Grant supports research partnership

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $20 million grant to The Medical College of Wisconsin to create a Milwaukee-wide research partnership with eight Milwaukee institutions.  
"This award empowers us to bring together biomedical firms, educational, patient care, patient advocacy and civic organizations, as well as local and state governments, to create a meaningful and effective community engagement to achieve the goals of the grant and contribute to advance the health of Wisconsin’s citizens," said Dr. Reza Shaker, principal investigator for the grant and senior associate dean for clinical translational research at Medical College.
The goal of the five-year funding is to create a borderless, complementary and synergistic biomedical research enterprise in Southeast Wisconsin that will accelerate the translation of research discoveries into new and improved medical treatments. The Medical College of Wisconsin will coordinate the grant, administered through the Clincial and Translational Science Institute, a the new academic entity recognized by all partner institutions. 
The eight CTSI member organizations include the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital and Health System, Froedtert Hospital, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.  The partner institutions have worked for three years to develop and establish the Institute.

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