MCW In The News, 2014

Archived Medical College of Wisconsin In The News stories from 2014.

Drs. Sengupta and Banerjee Receive $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Study Chronic Pelvic Pain

Sept. 30 - Jyoti Sengupta, PhD, and Banani Banerjee, PhD, (both Medicine – Gastroenterology and Hepatology) will serve as the primary investigators of a four-year, $1.8 million National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant to study the genetic and physical causes of chronic pelvic pain. Becker's ASC Review and Biz Times

Dr. Vetter Named to Hold David S. Haskell, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Sept. 30 - MCW named Dr. Carole Street Vetter as the inaugural David S. Haskell, MD, Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Education. Dr. Haskell is a 1967 alumnus and served on MCW’s Board of Trustees. Becker's Orthopedic Review

Study Planned to Determine Feasibility of MCW School of Pharmacy

Sept. 30 - MCW announced it will explore the creation of a School of Pharmacy to address the pharmacist shortage in the state, especially in Wisconsin’s smaller communities and medically-underserved urban areas. Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox 11, Biz Times, Green Bay Gazette, Wausau Daily Herald, Fox 6 Now, WSAW TV, 1150 WHBY, Associated Press and Pharmacy Times

Ridin’ to a Cure

Sept. 29 - The 20th annual Ridin’ to a Cure event was held in Oconomowoc on September 27. Fox 6 News covered the ride’s kickoff live. Carol Williams, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at MCW and a breast cancer researcher, is a regular participant in the ride. She was interviewed for the story. WITI TV

MCW scientist to participate in Civil War re-enactment

Sept. 25 - Brendan Quirk, a research scientist in the neurology department, will portray a Civil War doctor in this weekend’s 24th annual Wade House Civil War Weekend in Greenbush, Wis. Quirk is the great-great-grandson of the 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment and a regular participant in re-enactments across the state. Manitowoc Herald Tribune

Froedtert Hospital, Health System Win Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers Awards

Sept. 25 - The Milwaukee Business Journal named Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Health as winners in the large company division for the 2014 Healthiest Employers Awards. Milwaukee Business Journal

Graduate School Holds Open House for Potential Students

Sept. 25 - MCW’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted an open house for potential students on September 17. Waukesha Now

Run/Walk Supports MCW’s Colon Cancer Research, Education, and Prevention Programs

Sept. 25 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on October 11th in Wauwatosa. A portion of the proceeds from the event support MCW’s colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening programs. Wauwatosa Now

Partnership Studies Impact of Environment on Childhood Diseases

Sept. 24 - David Petering, PhD, UWM Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, discusses the Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center on WUWM-FM. WUWM

Graduate Student Profiled; Participated in NSF Summer Research Project in India

Sept. 24 - ConnectStoughton.com profiles Stoughton, WI, native Michelle Storage, an MCW graduate student in interdisciplinary biomedical sciences. As an undergraduate at UW-Whitewater, Connect Stoughton

Dr. Fink Stresses Importance of Fixing Leaks to Prevent Household Molds

Sept. 24 - Dr. Jordan Fink contributes to an MSN Living.com article on pollutants within the home. Dr. Fink stressed the importance of fixing household leaks to prevent the development of molds. MSN Living

Dr. Prost Contributes to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article on GE Healthcare Advances

Sept. 24 - Robert Prost, PhD contributes to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature article on business and technology advances at GE Healthcare. Dr. Prost discusses GE Healthcare’s substantial lead in developing hyperpolarized tracers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hillard and Marquette Collaborator Receive Grant to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sept. 24 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD is co-primary investigator of a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Friedland Discusses Links Between Hearing and Heart Disease

Sept. 23 - KFVE-TV in Honolulu is one of 50 TV stations nationwide that reported on research by Dr. David Friedland on the links between hearing and heart disease. KFVE-TV

Dr. Hargarten Calls for Research on Why Some Wisconsin Counties Have Higher Suicide Rates

Sept. 23 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discussed the variance in suicide rates in different Wisconsin counties. Marshfield News Herald

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

Sept. 23 - The State of Wisconsin marked Suicide Prevention Awareness Week. Wisconsin Health News reports that a recent report co-authored by MCW’s Injury Research Center showed that there was an average of over 700 suicides per year in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Health News

Dr. Mackinnon Featured In Weekly Health News Segment on Channel 4

Sept. 23 - Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon is now providing weekly information on a health segment on NBC-TV/Milwaukee – Channel 4. Dr. Mackinnon’s first report was on the increasing use of herbal supplements. TMJ4

MCW: Dr. Ellinas Receives AMA Foundation Award for the Advancement of Women

Sept. 23 - Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas is a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2014 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women. American Medical Association

Yale Genome Sequencing Study Builds on MCW’s Pioneering Research

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a Yale University School of Medicine study published in Nature Genetics on the use of genome sequencing to diagnose a baffling disease that killed an infant, but saved his father and brother. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Truwit Discusses Importance of Population Health Management

Sept. 22 - Dr. Jonathon Truwit (Senior Administrative Dean) discussed the importance of population health management in an interview with HealthITAnalytics. Health Analytics

Dr. Lovell Announces Plans for Joint Department of Bioengineering with MCW

Sept. 22 - At his inauguration ceremony as President of Marquette University, Michael Lovell, PhD, announced that Marquette is pursuing the creation of a joint Department of Bioengineering with MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times and Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Woods Identifies New Gene Associated with Traits Involved in Diabetes

Sept. 22 - In a study published in Genetics, Leah Solberg Woods, PhD and colleagues reported that they had has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans; traits involved in diabetes. Nature World News, Health Canal, Medical Xpress and Bio-Medicine

137,000 Members to Have Access to Froedtert & MCW, Children’s Providers

Sept 22 - Network Health announced that beginning January 1, 2015, its 137,000 members will have access to specialty care provided by Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Post Crescent and Milwaukee Business Journal

25% of Funds Raised by Komen Race Support National Breast Cancer Research Studies

Sept. 18 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports that 25 percent of the proceeds raised from the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure on September 21 will support national breast cancer research studies at institutions like MCW and UW-Madison. Fox 6 Now

Lung Transplant Patients Honored at Ceremonies at Miller Park

Sept. 18 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles two patients who received lung transplants at Froedtert Hospital. The Milwaukee Brewers and Froedtert honored the patients at ceremonies before the September 12 baseball game at Miller Park. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Becker’s Hospital Review Names Scott Hawig as One of 150 Health System CFOs to Know

Sept. 18 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Scott Hawig, Senior Vice President for Finance for Froedtert Health, as one of 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. DeYoe to Mentor Marquette Psychologist for Study on How Autism Affects the Brain

Sept. 18 - Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, PhD, a Marquette University psychology faculty member, has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. Biz Times

Pioneer in Spirituality and Health Care to Deliver Medical Humanities Lecture

Sept. 17 - Christina Puchalksi, MD, MS, a pioneer in spirituality and health care, will be the featured speaker at MCW’s ninth annual Medical Humanities Lecture on September 18th. Dr. Puchalski is a faculty member at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. Wauwatosa Now

Motorcycle Ride Supports Breast Cancer Research

Sept. 17 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on September 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at MCW’s Cancer Center. Wauwatosa Now

MCW Medical Student Win’s Briggs & Al’s Run; Event Raises $1 Million for Children’s

Sept. 17 - Connor Callahan, an MCW M-2 student, was the male winner of the 37th Briggs and Al’s Run and Walk for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The event drew 17,000 participants and raised more than $1 million for Children’s. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Bergom Receives Mentored Career Development Award to Study Breast Cancer Treatments

Sept. 17 - Dr. Carmen Bergom received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer. Waukesha Now

Study Led by Dr. Beyer to Determine Impact of Urban Park on Health Outcomes

Sept. 16 - A WUWM-FM report on Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center cites research being conducted by Kirsten Beyer, PhD to determine how an urban park affects knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and health outcomes among neighborhood residents. The project is supported by a grant from MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. WUWM

Bret Baier, Fox News Chief Political Anchor, to Speak at MCW’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 16 - Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at MCW’s 2014 Healthcare Dinner on November 10, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. The event benefits MCW’s Digestive Disease Center. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Hargarten Discusses Advances in Handgun Technology

Sept. 16 - In a report of Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses promising advances in which a handgun will only fire when the gun owner is wearing a watch that electronically disables a trigger lock. The technology could help address the problem of children being injured by loaded handguns. WPR

American Medical Association Profiles Dr. Simons

Sept. 15 - The AMA Wire, a publication of the American Medical Association, profiles Dr. Kenneth Simons on why he serves as a leader in the association. Dr. Simons is an alternate delegate for the AMA’s Section on Medical Schools. AMA Wire

Becker’s Hospital Review Cites Froedtert, Children’s Heart Programs

Sept. 15 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as two of the nation’s top 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs. Becker's Hospital Review

Drs. Volkman and Grayson Receive NIH Grant to Identify New Therapeutic Targets for COPD

Sept. 15 - Brian Volkman, PhD and Dr. Mitchell Grayson are co-primary investigators of a one-year, $382,500 grant from the 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. Biz Times

Dr. Bylow Discusses Results of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

Sept. 15 - CBS-TV/Nashville aired a nationally-distributed video report in which Dr. Kathryn Bylow discusses the results of a recently published clinical trial that found that a combination of chemotherapy and hormone therapy extended life for men with metastatic prostate cancer on average by 17 months. News Channel 5

MCW Medical Student Wins Briggs & Al’s Run

Sept. 15 - Connor Callahan, an MCW M-2 student, was the male winner of the 37th Briggs and Al’s Run and Walk for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The event drew 17,000 participants and raised more than $1 million for Children’s. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Efforts to Fight Breast Cancer Recognized at Brewer’s Pink Out Day

Sept. 08 - Froedtert & MCW were formally recognized for their efforts to fight breast cancer at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Pink Out Day on September 6 . Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Specialty Care Provided to Patients at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Sept. 08 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel identifies efforts of Milwaukee-area health organizations to address gaps in the health care system. The article highlights the work of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin to integrate medical care and social services. Patients at the clinic have access to specialty care provided by Froedtert & MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Funds Raised from Ice Bucket Challenge Support ALS-Certified Clinic at Froedtert

Sept. 08 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature article on the ice bucket challenge in support of ALS reports that half of the money raised will go to research. The other half will help the approximately 400 Wisconsin ALS patients and their families with care services including home and vehicle modifications, assistive devices, transportation, support groups, and the ALS certified clinic at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Sampath Receives Grant to Study Genomic Factors Impacting Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Sept. 08 - Dr. Venkatesh Sampath is principal investigator of a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study genomic factors that impact necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe form of bowel disease that develops in five to ten percent of premature infants and has a mortality of 25-40 percent. Biz Times

“Medical miracle” celebrated at Miller Park

Sept. 08 - A local man who defied the odds and beat colon cancer got to fulfill a lifelong dream and stand on the field at Miller Park before Saturday’s game. His care team, including surgical oncologist Dr. Kiran Turaga, joined him for the game. Fox 6

Pink out Miller Park

Sept. 05 - When the Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, September 6, the stadium will be a sea of pink as fans don their brightest to support breast cancer research and support. Betsy Brenner, publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, MCW Trustee, and a breast cancer survivor, will throw out the first pitch. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Programs aim to standardize surgical care for children

Sept. 04 - The Wall Street Journal featured a story about a new program that classifies pediatric surgical centers based on the level of care provided. Keith Oldham, MD, Marie Z. Uihlein Professor and chief of pediatric surgery at MCW, was instrumental in creating the program and was featured in the story. Wall Street Journal

Wisconsin’s First Air Medical Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Sept. 04 - Aviation Today recognizes the 30th anniversary of Flight for Life, Wisconsin’s first air medical program. The article notes that a MCWAH second or third year resident in Emergency Medicine is onboard for medical emergency flight runs. Aviation Today

Bilingual Acting Troupe Helps Families of Children with Special Health Needs

Sept. 04 - A Shepherd Express article on the Milwaukee Public Theater’s 40th anniversary notes that the theater company collaborated with MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to create a bilingual acting troupe to help families of children with special health needs. Express Milwaukee

Construction Firm Adds Floor without Affecting Schedule or Budget

Sept. 04 - In an article in Healthcare Facilities Symposium newsletter, Mortenson Construction describes how it was able to add an additional floor to Froedtert Hospital’s Center for Advanced Care, currently under construction, without affecting the schedule or budget. Health Care Facilities Today

LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament Benefits Digestive Disease Center

Sept. 03 - The 27th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament benefitting MCW’s Digestive Disease Center was held Monday, August 25, at the Wisconsin Country Club in Milwaukee. Living Lake Country

Dr. Martinez Discusses Computer Vision Syndrome

Sept. 03 - Dr. Wanda Martinez provides expert comment to an M Magazine article on computer vision syndrome, a new form of eye strain caused by prolonged use of computers. Milwaukee Magazine

Dr. Broeckel Calls CDI Stem Cell Automation Process as Major Advancement

Sept. 03 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) in Madison received a U.S. patent on the automated production of cells that can be grown into any of the more than 200 types of cells in the body. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Muftuler Receives Grant to Study Spinal Cord Tissue

Sept. 03 - Tugan Muftuler, PhD with collaborators at MCW and Marquette University 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. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Heffelfinger Receives Grant to Study Type 1 Diabetes Management among Young Children

Sept. 02 - Amy Heffelfinger, PhD and Astrida Kaugers, PhD, from Marquette University were awarded 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. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Raymond Cites Opportunities for MCW Students through Academic/Industry Partnership

Sept. 02 - A blog by Matt Cordio of Start-Up Milwaukee published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides background information on The Commons, an academic/industry partnership which helps college students become entrepreneurs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Liang Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Role of MicroRNA in Hypertension

Sept. 02 - Mingyu Liang, PhD received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the role of a specific microRNA in the development of hypertension and associated kidney injury. Wauwatosa Now

MCW physicians celebrate patient’s nuptials

Sept. 02 - A rare malignant brain tumor didn’t get in the way of a local couple’s wedding plans… and their care team celebrated with them. That team includes Jennifer Connelly, assistant professor of neuro-oncology; Malika Siker, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology; and Wade Mueller, MD, professor of neurosurgery. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Campbell Named as MCW’s First Eminent Scholar

Sept. 02 - William B. Campbell, PhD has been named as MCW’s first Eminent Scholar. The Eminent Scholar program recognizes and rewards excellence in academic and scholarly achievement that ordinarily would be funded from an endowed chair. MCW names one Eminent Scholar every year, and the term is five years. Wauwatosa Now

Stem cell patent to benefit MCW research

Aug. 29 - Cellular Dynamics International Inc., a Madison-based biotechnology company, was granted a patent for its stem cell production automation process. Ulrich Broeckel, MD, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, discussed the importance of this patent and how it will help research at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MACC Fund: Trapshooting Event Raises More than $100,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

Aug. 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer, a trapshooting event, raised over $100,000 for the MACC Fund. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Database Shows Wide Variance in Costs among Hospitals

Aug. 28 - A new Wisconsin Hospital Association database on hospital costs for various procedures shows a wide variance in costs among southeast Wisconsin’s hospitals. Milwaukee Business Journal

Mayor Joins Froedtert CEO, Staff on Campus Walk

Aug. 28 - Froedtert & MCW staff members joined Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Froedtert Health President and CEO Cathy Jacobson for a walk around the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. Wauwatosa Now

Neurology Staff Participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 27- Dr. Paul Barkhaus and neurology staff members participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to create awareness about ALS. Wauwatosa Now and WISN

Dr. Chiu Reports that Any Organ in the Body Can be Affected by Allergies

Aug. 27 - In an article on MSN’s Healthy Living, Dr. Asriani Chiu says that any organ in the body can be affected by allergies. Healthy Living

Radiation Oncology Residents’ Association Names Francisco Lopez as Educator of the Year

Aug. 27 - Francisco Lopez, MS is one of 57 educators nationwide selected as a 2014 Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. News Wise

Accountable Care Organization Expands Management Team

Aug. 27 - Integrated Health Network (IHN) has bolstered its management team with the hiring of a Vice President of Data and Analytics, a Director of ACO Products, and a Director of Population Health Management. IHN’s member organizations are MCW, Froedtert Health, Agnesian HealthCare, Ministry Health Care, Columbia St. Mary’s, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Biz Times

Need for more geriatricians in medicine

Aug. 26 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled Dr. Edmund Duthie, professor of medicine and chief of geriatrics and gerontology at MCW. Dr. Duthie discussed the role of geriatricians in medicine, and the growing need for more physicians in that specialty. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Ehrman Discusses Pediatrics Association’s Policy on Emergency Contraception for Teens

Aug. 26 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Wendi Ehrman discussed the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement that recommends that teens too young to get emergency contraception over-the-counter should get prescriptions before they need it, as a way of reducing unintended pregnancies WPR

Dr. Padmanabhan Receives Grant to Study Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis

Aug. 26 - Dr. Anand Padmanabhan received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis. Wauwatosa Now

Becker’s Hospital Review Names Dr. Singh as one of Nation’s “Rising Stars”

Aug. 26 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Dr. Sid Singh as one of the nation’s 25 health care leaders under 40 who are rising stars. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Raymond Endorses Industry/Academic Collaborative to Accelerate Student Innovation

