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Stefan Schieke, M.D. assistant professor of dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Wauwatosa has received the Medical Dermatology Career Development Award by the Dermatology Foundation.

A skin cancer specialist, the $165,000 award will provide Schieke with research funding on an agent that may block the growth of T-cell lymphoma on skin and the resources to help him develop clinical care treatments.

Aurora Health Care has been honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Quality Achievement Awards. This award recognizes Aurora Health Care for its implementing a higher quality care to heart failure and stroke patients.

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Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s only hospital to receive the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Get With The Guidelines- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Additionally, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington and Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn have been recognized as recipients of Associations Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll, for improving patient care and reducing hospital re-admissions and Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay received Associations Target: Stroke Honor Roll.

The following medical centers received the Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology: Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, Aurora Medical Center in Grafton and Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee.

The following centers received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for ensuring stroke patients receive care based on nationally accepted guidelines: Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Aurora Medical Center in Summit, Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County.

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Demin Wang, PhD, senior investigator at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute has received the $1 million John B. and Judith A. Gardetto Chair of Cancer Research endowment.

Dr. Wang will use the funds to further his leukemia research efforts in terms of B cells. He hopes to discover ways to treat leukemia and lymphoma as well as immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders. Wang has been with the Blood Research Institute since 2000 and he’s a recipient of the leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar Award.

Milwaukee-based Interior Systems Inc. has announced a strategic distribution partnership with The YES Group, based in Mendota Heights, Minn. Interior Systems is a provider of creative design solutions for the restaurant, retail and education markets. The YES Group will market Interior Systems in five Midwest states.

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The Horse & Plow Pub at The American Club resort in Kohler has reopened with a renovated building, after two months of it being closed, along with a new menu. The new layout features more space between the bar and restaurant areas and a new lower-level lounge. The bar is bigger and has new draft beer lines. The chef and restaurant manager, Loren Rue, renovated it to make it look more fun and energized.

Chortek & Gottschalk LLP, an accounting and business advisory firm based in Waukesha, has changed its name to Chortek LLP. The firm is changing its Technology Consulting division, C&G Consulting into a firm incorporating its tax, accounting and merger & acquisition services. The name change is intended to acknowledge the roots of the firm’s founder, Sam Chortek.

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