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Three MCW leaders named 2015 Distinguished Service Award winners

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.

Volunteers Sought for Clinical Trial on the Impact of Changes in Dietary Salt on Hypertension

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

MCW launches Master’s in Medical Physiology Program

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.

Dr. Geurts is First Recipient of Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award

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

MCW cardiovascular researcher wins Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award

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.

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse Awards $100,000 Grants to Drs. Flister, Jeong & McNally

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

AHA Awards MCW $3.7 Million for National Hypertension Research Center

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

Genetic mapping for breast cancer risk

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.

Dr. Bosnjak Receives $9 Million NIH Grant to Study Susceptibility of Diabetic Hearts to Injury

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

Dr. Goldspink Discusses Research on Microstructures to Prevent Heart Failure

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

Dr. Goldspink Creates Microstructures to Repair Damaged Heart Tissue

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

Bioengineered miniature structures could prevent heart failure

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.

Identical twins wanted for a clinical research study

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.

Drs. Stucky, Ilatovskaya Receive MCW’s 2014 Women in Science Awards

Nov. 12 - Two MCW researchers recently received MCW Women in Science awards. Cheryl L. Stucky, PhD received the 2014 Women Pioneers in Research Award. Daria Ilatovskaya, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Physiology, received the 2014 Edward J. Lennon, M.D. Award for an Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Prokop Receives Grant through NIH’s “Big Data to Knowledge” Project

Oct. 14 - MCW is one of more than two dozen institutions receiving NIH grants through the Big Data to Knowledge project. Wauwatosa Now and The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Geurts to Discuss Engineered Proteins to Modify Animal Genomes

Oct. 2 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin announced upcoming free programs for its Science Cafés series to be held on the UWM Innovation Campus. Wauwatosa Now and Wauwatosa Now

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