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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 spins off a new company

July 10 - Protein Foundry, a new company run by MCW scientists, has been established on campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

Dr. Raymond Cites Opportunities for MCW Students through Academic/Industry Partnership

Sept. 02 - A blog by Matt Cordio of Start-Up Milwaukee published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides background information on The Commons, an academic/industry partnership which helps college students become entrepreneurs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Stem cell patent to benefit MCW research

Aug. 29 - Cellular Dynamics International Inc., a Madison-based biotechnology company, was granted a patent for its stem cell production automation process. Ulrich Broeckel, MD, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, discussed the importance of this patent and how it will help research at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Raymond Endorses Industry/Academic Collaborative to Accelerate Student Innovation

Aug. 25 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., endorses creation of The Commons, an industry/academic collaborative to accelerate student innovation and entrepreneurship. Leaders from 20 Milwaukee-area colleges and universities gathered to discuss ways in which they may collaborate. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Marquette President Wants to Build Milwaukee’s Research Infrastructure

July 30 - In an interview with BizTimes, Marquette University’s new President Michael Lovell, PhD, said he wants to build Marquette’s research that generates intellectual property. He said he wants to help create a research infrastructure in Milwaukee that engages MCW, Children’s Hospital, MSOE, and UWM. Biz Times

Protein Foundry first startup in MCW incubator program

July 29 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a story profiling MCW’s new spinoff company, Protein Foundry, and the institution’s plan to help found more companies based on MCW faculty members’ intellectual property. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Four MCW Scientists Create Spin-Off Company to Manufacture and Market Protein Molecules

July 16 - Four MCW scientists have created Protein Foundry, a new spin-off company that will manufacture and market protein molecules. The company’s founders are: Brian Volkman, PhD, Chad Koplinski, and Francis Peterson, PhD, and Michael Dwinell, PhD. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and BizTimes

Vanderbilt Professor Discusses Success of Clinical Trial on Reza-Band

June 19 - Dr. Michael Vaezi, a gastroenterologist at Vanderbilt University, discusses the success of a clinical trial on the Reza-Band™, a non-invasive device used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Family Practice News

New Innovation Accelerator Building Offers Opportunities for Collaboration

May 20 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., describes the benefits that MCW will accrue through collaborations within UWM’s new Innovation Accelerator building, adjacent to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Clarke wants to build a critical mass of medical entrepreneurs

In an interview with Xconomy, Dr. William Clarke (Director of Research Commercialization, Anesthesiology) discusses his new role at MCW and his goal to build a critical mass of medical entrepreneurs to support MCW’s research technology transfer. Xcomony

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Clarke plans to build critical mass of medical entrepreneurs

May 07 - William Clarke, MD, director of research commercialization at MCW and a pediatric anesthesiologist, was profiled in Xconomy. Xconomy

Nonprofit aims to raise $10 million to seed health care startups

April 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a new nonprofit called Bridge to Cures, which aims to raise funding for health care startups in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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