MCW In The News, 2013

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin In The News stories from 2013.

Dr. Dharmapuri Discusses Possible Impact of Hunger on College Retention, Completion Rates

Dec 27 - Dr. Sadhana Dharmapuri comments on the possible impact of hunger on college retention and completion rates in an article in Inside Higher Education. Inside Higher Education

Dr. Kroft Discusses Impact of Medicare Caps on Some Laboratory Services

Dec 27 - Dr. Steven Kroft discusses the impact of proposed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services caps on some laboratory services. Advance

Dr. Coburn Comments on Importance of Study on Lyme Disease

Dec 27 - Jenifer Coburn, PhD, provides expert comment to The Scientist on the importance of a University of Calgary/University of Connecticut study that found that a protein expressed in the bacterium that causes Lyme disease is necessary for both parts of the organism’s life cycle. The Scientist

Editorial Cites College for Violence Prevention Initiative’s Ripple Effect Milwaukee Program

Dec 27 - A Milwaukee Courier editorial recognizes MCW and the Boys and Girls Clubs for their leading efforts through the Violence Prevention Initiative’s Ripple Effect Milwaukee program. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Kuhlmann to Provide Perinatology Services for Agnesian Health Care

Dec 27 - Dr. Randall Kuhlmann has been appointed to the Agnesian Health Care (Fond du Lac) medical staff to provide perinatology services. fdlreporter

Dr. Vithalani Elected to BioForward Board of Directors

Dec 27 - Kalpa Vithalani, PhD, was elected to the Board of Directors of BioForward, a state association that advocates for Wisconsin’s bioscience industry. BioForward

Dr. Ledeboer Endorses Need for Updated HIV Algorithm

Dec 27 - Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, endorsed the development of an updated algorithm for HIV testing. CAP Today

Dr. Lamb Receives an AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Dec 27 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges. WauwatosaNOW

Mandatory Newborn Heart Test Legislation Stalled in State Committees

Dec 27 - Dr. Stuart Berger tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that, “Early detection (of heart disease) saves lives.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kurpad Reports on Promising Alternative Imaging Technique for Spinal Cord Injury

Dec 27 - Dr. Shekar Kurpad and colleagues at MCW and Marquette University report in Neurosurgery that an alternative imaging technique called diffusion tensor imaging shows promise in forecasting, evaluating and monitoring patients with spinal cord injury and disease. Health Canal

Study that Finds Concussion Tests’ Marketing Lacks Reliability and Validity

Dec 27 - Michael McCrea, PhD, is co-author of a study in Neuropsychology Review that found inconsistent reliability and validity of tests on commercially available computerized neurocognitive tests on concussions. Health Canal

Physician Awarded CTSI Grant to Improve Resident Communications

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Jessica Kuester to improve the communications between resident physicians as the care of patients is transitioned between residents. WauwatosaNOW

Physicians Awarded CTSI Grant to Manage Sickle Cell Disease

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Joshua Field to develop a new management protocol for sickle cell disease patients, with the end goal being reduced hospital readmission rates. WauwatosaNOW

Carthage College Football Players Participate in Sports-Concussion Research Study

Dec 27 - A Kenosha News article focuses on the participation of Carthage College’s football team in a sports-related concussion study being conducted by Michael McCrea, PhD. Kenosha News

Northwestern Mutual Donates $2 Million to Create Day Hospital for Cancer Patients

Dec 27 - The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is donating $2 million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to create the Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Campus Dean named for MCW-Green Bay

Matthew Hunsaker, MD, will provide overall leadership of MCW’s community medical education program in Green Bay.

Dr. Ledeboer Discusses New Tests Providing Faster Results for Sepsis

Dec 18 - Nate Ledeboer, PhD, said that new testing procedures for sepsis have reduced the waiting time for results to 50 hours, days sooner than previous methods. WUWM-FM

Editorial Quotes Dr. Scott in Quest for Public Reporting on Screening Test Efficiency

Dec 18 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial endorses a decision by the Wisconsin Department of Health to provide Wisconsin hospitals with monthly reports on how well they are performing on processing newborn screening blood samples. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

M-1 Student Receives Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Dec 18 - MCW M-1 student Anupriya Duval was awarded a Tylenol Future Care Scholarship. WauwatosaNOW

Medical Student from Marshfield Receives Bennett Hiner Research Award

Dec 18 - The Marshfield News Herald reports that Mitch Daun of Marshfield, an M-3 student at MCW, was awarded the Bennett Hiner Research Award by the Wisconsin Neurology Society. Marshfield News Herald

Dr. Worthey Presents at International Conference on Clinical Genomics and Informatics

Dec 18 - Bio-IT World reports on Elizabeth Worthey’s, PhD, presentation at the 2013 Clinical Genomics & Informatics meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. Bio-It World

Dr. Amos Finds that Iron Supplements Effectively Treat Restless Leg Syndrome in Children

