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Dr. Blindauer Discusses Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Trials

Apr. 16 - In a video posted on Grays Medicine, Dr. Karen Blindauer (Neurology) discusses Parkinson’s disease clinical trials that are being conducted at Froedtert & MCW. Gray's Medicine

Dr. Walter Explains How to Determine if a Pediatric Head Injury is Serious

Apr. 14 - Dr. Kevin Walter (Orthopaedic Surgery – Pediatric) discusses minor and major pediatric head injuries as well as how to determine when a child should be taken to the emergency department in an article in Parenting magazine. Parenting Magazine

Speakers Announced for Ninth Annual Women in Science Lecture Series

Apr. 1 - MCW’s 9th annual Women in Science lecture series will begin April 16 with a presentation at GE Healthcare by Mara Lord (Chief of Staff) on the importance of creativity in science and medicine. Other presentations this year will include Dr. Malgorzata Franczak (Neurology) discussing Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Srividya Kidambi (Medicine – Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Clinical Nutrition) on obesity, and Dr. Judy Kim (Ophthalmology) discussing macular degeneration. Express News

Dr. Zaidat Finds that Stents Double the Risk of Stroke Compared to Blood Thinners

Mar. 30 - U.S. News & World Report and other media outlets nationwide reported on a study led by Dr. Osama Zaidat (Neurology; Neurosurgery) that found that patients who received stents for intracranial arterial stenosis were more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke or ministroke as patients treated with two blood thinners, Plavix and aspirin. The study was published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. US News-Health

Dr. Freitag Explains How Wine Consumption Can Cause Headaches

Mar. 26 - Dr. Frederick Freitag (Neurology) explains to Shape magazine why wine consumption can cause headaches and hangovers. He said that extracts from grape skin and storage vessels during aging can cause migraines. Shape

Use of stent, compared to medications, increases risk of stroke in patients with narrowed artery in brain

Mar. 24 - A researcher and physician at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has learned that among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis (narrowing of an artery inside the brain), the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) resulted in an increased incidence of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs Cabinet Secretary honors Dr. Whelan for Legion of Merit Award

John A Scocos, Cabinet Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veteran’s Affairs, visited the Medical College of Wisconsin on Friday, March 13, to honor Harry T. Whelan, MD, for receiving the prestigious Legion of Merit award from the United States Armed Forces. The presentation, held in the MCW Alumni Center, was a surprise for Dr. Whelan.

Dr. Connelly Discusses UW-Madison Student’s Recovery from Brain Cancer

Mar. 4 - Dr. Jennifer Connelly (Neurology) discusses the case of a UW-Madison student who was successfully treated for brain cancer at Froedtert & MCW. WTMJ 620

Parkinson’s gene linked to lung cancer

Jan. 29 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with other colleagues of the Genetic Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Consortium (GELCC), have identified a gene that is associated with lung cancer.

Dr. Everson Discovers that Sleep Deprivation Causes Cellular Damage

Dec. 15 - Carol Everson, PhD is lead author of a study published in Sleep that found that sleep deprivation causes damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Medical News Today and Milwaukee Courier

Department of Defense to fund $5.5 million concussion study

Dec. 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $5.5 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a full understanding of concussion. The integrated investigation would piggyback on concussion research already taking place at MCW.

Dr. Whelan Awarded the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Armed Forces

Dec. 9 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles Dr. Harry Whelan who was recently awarded the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Armed Forces. The Legion of Merit is one of the nation’s highest military honors. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Whelan honored for undersea medical work

Dec. 2 - Harry Whelan, MD, professor of neurology and pediatrics and director of hyperbaric medicine at MCW and the Bleser Family Professor of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, has been awarded the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Armed Forces. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Symposium Held on ALS Patient, Clinical and Research Perspectives

Nov. 13 - MCW’s Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and the Neuroscience Research Center hosted a symposium entitled “Icing ALS: Patient, Clinical and Research Perspectives” on November 6. Wauwatosa Now, Biz Times

MCW symposium to explore the current state of ALS research and clinical care

Nov. 4 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) department of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy and the Neuroscience Research Center will host a symposium entitled “Icing ALS: Patient, Clinical and Research Perspectives” on Thursday, November 6 at MCW in Wauwatosa.

