Medical College of Wisconsin has received $10 million to invest in highly sensitive equipment that can identify changes in a body's molecules that may provide insight on the development of diseases such as cancer.
Doctors Robert and Patricia Kern provided the funds, which rank as the largest single private donation given to the school, according the college. The Kerns founded Generac Power Systems, a Milwaukee area generator manufacturer.
The money will go toward developing a mass spectrometry innovation center on the Wauwatosa campus. Eventually, school officials expect scientists will see improvements in medical diagnoses and treatments and have a better understanding of the human body's systems due to the research this donation will support.
As part of the donation, the Medical College will recruit leading scientists from around the world to work with the sophisticated technology.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Mystery Photo Contest: Feb. 11
- Wauwatosa Police Report Jan. 31 - Feb. 6
- In Brief: Feb. 11
- Wauwatosa Ask Now: What is being done about the smell coming from the Wauwatosa dump?
- Wauwatosa Things to Do: Feb. 11
- Business Notes: Feb. 11
- Fat Tuesday: How Wauwatosa celebrated
- Wauwatosa George Webb employee tricked into giving away $1,000
- Tosa officers return to work following police-involved shooting
- Business Spotlight: Jenny Kyle Smith hits the sweet spot after years of struggle