Dec 18 - Dr. Louella Amos was lead author of an article published in Clinical Pediatrics that found that treatments of supplemental iron effectively resolved restless leg syndrome in children. Family Practice News

College is Founding Member of Midwest Council

Dec 18 - MCW is one of the initial members of the Midwest Council, a national advocacy organization serving 12 upper Midwest and Plains states. Milwaukee Business Journal

$1 Million Donation Supports Cancer Center’s Translational Research Unit

Dec 18 - The Nicholas Family Foundation donated $1 million to the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Nursing

42-Ton, 7-Tesla Magnet Arrives at College

Dec 18 - A 42-ton, 7-Tesla magnet was lowered into place in MCW’s Imaging Research Center after being transported from England and across half the nation. The Business Journal

MCW Student Participates in Research Study on Albinism-Linked Vision Disorder

Dec 18 - MCW medical student Megan Duffey participated in a UW-Madison research study to see if dopamine could help treat vision problems related to albinism. La Crosse Tribune

Visiting Lecturer Offers Insights on How Patients Can Determine if Their Physician Cares

Dec 18 - Dr. Ofri offered insights on how patients can determine whether their physician cares for their well-being. WUWM-FM

Toy Magnets Growing Danger to Teens, Tots

Dec 17 - Small round magnets marketed as toys pose a growing danger to children to ingest the magnets. The attraction between the magnets can cause massive intestinal damage. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Road Crashes Biggest Killer of Americans Abroad

Dec 17 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, comments on a new study that found road crashes are the number one cause of fatalities for Americans traveling overseas. Fox News

Concussion Discussion

Dec 17 - A concussion study involving the use of accelerometers to measure the direction, speed, force and length of hits in Carthage College football players was the subject of a story. Kenosha News

Governor References MCW in Announcement on High-Performance Computing Initiative

Dec 11 - The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Milwaukee Institute announced a year-long pilot project that will allow some small and medium-sized companies to take advantage of high-performance computing opportunities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Obermyer Offers Tips on How to Avoid Holiday Stress

Dec 11 - Dr. Mark Obermyer provides tips on how to avoid stress during the holidays in a report on Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 News

Essay by Dr. Campbell Addresses Limits of Physician Empathy

Dec 11 - WUWM-FM shared an essay by Dr. Bruce Campbell on the limits of physician empathy. WUWM-FM

Dr. Clifford Co-Authors Article on Goal-Setting Strategies for Scientific and Career Success

Dec 11 - Philip Clifford, PhD, co-authored an article in Science Careers on goal-setting strategies for scientific and career success. Science Careers

Marquette Cheerleader Knows Danger of Concussions Firsthand

Dec 13 - Kevin Walter, MD, discusses concussion symptoms, treatment and recovery in a Fox 6 report. WITI-TV

Dr. Scott Supports Plan to Report Hospital Performance on Newborn Screening Metrics

Dec 11 - Dr. J. Paul Scott endorses a new Wisconsin plan to issue monthly quality assurance reports to hospitals on how they perform in newborn screening metrics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Lee Retires as Wisconsin Army National Guard State Surgeon

Dec 11 - A feature story prepared by the Wisconsin National Guard traces the 27-year military career of Dr. Kenneth Lee. Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System

Dr. McCrea Discusses Research on Football-Related Concussions

Dec 11 - Michael McCrea, PhD, discusses his research on football-related concussions in an interview with Green Bay’s NBC-TV/Channel 26.

Connecticut Researcher Credits Dr. Kelly for His Career in AIDS Prevention

Dec 11 - University of Connecticut HIV/AIDS researcher Seth Kalichman, PhD, a former MCW faculty member, said he was inspired to pursue a career in AIDS prevention by Jeffrey Kelly, PhD. UConn Today

Dr. Chelimsky Reflects on Appearance in the Film “Charade”

Dec 11 - Dr. Thomas Chelimsky (Neurology) reflects on his childhood career as a film actor in a front-page story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Hispanic Business

Clinic Network Expands with Addition of Greendale Medical Clinic

Dec 11 - Becker’s Hospital Review reports on the addition of the Greendale Medical Clinic to the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians clinic network. Becker's Hospital Review & BizTimes

Dr. Sheets Receives National Award for Child Abuse Prevention

Dec 11 - Dr. Lynn Sheets was awarded the Ray E. Helfer, MD Award by the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevent Funds, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. BizTimes

Dr. Raymond, Catherine Jacobson Identified as Milwaukee Power Brokers

Dec 11 - The Milwaukee Business Journal named Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., and Catherine Jacobson, CEO of Froedtert Health, as two of Metro Milwaukee’s power brokers in health care. Milwaukee Business Journal

The Evolution of Imaging: Seeing Deeper and Clearer

Dec 11 - An article in Optometry Today describes the world-class retinal imaging developed at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Optometry Today

