Research and Education Program Funded Awards

AHW invests $1.6M in eight changemaking research awards

On November 17, 2017, the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded approximately $1.6 million through the Research and Education Program’s Responsive Component to eight initiatives that bring together the strengths of MCW basic, clinical and population science research to foster innovation in biomedical, translational and population health research.

Funded initiatives include interdisciplinary expertise in medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, pathology, anesthesiology, cell biology, neurobiology, and anatomy, physiology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, family and community medicine, and the institute for health and equity. Research focus areas include genetics and personalized medicine, neuro-degenerative diseases, diabetes and obesity, inflammation and immunology, and population science. More information on each project can be found below:

Avoiding Health Disparities When Collecting Patient Data for Clinical Care and Pragmatic Research
Principal Investigator: Kathryn Flynn, PhD, associate professor of medicine
Co-Investigators:  Onur Asan, PhD, assistant professor of medicine; medicine; Bradley Crotty, MD, assistant professor of medicine; Joni Williams, MD, assistant professor of medicine; Rebekah Walker, PhD, assistant professor of medicine; Joan Neuner, MD, associate professor of medicine; Purushottam Laud, PhD, professor, institute for health & equity

Dissecting Protein Quality Control Pathways in ALS
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Matthew Scaglione, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry
Co-Investigators: Brian Link, PhD, professor of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy; Allison Ebert, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology, neurobiology & anatomy

Effect of Fructose-induced Changes in Renal Microvascular Function & Blood Pressure
Principal Investigator: John Imig, PhD, professor of pharmacology & toxicology
Co-Investigators:  Srividya Kidambi, MD, associate professor of medicine; Oleg Palygin, PhD, assistant professor of physiology

Engineering Inflammation-free CAR Therapy
Principal Investigator: Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD. professor of medicine
Co-Investigators:  Matthew Riese, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine; Nirav Shah, MD, assistant professor of medicine

Illness Perceptions in Congestive Heart Failure
Principal Investigator: Edith Burns, MD, professor of medicine
Co-Investigators:  Nunzio Gaglianello, MD, assistant professor of medicine; Jessica Olson, PhD, assistant professor, institute for health & equity; David Nelson, PhD, associate professor of family and community medicine

Immune Cross-talk in Pregnancy and Preterm Birth
Principal Investigator: Rashmi Sood, PhD, associate professor pathology
Co-Investigators: Meredith Cruz, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology; Martin Hessner, PhD, professor of pediatrics

Obesity driven dysregulation of the endocannabinoid system in chronic pain
Principal Investigator: Keri Hainsworth, PhD, associate professor of anesthesiology
Co-Investigators:  Cecilia Hillard, PhD, professor of pharmacology; Steven Weisman, MD, professor of anesthesiology; Hershel Raff, PhD, professor of medicine

Optimal conditioning regimen intensity for competing risks data in myelodysplastic syndromes
Principal Investigator: Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD, associate professor of the institute for health equity
Co-Investigators:  Soyoung Kim, MD, assistant professor, institute for health & equity; Wael Saber, MD, associate professor of medicine

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  2016 Research and Education Award Summaries

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment reported on 37 active awards during the reporting period ending June 30, 2015. Eight awards completed during the reporting period ending June 30, 2016.

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  2015 Research and Education Award Summaries

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment reported on 26 active awards during the reporting period ending June 30, 2015. Nine awards completed during the reporting period ending June 30, 2015.

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  2014 Research and Education Award Summaries

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment reported on 31 active awards during the reporting period ending June 30, 2014. Four awards completed during the reporting period ending June 30, 2014.

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  2013 Research and Education Award Summaries

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment reported on 34 active awards during the reporting period ending June 30, 2013. Six awards completed during the reporting period ending June 30, 2013.

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  2012 Research and Education Award Summaries

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment reported on 30 active awards during the reporting period ending June 30, 2012. Eleven awards completed during the reporting period ending June 30, 2012.

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  2011 Research and Education Award Summaries
  2004-2010 Funded Awards

Summaries of active and completed AHW Endowment research and education projects prior to 2011 can be requested via email by contacting ahw@mcw.edu.

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