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Symposium Held on ALS Patient, Clinical and Research Perspectives

Nov. 13 - MCW’s Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and the Neuroscience Research Center hosted a symposium entitled “Icing ALS: Patient, Clinical and Research Perspectives” on November 6. Wauwatosa Now, Biz Times

MCW symposium to explore the current state of ALS research and clinical care

Nov. 4 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) department of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy and the Neuroscience Research Center will host a symposium entitled “Icing ALS: Patient, Clinical and Research Perspectives” on Thursday, November 6 at MCW in Wauwatosa.

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

USA Today Reports on Virginia Tech’s Participation in MCW-Led Concussion Research Study

Oct. 15 - USA Today highlights Virginia Tech University’s participation in the MCW-led Advanced Research Core of a $30 million project to conduct the most comprehensive study of concussion. USA Today

In-Depth Feature Details Work of Drs. McCrea and Walter on Concussions

Oct. 13 - Milwaukee Magazine published an in-depth feature on concussion research being conducted by Michael McCrea, PhD. The article also reports on Dr. Kevin Walter’s work to enact legislation dedicated to youth safety in contact sports. Milwaukee Magazine

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

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

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.

Funds Raised from Ice Bucket Challenge Support ALS-Certified Clinic at Froedtert

Sept. 08 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature article on the ice bucket challenge in support of ALS reports that half of the money raised will go to research. The other half will help the approximately 400 Wisconsin ALS patients and their families with care services including home and vehicle modifications, assistive devices, transportation, support groups, and the ALS certified clinic at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

Neurology Staff Participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 27- Dr. Paul Barkhaus and neurology staff members participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to create awareness about ALS. Wauwatosa Now and WISN

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.

Dr. Antuono Discusses Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

June 30 - Dr. Piero Antuono discusses research on Alzheimer’s disease in an M Magazine article. M Magazine

State’s Pediatric Hospitals Not Prescribing Cannabidiol

June 25 - Although Wisconsin state law now permits health care providers to prescribe cannabidiol, a marijuana derivative used to treat epilepsy, the measure did not include a provision requiring FDA approval for physicians seeking to prescribe the drug. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Everson Links Insufficient Sleep to Onset of Osteoporosis

June 24 - Carol Everson, PhD is lead author of a study reported in Experimental Biology and Medicine that links insufficient sleep to the onset of osteoporosis and a lessened ability to repair slight bone damage caused by normal everyday activity. Canada Drug Center

Dr. Sabri Leads Clinical Study on Auditory Attention and Hearing

June 18 - Merav Sabri, PhD is leading a clinical study that focuses on auditory attention and hearing. Wauwatosa Now

MCW seeks participants for study on auditory attention and aging

June 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting participants for a study that focuses on auditory attention and hearing.

Fundraising Dinner for Neuroscience Research Set for June 22

June 10 - MCW’s Neuroscience Center will present the second annual Park Dinner for neuroscience and Parkinson’s disease research on Sunday, June 22, at Milwaukee’s Lake Park Bistro. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. McCrea to Co-Lead the Largest-Ever Study on Youth Sport Concussions

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense announced that MCW will be one of three institutions to coordinate a $30 million grant to conduct the largest study ever on youth sport concussions and head impact exposure. WISN

MCW to lead research for NCAA and Defense Dept. Project

May 29 - features Dr. Michael McCrea’s role in the most comprehensive initiative ever conducted for sports-related concussion. BizTimes

NCAA and DoD launch $30M concussion initiative; MCW will lead advanced research core

May 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected to lead the research core in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure in sports ever conducted.

Dr. McCrea to Address Psychologists Convention on Sport-Related Concussion

May 22 - Michael McCrea, PhD will present on “Scientific Update on Sport-Related Concussion: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?” at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in August. American Psychological Association

Dr. Lazzaro discusses signs and symptoms of stroke

May 15 - Dr. Marc Lazzaro discusses signs and symptoms of stroke in a report on Fox-TV/Channel 6. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Fox 6 Now

Scuba technology born from one of MCW's earliest discoveries

In the late 1930s, Dr. Edgar End, an alumnus and faculty member at Marquette University School of Medicine developed the breathing mixture that allowed his associate to shatter the world diving record. The discovery gave birth to scuba technology and led to further advances in diving and hyperbaric medicine.

