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

Scientist receives NIH Director’s Award to study molecular causes of disease

Sept. 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $470,000 exploratory grant from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health to generate and characterize novel disease models of use for the greater scientific community.

MACC Fund offers ways to support pediatric cancer research this fall

Sept. 23 - The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) has events this fall to raise money for pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research. The MACC Fund raises 75% of its annual income from special events, and is the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) largest donor.

Samples, deals and more at the Cascadia MediSpa Oct. 2 open house

Sept. 23 - Cascadia MediSpa is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The event will include free samples, giveaways, demonstrations, a caramel apple bar and fall-inspired fare, and exclusive once-a-year savings on some of the products and services they offer.

Researcher to study genetic and physical causes of chronic pelvic pain

Sept. 22 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study chronic pelvic pain.

Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas awarded AMA research grant

Sept. 22 - Elizabeth Ellinas, MD, is a winner of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2014 Joan F. Giambalvo Grant for the Advancement of Women, for her research topic, Gender Differences in Promotion and Retention: Enhancing the Position of Female Faculty in Higher Academic Rank and Leadership Positions.

WBCS Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon planned for Oct. 9

Sept. 22 - The Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.

Drug discovery and genetic engineering: Science Café series scheduled

Sept. 19 - The Community Engagement program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the UWM Innovation Campus that are free and open to the public. Topics will include the drug discovery process and information about therapeutic targets, genomics, and genetic engineering. Each café will run from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 22

Sept. 19 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 22, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Faith Matters Summit planned for Oct. 15

Sept. 19 - On Wednesday, Oct. 15, there will be a free half-day violence prevention event to raise awareness of innovative programming within the community and foster collaboration between the faith-based community and the agencies/organizations serving youth and families. .

Researchers discover new gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes

Sept. 18 - A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin scientists has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. The findings are published in the September issue of Genetics.

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Sept. 17 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Paint the Town Blue” on Friday to Raise Awareness about Depression

Sept. 17 - The Charles E. Kubly Foundation invites MCW students, faculty and staff to wear something blue on Friday, September 19 to raise awareness about depression and to decrease the stigma associated with it.

Fall Research Seminar planned for September 26

Sept. 17 - The MCW Department of Surgery is hosting the fifth annual Fall Research Seminar on Friday, September 26 in the Helfaer Auditorium, located on level one of Froedtert West.

“Get Your Rear in Gear” run/walk for colon cancer prevention and research

Sept. 16 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, October 11th at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

MCW hosted United States Army Colonel Dallas Hack, MD

Sept. 16 - On Thursday, September 11th, MCW hosted United States Army Colonel Dallas Hack, MD. Col. Hack is the Brain Health/Fitness Research Program Coordinator for the US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command and has a keen interest in the traumatic brain injury research being done by MCW faculty.

Mesothelioma awareness event planned for September 30

Sept. 16 - Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 30 to promote awareness about mesothelioma.

Division of Nephrology Seeking Volunteers for Study

Sept. 15 - Infants who are born prematurely are at risk for developing high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease later in life. The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is undertaking a study to evaluate healthy volunteers in order to develop tests to identify those at risk for these maladies.

Dr. Raj Rao to chair FDA panel

Sept. 15 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been appointed chairperson of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

Sept. 15 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made.

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 15

Sept. 12 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 15, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 12, 1990

Sept. 12 - On Sept. 12, 1990, T. Michael Bolger, JD, was inaugurated as President and CEO.

This day in MCW history – Sept. 14, 1977

Sept. 12 - On Sept. 14, 1977, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.

Cardiovascular Redox Biology Symposium to draw experts to Milwaukee

Sept. 11 - The Nov. 14 Cardiovascular Redox Signaling Symposium at the Medical College of Wisconsin will feature four internationally renowned keynote speakers — Ivor Benjamin, MD; John M. Denu, PhD; Richard A. Cohen, MD and Jay W. Heinecke, MD – who will address new vascular biology developments and redox biology concepts as related to cardiovascular disease.

CAIR celebrates 20th anniversary of continuous Center grant funding

Sept. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research celebrates its 20th anniversary of continuous center grant funding by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Annual Ridin’ to a Cure Motorcycle Rally to take place Sept. 26 & 27

Sept. 11 - Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter will hold the 20th annual “Ridin’ to a Cure” on Sept. 26 and 27 in Oconomowoc. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research in the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

First MCW Foregut Symposium planned for Oct. 11

Sept. 11 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the first Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Foregut Symposium on Saturday, October 11 in Conference M, located on the third floor of the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center (8800 W. Doyne Avenue).