Aug. 25 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., endorses creation of The Commons, an industry/academic collaborative to accelerate student innovation and entrepreneurship. Leaders from 20 Milwaukee-area colleges and universities gathered to discuss ways in which they may collaborate. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Fox Valley Insurance Members May Gain Access to Froedtert, Children’s

Aug. 25 - The Appleton Post Crescent reports that Network Health insurance members in the Fox Valley could gain access to Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and could potentially see reduced insurance costs. Post Crescent

Aurora BayCare Withdraws from Community-wide Consortium

Aug. 25 - Aurora BayCare Medical Center announced that it was withdrawing from the community-wide consortium creating MCW - Green Bay. WBay and Green Bay Gazette

Attorney’s legacy offers hope for other cancer patients

Aug. 8 - The Milwaukee Business Journal published an obituary for attorney John Hovel, a longtime supporter of MCW. Hovel and his wife Janis founded The Triumph Fund, which raises funds for MCW’s Clinical Trials Office. Milwaukee Business Journal

Shooters take aim at helping fight cancer

Aug. 21 - “Christopher’s Shoot Against Childhood Cancer,” an event founded in honor of a Delafield boy with brain cancer, netted more than $100,000 this year. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Becker’s Identifies 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know

Aug. 21 - Becker’s Hospital Review identifies Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin as one of the nation’s 100 accountable care organizations to know. Becker's Hospital Review

LPGA ProAm Golf Tournament to Support Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis Research

Aug. 21 - The 27th annual Ladies Professional Golf Association Pro-Am Golf Tournament benefitting MCW’s Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, August 25, at the Wisconsin Country Club in Milwaukee. Proceeds from the event support research on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Wauwatosa Now

Mukwonago Couple’s Ten-Year Campaign to Raise Awareness, Funds for Meningitis Research

Aug. 20 - A Mukwonago Chief feature article traces a Mukwonago couple’s ten-year campaign to raise awareness and research funding support for meningitis. The Becky Werner Meningitis Foundation, created in memory of their late daughter, has raised $86,000 for meningitis research studies at MCW. Living Lake Country

“Pink Out Miller Park” Supports Breast Cancer Research

Aug. 20 - The Milwaukee Brewers will host “Pink Out Miller Park” on September 6 to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research and prevention. MCW’s Cancer Center is among the event’s beneficiaries. Milwaukee Brewers Baseball

Bergstrom Automotive “Drive for a Cure” Raises $58,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Aug.20 - Bergstrom Automotive in the Fox Valley hosted a two-day “Drive for a Cure” fundraising event that raised $58,000 to support breast cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. Since its inception in 1997, “Drive for a Cure” has raised more than $350,000. Post Crescent

CTSI funds sleep apnea research project

Aug. 19 - Guilherme Garcia, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences and a member of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at MCW, received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea. Wauwatosa Now

Tesmer Named Regional Director of Operations for Community Clinics

Aug. 19 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network named Ann Tesmer regional director of operations for its community clinics. Biz Times

Injury Research Center Report Identifies Suicide as a Significant Public Health Burden

Aug. 19 - Wisconsin Public Radio cites a recently released report from MCW’s Injury Research Center that found that suicide remains a significant public health burden in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Radio Network

Belize Health Care Personnel Receive Emergency Medicine Training

Aug. 19 - For the fourth year, MCW’s Department of Emergency Medicine and the Office of Global Health provided formal training for doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from Belize’s hospital with the busiest emergency department. Wauwatosa Now

Study Identifies Factors that Identify Men Who Will Undergo Clinical Trial Prostate Biopsies

Aug. 18 - Dr. William See was a contributing author on the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Health Canal

Human Placenta Project Explores Potential Use of Dr. Schmainda’s Imaging Research

Aug. 18 - The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development invited Kathleen Schmainda, PhD to present at the opening meeting of the Human Placenta Project. Chemical and Engineering News

Dr. White Receives RSNA Grant to Study Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Aug. 18 - Dr. Sarah Beth White was awarded a two-year, $150,000 Research Scholar Grant by the Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation to study metastatic colorectal cancer. Wauwatosa Now

Health Systems Pursue Co-Ownership of Network Health

Aug. 18 - Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Care have agreed to pursue co-ownership of Network Health, a Menasha, Wisconsin-based health insurance plan. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal and Post Crescent

Bergstrom Automotive raises $58,000 for MCW cancer research

Aug. 18 - The 2014 Drive for a Cure, sponsored by Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton, raised a record-breaking $58,000 for the MCW Cancer Center. Appleton Post Crescent

Radio remarks about Robin Williams' suicide raise a tragic question

Aug. 15 - Jon Lehrmann, MD, the Charles E. Kubly Professor and chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, points out the many misconceptions about mental illness in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Suicide Report Notes Higher Suicide Rates in Chippewa County

Aug. 14 - The Chippewa Herald reports that Chippewa County did not fare well in the recently released statewide report on suicide. The Chippewa Herald

More than 100 Pathologists Nationwide to Attend Conference in Milwaukee

Aug. 14 - MCW’s Department of Pathology will sponsor “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology,” September 12th – 14th at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Wauwatosa Now

Research by Dr. Hargarten Cited in Journal Sentinel Editorial on Drunk Driving Laws

Aug. 13 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial calling for stricter drunk driving laws cites research by Dr. Stephen Hargarten that found that most drunken drivers are first offenders. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Medhora is Co-Founder of Personal Genomics Clinic in India

Aug. 13 - Meetha Medhora, PhD is a co-founder of Positive Bioscience, a personal genomics clinic in Gurgaon, India. Pharma Biz, Hindustan Times and The Times of India

Jacobson Named Among “24 Leading Women to Know in Healthcare”

Aug. 12 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, as one of the nation’s “24 Leading Women to Know in Healthcare.” Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Routes Receives NIH Award to Lead Multi-Center Clinical Trial on Lung Disease

Aug. 12 - Dr. John Routes received a one-year, $280,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to design a multi-center clinical trial for treatment of a lung disease in primary immunodeficiency. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Spellecy Discusses Patient Privacy Issues Related to Media Coverage on Ebola

Aug. 12 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD provides expert comment to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on whether patient privacy was violated as the media reported on two Americans being treated for Ebola at Emory University. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Affiliation Helps Fill the Need for Sub-Specialty Physicians

Aug. 11 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Robert Beller, Director of the Zablocki VA Medical Center, said the medical center’s affiliation with MCW has helped fill the need for sub-specialty physicians. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW to Explore Education, Research and Training Partnerships with UAE Medical School

Aug. 11 - MCW is exploring ways to partner and collaborate in education, research and training with leaders and students at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). GMToday, Gulf News and The Gulf Today

Medical School Leaders Say There is No Need for Third Medical School

Aug. 11 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr. and Dr. Robert N. Golden, Dean of the UW School of Medicine & Public Health, co-authored an opinion editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal explaining why Wisconsin doesn’t need a third medical school. Wisconsin State Journal

State Building Commission Awards Releases $5 Million for MCW’s Regional Campuses

Aug. 11 - MCW was awarded more than $5 million from the Wisconsin State Building Commission for MCW’s new regional medical campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Green Bay Press Gazette

HPV vaccination in the news

Aug. 11 - Denise Uyar, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, provided expert commentary in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the efficacy of the HPV vaccine and the rate of complications and allergic reactions. The story focused on the recent death of a 12-year old Waukesha girl. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ebola patients’ privacy is in quarantine

Aug. 08 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD, associate professor of bioethics and medical humanities, discusses patient privacy and the media in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW alumnus treating Ebola patients

Aug 08 - Jay Varkey, MD, a 2002 alumnus of MCW and an infectious disease specialist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, is treating the two American Ebola patients. NBC News Atlanta

Dr. Drolet Praises Study on Pediatric Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Aug. 07 - Dr. Beth Drolet, President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, praises a Rush University study presented at the Society’s annual meeting that found that pediatric chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus transforms into systemic disease in one-quarter of cases. Family Practice News

Information Women Should Consider When Selecting a Primary Care Doctor

Aug. 07 - In an interview with Wisconsin Woman magazine, Dr. Anna Edlebeck provides information that women should consider when selecting a primary care doctor. My Milwaukee Life

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin ranked #1 hospital in Milwaukee

Aug. 06 - US News and World Report’s Best Hospitals list ranks Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital the number one hospital in Milwaukee, and one of the two top hospitals in Wisconsin. BizTimes

Triathlete Chronicles Battle against Rare Lung Cancer

Aug. 06 - Dr. John Charlson contributes to a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on a triathlete who is chronicling her battle against a rare lung cancer as a patient in the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Center’s Translational Research Unit. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Walter Says Right Mix of Rest and Activity Recommended for Youth Concussions

Aug. 06 - Dr. Kevin Walter tells WUWM-FM that with the right mix of rest and activity, most adolescent concussion patients recover in a few weeks and have no lasting impacts. WUWM-FM

Dr. Hill Discusses Population Health Approach to Women’s Health Services

Aug. 06 - Dr. JoAnne Hill tells Health Leaders Media that Froedtert & MCW takes a population health approach to women’s health services. Health Leaders Media

Successful Diabetes Treatment Plan Based on Physician/Patient Collaboration

Aug. 06 - In an interview with Healthgrades.com, Dr. Irene O’Shaughnessy notes that the success of diabetes treatment plans depend upon good collaboration between patients and physicians. Health Grades

Dr. Dimmock Discusses Impact of Genome Sequencing for Identifying Rare Diseases

Aug. 04 - Dr. David Dimmock contributes to an article in The Telegraph (United Kingdom) on the benefits of genome sequencing for families afflicted by rare genetic disorders. The Telegraph

Text Messages Remind Pre-Op Patients to Follow Showering Instructions

Aug. 04 - In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD found that text messages are an effective way to remind patients to follow shower directions before coming to the hospital for surgery. Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Dr. Sorokin Receives NCI Grant to Evaluate New Pathway for Inhibiting Cancer Cell Growth

Aug. 04 - Andrey Sorokin. PhD received a two-year, $153,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate COX-2 regulation as a potential new pathway for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Wauwatosa Now

Injury Research Center Produces Updated Report on Suicide Burden in Wisconsin

Aug. 04 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten tells Wisconsin Health News that suicide remains a significant health burden for Wisconsin. MCW’s Injury Research Center joined with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Mental Health America of Wisconsin to produce an updated report on suicides in the state. Between 2007 and 2011, Wisconsin averaged 724 suicide deaths annually. Wisconsin Health News, and WXOW 19

New Marquette President Wants to Build Milwaukee’s Research Infrastructure

July 30 - In an interview with BizTimes, Marquette University’s new President Michael Lovell, PhD, said he wants to build Marquette’s research that generates intellectual property. He said he wants to help create a research infrastructure in Milwaukee that engages MCW, Children’s Hospital, MSOE, and UWM. Biz Times

TV Report Cites Max McGee Center, Children’s National Recognition for Diabetes

July 30 - A Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on the Slam Dunk for Diabetes basketball camp for children with diabetes notes that the Max McGee National Center for Juvenile Diabetes is located at MCW. Fox 6 Now

MCW to Provide Advanced Emergency Medicine Training to Belize Hospital Physicians, Nurses

July 30 - MCW’s Department of Emergency Medicine has entered into a relationship with the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize and the Belize Ministry of Health in which MCW will provide advanced training in emergency medicine to the hospital’s doctors and nurses. Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has the largest and busiest emergency department in Belize. The Guardian

Dr. Budde Receives Neilsen Foundation Grant to Study Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

July 30 - Matthew Budde, PhD received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury to study recovery and care for spinal cord injury patients. Wauwatosa Now

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules in Favor of MCW in Whistleblower Case

July 29 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of MCW in a case that affirmed lower court rulings that Wisconsin’s whistleblower law only protects people who actually receive a salary from the institution they file a complaint against. WPR

MCW and CHW on the front lines of concussion research

July 29 - A story on WUWM-FM explores the increase in concussion in children nationwide, and prevention, treatment and research around youth concussion. Kevin Walter, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine program at Children’s Hospital, was interviewed for the story. WUWM-FM

Dr. Raymond Endorses Senator Baldwin’s Bill to Increase VA Residency Positions

July 29 - In a report on Fox-TV/Channel 6, Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., endorsed a bill being introduced by Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin to address the nation’s VA hospital physician shortage by increasing the number of VA graduate medical education positions in needed specialties, including primary care and psychiatry. Fox 6 Now

Research on Angled Front/Side Impact Crashes

July 29 - In an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report, Frank Pintar, PhD discusses research in MCW’s Vehicle Crashworthiness Lab at the Zablocki VA Medical Center on angled front/side impact crashes. The report notes that MCW research has contributed to the development of side, curtain, and knee airbags in automobiles. Dr. David Milia discusses the types of injuries created by angled crashes that are treated at the Children’s and Froedtert Trauma Centers. WISN

Drs. Dwinell and Kalyanaraman Receive $2.6 Million NCI Grant to Study Pancreatic Cancer

July 29 - Michael Dwinell, PhD and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct research on new therapeutic approaches for pancreatic cancer treatment. Biz Times

Heart Surgery Agreement Signed with Columbia St. Mary’s

July 29 - A new agreement between Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and Columbia St. Mary’s will expand cardiothoracic surgery programs at Columbia St. Mary’s hospitals in Milwaukee and Mequon. Milwaukee Business Journal, and Biz Times

Protein Foundry first startup in MCW incubator program

July 29 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a story profiling MCW’s new spinoff company, Protein Foundry, and the institution’s plan to help found more companies based on MCW faculty members’ intellectual property. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Woman Travels from Oklahoma to Contribute Stem Cells to Brother

July 22 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on an Oklahoma woman who traveled to Milwaukee to donate stem cells to her brother, who is being treated for leukemia. Fox 6 Now

Golf Outing Supports Blood Cancer and Transplant Research

July 22 - The Drive for a Cure golf benefit, which supports MCW blood cancer and transplant research, was held July 14 the Westmoor Country Club. On Milwaukee

Journal Sentinel Article on Gross Anatomy Course Receives National Recognition

July 22 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson won the third-place award in the Best American Newspaper Narrative Contest for “The Course of Their Lives,” a story that followed a group of MCW first-year students through their gross anatomy course. Johnson's story also was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Ranked 293rd out of 2,000 World Universities

july 22 - The Center for World University Rankings named three Wisconsin institutions – UW-Madison, MCW, and UWM – among the world’s top 2,000 universities. UW-Madison ranked 25th, MCW ranked 293rd, and UWM ranked 537th. Channel 3000

Clinic Created by Dr. Lee Helps Disable Vets Learn How to Use Adaptive Handcycling

July 22 - In July, Paralyzed Veterans of America hosted an adaptive handcycling clinic for disabled veterans at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Dr. Kenneth Lee created the clinic two years ago to help veterans who are unable to ride a two-wheeled bike because of spinal cord injury, spinal cord disease, or other disability. PVA

Dr. Kerschner Comments on Study on Bacterial Resistance to Common Ear Infection Drugs

July 22 - Dr. Joseph Kerschner provides expert comment to Inside Science on a USC study that found that common ear infection drugs trigger bacteria to build defenses. Dr. Kerschner noted that most ear infections, including bacterial infections, get better based on the body’s immune system. Inside Science

Dr. Lunoe Reports on Effectiveness of Jet-Injected Lidocaine for Reducing Venipuncture Pain

July 22 - In a presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Dr. Maren Lunoe reported that jet-injected lidocaine is superior to vapocoolant spray in reducing venipuncture pain in children under seven years of age. The Oncology Report

Dr. Schultz to be Named ASTRO Fellow

July 22 - Dr. Christopher Schultz will be named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology at the organization’s annual meeting in September. Healio

$2.6 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Study New Treatment Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer

Michael Dwinell, PhD and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer. Wauwatosa Now

$3.1 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Study Housing Options for HIV-Positive Individuals

July 21 - Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD, and Steven Pinkerton, PhD, (both Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine – Center for AIDS Intervention Research) received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study different housing models for HIV-positive, chronically homeless individuals. Wauwatosa Now

U.S. News & World Report Names Froedtert as Metro Milwaukee’s Top Hospital

July 21 - U.S. News & World Report named Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin as Metro Milwaukee’s top ranked hospital for 2014-15. Froedtert ranked among the top national providers in diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; nephrology; pulmonology; and urology. Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Biz Times

Dr. Stoner Discusses Study on Cancer-Fighting Qualities of Broccoli-Sprout Tea

July 17 - Gary Stoner, PhD provides expert comment to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that found that broccoli-sprout tea helps purge the body of air-pollution toxins, including carcinogenic benzene. Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Dr. Baker Discusses Probiotics and Heart Attacks on New Radio Program

July 17 - “Discovery Radio,” a new program on WMSE-FM in Milwaukee, is created by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. On the program’s first episode, John Baker, PhD, (Surgery – Cardiothoracic) discusses how probiotics improve digestion and protect against heart attacks. Also interviewed is Dr. Christopher Austin, Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Science. Discovery Radio

Trustee Discusses Need for IT Infrastructure for High-Tech Health Organizations

July 17 - In a presentation at the 12th annual Wisconsin Technology News Media Digital Healthcare Conference, MCW Trustee John Byrnes discussed the need for MCW and other high-tech health organizations to have an IT infrastructure that supports clinical care, public health and research in the life-sciences, with over-lapping collaborative care in patient-centered medical homes, clinical translational research, and healthcare analytics. WTN News

