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Medical College of Wisconsin-Led Project to Address Opioid Use Disorder Earns Funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Medical College of Wisconsin-Led Project to Address Opioid Use Disorder Earns Funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

A team of partners from MCW, Dryhootch and Mental Health America of Wisconsin contributed to the development of this project.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Awards More than $2 Million to Improve Health across Wisconsin
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MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Awards More than $2 Million to Improve Health across Wisconsin

The selected initiatives demonstrated promise in advancing policy and systems change to address some of Wisconsin’s most pressing health issues.

Medical College of Wisconsin Dean Begins National Role
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Medical College of Wisconsin Dean Begins National Role

Inducted as Chair of the Council of Deans of the American Association of Medical Colleges

Medical College of Wisconsin Among Four Wisconsin Universities Ranked Best in World
Research Seeks to Unlock Mysteries of Late-Life Depression
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Research Seeks to Unlock Mysteries of Late-Life Depression

Late-life major depression is a growing public health issue already affecting more than 5 million individuals in the US.

Major Study Again Ranks Froedtert Hospital Among Nation’s Highest Quality Academic Medical Centers
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Major Study Again Ranks Froedtert Hospital Among Nation’s Highest Quality Academic Medical Centers

All three Froedtert & MCW health network hospitals rank among top performers

Local Institute Wins Bid to Host Health & Human Services Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Conference
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Local Institute Wins Bid to Host Health & Human Services Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Conference

The conference helps small businesses in the life science sector learn about America’s largest Seed Fund.

Milwaukee High School Student Wins International Award for Research Conducted at Medical College of Wisconsin Lab
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Milwaukee High School Student Wins International Award for Research Conducted at Medical College of Wisconsin Lab

Nabeel Quryshi won the prestigious First Place Grand Award in Biomedical and Health Sciences at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.

Cardiovascular Center Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Help Train Next Generation of Scientists
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Cardiovascular Center Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Help Train Next Generation of Scientists

Forty-one basic scientists and translational investigators serve as mentors in the program.

Medical College of Wisconsin Radiation Oncology professor receives The Mary Kay Foundation 2017 $100K research grant
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Medical College of Wisconsin Radiation Oncology professor receives The Mary Kay Foundation 2017 $100K research grant

This $100,000 award will help fund Dr. Carmen Bergom’s project, “Identifying Genetic Factors that Decrease Side Effects and Enhance the Efficacy of Breast Cancer Radiation.”

Rising Second-Year Medical College of Wisconsin Student Wins Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award
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Rising Second-Year Medical College of Wisconsin Student Wins Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award

Bellony Nzemenoh received the 2017 Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award from the American Medical Association Foundation.

Medical College of Wisconsin Names Kurt Janavitz as Senior Vice President of Healthcare Partnerships and Strategy
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Medical College of Wisconsin Names Kurt Janavitz as Senior Vice President of Healthcare Partnerships and Strategy

Janavitz previously served as chief executive officer for Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin.

Medical College of Wisconsin Appoints Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, to Chair of Neurosurgery
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Medical College of Wisconsin Appoints Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, to Chair of Neurosurgery

Dr. Kurpad also has been awarded the Sanford J. Larson, MD, PhD, Chair in Neurosurgery.

Inventors of Biomedical Technologies Join Together in Technology Showcase
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Inventors of Biomedical Technologies Join Together in Technology Showcase

Collaborate to Share Designs with Companies and Investors

Medical College of Wisconsin Leads Study on Plant-based Preventive Treatment for Oral Cancer, Receives $2.6M Grant
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Medical College of Wisconsin Leads Study on Plant-based Preventive Treatment for Oral Cancer, Receives $2.6M Grant

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world.

John R. Kirby, PhD, Joins the Medical College of Wisconsin as Chair of Microbiology and Immunology
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John R. Kirby, PhD, Joins the Medical College of Wisconsin as Chair of Microbiology and Immunology

From 2014-2016, Dr. Kirby served as professor of microbiology at the University of Iowa.

Medical College of Wisconsin Names Raul A. Urrutia, MD, as Director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center
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Medical College of Wisconsin Names Raul A. Urrutia, MD, as Director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center

Dr. Urrutia’s career and activities combine interests and expertise in the areas of genomics, epigenomics, and individualized medicine.

Medical College Physicians Announces New CEO, John R. Schreiber, MD, MPH
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Medical College Physicians Announces New CEO, John R. Schreiber, MD, MPH

From 2014-2016, Dr. Schreiber served as president of Baystate Medical Practices in Springfield, Mass.

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin backs multi-agency project to share opioid data
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin backs multi-agency project to share opioid data

Initiative will create nation’s largest opioid overdose surveillance system

Medical College of Wisconsin Names C. Greer Jordan, MBA, PhD as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
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Medical College of Wisconsin Names C. Greer Jordan, MBA, PhD as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

She will design, implement and assess diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure alignment with MCW’s long-term strategic plan.

Medical College of Wisconsin Names Gregory M. Wesley Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development
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Medical College of Wisconsin Names Gregory M. Wesley Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development

Wesley will act as a key strategic leader, ambassador and advisor for the Medical College of Wisconsin.

MCW cardiovascular researcher wins Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award
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MCW cardiovascular researcher wins Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award

This award was developed to identify and honor a junior or mid-career MCW scientist involved in cutting-edge cardiovascular research.

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin commits more than $20 million to statewide behavioral health initiatives
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin commits more than $20 million to statewide behavioral health initiatives

The ultimate outcome of this project is a statewide improvement in behavioral health, improved physical health among those with behavioral health conditions, and improved prevention and healthcare resources.

Medical College of Wisconsin receives $5.5 million grant to study Alzheimer’s disease
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Medical College of Wisconsin receives $5.5 million grant to study Alzheimer’s disease

The long-term goal of this study is to develop technology to accurately stage Alzheimer’s disease as it progresses in an individual.

Community leaders celebrate 40 years of MACC Fund
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Community leaders celebrate 40 years of MACC Fund

Wisconsin families who have children with cancer have access to some of the best medical care in the country.

MCW professor publishes Nature article on cause of neurological disorders
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MCW professor publishes Nature article on cause of neurological disorders

The study published in the March 2016 issue of Nature Communications, was authored by Nashaat Gerges, PhD.

MCW receives $2.8 million in grants to investigate kidney disease
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MCW receives $2.8 million in grants to investigate kidney disease

John D. Imig, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at MCW, is the primary investigator of both grants.

MCW names Chief Historian and Senior Associate Vice President for Communications
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MCW names Chief Historian and Senior Associate Vice President for Communications

He currently holds the distinction of being the longest-tenured public information officer among US medical schools.

Study finds that education, good health, and positive emotional wellbeing contribute to improved memory health in older women
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Study finds that education, good health, and positive emotional wellbeing contribute to improved memory health in older women

The study enrolled 2,228 older women who were followed longitudinally and underwent annual assessments of cognitive health.

MCW to host renowned nutrition expert at heart health conference
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MCW to host renowned nutrition expert at heart health conference

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Ann Esselstyn will present research findings, clinical recommendations and recipes based on the best-selling book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and documentary Forks Over Knives.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards $300,000 to increase access to early intervention developmental screens
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MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards $300,000 to increase access to early intervention developmental screens

Developmental screens are a best practice for the early identification of delays and a means to directing children to targeted intervention early to resolve persistent health problems.