NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
28°
H 28° L 12°
Cloudy | 9MPH

Distinguished Professor at Mount Sinai Dr. Jeffrey Laitman to Receive Honorary Degree, Speak at Commencement May 17; Thomas Brophy and Father Robert Wild to Receive Honorary Degrees

May 7, 2013

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) 100th annual commencement exercises will be held May 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee Theatre. MCW’s Medical School and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will award a total of 194 MD, 40 PhD, 23 MS, 8 MA, and 16 Master of Public Health degrees.

Jeffrey T. Laitman, PhD, Distinguished Professor of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address.

The College will also honor Tom Brophy and Rev. Robert Wild, SJ, long time Wisconsin community leaders, with honorary doctoral degrees.

Dr. Jeffrey T. Laitman’s research on the development of the aerodigestive tract has shed light on the human respiratory system, and the evolution of the vocal tract and human speech. His pioneering work in charting the anatomy of the aerodigestive tract in humans and in other mammals has had considerable implications for not only understanding human anatomy, but also evolution and clinical disorders such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Dr. Laitman is currently Distinguished Professor of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Professor and Director of Anatomy and Functional Morphology, Professor of Otolaryngology, Professor of Medical Education and Director of Gross Anatomy at Mount Sinai; and Professor in the Graduate Faculties of Biomedical Sciences at Mount Sinai and of Anthropology of the City University of New York. Dr. Laitman is also a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History, and a member of the faculty of the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP), a research-training program supported by the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Laitman’s work has been covered extensively in the general scientific and lay press, and he has been the focus of many television and radio specials both in the United States and abroad, such as the BBC and Discovery Channel documentary, “The Day We Learned to Think,” the award-winning “The Miracle Planet” Series on the National Geographic Channel, and the documentary “Clash of the Cavemen” on the History Channel.

Thomas A. Brophy has been an influential figure in Milwaukee’s health and human services arena for more than 40 years. He served as the MCW Director of Community Relations for 12 years before retiring in 2010. During his time at MCW, Brophy helped advance the college’s public and community health mission and volunteered on the boards of several organizations, including Community Advocates, Milwaukee Academy of Science, and St. Charles Youth and Family Services. Earlier in his career, he worked for 30 years for Milwaukee County, where he began as a social worker and eventually served as Director of Human Services and then retired as Administrator of John L. Doyne Hospital. He was honored with the James Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award by the Public Policy Forum.

Rev. Robert A. Wild, SJ, was the President of Marquette University from 1996 to 2011. Under his leadership, Marquette University experienced unprecedented growth with groundbreaking new educational and research facilities, innovative academic programs, increased donor support, and strong relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.

Father Wild inspired the formation of diverse leaders at an institution that was the first Catholic university in the world to admit women to be educated alongside men in undergraduate programs in 1909. Wild holds a doctoral degree in New Testament and Christian origins from Harvard University.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» HomeGoods coming to Mayfair Collection 11/24

» Wauwatosa superintendent attends President Barack Obama's 'ConnectED to the Future' event 11/18

» Children's Hospital of Wisconsin moves babies to newly designed NICU 11/18

» City Market closes North Avenue location 11/17

» Early momentum doesn't stay with Tosa East 11/14

» Wauwatosa woman investigated for stealing credit card information from Froedtert Hospital patients 11/13

» Man pointed handgun at front door of Applebee's 11/10

» UW Credit Union branch could break ground in Wauwatosa this month 11/10

» Suburban roundup: Week three of the WIAA football postseason 11/10

» Indulgence Chocolatiers to open in Wauwatosa, and sell Purple Door Ice Cream 11/10

» Former Central States Mortgage CEO to plead guilty to obstruction of justice Updated:  11/6

» Tosa East stuns Brookfield East in volleyball sectional 11/6

» Election roundup: How the Milwaukee suburbs and Lake Country voted Updated:  11/5

» Walker wins Wauwatosa by slimmer margin than the state 11/5

» Walker's neighbors divided over election 11/4

» Authorities identify Wauwatosa man killed by train Updated:  11/4

» Wauwatosa apartments sell for $2.5 million 11/4

» Suburban roundup: Week two of the WIAA football postseason Updated:  11/3

» Power restored to Eisenhower after classes canceled 10/31

» Photo Gallery: WIAA state soccer tourney day one 10/30

» Four-story apartment building proposed for Hall Automotive site 10/30

» Apartments planned at Hall Automotive site in Tosa Updated:  10/30

» Little Read Book in Wauwatosa has author signing Sunday 10/30

» Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Wauwatosa Updated:  10/29

» Suburban roundup: Week one of the WIAA football postseason 10/27

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

Local Business Directory

CONNECT