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin ranked #1 hospital in Milwaukee

July 17 - US News and World Report’s Best Hospitals list ranks Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital the number one hospital in Milwaukee, and one of the two top hospitals in Wisconsin. BizTimes

PM&R Hosts First Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo

July 17 - MCW’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation will host Metro Milwaukee’s first Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo on July 26 at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis. The expo will showcase over 40 organizations with adaptive sports and recreation opportunities. Greenfield Now

Violence Prevention Initiative, Project Ujima Sponsor Summit to Prevent Gun Violence

July 17 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial describes the work of the Coming Together Summit to begin a community-wide endeavor to prevent gun violence. MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment, and MCW/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Project Ujima, were sponsors of the summit and co-authors of the opinion editorial. i>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kellogg Grant to Dr. Willis Aids Increased Breastfeeding Support for Low-Income Mothers

July 17 - The W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded Dr. Earnestine Willis (Pediatrics) a one-year, $150,000 grant to increase breastfeeding support for nursing mothers in low-income populations who are returning to the workforce. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Gupta Co-Authors Article on Trends in Usage of Drug-Eluting Stents

July 16 - With colleagues at New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Navdeep Gupta (Medicine – General Internal) co-authored an article in the International Journal of Cardiology that traced trends in use of drug-eluting stents based on the release of research studies identifying potential hazards. HCPLive

Dr. Aufderheide Discusses Importance of Immediate Chest Compressions in Cardiac Arrest

July 16 - Dr. Tom Aufderheide contributes expert comment to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on advances in cardiac resuscitation. Dr. Aufderheide notes that hope of survival from cardiac arrest is dependent upon immediate application of chest compressions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Berger Discusses Newly-Enacted Mandatory Newborn Heart Disease Testing

July 16 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin were among the institutions supporting Wisconsin’s newly-enacted mandatory newborn testing for congenital heart disease. Dr. Stuart Berger said he hoped the state eventually will allow researchers to collect data from the tests. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kulinski Co-Authors Study that Finds Long Periods of Inactivity Negates Benefits of Exercise

July 16 - With colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski co-authored a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings that found that long periods of low activity may not only lower cardiorespiratory fitness, but even negate the benefits of a brief period of exercise. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Morning Blend and WPR

Dr. Harder Receives $850,000 NIH Grant for Medical Student Summer Research Program

July 16 - David Harder, PhD received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in MCW’s Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program has received continuous NIH funding for the past 35 years and has served as the model for acquiring training and education grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Digestive, Diabetes and Kidney Diseases to fund 15 additional positions. Wauwatosa Now

Four MCW Scientists Create Spin-Off Company to Manufacture and Market Protein Molecules

July 16 - Four MCW scientists have created Protein Foundry, a new spin-off company that will manufacture and market protein molecules. The company’s founders are: Brian Volkman, PhD, Chad Koplinski, and Francis Peterson, PhD, and Michael Dwinell, PhD. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and BizTimes

Dr. Duncan Receives $2.1 Million NIH Grant to Study Liver Cell Development

July 16 - Stephen Duncan, DPhil received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the 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. Wisconsin Health News

Stray currents and their effect on the human body

July 16 - John Moulder, PhD, professor and director of radiation biology at MCW, discusses stray electrical voltage and its impact on the human body. A community in California claims stray voltage from a nearby power plant is adversely affecting the health of multiple members of one development. Truth Out

MCW spins off a new company

July 10 - Protein Foundry, a new company run by MCW scientists, has been established on campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Consortium Address Health Care Needs of the Underserved

July 07 - Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, and Joy Tapper, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Healthcare Partnership, co-authored a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial on the work of the Milwaukee Healthcare Partnership to enhance the availability, accessibility and quality of primary and specialty healthcare for low-income and medically underserved people. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Could your own immune system cure blood cancers?

July 07 - Wisconsin Tonight, a news program on WTMJ-TV, featured Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD, professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) and microbiology and molecular genetics. WTMJ

Volker Case Cited in Report on NIH Initiative to Study Rare, Undiagnosed Diseases

July 07 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the NIH is launching a $43 million initiative to study rare, undiagnosed diseases. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Bai Receives $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Impact of Anesthesia on Children

July 07 - Dr. Xiaowen Bai received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to determine the role of microRNAs in damage to the nervous system in some children and fetuses that have been exposed to anesthetic. Wauwatosa Now

MACC Fund Reaches $50 Million Milestone in Pediatric Cancer Research Support

July 07 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) contributed $1.2 million to its three beneficiaries: MCW, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. On Milwaukee and Biz Times

Froedtert & MCW: Wauwatosa 4th of July Fireworks Display Sponsored by Froedtert

July 03 - Froedtert & MCW will sponsor Wauwatosa’s 4th of July fireworks display. Wauwatosa Now

Director of Homicide Review Commission Helped Establish Firearm Injury Registry

July 03 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles Mallory O’Brien, Director of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission. O’Brien formerly worked at MCW where she assisted Dr. Stephen Hargarten in developing the Wisconsin Firearm Injury Registry. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Participates in Reach Out and Read

July 03 - Wisconsin Public Radio discusses MCW’s participation in Reach Out and Read, a national program to promote early literacy. WPR

Dr. Kim Inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society

July 03 - Dr. Judy Kim was inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society. Wauwatosa Now

William Randall, Trustee Emeritus, Dies

July 03 - William L. Randall, Trustee Emeritus, died. Mr. Randall helped found Milwaukee’s United Performing Arts Fund. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

College Leaders, Faculty, Attend Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure Preview Party

July 02 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Dr. Ann Nattinger, Dr. Ming You, Ravi Misra, PhD and Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., attended the Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure preview party. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Magazine Reports on Community Physicians Division, Integrated Health ACO

July 02 - Froedtert & MCW is cited as an example of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s value project in an article in HFM Magazine. The magazine details Froedtert & MCW’s participation in Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin, and the creation of the Froedtert & MCW Community Physicians Division. HFMA Magazine

Dr. Rao Identifies CMS Mandates as Factor Driving Spine Surgeons to Hospital Employment

July 02 - In an article Becker’s Spine Review Dr. Raj Rao identifies multiple Center for Medicare Services mandates as a major factor driving spine surgeons to hospital employment. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Wichman Discusses Post-Partum Depression

July 01 - Christina Wichman, DO discusses post-partum depression on Fox-TV/Channel6. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Dzwierzynski Discusses Body Dysmorphic Disorder

July 02 -Dr. William Dzwierzynski discusses body dysmorphic disorder (BBD) in a Hollywood Reporter article on cosmetic surgery complications. Dr. Dzwierzynski notes that while only 5 percent of cosmetic surgery patients suffer from BBD, about three-quarters of individuals with BBD seek out cosmetic surgery. Hollywood Reporter

Dr. Logan Serves on FDA Panel that Rejects AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Medication

July 01 - Brent Logan, PhD served as a member of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that failed to back AstraZeneca’s new medication to treat ovarian cancer. Washington Post

Dr. Brousseau Contributes to Study on Working Parents Utilizing Urgent Care for Sick Children

July 01 - Dr. David Brousseau is a contributing author to a University of Michigan-led study published in Pediatrics that found that a substantial portion of working parents choose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care. Health Canal

Dr. Carroll Leads Research Study on Cushing’s Disease

July 01 - Dr. Ty Carroll led a presentation at the International Congress of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society on research that found that patients treated for Cushing’s disease with high levels of late-night salivary cortisol could improve their condition with prompt intervention. Healio

Women Lead Three of Metro Milwaukee’s Six Health Systems

July 01 - Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, and Cathy Buck, President of Froedtert Hospital, discuss women in healthcare leadership positions in a Milwaukee Business Journal article. Milwaukee Business Journal

Neuroscience Graduate Program Ranked #11 in Nation

July 01 - Graduateprograms.com ranked MCW’s Neuroscience Graduate Program as #11 in the nation. Ratings are based on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students. Wake Forest University News

Dr. Heinrich to Serve as Medical Consultant under New Agreement

June 30 - As part of a new service agreement between MCW and Rogers Behavioral Health System, Dr. Thomas Heinrich will serve as a medical consultant to assist Rogers in effectively integrating behavioral health services into medical settings. The Business Journal

Dr. Siegel Receives $1.3 Million Grant to Study Genetic Causes of PHACE Syndrome

June 30 - Dr. Dawn Siegel received a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the 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 with other birth defects including abnormalities of the brain, heart, and eyes. Wauwatosa Now

NIH Awards $2.6 Million Grant to Study Effects of Stress in Drug Addiction Relapse

June 30 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD is co-principal investigator of a $2.6 million NIH grant awarded to John Mantsch, PhD, of Marquette University. The joint MCW/Marquette study will investigate the effects of stress in drug addiction relapse. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and GM Today

MCW and State Fund Central Wisconsin Psychiatric Residency Program

June 30 - A Wausau Daily News editorial endorses grants of approximately $500,000 from MCW and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to develop a psychiatric residency training program in Central Wisconsin, beginning in 2017. Wausau Daily Herald

Dr. Antuono Discusses Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

June 30 - Dr. Piero Antuono discusses research on Alzheimer’s disease in an M Magazine article. M Magazine

Dr. Gunn Calls for Community-Wide Engagement to Prevent Violence against Children

June 26 - Dr. Veronica Gunn, Vice President for Population Health and Medical Director of Community Services for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, authored a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial on the need for community-wide engagement to prevent violence against children. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Goldberg Discusses Benefits of National Student Medical Design Competitions

June 26 - Jay Goldberg, PhD, Director of the Healthcare Technologies Management Program at MCW and Marquette University, co-authored a report in Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Online on the academic benefits of national student medical design competitions. MDD+DI

Campus Organizations Participate in “Windows of Wauwatosa”

June 26- Five Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus organizations participated in the second annual “Windows of Wauwatosa,” providing tour participants with behind-the-scenes views of Wauwatosa facilities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Rubin Named Clinical Director of Emergency Department

June 25 - Dr. Jonathan Rubin has been named Clinical Director of the Froedtert & MCW Emergency Department. BizTimes

State’s Pediatric Hospitals Not Prescribing Cannabidiol

June 25 - Although Wisconsin state law now permits health care providers to prescribe cannabidiol, a marijuana derivative used to treat epilepsy, the measure did not include a provision requiring FDA approval for physicians seeking to prescribe the drug. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Everson Links Insufficient Sleep to Onset of Osteoporosis

June 24 - Carol Everson, PhD is lead author of a study reported in Experimental Biology and Medicine that links insufficient sleep to the onset of osteoporosis and a lessened ability to repair slight bone damage caused by normal everyday activity. Canada Drug Center

Dr. Walter Says Major Problem with Pediatric Sports Lack of Self-Reporting

June 25 - In an article in OnMilwaukee.com, Dr. Kevin Walter noted that one of major problems with pediatric sports concussions is self-reporting; athletes avoid reporting head injuries because they know that they will be removed from the game. On Milwaukee

Study Finds Most Colleges and Universities Fail to Screen for Female Athlete Triad Coalition

June 25 - In a study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Anne Hoch, DO and colleagues report that of 257 U.S. colleges and universities participating in the study, only 9 percent had nine or more of the 12 Female Athlete Triad Coalition screening recommendations on their pre-participation exam forms. Medicine Net

Dr. Presberg Provides Comment on Final Days of Patient Waiting for Transplant

June 24 - Dr. Kenneth Presberg provides professional comments to a front-page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article that traces the final days of a man who died waiting for a lung transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Drug addiction: what causes relapse?

June 24 - Researchers at MCW and Marquette University have earned a five-year grant to study addiction: cravings, relapse, and stress. Cecilia Hillard, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology and director of the Neuroscience Research Center at MCW, is a co-PI on the grant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

International Blood Conference to be Held in Milwaukee

June 24 - Milwaukee was selected as the site for the 60th annual meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis because of the quality of research work conducted by MCW and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Biz Times

Dr. Harder Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study How Astrocytes Affect Other Brain Cells

June 23 - David R. Harder, PhD received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the 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. Wauwatosa Now

VA Clinic Introducing Services Gradually, Will Benefit from MCW-Green Bay

June 23 - A Green Bay Press Gazette article reports that the new Milo C. Huempfner VA Outpatient Clinic in Green Bay is introducing services gradually, as intended when the $60 million facility opened nearly a year ago. Green Bay Press Gazette

Zablocki VA Ranks Better than Peers for Patient Satisfaction, Wait Times

June 23 - A front-page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article notes that the Zablocki VA Medical Center rates higher than its peers for patient satisfaction and wait times. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Central Wisconsin Psychiatric Residency Program Receives Funding from MCW, State

June 23 - MCW is providing $185,000 in support of the development of a Central Wisconsin psychiatric residency program. The MCW funds supplement a $370,000 award to North Central Health Care from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services. Wausau Daily Herald

MCW Genomics program highlighted in national news story

June 19 - The genomics program at MCW, in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, was highlighted in a Reuters news story. Reuters

Emeritus Trustee Honored for Contributions to the Arts

June 20 - Sheldon Lubar, Emeritus Trustee, and his wife Marianne were honored by the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield for their contribution to the arts. Milwaukee Business Journal

Sam Beres Run/Walk to Support Dr. Margolis’ Research on Leukemia and Other Cancers

June 20 - The 2014 Sam Beres Run/Walk in support of leukemia and other cancer research conducted by Dr. David Margolis will be held on August 23 in Butler. Wauwatosa Now

Study Finds that Outdoor Programs Reduce Childhood Fears of Nature

June 20 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a 2012 study by MCW and UWM that found that Milwaukee children introduced to programs at the Urban Ecology Center’s outdoor programs reduced children’s fears of nature and increased their future likelihood of participation in outdoor activities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Weinberg Explains Causes of False Memories

June 19 - Dr. David Weinberg provides expert comment on false memories in an article in the United Kingdom’s Guardian Liberty Voice. Liberty Voice

Dr. Walter Discusses Health Risks on Intense Long-Distance Running Training on Children

June 19 - Dr. Kevin Walter discusses the possible risks of intense long-distance running training on children in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Willis Co-Chairs African American Walk for Quality Health

June 19 - Dr. Earnestine Willis was Co-Chair of the 11th annual African American Walk for Quality Health. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Dr. Asare Reports on New System to Stage Adrenocortical Carcinomas

June 19 - Dr. Elliott Asare reported at the annual meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons on a new system that stages adrenocortical carcinomas that combines information on patient age, tumor stage, and nodal and metastatic status. The Oncology Report

Vanderbilt Professor Discusses Success of Clinical Trial on Reza-Band

June 19 - Dr. Michael Vaezi, a gastroenterologist at Vanderbilt University, discusses the success of a clinical trial on the Reza-Band™, a non-invasive device used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Family Practice News

Dr. Hargarten Named President and CEO of Milwaukee’s Center for International Health

June 18 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten has been appointed President and CEO of the Center for International Health in Milwaukee. Tech News

Dr. Sabri Leads Clinical Study on Auditory Attention and Hearing

June 18 - Merav Sabri, PhD is leading a clinical study that focuses on auditory attention and hearing. Wauwatosa Now

Quality of Campus Healthcare Cited as Milwaukee Attribute

June 18 - Metroparent Milwaukee lists 10 reasons to raise kids in the Milwaukee area. One reason cited is the quality of healthcare provided by Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Metroparent Milwaukee

Dr. Liu Receives $1.6 Million NIH Grant to Study New Methods to Fight Drug Addiction

June 18 - Qing-Song Liu, PhD received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the mechanisms by which phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors reduce addictive behaviors. Wauwatosa Now

Audit Finds that 96 Percent of Zablocki VA Patients Receive Appointments within 30 Days

June 17 - An audit by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found that 96 percent of the patients at the Zablocki VA Medical Center and its four clinics in eastern Wisconsin received appointments within 30 days. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Milwaukee Business Journal

Kohl’s Donates $3.7 Million for Programs to Increase Safety Risk Awareness

June 17 - Kohl's Corp. will donate $3.7 million to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin over the next three years to continue support of programs designed to make Wisconsin children and families aware of safety risks in and out of their homes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Wall Street Journal

Governor Appoints Three Faculty Members to Milwaukee County Mental Health Board

June 17 - Governor Scott Walker named three MCW Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine faculty members to the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board, the new state oversight board for the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Children’s Among the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals

June 17 - U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin among the nation’s top children’s hospitals. BizTimes

Dr. Raymond Provides Update on the Development of Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

June 17 - In an interview on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., reports on progress being made on the development of MCW’s new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. WUWM

What you need to know about kids and concussion

June 17 - OnMilwaukee.com kicked off Kids and Family week with a Q&A about concussion with Kevin Walter, MD. OnMilwaukee

Unique procedure allows new father to celebrate Father’s Day

June 16 - A Sheboygan Falls man who had a vasectomy two decades ago, is now a father after a unique minimally-invasive procedure pioneered by Jay Sandlow, MD. WITI TV

One in a million triplets celebrate birthday on Father’s Day

June 16 - Identical triplets born at the Froedtert & Medical College Birth Center, who were then treated in the NICU at Children’s Hospital, celebrated their first birthday on Father’s Day. WISN TV