Summit Explores Causes of Gun Violence

VPI part of citywide gun violence conference Urban Milwaukee

Dr. Marie Therese Southgate, JAMA Senior Editor and MCW Alumna, Dies

Dec 6 - Dr. Marie Therese Southgate, a senior editor at JAMA, died on November 22. OUPblog

College to Mark Global Health Week

Dec 6 - MCW will mark Global Health Week with a presentation by Dr. Martin Cetron, Captain of the U.S. Public Health Service. WauwatosaNOW

Healthcare Design Reports on Opening of Moorland Reserve Health Center

Dec 6 - Healthcare Design reports on the opening of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Moorland Reserve Health Center. Healthcare Design

John Rakowski Addresses Youth Summit on Gun Violence

Dec 6 - John Rakowski recently addressed a Milwaukee citywide youth summit on gun violence. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Dr. Jones Reports Increase in Babies Born to Prescription Drug Addicted Mothers

Dec 6 - In a Fox-TV/Channel 6 interview on babies born to drug-addicted mothers, Dr. Cresta Jones notes an increasing number of babies are being born to mothers addicted to prescription medications. Fox 6 News

Dr. Kuy Authors Article on the Need to Improve Gallbladder Treatment and Outcomes for Men

Dec 6 - Dr. SreyRam Kuy, an MCW Vascular Surgery Fellow, authored an article on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Human Capital Blog entitled, “The Imperative to Improve Gallbladder Disease Treatment and Outcomes for Men.” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Human Capital Blog

Dr. Hargarten Discusses His Participation in UN Meeting on Gun Safety

Dec 6 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses his participation in a United Nations’ meeting on gun safety. Fox 6 News

Dr. Worthey Reports on Study Detecting Genes Responsible for Speech Disorder

Dec 6 - Elizabeth Worthey, PhD, reports on an MCW/Children’s study published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders that identified genes responsible for childhood apraxia. WUWM-FM

Somna Therapeutics Seeks FDA Approval to Market the Reza Band

Dec 6 - Somna Therapeutics filed an application with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for approval to market the Reza band, an adjustable band worn at night to prevent stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Greendale Medical Clinic Becomes Community Physicians Clinic

Dec 6 - The Greendale Medical Clinic, a two-physician practice, became a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians Clinic on December 1. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Hong Reports on Pediatric Liver Transplant Outcomes

Dec 6 - In a study published online in JAMA Surgery, Dr. Johnny Hong reports that liver transplant outcomes in children are similar whether organ donation follows circulatory or brain death. News Daily

Dr. Jonathon Truwit Named Enterprise Chief Medical Officer

Dec 6 - MCW and Froedtert Health named Dr. Jonathon Truwit as Enterprise Chief Medical Officer. BizTimes

Dr. Vincent Mathews Named Chairman of Radiology

Dec 6 - MCW named Dr. Vincent P. Mathews as Chairman and Professor of Radiology. WauwatosaNOW

New campus dean of MCW-Green Bay profiled in Green Bay Press Gazette

Dec 5 - A news conference was held December 4 to announce the appointment of Dr. Matthew Hunsaker as campus dean of MCW-Green Bay. Green Bay Press Gazette

From Child Star to Chairman of Neurology: Dr. Thomas Chelimsky Profiled

Dec 5 - Medicine is a second career for Thomas Chelimsky, MD, professor and chairman of neurology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Somna Therapeutics Seeks FDA Approval for Acid Reflux Device

Nov 27 - Somna Therapeutics, a local company, has asked the FDA for approval to market the Reza Band, a device that is designed to alleviate nighttime acid reflux symptoms. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Health System Donates $2 Million for Progressive Community Health Centers’ Expansion

Nov 26 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel front-page feature article on the Progressive Community Health Centers’ expansion program notes that Froedtert Health contributed $2 million to the project. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Medical Student Authors Paper on Impact of Pay-for-Performance Programs on Quality

Nov 26 - MCW M-2 medical student Kathryn Nix authored a paper on what Obamacare’s pay-for-performance programs mean for health care quality published on the Heritage Foundation’s website. The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Lawton Issues Statement on Increase of Self-Referrals to Urologist-Owned IMRT Facilities

Nov 26 - A New England Journal of Medicine “Special Article” identifies a 19.2 percent increase from 2005 to 2010 in the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer patients by urologists who self-refer to their own in-office IMRT centers. Oncology Times

Hard Hits: Studying Concussion in Athletes

Concussion study could make sports safer for athletes

Dr. Gilbert Comments on Dangerous Chemicals Found in E-Cigarettes

Nov 26 - Dr. Ileen Gilbert provides expert comment to Fox/Channel 6 on the potential benefits of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool, but also the health risks associated with dangerous chemicals in the product. Fox 6 News

Dr. Rao Named to Executive Board of Lumbar Spine Research Society

Nov 26 - Dr. Raj Rao has been named to the Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society.

