pancreatic cancer

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 21

Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 21, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Medical, nursing and pharmacy students team up to share healthy living tips with youth

July 17 - The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation brought together a coalition of medical, nursing and pharmacy students July 16 to lead healthy living activities at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee site on West North Avenue in Milwaukee. One hundred twenty-five youth aged 7-13 participated in the “Prescription for a Healthy You” program.

The impact of housing on HIV status

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.

Annual Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 16 to benefit MCW cancer research

July 17 - The 6th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 16, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

July 2014 MCW Libraries Resource of the Month: Guide to Finding Biomedical Images

July 16 - Looking for just the right illustration for teaching? MCW Libraries’ electronic resources contain thousands of digital medical images including tables, figures, graphs, diagnostic radiograph images, anatomical illustrations and photographs.

Dr. Norman Engbring, former Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, dies at age 89

July 15 - Norman Engbring, MD, former Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, founder of the MCW residency program, and a recipient of the MCW Distinguished Service Award, died July 9. He was 89 years old.

I-94 East/West full closure planned for July 18-21

July 08 - As part of the Zoo Interchange project, a full freeway closure will take place from Friday evening, July 18, 11 p.m., through Monday morning, July 21, 5:30 a.m. During this 54-hour full freeway closure, I-94 East and I-94 West at WIS 100 will be closed to traffic as crews work to install a new railroad bridge.

This day in MCW history – July 14, 2010

July 14 - On July 14, 2010, the National Institutes of Health announced that the Medical College would receive a $20 million Clinical and Translational Science Award as part of the federal government’s program to establish select translational research centers nationwide.

MCW medical student summer research program earns federal funding

July 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in its Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program offers first year medical students the opportunity to spend the summer in a research environment working on biomedical, clinical or translational research, mentored by MCW investigators.

Protein Foundry, a new company, launches at MCW

July 11 - Protein Foundry, a new company manufacturing and marketing protein molecules, had its official launch Thursday, July 10, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 14

July 11 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 14, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Breastfeeding in the workplace: Making it work for women

July 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase breastfeeding support for nursing mothers in low-income populations who are returning to the workforce.

Collaborative Research Symposium planned for July 18

July 09 - Faculty are invited to the Collaborative Research Symposium on Friday, July 18, from 8: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

Dr. Charles E. Edmiston recognized by Wisconsin Division of Public Health for research initiative

July 09 - Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD, CIC, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Surgical Microbiology Research Laboratory, has been recognized by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health’s Infection Prevention and Public Health Update for his research efforts to define an evidence-based approach for reducing the risk of surgical site infections.

Dr. Kiran Turaga presents Grand Rounds at UW Madison on peritoneal surface malignancies

July 08 - Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), presented Cancer Center Grand Rounds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center. His presentation was on peritoneal surface malignancies.

Congressional staff visit campus June 25

July 08 - The Wisconsin’s congressional district office directors meet quarterly in a different area of the state to learn more about the work of an exceptional organization. MCW’s Office of Government and Community Relations was proud to have been contacted by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner’s office to host the June meeting at MCW.

Sitting too much may negate the benefits of exercise

July 07 - Cardiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behaviors may lower cardiorespiratory fitness, and sitting for several hours may negate a brief period of exercise.

Transforming skin cells into liver cells: Not science fiction

July 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 7

July 03 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 7, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

How safe is anesthesia for children?

July 02 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to determine the role of microRNAs in damage to the nervous system in some children and fetuses who have been exposed to anesthetic.

This day in MCW history – July 1, 2004

July 01 - On July 1, 2004, the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research was created through the merger of the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and the National Marrow Donor Program.

$50 million MACC Fund milestone for research support

June 30 -The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on June 30 to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund’s contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 30

June 27 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 30, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Chasing Chad Brewers game and tailgate to benefit brain tumor research at MCW

June 30 - Chasing Chad is hosting its fifth annual “Bords Bash” Brewers baseball game and tailgate event on Saturday, July 26. This fund raiser includes a tailgate and admission to the Milwaukee Brewers/New York Mets baseball game at Miller Park.

Dr. Todd Hoagland serves as consulting editor for Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy

June 30 - Todd Hoagland, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy, recently served as a consulting editor for the 6th edition of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Dr. Thomas Heinrich, behavioral integration expert, working with Rogers Behavioral Health

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.

Glaucoma Research Foundation funds research at MCW

June 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and three other collaborators have received a three-year, $750,000 grant each from the Glaucoma Research Foundation to study biomarkers that may indicate early signs of glaucoma.

Kids’ handprint ceremony held at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Delafield Clinic

June 26 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin held a kids’ handprint ceremony on June 24 at its Delafield Clinic, scheduled to open in late 2014.

This day in MCW history – June 25, 2012

June 25 - On June 25, 2012, the Medical College of Wisconsin announced that the Board of Trustees authorized the Medical College to develop community-based medical education programs in both the Green Bay area and Central Wisconsin.

William L. Randall, Emeritus Trustee and honorary degree recipient, dies at age 83

June 25 - William L. Randall, LLB, Emeritus Trustee of the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees, 2000 recipient of an MCW Honorary Doctor of Science Degree and Co-Chair of Advancing Medical Frontiers: The Campaign for the Medical College of Wisconsin, died June 23. He was 83 years old.

