Miranda Schwabe wins Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid for Research!

Graduate student Miranda Schwabe has been awarded a Grant-in-Aid for Research from the scientific research honor society Sigma Xi.  This $1,000 grant will be used for Miranda’s Masters project to understand the role of the nucleus reuniens of the thalamus in mediating memory on its own and in concert with the medial prefrontal cortex and dorsal hippocampus.  Congratulations Miranda!

Frick lab’s Estrigenix collaboration profiled on WTMJ-TV

Dr. Frick’s collaboration with colleagues at Marquette University and Concordia University Wisconsin to develop new ERbeta-specific drugs for relieving menopausal symptoms and reducing dementia risk was profiled on TMJ4 News and in a more detailed interview on Facebook. The collaboration has spawned a new company, Estrigenix Therapeutics, Inc., whose mission is to license these compounds for pharmaceutical development.  Dr. Frick is a co-founder and the Chief Scientific Officer of Estrigenix.

Sarah Philippi to present her research on Capitol Hill!

Senior undergraduate Sarah Philippi was selected to present her Alzheimer’s Association-funded research at the 2019 Posters on the Hill event in Washington, DC.  Sarah was the only student selected from the state of Wisconsin!  She will present her work on Capitol Hill and discuss her research with legislators from Wisconsin.  Congratulations to Sarah on being selected to represent not only UWM, but the entire state of Wisconsin!