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Breast Cancer featured on Discovery Radio

Oct. 29 - Cathy Buck, president of Froedtert Hospital, was interviewed and is featured in the October edition of Discovery Radio, a production of the CTSI. CTSI

Early indicators of Alzheimer’s

Oct. 29 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette and MCW has been awarded a CTSI grant to study early interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease. MCW scientists involved in the project are Thomas Prieto, PhD (neurology); and Thomas Chelimsky, MD (neurology). Wauwatosa Now

Does breast milk affect necrotizing enterocolitis?

Oct. 22 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the association of NAPDH Oxidase , an enzyme involved in oxidative stress, in breast milk, to the development of necrotizing enterocolitis in infants.

Dr. Chen Receives Grant to Study Interventions to Prevent the Development of Type 1 Diabetes

Oct. 21 - Yi-Guang Chen, PhD and collaborators at MSOE received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study possible interventions to prevent the development of type 1 diabetes. Wauwatosa Now

Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

Oct. 17 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study early biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease, and attempt to identify opportunities for effective early interventions.

Platelet transfusions in newborn babies

Oct. 13 - A collaborative team of researchers from BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of platelet transfusion on newborns whose medical conditions require the procedure.

Can you prevent diabetes?

Oct. 10 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Milwaukee School of Engineering has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study possible interventions to prevent the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Dr. Sabri to Lead MCW/UWM Team Studying Auditory Attention Mechanisms

Oct. 8 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $50,000 grant to a collaborative team from MCW and UWM, who will study changes in neural systems to better understand deficits in auditory attention. Merav Sabri, PhD, (Neurology) is the primary investigator. Wauwatosa Now, Wisconsin Business

Can physical activity affect aging?

Oct. 3 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the effects of physical activity on the vascular aging process.

Dr. Geurts to Discuss Engineered Proteins to Modify Animal Genomes

Oct. 2 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin announced upcoming free programs for its Science Cafés series to be held on the UWM Innovation Campus. Wauwatosa Now and Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Hillard and Marquette Collaborator Receive Grant to Study Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sept. 24 - Cecilia Hillard, PhD is co-primary investigator of a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Wauwatosa Now

Drug discovery and genetic engineering: Science Café series scheduled

Sept. 19 - The Community Engagement program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the UWM Innovation Campus that are free and open to the public. Topics will include the drug discovery process and information about therapeutic targets, genomics, and genetic engineering. Each café will run from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Dr. DeYoe to Mentor Marquette Psychologist for Study on How Autism Affects the Brain

Sept. 18 - Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, PhD, a Marquette University psychology faculty member, has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. Biz Times

Dr. Bergom Receives Mentored Career Development Award to Study Breast Cancer Treatments

Sept. 17 - Dr. Carmen Bergom received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer. Waukesha Now

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Sept. 17 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Drug discovery and genetic engineering: Science Café series kicks off tonight

Sept. 09 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the UWM Innovation Campus that are free and open to the public.

Potential neural treatments for autism patients

Sept. 09 - A research scientist from Marquette University has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study how treatments for autism spectrum disorder affect the brain.

Dr. Sampath Receives Grant to Study Genomic Factors Impacting Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Sept. 08 - Dr. Venkatesh Sampath is principal investigator of a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study genomic factors that impact necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe form of bowel disease that develops in five to ten percent of premature infants and has a mortality of 25-40 percent. Biz Times

Dr. Muftuler Receives Grant to Study Spinal Cord Tissue

Sept. 03 - Tugan Muftuler, PhD with collaborators at MCW and Marquette University received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study spinal cord tissue in patients with spinal cord injury. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Heffelfinger Receives Grant to Study Type 1 Diabetes Management among Young Children

Sept. 02 - Amy Heffelfinger, PhD and Astrida Kaugers, PhD, from Marquette University were awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study type 1 diabetes management among young children. Wauwatosa Now

Better treatments for breast cancer

Sept. 02 - A physician scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer.

Dr. Padmanabhan Receives Grant to Study Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis

Aug. 26 - Dr. Anand Padmanabhan received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis. Wauwatosa Now

CTSI grant to fund childhood diabetes study

Aug. 25 - A collaborative team of researchers from Marquette University, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study type 1 diabetes management among young children.

Timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis

Aug. 21 - A collaborative team of researchers from the Blood Research Institute at BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study accurate and timely diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis.

Ovarian cancer spheroids versus single ovarian cancer cells in vitro

Aug. 20 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the effects of mesothelial cells on patient-derived ovarian cancer spheroids (clusters of ovarian cancer cells).

CTSI funds sleep apnea research project

Aug. 19 - Guilherme Garcia, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences and a member of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at MCW, received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea. Wauwatosa Now

Better breathing for sleep apnea patients

Aug. 18 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea.

CTSI to Sponsor Conference on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Aug. 14 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) is sponsoring a conference on patient safety and quality improvement on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 8am to 3pm at Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union Grand Ballroom.

Collaborative Research Symposium planned for July 18

July 09 - Faculty are invited to the Collaborative Research Symposium on Friday, July 18, from 8: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

CTSI offers MS, certificate programs

June 09 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) sponsors the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science and the Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science Programs at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Natural Foods Retailer To Farmers: Let Cows Graze

May 28 - Andrea Moosreiner, RD, dietitian and nutritionist with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, was asked to commend on a new policy regarding dairy from a Colorado-based grocery store chain. Huffington Post

App to help veterans deal with anxiety, stress

May 19 - WISN-TV profiled an app being developed by scientists at MCW and Marquette University to help veterans deal with anxiety and stress upon returning to the U.S. from combat duty. WISN TV

CTSI requests research proposals for 2015 Pilot Awards

May 02 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is requesting research proposals for its 2015 Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants.

