Research and Education Program Funded Awards

AHW invests $1.2M in six changemaking research awards

On January 27, 2017, the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded approximately $1.2 million through the Research and Education Program’s Responsive Component to six initiatives that bring together the strengths of MCW basic science and clinical research to foster innovation in biomedical, translational and population health research.

Funded initiatives include interdisciplinary expertise in medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, and microbiology and immunology. Research focus areas include cardiovascular health, pancreatic cancer, multi-drug resistant bacteria and diabetic vascular disease, among others. More information on each project can be found below:

Bacterial Products Related to Chronic Inflammation in Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Principal Investigator:
Dara Frank, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology
Co-Investigators: Julie Biller, MD, Professor, Medicine; Nathan Ledeboer, PhD, associate professor of pathology

The MCW Program for Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment (PBCT)
Principal Investigator: 
Michael Flister, PhD, assistant professor of physiology
Co-Investigators:  Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD, professor of pathology

Genetic Impact of MYH6 Variants in a Patient-Derived In Vitro Model of Congenital Heart Disease
Principal Investigator: 
Michael Mitchell, MD, professor of surgery
Co-Investigators:  Aoy Mitchell, PhD, assistant professor of surgery

Predictive Computational Modeling to Define Antiviral Efficacy
Principal Investigator: 
Scott Terhune, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Co-Investigators:  Ranjan Dash, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Reprogramming Tumor Reactive T Cells to Treat High Risk Hematological Malignancies
Principal Investigator: 
Weiguo Cui, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology
Co-Investigators:  Bryon Johnson, PhD, professor of pediatrics; Ehab Atallah, MD, associate professor of medicine

Accessing Cerebrovascular Alterations During Recovery After Sports-Related Concussions (SRC)
Principal Investigator:  Yang Wang, MD, associate professor of radiology
Co-Investigators:  Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurosurgery; Lindsay Nelson, PhD, assistant professor of neurosurgery

AHW invests $1M for stroke survivor research

On , the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded $1 million over five years to create a research program that advances understanding of the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms that produce brain dysfunction in traumatic brain injury in order to develop new therapies, led by Amadou Camara, PhD, professor of anesthesiology.

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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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