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Medigram: May 19, 2016

Top Story

AMA president calls on all physicians to help reverse opioid epidemic
In an open letter to U.S. physicians published last week, AMA President Steven Stack, MD, called on all physicians to take steps to reverse the nation’s opioid overdose and death epidemic. Read more.

News Briefs

Wisconsin resident tests positive for Zika virus
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Wednesday the first confirmed case of Zika virus infection in a Wisconsin resident. Read more.

WMJ Editorial Board adds new members
The WMJ Editorial Board is pleased to announce the addition of three new members, as well as a new associate medical editor. Read more.

County Medical Society president testifies for e-cigarette
ban in Marshfield

Yakub Ellias, MD, of Marshfield, testified recently before the city of Marshfield’s Judiciary and Legislative Committee, encouraging the city to extend its existing clean air ordinance to include a ban on e-cigarettes. Read more.

Newsmakers

Schuller tapped to take over as Sixteenth Street CEO
Julie B. Schuller, MD, MPH, MBA, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (SSCHC) to succeed John Bartowksi, DrPH, as president and CEO in 2017. Read more.

Society Snapshot

Society hires George Crownhart as its first CEO
For more than 75 years, the day-to-day operations of the Wisconsin Medical Society were handled by members of the Society who were elected to the office of secretary. Read more.