CTSI awards 13 pilot grants

April 30 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin has funded 13 new research projects through its Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants Program.

Nonprofit aims to raise $10 million to seed health care startups

April 28 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a new nonprofit called Bridge to Cures, which aims to raise funding for health care startups in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Regional Strategic Planning Session Slated for April 8

Apr 3 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a regional strategic planning session on April 8 at the Zoofari Conference Center. WauwatosaNOW

Clinical & Translational Science Institute to host public planning session on April 8

Mar. 31 - The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a regional strategic planning session on Tuesday, April 8, from 4 -6 p.m. at the Zoofari Conference Center in Milwaukee.

Science Café series to be held at Milwaukee Public Library

Feb. 27 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central location that are free and open to the public. The theme of the 2014 series is “Science and a Healthier You,” and topics will include heart disease prevention, drug addiction, asthma, and an overall look at Science Cafés and how they work.

CTSI soliciting input during strategic planning process

Feb. 21 - This month, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin invited our partner organizations to answer these questions:

Gut studies hold promise for prevention

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.

Registration is now open for CEnR & IRB Workshop

Feb. 11 - The intersection of Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) and IRBs can create challenges. The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, along with the Regulatory and Community Engagement Key Functions of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee, are hosting a workshop on Tuesday, March 11, entitled, Working Together to Make it Better: Communities, Academics & IRBs.

MCW Joins Multi-State Network to Share Electronic Medical Record Data for Research

Feb 6 - MCW is one of 10 medical centers joining to create the Greater Plains Collaborative, a multi-state network that will build a data set from electronic medical records that will be used to contribute to new research in the fields of breast cancer, obesity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Business Journal, & BizTimes

Clinical research network leverages big data across Wisconsin and Midwest

Jan. 28 - A swell of medical information will soon be at the fingertips of researchers across the Midwest as major health care institutions partner in a massive, multi-state network. The Greater Plains Collaborative, part of the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), will link 10 medical centers, including the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in seven states, to build a data set from electronic medical records that will be used to contribute to new research in the fields of breast cancer, obesity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Deadline for two CTSI awards approaching fast

Jan. 21 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is accepting applications for two awards -- the 2014 Mentored Career Development Award and the 2014 Mentored Career Award in Sickle Cell Disease and Nonmalignant Hematology – but the deadline to apply for either is Jan. 31.

Dr. Friedland Receives CTSI Grant to Study Vestibular Disorders

Jan 21 - Dr. David Friedland received a $25,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Butson Receives CTSI Grant to Develop Clinical Decision Support System

Jan 21 - Christopher Butson, PhD, received a $25,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a clinical decision support system to manage patients receiving deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. WauwatosaNOW

High tech medicine: App to improve outcomes from deep brain stimulation

Jan. 15 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a clinical decision support system to manage patients receiving deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

CTSI Grant to Fund New Assessment Tool for Vestibular Disorders

Jan 13 - David Friedland, MD, PhD, has been awarded a CTSI Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant to develop a clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Segon Receives Pilot Grant to Improve Communications between Doctors and Patients

Jan 10 - Dr. Ankur Segon received a $12,500 pilot model grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to develop a dynamic feedback mechanism designed at improving communication between doctors and patients in a hospital setting. WauwatosaNOW

MCW team to implement new assessment tool for patients with vestibular disorders

Jan. 10 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a novel clinical care pathway for patients with vestibular disorders. he vestibular system is a complex network involving the inner ears, eyes, brain, muscles and peripheral nervous system.

Improving doctor – patient communication

Jan 06 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $12,500 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a dynamic feedback mechanism designed at improving communication between doctors and patients in a hospital setting.

Dr. Lamb Receives an AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Dec 27 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges. WauwatosaNOW

Physician Awarded CTSI Grant to Improve Resident Communications

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Jessica Kuester to improve the communications between resident physicians as the care of patients is transitioned between residents. WauwatosaNOW

Physicians Awarded CTSI Grant to Manage Sickle Cell Disease

Dec 27 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Joshua Field to develop a new management protocol for sickle cell disease patients, with the end goal being reduced hospital readmission rates. WauwatosaNOW

New 7T GE MRI scanner will advance cutting-edge neuroscience research

Dec. 11 - A 42-ton 7T magnet arrived at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for Imaging Research on Dec. 5. It will be the centerpiece of a new, powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner designated for cutting-edge neuroscience research.

New CTSI project will fund development of electronic intervention software

Dec.19 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a new electronic platform that will measure cancer patients’ distress as they go through chemotherapy. This patient-driven technology is expected to improve the quality of clinical care.

Ensuring continuity of care: Team seeks to improve patient transitions

Dec. 18 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to improve the communications between resident physicians as the care of patients is transitioned between residents.

Keeping sickle cell patients out of the hospital: CTSI funds new project

Dec. 17 - The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin has awarded a $25,000 “Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Model Grant” to develop a new management protocol for sickle cell disease patients, with the end goal being reduced hospital readmission rates.

Future of community engaged research and CTSI to be discussed at Dec.13 event

Dec. 05 - As part of the Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin’s (CTSI) “Principles of Community Engagement” course, we will present the session, The Future of Community Engaged Research and Clinical and Translational Science Institute, on Friday, Dec. 13, from 12-1 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

Andrea Moosreiner Discusses Risks of Trans Fats

Nov 12 - MCW bionutritionist Andrea Moosreiner provides background information on the risks of trans fats in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the federal government’s decision to force the food industry to phase out artificial trans fats. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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