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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.

Listen: Shekar Kurpad and stem cell treatment in spinal cord injuries

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Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin recognized as a Level 4 center


April 15 - The MCW Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) has been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Dr. Frank Pintar selected to be a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers


April 14 - Frank A Pintar, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, was selected to be a Fellow in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at the April SAE Congress meeting. SAE Fellowship is the highest level of membership bestowed by SAE International and is awarded to recognize outstanding engineering and scientific accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle technology.

Dr. Stucky and Scripps Colleagues Identify Factors Creating Sensation of Touch


Apr 8 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, and collaborators at the Scripps Research Institute published a study in Nature that identified a dual-sensor system involving the Merkel cell and an associated nerve end that contribute to the touch sensation. Medical Express

Dr. Jackson Finds that Most Adult Migraine Drugs Don’t Help Children


Mar 26 - The New York Daily News reports on Dr. Jeffrey Jackson’s research reported in JAMA Pediatrics that most migraine drugs for adults don’t prevent migraines in children. New York Daily News

Women in Science Series to Feature Presentations by Drs. Hillard, Sander, and Book


Mar 26 - MCW’s 2014 Women in Science program will feature presentations by Cecilia Hillard, PhD, on “Gender Differences in Response to Stress”; Tara Sander, PhD, on “Personalized Medicine: Treatment to Fit Your Genes”; and Dr. Diane Book on “Modern Stroke Care: What Should You Expect?”. WauwatosaNOW

Learn to Identify the Warning Signs of Stroke


Mar 26 - Osama Zaidat, MD, professor of neurology and director of the neurointerventional program, appeared on Fox 6’s program “Studio A” to discuss the warning signs of stroke. WITI-TV

Wisconsin Researcher Sheds Light on Phototherapy


Mar 24 - A story in the Wisconsin State Journal explores a new research program in which targeted blue lightwaves are used to kill staph infections. Wisconsin State Journal

Clinical Trial Will Evaluate Effect of a Diabetic Medication on Blood Vessel Function


Mar 18 - MCW is enrolling Type 2 diabetes patients in a clinical trial conducted by Dr. Michael Widlansky. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Journal Sentinel Reporter Earns Health Care Journalists’ Award for Gross Anatomy Series


Mar 18 - The Association of Health Care Journalists awarded Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson the third place award in the consumer/feature category for “The Course of Their Lives,” the newspaper’s multi-part series that followed a group of MCW M-1 students through their gross anatomy course. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Baisden Cited as One of Nation’s 20 Spine Surgeons Focused on Ethics


Mar 18 - Becker’s Spine Review profiled Dr. Jaime Baisden as one of the nation’s 20 spine surgeons focused on ethics. Becker's Spine Review
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