Aug. 27 - Three Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) leaders have been chosen to receive Distinguished Service Awards for 2015. The awards, which represent MCW’s highest faculty and staff honor, will be presented at MCW’s Convocation Ceremony on October 6.
Aug. 24 - Dr. Srividya Kidambi (Medicine – Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition) and Mingyu Liang, PhD, (Physiology) are the lead investigators for an American Heart Association-funded clinical study on how changes in dietary salt impact individuals with hypertension. Volunteers are being recruited for the study. Wauwatosa Now
Aug. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has launched a new, nine-month Master’s in Medical Physiology Program that is designed to help college graduates who wish to strengthen their academic record for medical school applications while also providing a basis of skills and knowledge for medical and scientific careers in academia, industry or government.
Aug. 12 - Aron Geurts, PhD is the first recipient of the $25,000 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award. Dr. Geurts will use the scholarship funds in his accelerated efforts to model genetic variation in human stem cells which will lead to a better understanding of cardiovascular disease and new avenues for specific therapeutic approaches. The award is funded by proceeds from the annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk. Lake Country Now
Aug. 6 - Aron Geurts, PhD, associate professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), is the recipient of the $25,000 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award. This first ever award was developed to identify and honor a junior or mid-career MCW scientist involved in cutting-edge cardiovascular research.
June 9 - The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse awarded two-year, $100,000 grants to three MCW faculty members: Michael Flister, PhD, (Physiology), Hyeongnam (Joseph) Jeong, PhD, (Dermatology), and Mark McNally, PhD, (Microbiology & Molecular Genetics). Wauwatosa Now
May 27 - The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded MCW a four-year, $3.7 million grant to create a Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Center. MCW is one of four research centers nationwide that will form the AHA’s national hypertension network. Waukesha Now
May 6 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.75 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to identify factors in the microenvironment of tumors that impact breast cancer risk.
Apr. 28 - Zeljko Bosnjak, PhD, (Anesthesiology; Physiology) received a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to investigate the mechanisms responsible for the susceptibility of diabetic hearts to cardiac injury. Biz Times
Mar. 3 - In an interview with Milwaukee BizTimes, Paul Goldspink, PhD, (Physiology) discusses his research to restore organ function by exploiting aspects of the chemical and physical environment of the heart. He has created biodegradable microstructures that are bioengineered to be the same size, shape and stiffness as adult heart muscle cells, which keeps the tissue from seeing the microstructures as foreign objects and rejecting them. The findings were recently published in the international science journal Biomaterials. Biz Times
Feb. 9 - Paul Goldspink, PhD is lead author of an article published in Biomaterials that describes work by MCW scientists to create bioengineered structures that are the same size, shape and stiffness as heart muscle cells, work that may one day help doctors repair heart tissue and prevent heart failure.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Shiny Shiny and, Nanowerk
Jan. 28 - The delivery of tiny biodegradable microstructures to heart tissue damaged by heart attack may help repair the tissue and prevent future heart failure. A team led by cardiovascular researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) bioengineered the microstructures to be the same size, shape and stiffness as adult heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes, with the goal of releasing biologically active peptides that act as cardioprotective agents.
Jan. 7 - Investigators from the Medical College of Wisconsin Departments of Medicine and Physiology are recruiting identical twins for a research study looking at the role of environment on high blood pressure. The study will take 30-60 minutes and will involve answering questionnaires, BP measurements, and a blood draw. Both twins should be able to participate in the research study.
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