Registrations open for July 21 WBCS Tee Up for a Cure Golf Outing

June 24 - The 16th annual WBCS Tee Up for a Cure© Golf Outing, presented by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kathy Duffey Fogarty Fund, will take place on Monday, July 21, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa.

Researcher receives grant to study genes involved in PHACE syndrome

June 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study the genetic causes of PHACE syndrome, which is characterized by a large facial hemangioma, an abnormal buildup of blood vessels on the face, with other birth defects including abnormalities of the brain, heart, and eyes.

Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing on July 19 to benefit MCW Cancer Research

June 23 - The 21st annual Don & Ruth Falevsky Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 19, at the Camelot Country Club in Lomira, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 23

June 20 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 23, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Horizon Home Care & Hospice's Rock the Park planned for June 28

June 20 - Horizon Home Care and Hospice is hosting a free family-friendly festival at Hart Park in Wauwatosa on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event is aimed at building awareness of the services offered by Horizon, an affiliate of Froedtert Hospital.

Medical students to take on MU dental students July 12 in annual softball game

June 19 - Medical College of Wisconsin medical students will compete against dental students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry at the eighth annual "Thriller at Miller" on Saturday, July 12. The game will be played at Helfaer Field, adjacent to Miller Park, beginning at 12:10 p.m.

Biophysics sponsors First Adriatic Symposium on Biophysical Approaches in Biomedical Studies

June 19 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Chairman and Professor of Biophysics, Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research and Director of the Free Radical Research Center, is co-chairing the First Adriatic Symposium on Biophysical Approaches in Biomedical Studies.

Researcher to study relationship between nervous system cells and blood flow in brain

June 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how astrocytes, the cells that support neurons in the brain and spinal cord, affect the genetic makeup and function of other cells in the brain.

Park & Ride shuttle service reminder and promotional video

June 17 - Two convenient Park & Ride shuttle routes have been arranged that service the MRMC campus and Research Park.

J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing on July 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

June 16 - The 22nd annual J&B Hackerfest Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, July 12, at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford, Wisconsin, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds from the event support brain tumor research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 16

June 13 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 16, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Exploring new methods to treat drug addiction

June 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the mechanisms by which phosphodiesterase inhibitors reduce addictive behaviors.

Improving pain treatment for patients with sickle cell disease is primary goal

June 12 - Dr. Amanda Brandow spends most of her time dealing with pain in patients with sickle cell disease and working on ways to better understand and treat those suffering from it.

MCW seeks participants for study on auditory attention and aging

June 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting participants for a study that focuses on auditory attention and hearing.

Dr. Judy Kim inducted into American Ophthalmological Society

June 12 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, was inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society during the society’s 150th annual meeting in New York.

Dr. Ramani Ramchandran invited to speak at Mayo Clinic symposium

June 11 - Ramani Ramchandran, PhD, Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon Professor and Vice Chair of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Pediatrics, has been invited to give a presentation at the 6th annual Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis and Tumor Microenvironment Symposium, held Aug. 22-24 in Rochester, MN.

Sam Memorial Golf Outing to benefit MCW pediatric cancer research

June 11 - The 13th annual Sam Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, at the Scenic View Country Club, 4415 Club Drive, Slinger. This tournament is held in memory of Sam Beres, who lost his battle with leukemia in April 2000, at the age of six.

“PhUn” at MCW

June 11 - Faculty members brought a little “PhUn” to their labs when fourth graders from Honey Creek Elementary School in Milwaukee visited for a hands-on science lesson.

Dr. Stephen Hargarten appointed President and CEO of the Center for International Health

June 11 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean of the Global Health Program, and Director of the Injury Research Center, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Center for International Health (CIH) in Milwaukee. He will continue to serve in all of his current MCW leadership roles.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranks among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

June 10 - U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in all 10 specialties in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This ranking is just one of a number of awards that recognizes Children’s as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation.

Quality Health Solutions changes name, offers plan for small employers

June 10- Quality Health Solutions, the partnership that better enables Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop capabilities for accountable care and population management, has changed its name to Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin.

MCW supports the LLS annual bike ride

June 10 - A team of faculty and staff from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour in July.

CTSI offers MS, certificate programs

June 09 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) sponsors the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science and the Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science Programs at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

WBCS, Inc. to fund three breast cancer researchers

June 09 - Three researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute have each received a two-year, $100,000 grant from WBCS, Inc., to study breast cancer risks and potential new therapies.

Conference examines the evolution of informed consent over the past century

June 09 - The MCW Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities is sponsoring a day-long conference on Tuesday, June 10, that examines the 1914 Schloendorff court decision where Justice Benjamin Cardozo stated the "every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his (sic) body."

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 9

June 06 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 9, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

National standardized mass casualty triage guideline recommended by federal agency

June 05 - A new guideline for triaging mass casualty victims has been recommended by a federal emergency medical services agency for use by all state and local EMS groups.

State grants to support psychiatry residency program at MCW-Green Bay, MCW-Central Wisconsin

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.

Researcher to study the conversion from harmless viral particles to disease-causing viruses

June 04 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the ways in which specific viruses become infectious.

Park Dinner to raise funds for neuroscience research

June 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Neuroscience Center will present the second annual Park Dinner for neuroscience and Parkinson’s disease research, Sunday, June 22, at Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee.

