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Renewed CTSA grant boosts MCW’s opportunities for partnership and impact

Aug. 18 - MCW will build on its position as a leader in collaborative biomedical research, education and patient care with a renewed $20 million, five-year grant awarded by the National Institutions of Health (NIH) to the Clinical and Translation Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin.

Health Care Innovation Pitch Event will Draw Venture Capitalists from Across the Nation

June 30 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a Health Care Innovation Pitch Event in December modeled off ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank.” Selected applicants will be able to pitch their ideas to a panel of life science venture capitalists from across the nation. Top overall health care innovation startups presented at the event will be eligible for prizes valued at more than $100,000. Biz Times

Lunch & lecture to feature director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

June 5 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is hosting a luncheon and lecture on June 29 that features Chris Austin, MD, director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) in the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Austin will give a presentation titled, "Catalyzing Translational Innovation."

Translational Research Unit offers infrastructure for MCW, VA research collaboration

May 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and its Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) partners have developed four Translational Research Units (TRUs) to provide resources and advanced technology for researchers and collaborators wishing to conduct collaborative, translational studies. These include an adult TRU, a pediatric TRU, a community TRU, and the VA TRU, located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

MCW team collaborates to cardiovascular phenotype the Berne Amish

May 19 - A team from the Medical College of Wisconsin, led by Jennifer L. Strande MD, PhD, joined with researchers from Northwestern University and the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center in Berne, IN, to study the Amish community in Berne.

2015 Science Café Series to Focus on Health Disparities in Overall Health Outcomes

Mar. 11 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) announced programs for its 2015 Science Café series. Dr. Syed Ahmed (Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement) said that the theme of the 2015 series is “Focus on Health Disparities in Overall Health Outcomes.” On May 12, Melinda Stolley, PhD, (Cancer Center) will discuss programs being developed to help underserved cancer survivor populations make important lifestyle changes. Wauwatosa Now

Andrea Moosreiner Offers Tips on How to Eat Healthy When Dining Out

Mar. 4 - Andrea Moosreiner (Registered Dietitian – Clinical & Translational Science Institute) contributes to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on how to eat healthy when dining out. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Science Café series to be held at Milwaukee Public Library

Feb. 26 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 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 2015 series is “Focus on Health Disparities in Overall Health Outcomes,” and topics will include depression, oral health disparities, cancer survivorship, and unique stressors facing young adults with cancer.

Clinical and Translational Research Institute Accelerates Transfer of Research to Patient Care

Feb. 25 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel identifies initiatives underway in Wisconsin to transfer academic research into technology developments. The article identifies the Clinical and Translational Science Institute as an initiative to speed the transfer of basic research to use in patient care, and that MCW’s Research Foundation recorded four patents in 2013. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Nelson, Andrea Moosreiner Discuss Type 2 Diabetes on CTSI’s Discovery Radio

Feb. 19 - David Nelson, PhD and Andrea Moosreiner participated in a discussion on “Type 2 Diabetes and Eating Well” on the Clinical & Translational Science Institute’s Discovery Radio aired on WMSE-FM in Milwaukee. CTSI Discovery Radio

Future of community engaged research and CTSI to be discussed at Dec. 12 event

Nov. 20 - As part of the Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin’s “Principles of Community Engagement” course, we will present the session,

CTSI light therapy grant

Nov. 6 - A collaborative team has been awarded a CTSI grant to study the power of light of certain wavelengths to heal wounds. Wauwatosa Now

How light therapy heals wounds

Oct. 30 - A collaborative team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and the Clement Zablocki V.A. Medical Center (VAMC), has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the therapeutic efficacy and mechanism of action of near-infrared light on the healing of chronic pressure ulcers.

Breast Cancer featured on Discovery Radio

Oct. 29 - Cathy Buck, president of Froedtert Hospital, was interviewed and is featured in the October edition of Discovery Radio, a production of the CTSI. CTSI

Early indicators of Alzheimer’s

Oct. 29 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette and MCW has been awarded a CTSI grant to study early interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease. MCW scientists involved in the project are Thomas Prieto, PhD (neurology); and Thomas Chelimsky, MD (neurology). Wauwatosa Now

Does breast milk affect necrotizing enterocolitis?

Oct. 22 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the association of NAPDH Oxidase , an enzyme involved in oxidative stress, in breast milk, to the development of necrotizing enterocolitis in infants.

Dr. Chen Receives Grant to Study Interventions to Prevent the Development of Type 1 Diabetes

Oct. 21 - Yi-Guang Chen, PhD and collaborators at MSOE received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study possible interventions to prevent the development of type 1 diabetes. Wauwatosa Now

Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

Oct. 17 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study early biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease, and attempt to identify opportunities for effective early interventions.

Platelet transfusions in newborn babies

Oct. 13 - A collaborative team of researchers from BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of platelet transfusion on newborns whose medical conditions require the procedure.

Can you prevent diabetes?

Oct. 10 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Milwaukee School of Engineering has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study possible interventions to prevent the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Dr. Sabri to Lead MCW/UWM Team Studying Auditory Attention Mechanisms

Oct. 8 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $50,000 grant to a collaborative team from MCW and UWM, who will study changes in neural systems to better understand deficits in auditory attention. Merav Sabri, PhD, (Neurology) is the primary investigator. Wauwatosa Now, Wisconsin Business

Can physical activity affect aging?

Oct. 3 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of physical activity on the vascular aging process.

Dr. Geurts to Discuss Engineered Proteins to Modify Animal Genomes

Oct. 2 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin announced upcoming free programs for its Science Cafés series to be held on the UWM Innovation Campus. Wauwatosa Now and Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Hillard and Marquette Collaborator Receive Grant to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sept. 24 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD is co-primary investigator of a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Wauwatosa Now

Drug discovery and genetic engineering: Science Café series scheduled

Sept. 19 - The Community Engagement program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the UWM Innovation Campus that are free and open to the public. Topics will include the drug discovery process and information about therapeutic targets, genomics, and genetic engineering. Each café will run from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Dr. DeYoe to Mentor Marquette Psychologist for Study on How Autism Affects the Brain

Sept. 18 - Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, PhD, a Marquette University psychology faculty member, has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. Biz Times

Dr. Bergom Receives Mentored Career Development Award to Study Breast Cancer Treatments

Sept. 17 - Dr. Carmen Bergom received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer. Waukesha Now

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Sept. 17 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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