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!
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.
Lisa Taxier has been awarded a National Research Service Award (NRSA, F31) from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the role of hippocampal astrocytes in memory and estrogenic regulation of memory. This prestigious award will support Lisa’s studies for three years. Congratulations Lisa!
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!
Hear Dr. Frick and comedian Shane Mauss spend an hour chatting about aging, memory, Alzheimer’s, hormones, and science in general. Click here to listen to the full podcast.
Dr. Frick was recently interviewed in WUWM’s series on Alzheimer’s disease. This segment aired during the station’s Morning Edition coverage. Click on this link to hear the interview.
Dr. Frick was a featured speaker in comedian Shane Mauss’s science comedy show “Stand Up Science” on Oct. 21. The show, also featuring UWM History professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks and comedian Carter Deems, was an innovative and fun way to engage people in science while making them laugh. http://www.shanemauss.com/stand-up-science
Lisa Taxier successfully defended her Masters thesis entitled, “Dickkopf-1 blocks 17β-estradiol-enhanced object memory consolidation in ovariectomized female mice” on Oct. 18. Congratulations Lisa!!