Dr. Jessica Zigman receives 2014 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence

June 03 - Jessica Zigman MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology resident, has received the 2014 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident Physician. This award recognizes an individual entering the final year of residency training for his/her outstanding clinical and academic performance.

This day in MCW history – June 3

June 03 - On June 3, 1999, Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin announced that it would convert from a non-profit organization to a proprietary firm, and that as part of the conversion process, it would donate the company’s assets equally between the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.

Neuroscience Research Center requests proposals for pilot grants

June 03 - The Neuroscience Research Center plans to fund three categories of pilot grants to enhance research capacity in the area of neuroscience research. The program is funded through funds from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Research and Education Program, and funding begins Jan. 1.

Dean Roe, Froedtert’s first president and chief executive officer, died on May 24

June 02 - Dean K. Roe passed away May 24, surrounded by his family, at the age of 85. Roe served 23 years as the first president and CEO of Froedtert Hospital from 1970 until his retirement in 1993.

Lane closures around campus during the week of June 2

May 30 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of June 2, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Alex Okun designated a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

May 30 - Alex Okun, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been designated a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AAHPM can bestow upon one of its members and indicates a commitment to hospice and palliative medicine.

Carl W. Eberbach Lecture scheduled for June 13

May 30 - John L. Cameron, MD, the Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will deliver the 54th annual Eberbach Lecture on Friday, June 13, in the Froedtert Hospital Helfaer Auditorium. His presentation, William Stewart Halsted, Our Surgical Heritage, will begin at 4 p.m.

Enjoy the historic beauty of the 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure

May 30 - Historic charm meets modern-day elegance in the stunning 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure, located at 2022 East Lafayette Place, Milwaukee. The Showhouse is open to the public May 31 – June 15.

NCAA and DoD launch $30M concussion initiative; MCW will lead advanced research core

May 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected to lead the research core in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure in sports ever conducted.

Reminder: Cancer screening and disparities expert Dr. Cathy Meade to give presentation May 30

May 29 - Dr. Cathy Meade, a nationally renowned expert in cancer screening and disparities, will be on campus Friday, May 30, to give a presentation titled, Communities, Communications and Chisels: Finding the Right Tools to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.

Medical students present global research at international conference

May 28 - Second-year medical students presented outcomes of their collaborative global research studies in Washington, DC on May 10 at the fifth meeting of the Consortium of Universities of Global Health annual meeting.

MCW Billing Office ranked sixth nationally for performance

May 27 - For the sixth year in a row, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Billing Office ranks in the Top Ten nationally in a survey conducted annually by the Faculty Practice Solutions Center of the University HealthSystem Consortium and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

89th Street (service drive) to be closed the evening of May 28-29

May 28 - 89th Street, which is commonly referred to as the S-4 service drive between the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics Building and MCW’s MACC Fund and BSB buildings, will be closed Wednesday night, May 28, and Thursday night, May 29, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for construction work. This work is weather-dependent, and may need to be rescheduled.

Lafayette Place mansion is 2014 WBCS, Inc. “Showhouse for a Cure”

May 23 - The 2014 WBCS, Inc. Showhouse for a Cure features a beautiful home on Lafayette Place, built for a seafarer and at one time the home of renowned architect Alexander C. Eschweiler.

Lane closures around campus during the week of May 26

May 23 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 26, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder research part of MCW/VA collaboration

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.

MCW to host Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo

May 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s physical medicine and rehabilitation department will host an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo July 26 at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wis.

Brain and spinal cord Injury research programs at VA

May 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to improve the lives of those with brain and spinal cord injuries.

WBCS Walk/Run on June 7 to benefit MCW breast cancer and prostate cancer research

May 22 - Hope Springs Eternal: WBCS Racing for Research at MCW is a 5K run and 2K walk scheduled for Saturday, June 7, in Milwaukee’s beautiful Lake Park.

Community Teams Program applications being accepted

May 22 - The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute is offering its 9th annual Community Teams Program with a focus on partnerships and coalitions in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Researcher awarded $1.02 million grant for spinal cord injury research

May 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.02 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Division for spinal cord injury research.

Improved transportation safety: collaboration with VA

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.

MCW/VA collaborate to control obesity

May 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to help Veterans more effectively control their obesity.

8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile on June 7 to benefit MCW cancer research

May 20 - The 8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile will take place on Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday, June 7. Laura’s Smile Mile is a 5k run/ 2 mile walk to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

This day in MCW history – May 20

May 20 - On May 20, 1893, Milwaukee’s first medical school, the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons, was founded.

College to honor National VA Research Week May 19-23

May 19 - The week of May 19-23 is VA Research Week, and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will be observing the event with a series of articles that highlight the research collaboration between MCW and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Statins fail to reduce mortality rates in sepsis patients with acute respiratory distress

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.

Tinnitus Awareness Week is May 19-25

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.

Lane closures around campus during the week of May 19

Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 19, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Invitation to the Research "Lunch and Learn" Series

May 15 - As I mentioned in the Monday Morning Coffee with the Dean on May 5, we are sharing White Papers from nine Research Focus Areas through a series of Open Forums (Lunch and Learns) to garner input and perspectives from a wide range of MCW faculty, staff and students.

