Podcast Audio Interview: Medical College researcher part of national stem cell trial aimed at treating spinal cord injuries.
Shekar Kurpad, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, discusses the use of embryonic stem cells in a pilot study to discover whether the stem cells promote healing in the spinal cord.
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Improved transportation safety: collaboration with VA May-17-2013
May 17 - Transportation crashes, unfortunately, are a fact of life. Faculty and staff in the Vehicle Crashworthiness Laboratory (VCL) and the Neurosurgery Research Facility (NRF) at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center use their biomedical engineering expertise to minimize the effect crashes have on the people involved.
Brain and spinal cord Injury research programs at VA May-15-2013
May 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center are collaborating to improve the lives of those with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
College to honor National VA Research Week May 13-17May-13-2013
May 13 - The week of May 13-17 is VA Research Week, and the Medical College of Wisconsin will be observing the event with a series of articles that highlight the research collaboration between the College and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
Clinical trials: Do participants feel safe?May-10-2013
May 10 - Potential participants in clinical trials may not have a clear understanding of the methods used by researchers to ensure the safety of investigational drugs they are given. That finding is the subject of a new paper from the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) published in Clinical Trials.
Dr. Frank Pintar receives Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety AwardMay-09-2013
May 9 - Frank A. Pintar, PhD, professor of neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and director of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Neuroscience Research laboratories, received the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award.
Couple Explains Reasons for Participating in Alzheimer’s Clinical TrialMay-07-2013
May 7 - The Appleton Post Crescent reported on Walter and Dee Coyle, a DePere couple who are participating in a Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. Appleton Post Crescent
Couple Touched by Alzheimer’s Disease Embarks on Clinical TrialMay-06-2013
May 6 - Piero Antuono, MD, professor of neurology, pharmacology, and toxicology and director of the Dementia Research Center, discusses the importance of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease. Oshkosh Northwestern
Dr. Frank Pintar receives Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety AwardMay-02-2013
May 02 - Frank A. Pintar, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Director of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Neuroscience Research laboratories, received the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award. Dr. Pintar was recognized for his work on the biomechanics of side impact injuries that helped lay the foundation for the latest federal motor vehicle safety standards.
Social Networks May Help Slow Spread of HIVApr-26-2013
April 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) has received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health to engage social networks of persons living with HIV in the former Soviet Union to support other people who are HIV positive.
Dr. Whelan to Lead Clinical Trial on Photodynamic Therapy for Brain CancersApr-19-2013
April 8 - Dr. Harry Whelan is the lead investigator for an MCW clinical trial at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin that will explore the benefits of a photodynamic therapy treatment for pediatric patients with malignant brain tumors. BizTimes