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Pediatrics Physicians Receive 2014 UW Health Patient Experience Champion Awards

Posted: April 18, 2014

Congratulations to Drs. Carol Diamond, Chris Healy, John Hokanson, Kathleen Maginot and Amy Plumb for receiving the 2014 UW Health Patient Experience Champion Award. This recognition is in honor of their Avatar survey scores, which placed them in the top 5% of all UW Health Physicians. Your patients recognized your exemplary communication skills and this award recognizes that you lead by example when it comes to providing a patient and family-centered care experience.

Carol A. Diamond, MD

Carol A. Diamond, MD

Christopher T. Healy, MD

Christopher T. Healy, MD

John S. Hokanson, MD

John S. Hokanson, MD

Kathleen R. Maginot, MD

Kathleen R. Maginot, MD

Amy J. Plumb, MD

Amy J. Plumb, MD

 

Kirstin A. M. Nackers, MD

Kirstin A. M. Nackers, MD

Dr. Kirstin Nackers to Speak at 7th Annual Healthy Classrooms Foundation Symposium

Posted: April 16, 2014

Kirstin A. M. Nackers, MD, will be joining a panel of speakers at the 7th Annual Healthy Classrooms Foundation Symposium on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 2-6pm, at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Dr. Nackers will be speaking about early brain and child development.

The Healthy Classrooms Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to bring the ideals and practices of public health to the classroom and community through creative, sustainable initiatives, and education. It was created by several UW School of Medicine and Public Health medical students, and continues to be led and organized by UW-Madison students from the health sciences and other schools on our campus.


John G. Frohna, MD, MPH

John G. Frohna, MD, MPH

Asaad G. Beshish, MBBCh

Asaad G. Beshish, MBBCh

Drs. Frohna and Beshish Elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Society

Posted: April 14, 2014

John Frohna, MD, residency program director and Assad Beshish, MBBCh, third year resident, were recently elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Society (AOA), a professional medical organization that recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine.


Bruce S. Klein, MD

Bruce S. Klein, MD

Bruce Klein, MD, Joins Team Searching for New Antibiotics

Posted: April 14, 2014

The National Institutes of Health have awarded a five year, $16 million grant to a group of researchers including Bruce Klein, MD, to find new sources of antibiotics to combat the rising number of deadly antibiotic-resistant infections. The UW-Madison team is studying natural products from animals, insects, plants and marine life, searching for novel antimicrobials to combat two groups of relevant microbes: fungi associated with infections in immunocompromised patients like cancer and transplant patients, and bacteria responsible for the majority of U.S. hospital infections.


David Bernhardt, MD

David Bernhardt, MD

David Bernhardt, MD, Discusses Brain Trauma

Posted: April 14, 2014

David Bernhardt, MD, recently appeared in an article for the Madison Capital Times newspaper. He joined Chris Murphy to discuss an article from the New York Times and the possible connection with soccer and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

The full article and ongoing discussion can be found here.


Marcel Wüethrich, PhD

Marcel Wüethrich, PhD

Marcel Wüethrich, PhD, Receives Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research

Posted: April 11, 2014

Congratulations to Marcel A. Wüethrich, PhD, who has been chosen to receive the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research. Nine members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s academic staff were chosen for the 2014 Academic Staff Awards for their achievements in leadership, public service, research, teaching and overall excellence.

In addition, Marcel has received the title of "Distinguished Scientist" from the UW, in recognition of his significant contributions to the mission of the university.


Myriam N. Bouchlaka, PhD

Myriam Bouchlaka, PhD

Myriam Bouchlaka, PhD, Receives Cayman's Women in Research Travel Grant

Posted: April 11, 2014

Congratulations to Myriam Bouchlaka, PhD, (Capitini lab) for getting the $250 Cayman's Women in Research Travel Grant for her abstract that will be presented at the 2014 American Association for Immunologists Annual Meeting. Nice work Myriam!


Norman Fost, MD, MPH

Norman Fost, MD, MPH

Norman Fost, MD, MPH, Discusses Ethics in Sports

Posted: April 7, 2014

Norman Fost, MD, MPH, recently appeared on For the Record, WISC-TV's news editorial program. He joined Neil Heinen and other UW Faculty to discuss the upcoming UW Bioethics Symposium and the importance of bioethics in our society today.

The broadcast and ongoing discussion can be found here.


