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Collaborative Research Symposium planned for July 18

July 09 - Faculty are invited to the Collaborative Research Symposium on Friday, July 18, from 8: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

CTSI offers MS, certificate programs

June 09 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) sponsors the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science and the Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science Programs at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Natural Foods Retailer To Farmers: Let Cows Graze

May 28 - Andrea Moosreiner, RD, dietitian and nutritionist with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, was asked to commend on a new policy regarding dairy from a Colorado-based grocery store chain. Huffington Post

App to help veterans deal with anxiety, stress

May 19 - WISN-TV profiled an app being developed by scientists at MCW and Marquette University to help veterans deal with anxiety and stress upon returning to the U.S. from combat duty. WISN TV

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

CTSI requests research proposals for 2015 Pilot Awards

May 02 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is requesting research proposals for its 2015 Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants.

CTSI awards 13 pilot grants

April 30 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin has funded 13 new research projects through its Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants Program.

Nonprofit aims to raise $10 million to seed health care startups

April 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a new nonprofit called Bridge to Cures, which aims to raise funding for health care startups in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Regional Strategic Planning Session Slated for April 8

Apr 3 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a regional strategic planning session on April 8 at the Zoofari Conference Center. WauwatosaNOW

Clinical & Translational Science Institute to host public planning session on April 8

Mar. 31 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a regional strategic planning session on Tuesday, April 8, from 4 -6 p.m. at the Zoofari Conference Center in Milwaukee.

Science Café series to be held at Milwaukee Public Library

Feb. 27 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central location that are free and open to the public. The theme of the 2014 series is “Science and a Healthier You,” and topics will include heart disease prevention, drug addiction, asthma, and an overall look at Science Cafés and how they work.

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

CTSI soliciting input during strategic planning process

Feb. 21 - This month, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin invited our partner organizations to answer these questions:

Gut studies hold promise for prevention

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.

Registration is now open for CEnR & IRB Workshop

Feb. 11 - The intersection of Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) and IRBs can create challenges. The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, along with the Regulatory and Community Engagement Key Functions of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee, are hosting a workshop on Tuesday, March 11, entitled, Working Together to Make it Better: Communities, Academics & IRBs.

MCW Joins Multi-State Network to Share Electronic Medical Record Data for Research

Feb 6 - MCW is one of 10 medical centers joining to create the Greater Plains Collaborative, a multi-state network that will build a data set from electronic medical records that will be used to contribute to new research in the fields of breast cancer, obesity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Business Journal, & BizTimes

Clinical research network leverages big data across Wisconsin and Midwest

Jan. 28 - A swell of medical information will soon be at the fingertips of researchers across the Midwest as major health care institutions partner in a massive, multi-state network. The Greater Plains Collaborative, part of the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), will link 10 medical centers, including the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in seven states, to build a data set from electronic medical records that will be used to contribute to new research in the fields of breast cancer, obesity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Deadline for two CTSI awards approaching fast

Jan. 21 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is accepting applications for two awards -- the 2014 Mentored Career Development Award and the 2014 Mentored Career Award in Sickle Cell Disease and Nonmalignant Hematology – but the deadline to apply for either is Jan. 31.

Dr. Friedland Receives CTSI Grant to Study Vestibular Disorders

Jan 21 - Dr. David Friedland received a $25,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Butson Receives CTSI Grant to Develop Clinical Decision Support System

Jan 21 - Christopher Butson, PhD, received a $25,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a clinical decision support system to manage patients receiving deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. WauwatosaNOW

High tech medicine: App to improve outcomes from deep brain stimulation

Jan. 15 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a clinical decision support system to manage patients receiving deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

CTSI Grant to Fund New Assessment Tool for Vestibular Disorders

Jan 13 - David Friedland, MD, PhD, has been awarded a CTSI Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant to develop a clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Segon Receives Pilot Grant to Improve Communications between Doctors and Patients

Jan 10 - Dr. Ankur Segon received a $12,500 pilot model grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a dynamic feedback mechanism designed at improving communication between doctors and patients in a hospital setting. WauwatosaNOW

MCW team to implement new assessment tool for patients with vestibular disorders

Jan. 10 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. he vestibular system is a complex network involving the inner ears, eyes, brain, muscles and peripheral nervous system.

Improving doctor – patient communication

Jan 06 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $12,500 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a dynamic feedback mechanism designed at improving communication between doctors and patients in a hospital setting.