Investigative Report on Newborn Screening Lab Delays

Nov 26 - Dr. David Dimmock describes the life-saving efforts employed to treat a baby transferred to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with an undiagnosed disorder. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Organizations Announce Discussions to Explore Collaborations

Nov 26 - Aurora Health Care and UW Health announced that they were in talks to explore future collaborations. Milwaukee Business Journal

Rare Rotationplasty Surgery Provides Child with New Knee Joint

Nov 26 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 reports on a rare rotationplasty procedure surgery performed by Dr. John C. Neilson with colleagues at Froedtert and Children’s. 620WTMJ News Radio

Dr. Wilson to Receive Gold Medal from Radiological Society of North America

Nov 26 - Dr. J. Frank Wilson will be presented a Gold Medal Award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the society’s highest honor. RSNA has 51,000 members from 136 countries. WauwatosaNOW

Drs. Dimmock and Jacob Contribute to National TV Report on DNA Sequencing

Nov 26 - Television stations nationwide aired an Associated Press video report on the availability of complete genome sequencing from MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. WSB-TV

Moody’s Affirms College’s A1 Bond Rating

Nov 26 - Moody's Investors Service affirmed MCW’s A1 long-term and underlying bond ratings. Moody's Investors Service

Dr. Wilcox Successfully Treats Hemophilia in Dogs using Gene Therapy

Nov 26 - The British Broadcast Company is among news organizations worldwide reporting on David Wilcox’s, PhD, successful treatment of hemophilia in dogs using gene therapy. BBC News

Blueprint of your DNA isn’t just for the sick

Nov 22 - The Associated Press produced a national news story highlighting the genomics program at MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Associated Press

Gene Therapy Successfully Treats Hemophilia in Dogs

Nov 20 - Dogs with hemophilia, a bleeding disorder, were successfully treated by gene therapy. BBC

Benefit Concerts Support MCW Cancer Center

Nov 19 - Benefit concerts raises raising funds for the MCW Cancer Center. Fox 6 News

Jenny Geurts Discusses Genetic Testing

Nov 19 - Genetics counselor Jenny Geurts discusses genetic testing on WTMJ-AM. 620WTMJ News Radio

Summit Engages Milwaukee Teens in Brainstorming to Reduce Gun Violence

Nov 19 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative and Project Ujima helped organize “Coming Together,” a summit of Milwaukee teenagers gathered to brainstorm ideas on how to help reduce gun violence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kilari Discusses Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Nov 19 - Dr. Deepak Kilari discusses prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options on WTMJ-AM. WTMJ-AM

Dr. Derse Discusses Ethics of Dying in the 21st Century

Nov 19 - Dr. Arthur Derse contributes to an MD News discussion on the ethics of dying in the 21st century and the availability of life-sustaining technologies. MD News

U. of Virginia Recognizes Dr. Truwit for National Leadership in Health Care Access

Nov 19 - The University of Virginia Medical Center Operating Board recognized Dr. Jonathon Truwit as a national leader for his work to provide better access to care and better coordination of care for patients. UVA Today

Columnist Reports that Wisconsin Research No Longer Limited to MCW, UW-Madison

Nov 19 - Tom Still, President of the Wisconsin Technology Council and Wisconsin Innovation Network, notes that MCW and UW-Madison are no longer the only research-oriented institutions in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

HWPP Grant Supports Development of Eau Claire County Website

Nov 19 - A $200,000 grant from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program is supporting the development of a health issues website in Eau Claire County. WEAU 13 News

Dr. Jacob Discusses Importance of Preparing Physicians to Use Genetic Information

Nov 19 - Howard Jacob, PhD, describes the importance of preparing physicians on how they may use genetics to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients in a Becker’s Hospital Review article on the recent U.S. News & World Report Hospital of Tomorrow forum. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Carroll Named Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research

Nov 19 - MCW named Joseph J. Carroll, PhD, as the Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research. WauwatosaNOW

Postdoctoral Fellow Identifies Gene Responsible for Warburg Micro Syndrome

Nov 19 - MCW Postdoctoral Fellow Ryan Liegel, PhD, co-authored a study with a colleague from the University of Edinburgh in the American Journal of Human Genetics that identified a gene responsible for Warburg Micro syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterized by eye, brain and endocrine abnormalities. Science Daily

Dr. Hargarten to Speak at UN on Strategies to Prevent Worldwide Handgun Violence

Nov 19 - The United Nations invited Dr. Stephen Hargarten to speak on strategies to prevent handgun violence worldwide. WISN-TV & WauwatosaNOW

Media Outlets Worldwide Report on Shooting Incident, Hospital Lock-Down

Nov 19 - More than 200 media outlets worldwide reported on the shooting incident within Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and hospital’s subsequent lock-down. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Deadly Delays: Newborn screening testing delay puts newborn’s life at risk