Children’s Hospital joins elite group of three-time Magnet Recognition Program® hospitals

May 16 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has earned the highly coveted Magnet Recognition Program® status for the third consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet designation is granted every four years to only those organizations that demonstrate sustained superiority in nursing care.

MCW’s 101st Commencement exercises tomorrow

May 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 16, at 4 p.m. in the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.

Video shows major Watertown Plank Road milestone

May 15 - One part of the ongoing Watertown Plank Road construction is the creation of a pedestrian bridge connecting the Ronald McDonald House to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin parking lot.

MCW leaders, faculty at other commencement ceremonies

May 15 - Two MCW leaders and a faculty member are part of commencement ceremonies at other institutions this weekend.

T. Michael Bolger to receive honorary doctor of laws degree from Marquette University

May 14 - T. Michael Bolger, JD, President Emeritus of the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been selected to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Marquette University during the university’s commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 18.

Why does sickle cell hurt? Researcher to study pain of the disease

May 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the underlying causes of pain in sickle cell disease.

Run for the Bucket run/walk on May 31 to support MCW cyclic vomiting syndrome research

May 12 - Run for the Bucket, a new name for an event in its 8th year, will be held Saturday, May 31, from 9-11 a.m. in Frame Park in Waukesha.

Researchers to study naturally-occurring antioxidant

May 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $420,000 exploratory grant from the Director’s Office of the National Institutes of Health to investigate antioxidants and why direct administration of antioxidants for human disease have not been more successful.

Dr. Kulwinder Dua honored for service by national organization

May 12 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, was recently honored by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for his service in the society’s Ambassador Program. Dr. Dua was honored at the Crystal Awards Ceremony held during the annual Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2014 continues

May 12 - 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.

MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat scheduled for June 6

Mar. 29 - The MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat will focus on creating connections and partnerships that promote translational research. Cancer biologist Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, is the keynote speaker for the event, which will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6, 2014, at American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.

Lane closures around campus during the week of May 12

May 09 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 12, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

This day in MCW history – May 10

May 09 - On May 10, 1996, the Medical College’s alumni association opened its membership to non-MD alumni of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Roseanne Raphael, M-2, wins award at National Student Research Forum

May 08 - Roseanne Raphael, a second-year medical student, was awarded the Runner-Up prize for best oral presentation in internal medicine at the 55th annual National Student Research Forum held in Galveston, TX, in April.

Document created on value and impact of NIH funding in Wisconsin

May 08 - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has developed a two-page document on the value and impact of National Institutes of Health funding in Wisconsin.

MCW receives National Cancer Institute grant to develop novel cellular immunotherapy

May 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support development of novel immune cell-based therapies to cancer.

Access to electronic health records may influence care

May 07 - Unlike medical records kept in paper charts, electronic health records provide numerous access points to clinicians to review a patient’s medical history.

Dr. Marjorie Wang elected Secretary of national organization

May 06 - Marjorie Wang, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, has been elected Secretary of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.

MCW research team author paper in Nature on touch perception

May 06 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Andy Weyer, Research Assistant in Dr. Stucky’s lab, have published a paper in Nature on touch perception.

First Carrie Falk Memorial Lecture planned for May 8

May 06 - The first Carrie Falk Memorial lecture will be held Thursday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Clinical Cancer Center room M. The invited speaker is Mark Rosenberg, DO, who will give a presentation titled, Making a case: Emergency Department Palliative Care – Is it Possible?

MCW’s 101st Commencement planned for May 16

May 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 101st annual commencement exercises will be held May 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee Theatre.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2014

May 05 - 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.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May 05 - Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the U.S., but many Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern.

Endocrine Surgery Symposium planned for May 30-31

May 05 - The annual Medical College of Wisconsin and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Endocrine Surgery Symposium is scheduled for Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, in the Medical College of Wisconsin Alumni Center.

CTSI requests research proposals for 2015 Pilot Awards

May 02 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is requesting research proposals for its 2015 Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants.

Craig Nielsen Foundation awards $300,000 grant to MCW for spinal cord injury research

May 02 - Researchers in the Department of Neurosurgery were awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Craig Nielsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Research.

Lane closures around campus during the week of May 5

May 02 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of May 5, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Marilyn Larson, MBA, named Associate Director of Administration for the MCW Cancer Center

May 01 - Marilyn Larson, MBA, has been named Associate Director of Administration for the MCW Cancer Center by Ming You, MD, PhD, the Joseph F. Heil Professor in Molecular Oncogenesis and Director of the MCW Cancer Center, and Allen Bolton, MPH, MBA, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer.

Anesthesiology residents win eight awards at Midwest conference

May 01 - Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology residents won five first-place awards for their PowerPoint presentations at the 2014 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference held April 4-6 in Chicago.

CTSI awards 13 pilot grants

April 30 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin has funded 13 new research projects through its Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants Program.

Dr. Brian Volkman asked to serve on NIH study section

April 30 - Brian Volkman, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health’s Macromolecular Structure and Function C Study Section.

Cancer Center announces pilot grant awards

April 30 - Seed grants are critical to the future of cancer research, and provide investigators with initial backing to further their science, collect data, publish, and secure NIH funding.

MCW receives grant supporting research in neurodegenerative disease

April 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year, $740,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke funding research investigating how neurons clear toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease.

MCW researcher to study mechanisms involved in diabetes

April 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the biochemical causes of beta cell destruction in diabetes.

