University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – June 11, 2012

At the Top

Greg Kennedy received an impact score of 20 (11%) for his NIH R01 titled “Role of Aryl Hydrocarbon in Colon Tumorogenesis.” Last session the funding line was 18% in National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. His requested budget was $250,000 direct costs per year for 5 years. This will be Dr. Kennedy’s first R01 and only the second active R01 held by a colorectal surgeon in the United States. Awesome accomplishment. Congratulations!


On Thursday, June 7, The Division of Transplantation, hosted 32 surgeons from hospitals throughout China and 6 employees from Shanghai Roche for an all-day Transplant Symposium. Guests were greeted by Jon Kao and Laurie Dennis from the Division of International Studies at the UW Wisconsin China Initiative and treated to lectures given by Dixon Kaufman, Tony D’Alessandro, Jon Odorico, Arjang Djamali, and Tom Ellis. They toured the transplant clinic, HLA Lab and inpatient unit, assisted by our dedicated transplant staff. Thanks to all who made this visit meaningful and special thanks to Amy Pahl who coordinated the event.

Clinical News and Innovation

Jack Jiang along with student volunteers will welcome Chancellor Ward and a Wisconsin delegation to Shanghai where they are establishing the first UW outreach office outside of the United States. The group will have fun with UW flags, Bucky Badger T-shirts and cheese heads. Bruce Harms and George Wilding, who are part of the official delegation, will be meeting with US companies in China to seek opportunities to collaborate in clinical training, research and product development.


Laurie Johnson at Transformations recognized Sam Poore for the care he gave a patient who had scarring following a dog bite. The patient called and requested that Laurie relay to Dr. Poore her EXTREME gratitude for the treatment and care she received. The patient had been told by numerous doctors (including plastic surgeons) that nothing could be done. Dr. Poore started a series of kenalog injections and the patient was very happy with the results.

Save the Date

Bo Liu and Nathan Welham, chairs of the Department of Surgery 4th Annual Research Summit, have confirmed that David Krakauer, Director of Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, will deliver a keynote speech at the event scheduled for January 23, 2013 at Union South. The summit will focus on building a modern research enterprise via multidisciplinary collaboration.