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Company Based on Dr. Shaker’s Technology Wins BizTimes Innovation Quotient Award

May 27 - Somna Therapeutics LLC was awarded the Milwaukee BizTimes Innovation Quotient Award. Somna Therapeutics is based on the Reza Band, a technology developed by Dr. Reza Shaker (Medicine – Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research). Biz Times

Tool for Early Detection of Brain Tumors Wins National Neuro Startup Challenge

May 27 - An MCW project is one of 13 winners of the national Neuro Startup Challenge sponsored by the Heritage Provider Network in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Advancing Innovation. Angio360 Diagnostics LLC, based on research by Stephanie Cossette, PhD, was recognized for its work to develop a tool for early detection of brain tumors using a marker that detects new blood vessel formation. Xconomy, The Street and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

“Innovation Corps” Trains Teams to Commercialize Research

Apr. 29 - UWM was awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to become an “Innovation Corps” site to recruit and train 90 teams to commercialize their research over the next three years. UWM’s collaborators are MCW, Marquette University, MSOE, and Concordia University Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Biz Times

Nine Finalist Projects Considered in Second Annual Mobile App Challenge

Apr. 20 - MCW hosted its second annual Mobile App Challenge, in partnership with UWM’s App Brewery. Developers of nine finalist projects, selected from a field of 52 submissions, presented on the merits of their projects. Xconomy reported on the success of projects developed last year. Xconomy and Biz Times

Nine Finalist Projects to be reviewed at Second Annual Mobile App Challenge on April 15

Apr. 16 - Nine mobile app projects developed by MCW faculty and staff members are finalist projects selected for review in the MCW/UWM App Brewery’s second annual Mobile App Challenge on April 15. The finalists were selected from an initial pool of 52 entrants. Waukesha Now

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MCW’s “Bring your own device” policies highlighted in news article

Mar. 25 - David Hotchkiss, vice president for information services and chief information officer of MCW, discussed MCW’s “Bring your own device” or BYOD implementation strategies and policies with University Business. University Business

FDA Approves ResQCPR Device for Cardiac Arrest; Dr. Aufderheide Led Clinical Trial

Mar. 23 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for first responders to use while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) was lead investigator for the clinical trial for the ResQCPR system. Health Canal and Waukesha Now

FDA Approves the Reza Band System Developed by Dr. Shaker

Mar. 23 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Reza Band System, developed by Dr. Reza Shaker to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The Reza Band System, owned by Somna Therapeutics, Inc., is an adjustable neck band that keeps stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times, Yahoo Finance and Becker's

MCW receives federal funding to upgrade nuclear magnetic resonance facility for drug discovery

Mar. 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of the Director to fund the purchase of a new robotic accessory to enhance MCW’s drug discovery efforts using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

Clinical and Translational Research Institute Accelerates Transfer of Research to Patient Care

Feb. 25 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel identifies initiatives underway in Wisconsin to transfer academic research into technology developments. The article identifies the Clinical and Translational Science Institute as an initiative to speed the transfer of basic research to use in patient care, and that MCW’s Research Foundation recorded four patents in 2013. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Greene Receives Grant to Develop App to Prevent and Document Atrocities

Dec. 18 - Andrew Greene, PhD received a $50,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development, and Humanity United’s Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention to investigate the redesign, redevelopment and redeployment of a phone application to assist in the reporting of atrocities. Wauwatosa Now

Health System Uses Telemedicine to Improve, Manage Patient Health

Dec. 18 - Milwaukee BizTimes reports on the increased use of telemedicine by Milwaukee-area health care organizations. Froedtert & MCW use telemedicine for real-time interaction capabilities, remote monitoring, store and forward technology, and mHealth (mobile health). Biz Times

Innovation Campus Leader Predicts Seamless Continuum of Research with MCW, Others

Dec. 9 - In a article, David Gilbert, Executive Director of UWM’s Innovation Campus, predicts that in time, there will be a seamless continuum of research linking UWM, MCW, MRMC campus members, MSOE, and other institutions. Wisconsin Business

MCW researcher to develop application to prevent and document atrocities

Dec. 9 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $50,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United’s Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention to investigate the redesign, redevelopment and redeployment of a phone application to assist in the reporting of atrocities.

Researcher to investigate effective health information technology implementation

Nov. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to investigate the use of technology to improve patient and family-centered care and engagement.

Teleconferencing Technology Available in Every Classroom

Nov. 18 - In an article on major investments by higher education institutions in video conferencing, Education Dive reports on the teleconferencing technology available in every classroom at MCW-Green Bay’s new facilities at St. Norbert College. Education Dive

MCW researchers to develop adaptive optics retinal imaging tool for National Eye Institute

Nov. 7 - A Medical College of Wisconsin research team has entered a two-year, $230,000 contract with the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to investigate the development and use of a custom adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope for human research.

State moving right way for computing capability

Nov. 7 - An article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes Wisconsin is moving in the right direction as it adds capacity and capability for enhanced technical computing. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Business startups to watch

Nov. 4 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel named Protein Foundry one of ten startups with great potential in southeast Wisconsin. Protein Foundry was founded by Brian Volkman, PhD, professor of biochemistry; and Michael Dwinell, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics. Milwaukee Journal

Dr. Lovell Announces Plans for Joint Department of Bioengineering with MCW

Sept. 22 - At his inauguration ceremony as President of Marquette University, Michael Lovell, PhD, announced that Marquette is pursuing the creation of a joint Department of Bioengineering with MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times and Milwaukee Business Journal

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