Nov 18 - Dr. David Dimmock, associate professor of pediatrics (genetics), discusses the case of a baby boy who was treated at Children’s Hospital for a rare metabolic disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New website to promote and measure community health improvement

Nov 15 - A new tool to help monitor the health and wellness of residents of Eau Claire County is the focus of this story on WEAU-TV. WEAU-TV

New York Times Essayist to be Featured Speaker at Medical Humanities Lecture

Nov 12 - Dr. Danielle Ofri, physician-writer and New York Times essayist, will be the featured speaker at MCW’s 8th annual Medical Humanities Lecture on November 21. WauwatosaNOW

Andrea Moosreiner Discusses Risks of Trans Fats

Nov 12 - MCW bionutritionist Andrea Moosreiner provides background information on the risks of trans fats in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the federal government’s decision to force the food industry to phase out artificial trans fats. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Opinion Editorial Cites College’s Impact on Job Creation, Medical Device Leadership

Nov 12 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial authored by UWM Chancellor Michael Lovell and Dan Steininger, President of BizStarts Milwaukee, MCW is identified for the potential it brings for increased new jobs in the region. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hari Provides Background Information on Amyloidosis

Nov 12 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari discusses the case of a patient being treated for breast cancer who was discovered to have amyloidosis. He explains that amyloidosis is a potentially life-threatening blood disease. Today's TMJ4

Dr. Erickson Comments on Study on Radiation of Early Breast Cancer

Nov 12 - Dr. Beth Erickson provides an editorial endorsement in The Oncology Report on a study whose findings show that a decade after treatment for early-stage breast cancer, women who underwent surgery and radiation had higher survival rates than women who had surgery alone, with no increase in radiation-related cardiac or secondary cancer deaths. The Oncology Report

Dr. Meurer Talks about Impact of Health Care Reform Law on Access and Quality

Nov 12 - Dr. John Meurer discussed the impact of the health care reform law on improved access and quality at a Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service event at UW-Fox Valley. WHBY News

Dr. Greene Discusses Importance of NSF Grant to UWM, Seven Other Institutions

Nov 12 - Andrew Greene, PhD, discusses the importance of a $25 million, National Science Foundation grant to be shared among UWM physicists and colleagues at seven other institutions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Jacob Discusses the “Couch Potato” Gene

Nov 12 - Dr. Jacob notes that those people who are genetically predisposed to avoid exercise need to find the right motivation to maintain a fitness regimen. 620WTMJ News Radio

Dr. Mahr Discusses VAD as Bridge to Heart Transplantation

Nov 12 - Dr. Claudius Mahr provides expert information on ventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation story on a patient who has made positive lifestyle changes as he awaits a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Freitag Discusses Advances Made in the Treatment of Headaches

Nov 12 - Dr. Fred Freitag discusses advances in the treatment of headaches. WUWM-FM

Dr. Zaidat Describes Procedures Used to Treat Teenager’s Stroke

Nov 12 - Dr. Osama Zaidat describes to Fox-TV/Channel 6 the procedures used at Froedtert to successfully treat a 17-year-old Fond du Lac boy who had a stroke. Fox 6 News

Dr. Kuhlmann Provides Maternal Fetal Medicine For Agnesian HealthCare

Nov 12 - Dr. Randall Kuhlmann will provide maternal fetal medicine services at Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac through a new agreement with Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. fdlreporter

Dr. Jacob Predicts Patients will soon arrive at Doctors’ Offices with Genome Mapped on iPads

Nov 12 - Howard Jacob, PhD, told participants in U.S. News & World Report’s Hospital of Tomorrow Forum that the time is near when patients will arrive at doctors’ offices with their genome mapped out on an iPad. U.S. News & World Report

Graduate Student Receives NIH Grant to Study Science of Diabetes at a Cellular Level

Nov 12 - Megan Detterman received a six-year, $266,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the science of diabetes at a cellular level. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Ramchandran Named McMahon Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Nov 12 - MCW named Ramani Ramchandran, PhD, as the Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The McMahon Chair was established in 1965 as the medical school’s first endowed chair. WauwatosaNOW

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Delivers DDC Healthcare Dinner Keynote Address

Nov 12 - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was the keynote speaker at the MCW Digestive Disease Center’s 2013 Healthcare Dinner. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox 6 News, & 620WTMJ News Radio

Dr. Lerner Receives Grant to Determine Best Practices for Pre-Hospital Severe Injury Care

Nov 12 - E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Services to determine the best practices for identifying children with severe injuries before they arrive at the hospital. WauwatosaNOW

Patient changed his life to save his heart

Nov 12 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed a man who received a ventricular assist device, or VAD, to pump blood through his body while he awaits a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

UnitedHealthcare Partners with Quality Health, MCW and Ministry Healthcare to Form ACO

Nov 8 - Dark Daily, a news service that highlights clinical laboratory and pathology news and trends, published a story about the collaboration between UnitedHealthcare, Quality Health Solutions, MCW and Ministry Health Care. Dark Daily