Registration open for May 19 Genomics & Ethics Symposium

April 29 - The second annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium will be held Monday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St.

International Conference on Survival Analysis in Memory of J.P. Klein

April 29 - The Division of Biostatistics will host an International Conference on Survival Analysis in Memory of John P. Klein, on Thursday, June 26, and Friday, June 27, in the Kerrigan Auditorium.

“On Target for a Cure” trap shoot to benefit Medical College Cancer Center

April 29 - The Southeastern Rod and Gun Club will host a trap shooting event on Saturday, June 7, at the Southeastern Rod and Gun Club in East Troy. Proceeds will benefit cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center.

Silent & live auctions at Bead&Button Show to benefit MCW breast cancer research

April 29 - The Bead&Button Show, the country’s largest consumer bead show, will take place June 6 – 8 at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee.

Francisco Lopez receives Educator of the Year Award from national organization

April 28 - Francisco Lopez, MS, Physicist in Radiation Oncology, has received the 2013-2014 Educator of the Year Award from the Association of Radiation Oncology Residents.

The Role of Viruses in Diabetes

April 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant to study the role of viruses in pancreatic beta cell damage in diabetes.

Ann’s Hope Block Melanoma 5K Run/3K Walk on May 18 to benefit melanoma research

April 28 - The 10th annual Block Melanoma 5K Run and 3K Walk, organized by Ann’s Hope Foundation, will be held Sunday, May 18, at the Milwaukee County Zoo. This year’s event will include an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people applying sunscreen at one time.

Cascadia MediSpa Spring Educational Event planned for April 30

April 28 - Cascadia MediSpa is hosting a Spring Educational Event on Wednesday, April 30, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. A variety of classes will be offered during two educational sessions, and participants can choose which classes they want to attend.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 28

April 25 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 28, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

AHW endowment awards $158,000 to combat sex trafficking among youth

April 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment awarded $158,000 over two years to the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth project through the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program.

Trek 100 Ride for Hope benefitting the MACC Fund - join the MCW/CHW team

April 25 - The Trek 100 Ride for Hope benefitting the MACC Fund is Saturday, June 7, and the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin team is looking for riders. Bikers choose from routes of 19, 36, 62 or 100 miles.

MCW to host diabetes symposium May 15-16

April 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin will host the seventh annual Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin May 15-16 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.

This day in MCW history – April 26

April 25 - On April 26, 1986, a catastrophic nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

Medical students recognized at national meeting for work on MCW’s Mini-Med School Day

April 24 - Roseanne Raphael and Brianna Wynne, both second-year medical students, were recognized during the national Student National Medical Association conference in Washington, D.C., for their work on the MCW Mini Medical School.

$1.02 million grant for spinal cord injury research

Apr 24 - Researchers in the Department of Neurosurgery have been awarded a four-year, $1.02 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Division to study diffusion MRI imaging as a method to prognosticate function in spinal cord injury patients.

Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing on July 14 to benefit MCW cancer research

April 24 - The ninth annual Drive Fore a Cure Golf Outing will take place Monday, July 14, at the Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

Inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship to be held April 30

April 24 - The inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship is planned for Wednesday, April 30, in the MCW Health Research Center Auditorium.

Public comment sought on Wauwatosa’s plans for a roundabout at Swan/Discovery intersection

April 24 - The City of Wauwatosa has scheduled an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 29, to solicit comments on its plans to install a roundabout at the intersection of Swan Boulevard and Discovery Parkway. The meeting will be held in Wauwatosa City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave., and run from 4-7 p.m.

Vascular Access Symposium planned for May 15

April 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Surgery is hosting the fourth annual Vascular Access Symposium on Thursday, May 15, in the MCW Alumni Center. The event targets medical professionals who work with end-stage renal disease patients to improve aspects of care related to patients’ dialysis access.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day offers chance to safely dispose of unwanted or unused pills

April 23 - Saturday, April 26, is National Drug Take-Back Day, which is a great opportunity to anonymously turn in unwanted or unused pills for safe disposal. The event is coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and offers drop-off sites throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Presentation to focus on using research to stop the heroin epidemic in Wisconsin

April 22 - The Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) is hosting a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 6, on heroin use in Wisconsin and how research could play a role in stopping the epidemic. The event will run from 1-3:30 p.m. and include presentations from five experts as well as the panel discussion.

This day in MCW history – April 22

April 22 - On April 22, 1999, dedication ceremonies were held for the Medical College’s $36 million Health Research Center, a five-story structure that serves as the Medical College’s front door. It opened on Sept. 28, 1998.

Rock concert on May 10 to benefit MCW cancer research

April 22 - On Saturday, May 10, Shattered, a Rolling Stones tribute band, and Substitute, a tribute to The Who, will perform in a concert to benefit cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Tickets are $10, payable at the door the night of the event. Guests must be 21 years of age or older or accompanied by a legal guardian. The concert will take place at Shank Hall in Milwaukee.

This day in MCW history – April 18

April 18 - On April 18, 1991, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin dedicated its new Blood Research Institute, located next to the Medical College.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 21

April 18 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 21, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

High school student mentored by Dr. Bosnjak and Jessica Olson honored for her research project

April 17 - Karina Schmidt, a junior from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Wauwatosa, won the Best in Fair award at the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair for a project she conducted under the guidance of Dr. Zeljko Bosnjak, Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology, and Jessica Olson, a graduate student. As part of the award, Schmidt received a paid trip to Los Angeles to compete in an international science fair.

