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MCW Pharmacology & Toxicology News

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.

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.

Dr. Campbell Receives National Award in Excellence in Pharmacology/Toxicology

May 6 - William B. Campbell, PhD, is the 2013 recipient of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Award in Excellence in Pharmacology/Toxicology. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Imig Co-Authors Study on Drug Combination to Address Cardiometabolic Syndrome

May 1 - Davis, John Imig, PhD, co-authored a study in Experimental Biology and Medicine that demonstrated that soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibition and peroxisome proliferator activator receptorγ activation in combination had the greatest beneficial effects on the multi-disease features and progression of kidney disease associated with cardiometabolic syndrome. Medical News Today

Dr. Kostic Discusses Risks of Letters Laced with Ricin

April 23 - Dr. Mark Kostic provided expert comment to NBC/Channel 4 and WTMJ-AM on the health risks associated with letters laced with ricin. 620 WTMJ

Medical College Cancer Center gets new director

Dr. Ming You, Joseph F. Heil Professor in Molecular Oncogenesis, senior associate dean for cancer research, education and clinical care, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, joined the Medical College of September 1. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 30 Business Journal, August 31

Three Scientists Receive $50,000 Research Awards from Breast Cancer Showhouse

June 3 - Three researchers will each receive $50,000 from the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse to support their breast cancer research studies at MCW. WauwatosaNOW

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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