Health System Partners with Church to Open Chronic Disease Clinic

Nov 8 - Columbia-St. Mary’s is partnering with the Christian Faith Fellowship Church to create a community chronic disease management clinic on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Milwaukee Community Journal

Violence Prevention Initiative Co-Sponsors Arts against Violence Workshop, Exhibit

Nov 8 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin program, partnered with Safe & Sound, Inc., and Marquette University’s Volunteer Corps to sponsor an arts against violence workshop and exhibit in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Drs. Munzenmaier and Sidjanin Take Physiology on the Road During “PhUn Week”

Nov 8 - MCW participated in the American Physiological Society’s “Physiology Understanding Week (PhUn Week)” by spending a day with fourth grade students at Milwaukee’s Honey Creek School, teaching them about DNA, proteins and health. WauwatosaNOW

Funds Raised to Create Dr. David A. Margolis Chair in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

Nov 8 - The Go Bo! Foundation in northeast Wisconsin donated $75,000 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin toward the creation of the Dr. David A. Margolis Chair in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant. Doory County Advocate

M-4 Student Laura Tisch Receives College’s Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award

Nov 8 - Laura Tisch, a fourth-year medical student, received MCW’s 2013 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Hariman Discusses On-the-Job Challenges Faced by Arthritis Patients

Nov 8 - Dr. Richard Hariman discusses the on-the-job challenges faced by patients with rheumatoid arthritis in “Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta”. Everyday Health

Dr. Jacob to Participate in U.S. News Forum on the “Hospital of Tomorrow”

Nov 8 - Howard Jacob, PhD, will participate in U.S. News & World Report’s “Hospital of Tomorrow” online forum, November 4-6. He will discuss, “The Push to Personalize Medicine.” U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Gutterman Calls for Additional Research on Possible Risks Related to Beta Blockers

Nov 8 - Dr. David Gutterman notes that additional research is needed to confirm a study reported in CHEST that found that the perioperative administration of beta-blockers during non-cardiac surgery may put patients at risk of acute heart problems. MedPage Today

Dr. Walter Provides Editorial Comment on Need for School Accommodations for Concussions

Nov 8 - Dr. Kevin Walter provides an editorial comment in Family Practice News on the importance of an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report that recommends school accommodations that should be made for students recovering from concussion. Family Practice News

Dr. Del Toro Discusses Team Approach to Treat Complicated Case

Nov 8 - Dr. David Del Toro discusses the team approach treatment provided to an obese, diabetic patient who had a below-the-knee leg amputation. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Former Governor Jeb Bush to be Keynote Speaker at Digestive Disease Center Event

Nov 8 - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be the keynote speaker at the MCW Digestive Disease Center’s annual Healthcare Dinner on November 4 at the Pfister Hotel. BizTimes

New Retinal Imaging Methods

National Eye Institute supporting new retinal imaging methods for diagnosing and treating eye disease. News-Medical

Dr. Gore Notes Importance of Early Detection of Lung Cancer for Improved Survival Rates

Nov 8 - Dr. Elizabeth Gore discusses a new American Lung Association web-based tool to help individuals determine if they should be screened for lung cancer. Dr. Gore notes that earlier detection leads to improved survival rates. Wisconsin Public Radio

Dr. Hari Discusses Importance of Proposed Cancer Treatment Fairness Act

Nov 8 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari discusses the importance of the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act being considered by the Wisconsin legislature which would require insurers to cover oral chemotherapy treatment in the same way they cover intravenous chemotherapy. Fox 6 News

Study Finds that No Brand of Football Helmet improves Protection against Concussions

Nov 8 - The Los Angeles Times reports on a joint MCW - UW Madison research study on head injuries received by high school football players. Los Angeles Times

Partnership Noted during “Topping Out” Ceremony for Gehl-Mulva Science Center

Nov 8 - St. Norbert College President Thomas Kunkel discusses the St. Norbert/MCW partnership in a YouTube video on the “topping out” ceremony for St. Norbert’s Gehl-Mulva Science Center. Youtube

Dr. Sorokin Receives $1.3 Million NIH Grant to Study Actions of Protein in Kidney Disease

Nov 8 - Andrey Sorokin, PhD, received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study actions of protein called endothelin-1 in the progression of glomerular kidney diseases. WauwatosaNOW

Year-End Report Notes 2.2 Percent Revenue Increase

Nov 8 - MCW saw a slight increase in revenue by 2.2 percent in FY 2012-13, but noted a decrease in the operating margin from 3.5 to 3.3 percent. Milwaukee Business Journal

Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program Awards $2.3 Million for 9 Community Health Projects

Nov 8 - The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program of MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin program awarded $2.3 million to fund nine community health projects. BizTimes & Leader-Telegram

Don’t like going to the gym? It could be in your genes.