Fox Valley family medicine residency program restructured

April 16 - The Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program will transition from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to a consortium of healthcare institutions consisting of ThedaCare, Ministry Health Care (which includes Affinity Health System) and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Reporter who wrote series on MCW anatomy course nominated for Pulitzer Prize

April 16 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the feature writing category for his series, The Course of Their Lives, which follows students participating in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s gross anatomy course.

Dr. Raymond to speak at St. Norbert College CEO breakfast

April 16 - John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), will present “Growing the Health Care Workforce Through Partnership and Innovation” as part of St. Norbert College’s CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series on Tuesday, April 29, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at F.K. Bemis International Center, on the St. Norbert College campus. Dr. Raymond is the last speaker in the 2013-14 series.

April is Autism Awareness Month

April 16 - The month of April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 was Autism Awareness Day. It is a good time to share general information about autism as well as information about MCW’s research and clinical efforts focused on autism.

Dr. Yvonne Chiu receives Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award

April 15 - Yvonne Chiu, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was awarded a three-year Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award by the Dermatology Foundation at its annual meeting in Denver. She is one of only two people nationwide to receive that particular award, and it will be applied towards her project, Clinical and Genetic Investigations of Pediatric Morphea.

Dr. Colleen Lawton represents national organization at ESTRO 33 meeting in Vienna, Austria

April 15 - In her role as Chairman of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Colleen Lawton, MD, presented a Best of ASTRO symposium at the ESTRO 33 (European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology) Conference held in Vienna, Austria, on April 4-8.

Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin recognized as a Level 4 center

April 15 - The MCW Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) has been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Event to honor 10th anniversary of the AHW endowment

April 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is hosting an event on Thursday, May 8, to honor the 10th anniversary of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. Looking Back, Moving Forward runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road in Brookfield.

Dr. Frank Pintar selected to be a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers

April 14 - Frank A Pintar, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, was selected to be a Fellow in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at the April SAE Congress meeting. SAE Fellowship is the highest level of membership bestowed by SAE International and is awarded to recognize outstanding engineering and scientific accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle technology.

Nationally renowned cancer disparities researcher Dr. Terrance Albrecht to speak on campus April 17

April 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center is hosting a special talk by Teri Albrecht, PhD, on Thursday, April 17, from 3-4 p.m. in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Auditorium. Dr. Albrecht, who is Associate Center Director for Population Sciences and Leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, will give a presentation titled, Reducing Cancer Health Disparities through Community-Engaged Research.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 14

April 11 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 14, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

MCW hosts “Our Community Commitment to the Next Generation of Physician Education” at UWGB

April 11 - On Wednesday, April 9, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) hosted a reception at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Weidner Center to celebrate “Our Community Commitment to the Next Generation of Physician Education.” Several members of MCW’s Board of Trustees attended the event, and Mary Ellen Stanek, the incoming Chair of the Board of Trustees presented Governor Scott Walker and State Representative John Nygren with awards.

Student National Medical Association hosts its first Mini-Med School Day for high school students

April 11 - The Student National Medical Association, in partnership with the American Medical Association, Latino Medical Student Association, Family Medicine Student Association, and Wilderness Medical Society, hosted its first ever Mini-Med School Day for high school students on Friday, March 28. Approximately 40 high school students from the Milwaukee Academy of Science and Riverside University High School were invited to MCW to experience an afternoon of activities organized by the medical students.

National Public Health Week: Be the healthiest nation in one generation

April 11 - The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and communities. The MCW Global Health Program is pleased to share a common interest to “strengthen the profession of public health; foster understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues; and directly influence public policy to improve global health.”

Can a cell phone app help women reduce their osteoporosis risk?

April 10 - Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Research shows that women can improve their bone health by having good nutrition, improving their balance, and regularly doing exercises that result in stronger bones, yet very few women regularly eat nutritious meals and do the types of activities that build bone. Much more needs to be learned about how to help people make and maintain health behavior change.

National Public Health Week: Eat Well

April 10 - The Mission of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Wellness at Work Program is to create and maintain a workplace environment that encourages a healthy lifestyle and individual wellness of all employees. This is accomplished through an ongoing program involving health and fitness assessments, employee needs surveys, and customized educational programs and activities.

National Public Health Week: get out ahead

April 09 - Prevention is now a nationwide priority, and as the public health system evolves, there are more options than ever when it comes to preventive health measures. Public health and clinical health professionals must work collaboratively to help individuals identify and pursue the best preventative health options.

The 16th annual Women’s Health Conference planned for May 2

April 09 - The 16th annual Women’s Health Conference will be held on Friday May 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Rd. in Brookfield. This activity is intended for practitioners who provide care for women. This includes obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives and registered nurses.

Ride for the Arts with the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center on Sunday, June 1!

April 09 - The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center is the Volunteer Sponsor for this year’s UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite. The Ride for the Arts is not only a worthwhile fundraising event; it is also an iconic Milwaukee experience! We are very enthusiastic about getting people motivated to participate through riding or volunteering.

