Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin: 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
Medical College of Wisconsin in the MediaSee All News
Precision Epidemiology and Overdose
June 1, 2023
MCW scientist Dr. John Mantsch and his partners study overdose patterns to improve prevention strategies.
Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Researcher and Key Investigator on Study of Pirtobrutinib, Now FDA Approved for Patients Previously Treated for Mantle Cell Lymphoma
June 1, 2023
Results published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology highlight the drug’s impact and potential for B-cell lymphomas.
Her First Love: MCW Professor has a Passion for Studying Viruses
May 26, 2023
Dr. Vera Tarakanova believes creativity is needed to uncover why some viruses function the way they do.
MCW School of Pharmacy Celebrates Class of 2023 PharmD Recipients
May 19, 2023
On May 18, the MCW School of Pharmacy celebrated 37 students graduating with their Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Class of 2023.
Community Conversations: Face2Face with Dr. Charles Rogers and Harry Evans
May 17, 2023
Milwaukee community members and MCW faculty came together to discuss the importance of research.
Biochemistry Graduate Student Karina Bursch Receives NCI F30 Fellowship
May 17, 2023
Karina Bursch, graduate student in Dr. Brian Smith's Lab, was awarded an F30 Fellowship through the National Cancer Institute.
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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Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, WI 53226