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MCW Technology Development News

Dr. Clarke Named Director of Research Commercialization

Apr 22 - MCW named Dr. William Clarke as Director of Research Commercialization in the Office of Technology Development. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Becker's Hospital Review

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Six Medical Apps Take Top Prize at MCW, UWM App Brewery Competition

Mar 19 - MCW and UWM partnered in a mobile app contest, in which nearly two dozen potential mobile medical applications were pitched to a group of judges. Milwaukee Business Journal

UWM’s New Accelerator Building to House Mobile App Laboratory

Mar 18 - The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a photo tour of UWM’s new Accelerator Building on the Innovation Campus adjacent to the MRMC campus. Milwaukee Business Journal

MCW Community Members submit 86 Proposals in Dean’s Mobile App Challenge

Mar 11 - Members of the MCW community submitted 86 proposals to Dr. Joseph Kerschner’s Dean’s Mobile App Challenge, conducted by MCW in partnership with UWM’s mobile application innovation lab. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

“International Evidence Locker” app Designed to Record and Report International Atrocities

Feb 19 - A PBS story about human rights monitoring includes a mention of the International Evidence Locker, an app conceptualized and designed by Bonnie Freudinger, an engineer in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. PBS

College Staff Teach Fourth Grade Students How to Create Patentable Inventions

Feb 12 - Fourth grade students at St. Matthias Parish School in Milwaukee will learn how to turn creative ideas into patentable inventions through a partnership with MCW’s Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center (BBC). WauwatosaNOW

Company Raises $700,000 from Angel Investors to Market Device Created by Dr. Shaker

Feb 12 - Somna Therapeutics has raised $700,000 from individual angel investors allowing the company to market the Reza band, an adjustable neck band that prevents stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Vithalani Named Judge for 2014 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Jan 28 - Kalpa Vithalani, PhD, is one of 14 judges for the 2014 Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Wisconsin Technology Council

MCW Identified as One of Milwaukee’s Strengths for Venture Capital Opportunities

Jan 7 - In a comparison of the venture capital opportunities that exist for Milwaukee and Detroit, Xconomy notes that Milwaukee’s strengths are water technology through UWM, and healthcare IT through GE Health and MCW. Xconomy

Dr. Vithalani Elected to BioForward Board of Directors

Dec 27 - Kalpa Vithalani, PhD, was elected to the Board of Directors of BioForward, a state association that advocates for Wisconsin’s bioscience industry. BioForward

Governor References MCW in Announcement on High-Performance Computing Initiative

Dec 11 - The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Milwaukee Institute announced a year-long pilot project that will allow some small and medium-sized companies to take advantage of high-performance computing opportunities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Somna Therapeutics Seeks FDA Approval to Market the Reza Band

Dec 6 - Somna Therapeutics filed an application with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for approval to market the Reza band, an adjustable band worn at night to prevent stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Somna Therapeutics Seeks FDA Approval for Acid Reflux Device

Nov 27 - Somna Therapeutics, a local company, has asked the FDA for approval to market the Reza Band, a device that is designed to alleviate nighttime acid reflux symptoms. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Columnist Reports that Wisconsin Research No Longer Limited to MCW, UW-Madison

Nov 19 - Tom Still, President of the Wisconsin Technology Council and Wisconsin Innovation Network, notes that MCW and UW-Madison are no longer the only research-oriented institutions in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Opinion Editorial Cites College’s Impact on Job Creation, Medical Device Leadership

Nov 12 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial authored by UWM Chancellor Michael Lovell and Dan Steininger, President of BizStarts Milwaukee, MCW is identified for the potential it brings for increased new jobs in the region. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

University to Collaborate with MCW on Prosthetic Devices, Smartphone Apps

Oct 29 - Construction is underway on facilities on UWM’s new Innovation Center campus adjacent to the MRMC campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Invention keeps reflux in check

Gastroenterologist Dr. Reza Shaker, along with his MCW research team, has invented a medical device capable of alleviating the symptoms of extraesophageal acid reflux disease in patients while they sleep.

Dr. Philip Clifford and team win AAMC innovation award for career planning tool for scientists

Aug 30 - Philip Clifford PhD, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and colleagues from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the University of California San Francisco, won the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Award for Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research-focused Training for an interactive career planning tool they developed.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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