Mentally ill bonobo treated by former Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

June 12 - The Atlantic tells the story of Brian the bonobo, who was housed at the Milwaukee County Zoo, who underwent therapy and treatment for mental illness. The Atlantic

Neighborhood walk promotes health equity

June 12 - Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH chaired a neighborhood walk sponsored by the Black Health Care Coalition. The walk was designed to call attention to racial health disparities. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Hospitals Wait for FDA Approval before Providing Cannabidoil Treatments

June 10 - Neither Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin nor American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison are making cannabidoil treatments available to patients because the treatment has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. TMJ4 and Channel 3000

New Device Used to Treat Acid Reflux

June 10 - In a report on the increasing numbers of children with acid reflux, NBC-TV/Channel 4 notes that a new device called the LINX - a small, flexible band of titanium beads placed on the esophagus - is being offered at Froedtert as a form of treatment for acid reflux. 620 WTMJ

Fundraising Dinner for Neuroscience Research Set for June 22

June 10 - MCW’s Neuroscience Center will present the second annual Park Dinner for neuroscience and Parkinson’s disease research on Sunday, June 22, at Milwaukee’s Lake Park Bistro. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Clarke Discusses Genetic Predisposition as Factor in Some Suicides

June 10 - David Clarke, PhD discussed genetic predisposition as a factor in some suicides at a conference sponsored by the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Skokie Sun-Times

Dr. Harker-Murray Discusses Why Skin Cancer is on the Rise

June 10 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Amy Harker-Murray (Medicine – Hematology/Oncology) discusses melanoma and why skin cancer is on the rise. Wisconsin Public Radio

Several Hundred Business Executives Tour 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse

June 10 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that several hundred Milwaukee-area business executives toured the 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse. Proceeds from the event support MCW breast and prostate cancer research studies. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Lerner Leads Planning Process for Federal Guidelines on Triaging Mass Casualty Victims

June 10 - With researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, E. Brooke Lerner, PhD led the planning process to develop new federal guidelines for triaging mass casualty victims Wauwatosa Now

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Awards Grants to Three Researchers

June 10 - The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse awarded three MCW and BloodCenter of Wisconsin researchers with two-year, $100,000 grants to study breast cancer risks and potential new therapies. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Hargarten Resigns from Wisconsin DOT’s Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force

June 10 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten is one of four health professionals who resigned from Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Press Gazette, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Jackson Receives $2.2 Million NIH Grant to Study How Viruses Become Infectious

June 10 - William Jackson, PhD received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the ways in which specific viruses become infectious. Wauwatosa Now

Dean Roe, Froedtert’s First President, Dies

June 05 - Dean Roe, first President of Froedtert Hospital, died on March 24. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Celebration of Urban Parks and Community Health Planned for June 7

June 05 - The public is invited to a celebration of urban parks and community health on June 7 at the Menomonee Valley Branch of the Urban Ecology Center. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Shaker Says Sun Exposure Provides Equivalent of 3,000 Units of Vitamin D

June 05 - Dr. Joseph Shaker tells M Magazine that five to ten minutes of sun exposure provides the body with the equivalent of 3,000 units of vitamin D. M Magazine

Dr. Kroft Endorses Cleveland Clinic Project to Reduce Unnecessary Lab Tests

June 05 - Dr. Steven Kroft, President of the American Society of Clinical Pathology, endorsed a Cleveland Clinic program that reduced the number of unnecessary lab tests by blocking physicians from ordering the same test for hospitalized patients more than once a day. NorthFork

Dr. Brasel Discusses Automobile Crash-Related Aortic Tears as a Cause of Death

June 04 - Dr. Karen Brasel told the Philadelphia Inquirer that aortic tears are a common cause of death in automobile crashes. Philly News

Dr. Lamb Discusses Study Linking Prescription Opioids to Heroin Abuse

June 04 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the Milwaukee-area has seen an increase in the number of individuals who became heroin abusers after first having become addicted to prescription opioids. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Most Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients Not Getting Potentially Life-Extending Surgery

June 04 - Dr. John Miura is lead author of a study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology that found that nearly 62 percent of more than 1,500 peritoneal mesothelioma patients are not being given the surgical treatment that could dramatically improve their survival. Digital Journal

Drs. King and Hargarten Testify in Federal Trial on Wisconsin Abortion Law

June 04 - Drs. Kathleen King and Stephen Hargarten testified in a federal trial over a Wisconsin abortion law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Bloomberg News and WPR News

Dr. Hargarten Recommends a Public Health Approach to Dealing with Firearm Injuries

June 03 - Madison Magazine traces Dr. Stephen Hargarten’s research on and support for a public health approach to address firearm injuries. Madison Magazine

Paramedics, EMTs Recognized for Contributions to Resuscitation Research

June 03 - Dr. Tom Aufderheide presented four Milwaukee County paramedics and EMTs with Resuscitation Outcome Consortium Service Excellence Awards. Fox 6 Now

More than 85 Lives Saved through Project ADAM

June 03 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recognizes the 15th anniversary of founding of Project ADAM by Dr. Stuart Berger. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Quality Health Solutions Changes Name

June 03 - Quality Health Solutions, a consortium of Wisconsin health systems and physician practices forming an accountable care organization, changed its name to Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin. Milwauke Journal Sentinel

Dr. McCrea to Co-Lead the Largest-Ever Study on Youth Sport Concussions

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense announced that MCW will be one of three institutions to coordinate a $30 million grant to conduct the largest study ever on youth sport concussions and head impact exposure. WISN

Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson Named Campus Dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin

June 03 - At a news conference in Wausau, Dr. Joseph Kerschner announced that Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson has been named Campus Dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin. An editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald notes that the new medical school will bolster Wausau’s reputation as an education center. Wausau Daily Herald

MCW to lead research for NCAA and Defense Dept. Project

May 29 - BizTimes.com features Dr. Michael McCrea’s role in the most comprehensive initiative ever conducted for sports-related concussion. BizTimes

Dr. Hibbard Named to March of Dimes Board of Directors

May 30 - Dr. Judith Hibbard was named to the March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter Board of Directors. Biz Times

Showhouse Supports Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Studies

May 30 - The eastside home used for this year’s Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse was built in 1901 and designed by the architectural firm that designed the Milwaukee Central Library and the Captain Frederick Pabst mansion. Milwaukee Journel Sentinel and The Morning Blend

Dr. Camitta Discusses Negative Consequences of Stopping Chemotherapy

May 30 - Dr. Bruce Camitta provides expert comment to the Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator regarding a Canadian couple’s decision to stop their child’s chemotherapy treatments. The Hamilton Spectator

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation to Host Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo

May 30 - MCW’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will host an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo on July 26 at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Carroll Serves as Research Chair for Wisconsin VisionWalk

May 29 - Joseph Carroll, PhD served as Research Chair of the sixth annual Wisconsin VisionWalk to raise funds for research on blindness. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Ledeboer Discusses Device that Detects Life-Threatening Infections

May 29 - Dr. Nathan Ledeboer provides expert comment to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on a device created by a Madison firm that can detect life-threatening infections from exhaled breath. Journal Sentinel

Journal Sentinel Endorses Opening of UWM’s Innovation Accelerator Building

May 29 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial endorses the opening of the Innovation Accelerator, the first building on UWM’s new Innovation Campus adjacent to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. Journal Sentinel

College, Medical Center Team to Recognize VA Research Week

May 29 - MCW and the Zablocki VA Medical Center teamed to recognize VA Research Week. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Stoner Finds Rat Diet High in Black Raspberries Prevents Development of Tumors

May 28 - In a study reported in Cancer Prevention Research, Gary Stoner, PhD reports that rats eating a diet containing 6.1 percent of freeze dried black raspberries or polyphenolic anthocyanins from the fruits or their metabolite – protocatechuic acid effectively prevented the development of chemically-induced tumors. Food Consumer

Dr. Wang Leads Study on Opiod Use Before and After Elective Spine Surgery

Dr. Marjorie Wang is principal investigator of a study presented at the North American Spine Society’s 2013 annual meeting that found that patients who took opioids before elective spine surgery for degenerative changes were more likely to be using the pain medications postoperatively than those who did not take opioids before surgery. Pain Medicine News

President-Emeritus Bolger Receives Honorary Degree from Marquette University

May 28 - T. Michael Bolger, JD, President-Emeritus, received an Honorary Degree at Marquette University’s Commencement Ceremony. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kurpad Receives $1 Million VA Grant for Spinal Cord Injury Research

May 28 - Dr. Shekar Kurpad received a $1.02 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Division to study new imaging-based tools that would help physicians better and more accurately predict the return of neurological function in patients with spinal cord injury. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Raymond Delivers Commencement Address at Bellin College

May 28 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., delivered the Commencement address at Bellin College’s spring Commencement ceremony. Green Bay Press Gazette

Dr. McCrea to Address Psychologists Convention on Sport-Related Concussion

May 22 - Michael McCrea, PhD will present on “Scientific Update on Sport-Related Concussion: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?” at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in August. American Psychological Association

Natural Foods Retailer To Farmers: Let Cows Graze

May 28 - Andrea Moosreiner, RD, dietitian and nutritionist with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, was asked to commend on a new policy regarding dairy from a Colorado-based grocery store chain. Huffington Post

Genomics and Ethics Conference Slated for May 19 at Italian Community Center

May 22 - Jeff Kahn, PhD, MPH, the Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Bioethics, will be the keynote speaker at MCW’s second annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium on Monday, May 19, at the Italian Conference Center. WauwatosaNOW

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin featured on cover of TIME

May 22 - TIME Magazine tells the stories of premature babies and the world class care they received in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin neonatology unit. TIME Magazine

Dr. Rao Counsels How to Lift Suitcases without Causing Back Injury

May 22 - In a Consumer Reports article on “10 Ways to Stay Healthy on Vacation,” Dr. Raj Rao counsels caution when hoisting heavy suitcases into an airplane’s overhead bin. One News Page

Dr. Shah Finds Ondansetron Does Not Trigger Tachyarrhythmias

May 22 - In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, Dr. Breanne K.P. Shah reported that the antinausea and antiemetic agent ondansetron does not trigger malignant tachyarrhythmias in pediatric patients who have a healthy heart. Family Practice News

Dr. See Reports that One in Six Men will be Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

May 22 - Dr. William See tells Fox-TV/Channel 6 that one in six men will get prostate cancer. Fox 6 Now

Community-based Chronic Disease Management Clinics Address Diabetes among the Poor

May 22 - Dr. Steven Magill tells the Milwaukee Neighborhood News that people in poverty have higher rates of diabetes, a major focus of the Community-based Chronic Disease Management Clinics. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

La Crosse Coalition Addressing Risky Drinking Behavior Receives AHW Excellence Award

May 22 - The La Crosse Tribune reports that MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment gave an Excellence Award to the La Crosse-based Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior Coalition. La Crosse Tribune

Dr. Hargarten Discusses Gun Buy-Back Programs

May 22 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses gun buy-back programs with CBS-TV/Channel 58. CBS-TV/Channel 58

Dr. Derse Discusses Bioethical Issues Related to Compensation for Kidney Donations

May 21 - Dr. Art Derse discusses bioethical issues related to compensation for kidney donations in an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Public Radio

Dr. Naidoo Sparks Patient Lifestyle Changes by Dining and Exercising with Patients

May 21 - Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports in his column in MedPage Today that Dr. La Santha Naidoo invites patients to join in a program in which doctors, patients and patient families cook meals and exercise together on-site to spark lifestyle modification. MedPage Today

Dr. Walter Reports No Sports Helmet Can Prevent Concussions.

May 21 - In a USA Today article on sports helmets, Dr. Kevin Walter cautions that sports helmet manufacturers are getting savvy and market their products in a manner that implies that the helmets prevent concussions. USA Today

Dr. Stucky Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Study Causes of Sickle Cell Disease Pain

May 21 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the underlying causes of pain in sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

MCW-Green Bay to begin student recruitment

May 21 - Fox 11 news in Green Bay reports MCW’s new regional campus in Green Bay has received the accreditation necessary to begin student recruitment. Fox 11

Dr. Carroll Delivers UW-Green Bay Commencement Address

May 20 - Joseph Carroll, PhD delivered the Commencement address at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Dr. Carroll, a UW-Green Bay alumnus, told the graduates that he has always believed that his education at UW-Green Bay was a terrific investment. University of Wisconsin Green Bay News

Dr. Truwit Finds Statins Don’t Prevent ARDS Exacerbations

May 20 - Dr. Jonathon Truwit is lead author of a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that found that statins don't prevent acute respiratory distress syndrome disease exacerbations or improve outcomes in sepsis-related respiratory failure. MedPage Today

New Innovation Accelerator Building Offers Opportunities for Collaboration

May 20 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., describes the benefits that MCW will accrue through collaborations within UWM’s new Innovation Accelerator building, adjacent to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Tutton Discusses FDA-Approved Procedure for Vertebral Compression Fractures

May 20 - Dr. Sean Tutton provides background information to Fox-TV/Channel 6 on the Kiva Method, a new procedure recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat vertebral compression fractures. Fox 6 Now

FDA Awards Approval to Sleep Apnea Device Tested at Froedtert

May 20 - CBS-TV News reports that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation, a neurostimulator device similar to a pacemaker to treat sleep apnea. CBS News

App to help veterans deal with anxiety, stress

May 19 - WISN-TV profiled an app being developed by scientists at MCW and Marquette University to help veterans deal with anxiety and stress upon returning to the U.S. from combat duty. WISN TV

Commencement speaker Dr. Mary-Claire King tells MCW grads science is global

May 19 - Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., the University of Washington scientist who first proved breast cancer is inherited, was the speaker at MCW’s 101st commencement May 16 at the Milwaukee Theater. 188 medical students and nearly 100 graduate students received degrees at the joyous celebration. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Margolis speaks at “An Evening with Aaron Rogers” fundraising event

May 16 - Dr. David Margolis discussed the importance of MACC Fund support for MCW’s pediatric cancer research programs at the recent fifth annual “An Evening with Aaron Rogers” fundraising event. Milwaukee Business Journal

Harvard School of Public Health profiles MCW alumnus Dr. Asare Christian

May 16 - The Harvard School of Public Health reports that MCW alumnus Dr. Asare Christian’s passion for improving health for people with disabilities began when he was an MCW medical student on rotation in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. HSPH News

Milwaukee County Supervisors recommend faculty members for new board

May 16 - The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors’ Health and Human Needs Committee identified three MCW faculty members on its list of recommendations to Governor Scott Walker for the new Milwaukee County Health Board. Urban Milwaukee

Dr. Mackinnon comments on study questioning whether mammograms cause harm

May 15 - In an interview on NBC-TV/Channel 4, Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon discussed a Canadian study that questioned whether mammograms do more harm than good. WTMJ

Dr. Obermyer discusses possible hazards of juicing among teenagers

May 15 - Dr. Mark Obermyer discusses the popularity of juicing among teenagers and the possible hazards of the fad with Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Lazzaro discusses signs and symptoms of stroke

May 15 - Dr. Marc Lazzaro discusses signs and symptoms of stroke in a report on Fox-TV/Channel 6. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Lawton discusses importance of prostate cancer awareness among men

May 14 - Dr. Colleen Lawton tells Fox-TV/Channel 6 that prostate cancer kills almost as many men annually as breast cancer kills women. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Willoughby discusses impact of travel on measles, other diseases

May 14 - In an interview with WUWM-FM, Dr. Rodney Willoughby discusses the impact of travel on the resurgence of such diseases as measles, mumps, whooping cough, and polio. WUWM

Dr. Hargarten Calls Accidental Child Gun Injuries a Public Health Problem

May 14 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses the need to address accidental child gun injuries as a public health problem in news reports on ABC-TV/Channel 12 and Wisconsin Public Radio. WISN TV and WPR

Dr. Shah finds in-person interpretation in the ED results in higher patient satisfaction

May 14 - In a study of language barriers and its impact on care, Dr. Breanne Pacheco Shah and her colleagues found that in-person interpretation in an emergency department resulted in higher levels of patient satisfaction than telephone interpretation. Helio

Health system named one of “150 great places to work in healthcare” for 2014

May 14 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Froedtert Health as one of its “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2014. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Ulmer finds that data from electronic health records improves CT scan interpretations

May 13 - Dr. John Ulmer authored a study reported in Health Affairs that found that the additional data found in electronic health records significantly impacted the interpretations of head CT scans of Emergency Department patients. Science World Report

Dr. Clarke wants to build a critical mass of medical entrepreneurs

In an interview with Xconomy, Dr. William Clarke (Director of Research Commercialization, Anesthesiology) discusses his new role at MCW and his goal to build a critical mass of medical entrepreneurs to support MCW’s research technology transfer. Xcomony

Dr. Lombard receives NIH Director’s award to investigate antioxidants

May 13 - Julian Lombard, PhD 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. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Malarkannan receives $1.6 million NCI grant to develop cell-based cancer therapies

May 13 - Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support development of novel immune cell-based therapies to cancer. Biz Times

MCW to confer advanced degrees to 279 students at commencement ceremony

May 13 - MCW’s Medical School and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will confer advance degrees upon 279 students at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 16, at the Milwaukee Theatre. WauwatosaNOW

