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We Care 2021 Faculty Seed Grants Awardees Selected

July 27, 2021 MCW News - The We Care Fund for Medical Innovation and Research Committee has selected the recipients for the 2021 We Care awards.

William Hall, MD (PI), along with Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD (co-PI), has been awarded $100,000 for the project titled, Differential immune response to stereotactic versus conventional radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer. Their study focuses on pancreatic cancer, looking to compare different types of radiation therapy and evaluate the resulting immune response.

Thomas Carver, MD (PI) has been awarded $50,000 for the project titled, Observation vs. Embolization in Severe Splenic Injury –A Randomized Controlled Trial with co-PI, Parag Patel, MD. The proposal focuses on studying splenic trauma to improve the success rate of non-operative management.

The We Care Fund for Medical Innovation and Research, led by a devoted committee of community members and made possible by generous philanthropic contributions, is committed to improving and enhancing medical care in the Milwaukee-area and has been steadfast in its support of Department of Surgery faculty to create innovative therapies and clinical programs that benefit patients.