2012 Research and Education Summaries

Eleven projects completed during the reporting period from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 (PDF).

 

Completed Projects

Technology Development and Animal Models for the Analysis Photoreceptor TurnoverTechnology Development and Animal Models for the Analysis Photoreceptor Turnover
Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2011, this AHW project developed new animal models and technology to aid in innovative studies of human blinding diseases and the retina's rods and cones.

 

 

An Electronic Learner's PortfolioAn Electronic Learner's Portfolio
Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2012, this project developed a web-based portfolio system designed to improve the evaluation of medical residents.

 

 

Functional MRI Abnormalities in Late Life Depression and Mild Cognitive ImpairmentFunctional MRI Abnormalities in Late Life Depression and Mild Cognitive Impairment
Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2012, this study used functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to find differences in brain function in individuals with late-life depression and mild cognitive impairment.

 

 

Estrogen Receptor Down-Regulators as Novel Therapeutics in the Treatment of ProlactinomasEstrogen Receptor Down-Regulators as Novel Therapeutics in the Treatment of Prolactinomas
Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2011, this study generated new knowledge on the role estrogen receptors play in the development of the most common pituitary gland tumors, called prolactinomas.

 



The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership InstituteThe Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute

Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2011, this award supported the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, which continued providing skill-building and leadership training to public health professionals throughout the state.

 

 

A New Model for Medical Student Education: Phase 2 of 3 (Pilot)A New Model for Medical Student Education: Phase 2 of 3 (Pilot)
Awarded in 2010 and completed in 2012, this project piloted a new curriculum which developed a number of successful elements incorporated into MCW’s Discovery Curriculum.

 

 

Nutritional Disorders Telehealth NetworkNutritional Disorders Telehealth Network
Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2011, this project developed a network with two local community clinics, establishing screening and intervention procedures to support the use of telemedicine to improve the diagnosis and treatment of childhood nutritional disorders.

 

 

Finding Novel Genes Involved in Glucose RegulationFinding Novel Genes Involved in Glucose Regulation
Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2011, this study identified a new gene that may be involved with Type 2 diabetes.

 

 

 

Program Development Support for Vera TarakanovaProgram Development Support for Vera Tarakanova
Awarded in 2008 and completed in 2011, this study generated new knowledge on virus-induced cancers, publishing in Virology and the Journal of Virology.

 

 

MCW Cancer Center Co-RecruitmentMCW Cancer Center Co-Recruitment
Awarded in 2006 and completed in 2012, this project helped the MCW Cancer Center build a critical mass of cancer researchers collaborating to advance cancer treatment and prevention.

 

 

Quality Rounds InitiativeQuality Rounds Initiative
Awarded in 2009 and completed in 2011, this award supported an initiative to improve the education and evaluation of senior medical residents.  The principal investigators began addressing this gap in the medical education literature by developing, testing and disseminating two resident evaluation tools.

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