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.
Aug. 06 - Dr. Kevin Walter tells WUWM-FM that with the right mix of rest and activity, most adolescent concussion patients recover in a few weeks and have no lasting impacts. WUWM-FM
July 29 - In an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report, Frank Pintar, PhD discusses research in MCW’s Vehicle Crashworthiness Lab at the Zablocki VA Medical Center on angled front/side impact crashes. The report notes that MCW research has contributed to the development of side, curtain, and knee airbags in automobiles. Dr. David Milia discusses the types of injuries created by angled crashes that are treated at the Children’s and Froedtert Trauma Centers. WISN
July 30 - Matthew Budde, PhD received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury to study recovery and care for spinal cord injury patients. Wauwatosa Now
July 29 - A story on WUWM-FM explores the increase in concussion in children nationwide, and prevention, treatment and research around youth concussion. Kevin Walter, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine program at Children’s Hospital, was interviewed for the story. WUWM-FM
June 30 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD is co-principal investigator of a $2.6 million NIH grant awarded to John Mantsch, PhD, of Marquette University. The joint MCW/Marquette study will investigate the effects of stress in drug addiction relapse. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and GM Today
June 25 - In an article in OnMilwaukee.com, Dr. Kevin Walter noted that one of major problems with pediatric sports concussions is self-reporting; athletes avoid reporting head injuries because they know that they will be removed from the game. On Milwaukee
June 23 - David R. Harder, PhD received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how astrocytes, the cells that support neurons in the brain and spinal cord, affect the genetic makeup and function of other cells in the brain. Wauwatosa Now
June 17 - OnMilwaukee.com kicked off Kids and Family week with a Q&A about concussion with Kevin Walter, MD. OnMilwaukee
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
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
June 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Neuroscience Center will present the second annual Park Dinner for neuroscience and Parkinson’s disease research, Sunday, June 22, at Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee.
June 03 - The Neuroscience Research Center plans to fund three categories of pilot grants to enhance research capacity in the area of neuroscience research. The program is funded through funds from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Research and Education Program, and funding begins Jan. 1.
May 29 - BizTimes.com features Dr. Michael McCrea’s role in the most comprehensive initiative ever conducted for sports-related concussion. BizTimes
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.
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
May 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to improve the lives of those with brain and spinal cord injuries.
May 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.02 million grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Division for spinal cord injury research.
May 21 - In a USA Today article on sports helmets, Dr. Kevin Walter cautions that sports helmet manufacturers are getting savvy and market their products in a manner that implies that the helmets prevent concussions. USA Today
May 06 - Matthew Scaglione, PhD received a three-year, $740,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders to investigate how neurons clear toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease. Biz Times
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