Research and Education Program Funded Awards

AHW invests $1.2M in six changemaking research awards

On November 20, 2015, the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded approximately $1.2 million through the Research and Education Program’s Responsive Component to six initiatives that bring together the strengths of MCW basic science and clinical research to foster innovation in biomedical, translational and population health research.

Funded initiatives include interdisciplinary expertise in medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, and microbiology and molecular genetics. Research focus areas include cardiovascular health, pancreatic cancer, multi-drug resistant bacteria and diabetic vascular disease, among others. More information on each project can be found below:

Gaseous Intoxication by Bacterial Infection: A Mechanism for Abscess Formation
Principal Investigator:
Rodney E. Willoughby, MD, Professor, Pediatrics and Program Director, Antibiotic Stewardship, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Co-Investigators: Brian Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry; Chris Kristich, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Microbial Approaches for the Treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant Enterococcus 
Principal Investigator:
Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD, Professor, Pediatrics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Co-Investigators: Christopher Kristich, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Michele Battle, PhD, Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy

Roles of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue and Adiponectin on the Pathogenicity of Visceral Adipose Tissue 
Principal Investigator:
Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Endocrinology
Co-Investigator: Daisy Sahoo, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Research; Jon Gould, MD, Chief, Professor, Surgery; Pengyuan Liu, PhD, Associate Professor, Physiology; Leah Solberg Woods, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Treatment of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with Combined Immunotherapy, Nox Inhibition, and Altered Chemokine Signaling 
Principal Investigator: Bryon Johnson, PhD, Professor, Pediatrics, Microbiology, and Molecular Genetics
Co-Investigator: Michael Dwinell, PhD, Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Director of the Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory, Leader of the Tumor Progression and Metastasis Program

Vascular Odorant Receptors: Regulation and Function
Principal Investigator:
 William B. Campbell, PhD, Chair & Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Co-Investigator: David D. Gutterman, MD, Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology and Senior Director of the Cardiovascular Center

 

AHW invests $1M for stroke survivor research

On November 20, 2015, the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded $1 million over five years to develop a new research program dedicated to increasing knowledge of rehabilitation for stroke survivors in Southeast Wisconsin. Led by Diane Braza, MD, Chair and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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  2014 Research and Education Award Summaries

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment reported on 31 active awards during the reporting period ending June 30, 2014. Four awards completed during the reporting period ending June 30, 2014.

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  2013 Research and Education Award Summaries

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment reported on 34 active awards during the reporting period ending June 30, 2013. Six awards completed during the reporting period ending June 30, 2013.

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  2012 Research and Education Award Summaries

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment reported on 30 active awards during the reporting period ending June 30, 2012. Eleven awards completed during the reporting period ending June 30, 2012.

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  2011 Research and Education Award Summaries
  2004-2010 Funded Awards

Summaries of active and completed AHW Endowment research and education projects prior to 2011 can be requested via email by contacting ahw@mcw.edu.

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