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MCW Physiology News

Dr. Jacob Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Evaluate Genetic Variants in Kidney Disease

Mar 5 - Howard Jacob, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate human genetic variants contributing to end-stage renal disease. Health News Digest

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

Dr. Jacob Discusses Importance of Preparing Physicians to Use Genetic Information

Nov 19 - Howard Jacob, PhD, describes the importance of preparing physicians on how they may use genetics to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients in a Becker’s Hospital Review article on the recent U.S. News & World Report Hospital of Tomorrow forum. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Greene Discusses Importance of NSF Grant to UWM, Seven Other Institutions

Nov 12 - Andrew Greene, PhD, discusses the importance of a $25 million, National Science Foundation grant to be shared among UWM physicists and colleagues at seven other institutions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Jacob Discusses the “Couch Potato” Gene

Nov 12 - Dr. Jacob notes that those people who are genetically predisposed to avoid exercise need to find the right motivation to maintain a fitness regimen. 620WTMJ News Radio

Dr. Jacob Predicts Patients will soon arrive at Doctors’ Offices with Genome Mapped on iPads

Nov 12 - Howard Jacob, PhD, told participants in U.S. News & World Report’s Hospital of Tomorrow Forum that the time is near when patients will arrive at doctors’ offices with their genome mapped out on an iPad. U.S. News & World Report

Drs. Munzenmaier and Sidjanin Take Physiology on the Road During “PhUn Week”

Nov 8 - MCW participated in the American Physiological Society’s “Physiology Understanding Week (PhUn Week)” by spending a day with fourth grade students at Milwaukee’s Honey Creek School, teaching them about DNA, proteins and health. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Cowley Discusses Computing Support Provided to College through the Milwaukee Institute

Sept 30 - Allen Cowley, Jr., PhD, describes the beneficial impact on MCW research provided by the Milwaukee Institute, which provides MCW with high-performance computing systems and storage infrastructure. WisBusiness.com, Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Cowley Receives $9.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Links between Peroxide and Hypertension

Sept 30 - Allen Cowley, Jr., PhD, received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the role of hydrogen peroxide in the development of salt-sensitive hypertension. WauwatosaNOW

Antioxidants, stress and hypertension: researchers seek answers to fundamental questions

Sept. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of hydrogen peroxide in development of salt-sensitive hypertension.

Dr. Pavlov Receives NIH Grant to Study Link between Kidney Inflammation and Hypertension

Sept 24 - Tengis Pavlov, PhD, received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how kidney inflammation is related to the development of hypertension. WauwatosaNOW

The kidneys and salt: researcher to study mechanisms of hypertension

Sept. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how kidney inflammation is related to the development of hypertension, or high blood pressure.

Dr. Forster Received $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Support Graduate Student Training

Sept 9 - Hubert Forster, PhD, received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to support integrated research training in physiology to support six graduate students. WauwatosaNOW

Molecule to organism: Decades of support for physiology training

Sept. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to support integrated research training in physiology.

Dr. Forster Receives $1.45 Million NIH Grant to Study Neural Control of Respiration

Aug 28 - Hubert Forster, PhD, received a $1.45 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the neural control of respiration. WauwatosaNOW

Researchers develop new software tool for cancer genomics

Aug. 27 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have developed a new bioinformatics software tool designed to more easily identify genetic mutations responsible for cancers.

How the brain regulates breathing

Aug 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes supporting research investigating the neural control of respiration.

Dr. Marshall Dunning dies Aug. 20

Aug. 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin lost an outstanding faculty member when Marshall Dunning passed away August 20, 2013.

Dr. Ilatovskaya Selected for Research Fellowship Program in Nephrology Research

July 26 - Daria Ilatovskaya, PhD, is one of five postdoctoral fellows nationwide selected for the inaugural Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program of the American Society of Nephrology. News-Medical.net

PT leader brings diversity to health fields

Recognizing the need for greater diversity in his field of physical therapy, Dr. Lawrence Pan launched programs at Marquette University, where he is a department chairman, that have helped scores of underrepresented students find success in scientific careers. For his efforts, Dr. Pan has been named the 2013 Graduate School Alumnus of the Year.

Dr. Julian Lombard wins 2014 Eugene M. Landis Research Award

Jul 15 - Julian H. Lombard, PhD, Professor of Physiology, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Eugene M. Landis Research Award, established by the Microcirculatory Society in 1969 to recognize an outstanding investigator in the field of microcirculation.

Dr. Lombard Receives Microcirculatory Society’s Eugene M. Landis Research Award

July 17 - Julian Lombard, PhD, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Microcirculatory Society’s Eugene M. Landis Research Award, which recognizes an outstanding investigator in the field of microcirculation. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Mattson Receives $1.7 Million NIH Grant for Hypertension, Kidney Disease Research

June 3 - David Mattson, PhD, received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the role of immune cells in the development of hypertension and kidney disease. WauwatosaNOW

Elementary School Students Visit College

June 10 - Students from Milwaukee’s Honey Creek Elementary School had a day-long field trip to MCW where the children were provided hands-on opportunities to complement their science curriculum. WauwatosaNOW

First two recipients of President’s Diversity Award announced

Oct. 14 - Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Kellner Professor in Pediatrics and Director of the College’s Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, and Mikel Holt, Associate Publisher and co-founder of the Milwaukee Community Journal and President of Malik Communications, were chosen to be the first two recipients of the President’s Diversity Award. Holt and Dr. Willis will be honored at a special reception on Nov. 16. The reception runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

Medical College researcher to study immune cell role in hypertension and kidney disease

June 05 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to fund an investigation of the role of immune cells in the development of hypertension and kidney disease.

National Center for Systems Biology to be established at Medical College

Aug. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $13 million grant to establish a National Center for Systems Biology.

Virtual rat project earns $13 million grant for Medical College

August 11 - Dr. Dan Beard, professor of physiology, discusses the vision that enabled him to land a $13 million dollar grant that will establish a new National Center for Systems Biology at The Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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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