MCW Cardiovascular/Heart Disease/Cardiothoracic Surgery News
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Jan. 18 - The 21st annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. The event supports heart research at the internationally recognized Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where more than 170 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Jan. 4 - Everyone who dines at Saz's State House on Thursday, Jan. 5, will have a portion of their bill donated to the Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk, which supports heart research at the MCW Cardiovascular Center.
Aug. 9 - The 18th annual CVC Golf Challenge was held Aug. 1 at Chenequa Country Club, and preliminary results show the outing raised more than $91,000 to support Cardiovascular Center (CVC) research. Over the past 18 years, the event has raised more than $1.4 million.
June 14 - The Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride for cardiovascular research was held Saturday, June 11. Despite the high temps of 90 degrees, almost 200 riders and approximately 120 bikes showed up for the ride, which organizers anticipate is the best turnout in the eight-year history of the event.
June 1 - You are invited to participate on a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin team for the Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 11 to benefit the Cardiovascular Center. The team will gather at the MCW Visitor's Lot at 9 a.m. and depart together at 9:30 a.m., guided by a team captain to the start line at Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville.
May 16 - D. Woodrow Benson, Jr., MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric cardiology, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Dr. Benson received the award in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias in children.
Apr. 6 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received two grants totaling $2.8 million to investigate treatments for diseases of the kidney. The first grant is a 5-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to investigate the development of a drug to treat Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Apr. 5 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to research the relationship between von Willebrand factor (VWF), a protein that helps blood clot, and collagen, one of the major structural components of blood vessel walls.
Apr. 1 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the risk factors of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), where the muscle wall of the heart’s main pumping chamber becomes enlarged and thickens at a cellular level.
Mar. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood to continue funding a study focused on how health of the cells lining the inner wall of blood vessels impact the vessels’ reaction to an increase in blood flow.