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Dr. Duncan Presents on Stem Cell Research before Milwaukee Rotary Club

Oct. 22 - In a presentation to the Milwaukee Rotary Club, Stephen Duncan, D.Phil discussed stem cell research and the potential to repair damaged tissues. Wisc Politics

Dr. Duncan Receives $2.1 Million NIH Grant to Study Liver Cell Development

July 16 - Stephen Duncan, DPhil received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development. Wisconsin Health News

Transforming skin cells into liver cells: Not science fiction

July 07 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to advance work pioneered at MCW in which human skin cells are converted into liver cells, and to identify the molecular mechanisms of liver cell development.

Dr. Todd Hoagland serves as consulting editor for Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy

June 30 - Todd Hoagland, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy, recently served as a consulting editor for the 6th edition of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Dr. Stucky Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Study Causes of Sickle Cell Disease Pain

May 21 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the underlying causes of pain in sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

Why does sickle cell hurt? Researcher to study pain of the disease

May 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study the underlying causes of pain in sickle cell disease.

MCW research team author paper in Nature on touch perception

May 06 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Andy Weyer, Research Assistant in Dr. Stucky’s lab, have published a paper in Nature on touch perception.

Dr. Stucky and Scripps Colleagues Identify Factors Creating Sensation of Touch

Apr 8 - Cheryl Stucky, PhD, and collaborators at the Scripps Research Institute published a study in Nature that identified a dual-sensor system involving the Merkel cell and an associated nerve end that contribute to the touch sensation. Medical Express

Anatomage makes virtual dissection a reality

To complement the traditional anatomy experience, MCW acquired a state-of-the-art Anatomage Table last year. With a high resolution, life-size touchscreen, the technology offers students, residents and faculty the ability to view the human body from countless viewpoints and cross sections to further their understanding through virtual dissection.

Journal Sentinel Reporter Earns Health Care Journalists’ Award for Gross Anatomy Series

Mar 18 - The Association of Health Care Journalists awarded Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson the third place award in the consumer/feature category for “The Course of Their Lives,” the newspaper’s multi-part series that followed a group of MCW M-1 students through their gross anatomy course. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Research training program in vision science receives continued federal support

Mar. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. The program has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2002.

Dr. Besharse Receives $1.1 Million NIH Renewal Grant for Research Training Program in Vision

Mar 11 - Joseph Besharse, PhD, received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. BizTimes

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Dr. Duncan Provides Comment on New Process to Shortcut Skin-to-Liver Cell Reprogramming

Feb 25 - Stephen Duncan, PhD, provides expert comment in The Scientist on a research study reported in Nature that researchers at University of California San Francisco have adapted a reprogramming technique that speeds the process of converting skin cells to liver cells. The Scientist

Dr. Duncan Discusses the Significance of Lab-Grown Organ Buds

Jan 7 - The Scientist identified lab-grown organ buds, also called organoids, as one of the major advances in the life sciences in 2013. The Scientist

By teaching, alumni can volunteer their wisdom for next generation

Alumni who participate in medical education as volunteer clinical faculty members give students practical, life lessons to complement the science. Alumnus Dr. Mark Harlow returns to Milwaukee from South Dakota every year to teach and encourages other alumni to consider giving the gift of wisdom to the next generation.

Dr. Carroll Named Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research

Nov 19 - MCW named Joseph J. Carroll, PhD, as the Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research. WauwatosaNOW

Postdoctoral Fellow Identifies Gene Responsible for Warburg Micro Syndrome

Nov 19 - MCW Postdoctoral Fellow Ryan Liegel, PhD, co-authored a study with a colleague from the University of Edinburgh in the American Journal of Human Genetics that identified a gene responsible for Warburg Micro syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterized by eye, brain and endocrine abnormalities. Science Daily

New genetic cause of Warburg Micro Syndrome identified

Nov. 18 - A collaborative team of researchers led by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Edinburgh has identified a gene responsible for Warburg Micro syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterized by eye, brain and endocrine abnormalities. Patients with Warburg Micro syndrome are severely physically and mentally challenged, unable to learn how to walk or speak and become blind and paralyzed from an early age.

Graduate Student Receives NIH Grant to Study Science of Diabetes at a Cellular Level

Nov 12 - Megan Detterman received a six-year, $266,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the science of diabetes at a cellular level. WauwatosaNOW

Drs. Munzenmaier and Sidjanin Take Physiology on the Road During “PhUn Week”

Nov 8 - MCW participated in the American Physiological Society’s “Physiology Understanding Week (PhUn Week)” by spending a day with fourth grade students at Milwaukee’s Honey Creek School, teaching them about DNA, proteins and health. WauwatosaNOW

Graduate student’s diabetes research earns federal funding

Nov. 7 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a six-year, $266,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the science of diabetes at a cellular level.

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