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Bruce S. Klein, MD

Bruce S. Klein, MD

Dr. Bruce Klein Receives Wisconsin Partnership Program Grant

Posted: October 7, 2014

Bruce Klein, MD, has received one of several grants recently awarded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The three year, $500,000 grant will enable Dr. Klein to study blastomycosis infection among Hmong-ancestry populations, which have a sharply elevated incidence of the disease. Blastomycosis is caused by a soil fungus, and the infection can lead to respiratory failure and neurological damage. The Partnership Program’s competitive Collaborative Health Sciences Program supports novel ideas and interdisciplinary approaches to research and education benefiting the health of Wisconsin residents.


Project ACE's New Logo

Winners Announced for Project ACE Logo Design Contest

Posted: October 7, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Cox’s research team recently hosted a logo design contest for their diabetes study, Project ACE (Achieving control, Connecting resources, Empowering families).

Project ACE is a three-year collaborative study between UW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, supported by a $2 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

The winning logo contest designs were submitted by Debbie Rudin and Dana Mortenson. Both winners received a $50 gift card. Cox’s team worked with graphic designer Matthew Becker to create a logo for Project ACE inspired by Dana’s design.


Debbie Rudin

Debbie Rudin

Dana Mortenson

Dana Mortenson

Matthew Becker

Matthew Becker

 

D.B. Sanders, MD, MS

D.B. Sanders, MD, MS

D.B. Sanders, MD, MS, Receives UW-ICTR and Gilead Sciences Awards

Posted: October 3, 2014

Congratulations to D.B. Sanders, MD, MS, on his new awards from the UW-Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (UW-ICTR) and Gilead Sciences.

As an ICTR KL2 scholar, Dr. Sanders will receive 75% protected research time + $25,000/year to support his research. Funding from the Gilead Sciences Research Scholar Program in Cystic Fibrosis will support his project, "Determinants of the microbiome in young children with cystic fibrosis" at $130,000 over 2 years. This study will investigate the roles that antibiotics and viral infections play in the development of the microbial communities (or microbiomes) that exist in the airways and GI tracts of infants with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Children with CF frequently receive antibiotics for viral infections, but it is unknown how often viral infections require treatment with antibiotics, whether antibiotics contribute to disruptions seen in the microbiomes of children with CF, or if early CF lung disease is affected by disruptions of the microbiomes. Understanding how microbiomes develop in young children with CF, and the roles that viral infections and antibiotic exposures play in this process, will improve our understanding of early CF lung disease and may lead to alternative strategies to prevent and treat CF lung disease.


Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Cox's PCORI Research Featured in Wall Street Journal

Posted: September 30, 2014

Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, and her diabetes research team were featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article on patient input on clinical trial design.

In addition, it profiled one of the advisory board members in Dr. Cox's trial, which tests a survey tool to identify patient needs and see if tailoring interventions enables patients to better control their blood sugar.

The article explained that by making patients equal partners in trial design, researchers can ask then questions that are most relevant to them.

"We're just not inside their lives," said Dr. Cox. "We are in the culture of medicine."

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David Wargowski, MD

David Wargowski, MD

David Wargowski, MD, Selected for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Award

Posted: September 29, 2014

Congratulations to David Wargowski, MD, and Georgiana Wilton, PhD, on their award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), entitled "FASD Practice and Implementation Center for Pediatrics." This 4-year project is funded at over $270,000 total cost/year and is a collaborative effort with the AAP and UC San Diego to develop, evaluate and distribute a range of education and training instruments related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. This project aims to raise awareness and increase diagnostic capacity among pediatric primary care providers while serving to fulfill board certification, CPE and MOC requirements.


Anna Huttenlocher, MD

Anna Huttenlocher, MD

Dr. Anna Huttenlocher Receives Arthritis Foundation Community Impact Leadership Award

Posted: September 26, 2014

The Arthritis Foundation of Dane County will award the Foundation’s Community Impact Leadership Award to Dr. Anna Huttenlocher at the Women Inspiring Change luncheon on October 1 at the Madison Concourse Hotel.

The Arthritis Foundation said that Dr. Huttenlocher was chosen for the award based on her work in juvenile arthritis, experience in the field of pediatric rheumatology and emphasis on giving back to the community.

“I have been inspired by many women,” said Dr. Huttenlocher. “To be able to give back to the community, help inspire other women and girls and influence change in any facet of life is an honor.”

Congratulations Anna!


Dr. David Allen with Dr. Ellen Wald and Ron Sliwinski, CEO UW Hospital and Clinics

Dr. David Allen with Dr. Ellen Wald and Ron Sliwinski, CEO UW Hospital and Clinics

Dr. David Allen Receives UWHC Presidential Physician Leadership Award

Posted: September 19, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. David Allen for being selected for the 2014 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Presidential Physician Leadership Award.

The UWHC Presidential Physician Leadership Award is designed to recognize the organization's most competent and dedicated UWHC-practicing clinical physicians. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills outside of their department and in institution-wide work and a commitment to the mission, vision and values of UW Health within their department, across the organization as well as through community service activities that extend beyond discipline-specific professional activities.

