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Chemokine immune molecule inhibits growth and spread of pancreatic cancer

Sept. 1 - Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have demonstrated that a chemokine protein (CXCL12), an important molecule of the body's immune system, can suppress metastasis which is the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another.

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).

Dr. Barbieri Receives $1.5 Million NIH Training Grant for Medical Scientist Training Program

July 27 - Joseph Barbieri, PhD, (Microbiology & Molecular Genetics) received a five-year, $1.5 million training grant from the National Institute of General Medical to fund MCW’s Medical Scientist Training Program. The training grant supports students seeking a dual MD-PhD degree by providing a stipend and full tuition scholarship during all years of graduate and medical studies. Spanish Journal

MCW allergist featured in Wall Street Journal article

June 9 - Mitchell Grayson, MD, professor of asthma, allergy and immunology, was interviewed for an article in the Wall Street Journal. The article explored allergies and air pollution, and how traveling overseas might exacerbate existing allergies. Wall Street Journal

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Awards $100,000 Grants to Drs. Flister, Jeong & McNally

June 9 - The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse awarded two-year, $100,000 grants to three MCW faculty members: Michael Flister, PhD, (Physiology), Hyeongnam (Joseph) Jeong, PhD, (Dermatology), and Mark McNally, PhD, (Microbiology & Molecular Genetics). Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Zahrt Receives $420,000 NIH Grant to Study Therapeutic Targets for Tuberculosis

Feb. 18 - Thomas Zahrt, PhD received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study new therapeutic targets for tuberculosis. Wauwatosa Now

Researcher to investigate causes of TB infection

Feb. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study new therapeutic targets for tuberculosis.

Dr. William Jackson edits new book on the roles of cellular autophagy during microbial infection

Jan. 26 - William T. Jackson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, served as editor of a new book titled, Autophagy, Infection and the Immune Response.

Business startups to watch

Nov. 4 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel named Protein Foundry one of ten startups with great potential in southeast Wisconsin. Protein Foundry was founded by Brian Volkman, PhD, professor of biochemistry; and Michael Dwinell, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics. Milwaukee Journal

MCW committed to fighting pancreatic cancer

Oct. 3 - US Airways Magazine featured the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center in its new magazine. US Airways Magazine

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