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MCW Biotechnology & Bioengineering News

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.

Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center Hosts Teachers’ Institute on Protein Science

July 17 - MCW’s Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center hosted a week-long teachers’ institute for Waukesha County teachers focused on science, technology, engineering and math. WauwatosaNOW

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.

Bonnie Freudinger Developing Software Application for Human Rights Violation Court Cases

June 24 - Bonnie Freudinger and colleagues at the University of California Berkeley are developing a software application that provides a clear chain of digital evidence for court proceedings on possible human rights violations. NewScientist

Dr. Greene to Discuss Biomedical Innovations at Science Café

May 20 - Andrew Greene, PhD, will speak on biomedical innovations at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Science Café on May 21.

Elementary School Students Visit College

June 10 - Students from Milwaukee’s Honey Creek Elementary School had a day-long field trip to MCW where the children were provided hands-on opportunities to complement their science curriculum. WauwatosaNOW

High tech science field trip for MPS students

Jun 07 - Students from Honey Creek Elementary School in Milwaukee took their science class on the road to the Medical College of Wisconsin this week for hands-on experience with some of the highest tech tools on campus.

MCW Engineer Designing App to Report International Atrocities

June 28 - Bonnie Freudinger, an engineer in the BBC, has designed a phone app that allows users to safely photograph and upload evidence of civil rights abuses for future prosecution. New Scientist

National Academy of Sciences Names Dr. Kron as Jefferson Science Fellow

May 6 - Dr. Michael Kron has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. He is only the third physician to be selected in the program’s history. WauwatosaNOW

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.

Summer school for teachers: local educators get lessons in biomedical research

Jul 09 - Waukesha County teachers return to classrooms this week for a special teachers institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. The teachers, who focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will immerse themselves in the world of protein science in an intense one-week course taught by faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and the center’s staff.

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

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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