MCW Neuroscience Research Center

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) was founded in 2010 with the goal of enhancing neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The goals of the Neuroscience Research Center are to enhance basic and translational neuroscience at MCW through the development of an MCW-wide programmatic plan for neuroscience research. Read more...

NRC Announcement

Neuroscience Research Center Request for Proposals for Imagine More Award

Deadline April 1, 2015

The External Advisory Board for the Neuroscience Research Center at MCW established this award in 2014, which is funded by the proceeds of the Imagine More Annual Dinner. The purpose of the award is to allow an MCW faculty member to carry out research designed to transform our ability to prevent, treat or cure neurologic or psychiatric disease.

Each year, the award will be made in honor of an individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment to Neuroscience Research at MCW. This year’s honoree is T. Michael Bolger, MCW President –Emeritus and Inaugural Chair of the External Advisory Board for the NRC.

Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2015

Maximum Award Amount: $25,000 for one year; will start on July 1, 2015

Imagine More Application (DOCX)

Imagine More Budget Sheet (XLSX)

Spotlight on... NRC Featured Stories

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ALS Symposium

The NRC hosted an ALS Symposium on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Rita Sieracki, MCW Reference Librarian, was in attendance and has provided a lay perspective of the symposium as well as links to the patient's blogs and personal pages and pictures of the event.

Interview with a current MSTP Student - Katherine Zappia

This month I interviewed Kate Zappia, a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, who is currently pursuing her PhD in the lab of Dr. Cheryl Stucky, in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy. The mission of the MSTP (MD-PhD) at the Medical College of Wisconsin is to support medical and research training leading to the combined MD-PhD degree. Kate has recently received a two-year, $85,000 fellowship from the Department of Health and Human Services' National Institute of Neurological Disorders and stroke to investigate the mediators contributing to the pain experienced in sickle cell disease. She lets us know a bit about her research, her choices, and where she sees herself in the future.

Neuroscience/Brain Research News

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Dr. Fehr Comments on Study Linking Pediatric Concussions to Difficulty with School Work

May 20 - Dr. Shayne Fehr provides expert comment in news reports on CBS-TV News and U.S. News & World Report on a study that found that children and teens recovering from concussion may experience difficulty with school work until they fully recover. CBS News and US News and World Report-Health

Hospital Redesignated as Wisconsin’s Only Level 4 Epilepsy Center

May 19 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been redesignated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Level 4 is the highest level of specialized epilepsy care available, and CHW is the only Level 4 pediatric epilepsy program in Wisconsin. The Biz Times

Dr. Nelson Finds Athletes with Developmental Disorders More Likely to Have Concussions

May 13 - Lindsay Nelson, PhD, (Neurosurgery; Neurology) is lead author of a study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine that found that high school and college athletes with a history of developmental disorders such as attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and learning disability are 2 to 3 times more likely to self-report having experienced multiple concussions than those without such history. Moms TEAM

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD – Center Director

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD, Director Neuroscience Research Center

Dr. Hillard is an accomplished translational scientist who has research interests in the effects and mechanisms of cannabinoids, nicotine and other drugs of abuse.

Currently, she is the Executive Director of the International Cannabinoid Research Society and is a leader in community initiatives dedicated to drug abuse awareness.



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