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With the help of our own soccer phenom, General Surgery resident Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, the Madison 56ers won the National Premier Soccer League’s Midwest Title in Cleveland. On a very hot Sunday afternoon, with the air temperature reaching 90 degrees, the 56ers beat AFC Cleveland 2-1. Sean and his Madison 56er teammates will be representing the Midwest at the Final Four Tournament in San Diego. Next up, they will face the East Region Champions, FC Sonic, on July 27 in the national semi-finals. Stay tuned for updates.

Research

Jon Matsumura received $30,000 over three years for Global Vascular Education from Gore. The funds will be used to train foreign physicians to be master clinicians in their native countries and will support housing and travel for the visitors.

Education

Kate Amond, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, contributed as a co-author to the 3rd edition of “Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child” by Mary Fran Hazinski, which was published in May 2012 by Elsevier. Kate works with Petros Anagnostopoulos in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at American Family Children’s Hospital.

Clinical Kudos

Jake Greenberg reports that his patient who underwent massive hernia repair after undergoing progressive preop pneumoperitoneum is doing great and was going home early last week. Remarkable people. Remarkable results.

Honors and Awards

Sharon Weber was elected to the SMPH Academic Planning Council and will join the 2012-2013 FAC membership made up of Karl Broman, PhD, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (2015), Anthony D’Alessandro, MD, Surgery (2014), Robert Kalejta, PhD, Oncology (2013), Shigeki Miyamoto, PhD, Oncology (2014), and Daniel Resnick, MD, Neurological Surgery (2013). The FAC is an ad-hoc committee and only meets as an issue arises.

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