Downtown tour raises awareness of La Crosse’s drinking culture

May 13 - A story in the La Crosse Tribune profiles the series of deaths in the downtown La Crosse area over the last decade. Many of the deaths are related to drinking. La Crosse Tribune

How famines make future generations fat

May 12 - How could generations of starvation lead to obesity? Epigenetics explains the changes in gene expression that can be brought on by such dramatic experiences. Robert Lane, MD, professor and chairman of pediatrics at MCW and The Barri L. and David G. Drury Chair in Pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is an expert in epigenetics and was interviewed for the story in The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin moving from grant-maker to change-maker

May 12 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment celebrates its ten-year milestone with a new strategic plan that involves leveraging the successes of individual programs at a statewide level, working to become a convener for change, and working with health leaders on policies that will make every resident of Wisconsin healthier. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Showhouse Tour Benefits Breast and Cancer Prostate Research

May 08 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on upcoming home tours, including the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse’s tour of an eastside home from May 31 to June 15. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Study Finds that Wisconsin Gun Deaths in 2010 Outpaced Traffic Fatalities

May 08 - A letter to the editor in the Appleton Post-Crescent on a bill requiring background checks to purchase guns cites an MCW study that found that Wisconsin gun deaths in2010 outpaced traffic fatalities. Post-Crescent

Dr. Lovell’s Appointment Creates Opportunities for Collaboration

May 07 - In a Milwaukee Business Journal article on Dr. Mike Lovell being named as Marquette University’s new President, MCW Trustee Emeritus Sheldon Lubar said that Dr. Lovell’s appointment creates opportunities for collaboration among MCW, Marquette, and UWM. Milwaukee Business Journal

Boys and Girls Clubs Partner with Violence Prevention Initiative on Ripple Effect Milwaukee

May 07 - In an opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Courier, Vincent Lyles, President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Boys and Girls Clubs, discusses the Boys and Girls Clubs’ collaborative projects. Milwaukee Courier

Clarke plans to build critical mass of medical entrepreneurs

May 07 - William Clarke, MD, director of research commercialization at MCW and a pediatric anesthesiologist, was profiled in Xconomy. Xconomy

Dr. Willis to Co-Chair Black Health Coalition’s Annual African American Walk for Quality Health

May 06 - Dr. Earnestine Willis is Co-Chair of the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin’s 11th Annual African American Walk for Quality Health. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Ellinas Says Froedtert Has No Plans to Use Laughing Gas for Women in Labor

May 06 - Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas tells Metro Parent that despite increased interest in the use of nitrous oxide for women in labor, there are no plans to offer it at Froedtert. Metro Parent

Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings Provided

May 06 - Froedtert & MCW cancer specialists provided free head and neck screenings on April 30 at the Clinical Cancer Center. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Obermyer Discusses How to Judge When a Doctor’s Appointment is Needed

May 06 - In an interview on Fox-TV/Channel 6, Dr. Mark Obermyer discusses how to determine when ailments require a doctor’s appointment. Fox 6 Now

Peggy Troy to Receive Women of Influence Award

May 06 - Peggy Troy, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is a 2014 recipient of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Women of Influence awards. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Scaglione Receives $740,000 NIH Grant to Study How Neurons Clear Toxic Proteins

May 06 - Matthew Scaglione, PhD received a three-year, $740,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders to investigate how neurons clear toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease. Biz Times

Dr. Corbett Receives $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Cell Death Leading to Diabetes

May 05 - John Corbett, PhD received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study what causes destruction of the cells that produce insulin in the body, leading to diabetes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Gould Implants Magnetic Beads to Treat GERD

May 05 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on surgery performed by Dr. Jon Gould (Surgery – General) to correct GERD by placing a small ring of titanium magnetic beads at the place where her esophagus and stomach meet. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

FDA approves new treatment for sleep apnea

May 05 - A new surgically implanted device has been approved for use in some sleep apnea patients. WDJT TV

College to Host Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin

April 30 - MCW will host the seventh annual Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin on May 15 and 16 at Milwaukee’s Italian Community Center. Wauwatosa Now

Free Prostate Screening Exams Offered at Miller Park on May 12

April 30 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is teaming with Fox-TV/Channel 6 to sponsor free prostate cancer screening examinations at Miller Park on May 12. Fox 6 Now

Dr. DeBehnke to Serve as Panelist at Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting

April 30 - Dr. Daniel DeBehnke will be a panelist at the Becker’s Hospital Review Fifth Annual Meeting. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Rao Identifies Major Challenges Facing Spine Surgeons

April 30 - In an article in Becker’s Spine Review, Dr. Raj Rao identified the biggest challenges facing spine surgeons today are the increased regulation of the practice of medicine, and decreased reimbursement of services. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Paykel Discusses Pros and Cons of Intrauterine Devices for Contraception

April 30 - Dr. Jacquelyn Paykel discusses the pros and cons of using an intrauterine device as a contraceptive method in a report on NBC-TV/Channel 4. WTMJ-TV

Stolen, abused dog receives unusual skin graft

April 30 - A dog stolen from a Milwaukee home and burned over 90% of her body received a skin graft surgery using pigskin. ABC News

HWPP-Supported Project Provides Prostitutes with Drug Abuse and Mental Health Counseling

April 30 - A Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service article on community concerns about prostitution in Milwaukee’s Washington Park neighborhood notes that the Sisters Program, supported by an MCW Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program grant, is an outreach program providing prostitutes with drug abuse and mental health counseling. Milwaukee Neighborhood News

HWPP Award Supports Project to Aid Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking

April 29 - Wraparound Milwaukee is the lead agency receiving a two-year, $158,000 award from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) for the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth project. GMToday

Dr. Amos Discusses Effectiveness of Smoke Alarms to Wake Children

April 29 - Dr. Louella Amos provides expert comment to an ABC-TV/Channel 12 follow-up investigative report on the effectiveness of smoke alarms to wake children. WISN

Dr. Grayson Comments on Why Some People First Develop Allergies in Their 30s

April 29 - In an article in the Washington Post, Dr. Mitchell Grayson discusses theories on why some people first develop allergies when they are in their 30s. The Washington Post

Dr. Kurpad Discusses Work on Neuroprotective Drugs

April 29 - In an interview on WUWM-FM, Dr. Shekar Kurpad (Neurosurgery) discusses his work on neuroprotective drugs to help stabilize spinal cord injuries. WUWM-FM

Dr. Pintar Elected Fellow of Society of Automobile Engineers International

April 29 - Frank Pintar, PhD was elected a Fellow of the Society of Automobile Engineers International. Insurance News Net

Dr. Hargarten Discusses Possible Benefits of Gun Buy-Back Programs

April 29 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses the possible benefits of gun buy-back programs in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Hospitals Improve Timely Processing of Newborn Screening Lab Work

April 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides an update report on Wisconsin hospital compliance with timely newborn screening lab work. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Profiles Jaime Wendt Andrae

April 28 - Jaime Wendt Andrae, a Molecular Genetics Technical Specialist in MCW’s Human and Molecular Genetics Center, is profiled in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Weigelt to Conduct Pigskin Graft Surgery on Badly-Burned Dog

April 28 - Dr. John Weigelt who also is a veterinarian, is working with the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals to conduct needed surgery on an abused dog that has second and third degree burns. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Corbett Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Study Role of Viruses in Diabetes

April 28 - John Corbett, PhD, (Biochemistry) received a five-year, $1.9 million NIH grant to study the role of viruses in pancreatic beta cell damage in diabetes. Wauwatosa Now

Becker’s Healthcare Presents Leadership Award to Catherine Jacobson

April 28 - Becker’s Healthcare named Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, as one 25 recipients of its 2014 Leadership Award. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Hong Discusses Value of Partial Liver Transplantation

April 28 - Dr. Johnny Hong provides background information on partial liver transplantation on a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on a father who donated a portion of his liver to his infant son. Fox 6 Now

MCW and MSOE team up to teach improved medical coordination

April 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin partnered with the Milwaukee School of Engineering to teach medical coordination to medical and nursing students from the institutions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Nonprofit aims to raise $10 million to seed health care startups

April 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a new nonprofit called Bridge to Cures, which aims to raise funding for health care startups in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

How to Achieve a Runner’s High

A story in Runner’s World Magazine cites Dr. Cecilia Hillard’s research on sleep and endocannabinoids. Runner’s World

Door County Loses Region’s Only Psychiatrist

Apr 24 - The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that Door County’s only psychiatrist is relocating to Fond du Lac. Green Bay Press Gazette

MSU Student Writes about Match Day; Acceptance into MCW Emergency Medicine Program

Apr 24 - Bradley Burmeister, an MD candidate at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, wrote a student perspective of Match Day for the university’s website. Burmeister was matched with his first choice program in Emergency Medicine at MCW. Michigan State University Today

Dr. Simons Discusses Value of Medical Examining Board Report

Apr 24 - Dr. Kenneth Simons, Chairman of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, notes that a newly-released report by the board has valuable data that should be used as an educational tool. Wisconsin State Journal

Dr. Willis Serves on Task Force Analyzing Impact of Poverty on Area Children

Apr 24 - Dr. Earnestine Willis is a member of the Social Development Commission’s Youth and Poverty Task Force. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Grayson Discusses Theories on Why People First Develop Allergies in their 30s

Apr 24 - In an article on Slate.com, Dr. Mitchell Grayson discusses theories on why some people first develop allergies when they are in their 30s. Slate

Dr. Chiu Receives Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award

Apr 24 - Dr. Yvonne Chiu received a three year Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Beyer Finds that Green Space Contributes to Happiness

Apr 24 - Kirsten Beyer, PhD is lead author of a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that found that the more green space a neighborhood has, the happier people feel. WTOP-FM

Dr. Raymond to Address St. Norbert CEO Program on “Growing the Healthcare Workforce”

Apr 24 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., will discuss “Growing the Healthcare Workforce through Partnership and Innovation” at the St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series on April 29. Green Bay Press Gazette

Milwaukee County Awards Three-Year Contract to Workforce Health Program

Apr 24 - Milwaukee County awarded a three-year contract to Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Workforce Health to provide annual health risk assessments, health coaching and tobacco cessation programs at multiple sites for more than 5,000 Milwaukee County eligible employees and covered adult dependents. Biz Times

CHW to open Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Delafield

Apr 24 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced that it will open a $6 million pediatric specialty care clinic later this year in Delafield. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Neuroprotective drug research for back injury

Apr 24 - Shekar Kurpad, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery, discusses new research of neuroprotective drugs that could possibly minimize the severity of injuries of the spine. WUWM-FM

Journal Sentinel Series on Gross Anatomy Named Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Apr 24 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson was named a 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his series, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Three Additional Floors to be added to Center for Advanced Care

Apr 24 - Froedtert Health announced that three additional floors will be added to the Center for Advanced Care, now under construction. Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes

MCW Joins ThedaCare and Ministry Health Care in Operating Fox Valley Residency Program

Apr 24 - Beginning July 1, 2015, MCW will join ThedaCare and Ministry Health Care in assuming responsibility for the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program, currently overseen by UW School of Medicine and Public Health. PostCrescent.com

Dr. Kuester Participates in “Walk with a Doc” Program in Washington Park

Apr 23 - Dr. Jessica Kuester was one of the physicians who participated in the “Walk with a Doc” program on April 5 in Milwaukee’s Washington Park. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Violence Prevention Initiative Participates in Events to Raise Awareness of Youth Violence

Apr 23 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative raised awareness of the issue of youth violence in local communities during National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 7-13th. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Clarke to Discuss Ways to Research Survivors of Suicide Attempts

Apr 23 - David Clarke, PhD, will be a panelist discussing ways to reach those at risk for suicide and survivors of suicide attempts on June I in Evanston, Illinois. Rebecca's Dream

Dr. Antuono to Speak at Program for Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers

Apr 23 - Dr. Piero Antuono will be guest speaker on April 16 at a program for Alzheimer disease patient caregivers. Brown Deer Now

Estimated 100 Pathologists to Attend MCW-Hosted Conference in Milwaukee

Apr 23 - MCW’s Department of Pathology will sponsor “The Midwestern Conference: Update Course in Surgical Pathology” in September in Milwaukee. Waukesha Now

Project Ujima Receives Mini-Grant for Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

Apr 23 - Project Ujima, a youth anti-violence project of MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is one of six community agencies receiving mini-grants from the Coming Together Partnership for the Prevention of Gun Violence for projects that pursue gun violence prevention initiatives. Milwaukee Community Journal

Dr. Hillard Opens Women in Science Series with Discussion of Gender Differences and Stress

Apr 23 - MCW’s 2014 Women in Science series opened with a presentation on April 10 at GE Healthcare by Cecelia Hillard, PhD, (Director of the Neuroscience Research Center, Pharmacology & Toxicology). Dr. Hillard discussed gender differences in response to stress. GMToday

Dr. Willoughby Discusses Cases Where Strep Throat Leads to Toxic Shock, Death

Apr 23 - In an article in Everyday Health, Dr. Rodney Willoughby discusses rare cases in which the bacteria responsible for causing strep throat — group A Streptococcus — can penetrate beyond the superficial surfaces of the body and lead to necrotizing fasciitis, toxic shock syndrome, and even death. Everyday Health

Dr. Hainsworth Finds Yoga Aids Children with Chronic Headaches, Obesity

Apr 23 - In an interview with Connecticut’s National Public Radio station, Keri Hainsworth, PhD, discusses her research on the effects of yoga on children who suffer from chronic headaches, and on children who are obese. WNPR News

MCW/Children’s: British Magazine Praises Dr. Willoughby for Developing “Milwaukee Protocol”

Apr 23 - BioMed Central from the United Kingdom describes the impact of the “Milwaukee Protocol,” developed by Dr. Rodney Willoughby, to treat rabies. BioMed Central

Patient Improvement Scores Improve When Whiteboards Identify Goals, Concerns

April 23 - Today’s Hospitalist reports on a 2011 study in the American Journal of Medical Quality by Dr. Sid Singh and MCW colleagues in which Press Ganey patient satisfaction scores improved when dry-erase boards were installed in patient rooms. Today's Hospitalist

Study Involving Dr. Fangman Finds Addicts in Rural Areas Often Aren’t Screened for Hepatitis C

April 23 - Dr. John Fangman is a co-author of a study reported in Harm Reduction Journal that found that intravenous drug users in rural areas are often not screened for hepatitis C. Drug Addiction Treatment

Dr. Fehr Finds that Girls Suffer Concussions Worse than Boys

April 23 - CBS-TV news and multiple additional news outlets reported on a study by Dr. Shayne Fehr that found that girls who suffer a concussion may have more severe symptoms that last longer compared to boys. CBS News, Health Day and US News

Dr. Lawlor Discusses Research on Rare Genetic Muscular Disorder

Apr 22 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 reported on research being conducted by Dr. Michael Lawlor on Myotubular Myopathy, a rare genetic muscular disorder. WTMJ-TV

Dr. Jones Contributes to New York Times Article on Painkiller Use by Pregnant Women

Apr 22 - Dr. Cresta Jones contributes to a New York Times article on the surge in prescriptions for opioid painkillers for pregnant women. New York Times

Dr. Clarke Named Director of Research Commercialization

Apr 22 - MCW named Dr. William Clarke as Director of Research Commercialization in the Office of Technology Development. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Becker's Hospital Review

De Pere Orthopedic Surgeon Describes Benefits of New Green Bay Medical School

Apr 22 - In a guest editorial in the Green Bay Press Gazette, Dr. Richard Horak, a retired orthopedic surgeon from De Pere, discusses the many community benefits derived from MCW’s new medical school in Green Bay. Green Bay Press Gazette

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Apr 14 - Girls who suffer concussions may have more severe symptoms that last longer than boys, according to new research published by Shayne Fehr, MD. US News & World Report

Violence Prevention Initiative Featured on WUWM-FM

Apr 11 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, a community academic partnership funded through the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, was featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM

Family holds out hope for a cure for a rare genetic disorder

Apr 10 - Research at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute and MCW is providing hope for families with children with rare muscular disease. WTMJ-TV

MCW Green Bay Hopes to Start Recruitment Soon

Apr 10 - MCW leaders awarded Governor Scott Walker the Hands of Humanity Award, and gave State Representative John Nygren the Friends of MCW Award. Green Bay Press Gazette

Recently-Matched Medical Students Provide Advice on How to Prep for Residencies

Apr 8 - Fourth-year Michigan State University College of Human Medicine student Bradley Burmeister, who matched into Emergency Medicine at MCW, advises medical students prepping for the Match to apply broadly in their specialty. AMA Wire

Violence Prevention Initiative to Participate in March to Create Violence Awareness

Apr 8 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative is one of several community organizations that will lead a march on the Father James E. Groppi Unity Bridge on April 12 in a campaign to inspire Milwaukeeans to unite for violence prevention. Milwaukee Community Journal

Former Fashion Photographer Delivers the Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics

Apr 8 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Rick Guidotti, a former fashion photographer who founded the non-profit arts and advocacy group Positive Exposure, delivered MCW’s Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & WUWM-FM

Dr. Wortmann Advises Gout Sufferers to Avoid Eating High-Purine Foods

Apr 8 - Dr. Robert Wortmann provides expert comment to an article in the Business Mirror on gout. Business Mirror

