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Gretchen (Margaret) Schwarze, MD, was unanimously promoted to tenured Associate Professor. Timothy King, MD, and Heather Neuman, MD, were both successfully promoted to Associate Professor (CHS). Lee Wilke, MD, and Guilherme Campos, MD, were promoted to Professor (CHS). These promotions will take effect July 1, 2014.


Lynn Haynes, MS, will receive the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research from Chancellor Rebecca Blank at a ceremony on April 23, 2014, at the Fluno Center. This is one of the highest honors a UW-Madison academic staff member can receive; only two awards per year are given to recognize outstanding contributions in research. Lynn received the award for an “Individual providing critical research support.” Lynn is currently the Chair of the Campus Distinguished Prefix Review Committee and Vice Chair of the SMPH Animal Care and Use Committee and has worked for 27 years in the lab of Dr. Will Burlingham and most recently Dr. Dixon Kaufman. Congratulations, Lynn!

Cliff Cho, MD, has been awarded the prestigious American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to Australia and New Zealand for 2015. Dr. Cho will spend three weeks in Australia and New Zealand, attending the Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgery, and visiting at least two medical centers to lecture and share clinical and scientific expertise.

Lee Wilke, MD, has been invited to become a member of the Annals of Surgery Editorial Board.


Two NIH grant applications submitted by K. Craig Kent, MD, were scored in the third percentile this month: the first was a competing renewal of his R01 titled “TGF-beta in Intimal Hyperplasia after Vascular Bypass” written with Lian Guo, PhD, as a Co-investigator, and the second for a new AHRQ R21 titled “Patient-Centered Postoperative Wound Surveillance Using Current Technology,” written with Sara Ferndandes-Taylor, PhD, Co-Investigator on the grant.

Dr. Lane Frasier’s NIH T32 application “Human Factors Analysis of Team Fluidity in the Operating Room” was recommended for funding by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Frasier is a General Surgery resident completing a two-year research fellowship advised by Caprice Greenberg, MD, and Doug Wiegmann, PhD.

In the News

WISC-TV Channel 3 was at the ENT/Voice Clinic on March 18 to film voice therapist Kate McConville, MA, CCC-SLP, and her patient, Irish dancer Kelly Conaghan, who is being treated for paradoxical voice fold motion, which made it difficult to breathe during the energetic dancing. Click here to watch the video.

Girma Tefera, MD, and his team will be featured in the upcoming UWSMPH Quarterly magazine for their American International Health Alliance-funded work transforming health care quality in Ethiopia. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System