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Aurora BayCare Honors Caregivers in Research and Medical Education

Monday, October 14, 2013

Green Bay, Wis. – Aurora BayCare Medical Center hosted a research and medical education reception and recognition event on October 10. Several caregivers were honored for their current participation in advancing research and medical education.

"This event is a celebration of our accomplishments and a great opportunity for our caregivers to learn more about our research programs,” said Annette Paul, manager of clinical research at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. “Aurora BayCare is a leader in research in Northeast Wisconsin and we take great pride in contributing to the medical advancements that come from our research and clinical trials.”

Numerous cancer clinical trials have been ongoing at Aurora BayCare for various types of cancers, but research has expanded far beyond cancer trials. For example, Aurora BayCare has research options for patients with sleep apnea disease, acute coronary syndrome (heart) disease, multiple sclerosis, SI-Bone/pelvic joint, knee injuries and more. Patients have access to more than three dozen open clinical trials at Aurora BayCare and more than 400 open trials throughout Aurora Health Care.

Awardees include:

Dr. James Napier - Neurology - Clinical Research Award

Dr. Jeffrey Blink - Medical Educator of the Year Award

Sports Medicine Residency Program – Medical Education Curriculum Development Award

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

BayCare Clinic is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of over 100 specialty physicians with expertise in more than 20 specialties. BayCare Clinic physicians have served patients in Green Bay and the surrounding region for more than 30 years.

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Contact: Kristin Rabas

(920) 288.3638

kristin.rabas@aurora.org

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