2nd Annual Milwaukee Regional Research Forum
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The 2nd Annual Milwaukee Regional Research Forum was held on October 24, 2011. The MRR Forum was established to inform the community about the CTSI and our collaborative research activities. It offers a unique opportunity to network with representatives of the community and industry and is a major mechanism for CTSI to reach out to the region and to future partners. Our objectives are centered on improving diagnostics and treatments for human diseases through patient-centered research facilitated by a borderless, collaborative and synergistic environment created by CTSI.
The event commenced with a welcome from Reza Shaker, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. The T. Michael Bolger award was presented by Chas C. Mulcahy to Robert Wild, S.J., Retired President, Marquette University and Howard Jacob, PhD, Professor, Physiology and Human and Molecular Genetics, Director, Human and Molecular Genetics Center, and Warren Knowles Chair in Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin. There was also a poster session which showcased research projects supported by CTSI and the intersection of disciplines such as life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering to address important questions in the continuum of translation. Prior to the panel discussion, Public Policy Forum Research Director Anneliese Dickman presented her findings from the MRR Forum and CTSI jointly commissioned and funded national study “Technology Transfer Collaboration.” The study was conducted by the Public Policy Forum.
The panel discussion “The Role of our Colleges and Universities in Building Milwaukee’s Future,” sponsored by Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., was moderated by Rob Henken, President, Public Policy Forum. The panel participants John R. Raymond, MD, President and CEO, Medical College of Wisconsin, Hermann Viets, PhD, President, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Jeanne M. Hossenlopp, PhD, Vice Provost for Reseach and Dean of the Graduate School, Marquette University, and Brian D. Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Research Foundation discussed how our colleges and universities view their role in addressing Greater Milwaukee’s economic and social challenges.
“We are pleased to be able to bring together the biomedical research community in this region. We thank the partnering institutions for their resources and commitment to working together to create the CTSI and to secure the necessary funding from the National Institutes of Health to pursue our mission.” Thank you to all who helped make this year’s MRR Forum a success. -Dr. Reza Shaker.
Thank you to Chas C. Mulcahy, President of the Milwaukee Regional Research Forum for his work and dedication to this program and for his commitment to the advancement of CTSI.