Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Five-year funding will help Medical College and Children's Hospital team explore new treatments for ear infections that are a common cause of hearing loss in young children.
Ear infections are a common childhood episode, painful for the patient and worrisome for parents. But most people don't realize how damaging they can be for some young people, leading to permanent hearing loss. The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute in Wauwatosa have received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study will investigate ear infections and explore potential new treatments. The grant comes through the NIH's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The principal investigator for the grant study will be Joseph E. Kerschner, professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences, dean of the medical school and executive…
Monday, March 12, 2012
Nationally renowned researcher at Wauwatosa institution will use major grant to study a common but little-understood bleeding disorder.
The Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study Von Willebrand Disease, which is the most common hereditary bleeding disorder. Von Willebrand disease is caused by a deficiency of a protein necessary for normal blood clotting. Most cases are mild, but aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs can make the condition worse. With this grant, Dr. Robert Montgomery will identify the clinical and genetic characteristics of a large number of patients with Von Willebrand Disease. "We don't really understand the genetic causes that lead to the protein deficiency," said Dr. Montgomery, a professor of pediatrics at the Medical College and a …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Common Council approves research facility and the new name of the city street that will serve it.
With a single, unanimous vote and no debate, the Wauwatosa Common Council approved the construction of UWM's business accelerator building in Innovation Park and named the city street that will be built to serve it. Technically, both resolutions were amendments to existing documents. The accelerator building is an amendment to a Business Planned Development for the Innovation Park project that incorporates the design plan for the structure. Called a "business incubator" in the resolution, the 25,000-square-foot building will house a prototyping labratory and other facilities in which research will be put into practice to prove concepts. Academic researchers will work alongside private developers to build those concepts into workable …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
City will ponder a permanent name for road after "Technology Parkway," UWM's working title, did not go over particularly well.
- Jim Price
Sunday, February 12, 2012
When the UWM Real Estate Foundation brought its plans to the city last week for the first two elements of its Innovation Park project, both came with proposed names. The first building, a two-story, 25,000-square-foot structure, is intended to be an "accelerator" laboratory where academic and industry researchers will collaborate toward rapid development of new technologies. Officially, it would be the Institute for Industrial Innovation, but the foundation and its design consultants are calling it simply the "Innovation Accelerator." I have no problem with either name, and I haven't heard anyone else squawk, either. However... UWM's foundation also proposed a name for the road that will serve the accelerator and all future developments. …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
New database allows users to search the history of Wauwatosa homes and businesses
Have you have ever wondered who lived in your house in 1946? If so, you are now just a few mouse-clicks away from the answer. A new historic directory found on the Wauwatosa Public Library’s website will give you this information and much more. The information available on the directory came from volumes and volumes of very old and fragile books located in the Wauwatosa Library. Because the books were so old and in such delicate condition, the library received a preservation grant in 1993. Everything that was listed in the directories was transferred to a digital format. The library’s assistant director Robert Trunley said that the library had stacks of CD-ROMs sitting around before they were sure what the outcome of the project would be. …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
University broke ground Tuesday on multi-million dollar research park designed to be an economic engine for the city, state and region.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee broke ground today on Innovation Park. The 80-acre parcel of land is just north and east of the Milwaukee County Parks building on Watertown Plank Road. Purchased from Milwaukee County for $13.5 million, it will be the site of academic research, industry, housing and wildlife habitat. Dignitaries from the state of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, city of Wauwatosa and UWM were on hand to talk about what the project will mean in terms of transforming the region and stimulating economic growth — including jobs for the city, state and region. The project represents a total of $500 million in capital investment, said Tom Luljak, vice chancellor of the university. “Forty to 50 percent will be on the tax rolls…