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By Monica Heger
This story was originally published Jan. 9.

Amy Lemke has been appointed to associate professor in the Institute for Health and Society's Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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The Medical College of Wisconsin has appointed Amy Lemke as associate professor in the Institute for Health and Society’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities.

This story was originally published on Aug. 19.

The partners will use the five year grant to investigate the mechanisms of underlying left ventricular hypertrophy.

After MCW researchers used exome sequencing to provide a diagnosis for a 6-year-old boy with an extreme form of inflammatory bowel disease, the team put in place a broad program to support future clinical sequencing projects. The framework addresses a range of issues that surround diagnostic sequencing — from patient selection to analysis and interpretation, consent and data-sharing policies, and reimbursement.

MCW also saw its investment income drop 11 percent in the first three months of its fiscal year, though results suggest that the medical college's investment declines have slowed down from a year ago.


The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

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