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March 26 - April 1

Community Engagement Week Registration is Open Feb. 10-April 7

02-10-20178:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

Registration for Community Engagement Week 2017, Elevating Community Voices in Health, is now open! Join the Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement and the Community Engagement Core in strengthening community and academic collaboration around health by exploring and growing our common ground. See the attached flier and visit our page for more information about the week’s events! Questions? Contact Micala Queary at

As part of Community Engagement Week, MCW is providing a volunteer opportunity for faculty, staff and students. On Thursday, April 20, noon – 1 p.m., MCW will host a sandwich making event in the Alumni Center. Faculty, staff and students who sign up to volunteer will have the opportunity to make sandwiches, which will be delivered to local United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County’s partner agencies for distribution. Advanced registration is required for this event. Register now and help MCW meet our goal of making 3,500 sandwiches in 60 minutes. Questions regarding this event can be directed to MCW Special Events at 955-4741.

Cardiology EP Core Curriculum "Ventricular Tachycardia, Mechanisms, Diagnosis, Treatment" March 27

03-27-20177:00 AM  - 8:00 AM

Ventricular tachycardia, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment. Presented by Dr. Devin Mehta

Kaleidoscope Research Forum "The Thing About Microaggressions..." March 27

03-27-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

Kaleidoscope Research Forum "The Thing About Microaggressions..." facilitated by Marth L. Barry, PhD, Racial Justice Director at YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.

BRI Seminar Series: “Sirt1 in inflammation and cancer: a tale of red wine” March 28

03-28-20179:30 AM  - 10:30 AM

BRI Seminar Series “Sirt1 in inflammation and cancer: a tale of red wine” presented by Deyu Fang, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

Biostatistics Seminar Series "Regression and Causal Models for the Composite Endpoint" Mar. 28

03-28-20173:30 PM  - 4:30 PM

Lu Mao, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, "Regression and causal Models for the Composite Endpoint."

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds "Outcomes in Frontal Sinus Surgery" | March 28

03-28-20175:00 PM  - 6:00 PM

"Outcomes in Frontal Sinus Surgery" presented by Jessica Southwood, MD, PGY-5 Otolaryngology Resident.

Cardiology Imaging Conference "Cardiac Masses and Tumors (Describe Echo Appearance & Location of Common Cardiac Masses; Benign/Malignant Tumors [Primary and Metastatic])" March 29

03-29-20177:00 AM  - 8:00 AM

"Cardiac Masses and Tumors (Describe Echo Appearance & Location of Common Cardiac Masses; Benign/Malignant Tumors [Primary and Metastatic])" presented by Dr. Mobin Malik

Department of OBGYN “Something in the Air: Climate Change and Maternal-Fetal Health” Mar 29

03-29-20179:00 AM  - 10:00 AM

The Department of OBGYN is hosting Dr. Gary Loy, from Rush University speaking on Climate Change and Maternal-Fetal Health. For more information visit our website

Dissertation Defense by Joseph Byonanebye, MPH | March 29

03-29-20179:10 AM  - 10:10 AM

On Wednesday, March 29, Joseph Byonanebye, MPH will defend his dissertation entitled, "Characteristics, Regional Trends and Determinants of Teenage Pregnancy in Uganda." The dissertation defense will take place in the Kerrigan Auditorium MEB Building at 9:10 a.m. Joseph, A PhD candidate in the Public and Community Health Program is under the advisement of Dr. Laura Cassidy.

Cell Biology Seminar March 29

03-29-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

Graduate Student Collaborative Research in Progress Seminar Series

Joshua Nord, Graduate Student, Cirillo Lab, and Erica Woertz, Graduate Student, Carroll Lab, present a seminar.

Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety Seminar | March 29

03-29-20172:00 PM  - 3:00 PM

Learn the basic safety issues related to compressed gases, including liquid nitrogen.

Conversations with Scientists | Neuroscience: Your Amazing Brain | March 29

03-29-20176:30 PM  - 8:30 PM

After the resounding success of its first year, the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is hosting its third "Conversations with Scientists" program, this time focusing on the spinal cord, Parkinson's Disease, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and chronic pain and addiction. Speakers will walk us through the basics of our internal command center and how it controls our every move and thought, how we respond to fear, stress, and pain, and what physicians and scientists are doing to take back control over diseases like Parkinson's, PTSD, and addiction.

2017 MCW Cancer Center Retreat, March 30

03-30-20177:30 AM  - 1:30 PM

On behalf of Ming You, MD, PhD, and Maria Nevalainen, MD, PhD, please join us for the 2017 MCW Cancer Center Retreat. This event is Thursday, March 30th from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center. 

We are pleased to announce special guest and keynote speaker Dr. Roy Jensen.  Dr. Jensen will share vital information about the University of Kansas Cancer Center’s successful NCI designation application. He will lead an interactive discussion about the designation grant and site visit, answer questions and provide guidance to MCW Cancer Center leaders, members and staff. 

Please RSVP by accepting the calendar invitation if you plan to attend. Contact Anne Mathias with any questions. 

Dissertation Defense PhD Candidate Amanda Urick | March 30

03-30-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

On Thursday, March 30, Amanda Urick will defend her dissertation entitled "BMP Signaling, and its Downstream Effector SMAD1 are Necessary for Hepatic Progenitor Cell Formation in hiPSCs." The dissertation defense will take place in the CBNA Conference Room at noon. Amanda, a PhD candidate in the Cell and Developmental Biology Program is under the advisement of Dr. Stephen Duncan.

Wearable Art Show Weekend, March 31-April 1

03-31-2017 All Day Event

The Wearable Art Show Weekend, presented by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club, will be held on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. Pink attire is encouraged.

Scheduled events include:

Wearable Art After Dark (Opening Night) – Friday, March 31

  • 7 – 9 p.m. at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave.
  • Shopping, appetizers, desserts, music and cash bar
  • Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at door

Bosom Buddy Run/Walk – Saturday, April 1

  • Run/walk begins at 9 a.m. (On-site registration available)
  • Cedarburg Cultural Center Parking Lot, W62 N546 Washington Ave.
  • 5K Chip-Timed Run | 3-Mile Walk | 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
  • Advanced registration: $25 for ages 12 and older; $15 for children; free for children 7 and under
  • Day of event registration: $30 for ages 12 and older; $20 for children; free for children 7 and under

The Wearable Art Show, Sponsored by Kapco – Saturday, April 1

  • 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave.
  • More than 30 unique clothing, jewelry and accessory vendors
  • Admission: $5 at the door

Proceeds from these events support breast cancer education, prevention, research and treatment.

Since 2008, this organization has donated $28,000 for breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

CRI Research Institute Conference "Molecular Epidemiology Using iPSC-Derived Cells" | March 31

03-31-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

"Molecular Epidemiology Using iPSC-Derived Cells" presented by Ulrich Broeckel, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Chief, Section of Genomic Pediatrics, Director, Individualized Medicine Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin.

Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Cancer Conference, April 1

04-01-2017 All Day Event

This year’s Southeastern Wisconsin Cancer Conference will be held on Saturday April 1st at the Italian Community Center in downtown Milwaukee. The topic is colorectal cancer and another bonus for this year is that there is no registration fee. Please use the link to register directly on the website and view the agenda: