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Society for Research Excellence

To foster, promote, and recognize excellence across MCW in all types of research and discovery

About the Society

sremedalliononwhiteThe Office of Research is pleased to host the MCW Society for Research Excellence, a collective of select MCW faculty with a demonstrated

 commitment to discovery, mentorship, leadership, and advancement in research. New members are elected each year and announced at the fall Convocation ceremony. 

Members of the SRE are characterized by such experience as:

  • Sustained research leadership leading to high impact discoveries or findings
  • History of serving as an effective mentor for trainees and/or junior faculty
  • National recognition for research, such as high visibility publications, national or international leadership roles, and/or receipt of awards
  • MCW full time or full professional effort appointment for at least 5 years

Welcome 2021-2022 Members

Ivor J. Benjamin, MD
Medicine - Cardiology

Parameswaran Hari, MD
Medicine - Hematology and Oncology

Carol L. Williams, PhD
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD
Institute for Health & Equity

Current Members


Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, MS, FACEP, FACC, FAHA

Professor; Director, Resuscitation Research Center; PCIR Director, CTSI Southeast WI


Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD

Professor; Director, Medical Scientist Training Program


Ivor Benjamin, MD, FAHA, FACC

Director, Cardiovascular Center; Professor, Medicine, Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Surgery; Program Director, CVC T32 Training Program


Jeffrey R. Binder, MD

Vice Chair for Research, Professor of Neurology, Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Professor of Biophysics, Director of Stroke and Neurobehavior Programs, Department of Neurology, Director of Language Imaging Laboratory, Department of Neurology


Joseph Carroll, PhD

Richard O. Schultz, MD / Ruth Works Professor of Ophthalmology Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy Director, Advanced Ocular Imaging Program


Jenifer Coburn, PhD

Professor, Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Center for Infectious Disease Research


John A. Corbett, PhD

Professor and Chair


Allen W. Cowley, Jr., PhD

Harry & Gertrude Hack Term Professorship in Physiology


William R. Drobyski, MD

Mariette C. and Philip W. Orth/Tom Anderson Chair of Oncology; Co-Leader, Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Program, Cancer Center; Professor, Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology


David D. Gutterman, MD

Northwestern Mutual Professor of Medicine; Senior Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center; Program Director, CVC T32 Training Program


Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Professor; Founding Director, Comprehensive Injury Center


Parameswaran Hari, MD, MRCP

Chief, Professor


Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD

Associate Dean for Research; Professor; Director, Neuroscience Research Center


Quinn Hogan, MD

Vice Chair: Research, Professor


Mary M. Horowitz, MD, MS

Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Professor of Hematologic Research; Director, Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research; Associate Director, Cancer, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center


John D. Imig, PhD



Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD

Professor and Chair; Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research; Associate Director of Basic Research, Center for Disease Prevention Research


Jeffrey A. Kelly, PhD

Professor and Director, CAIR


Mingyu Liang, MB, PhD

Professor and Kohler Co. Chair in Physiology; Director, Center of Systems Molecular Medicine; Vice-Chair for Interdisciplinary and Translational Research


Julian H. Lombard, PhD

Professor; Physiology Course Director


Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP

Professor; Director, Brain Injury Research Program


Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH

Associate Provost for Research; Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Lady Riders Professor of Breast Cancer Research


Frank A. Pintar, PhD

Founding Chair, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering; Professor, Neurosurgery


Daisy Sahoo, PhD

Vice Chair for Research, Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine; Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology); Secondary Faculty in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and Toxicology


Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology; Director, Center for Microbiome Research; Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program; CRI Research Unit Leader for Infection, Inflammation and Immunology Research Unit; Director, GI Clinical Laboratory


Reza Shaker, MD

Joseph E. Geenen Professor & Chief


Roy Silverstein, MD

Chair and Linda and John Mellowes Professor of Medicine; Associate Director, Clinomics, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center


Cheryl L. Stucky, PhD

Marvin Wagner Professor


Gilbert C. White, II, MD

Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program; Executive Vice President for Research and Director, Versiti Blood Research Institute; Richard H. and Sara E. Aster Chair for Medical Research, Blood Center of Wisconsin; Professor, Medicine, Biochemistry and Pharmacology and Toxicology; Associate Dean for Research, Medical College of Wisconsin


Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD


Emeritus Members

Emeritus members are no longer active with MCW, however they are listed here in recognition of their service with their induction year. 

Julie Panepinto, MD, MSPH (2017)