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MCW Allergy, Asthma and Immunology News

Worn Down by Health Problems, Woman Discovers Art of Living

Apr 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a local woman living with a common genetic disorder called 22q. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Chiu Discusses Difficulties of Differentiating between a Cold and an Allergy

Mar 18 - Dr. Asriani Chiu discusses the difficulties of differentiating between a cold and an allergy based on symptoms in an article on WebMD. WebMD

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Dr. Kristich Receives $378,000 NIH Grant to Study Drug Resistance in Bacteria

Feb 25 - Christopher J. Kristich, PhD, is principal investigator for a two-year, $378,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the mechanisms underlying drug resistance in bacteria. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Mitchell Grayson named to NIAID study section

Nov. 06 - Mitchell Grayson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics (Allergy/ Immunology), and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has been selected to be a member of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research study section for a four year term ending in 2017.

Researcher to study new therapeutic targets for elephantiasis

Sept. 16 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $475,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study new therapeutic targets for lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic disease that causes lymphedema and elephantiasis, characterized by severe swelling of the extremities.

Dr. Grayson Comments on Study on Genetic Origins of Human Allergies

Aug 2 - Dr. Mitchell Grayson provides expert comment in a U.S. News & World Report article on a study on a connective tissue disorder that could provide information on the genetic origin of nearly all human allergies and allergic diseases. U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Cheung Receives $670,000 NIH Grant to Study Link between Immune Response and Asthma

July 17 - Dr. Dorothy Cheung received a five-year, $670,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the immune response believed responsible for the link between respiratory viral infections and the development of asthma. WauwatosaNOW

Link between respiratory viruses and asthma to be explored

Jul 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five year, $670,000 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the immune response believed responsible for the link between respiratory viral infections and the development of asthma.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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