Dr. Beth Erickson receives Ulrich Henschke Award from American Brachytherapy Society

April 08 - Beth Erickson, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, received the Ulrich Henschke Award at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) annual meeting in San Diego. The Ulrich Henschke Award is the highest honor the American Brachytherapy Society can bestow on a practitioner of brachytherapy, awarded for contributions to the field of brachytherapy, the radiation therapy community, and to the ABS.

VPI joins local groups in recognizing National Youth Violence Prevention Week

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Violence Prevention Initiative aims to raise awareness of the issue of youth violence in local communities during National Youth Violence Prevention Week, which runs from April 7-13.

Complex abdominal hernia symposium planned for April 25

April 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Inguinal Hernia Symposium on Friday, April 25, in Health Research Center room H1210. The event targets general surgeons, plastic surgeons and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients who require abdominal wall reconstruction.

Inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship to be held April 30

April 08 - The inaugural E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship is planned for Wednesday, April 30, in the MCW Health Research Center Auditorium. Helain Landy, MD, Chairman and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University, will give a presentation titled, Twin Pregnancies: An Update.

National Public Health Week - Don't Panic

April 08 - Public health professionals help communities withstand the impact of a natural or man-made disaster by planning ahead, acting as a source of information during the crisis and helping to mitigate the long- and short-term effects. Visit Be Ready (http://www.ready.gov/) to learn more about preparing for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies.

Governor Walker signs Cancer Treatment Fairness Act at Clinical Cancer Center

April 07 - On Thursday, April 4, with more than 300 patients, advocates, and members of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin communities in attendance at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, Governor Scott Walker signed the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act, Senate Bill 300, into law.

National Public Health Week: Be Healthy from the Start

April 07 - Public health starts at home. From family nutrition and maternal health to safety precautions and disaster preparedness, the first steps the community takes toward public health are in the comfort of their own home.

Deadline extended to submit posters for the June 6 MCW Cancer Center scientific retreat

April 07 - The MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat will focus on creating connections and partnerships that promote translational research. Cancer biologist Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, is the keynote speaker for the event, which will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6, 2014, at American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.

Emergency Medicine Research Forum planned for April 10

April 01 - The Department of Emergency Medicine is hosting the 22nd annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum on Thursday, April 10. The forum will be held in Kerrigan Auditorium and run from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lane closures around campus during the week of April 7

April 04 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of April 7, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Carl Junkerman, long-time faculty member and former Senior VP of Academic Affairs, dies March 2

April 02 - Charles Lee Junkerman, MD, a 44-year faculty member who served as Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Froedtert Hospital and Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics, died March 26. He was 89 years old.

Wine dinner at The Capital Grille to benefit Medical College Cancer Center

April 02 -The Capital Grille in Milwaukee will host a wine dinner Sunday, April 27, to benefit cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center and the Peter K. Antaramian Fund for Cancer Research at MCW.

Two General Internal Medicine faculty receive awards

April 02 - Drs. Jeffrey Jackson and James Sebastian, both Professors of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), were recently honored by national organizations.

Clinical & Translational Science Institute to host public planning session on April 8

Mar. 31 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a regional strategic planning session on Tuesday, April 8, from 4 -6 p.m. at the Zoofari Conference Center in Milwaukee.

Laughing for a Cure event on April 25 to raise funds for abdominal cancer research

Mar. 31 - The second annual Laughing for a Cure will be held Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Comedy Café, 615 E. Brady Street. Proceeds from the event, which will include three live comics, will go to the Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Research Fund at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which supports innovative abdominal cancer research.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 31

Mar. 28 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 31, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Primary care providers accepting new patients

Mar. 28 - Drs. Evelyn Chan, Jennifer Mackinnon and Amalia Wegner, primary care providers at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Clinic, are accepting new patients.

This day in MCW history – March 28

Mar. 28 - On March 28, 2000, the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance approved the proposal from Blue Cross and Blue Shield United of Wisconsin to convert to a for-profit company and donate the company’s assets equally between the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Women’s History Month 2014 – Interview with Dr. Cheryl Stucky

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 online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

MCW ranked 102nd university in the U.S, 349th in world

Mar. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin was ranked the 102nd top university in the United States and 349th in the world by University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), one of the world’s top 11 university ranking projects. URAP also gave MCW an “A” rating.

Women’s History Month 2014 – Interview with Laura Tisch, fourth-year medical student

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 online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Dr. Dale Heuer elected Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors

Mar. 25 - Dale K. Heuer, MD, Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology, has been elected a Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors. His term runs from 2015-2018.

Dr. Mary Horowitz presented Lifetime Achievement Award for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research

Mar. 25 - Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) at the organization’s annual meeting.

School nurses are key to better student health

Mar. 24 - The Determining the Status of Wisconsin School Health Services project began in 2007 with a Development award from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP). HWPP is a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment, a fund stewarded by the Medical College of Wisconsin to achieve the mission of improving the health of the people of Wisconsin.

Match Day reveals future plans for new doctors

Graduating medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and their peers nationwide, found out today where they will be serving their post-graduate residency training. On “Match Day,” which occurs at exactly noon, a nationally administered computerized system gives the results of the matches it has made between medical students and residency training programs across the country.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 24

March 20 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 24, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. Kulwinder S. Dua elected President of Dysphagia Research Society

March 20 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, was recently elected President of the international Dysphagia Research Society at its 22nd annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The Dysphagia Research Society is a multi-disciplinary society focused on advancing the science of swallowing.

