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The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been awarded a five-year, $20 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. This competitive grant renewal will fund the work of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin (CTSI), a consortium...

The Medical College of Wisconsin has made major strides in organ transplants. With its hospital partners, the Division of Transplant Surgery provides abdominal organ transplantation at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. On this episode of CTSI Discovery Radio, we’ll discuss new innovations in...

The Dean's Award in Clinical & Translational Science was created to recognize MCW faculty and staff who have made a significant contribution to advancing translational science. The Award will be presented at the MCW Convocation Ceremony on October 6, 2015. Please take a moment to...

Your Technology Transfer Office is interested in patenting those inventions with commercial value. If you have developed something, or are working on something that might have wider use or have the potential to be more broadly applied, it could be of commercial interest for public...

It’s back-to-school time and that has many parents talking about immunizations. Getting vaccinated is important to keep kids healthy while in school, but immunizations continue well into your adulthood. On today’s program, we’ll talk about the importance of immunizations throughout your lifetime and about the...

Establishing a timeline for your invention is important and it may influence patentability in the US and foreign countries. Your Technology Transfer Office will help you in developing a timeline. Keep extensive notebooks that can be saved and tracked; these should include any facts or circumstances...

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center is accepting grant applications for fiscal year 2015. This Funding Opportunity Announcement issued by the Digestive Disease Center (DDC) invites submission of investigator-initiated research grants that support original research on digestive diseases, including upper gut motility and acid...

Download a PowerPoint presentation that outlines the legal aspects of the patent process. How do I protect my invention? First and foremost it is important to protect your invention by filing an application BEFORE publically disclosing your idea. In many cases, public disclosure can kill your chances of...

The technology transfer office considers you a partner in the process. Both the inventors and the technology transfer office staff have distinct responsibilities. Inventor responsibilities Disclose inventions to the tech transfer office. Assign (or give ownership) of your invention to your employing institution. Submit all relevant data and materials...

There may be funding sources out there for your project that you didn’t know about. For example, the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Tech Transfer Research Programs. Both of these grants support a researcher and a US small business working in collaboration. Successful...

The CTSI scientific community has come together once again to work in partnership in interdisciplinary research teams to enhance discoveries leading to better treatments and cures for today’s medical threats. CTSI seeks to cultivate inter-institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration between clinical and basic biomedical scientists, social...

With no cure and no tests to confirm its diagnosis, Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that has researchers looking for clues to diagnose and treat this movement disorder. You can help. Find out how in this episode of CTSI Discovery Radio. Guests Joseph Carroll, PhD, FARVO,...

Industry and academic institutions can make great partners. In collaboration, they can help accelerate the move from basic science into product introduction which is the goal of translational science. But, there are a few key factors you should consider before finding an industry partner. The...

There has been a lot of talk recently about concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Concern has been raised about NFL players, collegiate sports programs, military veterans, and our own children's safety playing school sports. We’ll try to sort out fact from fiction, and we'll explain what’s being done to study...

Inventorship is governed by strict legal rules. It is important that the list of inventors submitted with a patent application be accurate and complete. A U.S. patent that fails to properly identify the “true” inventors is invalid. Furthermore, an error in inventorship can lead to...

Are you sitting down? Well, you may want to stand up for this. In this episode of CTSI Discovery Radio, hear how moderate physical exercise may hold the key to healthy blood vessels and a healthy heart as you age. We'll define "moderate" next on...

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.

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