Dr. Antuono to Speak at Program for Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers

Apr 23 - Dr. Piero Antuono will be guest speaker on April 16 at a program for Alzheimer disease patient caregivers. Brown Deer Now

Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin recognized as a Level 4 center

April 15 - The MCW Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) has been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Women in Science Series to Feature Presentations by Drs. Hillard, Sander, and Book

Mar 26 - MCW’s 2014 Women in Science program will feature presentations by Cecilia Hillard, PhD, on “Gender Differences in Response to Stress”; Tara Sander, PhD, on “Personalized Medicine: Treatment to Fit Your Genes”; and Dr. Diane Book on “Modern Stroke Care: What Should You Expect?”. WauwatosaNOW

Learn to Identify the Warning Signs of Stroke

Mar 26 - Osama Zaidat, MD, professor of neurology and director of the neurointerventional program, appeared on Fox 6’s program “Studio A” to discuss the warning signs of stroke. WITI-TV

Wisconsin Researcher Sheds Light on Phototherapy

Mar 24 - A story in the Wisconsin State Journal explores a new research program in which targeted blue lightwaves are used to kill staph infections. Wisconsin State Journal

Program’s Goal is to Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease among Elderly

Mar 11 - Dr. Malgorzata Franczak notes that physical and cognitive help can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. McCrea Discusses Concussion Research Grant from GE Health and National Football League

Feb 6 - In interviews with Wisconsin Public Radio and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Michael McCrea, PhD, discusses the $300,000 grant he received from GE Health and the National Football League to conduct concussion research. Wisconsin Public Radio &

GE and National Football League Award Head Health Challenge Grant to Dr. McCrea

Jan 28 - Michael McCrea, PhD, and MCW were one of 16 entities worldwide to receive a $300,000 Head Health Challenge grant from General Electric and the National Football League. Milwaukee Business Journal, The Wall Street Journal, CBS 58 News, GE Reports, & 3 other sources

Dr. Mike McCrea Awarded GE and NFL Head Health Concussion Grant

Jan 23 - Michael McCrea, PhD, has been awarded a prestigious Head Health Challenge grant to study concussion using advanced imaging techniques and technology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

Dr. Carlson Contributes to Study that Finds that Speech Engages Both Sides of the Brain

Jan 21 - Dr. Chad Carlson contributed to a Nature study that found that speech engages both sides of the brain.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

Jan 16 - Today’s TMJ4 profiled a Fond du Lac man who underwent deep brain stimulation to reduce the tremors caused by his Parkinson’s Disease. WTMJ-TV

Technology to Test for Concussions Still Lacking

Jan 3 - Michael McCrea, PhD, was involved in an assessment of commercially available computerized neurocognitive tests to evaluate concussion. Psych Central

Study that Finds Concussion Tests’ Marketing Lacks Reliability and Validity

Dec 27 - Michael McCrea, PhD, is co-author of a study in Neuropsychology Review that found inconsistent reliability and validity of tests on commercially available computerized neurocognitive tests on concussions. Health Canal

Carthage College Football Players Participate in Sports-Concussion Research Study

Dec 27 - A Kenosha News article focuses on the participation of Carthage College’s football team in a sports-related concussion study being conducted by Michael McCrea, PhD. Kenosha News

Concussion Discussion

Dec 17 - A concussion study involving the use of accelerometers to measure the direction, speed, force and length of hits in Carthage College football players was the subject of a story. Kenosha News

Dr. McCrea Discusses Research on Football-Related Concussions

Dec 11 - Michael McCrea, PhD, discusses his research on football-related concussions in an interview with Green Bay’s NBC-TV/Channel 26.

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