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MCW Pharmacology & Toxicology News

NIH Awards $2.6 Million Grant to Study Effects of Stress in Drug Addiction Relapse

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

International Blood Conference to be Held in Milwaukee

June 24 - Milwaukee was selected as the site for the 60th annual meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis because of the quality of research work conducted by MCW and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Biz Times

Drug addiction: what causes relapse?

June 24 - Researchers at MCW and Marquette University have earned a five-year grant to study addiction: cravings, relapse, and stress. Cecilia Hillard, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology and director of the Neuroscience Research Center at MCW, is a co-PI on the grant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Liu Receives $1.6 Million NIH Grant to Study New Methods to Fight Drug Addiction

June 18 - Qing-Song Liu, PhD received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the mechanisms by which phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors reduce addictive behaviors. Wauwatosa Now

Exploring new methods to treat drug addiction

June 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the mechanisms by which phosphodiesterase inhibitors reduce addictive behaviors.

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

How to Achieve a Runner’s High

A story in Runner’s World Magazine cites Dr. Cecilia Hillard’s research on sleep and endocannabinoids. Runner’s World

Women in Science Series to Feature Presentations by Drs. Hillard, Sander, and Book

Mar 26 - MCW’s 2014 Women in Science program will feature presentations by Cecilia Hillard, PhD, on “Gender Differences in Response to Stress”; Tara Sander, PhD, on “Personalized Medicine: Treatment to Fit Your Genes”; and Dr. Diane Book on “Modern Stroke Care: What Should You Expect?”. WauwatosaNOW

Rock River Cancer Research Foundation awards $75,000 to MCW investigator

Mar. 13 - The Rock River Cancer Research Foundation will award $75,000 to a Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) breast cancer scientist to fund her research.

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Graduate student aims at brain research

Using technology and tools that the Medical College of Wisconsin was a world leader in developing, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and her faculty mentor are pursuing brain research with potential to benefit cancer patients.

Dr. Kersten Wins Kidney Foundation’s Annual Ballroom Dancing Contest

Feb 6 - Dr. Judy Kersten was selected as the 2014 individual winner of the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin’s ballroom dancing contest fundraising event. OnMilwaukee.com

Thirty years of undergraduate research training

The Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) has given college students direct experience in MCW laboratories for 30 years, building a pipeline for future scientists.

Three faculty leaders honored for distinguished service

Three faculty members with a combined 53 years of service to MCW received Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, at the MCW convocation ceremony Sept. 18.

Dr. Gummin Discusses Increase in Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

Oct 22 - Dr. David Gummin tells WUWM-FM that an increasing number of patients are seeking emergency care for prescription painkiller overdoses. WUWM-FM

Drs. Kersten and Sethumadhavan to be Honored at Women in Science Awards Luncheon

Oct 14 - Dr. Judy Kersten and Savitha Sethumadhavan, PhD, will be honored at MCW’s Women in Science Awards Luncheon on October 17. WauwatosaNOW

MCW Joins with University of Minnesota to Study Ways to Lessen CPR Injuries

Oct 8 - Drs. Matthias Riess and Tom Aufderheide and Martin Bienengraeber, PhD, are co-recipients of a five-year, $5.4 million NIH grant to investigate new ways to lessen injuries after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Drs. Campbell, Franco and See Receive Distinguished Service Awards

Sept 24 - MCW awarded Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, to William Campbell, PhD, and Drs. Jose Franco and William See at the Convocation Ceremony on September 18. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Hillard Interviewed on WUWM-FM

Sept 17 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD, discussed her research on the relationship between sleep and caloric intake on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM FM

Three faculty members to receive Distinguished Service Awards

Sept. 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will honor three faculty members with Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, at its convocation ceremony Sept. 18.

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