July 24 - Dr. Mike McCrea and his team named one of the GE & NFL Head Health Challenge I winners for their innovative concussion research.
June 25 - “Race the Twilight” is a scenic 5K run that will take place in Elm Grove on Saturday, Aug. 1, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Walkers also are welcome. A special, timed quarter-mile Kids’ Race will be held for children who are 12 years or younger the day of the event.
May 13 - The third annual Imagine More Dinner to support neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Neuroscience Research Center will be held Sunday, June 28, at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. Previously called the Park Dinner, the event has been renamed to reflect the spirit of hope and innovation.
June 15 - An imaging study conducted by Dr. Quinn Hogan (Anesthesiology) on how pain therapy impacts the brain was one of five studies selected as “best abstract” winners by the International Neuromodulation Society. The study, using functional magnetic resonance imaging, showed that parts of the brain’s “pain network” in rats are less activated when rats receive pain-relieving stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion, a structure at the edge of the spine. News Medical
June 8 - An MCW project is one of 13 winners of the national Neuro Startup Challenge sponsored by the Heritage Provider Network in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Advancing Innovation. Angio360 Diagnostics LLC, based on research by Stephanie Cossette, PhD, was recognized for its work to develop a tool for early detection of brain tumors using a marker that detects new blood vessel formation. Biz Times
June 4 - In an interview with WTMJ-AM, Dr. Sam Zaidat (Neurology; Neurosurgery) discusses how to help someone having a stroke. WTMJ 620
June 3 - The Suburban Milwaukee H.O.G (Harley Owners Group) Chapter and Suburban Motors Harley Davidson® in Thiensville will host the 7th annual Have a Heart Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 13, to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Cardiovascular Center.
June 2 - A laser-activated photosensitive dye is being tested as a new treatment for aggressive brain and spinal cord tumors. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has begun a Phase II trial of Photofrin and photodynamic therapy in adult patients at Froedtert Hospital, a protocol funded by Concordia Healthcare.
May 27 - An MCW project is one of 13 winners of the national Neuro Startup Challenge sponsored by the Heritage Provider Network in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Advancing Innovation. Angio360 Diagnostics LLC, based on research by Stephanie Cossette, PhD, was recognized for its work to develop a tool for early detection of brain tumors using a marker that detects new blood vessel formation. Xconomy, The Street and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
May 20 - Dr. Shayne Fehr provides expert comment in news reports on CBS-TV News and U.S. News & World Report on a study that found that children and teens recovering from concussion may experience difficulty with school work until they fully recover. CBS News and US News and World Report-Health
May 19 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been redesignated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Level 4 is the highest level of specialized epilepsy care available, and CHW is the only Level 4 pediatric epilepsy program in Wisconsin. The Biz Times
May 13 - Lindsay Nelson, PhD, (Neurosurgery; Neurology) is lead author of a study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine that found that high school and college athletes with a history of developmental disorders such as attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and learning disability are 2 to 3 times more likely to self-report having experienced multiple concussions than those without such history. Moms TEAM
Apr. 16 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to research the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and substance abuse disorder.
Mar. 30 - Dr. M. Riccardo Colella (Emergency Medicine) will lead a community-wide clinical trial beginning May 15 to test whether patients who have life-threatening or life-altering traumatic brain injuries do better when they receive a medication called Tranexamic Acid, which is used to stabilize bleeding in the body. Wauwatosa Now and Milwaukee Courier
Mar. 26 - Dr. Kevin Walter provides expert comment in several media interviews on San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland’s decision to retire from professional football due to concerns over head trauma. Milwaukee Business Journal, WUWM, and WISN
Mar. 25 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will conduct a research study to test whether patients who have life-threatening or life-altering traumatic brain injuries do better when they receive a medication called Tranexamic Acid (TXA), which is used to stabilize bleeding in the body.
Mar. 24 - Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurosurgery and director of the brain injury research program at MCW, answered questions about concussion and sports on Wisconsin Public Radio. Listeners asked about the potential for head injuries in sports such as rugby and soccer. Wisconsin Public Radio
Mar. 18 - The Milwaukee Business Journal interviewed concussion expert Dr. Kevin Walter, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, about NFL player Chris Borland’s sudden retirement after one season with the NFL. Milwaukee Business Journal
Feb. 24 - Narayan Yoganandan, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Biomedical Engineering, along with Alan Nahum, MD, from the University of San Diego, and John W. Melvin, PhD, from Michigan (deceased), edited the third edition of Accidental Injury: Biomechanics and Prevention. This book provides state-of-the-art information on the applied biomechanics and prevention of accidental injury to the human body.
Feb. 3 - MCW’s Vehicle Crashworthiness Lab partnered with a Canadian company to evaluate injuries caused in oblique crashes. WDJT-TV interviewed Frank Pintar, PhD, professor of neurosurgery, about the research findings from the crash. WDJT TV
Jan. 12 - More than 40 media outlets worldwide, including the New York Times and U.S. News & World Report, carried stories on Dr. Danny Thomas’s (Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine) research that found no benefit from longer, five-day rests for pediatric concussion patients. Dr. Thomas’s research was published in Pediatrics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, US News Health and New York Times
Jan. 5 - A study published in Pediatrics found that one or two days rest for young concussion patients may be more beneficial to recovery than a longer period of inactivity. Danny Thomas, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine, led the study. New York Times
Dec. 19 - Dr. Kevin Walter discusses post concussion syndrome in an interview on NBC-TV/Channel 4. TMJ4
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.
Nov. 26 - Dr. Kevin Walter contributes to an article posted on VICE Sports, a digital competitor of ESPN, on how football helmet manufacturers are capitalizing on efforts to reduce concussions. VICE Sports
Nov. 19 - As part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s series of investigative reports on deaths related to mixed martial arts and kickboxing, Dr. Kevin Walter provides expert comment on traumatic brain injuries related to mixed martial arts fights. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov. 18 - Katherine Zappia, a student in MCW’s Medical Scientist Training Program (joint MD/PhD), received a two-year, $85,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to investigate the mediators contributing to the pain experienced in sickle cell disease. Wauwatosa Now
Nov. 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $350,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the biological mechanisms affecting the development of post-traumatic stress disorder.
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
Nov. 5 - Utilization of advanced functional imaging techniques to map parts of the brain prior to brain tumor surgery leads to better post-surgical outcomes for patients.
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.
Oct. 27 - Science Watch investigated the body of knowledge, specifically peer-reviewed papers, grants, and new initiatives, surrounding concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. Michael McCrea, PhD was cited as a leading author on the topic. Science Watch
Oct. 8 - Milwaukee Magazine published an extensive article about MCW’s research in mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion. Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurosurgery and director of brain injury research; as well as Kevin Walter, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of pediatric and adolescent sports medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, were profiled in the piece. Milwaukee Magazine
Oct. 1 - Virginia Tech University has been named to participate in the MCW-led Advanced Research Core of a $30 million project to conduct the most comprehensive study of concussion. News Medical
Sept. 25 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and 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 changes in neural systems to better understand deficits in auditory attention, which is the ability to focus on specific sounds while ignoring others, in adults.
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.
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.
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