Research at MCW: Knowledge Changing Life
MCW Research by the Numbers
Our Core Research Focuses
Basic Science Research
A single idea, if properly pursued, is all it takes to save a life. MCW scientists are discovery-drivers, working to uncover more innovative and cutting-edge treatments with every study they conduct.MCW Departments
It’s one thing to observe something new, but quite another to turn it into improved treatments that positively impact health. Translational scientists do exactly that—translate science and research into real change.Clinical and Translational Research
The Office of Research hosts this resource site to assist investigators and their teams with onboarding, funding, and shared resources.Research Resources
Learn about research support services for Investigators and Coordinators, access feasibility, protocol, and approvals.Clinical Trials for Researchers
View all MCW faculty and staff affinity groups and partnerships coming together to advance prevention, therapeutics, and outcomes.Collaborative Centers
We conduct cancer clinical trials to provide cutting edge technologies and treatments and advance research outcomes for patients.Cancer Center Clinical Trials
MCW launches Project Project gallery exhibit in partnership with Cardinal Stritch University
MCW is excited to partner with Cardinal Stritch University to engage faculty, staff, learners and the community in the creative interpretation of scientific research through a physical art gallery installation and opening event.
The exhibit will be held Friday, February 10 to April 28, 2023, at the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery at Cardinal Stritch University. The Project Wonder exhibit will include 10 art pieces and two videos and will be free and open to the public. More information about the Gallery, including dates, times and directions, can be found on their website.
Medical College of Wisconsin in the MediaSee All News
Student Takes Distinctive Path to Help Others
March 16, 2023
Chase LaRue has never been afraid to try something new if it meant helping other people.
Dr. Caitlin Patten Honored in Annual ‘40 Under 40’ List
March 16, 2023
Dr. Patten is a breast surgical oncologist whose clinical focus consists of caring for patients with breast cancer, benign breast diseases, and those who are at high risk for developing breast cancer.
Dr. Kajua Lor Wins 2022 Woman Pharmacist of the Year Award
March 13, 2023
Kajua Lor, PharmD, BCACP, was selected as a winner of the 2022 Woman Pharmacist of the Year Award, recognizing women who have made a significant impact on the practice of pharmacy.
Four MCW-Central Wisconsin Students Receive Scholarship Awards Through 2023 Aspirus Program
March 13, 2023
The Aspirus Health Foundation awarded four Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin medical students $450,000 in scholarships through its Aspirus Scholars Program.
MCW Student Explores Native American Heritage During Her Path in Medicine
March 9, 2023
Born into a low-resource household, Morgan Lockhart is a descendant of the Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.
Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Ranked #26 Nationally in NIH Funding on 2022 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Report
March 8, 2023
The Medical College of Wisconsin department of ophthalmology and visual sciences jumped five spots from the previous year to #26 out of 65 departments, with more than $4 million in NIH funding.
MCW Researchers Changing Lives
We Unlock Mysteries
Dr. Krucoff joined MCW as a highly recruited physician-scientist conducting groundbreaking research and providing cutting-edge treatment for brain tumors. His research focuses on the development of techniques that modulate brain function through electrical stimulation. He hopes this work will expand on current surgical limitations and help make the removal of tumors safer and more complete for his patients.
We Improve Outcomes
Dr. Joseph Zenga, a head and neck surgical oncologist and assistant professor at MCW, is leveraging the power of research to help improve cancer outcomes for his patients. His team's research on an innovative pilot treatment, known as hypofractionated radiation, has the potential to reduce the length of radiation by weeks.
We Battle Cancer
For 20 years, Michele Battle, PhD, a development biologist and associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at MCW, has worked to decipher the code on how cells develop and become specialized for different functions and why cells don't function properly in disease. The Battle Lab is currently focused on seeking this knowledge to better understand how to heal cancer cells.
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