MCW Neuroscience Research Center

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) was founded in 2010 with the goal of enhancing neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The goals of the Neuroscience Research Center are to enhance basic and translational neuroscience at MCW through the development of an MCW-wide programmatic plan for neuroscience research. Read more...

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD – Center Director

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD, Director Neuroscience Research Center

Dr. Hillard is an accomplished translational scientist who has research interests in the effects and mechanisms of cannabinoids, nicotine and other drugs of abuse.

Currently, she is the Executive Director of the International Cannabinoid Research Society and is a leader in community initiatives dedicated to drug abuse awareness.


Spotlight on... New NRC Faculty

Neuroscience Research Center at MCWStarting July 1st, 2014 the Neuroscience Research Center Rodent Behavioral Core has become an official MCW Service Center. Active Neuroscience Research Center members (List of NRC members available on our website, http://www.mcw.edu/NRC/Faculty.htm) will receive their first 20 hours of technician time per year without charge. Anything beyond 20 hours will be charged per the half hour increment at $11.00/30 minutes of technician time.

 

For more information about the Core, please contact behavioralcore@mcw.edu

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ALS Symposium

The NRC hosted an ALS Symposium on Thursday, November 6th, 2014. Rita Sieracki, MCW Reference Librarian, was in attendance and has provided a lay perspective of the symposium as well as links to the patient's blogs and personal pages and pictures of the event. We hope to do a similar symposium next year on a different topic.


Neuroscience/Brain Research News

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Dr. Thomas Finds Longer Rest Provides No Benefit to Pediatric Concussion Patients

Jan. 12 - More than 40 media outlets worldwide, including the New York Times and U.S. News & World Report, carried stories on Dr. Danny Thomas’s (Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine) research that found no benefit from longer, five-day rests for pediatric concussion patients. Dr. Thomas’s research was published in Pediatrics. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, US News Health and New York Times

Limiting rest helps young concussion patients

Jan. 5 - A study published in Pediatrics found that one or two days rest for young concussion patients may be more beneficial to recovery than a longer period of inactivity. Danny Thomas, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine, led the study. New York Times

Dr. Walter Discusses Post Concussion Syndrome

Dec. 19 - Dr. Kevin Walter discusses post concussion syndrome in an interview on NBC-TV/Channel 4. TMJ4

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Neuroscience Research Center
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Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-2260 | Fax: (414) 955-6057

Allyson Schnabl, Administrative Assistant
aschnabl@mcw.edu

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