Dr. Hargarten Identifies Relationship between Proliferation of Guns and Rise in Mass Shootings

Apr 8 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten notes that there is no evidence indicating that arming Americans further will help prevent mass shooting. Media Matters for America

Dr. Pfeifer Comments on Study about Post-Surgery Heart Risks Posed by Aspirin

Apr 8 - Dr. Kurt Pfeifer provides expert comment in a Health Day article also published in U.S. News & World Report on a New England Journal of Medicine study that found that aspirin may not protect the heart after non-cardiac surgeries, and also may significantly increase the risk of major bleeding. U.S. News HealthDay

TOPS Club Commits $205,000 for Obesity Research

Apr 8 - TOPS Club, Inc., a Milwaukee-based weight loss organization, has committed $205,000 toward MCW research obesity and metabolic disorders. BizTimes

NIH Awards Dr. Medhora Two Grants to Predict and Mitigate Injuries from Radiation Exposure

Apr 8 - Meetha Medhora, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell were awarded two NIH grants totaling nearly $930,000 to develop ways to predict and mitigate injuries resulting from radiation exposure. UMass Lowell

Dr. Stucky and Scripps Colleagues Identify Factors Creating Sensation of Touch

Apr 8 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, and collaborators at the Scripps Research Institute published a study in Nature that identified a dual-sensor system involving the Merkel cell and an associated nerve end that contribute to the touch sensation. Medical Express

Jacobson Discusses Impact of Health Care Reform on Wisconsin Hospitals

Apr 8 - Catherine Jacobson discussed health care reform’s impact on Wisconsin hospitals on ABC-TV/Channel 12’s “Upfront with Mike Gousha.” Wisconsin Business News Source & WISN-TV

Worn Down by Health Problems, Woman Discovers Art of Living

Apr 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a local woman living with a common genetic disorder called 22q. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Governor Walker Signs Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Apr 7 - Governor Scott Walker signed into law that requires insurance companies to provide the same type of coverage to oral chemotherapies as traditional chemotherapies delivered intravenously. Fox 6 News

Regional Strategic Planning Session Slated for April 8

Apr 3 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a regional strategic planning session on April 8 at the Zoofari Conference Center. WauwatosaNOW

Waukesha 10-Year-Old Raises Funds for Cancer Center in His Grandfather’s Memory

Apr 3 - Waukesha Now published a feature article on 10-year-old Jacob Sharp who raised $330 for the MCW Cancer Center in his grandfather’s memory. WaukeshaNOW

MCW Participates in Campaign to Address Homophobia in Milwaukee’s Black Community

Apr 3 - A UW-Madison news release describes MCW’s participation in Acceptance Journey, a campaign to address homophobia in Milwaukee’s black neighborhoods, which is identified as a contributing factor to the increased HIV rates among young, gay, black men. University of Wisconsin-Madison News

Dr. Ludwig Discusses Incidence of Colorectal Cancer

Apr 3 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Fox 6 News & Living Lake Country

Dr. Field Contributes to WUWM-FM Report on the Quality of Patient Care

Apr 3 - Dr. Joshua Field contributes to a WUWM-FM news story on the quality of care in Wisconsin hospitals. WUWM-FM

Marquette Names Dr. Michael Lovell as President

Apr 3 - Marquette University named UWM Chancellor Michael Lovell, PhD, as its President. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Milwaukee Business Journal

Catherine Jacobson Discusses Increased Demand Created by Affordable Care Act

Apr 3 - Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, discussed how the health system is preparing to meet the increased demand generated by the Affordable Care Act on ABC-TV/Channel 12’s “Upfront with Mike Gousha.” WISN-TV

Dr. Heuer Elected to American Glaucoma Society’s Board of Directors

Apr 3 - Dr. Dale Heuer has been elected a Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society’s Board of Directors. TMC News

New Green Bay Psychiatry Residency Slots Address Region’s Shortage of Psychiatrists

Apr 3 - An article in the Peshtigo Times reports on the shortage of psychiatrists in northern Wisconsin and the announcement that MCW has secured about half the funding needed to start a new residency program in Green Bay that will train future psychiatrists. Peshtigo Times

Dr. Prokop Co-Authors Study on the Discovery of a Missing Hormone in Birds

Apr 3 - Jeremy Prokop, PhD, collaborated with lead authors at the University of Akron who were the first to discover leptin in birds. BrightSurf.com

Dr. Heuer Reports on Increasing Popularity of Tubes to Treat Glaucoma

Apr 3 - Dr. Dale Heuer reports the findings of the Tube vs. Trabeculectomy clinical trial that found that tubes are gaining in popularity over trabeculectomy and shunt implantation in the battle to prevent blindness from glaucoma because tubes offer a more predictable postoperative course. Ophthalmology Times

Dr. Gupta Reports that Mortality is Up for Patients Receiving PCI after Cardiac Arrest

Apr 3 - Dr. Navdeep Gupta reports that patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention after cardiac arrest are more likely to have more complex lesions, cardiogenic shock, and higher mortality. Monthly Prescribing Reference

Dr. Tutton Reports on Success of Vertebral Augmentation to Relieve Spinal Fracture Pain

Apr 3 - Dr. Sean Tutton reported at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual meeting that a new type of vertebral augmentation proved successful in a clinical trial in relieving pain for patients with spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis or weakened bones. The Seattle Times, Science Codex, & dailyRX

MCW-Green Bay Dean Dr. Matthew Hunsaker Profiled in Green Bay Newspaper

Apr 2 - Matthew Hunsaker, MD, the Dean of MCW-Green Bay, was interviewed by the Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay Press Gazette

Milwaukee Woman Spreads Awareness About Colon Cancer

Mar 28 - Fox 6 profiled a local women who battled colon cancer five years ago, and is now an advocate for colorectal cancer awareness. Fox 6 News

Bon-Ton Stores Raise $375,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Mar 26 - The Concord (NH) Monitor reports that Bon-Ton Stores nationwide (Boston Store in Wisconsin) raised $375,000 through its annual Charge Against Breast Cancer campaign. Concord Monitor

Former Fashion Photographer to Present Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics

Mar 26 - Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer who now focuses his work on genetics, mental health, and human rights, will present MCW’s Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics on Thursday, April 3. WauwatosaNOW

Insurance Plans Cover Community Centers, Not Partner Hospitals, Doctors

Mar 26 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article reports that some health insurance plans created through the Affordable Care Act provide coverage to community health centers, but not their partner hospitals and physicians. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Amended Bill Passes Wisconsin Assembly

Mar 26 - The Wisconsin Assembly passed an amended bill that would require health insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State Assembly and House Pass Bills to Transfer Facility Oversight

Mar 26 - Both the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly passed bills that would transfer oversight of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to a board of mental health professionals. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Jackson Finds that Most Adult Migraine Drugs Don’t Help Children

Mar 26 - The New York Daily News reports on Dr. Jeffrey Jackson’s research reported in JAMA Pediatrics that most migraine drugs for adults don’t prevent migraines in children. New York Daily News

Dr. Ateyyah Discusses Saudi Arabia’s Emergency Planning Logistics during the Hajj

Mar 26 - In a presentation to the Kenosha Fire Department’s paramedics and EMTs, Saudi Arabian native Dr. Khalid Ateyyah discussed his work on the logistical challenges of emergency medicine planning during the Hajj, the five-day event annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Kenosha News

Women in Science Series to Feature Presentations by Drs. Hillard, Sander, and Book

Mar 26 - MCW’s 2014 Women in Science program will feature presentations by Cecilia Hillard, PhD, on “Gender Differences in Response to Stress”; Tara Sander, PhD, on “Personalized Medicine: Treatment to Fit Your Genes”; and Dr. Diane Book on “Modern Stroke Care: What Should You Expect?”. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Woodson Discusses Impact of Snoring on Sleep and Good Health

Mar 26 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson provides expert comment in the Huffington Post and Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Everyday Health on the impact of snoring on sleep and good health. Everyday Health & Huffington Post

Dr. Hari Explains Benefits of Oral Chemotherapy

Mar 26 - Dr. Parameswaran Hari told ABC-TV/Channel 12 that oral chemotherapy can better target cancer over time and fight it better than an intravenous treatment. WISN-TV

Wausau Leader Suggests Consideration of Education as a Growth Industry

Mar 26 - In an opinion editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald, Wausau City Council representative Keene Winters suggests that education can be a growth industry in Wausau spurred by the creation of MCW’s Central Wisconsin medical program. Wausau Daily Herald

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Pathway Teaches Resilience to Medical Students

Mar 26 - Psychology Today cites MCW’s medical school pathway program in quality improvement and patient safety in an article on the high cost of burnout in medicine. Psychology Today

Solid Organ Transplantation Program Featured

Mar 26 - BizTimes published an in-depth feature on the Solid Organ Transplantation Joint Program under the leadership of Dr. Johnny Hong. BizTimes

Match Day Reveals Where Graduating Medical Students Will Do Residency Training

Mar 26 - At Match Day on March 21, 54 (29.5 percent) of the 178 MCW graduating medical students learned that they will remain in Wisconsin for their residency training. WauwatosaNOW

Learn to Identify the Warning Signs of Stroke

Mar 26 - Osama Zaidat, MD, professor of neurology and director of the neurointerventional program, appeared on Fox 6’s program “Studio A” to discuss the warning signs of stroke. WITI-TV

Oconomowoc Man Defeats Colon Cancer

Mar 25 - The Oconomowoc Focus profiled a local man who was treated for colon cancer at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Oconomowoc Focus

Wisconsin Researcher Sheds Light on Phototherapy

Mar 24 - A story in the Wisconsin State Journal explores a new research program in which targeted blue lightwaves are used to kill staph infections. Wisconsin State Journal

Six Medical Apps Take Top Prize at MCW, UWM App Brewery Competition

Mar 19 - MCW and UWM partnered in a mobile app contest, in which nearly two dozen potential mobile medical applications were pitched to a group of judges. Milwaukee Business Journal

Saudi Arabian Doctor Shares Hajj Experience with Kenosha Medics

Mar 19 - Khalid Ateyyah, MD, a Saudi Arabian physician doing a fellowship at MCW, conducted a training session with medics at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, in which he explained his experiences in emergency medicine providing care during the Hajj. Kenosha News

Mental Health Complex: Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill to Transfer Mental Health Facility Control

Mar 18 - The Wisconsin Senate unanimously passed a bill supporting the transfer of control of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex to a board of medical professionals, including one non-voting member from MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rarely-Used Procedure Thwarts Wisconsin Senate Vote on Oral Chemotherapy Legislation

Mar 18 - Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald employed a rarely-used procedure to avoid a Senate vote on a bill that would require health insurance coverage for oral chemotherapy medications. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Proposed Harmony Initiative Project Interested in Saving Laacke & Joys Buildings

Mar 18 - Officials with the proposed Harmony Initiative said they are planning to save the Laacke & Joys buildings near downtown Milwaukee if they buy the property for their new arts and health care project. Milwaukee Business Journal

UWM’s New Accelerator Building to House Mobile App Laboratory

Mar 18 - The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a photo tour of UWM’s new Accelerator Building on the Innovation Campus adjacent to the MRMC campus. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Thomas Discusses Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

Mar 18 - Dr. James Thomas discusses the importance of colon cancer screening with the Waukesha Freeman. Greater Milwaukee Today

Dr. Jesmanowicz Utilizes Functional Connectivity MRI to Enhance Brain Activity Measurements

Mar 18 - An article in Electronic Design focuses on the work of Andrzej Jesmanowicz, PhD. Electronic Design

Dr. Li Discusses Difficulties of Diagnosing Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Mar 18 - Dr. B. Li discusses the difficulties of diagnosing cyclic vomiting syndrome on NBC-TV/Channel 4. 620 WTMJ

Dr. Jacobsohn Provides Background Information on Prostate Cancer

Mar 18 - Dr. Kenneth Jacobsohn provides background information on prostate cancer for an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report on Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas’ announcement that he is being treated for the disease. WISN-TV

Clinical Trial Will Evaluate Effect of a Diabetic Medication on Blood Vessel Function

Mar 18 - MCW is enrolling Type 2 diabetes patients in a clinical trial conducted by Dr. Michael Widlansky. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Chiu Discusses Difficulties of Differentiating between a Cold and an Allergy

Mar 18 - Dr. Asriani Chiu discusses the difficulties of differentiating between a cold and an allergy based on symptoms in an article on WebMD. WebMD

Dr. Campbell Expresses Concern over Unknown Risks of Electronic Cigarettes

Mar 18 - Dr. Bruce Campbell notes that there are still too many unknowns about the side effects and risks of exposure to carcinogens posed by electronic cigarettes. Today's TMJ4

Journal Sentinel Reporter Earns Health Care Journalists’ Award for Gross Anatomy Series

Mar 18 - The Association of Health Care Journalists awarded Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson the third place award in the consumer/feature category for “The Course of Their Lives,” the newspaper’s multi-part series that followed a group of MCW M-1 students through their gross anatomy course. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Baisden Cited as One of Nation’s 20 Spine Surgeons Focused on Ethics

Mar 18 - Becker’s Spine Review profiled Dr. Jaime Baisden as one of the nation’s 20 spine surgeons focused on ethics. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Truwit Named One of the Nation’s Top 100 CMOs to Know

Mar 18 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Dr. Jonathon Truwit, Froedtert & MCW Enterprise Chief Medical Officer, as one of the nation’s 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Schellhase Elected Second Vice President of Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Mar 18 - Dr. Ken Schellhase was elected Second Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Greater Milwaukee Today

Dr. Rao Elected to Board of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Mar 18 - Dr. Raj Rao has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Lamb Receives AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Mar 18 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Hospitalist

Drs. Dimmock, Jacob, and Worthy Challenge JAMA Study Questioning Accuracy of DNA Tests

Mar 18 - MCW scientists Dr. David Dimmock, Howard Jacob, PhD, and Elizabeth Worthey, PhD, challenge the findings of a Stanford University report in the Journal of the American Medical Association that says that technology is not yet to the point to provide patients with accurate, useful information derived from DNA tests. The Scientist & San Francisco Gate

Agnesian Healthcare Officials Praise Benefits of Loose Affiliation

Mar 18 - Officials at Agnesian Healthcare in Fond du Lac describe the benefits of the health system’s loose affiliation with Froedtert & MCW in a Fond du Lac Reporter article. Fond du Lac Reporter

Whole Genome Growing Pains

Mar 13 - The Scientist reports on a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association in which researchers at Stanford report difficulties in using whole genome sequencing as a tool to detect disease risk in healthy adults. The Scientist

Secretary of Workforce Development Highlights Froedtert Partnership with Bradley Tech

Mar 11 - Reggie Newsome, Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development, authored an opinion editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald that highlighted Froedtert Hospital’s partnership with Milwaukee’s Bradley Tech High School. Wausau Daily Herald

Polar Plunge Cancer Fundraising Event Memorializes Froedtert Employee

Mar 11 - “Ellen’s Icebreaker for Cancer Research,” was held on March 8 at Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. WauwatosaNOW

Patient Makes Lifestyle Changes to Qualify for New VAD Model

Mar 11 - Dr. Robert Love contributes to an NBC-TV/Channel 4 report on a Milwaukee man’s commitment to lifestyle changes so that he could become one of the nation’s first patients to be approved for a new model of a ventricular assist device. 620 WTMJ-AM

Dr. Browning Discusses Fond du Lac Infant’s Battle against Adrenal Cancer

Mar 11 - Dr. Meghen Browning discusses a Fond du Lac infant’s battle against adrenocortical carcinoma. Post Crescent

Program’s Goal is to Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease among Elderly

Mar 11 - Dr. Malgorzata Franczak notes that physical and cognitive help can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bioethicists Suggest that Parents Best-Equipped to Decide on Genetic Test Discussions

Mar 11 - In a commentary published in the American Journal of Bioethics, Kimberly Strong, PhD, and Thomas May, PhD, write that parents are best-suited to make decisions about what genetic testing results are provided to children and their families. Health Canal

Dr. Santo Tomas Collaborates on Study Predicting Survival from Graft-vs.-Host Disease

Mar 11 - Dr. Linus Santo Tomas collaborated with lead authors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on a study published in Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation that found that a simple questionnaire that rates breathing difficulties on a scale of 0 to 3 predicts survival in chronic graft-vs.-host disease. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Community Physicians Names Dr. Butler, Kathy Bagemihl to Leadership Positions

Mar 11 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians named Dr. John Butler as Chief Medical Officer, and Kathy Bagemihl as Chief Operating Officer. BizTimes

Dr. Oldham Chairs Task Force on National Resources Needed for Childhood Surgery

Mar 11 - Dr. Keith Oldham was Chairman of the American College of Surgeons’ Task Force for Children’s Surgical Care, which developed new comprehensive guidelines that define the resources the nation’s surgical facilities need to perform operations effectively and safely in infants and children. Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Newborn Cardiac Screening Test

Mar 11 - At a ceremony March 3rd conducted at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker signed legislation requiring all newborn babies to be tested for a critical congenital heart defect. MCW endorsed the legislation. Fox 6 News, CBS 58 News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, & Wisconsin Public Radio