Allen Wilson, MD

Allen Wilson, MD

Dr. Allen Wilson Receives UW Health Physician Excellence Award

Posted: March 28, 2014

Please join us in sending well-deserved congratulations to Al Wilson, MD, for receiving this year's UW Health Outreach Excellence Award.

Each year UW Health honors its most outstanding physicians with these awards.

Thank you so much Al, for your outstanding clinical care, your enthusiasm to providing regional care, and your exceptional communication with outreach sites.

Congratulations Al!


Allison Redpath Mahon, MD

Allison Redpath Mahon, MD

Allison Redpath, MD, Chosen to Attend AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

Posted: March 27, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Allison Redpath, who has been chosen at the funded candidate for the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar by the Dean for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs.

Designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school faculty appointments at the assistant professor level, and considering leadership positions within their discipline, department, or institution, this comprehensive and engaging program provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to pursue leadership roles within academic medicine.


UW Bioethics Symposium Features Pediatric Speakers

Posted: March 13, 2014

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will host its 6th annual Bioethics Symposium on Thursday, April 10. Titled “Sex, Drugs and Sports: ethical controversies in athletics,” the symposium will cover three primary topics: the use of performance enhancing drugs, the exploitation of college athletes, and gender verification of elite female athletes.

Three members of the Department of Pediatrics faculty will speak at the symposium:

  • Dr. Norman Fost, professor of pediatrics and bioethics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and critic of the ban on PEDs. He has appeared on ESPN and HBO, and was in the 2008 documentary “Bigger, Faster, Stronger.”
  • Dr. David Allen, professor of pediatrics and division chief of endocrinology and diabetes at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He will argue that hormones present in the body should determine an athlete’s gender category.
  • Dr. Greg Landry, professor of pediatrics and orthopedics, UW Athletics Teams head medical team physician, and volunteer physician for the 1992 U.S. Winter Olympians. He will offer remarks on ethical issues that arise in sports medicine.
Norman Fost, MD, MPH

Norman Fost, MD, MPH

David Allen, MD

David Allen, MD

Greg Landry, MD

Greg Landry, MD

 

Robert Lemanske, MD

Robert Lemanske, MD

Study Seeks to Improve Asthma Therapy for African-Americans

Posted: March 7, 2014

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee are collaborating on a new clinical study to determine what combination and dosage of medications work best to manage asthma in African- Americans.

“African-Americans suffer much higher rates of serious asthma attacks, hospitalizations, and asthma-related deaths than whites do,” says Dr. Robert Lemanske, professor of medicine in the division of allergy and immunology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. “Our goal is to better understand why African-Americans don’t respond as well to the traditional therapies and whether genetics plays a role in treatment response.”

UW and Aurora are two of 30 sites in 14 states taking part in the clinical trial, Best African-American Response to Asthma Drugs, or BARD. The trial will examine the effectiveness of different doses of inhaled corticosteroids used with or without the addition of a long-acting beta agonist in 500 African-Americans age five and older. UW and Aurora are seeking to enroll 60 participants.

The BARD study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). UW-Madison is a member of AsthmaNet, a nationwide clinical research network created by the NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in 2009. The purpose of AsthmaNet is to develop and conduct multiple clinical trials that explore new approaches in treating asthma from childhood through adulthood.

For more information about the study, visit www.wiasthma.org. Those interested in participating in the study can call 608-265-8291 for adults and teens; 608-263-3360 for pediatrics; and 414-219-4873 for individuals in the Milwaukee area.


Christian Capitini, MD

Christian Capitini, MD

Christian Capitini, MD, Earns Early Career Faculty Travel Grant from the American Association of Immunologists

Posted: March 6, 2014

Christian Capitini, MD, recently earned a $1250 Early Career Faculty Travel Grant from the American Association of Immunologists for his abstract entitled "19F-MRI for tracking NK Cells after adoptive transfer" at their 2014 annual meeting. Congratulations Christian!


Tasha Scott

Tasha Scott

Tasha Scott to Present at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Posted: February 25, 2014

Tasha Scott, PROKids student researcher, will present “Predictors of Family Engagement in Family-Centered Rounds,” as a podium presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting in Vancouver, BC this May. As part of Elizabeth Cox's AHRQ-funded Family Centered Rounds Initiative, this research used videos of family-centered rounds and surveys of parents to understand factors associated with limited family participation during rounds. Results suggest that support may be needed to optimize engagement during rounds for fathers, for parents without any college education, and during short hospital stays. The PAS Annual Meeting is the largest international conference dedicated to the discussion of original research in child health.


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