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New Graduate School tradition debuts at Commencement

Graduates of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences began a new tradition in 2014 by taking an oath of professional conduct.  The oath was written by 2014 Graduate School graduate Jessica Priestley and members of MCW’s Graduate Student Association.

MCW’s 101st annual commencement was held Friday, May 16, in the Milwaukee Theatre.  MCW’s Medical School and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded a total of 188 MD, 47 PhD, 25 MS, 6 MA, and 13 Master of Public Health degrees.

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MCW In the News

MCW spins off a new company

July 10 - Protein Foundry, a new company run by MCW scientists, has been established on campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Stray currents and their effect on the human body

July 16 - John Moulder, PhD, professor and director of radiation biology at MCW, discusses stray electrical voltage and its impact on the human body. A community in California claims stray voltage from a nearby power plant is adversely affecting the health of multiple members of one development. Truth Out

Dr. Duncan Receives $2.1 Million NIH Grant to Study Liver Cell Development

July 16 - Stephen Duncan, DPhil received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the 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. Wisconsin Health News

Four MCW Scientists Create Spin-Off Company to Manufacture and Market Protein Molecules

July 16 - Four MCW scientists have created Protein Foundry, a new spin-off company that will manufacture and market protein molecules. The company’s founders are: Brian Volkman, PhD, Chad Koplinski, and Francis Peterson, PhD, and Michael Dwinell, PhD. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and BizTimes

Dr. Harder Receives $850,000 NIH Grant for Medical Student Summer Research Program

July 16 - David Harder, PhD received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in MCW’s Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program has received continuous NIH funding for the past 35 years and has served as the model for acquiring training and education grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Digestive, Diabetes and Kidney Diseases to fund 15 additional positions. Wauwatosa Now

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