Medical College of Wisconsin offers information, tools to recognize depression

Sept. 10 - Recognizing and treating depression will be the focus of the third annual Depression Recognition Day at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 12–8 p.m.

Pink Out at Miller Park held Sept. 6

Sept. 10 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness was held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Watertown Plank Road pedestrian bridge ribbon cutting held Sept. 9

Sept. 09 - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Ronald McDonald House hosted a joint ribbon cutting event on the new Watertown Plank Road pedestrian bridge on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Drug discovery and genetic engineering: Science Café series kicks off tonight

Sept. 09 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the UWM Innovation Campus that are free and open to the public.

Potential neural treatments for autism patients

Sept. 09 - A research scientist from Marquette University has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study how treatments for autism spectrum disorder affect the brain.

MCW Medical Humanities Lecture features pioneer in spirituality and health care

Sept. 09 - Christina Puchalksi, MD, MS, a pioneer in spirituality and health care, will be the featured speaker at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s ninth annual Medical Humanities Lecture, Thursday, September 18th at 5:00 pm.

"State of the Gut" conference planned for Sept. 19

Sept. 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is hosting the 7th annual “State of the Gut” An Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders at the Sheraton Brookfield Hotel on Friday, September 19.

Bret Baier to keynote Medical College of Wisconsin’s Healthcare Dinner

Sept. 08 -Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin's 2014 Healthcare Dinner, Monday, November 10, at the Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

State Representatives visit MCW to learn about some of our programs

Sept. 08 - On Friday, August 29th, MCW’s Office of Government and Community Relations hosted a legislative visit with State Representatives Dan Knodl, Jessie Rodriquez, Joe Sanfelippo and Ken Skowronski. Throughout the day, the legislators were able to see firsthand several of the exciting initiatives that are constantly evolving within the institution.

Pink Out at Miller Park planned for Saturday Sept. 6

Sept. 05 - A Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Miller Park during the 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Dr. Paula Termuhlen, Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), will be on the field during a pre-game program to represent the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Program.

MCW resident awarded NIH loan repayment grant

Sept. 05 - Mohamed Algahim, MD, a resident in the integrated cardiothoracic surgery program at MCW, has been awarded a loan repayment grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 8

Sept. 05 - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 8, 2014. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Dr. James S. Hyde honored

Sept. 05 - James S. Hyde, PhD, the James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics and Director of the National Biomedical EPR Center at MCW, is being honored with a special two-part Festschrift in Brain Connectivity magazine by his former students, postdocs, associates and friends. Part 1 was released last week. A festschrift is a publication created to honor a respected academic that is presented during his or her lifetime.

BBC engineering team receives USAID grant

Sept. 05 - As part of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention hosted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a team of investigators from the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center (BBC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin recently received a seed grant in the sum of $50,000.

MCW scientists to investigate new therapy for obstructive lung disease

Sept. 04 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one year, $382,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to identify new therapeutic targets for chronic obstructive lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pins for Patients Bowling Tournament on Oct. 12 to benefit MCW Cancer Center

Sept. 04 - “Pins for Patients,” a new bowling fundraiser organized by members of the MCW Clinical Trials Office, will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at the New Berlin Ale House. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center for cancer research as well as to Kathy's House, which provides lodging for families and patients undergoing life-saving medical treatments.

Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk for colon cancer prevention & research to be held Oct. 11

Sept. 04 - The fourth annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. The event supports the Medical College of Wisconsin’s programs for colon cancer research, education, prevention and screening, as well as the Colon Cancer Coalition, a national organization.

Dr. Bellur Seetharam dies Aug. 26 at the age of 71

Sept. 03 - Bellur Seetharam, PhD, distinguished researcher and retired Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, died unexpectedly on Aug. 26. He was 71 years old.

Better treatments for breast cancer

Sept. 02 - A physician scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer.

Heart health awareness event planned for October 16

Sept. 16 - The Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center Advisory Board is hosting the Heart 2 Heart Women’s Heart Health Awareness Event on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Boelter Superstore.

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