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    The Quest to Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
    June 20 - High school senior Andreau Dorsey has endured complications from her sickle cell anemia since birth, but it was in middle school that the regular pain hit.
    Local Institute Wins Bid to Host Health & Human Services Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Conference
    Aug. 8 - Milwaukee has been dubbed the “Heartland of BioHealth Innovation.” The Clinical Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI), a part of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was chosen by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to host the national 2017 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (HHS SBIR/STTR) conference in 2017.
    News Releases
    All MCW news releases for 2017 in chronological order.
    Saving Baby Dominic
    July 26 - Johnny C. Hong, MD, Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was featured in an M Magazine article, “Saving Baby Dominic: “How a world-premiere surgery kept a Wisconsin newborn alive,” published online this week.
    Cardiovascular Center Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Help Train Next Generation of Scientists
    July 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Cardiovascular Center, a nationally recognized leader in research, has been awarded a five-year $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, to support a new institutional T32 Postdoctoral Training Program.
    Community-Based Weight Loss Intervention for African American Breast Cancer Survivors
    July 18 – Melinda Stolley, PhD, associate director of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center completed a study, Moving Forward, with 250 African American breast cancer survivors, successfully implementing an intervention to help these women make and maintain positive changes in weight, eating habits, physical activity and social support networks.
    Medical College of Wisconsin Physician Scientist named President Elect of American Heart Association Board
    July 3 - Ivor J. Benjamin, MD, FAHA, professor of medicine and director of the Cardiovascular Center at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named president elect of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Board of Directors.
    Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Launches Doctor of Pharmacy Program
    July 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program has been granted pre-candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the national agency for accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy.
    Innovative Study Could Alter Way Clinicians Treat Concussion Patients
    July 6 - Whether suffered by an athlete on the field or non-athlete at home, mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), including concussions, are typically measured by using a checklist of symptoms. But, according to Lindsay Nelson, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist and assistant professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), athletes and civilians, and likely, men and women, suffer different types of mTBI, often varying by type of impact and severity level.
    Medical College of Wisconsin Researcher Awarded $1.7 Million Grant to Study Imaging of Brain Tumor Cells
    July 3 - Peter LaViolette, PhD, MS, assistant professor of radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a five-year, $1,752,975 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of glioblastoma, high-grade brain cancer.
    Rising Second-Year Medical College of Wisconsin Student Wins Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award
    July 3 - Bellony Nzemenoh, a second-year student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), received the 2017 Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award from the American Medical Association Foundation.
    Andrew S. Greene, PhD., Receives Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award
    June 28 - Andrew S. Greene, PhD, is the recipient of the 2017 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award, which honors the memory of former Milwaukee Alderman Steve Cullen who died suddenly of a heart attack at age 40. Dr. Greene is the interim vice chair of clinical and research affairs and professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Dr. Robert D. and Dr. Patricia E. Kern Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).
    MCW Researchers Receive $100,000 Pilot Grant to Investigate Breast Cancer Treatment
    June 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a two-year, $100,000 pilot grant from the MCW Cancer Center and Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse to investigate breast cancer treatment. The WBCS is an organization that supports early stage breast cancer and prostate cancer research at MCW.
    Chair of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at Medical College of Wisconsin Named
    June 28 - Jonathan S. Marchant, MA, PhD, will join the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) as chair of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, effective Sept. 1, 2017. In addition, Dr. Marchant was awarded the Marcus Professorship of Human and Molecular Genetics.
    Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Enters Second Phase of $20 Million Behavioral Health Initiative
    June 26 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment today announced it is moving into the second stage of its $20 million initiative to address behavioral health across Wisconsin.
    MCW Researchers Receive $2.1 Million Grant to Study Abnormal Lipid Accumulation Causing Liver Disease
    June 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases to investigate the accumulation of lipids in liver cells leading to hepatic steatosis, a liver disease that is increasingly common in the United States.
    MCW Researcher Receives $3.7 Million “Dream” Grant to Study Treatments for Hypertension
    June 15 - Alexander Staruschenko, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named a recipient of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH), R35 Emerging Investigator Award.
    Summer Clerkships Engage Students in Community and Provide Experience for MCW-Central Wisconsin Students
    June 14 - For the first time, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin medical students will participate in summer clerkships.
    Cardiothoracic Surgeons Join Medical College Physicians
    June 9 - Lyle Joyce, MD, PhD, and David Joyce, MD, recently joined the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
    Medical Schools Join Together to Transform Medical Education
    June 8 – Changes in health care nationwide have created a need for medical schools to respond with innovative methods to prepare physicians to meet the new demands of the profession. Seven medical schools across the country are driving catalytic change in how physicians learn through the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education (Kern Institute).

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