Congratulations David!


Ashley Huth, MD

Ashley Huth, MD

Ashley Huth, MD, Selected as the 2014-2015 Chair of the UW Health Resident Quality and Safety Council

Posted: September 19, 2014

Ashley Huth, MD, has been selected as the 2014-2015 Chair of the UW Health Resident Quality and Safety Council. This council promotes resident participation in UW Health quality improvement (QI) and patient safety activities. With the mentorship of Michelle Kelly, MD, and Kristin Shadman, MD, she has taken the lead on sustainability projects for ongoing QI initiatives, including sustaining the Family-Centered Rounds (FCR) checklist intervention at AFCH. This intervention was created with a multidisciplinary group of family, pediatric, and human factors engineering representatives to improve family engagement during FCR in the context of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded FCR Initiative (Cox, PI). This project was one of the first QI projects to receive Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 credit at UW. This ongoing QI work will be presented at both the American Board of Medical Specialties and American Academy of Pediatrics national conferences this fall.


Matt Harer, MD

Matt Harer, MD

Jeff Yaeger, MD, MPH

Jeff Yaeger, MD, MPH

Study Finds 50% of Wisconsin High School Coaches CPR Certified

Posted: September 18, 2014

Former pediatric residents Matt Harer, MD, and Jeff Yaeger, MD, MPH, recently published a study in the Wisconsin Medical Journal investigating CPR certification rates in Wisconsin high school coaches.

CPR can increase survival in instances of sudden cardiac arrest. Nationally, high school coaches are the first responders to sudden cardiac arrest in up to one-third of high school athlete collapses, but little is known about the status of their CPR certification. The primary goal of this study was to assess the proportion of Wisconsin high school coaches that are certified in CPR.

The study found that the majority of Wisconsin high schools do not require CPR certification for coaches. In Wisconsin, the proportion of coaches who act as the primary responder to a collapse is greater than previously reported. Although the majority of coaches in Wisconsin serve as the primary responder to an episode of sudden cardiac arrest, only about 50% are CPR certified.

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Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Cox's Project Featured in PCORI Board of Governors Meeting

Posted: September 16, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Cox's project funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study family-centered tailoring of pediatric diabetes self-management resources was recently featured in the PCORI Board of Governors meeting.

Congratulations Elizabeth!


Myriam Bouchlaka, PhD

Myriam Bouchlaka, PhD

Myriam Bouchlaka, PhD, Receives Inaugural AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowship

Posted: September 9, 2014

Congratulations to Myriam Bouchlaka, PhD, for receiving one of the inaugural American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Careers in Immunology Fellowships. AAI established this award in 2014 to advance the careers of AAI member scientists by providing stipends to predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. The fellowship will provide one year of salary support for her research in the laboratory of Christian Capitini, MD, starting October 1.


Sharon Bartosh, MD

Sharon Bartosh, MD

Dr. Sharon Bartosh Elected to Board of Directors for American Society of Transplantation

Posted: September 5, 2014

Sharon Bartosh, MD, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Transplantation, an organization of more than 3500 transplant professionals, 90 % of whom are adult physicians (medical and transplant surgeons). Dr. Bartosh will join the AST Board of Directors for a three year term.


Pediatrics Faculty Awarded Madison Magazine 2014 "Top Docs" Honors

Posted: September 3, 2014

Congratulations to the faculty members of the Department of Pediatrics selected for the 2014 Madison Magazine "Top Docs" list.

Every year, Madison Magazine reaches out to medical doctors and doctors of osteopathic medicine (MDs and DOs) at local clinics, hospitals and practices and asked them to participate in voting for their peers in seventy-four medical specialties.

See the complete Madison Magazine list

David Allen, MD

David Allen, MD

David Bernhardt, MD

David Bernhardt, MD

Sabrina Butteris, MD

Sabrina Butteris, MD

Aaron Carrel, MD

Aaron Carrel, MD

Ellen Connor, MD

Ellen Connor, MD

Shannon Dean, MD

Shannon Dean, MD

Ken DeSantes, MD

Ken DeSantes, MD

Carol Diamond, MD

Carol Diamond, MD

Mary Ehlenbach, MD

Mary Ehlenbach, MD

Lindsay Geier, MD

Lindsay Geier, MD

James Gern, MD

James Gern, MD

Frank Greer, MD

Frank Greer, MD

John Hokanson, MD

John Hokanson, MD

Anna Huttenlocher, MD

Anna Huttenlocher, MD

Luke Lamers, MD

Luke Lamers, MD

Robert Lemanske, MD

Robert Lemanske, MD

Kathleen Maginot, MD

Kathleen Maginot, MD

Cami Matthews, MD

Cami Matthews, MD

Mark Moss, MD

Mark Moss, MD

Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

Blaise Nemeth, MD

Blaise Nemeth, MD

Amy Peterson, MD

Amy Peterson, MD

Amy Plumb, MD

Amy Plumb, MD

Diane Puccetti, MDD

Diane Puccetti, MD

Carter Ralphe, MD

Carter Ralphe, MD

Greg Rice, MD

Greg Rice, MD

D.B. Sanders, MD, MS

D.B. Sanders, MD, MS

Mary Schroth, MD

Mary Schroth, MD

Luther Sigurdsson, MD

Luther Sigurdsson, MD

Dan Sklansky, MD

Dan Sklansky, MD

Judith Smith, MD, PhD

Judith Smith, MD, PhD

Grant Syverson, MD

Grant Syverson, MD

Dorota Walkiewicz, MD

Dorota Walkiewicz, MD

David Wargowski, MD

David Wargowski, MD

   

