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2012 Research and Education Summaries

Eleven projects completed during the reporting period from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 (also in PDF).

 

Completed Projects

Technology Development and Animal Models for the Analysis Photoreceptor Turnover

Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2011, this AHW project developed new animal models and technology to aid in innovative studies of human blinding diseases and the retina's rods and cones.

 

An Electronic Learner's Portfolio

Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2012, this project developed a web-based portfolio system designed to improve the evaluation of medical residents.

 

Functional MRI Abnormalities in Late Life Depression and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2012, this study used functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to find differences in brain function in individuals with late-life depression and mild cognitive impairment.

 

Estrogen Receptor Down-Regulators as Novel Therapeutics in the Treatment of Prolactinomas

Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2011, this study generated new knowledge on the role estrogen receptors play in the development of the most common pituitary gland tumors, called prolactinomas.




The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute

Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2011, this award supported the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, which continued providing skill-building and leadership training to public health professionals throughout the state.

 

A New Model for Medical Student Education: Phase 2 of 3 (Pilot)

Awarded in 2010 and completed in 2012, this project piloted a new curriculum which developed a number of successful elements incorporated into MCW’s Discovery Curriculum.

 

Nutritional Disorders Telehealth Network

Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2011, this project developed a network with two local community clinics, establishing screening and intervention procedures to support the use of telemedicine to improve the diagnosis and treatment of childhood nutritional disorders.

 

Finding Novel Genes Involved in Glucose Regulation

Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2011, this study identified a new gene that may be involved with Type 2 diabetes.

 

 

Program Development Support for Vera Tarakanova

Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2011, this study generated new knowledge on virus-induced cancers, publishing in Virology and the Journal of Virology.

 

MCW Cancer Center Co-Recruitment

Awarded in 2006 and completed in 2012, this project helped the MCW Cancer Center build a critical mass of cancer researchers collaborating to advance cancer treatment and prevention.

 

Quality Rounds Initiative

Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2011, this award supported an initiative to improve the education and evaluation of senior medical residents.  The principal investigators began addressing this gap in the medical education literature by developing, testing and disseminating two resident evaluation tools.

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