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Business Notes: Sept. 9

Sept. 9, 2009

On the move

Dr. William Burns of River Hills has been appointed assistant professor of medicine in general internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and to the medical staff of the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and his clinical interests include humanism in medicine and managed care.

Dr. Matthew Goldblatt of Whitefish Bay has been appointed assistant professor of surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and to the medical staff of Froedtert Hospital. He specializes in laparoscopic procedures, including the surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease, complex abdominal wall reconstructions and hernia repairs as well as bariatric surgery.

Luther Manor Foundation elects board

The Luther Manor Foundation has elected officers and members of its 2009-2010 Board of Directors.

Officers are John Silseth of Brookfield, chairman; David Anderson of Wauwatosa, immediate past chairman; Fred Anderson of Sussex, treasurer; William Schulz of Thiensville, secretary; and David Keller of Pewaukee, president.

Fred Anderson, Schulz and Amy Sarles of Mequon were re-elected to three-year terms on the board and Thomas Buck of Brookfield was elected to a new term.

Directors continuing their service on the board are Gwen Jackson of Milwaukee and Martin Panning of Mequon. Donald Mundt of Elm Grove was recognized for his more than 15 years of service on the board.

Luther Manor, based in Wauwatosa, provides long-term care options and housing for older adults. The nonprofit organization also operates River Oaks Assisted Living in Mequon and Lakefield Adult Services in Grafton.

Next Chapter collects 2,000 children's books

Next Chapter Book Shop, 10976 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, recently collected more than 2,000 children's books in a book drive to benefit the nonprofit Next Door Foundation in Milwaukee.

Peggy Driscoll, a former teacher, donated more than 1,000 books to the drive and won an autographed hardcover set of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.

Bonestroo names division leaders after merger

Bonestroo, with offices at 12075 Corporate Parkway, Mequon, has named three new division leaders following the firm's merger with Northern Environmental.

Tom Syfko is Bonestroo's Private Division leader, responsible for the company's relationship with developers, builders, contractors, land and business owners, financial institutions, architects and consultants.

Dave Rautmann, also a principal at Bonestroo, will lead the firm's Energy/Industrial Division. He will be responsible for integrating Northern Environmental's energy and industrial service offerings with Bonestroo's services.

Lee Mann, a Bonestroo principal, will lead the Government Division, serving local, regional and state governments and agencies.

Bonestroo offers engineering, planning and environmental services to government, private, energy and industrial markets.

Medical College gets grant to study blood vessel flow

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of naturally produced hydrogen peroxide in controlling human blood flow.

Dr. David Gutterman of Fox Point, the Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology, professor of medicine and physiology and senior associate dean for research is the principal investigator for the grant.

The study intends to better understand the biological signals and responses that occur in blood vessels and directly impact chronic coronary artery disease.

On the move

Brian Fritz of Bayside has joined the sales and marketing staff of Schroeder Solutions, an office interiors firm based in New Berlin. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he majored in finance and marketing.

Julie Karpinski has been named assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the new Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. She will instruct students on statistics, literature evaluation and the use of drug information resources. Karpinski is a board certified pharmacology specialist and was most recently the assistant director of the Drug Information and Wellness Center and assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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