Dr. Lamb Receives an AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Dec 27 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges. WauwatosaNOW

Physician Awarded CTSI Grant to Improve Resident Communications

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Jessica Kuester to improve the communications between resident physicians as the care of patients is transitioned between residents. WauwatosaNOW

Physicians Awarded CTSI Grant to Manage Sickle Cell Disease

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Joshua Field to develop a new management protocol for sickle cell disease patients, with the end goal being reduced hospital readmission rates. WauwatosaNOW

New 7T GE MRI scanner will advance cutting-edge neuroscience research

Dec. 11 - A 42-ton 7T magnet arrived at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for Imaging Research on Dec. 5. It will be the centerpiece of a new, powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner designated for cutting-edge neuroscience research.

New CTSI project will fund development of electronic intervention software

Dec.19 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a new electronic platform that will measure cancer patients’ distress as they go through chemotherapy. This patient-driven technology is expected to improve the quality of clinical care.

Ensuring continuity of care: Team seeks to improve patient transitions

Dec. 18 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to improve the communications between resident physicians as the care of patients is transitioned between residents.

Keeping sickle cell patients out of the hospital: CTSI funds new project

Dec. 17 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a new management protocol for sickle cell disease patients, with the end goal being reduced hospital readmission rates.

Future of community engaged research and CTSI to be discussed at Dec.13 event

Dec. 05 - As part of the Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin’s (CTSI) “Principles of Community Engagement” course, we will present the session, The Future of Community Engaged Research and Clinical and Translational Science Institute, on Friday, Dec. 13, from 12-1 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

Andrea Moosreiner Discusses Risks of Trans Fats

Nov 12 - MCW bionutritionist Andrea Moosreiner provides background information on the risks of trans fats in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the federal government’s decision to force the food industry to phase out artificial trans fats. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Invention keeps reflux in check

Gastroenterologist Dr. Reza Shaker, along with his MCW research team, has invented a medical device capable of alleviating the symptoms of extraesophageal acid reflux disease in patients while they sleep.

Save the Date: CTSI workshop on women's health issues planned for Dec. 17

Oct. 15 - The Clinical and Translation Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is sponsoring a workshop on women’s health issues on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The event will run from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and be held at Marquette University’s Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom.

Milwaukee Regional Research Forum Viewpoint Luncheon planned for Oct. 24

Oct. 14 - The 4th annual Milwaukee Regional Research Forum Viewpoint Luncheon will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West Hotel, and run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This year’s Viewpoint Luncheon panel will discuss, Excessive Use of Alcohol in Wisconsin: Are There Legislative and Regulatory Remedies?

Request for applications - 2014 KL2 Mentored Career Development Awards

Oct. 07 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is accepting applications for the 2014 KL2 Translational Science Career Development Awards for junior faculty interested in pursuing a clinical research career. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2014.

Married Doctors Work Together to Save Lives

Oct 2 - Jane Kotchen, MD, and Theodore Kotchen, MD, were profiled in a WTMJ-TV news story. WTMJ-TV

Science Café Series Offers Lectures on “My Genes, My Proteins, and My Health”

Sept 30 - Beginning September 24, the Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) launched a series of free Science Cafés for the public at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. WauwatosaNOW

My Genes, My Proteins, and My Health Science Café series to be held at MSOE

Sept. 25 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Center for BioMolecular Modeling that are free and open to the public. The theme of the series is “My Genes, My Proteins, and My Health,” and topics will include the drug discovery process, the role of genomics in determining treatment for diseases, advances in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, and the promise of gene therapy.

Conference Focuses on Community Response to Natural Disasters

Sept 24 - Dr. Reza Shaker discusses the importance of a MCW-sponsored conference on community response to natural disasters. Fox 6 Now

CTSI Sponsors Disaster Resilience Conference

Sept 20 - Dr. Reza Shaker spoke with Fox 6 about a disaster resilience and planning conference presented by CTSI in collaboration with the department of emergency medicine, UW-Milwaukee’s FEMA Think Tank, and the City of Milwaukee. Fox 6

Consortium Sponsors Conference on Community Disaster Resilience

Sept 9 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, based at MCW, will host a one-day conference on September 18 on “Community Engagement in Research Conference: Advancing Communities’ Disaster Resilience.” WauwatosaNOW

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