Imagine More Dinner

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 ♦ The Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee

About the Neuroscience Research Center

From the brain and through the spinal column, neuroscience research is the scientific study of the nervous system. The Neuroscience Research Center is led by Founding Director, Dr. Cecilia Hillard, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and embraces more than 100 faculty members from more than 13 departments on campus. Research in the nervous system at MCW is evolving at an extraordinary rate and promises to translate into applications that:

  • Help control diseases of addiction that dramatically impact the fabric of our society;
  • Treat diseases of aging like Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s, as well as MS, stroke and chronic pain;
  • Prevent injuries to the brain, spinal cord and nervous system that can devastate families.

The Neuroscience Research Center is a national leader in basic and translational neuroscience research. The collaborative programmatic plan and strength in neuroscience research enhances and differentiates clinical care at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Discovery World, MilwaukeeAbout the Imagine More Dinner

Now in its fourth year and named to reflect the spirit of hope and innovation, the Imagine More Dinner supports research for the cause and cure of devastating neurological diseases. View the 2015 Imagine More Dinner program (PDF) for details about the event.

The 2016 Imagine More Dinner will take place on Wednesday, June 15, at The Discovery World in Milwaukee.

This year's event will highlight and honor the advancements of Michael McCrea, PhD, Director of Brain Injury Research and Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology. Dr. McCrea's research interest focuses primarily on the acute and chronic effects of traumatic brain injury, specifically in the area of sports impact concussions.

Additionally, Jeff Miller, a Milwaukee native and Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy for the NFL, will also be a featured guest. The NFL's Head Health Initiative is a true testament to the collaborative efforts to further research regarding diagnosis and improved treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. Together, Dr. McCrea and Jeff Miller will educate and update the audience on the advancements and impact of research.

View the Imagine More Dinner invitation (PDF)

Event Details

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and auction begin at 6 p.m.

Dinner at 7 p.m., followed by a program featuring the advancements of Concussion Research led by Michael McCrea. PhD, Director of Brain Injury Research and Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology at MCW. Additionally, Milwaukee native, Jeff Miller, Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy for the National Football League, will share some insights on the NFL’s partnership with McCrea’s research.

Also highlighted in the event's program, the Imagine More Award for Research will be presented in honor of Mr. Michael Cudahy in recognition for his long-standing commitment to MCW, innovation and discovery.

2015 Imagine More Dinner | Wagner Family

2015 Imagine More Dinner | Timarac Family

For sponsorship opportunities or more details on the event, please contact:

Kelly Baylor
Senior Development Officer | (414) 955-4701

All proceeds from the event benefit neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.