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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.

Dr. Liang Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Role of MicroRNA in Hypertension

Sept. 02 - Mingyu Liang, PhD received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the role of a specific microRNA in the development of hypertension and associated kidney injury. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Medhora is Co-Founder of Personal Genomics Clinic in India

Aug. 13 - Meetha Medhora, PhD is a co-founder of Positive Bioscience, a personal genomics clinic in Gurgaon, India. Pharma Biz, Hindustan Times and The Times of India

Dr. Harder Receives $850,000 NIH Grant for Medical Student Summer Research Program

July 16 - David Harder, PhD received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in MCW’s Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program has received continuous NIH funding for the past 35 years and has served as the model for acquiring training and education grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Digestive, Diabetes and Kidney Diseases to fund 15 additional positions. Wauwatosa Now

International Blood Conference to be Held in Milwaukee

June 24 - Milwaukee was selected as the site for the 60th annual meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis because of the quality of research work conducted by MCW and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Biz Times

Dr. Harder Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study How Astrocytes Affect Other Brain Cells

June 23 - David R. Harder, PhD received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how astrocytes, the cells that support neurons in the brain and spinal cord, affect the genetic makeup and function of other cells in the brain. Wauwatosa Now

Researcher to study relationship between nervous system cells and blood flow in brain

June 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study how astrocytes, the cells that support neurons in the brain and spinal cord, affect the genetic makeup and function of other cells in the brain.

Dr. Lombard receives NIH Director’s award to investigate antioxidants

May 13 - Julian Lombard, PhD received a two-year, $420,000 exploratory grant from the Director’s Office of the National Institutes of Health to investigate antioxidants and why direct administration of antioxidants for human disease have not been more successful. WauwatosaNOW

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Researchers to study naturally-occurring antioxidant

May 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $420,000 exploratory grant from the Director’s Office of the National Institutes of Health to investigate antioxidants and why direct administration of antioxidants for human disease have not been more successful.

Dr. Jacob Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Evaluate Genetic Variants in Kidney Disease

Mar 5 - Howard Jacob, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate human genetic variants contributing to end-stage renal disease. Health News Digest

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. Jacob Discusses Importance of Preparing Physicians to Use Genetic Information

Nov 19 - Howard Jacob, PhD, describes the importance of preparing physicians on how they may use genetics to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients in a Becker’s Hospital Review article on the recent U.S. News & World Report Hospital of Tomorrow forum. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Greene Discusses Importance of NSF Grant to UWM, Seven Other Institutions

Nov 12 - Andrew Greene, PhD, discusses the importance of a $25 million, National Science Foundation grant to be shared among UWM physicists and colleagues at seven other institutions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Jacob Discusses the “Couch Potato” Gene

Nov 12 - Dr. Jacob notes that those people who are genetically predisposed to avoid exercise need to find the right motivation to maintain a fitness regimen. 620WTMJ News Radio

Dr. Jacob Predicts Patients will soon arrive at Doctors’ Offices with Genome Mapped on iPads

Nov 12 - Howard Jacob, PhD, told participants in U.S. News & World Report’s Hospital of Tomorrow Forum that the time is near when patients will arrive at doctors’ offices with their genome mapped out on an iPad. U.S. News & World Report

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

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