MCW Digestive Disease/Gastroenterology News

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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.

Ret. Admiral Mullen to keynote Medical College of Wisconsin’s Healthcare Dinner

Nov. 16 - Admiral Mike Mullen (Ret.), 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 28th Chief of Naval Operations, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) 2015 Healthcare Dinner, Wednesday, November 18, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. MCW’s Digestive Disease Center Board, the host of the event, is a group of community leaders who raise awareness of digestive diseases and funds for research.

LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to Benefit Digestive Disease Center Research

Aug. 25 - The 28th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit MCW’s Digestive Disease Center will be held August 24 at the Wisconsin Country Club in Milwaukee. The “On Course for a Cure” tournament features Ladies Professional Golf Association players, who will team up with hundreds of community leaders to raise funds for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis research at the Digestive Disease Center. Wauwatosa Now

On Course for a Cure: Golfers tee off for digestive disease research

Aug. 20 - The 28th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, Aug. 24, at the Wisconsin Country Club at 6200 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee.

MCW physician/scientist receives grant to study graft versus host disease in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients

Aug. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to research the pathophysiology of graft versus host disease in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients (HSCT).

Professional and community golfers tee off for digestive disease research

Aug. 6 - The 28th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, Aug. 24, at the Wisconsin Country Club, 6200 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee.

BizTimes Cover Story Features Start-Up Company based on Dr. Shaker’s Research

Aug. 4 - Somna Therapeutics, a start-up company based on manufacturing the Reza Band developed by Dr. Reza Shaker (Medicine – Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Senior Associate Dean for the Clinical & Translational Science Institute), is featured in Milwaukee BizTimes cover story on start-up companies. The Reza Band helps patients with severe reflux disease. Biz Times

Dr. Takahashi Explains Why Stomachs Grumble

July 29 - Dr. Toku Takahashi (Surgery – Colorectal) tells Time magazine that stomach grumbling is one phase of a larger process called migrating motor complex, which ensures that the stomach and intestines stay active and continue to clear away detritus between meals. Time

Dr. Shaker Receives $664,000 NIH Grant to Support 10 Gastroenterology Postdoctoral Fellows

July 28 - Dr. Reza Shaker received a five-year, $664,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to continue the Gastroenterology Postdoctoral Research Training Program for 10 postdoctoral fellows interested in a research career in academic gastroenterology. Wauwatosa Now

MCW scientist receives grant to train postdoc fellows for research careers in academic gastroenterology

July 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $664,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to continue the Gastroenterology Postdoctoral Research Training Program for 10 postdoctoral fellows interested in a research career in academic gastroenterology.

Dr. Dua to Lead Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Training Program

May 28 - Becker’s GI & Endoscopy reports that Dr. Kulwinder Dua (Medicine – Gastroenterology & Hepatology) s one of nine gastroenterologists who will lead the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Consultant Expert Program’s Institute for Training and Technology. Becker's

Company Based on Dr. Shaker’s Technology Wins BizTimes Innovation Quotient Award

May 27 - Somna Therapeutics LLC was awarded the Milwaukee BizTimes Innovation Quotient Award. Somna Therapeutics is based on the Reza Band, a technology developed by Dr. Reza Shaker (Medicine – Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research). Biz Times

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