Marlowe Eldridge, MD

Marlowe Eldridge, MD

Marlowe Eldridge, MD, Receives Additional Funding From NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Posted: August 29, 2014

Marlowe Eldridge, MD, was recently awarded a 1-year, $100,000 supplement to his R01, funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH-NHLBI). Dr. Eldridge will be working with Co-Investigator, Kara Goss, MD (Department of Medicine - Pulmonary Medicine) on the project entitled, "Influence of Sex and Maturation on Right heart-Pulmonary Vascular coupling in bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)." Female babies with BPD demonstrate improved survival over their male counterparts, although it is currently unclear if they are at higher risk of developing pulmonary hypertension. The goal of this project is to investigate the influence of sex hormones and maturation on lung and right heart function in BPD. The information gained could impact treatment strategies and predictions of disease progression.


Marcel Wüethrich, PhD

Marcel Wüethrich, PhD

Marcel Wüethrich, PhD, Receives Additional Funding From NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Posted: August 29, 2014

Marcel Wüethrich, PhD, was recently awarded an administrative supplement to his R01, funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID). This project aims to identify the host-pathogen interactions that are the foundation of vaccine-induced resistance. The knowledge gained from this research will lead to the development of fungal vaccines and adjuvants. The supplement of nearly $75,000 over 2 years will cover increased animal costs.


Bruce Klein, MD

Bruce Klein, MD

Bruce Klein, MD, Receives Grant From US Geological Survey

Posted: August 29, 2014

Congratulations to Co-Principal Investigators, Bruce Klein, MD, and Jorge Osorio, DVM, MS, PhD, in the School of Veterinary Medicine on their funding from the US Geological Survey. Their project, "Oral vaccines and delivery methods for controlling disease in bats," is funded for 3 years at a total of $275,860 and aims to develop effective vaccines and methods of vaccine delivery to free-ranging bats that can be applied to numerous diseases, particularly white-nose syndrome.


Drs. Baker, Farrell, and Rock Receive Legacy of Angels Foundation Awards

Posted: August 29, 2014

Congratulations to Michael Rock, MD and Mei Baker, MD/Philip Farrell, MD, PhD on their recent awards from The Legacy of Angels Foundation.

Dr. Rock's project, "A Multi-Center Study of a New Method of Sweat Testing: the CF Quantum(r) Sweat Test" is a six center study of approximately 300 patients assessing the results of the CFQT compared to GCQPIT/Macroduct system. The project was funded for 2 years at a total of $394,510.

Co-Principal Investigators, Mei Baker, MD and Philip Farrell, MD, PhD, are collaborating with Michael Farrell, MD, at Aurora Health Care on their project, "A Prospective Study of Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis Using a Novel IRT/Next Generation Sequencing Method." The 2-year project was funded at a total of $589,732 and will prospectively evaluate the usefulness of expanded DNA analyses using a panel of up to 200 CFTR disease-causing mutations identified by a novel next generation sequencing method in newborn screening for cystic fibrosis.

Michael Rock, MD

Michael Rock, MD

Mei Baker, MD

Mei Baker, MD

Philip Farrell, MD, PhD

Philip Farrell, MD, PhD

 

Kimberly Kile, PhD

Kimberly Kile, PhD

Kimberly Kile, PhD, Joins APPD LEARN Educational Development Committee

Posted: August 18, 2014

Congratulations to Kimberly Kile, PhD, who has been invited to join the Association of Pediatric Program Director's Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (LEARN) Educational Development Committee. The APPD LEARN Educational Development Committee advises the APPD LEARN Director in (1) determining the faculty development needs of APPD LEARN members in the area of educational research, (2) designing and interpreting the annual APPD LEARN needs assessment survey, and (3) identifying training opportunities.


Casey Reiser, MS, CGC

Casey Reiser, MS, CGC

Casey Reiser, MS, CGC, Discusses the Role of Genetic Counseling in On Wisconsin Magazine Feature Article

Posted: August 12, 2014

The expanding ability to decipher human DNA has made genetic testing widely available. But it takes a pro to translate the information. Genetic counselors trained at UW-Madison, such as Casey Reiser, who went on to lead the UW program, learn how to compassionately break potentially life-changing news to a patient and talk about their options. As the field of genetics has become a legitimate part of medicine’s toolbox, genetic counselors are invaluable in helping others understand this emerging knowledge.

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