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...

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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. Michael McCrea Receives $500,000 Grant for Innovative Concussion Research

July 24 - Dr. Mike McCrea and his team named one of the GE & NFL Head Health Challenge I winners for their innovative concussion research.

Race the Twilight 5K run/walk on Aug. 1 to benefit MCW Alzheimer’s disease research

June 25 - “Race the Twilight” is a scenic 5K run that will take place in Elm Grove on Saturday, Aug. 1, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Walkers also are welcome. A special, timed quarter-mile Kids’ Race will be held for children who are 12 years or younger the day of the event.

Imagine More Dinner to raise funds for neuroscience research

May 13 - The third annual Imagine More Dinner to support neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Neuroscience Research Center will be held Sunday, June 28, at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. Previously called the Park Dinner, the event has been renamed to reflect the spirit of hope and innovation.

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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Lisa Henk
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