Nov 8 - Howard Jacob, PhD, comments on research that suggests a “couch potato gene” could be partially responsible for reticence to exercise in some people. WTMJ-TV

Headache specialist says treatments have improved

Nov 7 - Frederick Freitag, DO, associate professor of neurology, discusses recent advances in research and treatment of migraine headache on WUWM’s Lake Effect. WUWM

Local doctor specializes in rare disease

Nov 7 - Parameswaran Hari, MD, MS, appeared on TMJ4 to discuss a rare disease called Amyloidosis. Today's TMJ4

Once 436 Pounds, Local Man Fights Back

Oct 31 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shares the story of a local man who had gastric bypass and is now under the care of David Del Toro, MD, who helped him regain mobility and make exercise a regular part of his life after the surgery. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Push to Personalize Medicine

Nov 6 - Howard Jacob, PhD, participated in a panel discussion about the future of personalized medicine and genomics at the US News & World Report “Hospital of Tomorrow” Forum. US News & World Report

Cancer Fundraising Event Supports Breast Cancer Research, Patient Care

Oct 29 - The Knocking Out Breast Cancer, Rocking the Runway Against Cancer 2013 event was held on October 20 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. White to Lecture on BloodCenter’s 65 Years of Service to Wisconsin

Oct 29 - Dr. Gilbert White will lecture on “The BloodCenter of Wisconsin – 65 Years of Servicing the People of Wisconsin” on November 18 at UW-Parkside’s Adventures in Lifelong Learning series for senior citizens. The Journal Times

Dr. Connor to Chair Vision Forward Fundraising Event

Oct 29 - Dr. Thomas Connor, Jr., is chair of Vision Forward’s November 3rd fundraising event at Milwaukee’s Bacchus restaurant. BizTimes

Dr. Kuy Comments on Study on Increase of Thromboembolic Events among IBD Patients

Oct 29 - Dr. SreyRam Kuy provides expert comment on a University of Texas – Houston study that found that thromboembolic events are up 27 percent in the past decade among patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Bio News -Texas

Dr. Rao Summarizes Key Findings at American Spine Society’s Annual Meeting

Oct 29 - Dr. Raj Rao summarized the most interesting findings reported at the American Spine Society’s annual meeting in an article in Orthopedics Today. Orthopedics Today

College Partners to Improve Access to Healthier Food for Lindsay Heights Neighborhood

Oct 29 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that MCW and the Milwaukee Health Department are teaming with the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. to improve access to healthier food for residents of Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Ahmed Comments on Presentation by Head of Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Oct 29 - Dr. Syed Ahmed comments on a presentation by Dr. Christopher Austin, Director of the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Clinical Study to Identify Age-Related Changes in the Brain Affecting Memory

Oct 29 - MCW and UWM are collaborating on a clinical study to identify age-related changes in the brain that affect memory. UWM News

University to Collaborate with MCW on Prosthetic Devices, Smartphone Apps

Oct 29 - Construction is underway on facilities on UWM’s new Innovation Center campus adjacent to the MRMC campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Havens Reports on NEJM Study Regarding Infant Whose HIV is in Remission

Oct 29 - Dr. Peter Havens provides expert comment on a New England Journal of Medicine study that reports that HIV is in remission in a Mississippi infant born with the virus. NBC News Health & New York Post

Hospitals Earn 2013 Consumer Choice Awards

Oct 29 - Froedtert and Bellin Health are two of 10 Wisconsin hospitals to earn the 2013 National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award. WauwatosaNOW

The Course of Their Lives

Oct 9 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows six M1 students through anatomy class, from the first day of lecture to the memorial service honoring the donors who provided this critical part of their medical education. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Genetic Sequencing Solves Mystery Diseases in Adults, Kids

Oct 3 - A New England Journal of Medicine editorial written by Howard Jacob, PhD, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Genetics and director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center, was referenced in a USA Today article about the clinical utility of next generation sequencing. USA Today

Dr. Kerschner Named Founding Secretary of International Society for Otitis Media

Sept 30 - Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner has been named the founding Secretary of the International Society for Otitis Media.

Dr. Woodson Discusses How Sleep Loss Impacts Cardiovascular System, Metabolism

Aug 2 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson discusses how sleep deprivation can impact the cardiovascular system and metabolism in Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Everyday Health

Dr. Grayson Comments on Study on Genetic Origins of Human Allergies

Aug 2 - Dr. Mitchell Grayson provides expert comment in a U.S. News & World Report article on a study on a connective tissue disorder that could provide information on the genetic origin of nearly all human allergies and allergic diseases. U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Hong Discusses Expansion of Transplant Program

Aug 2 - Dr. Johnny Hong discusses plans to expand the joint organ transplant program for MCW, Froedtert, Children’s and the BloodCenter in the Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Business Journal

MCW Announces Targeted Start Dates for Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

