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The last Science Café of the Health Myths/Health Facts Series is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19th! Dr. Lisa Edwards will facilitate a discussion on positive psychology constructs. Positive psychology is a movement by scientists and practitioners to broaden the way we thing about humans and mental...

i2b2 is a tool for investigators to use to determine if a cohort of patients exists, identify potential research participants and capture study data. It provides a cost-effective, efficient, comprehensive IRB-approved environment to gather and query data for research. It will include data from patient...

Forming Drug Discovery Partnerships This workshop is aimed towards investigators from across the drug development and discovery spectrum who are interested in forming new research collaborations. Some of the discussion topics will include Target ID/Structural Biology, HTS/Assay Development, Medicinal Chemistry and Lead Optimization or Structure-based Drug...

CTSI is pleased to announce the 2012 Mentored Career Development Award (KL2) has been given to Venkatesh Sampath, MD, MRCPCh. Dr. Sampath is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His focus of study is “Gene – Environment...

Dr. Reza Shaker has been chosen as a 2012 Distinguished Service Award recipient. This award is the Medical College’s highest faculty honor. It is given to members of the MCW community who have achieved exceptional personal distinction and in turn, have brought prestige to the...

The CTSI Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grants Program has been designed to advocate, facilitate and foster the continuum of research from bench to bedside, and from bedside to community practice. Support for the Pilot Award Program comes from Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin...

[caption id="attachment_9091" align="alignright" width="242" caption="Carlos De La Peña, CTSI Administrator and Ed Minter, TRU Manager listen as students present their project about Fibrinogen."][/caption] The MCW Cafeteria Lobby was buzzing with activity on the afternoon of Friday, March 9th when over 200 people stopped by to support...

The development of UWM Innovation Park - a graduate-level engineering campus on the Milwaukee County Grounds in Wauwatosa - represents a great opportunity to establish research collaborations between institutions. In September 2011 the first ever UWM Innovation Park Panel Discussion was held at the Medical...

[caption id="attachment_9688" align="alignright" width="242"] Gilbert White, MD, Director, Blood Research Institute welcomes participants.[/caption] CTSI and SeWHiP (Southeast Wisconsin High Performance Cyberinfrastructure) member organizations hosted Data Symposium 2012 on March 1st to explore data-intensive research challenges. Eight experts from U.S. agencies, national laboratories and research institutes discussed...

Models of Disease and Drug Discovery is a new course being offered this spring at MCW. Directed by Ramani Ramchandran, PhD., the course will focus on animal models of disease and drug discovery. It will complement and expand the current curriculum taught in the Developmental...

Comprehensive views and trending data of body composition are valuable in clinical research and practical applications when investigating diseases that affect bone mineral content and soft tissue. A number of conditions exist where capturing body composition and bone mineral content is significant for further understanding...

The Zablocki VA Medical Center Translational Research Unit (V-TRU) is a resource for clinical investigators working with both veterans and non-veterans. Located on the fifth floor of the Veteran’s Medical Center, the unit consists of three fully equipped exam rooms and a laboratory specimen processing...

The research community’s need for progressively granular results has driven the development of new instrumentation, techniques and electronic health records that are overwhelming researchers with volumes of data. Meanwhile, library informatics professionals, IT service providers and funding agencies face unprecedented, and in some cases legislated,...

What do you get when you combine enthusiastic teachers and their students, scientists excited about their research, and 3D printing technology? SMART Teams! SMART (Students Modeling A Research Topic) Teams is a science education outreach program offered through the MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling.  The 2011-2012...

On Tuesday, January 24th the MCW Office of Research and the Regulatory Knowledge and Research Ethics Program of CTSI sponsored a presentation by Michele Russell-Einhorn, JD, Senior Director, Office of Human Studies at the Dana-Farber Institute. Over 80 participants, including several members of the CTSI...

Located on the fourth floor of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Pediatric Translational Research Unit (P-TRU) is a resource for all clinical investigators to perform the translational aspects of their behavioral, clinical and/or observation studies. The P-TRU services all ages from birth through geriatrics. Most...

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was awarded a $95,000 grant from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation that will cover a one year planning phase for a pioneering and novel approach to promote family-based lifestyles that foster health enhancing environments for children. A team of...

On Tuesday, January 24th Michele Russell-Einhorn, JD, Senior Director, Office of Human Studies at the Dana-Farber Institute will join us at MCW to present "Managing Research Involving Human Subjects: What, Me Worry?"  Ms. Russell-Einhorn will acquaint the audience with the greatest ethical and regulatory priorities...

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin is comprised of eight partnering institutions: the Medical College of Wisconsin, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin (BCW), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW), Froedtert Hospital (FH), Marquette University (MU), Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM),...

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