NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
59°
H 59° L 59°
Partly Cloudy | 10MPH

Three decades of enrichment: MCW medical student summer research program earns federal funding

July 11, 2014

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $860,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund 24 fellowships annually for medical students participating in its Medical Student Summer Research Program. The program offers first year medical students the opportunity to spend the summer in a research environment working on biomedical, clinical or translational research, mentored by MCW investigators.

David R. Harder, Ph.D., Kohler Co. Professor in Cardiovascular Research and professor of physiology, medicine and pediatrics at MCW and director of the summer research program, is the recipient of the grant.

The Medical Student Summer Research Program has received continuous NIH funding for the past 35 years and has served as the model for acquiring training and education grants from National Institute on Aging and National Institute for Digestive, Diabetes and Kidney Diseases to fund 15 additional positions. With the added support of MCW’s departments and research centers, the program funds approximately 120 medical students yearly (about 59% of the class) to participate in this unique learning opportunity.

“Through this program, our medical students gain valuable experience in the lab working on cutting-edge biomedical research that will give them an edge in clinical practice. It also enriches their learning experience, and helps them develop mentoring relationships with faculty members at MCW,” said Dr. Harder. “Many will discover a love for medical research in the process, and decide to pursue careers as physician-researchers.”

Participating students each create a scientific poster representative of their sarch at the conclusion of the program, which is displayed at MCW’s research day in October. About a dozen posters are selected to be honored as Dr. Michael J. Dunn Poster Contest award winners, and many of those students have gone on to present their posters at medical symposia and summits.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

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!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Wauwatosa to participate in "Click It or Ticket" enforcement 7/6

» Tosa East student completes leadership program at Yale University 7/6

» Leff's Lucky Town in Wauwatosa considers kitchen expansion 7/2

» Walker plans to file for president today 7/2

» Driver ejected from car after hitting tree in Wauwatosa 7/1

» Monarch habitat on the mend in Wauwatosa 7/1

» Wauwatosa Police Report: June 21-27 7/1

» Wauwatosa detective home from hospital after shooting 7/1

» Thai-namite plans new location in Wauwatosa's former City Market building Updated:  6/30

» Sports Notes: July 2, 2015 6/30

» Wauwatosa police say woman was dragged across parking lot in purse robbery 6/30

» Thirsty Duck brings duckpin bowling to Wauwatosa Updated:  6/30

» Kate Spade New York store to open at Mayfair Mall 6/29

» Suspect charged in shooting of Wauwatosa police officer Updated:  6/25

» Police identify Wauwatosa detective shot, injured in Milwaukee 6/23

» Tosa West student attended journalism conference in D.C. 6/23

» Wauwatosa school board approves 8 percent levy hike under preliminary budget 6/23

» Suspect in Tosa detective shooting charged in earlier armed robbery 6/22

» Tip leads police to suspect in shooting of Wauwatosa detective Updated:  6/20

» Suspect in shooting of Tosa detective eludes police Updated:  6/19

» Benji's Deli plans to open next to Camp Bar in Wauwatosa 6/19

» Indulgence Chocolatiers now open in Wauwatosa 6/19

» Wauwatosa police detective shot in Milwaukee 6/19

» Venturis roll out old menu with new spin at Tosa Bowl and Bun 6/16

» In 'one last try' to preserve Wauwatosa's Eschweiler buildings, Mandel seeks proposals 6/15

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT