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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visits MCW to announce plans to introduce new research legislation

August 14, 2013 College News - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the Medical College of Wisconsin on Tuesday, Aug. 13, to announce her plans to introduce new legislation, The Next Generation Act, which would create an initiative within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve opportunities for young researchers. As part of her visit, she met with MCW administration, faculty, and students.

The initiative explores the challenges facing young researchers and provides support for them through mentoring and help with grant writing, among other things. She said that cuts to research funding will impact young scientists, a sentiment echoed by John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, MCW President and CEO.

“Indiscriminate cutting of research support will have long-term effects on health care discovery; it impacts medical progress across all disciplines of research investigating the full spectrum of diseases and conditions,” said Dr. Raymond. “It directly affects our ability to train the next generation of medical researchers.”

Twenty MCW administrators, faculty and students were invited to the meeting. Complete list of MCW meeting attendees (PDF)

Sen. Baldwin approached MCW and asked to unveil her legislation at our institution because she understands and appreciates the significant impact our research has on the region, the state and the nation. 

Story in The Business Journal on Sen. Baldwin’s visit

Story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sen. Baldwin’s visit

(l-r): Allen W. Cowley, Jr., PhD, James J. Smith & Catherine Welsch Smith Professor, Harry & Gertrude Hack Term Professor, and Chairman of Physiology; Dr. Raymond; Sen.  Baldwin; and Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President

Students and Junior faculty invited to the meeting pose with Sen. Baldwin in front of the College

 

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