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UW Health Media Mentions: June 9, 2017

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Medical College of Wisconsin receives $37.8 million gift to form training institute

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The other founding partners of the National Transformation Network are Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Medical College of Wisconsin receives $37.8 million gift to form training institute

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The other founding partners of the National Transformation Network are Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
BIZ Times
USA Today

Major Gift Will Better Train Doctors at Medical College of Wisconsin

WUWM
The list of six partners includes the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

UW medical school joins other schools to transform medical education

Wisconsin State Journal
The UW School of Medicine and Public Health is joining the Medical College of Wisconsin and five other medical schools in a new effort to transform medical education, as health care focuses more on population groups as well as individual patients.

In addition to these local and regional stories, the announcement of the Kern Institute was covered in 81 media outlets around the nation.

Doctor talks about achieving long-term goals

Madison.com
When it comes to achieving your long-term goals it's the amount of mental toughness or grit that predicts your success. So how can you get more grit UW Health senior psychologist Dr. Shilagh Mirgain has some advice.

New study shows Dane County residents live longer than national average

Channel 3000
"You've got genes and then you've got environment and then you've got lifestyle and then the interactions between them," said Dr. Steven Barczi, a geriatric specialist with UW Health.

Men’s Health Month Target: "Silent Health Crisis"

Public News Service
June is Men's Health Month, and Dr. Patrick Remington, associate dean for public health at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine and Public Health, said men could do some fairly simple things to improve their health. While he acknowledged that women do live longer than men, he added that men are closing the gap.

Health Initiative targets smoking

WXOW
Dr. Bruce Christiansen of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, "With the exception of an acute crisis, there's plenty of evidence that if you're being treated for alcoholism, your outcome for alcoholism itself/risk of relapse is less if you also quit smoking at the same time."

Dutch Study Says Big Farms Cause Lung Problems

MILK Business
“People should be aware of these exposures, and if they’re having respiratory symptoms associated with these sorts of exposures, it’s something to look into and have further evaluated,” says Dr. Daniel Jackson, a pediatrician and professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Evers to appear at UW Clinic in Sun Prairie for 'Reach Out and Read'

The Star
UW Health Sun Prairie Clinic participates in Reach Out and Read, a program that prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

UW Health launches programs to combat hunger

WKOW
So we're concerned about identifying people who need help with food resources and connecting them to resources in the community," said Robin Lankton, Director of Population Health at UW Health.
Madison 365

Health care professionals use improv to better connect with patients

NBC 15
"It doesn't matter how much you know if it's not going to be put in service to help somebody, and the only way you can do that is if you communicate it well," said Dr. Amy Zelenski, Asst. Professor at UW School of Medicine.

Gulf War vet fights cancer, bureaucracy as friends look to help

Wausau Daily Herald
He will soon enter an experimental treatment program at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison.
Stevens Point Journal

SwedishAmerican: Helping Patients During the Cancer Journey

Old Northwest Territory
As a division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican has access to oncology experts from the nationally recognized University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, which is committed to leading-edge research to provide better treatment for cancer.

Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Small Increased Risk for PD

Med Page Today
The power of this study comes from the size of the population and the prospective acquisition of nutritional data, Kathleen Shannon, MD, of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, told MedPage Today in an email. Shannon was not involved in the study. 

Prairie Du Sac cyclist hospitalized after hit and run

1310 WIBA
The bicyclist was transported to Sauk Prairie Hospital via ambulance and then transported to UW Hospital in Madison where she is being treated for her sustained injuries. Sheriff Meister can't say how badly the woman was hurt. 

Two People Injured in Two Vehicle Accident In Sauk County

WRJC
Both drivers were transported to Reedsburg Area Medical Center and the driver of the westbound vehicle was transported to UW Hospital by UW Medflight.

Vehicle strikes bicyclist in Sauk County hit-and-run, Sheriff's Office says

Wisconsin State Journal
The woman, of Prairie du Sac, was taken by ambulance to the Sauk Prairie Hospital and then to the UW Hospital in Madison, Meister said.

Regional and National Medical and Health News

Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors

New York Times
The 86 cancer patients were a disparate group, with tumors of the pancreas, prostate, uterus or bone. One woman had a cancer so rare there were no tested treatments. She was told to get her affairs in order.

5% of U.S. Pregnant Women With Zika Had Baby With a Birth Defect

New York Times
Five percent of pregnant women with a confirmed Zika infection in the United States territories, including Puerto Rico, went on to have a baby with a related birth defect, according to the most comprehensive report to date from federal officials.

F.D.A. Asks Drug Maker to Stop Selling a Dangerous Opioid

New York Times
On Thursday, for the first time in its history, the Food and Drug Administration asked a drug company to take an opioid medication off the market.