Imagine More Dinner

Thursday, June 15, 2017 ♦ Discovery World,

500 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee

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About the Neuroscience Research Center

From the brain and through the spinal column, neuroscience research is the scientific study of the nervous system. The Neuroscience Research Center is led by Founding Director, Dr. Cecilia Hillard, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and embraces approximately 100 faculty members from more than 13 departments on campus. Research in the nervous system at MCW is evolving at an extraordinary rate and promises to translate into applications that:

  • Help control diseases of addiction that dramatically impact the fabric of our society;
  • Treat diseases of aging like Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s, as well as MS, stroke and chronic pain;
  • Prevent injuries to the brain, spinal cord and nervous system that can devastate families.

The Neuroscience Research Center is a national leader in basic and translational neuroscience research. The collaborative programmatic plan and strength in neuroscience research enhances and differentiates clinical care at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Discovery World, MilwaukeeAbout the Imagine More Dinner

Now in its fifth year and named to reflect the spirit of hope and innovation, the Imagine More Dinner supports research for the cause and cure of devastating neurological diseases. View the 2016 Imagine More Dinner program (PDF) for details about the event.

The 2017 Imagine More Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 15, at Discovery World in Milwaukee.

This year's event will highlight and honor the advancements of Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, Interim Chair, Professor of Neurosurgery, Director Spinal Cord Injury Center, Director Spine Surgery Fellowship. Read more about his most recent clinical study with Lucas Lindner in the article Finding Hope After Injury in M Magazine.

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation will be recognized as the Neuro Hero for its impact on neuro health. We are thankful to BRPF for its strong support of MCW and neuroscience research. We are honored to have Bryon Riesch as a member of our Neuroscience Research Center Board.

Event Details

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and auction begin at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., followed by a program. 

2016 Event Leadership

2017 Imagine More Co-Chairs

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Sponsorship Details



“I want the community to understand how important it is to support research, and the role it supports in innovation. The reason to do charitable work is to make life better for my children, for every generation. We have a responsibility to improve the quality of life for the next generation, and inspire them to do the same.”

~ Benjamin Wagner, Board Member

For sponsorship opportunities or more details on the event, please contact:

Kelly Baylor
Senior Development Officer | (414) 955-4701

All proceeds from the event benefit neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.