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Cullen Family Runs for Heart Health and Research

Gael Cullen and her family help fund cardiovascular research at MCW with proceeds from the annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run/Walk, established in memory of her husband Steve Cullen.

A Moment in History: Armand J. Quick, MD, PhD, Develops the Quick Test for Blood Clotting

A snapshot of a moment in the Medical College of Wisconsin's history.

Alison Kriegel, PhD

Alison Kriegel, PhD '08, is an assistant professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Anesthesiology researchers to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate

April 4 - Investigators in MCW’s Department of Anesthesiology have received a $2.8 million, four-year grant to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate. The team will investigate the functional and structural transformation of the mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) from a protein that plays a key role in cell survival to one that is lethal to the cell.

Big-League Gift from Dr. Paul Jacobs

Life's twists lead to Milwaukee, Oncology, Brewers Baseball and a big-league gift.

Biophysics researchers publish a review article in Chemical Reviews

July 10 - Researchers from the MCW Department of Biophysics recently had a review paper published in Chemical Reviews, a highly regarded and ranked journal with an impact factor of 47.9.

Caitlin O'Meara, PhD

Caitlin O'Meara, PhD '11, is an assistant professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Cancer Clinical Trials at MCW

MCW Cancer Center researchers, physicians and the Clinical Trials Office are actively engaged in cancer research and conducting clinical trials.

Clinical Trials: Translating Research to Benefit Patients

From the bench to the bedside, the Medical College of Wisconsin is a national leader in cancer and non-cancer clinical trials.

Dialing Back on Pain: Comprehensive Approach to Pain Management

MCW's clinicians, researchers and educators are undertaking numerous endeavors related to pain management and providing long-term relief to patients.

Educating Physicians About Pain

MCW provides broad pain management educational opportunities, including a one-year pain medicine fellowship and development of pain education resources and tools to enhance patient satisfaction and provide pain relief.

Form and Function: Scientists Study the 3D Structures of Proteins to Discover New Drugs

MCW scientists and researchers study chemokine proteins, their role in cancer, and the potential for the discovery of new treatment therapies.

From Grad Students to Faculty Members

Three former MCW graduate students - Alison Kriegel, PhD, Caitlin O'Meara, PhD, and Teresa Patitucci, PhD - find a home within MCW's faculty.

Giving an Old Drug New Potential

The results of Dr. Kalyanaraman lab's work to modify a well-established diabetes drug (metformin) for use in pancreatic cancer is published.

Healthcare Dinner Honors Sarah and Jeff Joerres

Sarah Geenen Joerres, MD and Jeff Joerres received MCW's Warren P. Knowles Humanitarian Award at the 2016 Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Healthcare Dinner.

Jacob Scott Thurston, M2 student, awarded radiologic sciences grant

Dec. 6 - Jacob Scott Thurston, BS, second-year MCW-Milwaukee medical student, has been selected to receive the 2016 FUJIFILM Medical Systems/RSNA Medical Student Grant to pursue a research project in the radiologic sciences.

MCW's Pain Management Center Provides Comprehensive Chronic Pain Services

The MCW Pain Management Center is a multidisciplinary clinic that uses the latest techniques in pain management procedures and therapies to provide patients with the most comprehensive chronic pain services in the area.

Novel Therapies for Neuropathic Pain

MCW's pain research team in the department of anesthesiology explores mechanisms underlying chronic pain related to nerve injury ("neuropathic pain") and collaborates on novel treatment approaches.

Pain Research Drives Many of MCW's Patient Care Efforts

MCW physicians are conducting and translating research to improve acute and chronic pain care for both adult and pediatric patients.

Patient, physician, researchers work together to solve AVM mysteries

Jan. 24 - Sixteen years ago, Kelleigh Gustafson was diagnosed with rare and massive arteriovenous malformation (AVM) on the right side of her head and neck that affect her sensory organs, trachea, esophagus, brain and heart.

Pediatric Cancer Clinical Trials

Created in 2009. the Pediatric Cancer Clinical Trials Office (PCCTO) is staffed with pediatric cancer specialists from the MCW Cancer Center and administered through Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Pushing Back on Pain With a Pain Psychologist

Read how Kathy Burlingham's search to find effective non-drug-related therapies and techniques to manage her chronic pain brought her to MCW.

Raising Awareness of an Underdiagnosed Disease

Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (CPPD) disease, a form of arthritis caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals, remains relatively misunderstood and underdiagnosed.

Student Summer Research Programs

147 undergraduate students and first-year medical students participated in MCW’s 2016 Medical Student Summer Research Program or Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

Teresa Patitucci, PhD

Teresa Patitucci, PhD '16, is an assistant professor of anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The Power of Clinical Research

An overview of the types of clinical trials, clinical trials participation, clinical trials funding and the role of the IRB at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Understanding Hypersensitivity to Pain

MCW researchers and physician scientists study the causes of acute and chronic pain and work to develop new pain management technologies and treatment methods.

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