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Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, will give the keynote address at the Medical School of Wisconsin’s 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center. RSVP for the event online.


Jon Matsumura, MD, was re-elected to a three-year term as Faculty Representative and Craig Kent, MD, was re-elected to a three-year term representing the Council of Chairs to the UW Medical Foundation Board of Directors. Their new terms begin January 1, 2015.


The Association for Academic Surgery recently announced newly elected members to several of its committees. From the UW Department of Surgery, Angela Gibson, MD, PhD, will serve on the Issues Committee; Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, will join the Education Committee; and Courtney Balentine, MD, and Jason Wiseman, MD, will sit on the Outcomes Research Committee. Congratulations to all of you on your elections, and thank you for representing the UW on the national level.


The latest issue of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery included a guest editorial by Petros Anagnostopoulos, MD, “Palliative and corrective surgery in low-weight infants is associated with an increased mortality risk: How can we do better?”


This week the Division of Transplantation received a $150,000 estate gift from a Janesville couple whose daughter received a transplant at the UW, and the Kidney Transplant Program Fund received a $2,500 gift from a transplant patient who received an organ transplant from a living related donor. Thank you to our grateful patients! Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System