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MCW Facts 2017 | Research

Funding and Studies

  • $225.3 million invested in research, teaching, training and related purposes in FY 2016*, which will lead to improved patient care and health outcomes. Includes:
    • $92.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)**
    • $18.9 million from other federal agencies
    • $72.9 million from other external sponsors
    • $40.9 million from MCW institutional support in FY 2016
  • MCW is ranked 45th among the nation's 139 medical schools receiving NIH research funding
  • More than 3,100 research studies, including clinical trials, conducted in MCW's FY 2016

*MCW's Fiscal Year 2016 was July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
**NIH data as of December 30, 2016

Discoveries and Technology Transfer

  • 50 new discoveries and inventions reported in MCW's FY 2016
  • Portfolio includes 227 technologies covered by more than 286 pending and issued US and foreign patents
  • 63 technology license agreements with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, imaging, medical device and software companies
  • Research and development affiliations with 31 campus institutions, healthcare organizations and government groups in Wisconsin and elsewhere
  • MCW translates science into clinical care through technology development collaborations with industry, including startup ventures. Local startup companies include Brain Symphonics, CardioPoietis, Cmxtwenty, Imaging Biometrics, Organic Research Corporation, Prism Clinical Imaging, Somna Therapeutics and TAI Diagnostics.

MCW research is accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.

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