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

USA Today Reports on Virginia Tech’s Participation in MCW-Led Concussion Research Study

Oct. 15 - USA Today highlights Virginia Tech University’s participation in the MCW-led Advanced Research Core of a $30 million project to conduct the most comprehensive study of concussion. USA Today

In-Depth Feature Details Work of Drs. McCrea and Walter on Concussions

Oct. 13 - Milwaukee Magazine published an in-depth feature on concussion research being conducted by Michael McCrea, PhD. The article also reports on Dr. Kevin Walter’s work to enact legislation dedicated to youth safety in contact sports. Milwaukee Magazine

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

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

Potential neural treatments for autism patients

Sept. 09 - A research scientist from Marquette University has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study how treatments for autism spectrum disorder affect the brain.

Funds Raised from Ice Bucket Challenge Support ALS-Certified Clinic at Froedtert

Sept. 08 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature article on the ice bucket challenge in support of ALS reports that half of the money raised will go to research. The other half will help the approximately 400 Wisconsin ALS patients and their families with care services including home and vehicle modifications, assistive devices, transportation, support groups, and the ALS certified clinic at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Heffelfinger Receives Grant to Study Type 1 Diabetes Management among Young Children

Sept. 02 - Amy Heffelfinger, PhD and Astrida Kaugers, PhD, from Marquette University were awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study type 1 diabetes management among young children. Wauwatosa Now

Neurology Staff Participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 27- Dr. Paul Barkhaus and neurology staff members participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to create awareness about ALS. Wauwatosa Now and WISN

CTSI grant to fund childhood diabetes study

Aug. 25 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University, 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 type 1 diabetes management among young children.

Dr. Antuono Discusses Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

June 30 - Dr. Piero Antuono discusses research on Alzheimer’s disease in an M Magazine article. M Magazine

State’s Pediatric Hospitals Not Prescribing Cannabidiol

June 25 - Although Wisconsin state law now permits health care providers to prescribe cannabidiol, a marijuana derivative used to treat epilepsy, the measure did not include a provision requiring FDA approval for physicians seeking to prescribe the drug. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Everson Links Insufficient Sleep to Onset of Osteoporosis

June 24 - Carol Everson, PhD is lead author of a study reported in Experimental Biology and Medicine that links insufficient sleep to the onset of osteoporosis and a lessened ability to repair slight bone damage caused by normal everyday activity. Canada Drug Center

Dr. Sabri Leads Clinical Study on Auditory Attention and Hearing

June 18 - Merav Sabri, PhD is leading a clinical study that focuses on auditory attention and hearing. Wauwatosa Now

MCW seeks participants for study on auditory attention and aging

June 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting participants for a study that focuses on auditory attention and hearing.

Fundraising Dinner for Neuroscience Research Set for June 22

June 10 - MCW’s Neuroscience Center will present the second annual Park Dinner for neuroscience and Parkinson’s disease research on Sunday, June 22, at Milwaukee’s Lake Park Bistro. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. McCrea to Co-Lead the Largest-Ever Study on Youth Sport Concussions

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense announced that MCW will be one of three institutions to coordinate a $30 million grant to conduct the largest study ever on youth sport concussions and head impact exposure. WISN

MCW to lead research for NCAA and Defense Dept. Project

May 29 - features Dr. Michael McCrea’s role in the most comprehensive initiative ever conducted for sports-related concussion. BizTimes

NCAA and DoD launch $30M concussion initiative; MCW will lead advanced research core

May 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected to lead the research core in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure in sports ever conducted.

Dr. McCrea to Address Psychologists Convention on Sport-Related Concussion

May 22 - Michael McCrea, PhD will present on “Scientific Update on Sport-Related Concussion: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?” at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in August. American Psychological Association

Dr. Lazzaro discusses signs and symptoms of stroke

May 15 - Dr. Marc Lazzaro discusses signs and symptoms of stroke in a report on Fox-TV/Channel 6. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Fox 6 Now

Scuba technology born from one of MCW's earliest discoveries

In the late 1930s, Dr. Edgar End, an alumnus and faculty member at Marquette University School of Medicine developed the breathing mixture that allowed his associate to shatter the world diving record. The discovery gave birth to scuba technology and led to further advances in diving and hyperbaric medicine.

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