Dr. Raj Rao elected to Board of Directors of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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.

2014 Women in Science series to feature accomplished researchers and physicians

March 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) invites the public to attend the 8th annual Women in Science Series. Women in Science is an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research and new treatments for disease.

Acute care surgery symposium planned for April 18

March 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Acute Care Surgery: Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery Symposium on Friday, April 18, in Health Research Center room H1210. The event targets medical professionals who are involved with the practice of emergency general surgery, surgical critical care and trauma care.

Positive exposure: Internationally renowned photographer focuses on the beauty of differences

March 19 - Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer who now focuses his work on genetics, mental health, and human rights, will present the Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Inspirational 10-year-old's donation to the MCW Cancer Center

March 19 - Jacob Sharp is not your ordinary 10-year-old boy. Not only does this Cub Scout give his extra birthday money to help other kids in need, but on Friday, Feb. 28, Jacob and his family arrived at the MCW Cancer Center with a check to support cancer research. “To remember my grandpa, I wanted to do something to make a difference and help other people facing cancer,” said Jacob.

Women’s History Month 2014 – patient care mission

March 19 - 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 online 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 2014 – research mission

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 online 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. The third story in the series features MCW research programs that address women’s health issues. All of the vignettes and stories will be added to MCW’s Women's History Month 2014 Web page as they are published.

Opportunity to honor College physicians for National Doctors’ Day

March 30 marks National Doctors’ Day, an occasion to recognize the contributions physicians make in combating disease and injury and their work with patients and families to improve public health across the country. Is there a Medical College of Wisconsin physician or alumnus you’d like to honor for Doctors’ Day? Then consider a special contribution recognizing his or her work to an area of the Medical College that’s especially meaningful to you.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 17

Mar. 14 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 17, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Rock River Cancer Research Foundation awards $75,000 to MCW investigator

Mar. 13 - The Rock River Cancer Research Foundation will award $75,000 to a Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) breast cancer scientist to fund her research.

Dr. L. Kevin Hamberger reappointed to the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse

Mar. 13 - L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse for his 10th two-year term.

Dr. Silas Farmer, Professor Emeritus of Pathology, dies at age 88

Mar. 12 - Silas Glandie Farmer, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Pathology and a member of the MCW faculty from 1964 to 1991, died March 5 at age 88.

Women’s History Month 2014 – Interview with Seema B. Sernovitz, Program Manager in Academic Affairs

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 online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Parents best equipped to make decisions on genetic testing, return of results

Mar. 11 - Technology often outpaces ethical discussions; this has become evident in the current recommendations around next-generation genomic testing and the way in which results are handled for pediatric patients.

Research training program in vision science receives continued federal support

Mar. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. The program has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2002.

Women’s History Month 2014 – Interview with Tina W.F. Yen, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Surgery

Mar. 10 - 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 online during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

Lane closures around campus during the week of March 10

Mar. 07 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of March 10, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Ellen’s Icebreaker Polar Plunge to benefit cancer research

Mar. 07 - Brave souls will take the plunge to support cancer research this Saturday morning at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research” kicks off at 11 a.m. March 8. The event is held in memory of Ellen Smith, a Froedtert Hospital employee who died from gastric cancer last fall at the age of 59.

Pathologist Dr. Stanley Lo wins national clinical chemistry award

Mar. 07 - Stanley Lo, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and co-director of the biochemical genetics laboratory and technical director of the chemistry and point of care testing laboratories at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, has won a national award from the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB).

Mary Horowitz, MD, MS receives 2014 ASBMT Lifetime Achievement Award

Mar. 05 - By virtue of a unanimous decision from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) Executive Committee, Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, was presented with the 2014 ASBMT Lifetime Achievement Award during the ASBMT Awards and Business Meeting on Feb. 28, 2014. Dr. Horowitz is the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology. She serves as Chief Scientific Director of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR).

Opportunity to honor College physicians for National Doctors’ Day

Mar. 06 - In honor of National Doctors’ Day, which is celebrated on March 30, the Medical College’s Office of Development invites individuals to “Honor a Doctor” by making a donation to the College in the name of a deserving physician. The physician your donation honors will receive a letter alerting him or her and their name will be listed on a special Doctors’ Day recognition page on InfoScope.

Wearable Art Show in Cedarburg to benefit MCW breast cancer research

Mar. 06 - The 17th Wearable Art Show, organized by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held March 28 and 29 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg. All of the events are open to the public. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment. To date, this organization has donated $18,500 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Women’s History Month 2014 – community engagement mission

Mar. 05 - 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 online 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.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin named to 100 Top Hospitals List

Mar. 04 - For the second consecutive year, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital has been named to the 2014 100 Top Hospitals list released annually by Truven Health Analytics. Froedtert Hospital is one of 15 Major Teaching Hospitals on a list that classifies hospitals as Major Teaching Hospitals, Teaching Hospitals, and Large, Medium and Small Community Hospitals.

TOPS Club gives $205,000 for obesity research

Mar. 04 - Continuing its generational relationship with the Medical College of Wisconsin, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) has donated $205,000 to support innovative research in obesity and metabolic disorders.

Black History Month 2014 – Interview with Shanelle Clarke, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Feb. 12 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online 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 2014

Feb. 03 - 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.

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