Business Notes: June 22

June 22, 2010

Bradley Foundation supports Concordia pharmacy students

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation awarded $75,000 to Concordia University's new school of pharmacy. The money will go into the Galen Society Scholarship fund, which will award scholarships to 70 pharmacy students.

Classes will start this fall for incoming pharmacy students at the lower level of Regents Hall on campus. The new school of pharmacy building should be completed by the start of classes fall 2011.

Sendik's makes big donation to ABCD

Balistreri Sendik's Food Markets donated $55,000 to After Breast Cancer Diagnosis. The donation will help continue the free services throughout Milwaukee and beyond that ABCD offers.

ABCD is a telephone-based, free and personalized service available to anyone who is affected by breast cancer, including patients, families and friends. Breast cancer survivors are paired up with breast cancer fighters based on similar diagnoses and life circumstances.

The donation continues Sendik's long-time collaboration with ABCD in promoting and assuring the availability of the service. Sendik's has eight Wisconsin locations, including Mequon and Whitefish Bay.

New hospice to open end of June

The new Horizon Home Care and Hospice residence at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon nears completion. The 14-bed hospice is the first hospital-based hospice residence in Ozaukee County.

Horizon Home Care will serve the entire Milwaukee metro area. The hospice is located in the former labor and delivery unit at Columbia St. Mary's and offers large, private rooms for patients. Amenities include private gathering areas for families, computer and Internet access, and a large community living space with a kitchen and seating for dining.

The public is invited to an open house on June 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, please visit

Professor performs piece at symposium

Cardinal Stritch University music professor Marion Verhaalen participated in a Symposium for Liturgical Music Composers at St. Joseph Center in Milwaukee. Her piece, Nunc Transitus, was performed May 19.

Local professor to lead study on hearing loss in children

The Medical College of Wisconsin received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders. Whitefish Bay resident Dr. Katherine Shim, assistant professor of pediatrics at the college, will be the lead investigator of the study.

The grant will be used to study the genetic effects of mutations that lead to hearing loss and balance disorders in children. Genetic disorders are believed to cause more than half of all hearing loss at birth. Thirty-nine percent of hearing loss and balance disorders are believed to be caused by malformed inner ears.

Results from the study seek to bring new therapies to treat inner ear disorders.

Local businesses accepted into NARI

LaBonte Construction, Brown Deer, and Tee Time, Thiensville, have been accepted into the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

As members, the companies are dedicated to improving the quality and value of the homeowner's investment. NARI members are carefully screened and must observe the highest standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility. Contractor members provide professional service and maintain the high standards of the council.

For information or to receive a free copy of an annual membership roster listing all members, call (414) 771-4071, or visit their website at

On the Move

Dan Brewer has joined Kendall Packaging Corp., Mequon, as product development manager.

Beth Ann Barbaglia has joined Concordia University in Mequon as a full-time academic adviser for the School of Business and Legal Studies. She will work with both MBA and undergraduate students.

Herodotos Ellinas has been appointed assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1992. He has completed residencies in medicine and pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center and anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, serving as chief resident in 2007. He has also completed a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Children's Hospital of Boston.

Dr. Joanna Rea has been appointed as assistant professor of general internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, as well as to the medical staffs at Froedtert Hospital and Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Rea served as an instructor of medicine and consultant in the primary care internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic of Medicine in Rodchester, Minn., receiving awards as best resident educator in 2007-08 and 2008-09. She lives in Shorewood. • Nicole Tilot has been appointed as the new Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at Concordia University in Mequon . Tilot graduated from Concordia in 2007 and received her MBA at Concordia in 2008. She previously was the academic adviser for MBA and undergraduate programs for the School of Business and Legal Studies.

• Bonestroo, a full-service engineering, planning, and environmental science firm in Mequon, has hired Stuart Gross. Gross is a professional geologist and has spent more than 15 years environmental consulting and project managing. He assists purchasers, sellers, and developers of real estate with environmental issues relating to their projects.

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