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College News features stories about the scientific and health care work of the Medical College's research and physician faculty.

MCW to host Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo

July 22 - The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will host an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo on Saturday, July 26, at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis. A preview of the event featuring some of the activities offered will air on WTMJ-TV’s “The Morning Blend” Friday, July 25 at 9 a.m.

Inaugural Best Evidence ENT conference planned for Aug. 2-5 at The American Club

July 21 - The Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences is presenting the inaugural Best Evidence ENT conference Aug. 2-5 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Researchers to explore new treatments for pancreatic cancer

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to study new therapeutic approaches to treat pancreatic cancer.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 21

Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 21, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Medical, nursing and pharmacy students team up to share healthy living tips with youth

July 17 - The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation brought together a coalition of medical, nursing and pharmacy students July 16 to lead healthy living activities at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee site on West North Avenue in Milwaukee. One hundred twenty-five youth aged 7-13 participated in the “Prescription for a Healthy You” program.

The impact of housing on HIV status

July 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to study different housing models for HIV-positive, chronically homeless individuals.

Annual Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 16 to benefit MCW cancer research

July 17 - The 6th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 16, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

July 2014 MCW Libraries Resource of the Month: Guide to Finding Biomedical Images

July 16 - Looking for just the right illustration for teaching? MCW Libraries’ electronic resources contain thousands of digital medical images including tables, figures, graphs, diagnostic radiograph images, anatomical illustrations and photographs.

Dr. Norman Engbring, former Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, dies at age 89

July 15 - Norman Engbring, MD, former Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, founder of the MCW residency program, and a recipient of the MCW Distinguished Service Award, died July 9. He was 89 years old.

I-94 East/West full closure planned for July 18-21

July 08 - As part of the Zoo Interchange project, a full freeway closure will take place from Friday evening, July 18, 11 p.m., through Monday morning, July 21, 5:30 a.m. During this 54-hour full freeway closure, I-94 East and I-94 West at WIS 100 will be closed to traffic as crews work to install a new railroad bridge.

This day in MCW history – July 14, 2010

July 14 - On July 14, 2010, the National Institutes of Health announced that the Medical College would receive a $20 million Clinical and Translational Science Award as part of the federal government’s program to establish select translational research centers nationwide.

MCW medical student summer research program earns federal funding

July 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in its Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program offers first year medical students the opportunity to spend the summer in a research environment working on biomedical, clinical or translational research, mentored by MCW investigators.

Protein Foundry, a new company, launches at MCW

July 11 - Protein Foundry, a new company manufacturing and marketing protein molecules, had its official launch Thursday, July 10, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 14

July 11 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 14, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Breastfeeding in the workplace: Making it work for women

July 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase breastfeeding support for nursing mothers in low-income populations who are returning to the workforce.

Collaborative Research Symposium planned for July 18

July 09 - Faculty are invited to the Collaborative Research Symposium on Friday, July 18, from 8: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

Dr. Charles E. Edmiston recognized by Wisconsin Division of Public Health for research initiative

July 09 - Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD, CIC, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Surgical Microbiology Research Laboratory, has been recognized by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health’s Infection Prevention and Public Health Update for his research efforts to define an evidence-based approach for reducing the risk of surgical site infections.

Dr. Kiran Turaga presents Grand Rounds at UW Madison on peritoneal surface malignancies

July 08 - Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), presented Cancer Center Grand Rounds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center. His presentation was on peritoneal surface malignancies.

Congressional staff visit campus June 25

July 08 - The Wisconsin’s congressional district office directors meet quarterly in a different area of the state to learn more about the work of an exceptional organization. MCW’s Office of Government and Community Relations was proud to have been contacted by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner’s office to host the June meeting at MCW.

Sitting too much may negate the benefits of exercise

July 07 - Cardiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behaviors may lower cardiorespiratory fitness, and sitting for several hours may negate a brief period of exercise.

Transforming skin cells into liver cells: Not science fiction

July 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development.

Lane closures around campus during the week of July 7

July 03 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 7, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

How safe is anesthesia for children?

July 02 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to determine the role of microRNAs in damage to the nervous system in some children and fetuses who have been exposed to anesthetic.

This day in MCW history – July 1, 2004

July 01 - On July 1, 2004, the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research was created through the merger of the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and the National Marrow Donor Program.

$50 million MACC Fund milestone for research support

June 30 -The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on June 30 to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund’s contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.

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