NEENAH, WIS. (1/18/2013) - Janette Strasburger, MD, a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah, was recently named a Pediatric Hero by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for her work on the Member Medical Advisory Board of Project ADAM. Project ADAM helps schools obtain automated external defibrillators to handle a sudden cardiac incident.
Dr. Strasburger is director of Cardiology Services-Fox Valley and professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. In addition to her clinical practice in Neenah, she performs research in the area of prenatal evaluation of arrhythmias in the fetus.
About Children's Hospital
Children's Hospital is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. Children's Hospital provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2011, Children's Hospital invested more than $100 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children's Hospital achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.
About Project Adam
Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory) is a not-for-profit program of Herma Heart Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Project ADAM helps schools throughout the nation prepare for and respond to cardiac emergencies. The program was created in honor of Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old Whitefish Bay, Wis., high school student who collapsed and died while playing basketball. Project ADAM has chapters in Alabama, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. To learn more about Project ADAM or to download free templates, plans, videos or other resources, visit ProjectADAM.com.
About the Medical College
The Medical College is the state's only private medical school and health sciences graduate school. Founded in 1893, it is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and service. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in the Medical College's medical school and graduate school programs. A major national research center, it is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In fiscal year 2010-'11, faculty received more than $175 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which more than $161 million is for research. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, College faculty direct or collaborate on more than 2,200 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,350 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 400,000 patients annually. Learn more at mcw.edu.