Cheryl Stucky, PhD, Program Director, with an NDP student

Welcome to the Neuroscience Doctoral Program at MCW!

NDP Group picture 2016The Neuroscience Doctoral Program (NDP) of the Medical College of Wisconsin is an exciting, rigorous and innovative PhD research program that provides highly motivated students from around the world with first-class training in Neuroscience Research.

Our 20 year history offers state-of-the-art research training in Neuroscience domains that range from molecular and cellular signaling to human brain imaging, in over 30 labs within 18 departments and centers, all with strong national funding. Close connections between clinical and basic faculty within our academic medical institute present many opportunities for students to conduct clinically-relevant research on diseases of the nervous system.

Our highly selective program admits on average 5 students per year, allowing the students close interactions and mentoring by our excellent faculty mentors and teachers. The program is scholarly and challenging but student-centered and flexible, and our goal is to help our students develop the knowledge, laboratory skills, critical thinking and communications skills that are essential for a successful career in Neuroscience. --Cheryl Stucky, PhD, NDP Director

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Online Open House for MPH & Certificate Programs

Jan. 12 - The Master of Public Health Program will host an online open house on Jan. 20, from 12 – p.m. CST. This is an opportunity to hear about our online programs and have your questions answered.

Public comment period open for Master of Public Health Program accreditation

Jan. 12 - The Master of Public Health Program at the Medical College is undergoing reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH will conduct a site visit on April 6-7, 2017. The accreditation process also includes a period for the program’s stakeholders and general public to provide written comments on the program including its practices, policies, and procedures.

MCW Student Receives Grant to Investigate Stem Cell Treatments for Cardiovascular Diseases

Jan. 5 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $188,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to investigate adult stem cell treatments for cardiovascular diseases.

Summer research programs offer valuable opportunity to med, grad students

Dec. 20 - The question "What did you do on summer vacation?" could generate some very interesting responses if asked of any of the 147 undergraduate students and first-year medical students who participated in MCW's 2016 Medical Student Summer Research Program or Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

Gray Matter “Matters”

Nov. 28 - Sharon Kailas wants to make a difference. In some fashion, and in some manner, she wants to help others. And when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2012, that strong desire didn’t go away. All it did was take a slight detour. Learn more about Sharon’s journey in the Fall 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

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Vision Science Distinguished Lecture

02-20-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PMEye Institute Lower Level Conference RoomJoseph Carroll, PhD

Title: "Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Human Photoreceptor Diseases"
Speaker: Jonathan Lin, MD, PhD

Kathryn M Gauthier Endowned Lecture Series

02-21-201712:00 PM  - 1:00 PMCardiovascular Conference Center H4950

Title: Capillaries as decoders of the neural rhythm of the brain: translating thought into blood flow
Speaker: Mark T. Nelson, PhD

IDP/NDP Student Symposium

02-24-201711:00 AM  - 2:45 PMHRC1210/1230/1250

Refreshments will be served.

Otolaryngology Annual Research Day Lecture

02-24-20173:30 PM  - 4:30 PMHRC auditorium

Title: Cochlear gene therapy: is it time?
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence R. Lustig

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