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MCW Biotechnology & Bioengineering News

“PhUn” at MCW

June 11 - Faculty members brought a little “PhUn” to their labs when fourth graders from Honey Creek Elementary School in Milwaukee visited for a hands-on science lesson.

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

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

Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center launches Visiting Faculty Program

Feb. 11 - The Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center has launched a Visiting Faculty Program that will bring exceptional researchers to the Medical College of Wisconsin for long-term visits. These visiting scholars will present seminars and establish collaborations with MCW faculty during their appointments.

“International Evidence Locker” app Designed to Record and Report International Atrocities

Feb 19 - A PBS story about human rights monitoring includes a mention of the International Evidence Locker, an app conceptualized and designed by Bonnie Freudinger, an engineer in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. PBS

College Staff Teach Fourth Grade Students How to Create Patentable Inventions

Feb 12 - Fourth grade students at St. Matthias Parish School in Milwaukee will learn how to turn creative ideas into patentable inventions through a partnership with MCW’s Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center (BBC). WauwatosaNOW

Inspiring young scientists

Feb. 06 - The Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center’s (BBC) Education Outreach program continues its efforts to inspire young scientists. This year, outreach mentors guided 7th grade students from St. Matthias Parish School in Milwaukee through the scientific process as they prepared for their annual science fair on Jan. 26.

Dr. Brian Hoffmann receives Excellence in Science Award

Dec. 19 - Brian Hoffmann, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Andrew Greene’s Lab, received the 2013 Excellence in Science Award from the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Office of Postdoctoral Education.

Dr. Shama Mirza contributes to Nobel Prize winning project

Nov. 26 - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to eliminate chemical weapons from the world. Shama Mirza, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, was part of a team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad, India, that partners with the OPCW in these efforts.

Education Outreach partner recognized

Oct. 29 - St. Thomas More High School, one of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center's Education Outreach program partners, won the Education category at the 10th annual sySTEMnow Conference’s Excellence in STEM Awards (The Stemmys) presented by STEM Forward. Recipients were honored at a ceremony at the Italian Community Center on Oct. 22.

Beating Heart Cells

Beating Heart Cells - Induced pluripotent stem cells from adults, not embryos, are converted into beating heart cells and used for research at The Medical College of Wisconsin by John Lough, Ph.D. and Ulrich Broeckel, M.D.

Black History Month video vignette – Regina Cole

Feb 15 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

National Center for Systems Biology to be established at Medical College

Aug. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $13 million grant to establish a National Center for Systems Biology.

Virtual rat project earns $13 million grant for Medical College

August 11 - Dr. Dan Beard, professor of physiology, discusses the vision that enabled him to land a $13 million dollar grant that will establish a new National Center for Systems Biology at The Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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