University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – November 28 – December 12, 2011


Dr. Dai Yamanouchi received an American Heart Scientist Development Grant titled “The Role of Osteoclastogenesis in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.” It is a 4-year grant at $70,000 direct costs per year starting January 1, 2012.

Dr. Gretchen Schwarze was notified that she was selected into ICTR’s KL2 Scholar Program for her work studying physician/patient expectations in informed consent for high-risk surgeries. The three-year award begins June 1, 2012.


On December 1, Dr. Lee Wilke gave the The Emory University 2011 Mary Lynn Morgan Annual Lecture on Women and Health titled “Collaborative Care: What Advances In Breast Cancer Can Teach Us About Reforming The Health Care System.”

Dr. Kille was recently introduced to the blogosphere via AFCH’s Growing Up Healthy blog. Check it out here.

Honors and Awards

Dr. Susan Thibeault has accepted an invitation to serve on the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Study Section: Biomaterials and Biointerfaces (BMBI). She was appointed for a four-year term.

Dr. Jon Matsumura received a majority of the votes cast in the District 3 Seat UWMF Board of Directors Faculty Representative Election and will serve on the UWMF Board for three years beginning January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2014.

Dr. Scott Pinchot, PGY5 – General Surgery, matched in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, one of the top programs in the country. Congratulations, Scott!

Dr. M. Kunnimalaiyaan was recently notified that his membership to the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) was approved. Kunni is a Senior Scientist in the Department overseeing Dr. Herb Chen’s laboratory and performing independent research in cancer.

Special Interest

Dr. Lee Faucher was the medical advisor for Jacquelyn Mitchard’s new novel, “Second Nature.” The main character, Sicily Coyne, experiences a devastating fire that instantly ends some lives and changes others in a Chicago neighborhood. Dr. Faucher is listed in the acknowledgments.