MCW Research News – Clinical

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MCW’s animal care program receives continued full accreditation, called “exemplary”

Jan. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) animal care program has received continued full accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International. AAALAC commended MCW in its final report “for providing and maintaining an exemplary program of laboratory animal care and use,” and had no further recommendations to offer for improvement.

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.

Gut studies hold promise for prevention

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.

Pioneering eye care benefits generations

A landmark advance more than 35 years ago has improved vision dramatically for thousands of patients with diabetic eye disease. Today, vision research at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute seeks to actually prevent retinal eye disease.

Research changes views on breast cancer

A research collaboration is helping to eliminate obstacles to breast cancer screening among African American women in central Milwaukee. Research collaborators include members of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital, and community leaders and advocates.

Dr. Barkhaus Receives AANEM’s Distinguished Researcher Award

Nov. 12 - Newswise reports that Paul E. Barkhaus, MD, received the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s (AANEM) 2015 Distinguished Researcher Award at the AANEM 2015 Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Barkhaus was recognized for his continuous significant contributions to clinical neurophysiology research. Newswise

MCW collaborates in the investigation of age-related macular degeneration prevention

Nov. 10 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, the University of Miami, and Marshfield Clinic, have found that a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease helps to delay or prevent the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of blindness among older Americans.

PayPal's Peter Thiel invests in firm co-founded by Medical College of Wisconsin researcher

Oct. 13 - A biotech firm co-founded by Medical College of Wisconsin professor Blake Hill received an investment from Breakout Labs — the science-centric nonprofit backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Milwaukee Business Journal

Baldwin looks to boost NIH-funded research

Oct. 20 - Senator Tammy Baldwin conducted a roundtable session at the Medical College on October 14 seeking feedback from about two dozen MCW researchers, ranging from graduate students to department chairs, regarding a bipartisan bill, the Next Generation Research Act. Wisconsin Business

MCW awarded $2.7 million grant to advance the understanding and measurement of outcomes in children with chronic disease

Sept. 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been awarded a four-year, $2.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to support the Midwest Child Patient Reported Outcomes Consortium which is designed to advance the understanding and measurement of outcomes in children with chronic disease for use in both clinical care and research so as to optimize the well-being and functioning of affected children.

Registration extended for second annual Clinical Research Symposium

Sept. 29 - The second annual Clinical Research Symposium, sponsored by the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office, will be held Saturday morning, Oct. 3, in the MCW Kerrigan Auditorium and will be worth 4 CEUs. The registration deadline is Sept. 18.

MCW receives grant to identify cholesterol-lowering therapies

Sept. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a 4-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund research that aims to identify novel strategies to eliminate excess cholesterol from the bloodstream and prevent heart attacks caused by the build-up of plaque in the arteries.

Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD, named MACC Fund Endowed Professor

Sept. 24 - Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD, has been named the MACC Fund Professor in the department of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Dr. Medin currently serves as a professor in the department of medical biophysics and the institute of medical science, faculty of medicine, at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

Editorial Opposes Ban on Fetal Tissue in Research

Sept. 16 - A New York Times editorial opposed to legislation banning the use of fetal tissue in research notes that top scientists at MCW and UW School of Medicine & Public Health have warned that a ban would have a devastating impact on patients, academic researchers, and the biotechnology industry New York Times

Chemokine immune molecule inhibits growth and spread of pancreatic cancer

Sept. 1 - Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have demonstrated that a chemokine protein (CXCL12), an important molecule of the body's immune system, can suppress metastasis which is the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another.

MCW researcher wins Imagine More Award for neuroscience research

Aug. 19 - Allison D. Ebert, PhD , assistant professor of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), is the recipient of a $25,000 award to support research designed to transform MCW’s ability to prevent, treat or cure neurologic or psychiatric disease. The award was presented at the 2015 Imagine More Dinner and honors an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience research at MCW.

MCW researcher exploring mental, emotional effects of psoriasis

Aug. 13 - While research proceeds in seeking a cure for psoriasis, there is an immediate need for therapies that can mitigate the sometimes devastating mental anguish that accompanies the disease.

MCW Researchers Launch Company for Blood Test to Determine Heart Transplant Rejection

July 27 - In a front page article, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on plans by Dr. Michael Mitchell and Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhD, (both Surgery – Cardiothoracic Pediatrics) to house their new company – Tai Diagnostics, Inc. - in the UWM Innovation Accelerator. At Tai Diagnostics, the Mitchells are developing a blood test for determining whether a heart-transplant recipient is in danger of rejecting the new heart. The test would replace invasive biopsies. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

GE/NFL Award $500,000 Concussion Research Grant to Dr. McCrea

July 28 - Michael McCrea, PhD received a $500,000 grant from the GE and NFL Head Health Challenge to accelerate the diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. Earlier, Dr. McCrea received a $300,000 GE/NFL Head Health Challenge grant in 2014. Milwaukee Business Journal, New York Times and Biz Times

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