Health System Closes 2013 Posting Higher Revenue and Income

Mar 11 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin closed 2013 posting higher revenue and income. The health system recorded $36.8 million in operating income and new revenue of $125 million from the Children’s Community Health Plan. Milwaukee Business Journal

Truven Health Analytics Names Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals

Mar 11 - Froedtert & MCW, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, and Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital were named by Truven Health Analytics as among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals. MenomoneeFallsNOW

Dr. Besharse Receives $1.1 Million NIH Renewal Grant for Research Training Program in Vision

Mar 11 - Joseph Besharse, PhD, received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. BizTimes

MCW Community Members submit 86 Proposals in Dean’s Mobile App Challenge

Mar 11 - Members of the MCW community submitted 86 proposals to Dr. Joseph Kerschner’s Dean’s Mobile App Challenge, conducted by MCW in partnership with UWM’s mobile application innovation lab. Milwaukee Business Journal

Residency Program to Tackle State Psychiatrist Shortage

Mar 7 - The Green Bay Press Gazette featured the psychiatry residency program MCW is developing in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. Green Bay Press Gazette

Women for MACC Host PastaFest Fundraising Event

Mar 5 - Women for MACC discuss their PastaFest fundraising event on NBC-TV/Channel 4’s “Morning Blend.” The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)

St. Norbert: Schneider Contribution to Create Business School, MBA Program

Mar 5 - St. Norbert College will use a $7 million donation to establish a new business school and to create a new Master of Business Administration program. Green Bay Press Gazette & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Prominent Architect Supported MCW Stem Cell Research Studies

Mar 5 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel obituary for prominent Milwaukee architect James Plunkett notes that Mr. Plunkett and his wife supported MCW’s stem cell research studies and established the Plunkett Family Foundation at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Obermyer Debunks Myths about Milk and Health

Mar 5 - Dr. Mark Obermyer discusses the benefits of dairy products and debunks myths about milk and health in an interview on Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 News

Dr. Babaei Discusses Health Risks Posed by Shapewear Undergarments

Mar 5 - Dr. Arash Babaei discusses risks posed by shapewear, a new undergarment that constrains the body and changes an individual’s shape. CBS 58 News

Indian Newspaper Recognizes Dr. Willoughby for Contributions to Rabies Treatment

Mar 5 - A column on rabies in India’s The Hindu newspaper traces the contribution of Dr. Rodney Willoughby and his development of the Milwaukee Protocol as the only regimen recognized to save rabies patients. The Hindu

Dr. Donohoue to be Honored at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Event

Mar 5 - Dr. Patricia Donohoue will be honored at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 18th annual black-tie gala on March 8 at the Pfister Hotel. The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)

Harmony Initiative Project would be Hub of Wellness, Healthcare and Arts

Mar 5- A Milwaukee Business Journal article on the Milwaukee Ballet’s executive director provides background information on the proposed Harmony Initiative; a venture among MCW, the Milwaukee Ballet and UWM’s Peck School of the Arts to establish a hub of wellness, healthcare and the arts at a location in downtown Milwaukee, including an MCW sports medicine clinic. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Guralnick Recommends “Bladder Diary”, Bladder Retraining for Overactive Bladder

Mar 5 - Dr. Michael Guralnick recommends that patients with an overactive bladder maintain a “bladder diary” to identify specific cues tied to urge incontinence. WebMD

Dr. Dellinger Discusses Health Risks of Eating Fish Exposed to Chemical Contaminants

Mar 5 - In an interview of WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” Matthew Dellinger, PhD, discussed risks posed to Wisconsin’s Native American tribes and rural populations through exposure to chemical contaminants in Great Lakes fish. WUWM-FM

Dr. Gupta Finds No Increased Odds of In-Hospital Mortality for Cocaine Users with MI

Mar 5 - In a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, Dr. Navdeep Gupta reports that cocaine users with myocardial infarction do not have increased odds of in-hospital mortality. MPR Publications

Finances Evaluated to Determine Impact of New Community Physician Division

Mar 5 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reviewed financial reports from MCW and Froedtert Health’s first six months of the current fiscal year to determine the impact of the new Community Physicians division on the organizations’ finances. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Lerner Collaborates on Study to Determine When Childhood Injuries Require Trauma Care

Mar 5 - E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, is collaborating with colleagues at the University of Rochester on a $1.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Development to study thousands of child injury scenarios to learn the best practices for treatment at the scene, and what circumstances predict the need of a trauma center. University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Jacob Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Evaluate Genetic Variants in Kidney Disease

Mar 5 - Howard Jacob, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate human genetic variants contributing to end-stage renal disease. Health News Digest

Patient Success Stories Cited in Feature on Whole Genome Sequencing Clinic

Mar 5 - The Washington Post reports on the success of the MCW/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin whole genome sequencing program. The Washington Post

Cocaine Use Doesn’t Raise Inpatient Heart Attack Mortality Rate

Feb 27 - Navdeep Gupta, MD, studied the connection between myocardial infarction deaths in hospitals and cocaine use, and found that use of the drug did not impact mortality rates. HealthDay News

History of 2014 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Mansion Detailed

Feb 25 - Urban Milwaukee details the history of the Randy Bryant and Cecilia Gore mansion on Milwaukee’s East Side, built in 1901. Urban Milwaukee

Cyclists Ride Stationary Bikes to Raise Funds for Cancer Center

Feb 25 - The 14th annual Ridin’ for Research event will be held March 2 at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer. Hundreds of cyclists will ride stationary bikes in the event to raise funds for the MCW Cancer Center. WauwatosaNOW

Medical Student Mark Kashtan Participates in AMA Medical Student Advocacy Day

Feb 25 - An American Medical Association recap on national advocacy efforts in 2013 notes that MCW medical student Mark Kashtan (now M-3) was one of 300 medical students nationwide who participated in the AMA’s Medical Student Advocacy Day. American Medical Association

More than 700 Runners, Walkers Raise Over $30,000 for Cardiovascular Research

Feb 25 - The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a slide show of the 18th annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run and Walk on February 15. Milwaukee Business Journal

Editorial by Dr. Kosinski Encourages Physicians to use Hospital Stairways

Feb 25 - Dr. Lauren Kosinski discusses the benefits of using hospital stairwells by exercise-deprived physicians. General Surgery News

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Sequencing genes can pinpoint rare illnesses. Might it help with other problems?

Feb 25 - A story in the Washington Post profiles the whole genome sequencing program at MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. David Dimmock, MD, was interviewed in the piece. The Washington Post

Dr. Baisden Profiled in Becker’s Spine Review

Feb 25 - Dr. Jaime Baisden is profiled in Becker’s Spine Review. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Raasch Conducts Biomechanical Analysis to Prevent Brewer Injuries

Feb 25 - An article on Major League Baseball’s website discusses the work of Milwaukee Brewers Head Team Physician Dr. William Raasch to prevent injuries. Major League Baseball News

Dr. Harker-Murray Discusses Advances in Treating Metastatic Melanoma

Feb 25 - Dr. Amy Harker-Murray discusses the advances made in treating metastatic melanoma in a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on the increased incidence of melanoma among women in their 20s. Fox 6 News

Dr. Duncan Provides Comment on New Process to Shortcut Skin-to-Liver Cell Reprogramming

Feb 25 - Stephen Duncan, PhD, provides expert comment in The Scientist on a research study reported in Nature that researchers at University of California San Francisco have adapted a reprogramming technique that speeds the process of converting skin cells to liver cells. The Scientist

Dr. Kristich Receives $378,000 NIH Grant to Study Drug Resistance in Bacteria

Feb 25 - Christopher J. Kristich, PhD, is principal investigator for a two-year, $378,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the mechanisms underlying drug resistance in bacteria. WauwatosaNOW

Health Systems Select Cardiac Surgery Partners

Feb 25 - Columbia St. Mary’s and ProHealth Care decided not to partner on finding an outside organization to provide cardiac surgery for both health systems. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal & BizTimes

Use of Genome-Wide Sequencing to Increase as Costs Come Down

Feb 25 - Howard Jacob, PhD, authored a commentary in MIT Technology Review noting that as costs come down, more patients will benefit from genome-wide sequencing. MIT Technology Review

Second Part of Series on Heart Transplant Patient’s Saga

Feb 25 - In the second of a two-part series, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows patient Kathleen Shores from her diagnosis of heart failure, placement on an artificial heart machine, and heart transplant procedure. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kerschner Comments on Use of Topical Antibiotics to Treat Ear Tube-Related Infections

Feb 25 - In a New York Times article, Dr. Joseph Kerschner provides expert comment on a New England Journal of Medicine study that found that in children with ear tubes, topical antibiotics drops are more effective in treating leaky discharge caused by ear infection than oral antibiotics or observation. The New York Times

VA System Creates Seven New Psychiatry Residency Slots for Northeast Wisconsin

Feb 25 - MCW’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, in partnership with the Milwaukee VA, will oversee the training of seven new psychiatry residency slots in northeast Wisconsin. WauwatosaNOW

Study Finds Drops are Best Treatment for Ear Tube-Related Dripping

Feb 20 - The New York Times interviewed Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Executive Vice President of MCW and Dean of the medical school, regarding a new study about how to treat children with ear tubes who have consistent discharge from the ears. New York Times

“International Evidence Locker” app Designed to Record and Report International Atrocities

Feb 19 - A PBS story about human rights monitoring includes a mention of the International Evidence Locker, an app conceptualized and designed by Bonnie Freudinger, an engineer in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. PBS

National News Outlets Report on Surgery for Milwaukee Bucks Star

Feb 18 - More than 60 news outlets nationwide reported that Dr. Gerald Harris performed successful surgery to repair orbital bone fractures on Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders. Fox Sports Wisconsin & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

More than $300 Million Underway in Milwaukee Academic Research and Development

Feb 18 - In an article in Milwaukee BizTimes, businessman and columnist John Torinus notes that more than $300 million in academic research and development is underway in Milwaukee, led by MCW, UW-Milwaukee, and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. BizTimes

Medical College among State Health Organizations Backing Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Feb 18 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that MCW and Aurora Health Care are among Wisconsin health care organizations that support legislation that would require health insurance companies to cover costs for oral chemotherapy medications used in place of infusion therapy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Gilbert Discusses Severe Asthma and Use of Low-Dose Steroids

Feb 18 - Dr. Ileen Gilbert provides expert comment to an article in Everyday Health on severe asthma. Everyday Health

Dr. Brandow Receives American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award

Feb 18 - Dr. Amanda Brandow received the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award. Dr. Brandow will receive $150,000 over a three- year period for her research into sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

HWPP Grant Supports Free Dental Care for Low-Income Pregnant Women

Feb 18 - A two-year, $200,000 grant from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program supports a Columbia St. Mary’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic program providing free dental care to 200 low-income pregnant women. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

College Recognized by Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy

Feb 18 - MCW is one of 13 Wisconsin organizations recognized by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy for their efforts to promote personal finance understanding. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hong Discusses Joint Solid Organ Transplant Program

Feb 18 - Dr. Johnny Hong discussed the joint MCW-Froedtert-Children’s Solid Organ Transplant Program on WTMJ-AM. 620 WTMJ-AM

Study Finds Dexamethasone More Effective than Prednisone for Childhood Asthma Treatment

Feb 18 - Dr. Grant Keeney authored a study published in Pediatrics that found that dexamethasone may be more effective in treating asthma in children than prednisone. dailyRx News

Dr. Kumar Reports that Sepsis is Five Times Lower for Pregnant Women

Feb 18 - In a presentation at the Critical Care Congress, Dr. Gagan Kumar reported that the incidence of severe sepsis was nearly five times lower and the risk of death from severe sepsis was 43% lower during pregnancy, compared with nonpregnant women, in a large retrospective study on data on more than 47 million pregnancy-related discharges. Family Practice News

Drs. Amirkhanian and Kelly Receive NIH Grant to Study Russian HIV Social Support Systems

Feb 18 - Yuri A. Amirkhanian, PhD, and Jeffrey A. Kelly, PhD, received a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study whether social support improves care attendance and treatment adherence for people in Russia with HIV. WauwatosaNOW

Cullen Heart Run and Walk Supports Dr. Broeckel’s Research on Ventricular Hypertrophy

Feb 18 - In a feature report in advance of the Steve Cullen Annual Healthy Heart Club Run and Walk, Dr. Ulrich Broeckel discusses his cardiovascular research studies with ABC-TV/Channel 12. WISN-TV

Keck Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant for Genetic Research on Rare Diseases

Feb 18 - The W.M. Keck Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to support genetic research to help diagnose and treat children with rare diseases. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Jacob Receives $8.7 Million NIH Grant to Create 200 Breeds of Genetically-Altered Rats

Feb 18 - Howard Jacob, PhD, was awarded a five-year, $8.7 million NIH grant to create 200 breeds of specially-engineered rats to be used to study the genetics of human disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Need for Kidney Donors

Feb 18 - WISN-TV aired a story about the need for kidney donors in Wisconsin. The story featured Christopher Johnson, MD. WISN-TV

Women in Their 20’s Increasingly at Risk for Melanoma Skin Cancer

Feb 17 - Amy Harker-Murray, MD, discusses the warning signs of melanoma, and the groups most at risk of developing skin cancer, in a story that aired on WITI-TV. Fox 6 News

Change of Heart

Feb 17 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed a Froedtert & the Medical College patient with heart failure as she was first put on a total artificial heart, then a portable device, and then, months later, a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

High School Students Gain Exposure to Careers in Engineering and Construction

Feb 12 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on 18 students from Milwaukee’s Bradley Tech High School who are at Froedtert gaining exposure to careers in engineering and construction by observing construction of Froedtert’s new $117 million Center for Advanced Care. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Michigan State Football Star Accepted into MCW’s 2014 Entering Medical School Class

Feb 12 - Michigan State University football star Mark Scarpinato announced that he is leaving football to pursue medicine. Detroit Free Press

College Staff Teach Fourth Grade Students How to Create Patentable Inventions

Feb 12 - Fourth grade students at St. Matthias Parish School in Milwaukee will learn how to turn creative ideas into patentable inventions through a partnership with MCW’s Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center (BBC). WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Arce-Lara to Discuss Cancers Impacting Black Women at Kenosha Event

Feb 12 - Dr. Carlos Arce-Lara will discuss cancers that significantly impact black women at a free community event in Kenosha on February 18. The Journal Times

Tomah VA Chief of Staff Named to MCW-Central Wisconsin Community Advisory Board

Feb 12 - MCW named Dr. David Houlihan, Chief of Staff at the Tomah VA Medical Center, to the MCW-Central Wisconsin Community Advisory Board. La Crosse Tribune

Editorial Supports Transfer of Mental Health Complex to Board of Medical Professionals

Feb 12 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial endorses proposed legislation to transfer oversight of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to a board of medical professionals. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Berger Calls for State Regulations Mandating Pulse Oximetry Screening of Newborns

Feb 12 - Dr. Stuart Berger calls for state regulations requiring Pulse Oximetry Screening for all Wisconsin newborns. 620 WTMJ-AM

Psychiatry Residents Rate Clinical Supervision as Best Way to Assess Core Competency

Feb 12 - Resident physicians in Psychiatry rated direct clinical supervision as the most favorable way for faculty supervisors to assess trainee skills in the “core competency” of professionalism and ethics according to study reported in Academic Psychiatry by Dr. Laura Roberts. Psychiatric News

Glaucoma Research Foundation Names Dr. Dubra to Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative

Feb 12 - Alfredo Dubra, PhD, is one of four principal Investigators of the Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative sponsored by the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Ophthalmology Times

Company Raises $700,000 from Angel Investors to Market Device Created by Dr. Shaker

Feb 12 - Somna Therapeutics has raised $700,000 from individual angel investors allowing the company to market the Reza band, an adjustable neck band that prevents stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Expectant Mothers Receive Free Dental Care at South Side Clinic

Feb 12 - The Milwaukee Neighborhood News profiled a program that provides free dental care for expectant mothers in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Blood Cells Transformed to Beating Heart Cells for Cardiovascular Research

Feb 12 - A WISN-TV news story profiles the work of Ulrich Broeckel, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute. WISN-TV

Dr. Braza Discusses Benefits of Wellness Programs; MCW’s Departmental Wellness Champions

Feb 12 - Dr. Diane Braza discusses the benefits of workplace wellness programs in a Milwaukee BizTimes article. She discusses MCW’s successful departmental “wellness champions” program. BizTimes

Dr. Kim Receives $1.2 Million NIH Grant to Study How the Body Metabolizes Drugs

Feb 12 - Jung-Ja Kim, PhD, received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the way in which the human body metabolizes drugs, and the causes behind abnormal steroid hormone production. WauwatosaNOW

Researchers Collaborate with Boston Children’s on Pharmacogenomics Study

Feb 12 - MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are collaborating with Boston Children’s Hospital on the first pharmacogenomics study to use genetic information to predict if a child will have a reaction to medications, and ultimately develop individualized therapy for patients. Health Canal & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Campbell Authors Essay about Answering Machines

Feb 6 - Dr. Bruce Campbell , essayist for WUWM-FM, vents about answering machine messages. WUWM-FM

Dr. Kersten Wins Kidney Foundation’s Annual Ballroom Dancing Contest

Feb 6 - Dr. Judy Kersten was selected as the 2014 individual winner of the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin’s ballroom dancing contest fundraising event. OnMilwaukee.com

