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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
June 30 - Dr. Piero Antuono discusses research on Alzheimer’s disease in an M Magazine article. M Magazine
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
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
June 18 - Merav Sabri, PhD is leading a clinical study that focuses on auditory attention and hearing. Wauwatosa Now
June 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is recruiting participants for a study that focuses on auditory attention and hearing.
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
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
May 29 - BizTimes.com features Dr. Michael McCrea’s role in the most comprehensive initiative ever conducted for sports-related concussion. BizTimes
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.
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
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
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.
Apr 23 - Dr. Piero Antuono will be guest speaker on April 16 at a program for Alzheimer disease patient caregivers. Brown Deer Now
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.
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
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
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
Mar 11 - Dr. Malgorzata Franczak notes that physical and cognitive help can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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 & THonline.com
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
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
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
Jan 21 - Dr. Chad Carlson contributed to a Nature study that found that speech engages both sides of the brain. FUTURITY.org
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
Jan 3 - Michael McCrea, PhD, was involved in an assessment of commercially available computerized neurocognitive tests to evaluate concussion. Psych Central
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
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
Dec 18 - The Marshfield News Herald reports that Mitch Daun of Marshfield, an M-3 student at MCW, was awarded the Bennett Hiner Research Award by the Wisconsin Neurology Society. Marshfield News Herald
Dec 18 - A 42-ton, 7-Tesla magnet was lowered into place in MCW’s Imaging Research Center after being transported from England and across half the nation. The Business Journal
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
Dec 13 - Kevin Walter, MD, discusses concussion symptoms, treatment and recovery in a Fox 6 report. WITI-TV
Dec 11 - Michael McCrea, PhD, discusses his research on football-related concussions in an interview with Green Bay’s NBC-TV/Channel 26. NBC26.com
Dec 11 - Dr. Thomas Chelimsky (Neurology) reflects on his childhood career as a film actor in a front-page story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Hispanic Business
Dec 5 - Medicine is a second career for Thomas Chelimsky, MD, professor and chairman of neurology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov. 13 - A third-year MCW medical school student was one of the first two winners of the Bennett Hiner Research Award. The award is supported by the Wisconsin Neurology Society Bennett Hiner Memorial Fund, which was established to honor the memory of Bradley Hiner's son, who died unexpectedly in his sleep in 2011 at the age of 26.
Nov 12 - Dr. Fred Freitag discusses advances in the treatment of headaches. WUWM-FM
Nov 12 - Dr. Osama Zaidat describes to Fox-TV/Channel 6 the procedures used at Froedtert to successfully treat a 17-year-old Fond du Lac boy who had a stroke. Fox 6 News
Nov 7 - Frederick Freitag, DO, associate professor of neurology, discusses recent advances in research and treatment of migraine headache on WUWM’s Lake Effect. WUWM
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