Aug 2 - MCW announced targeted start dates for the community-based medical education campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Selects Locations for Central Wisconsin Campus

July 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin today announced two locales for its new community medical education program in central Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Launches $65 Million Fundraising Campaign for Genomic Sequencing

June 24 - MCW is raising $65 million to support genetic sequencing research. In a front-page story in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Howard Jacob, PhD, describes how the research will expand MCW’s capabilities to identify difficult-to-detect diseases and predicting patient risk for developing cancers and other diseases. Milwaukee Business Journal

Parents should trust instincts about children’s illnesses

July 1 - Dr. Cecille Sulman and Dr. Lisa Zetley were interviewed by the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle about parents’ concerns about evaluating children’s symptoms, and making the decision to contact a physician or visit urgent care or an emergency room. The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Continuing Medical Education: State to Begin Random Audits of CME Credits

June 17 - Dr. Kenneth Simons provides expert comment in a Fox/Channel 6 report on changes to state oversight of continuing medical education credits. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Braza Selected for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women

June 3 - Dr. Diane Braza has been selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women. WauwatosaNOW

State Committee Supports Funding for New Campuses, Expanded Primary Care Residencies

June 3 - Wisconsin’s state budget committee approved $7.4 million to help MCW develop new campuses in the Green Bay area and Central Wisconsin.

Genetics Center is First in the World to Offer Complete Whole Genome Sequencing

May 27 - MCW’s Human and Molecular Genetics Center is the first in the world to offer complete whole genome sequencing, from patient consent through the return of clinical results, to patients worldwide. Fox 6 Now &

MCW Celebrates 120th Anniversary

May 13 - MCW will celebrate its 120th anniversary on the College’s founding date, May 20. WauwatosaNOW

State Building Commission Approves State Financing for MCW Campuses

March 25 - The Wisconsin State Building Commission approved state financing to support MCW’s community based education programs for medical education in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. BizTimes

Saving lives with CPR

March 20 - Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, professor of emergency medicine, was interviewed about new guidelines for CPR and the importance of training bystanders to perform CPR. WTMJ-TV

College Named to 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

March 12 - MCW is one of 13 Wisconsin colleges and universities named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Impact of Sequestration on MCW

March 12 - Sequestration will force $5-9 million in federal funding cuts to MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & The Badger Herald

Sequestration threatens MCW’s research and education

March 1 - An opinion editorial written by Dr. Raymond, Dr. Kerschner, and Mr. Bolton identifies the potential impact of sequestration on the Medical College’s missions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Governor’s Budget Includes Funds for Community-Based Medical Education Programs

Feb. 27 - Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget includes $7.4 million in bonding for MCW’s community-based medical education campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay and $1.75 million to expand MCW’s family and community medicine residency program by 12 slots. Fox6 News, GazetteExtra, & St. Norbert Times

Dr. Raymond Discusses Benefits of Integrated Community Clinics

Feb. 19 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., discusses the benefits of MCW and Froedtert Health’s decision to integrate the organizations’ community clinics. Becker's Hospital Review

Governor’s Budget Includes Funds for Community-Based Medical Education Programs

Feb. 19 - Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal includes $7.4 million for MCW’s community-based medical education campuses, $1.75 million to expand MCW’s family and community medicine residency program, $4 million to help rural hospitals pool their resources and apply for graduate medical education accreditation, and $1 million to support medical residencies. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wausau Leaders Excited about Money Proposed for MCW Campus in Central Wisconsin

Feb. 13 - John Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of MCW, discussed Governor Walker’s proposed budget, which earmarks $7.4 million for MCW community medical education campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay. WAOW TV

St. Norbert College Provides Details on New Science Building

Feb. 6 - St. Norbert College officials provided details on plans for a new $42 million science building, which also will house components of MCW’s community-based medical education program in Green Bay. Insight

458 College Physicians Selected by Peers for Inclusion in 2013 Best Doctors in America®

Feb. 6 - A total of 458 MCW physicians, representing 63 specialties, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 Best Doctors in America®. WauwatosaNOW

Chancellor Harden Expresses Commitment, Benefits of Green Bay Medical School Campus

Jan. 29 - In his mid-year Convocation address, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden describes his university’s commitment to MCW’s community-based medical education program in Green Bay and the benefits the new program will bring to UWGB. UWGB Inside Newsletter

100 Years of Collaboration - Public Forum

Jan. 22 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recognized the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine in an editorial lauding Milwaukee’s Public Policy Forum. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Celebrating 100 Years of Collaboration

Jan. 22 - To mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Marquette University School of Medicine, Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., and Father Scott Pilarz, President of Marquette University, co-authored an opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the organizations’ 100 years of collaboration. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

100 Years of Collaboration

Jan. 14 - Dr. John Raymond, President and CEO of MCW, and Father Scott Pilarz, President of Marquette University, authored an op-ed celebrating a century of collaboration and partnership between the two institutions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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