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    Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Enters Second Phase of $20 Million Behavioral Health Initiative
    June 26 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment today announced it is moving into the second stage of its $20 million initiative to address behavioral health across Wisconsin.
    The Quest to Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
    June 20 - High school senior Andreau Dorsey has endured complications from her sickle cell anemia since birth, but it was in middle school that the regular pain hit.
    MCW Researchers Receive $2.1 Million Grant to Study Abnormal Lipid Accumulation Causing Liver Disease
    June 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases to investigate the accumulation of lipids in liver cells leading to hepatic steatosis, a liver disease that is increasingly common in the United States.
    MCW Researcher Receives $3.7 Million “Dream” Grant to Study Treatments for Hypertension
    June 15 - Alexander Staruschenko, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named a recipient of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH), R35 Emerging Investigator Award.
    Summer Clerkships Engage Students in Community and Provide Experience for MCW-Central Wisconsin Students
    June 14 - For the first time, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin medical students will participate in summer clerkships.
    Cardiothoracic Surgeons Join Medical College Physicians
    June 9 - Lyle Joyce, MD, PhD, and David Joyce, MD, recently joined the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
    Medical Schools Join Together to Transform Medical Education
    June 8 – Changes in health care nationwide have created a need for medical schools to respond with innovative methods to prepare physicians to meet the new demands of the profession. Seven medical schools across the country are driving catalytic change in how physicians learn through the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education (Kern Institute).
    The Power of Philanthropy: Medical College of Wisconsin receives $38 Million Gift, Will Lead National Institute to Transform Medical Education
    June 8 – The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received its largest philanthropic gift of $37.8 million from the Kern Family and the Kern Family Foundation to establish the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education (Kern Institute).
    More than $1 Million Awarded to Statewide Health Initiatives from Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin
    June 5 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment announced its latest commitment of more than $1 million to generate community-based advances in health. Four initiatives chosen demonstrate potential to change systems and protocols that could lead to sustainable improvements in health at the community level.
    Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Professional Women
    May 26 - The EgGS Initiative (Engaging Girls in STEM), an organization aimed at inspiring high school girls to pursue STEM careers, collaborated with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to offer the “Preparing to be a Professional” (Prep-Pro) workshop on May 13.
    MCW Applauds JFC Vote to Expand Wisconsin’s Child Psychiatry Consultation Program
    May 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) applauds the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) for voting to expand Wisconsin’s Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP) by an additional $500,000 per year.
    Annual Motorcycle Ride to Benefit MCW’s Cardiovascular Center
    May 24 - On Saturday, June 10, at 11:30 a.m., motorcyclists will raise their kickstands and ride 70-miles through the scenic countryside and hills of Southeastern Wisconsin to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Cardiovascular Center (CVC), a nationally recognized leader in research.
    Underserved Students Helped by MCW Doctor to Succeed in Science Research Competitions
    May 18 - Jeff Fritz, PhD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin (MCW-CW), was selected by the Society for Science & the Public for the Advocate Grant Program from 2017-2018.
    Medical College of Wisconsin Supports Increase in NIH Funding
    May 15 - Recently, a bipartisan spending deal reached by Congress approved a $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world’s foremost medical research centers.
    Researcher, Director, Urban Farmer, Retired President and CEO Receive Honorary Degrees at The MCW Commencement
    May 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) upcoming 2017 Commencement Ceremony for graduate and medical students on Friday, May 19 will present the following four individuals with honorary doctoral degrees from MCW
    Medical College of Wisconsin Names Chief Financial Officer
    May 8 - Earlier this year, Barclay Ferguson was named chief financial officer for the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Ferguson has more than 20 years of experience in growing enterprise value for large public and private organizations. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, accounting, budgeting, contract negotiations, mergers, and acquisitions.
    United Hospital System to Expand Affiliation with Froedtert Health (PDF)
    April 27 – Kenosha’s United Hospital System, with hospital campuses in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie, and Froedtert Health have signed a letter of intent to expand their current relationship. The proposed agreement calls for United Hospital System (United) to expand its affiliation with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network and to adopt Froedtert & MCW care quality protocols and best practices.
    MCW Names Kurt Janavitz as Senior Vice President of Healthcare Partnerships and Strategy
    April 5 - Kurt L. Janavitz, MBA, has been named senior vice president, healthcare partnerships and strategy for the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), effective April 17, 2017. Janavitz previously served as chief executive officer for Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (IHN) from January 2015–April 2017.
    MCW School of Pharmacy Partners with Carroll University to Enhance 3+3 Pipeline Program
    April 5 - Carroll University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy have partnered to develop a dual degree program allowing full-time Carroll University students who successfully complete their pharmacy program prerequisites to gain early assurance direct admission of available seats in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at MCW.
    MCW School of Pharmacy Partners With St. Norbert College to Enhance 3+3 Pipeline Program
    March 27 - St. Norbert College and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy have partnered to offer an early assurance admission and reverse transfer program.

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