TV Report Focuses on Permanent Disabilities as Result of Gun Violence

Feb 6 - In an interview on CBS-TV/Channel 58, Dr. Stephen Hargarten notes that some gun violence victims experience permanent disabilities. CBS 58 News

Dr. Rubin Discusses Risks of Frostbite in Subzero Weather

Feb 6 - Dr. Jonathan Rubin tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that skin exposed to subzero wind chills in the minus-20s and below can lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Caledonia Woman Regains the Ability to Walk through New Gait and Balance Technology

Feb 6 - A Racine Journal Times article reports on the recovery of a Caledonia woman who lost the ability to walk from a massive stroke. In less than a month later, Joan Schacht regained the ability to walk through the ZeroG Gait and Balance Training System. The Journal Times

Legislation Would Place County Mental Health under Control of Governor = Appointed Board

Feb 6 - Legislation will be introduced in Madison to strip the Milwaukee County Board of its oversight of mental health care. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Hospital Introduces Measures to Reduce Patient Readmissions

Feb 6 - A Wisconsin Hospital Association report finds that state hospitals have made progress on quality initiatives. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. McCrea Discusses Concussion Research Grant from GE Health and National Football League

Feb 6 - In interviews with Wisconsin Public Radio and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Michael McCrea, PhD, discusses the $300,000 grant he received from GE Health and the National Football League to conduct concussion research. Wisconsin Public Radio & THonline.com

College Cited for Preparing Medical Students to Become Physician Leaders

Feb 6 - MCW is identified as one of the nation’s medical schools taking the lead in preparing medical students to become physician leaders in an article in Hospital and Health Networks Daily. Hospitals & Health Networks

Researchers Find Two Distinct Patterns of Genetic Alteration in Invasive Bladder Cancer

Feb 6 - MCW researchers are co-authors of a Roswell Park Cancer Institute-led study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found that invasive bladder cancers demonstrate two distinct patterns of genetic alteration, one of which may result from defects in cells' ability to replicate. Medical News Today

MCW Joins Multi-State Network to Share Electronic Medical Record Data for Research

Feb 6 - MCW is one of 10 medical centers joining to create the Greater Plains Collaborative, a multi-state network that will build a data set from electronic medical records that will be used to contribute to new research in the fields of breast cancer, obesity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Business Journal, & BizTimes

Father Donates Portion of Liver to Save His Infant Son’s Life

Feb 6 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a father who donated a portion of his liver to save his infant son’s life. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

446 Faculty Physicians Named Best Doctors in America

Feb 6 - A total of 446 Medical College of Wisconsin faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on the Best Doctors in America® list for 2014. MCW physicians represent 44 percent of the 1,015 Wisconsin physicians listed as Best Doctors, more physicians from MCW than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin. WauwatosaNOW

MCW Joins Clinical Research Network

Feb 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is one of three Wisconsin academic health systems that received a combined $1.5 million through the Affordable Care Act to participate in a comparative clinical-effectiveness research network in the Midwest. Milwaukee Business Journal

A Survivor’s Story

Jan 31 - CBS 58 News profiled a man who has survived and thrived despite a paralyzing gunshot wound. Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, discussed the lifelong effects of these types of traumatic events, and the importance of the Level 1 Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital. WDJT-TV

Donating liver to save son “the best thing I ever did in my life”

Jan 31 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a Milwaukee man who donated part of his liver to save his 19-month old son who was in liver failure. Johnny Hong, MD, was the surgeon on the case and was interviewed for the story. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ten Financial Counselors Trained to Help Patients Enroll in ACA Health Plans

Jan 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin have trained 10 financial counselors to help patients enroll in health care plans available through the federal marketplace. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Langlade County Selected for Community Teams Program

Jan 28 - The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, a continuing education and training resource supported jointly by MCW and UW School of Medicine and Public Health, selected Langlade County for participation in its Community Teams Program. WJFW Newswatch 12

Patient Creates Fundraising Event for Stroke Research

Jan 28 - OnMilwaukee.com profiled Gina Gruenwald, who suffered a massive stroke in 2009, on her recovery and efforts to support MCW stroke research through the Milwaukee Food for Thought fundraising event. OnMilwaukee.com

American Medical Association President Discusses Flu Prevention

Jan 28 - ABC-TV/Channel 12 interviewed Dr. Ardis Hoven, President of the American Medical Association, about flu prevention. Dr. Hoven was interviewed at MCW, where she was lecturing MCW medical students. ABC-TV/Channel 12

Dr. Obermyer Reports that Most Flu Patients are in their 20s, 30s

Jan 28 - Dr. Mark Obermyer reported that most flu patients he has treated this year in are their 20s and 30s on a news report on WUWM-FM. WUWM-FM

Dr. Vithalani Named Judge for 2014 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Jan 28 - Kalpa Vithalani, PhD, is one of 14 judges for the 2014 Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Wisconsin Technology Council

Dr. Simons Unanimously Reelected Chair of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Jan 28 - Dr. Ken Simons was unanimously reelected chair of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. Wisconsin Medical Society

Governor’s State of the State Address Notes Funding Support for More Primary Care Doctors

Jan 28 - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State Address noted that Wisconsin’s new budget includes funding for MCW to increase the number of primary care doctors in rural and underserved areas of the state. Fox 6 News & The Badger Herald

Dr. Gregg Discusses Hospital Purchase of MRI Units in a $10 Million Upgrade

Jan 28 - Dr. David Gregg discusses the hospitals purchase of a 3T and 1.5T MRI units at a cost of approximately $10 million. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Woodson Discusses Sleep Apnea Clinical Trial Results

Jan 28 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson discussed with WTMJ-AM the results of a sleep apnea clinical trial he led. 620 WTMJ-AM

Campus Organizations are Proactive in Addressing Road Construction Issues

Jan 28 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that MCW and Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus partners have been proactive in identifying transit alternatives and parking restrictions as the organizations communicate with campus employees. Milwaukee Business Journal

GE and National Football League Award Head Health Challenge Grant to Dr. McCrea

Jan 28 - Michael McCrea, PhD, and MCW were one of 16 entities worldwide to receive a $300,000 Head Health Challenge grant from General Electric and the National Football League. Milwaukee Business Journal, The Wall Street Journal, CBS 58 News, GE Reports, & 3 other sources

Community Advisory Boards Named for Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

Jan 28 - MCW announced appointments to the Community Advisory Boards for the new regional campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay. WAOW-TV, MyFoxWausau, 1330 WHBL, & Marshfield News-Herald

Dr. Mike McCrea Awarded GE and NFL Head Health Concussion Grant

Jan 23 - Michael McCrea, PhD, has been awarded a prestigious Head Health Challenge grant to study concussion using advanced imaging techniques and technology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk Supports Cardiovascular Research

Jan 21 - The 18th Annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held on February 15 at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center in Wauwatosa. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Buchan Named Diplomate of American Board of Medical Microbiology

Jan 21 - Blake Buchan, PhD, earned certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, the highest credential that a doctoral-level clinical microbiologist is able to earn. WauwatosaNOW

Family’s Struggle with Uterine Cancer Leads to Creation of Cancer Research Fundraising Event

Jan 21 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 prepared a feature report on the Ellenbecker family’s struggle with uterine cancer and the creation of the Strikes for Hope charity bowling event. Fox 6 News

Minority Children Less-Likely to be Placed Correctly in Car Seats, Booster Seats

Jan 21 - Dr. Suzanne Brixey provides comment to a Reuter’s story on a study published in Pediatrics that found that minority children are less likely to be placed correctly in car seats or booster seats. Chicago Tribune

Dr. Hillard Reports that “Contact High” from Marijuana Smoke is Psychological Phenomenon

Jan 21 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD, said that a “contact high” from exposure to marijuana smoke is a psychological phenomenon. Business Insider

Dr. Derse Discusses Bioethical Issues Related to End-of-Life Decisions

Jan 21 - Dr. Arthur Derse discusses bioethical issues that families face when making end of life decisions. Wisconsin Public Radio

Dr. Lane Discusses Epigenetics

Jan 21 - Dr. Robert Lane discusses the field of epigenetics; the study of how and why certain parts of the human genome are turned on and off by different factors. WUWM-FM

Dr. Friedland Receives CTSI Grant to Study Vestibular Disorders

Jan 21 - Dr. David Friedland received a $25,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Butson Receives CTSI Grant to Develop Clinical Decision Support System

Jan 21 - Christopher Butson, PhD, received a $25,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a clinical decision support system to manage patients receiving deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Carlson Contributes to Study that Finds that Speech Engages Both Sides of the Brain

Jan 21 - Dr. Chad Carlson contributed to a Nature study that found that speech engages both sides of the brain. FUTURITY.org

Dr. Pahapill Discusses Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery to Treat Parkinson’s

Jan 21 - Dr. Peter Pahapill provides information on deep brain stimulation surgery to treat Parkinson’s disease in a report on NBC-TV/Channel 4. WTMJ-TV

Canadian TV Channel Reports on Crash Lab Research into Back Injuries

Jan 21 - Discovery Channel Canada came to Milwaukee to prepare an in-depth report on MCW’s Vehicle Crash Laboratory at the Zablocki VA Medical Center. Discovery Channel Canada

Dr. Sato Named CEO of Children’s Specialty Group

Jan 21 - MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin named Dr. Thomas Sato as Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Specialty Group (CSG). BizTimes

Strikes for Hope Bowling Event Raises Funds for Cancer Research

Jan 20 - A bowling outing to raise funds for the MCW Cancer Center was featured on WITI-TV. WITI-TV

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

Jan 16 - Today’s TMJ4 profiled a Fond du Lac man who underwent deep brain stimulation to reduce the tremors caused by his Parkinson’s Disease. WTMJ-TV

Crash Lab Profiled on Discovery Channel Canada

Vehicle Crash Lab Featured on “Daily Planet” on Discovery Channel Canada. Discovery Channel Canada

The Science of Epigenetics

Jan 16 - Robert Lane, MD, discusses the field of epigenetics on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM

Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament Supports Cancer Research

Jan 13 - The sixth annual Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament will be held on January 18 in Menomonee Falls. WauwatosaNOW

Asian-Pacific American Medical Student Association Co-Hosts Community Health Fair

Jan 13 - MCW’s Asian-Pacific American Medical Student Association joined with Neighborhood House of Milwaukee to host a January 11 community health fair at Neighborhood House. CBS 58 News

Dr. Thakar Discusses Clinical Trial Funded by Pablove Foundation

Jan 13 - Dr. Monica Thakar discusses a promising clinical trial made possible by the Pablove Foundation in an OnMilwaukee.com article profiling Jo Ann Thrailkill, co-founder of the Pablove Foundation. OnMilwaukee.com

Dr. Obermyer Provides Tips to Avoid the Flu

Jan 13 - Dr. Mark Obermyer provides tips on how to avoid the flu. Fox 6 News

Dr. Campbell Asks “Will What We Teach Now Be Relevant Later?”

Jan 13 - Dr. Bruce Campbell, who also serves as essayist for WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” questions whether some knowledge has an expiration date. WUWM-FM

Dr. Hariman Discusses Job Challenges Faced by Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Jan 13 - Dr. Richard Hariman discusses the challenges patients with rheumatoid arthritis face as they try to hold a job. Everyday Health

Dr. Decker Discusses Health Risks Posed by Sub-Zero Weather

Jan 13 - Dr. Christopher Decker discusses the health risks posed by sub-zero weather, especially for diabetics. WUWM-FM

Dr. Hohenwalter Discusses Use of TheraSphere to Treat Liver Cancer

Jan 13 - Dr. Eric Hohenwalter discusses the use of TheraSphere to treat liver cancer on Fox-TV/Channel 6. Fox 6 News

NEJM Report Co-Led by Dr. Woodson Identifies Effective Sleep Apnea Device

Jan 13 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson is co-primary investigator of a multi-center study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that found that a surgically-implanted upper airway stimulation device reduced obstructive sleep apnea episodes by 70 percent. Health Canal

Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center to Open in Menomonee Falls

Jan 13 - Froedtert & MCW’s new Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center in Menomonee Falls will open on January 13. Milwaukee Business Journal

Drs. Joseph Carroll and David Dimmock Named to “40 Under 40” List

Jan 13 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, and Dr. David Dimmock have been named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2014 “40 Under 40” list recognizing young professionals who are making contributions to their field and the community. Milwaukee Business Journal

Bioethicist Discusses End of Life Issues on Wisconsin Public Radio

Jan 13 - Arthur Derse, MD, JD, discusses the laws and ethics of end of life decisions on an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Public Radio

CTSI Grant to Fund New Assessment Tool for Vestibular Disorders

Jan 13 - David Friedland, MD, PhD, has been awarded a CTSI Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant to develop a clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. WauwatosaNOW

Physician to Help Ethiopian Emergency Doctors

Jan 13 - M. Chris Decker, MD, is in Ethiopia helping design and set up an emergency department at the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Segon Receives Pilot Grant to Improve Communications between Doctors and Patients

Jan 10 - Dr. Ankur Segon received a $12,500 pilot model grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a dynamic feedback mechanism designed at improving communication between doctors and patients in a hospital setting. WauwatosaNOW

Anthony Caples Helps Lead UWM’s Saving Black Boys Summit

Jan 10 - Anthony Caples helped lead the recent Saving Black Boys Summit held at UWM. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Johnstone Comments on Study on Gender Differences in Mild Coronary Artery Disease

Jan 10 - Dr. Candice Johnstone provides expert comment to Family Practice News on a study reported at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America that found that the mild coronary artery disease differences between men and women are not as great as earlier identified. Family Practice News

Dr. Hohenwalter Discusses Use of TheraSphere to Treat Liver Cancer

Jan 10 - Dr. Eric Hohenwalter discusses the use of TheraSphere to treat liver cancer. NewsmaxHealth

Dr. Decker Discusses Sub-Zero Weather Health Risks for Packer Fans

Jan 10 - With predictions of sub-zero weather for the Green Bay Packers game, Dr. Chris Decker tells WUWM-FM that fans attending the game should guard against frostbite and dehydration. WUWM-FM

Dr. Volkman Receives $353,000 NIH Grant to Study Protein as Possible HIV Inhibitor

Jan 10 - Brian Volkman, PhD, received a one-year, $353,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study a unique protein that shows promise as an HIV inhibitor. WauwatosaNOW

475 Employees to be Relocated to Facilities in West Allis

Jan 10 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin announced it will be moving 475 employees from finance and information services units to the Summit Place Office Complex in West Allis. The Business Journal

Centergy Creates Regional Collaboration Needed to Develop MCW-Central Wisconsin

Jan 10 - An article on regional economic development in the Stevens Point Journal notes that Centergy in Central Wisconsin is capable of providing regional collaboration for the development of MCW-Central Wisconsin, something that couldn’t be accomplished by individual chambers of commerce. Stevens Point Journal

M Magazine Profiles Drs. Biblo, Ehlert and Toth in Best Doctors Edition

Jan 10 - M Magazine profiles Drs. Lee Biblo , Carey Ehlert and Heather Toth as part of the magazine’s article on the 2014 Best Doctors in America. M Magazine

College Community Contributes to Holiday Gift Drive for Foster Children

Jan 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that the MCW community was a major contributor to Kids Matter, Inc., which provides holiday gifts to Milwaukee-area foster children and their families. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW Identified as One of Milwaukee’s Strengths for Venture Capital Opportunities

Jan 7 - In a comparison of the venture capital opportunities that exist for Milwaukee and Detroit, Xconomy notes that Milwaukee’s strengths are water technology through UWM, and healthcare IT through GE Health and MCW. Xconomy

Dr. Gilbert Discusses Nocturnal Asthma

Jan 7 - Dr. Ileen Gilbert discusses nocturnal asthma in Everyday Health. Everyday Health

Business Journal Names Milwaukee’s Top 10 Health Stories for 2013

Jan 7 - Two of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Top 10 Milwaukee Health Care Stories for 2013 were the expansion of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin partnership through the creation of the Community Physicians Division, and the partnership of Quality Health Solutions and UnitedHealthCare. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Duncan Discusses the Significance of Lab-Grown Organ Buds

Jan 7 - The Scientist identified lab-grown organ buds, also called organoids, as one of the major advances in the life sciences in 2013. The Scientist

College Achievements Identified as Among “Big Ideas” from Wisconsin Research Labs

Jan 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 2013 list of the top 10 “Big Ideas” from Wisconsin research labs includes two MCW projects. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Ellen Velie Named to Hold Joan A. Van Deuren Chair in Breast Cancer Research

Jan 7 - Cancer researcher Ellen Velie, PhD, MPH, has been named to a joint appointment between MCW and UWM. At MCW, she will serve as the Joan A. Van Deuren Professor in Breast Cancer Research. WauwatosaNOW

ER Doctor Lays Out Cold Weather Risks

Jan 7 - Chris Decker, MD, discusses the health risks of exposure in extremely cold weather on WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM

Technology to Test for Concussions Still Lacking

Jan 3 - Michael McCrea, PhD, was involved in an assessment of commercially available computerized neurocognitive tests to evaluate concussion. Psych Central

Big Ideas of 2013

Jan 3 - MCW’s genomics clinic and a new test for bloodstream infections were both dubbed “Big Ideas of 2013” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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