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Behind the Headlines: Milwaukee: The Next Research Hub?

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Foley & Lardner LLP, 40th Floor, US Bank Building
777 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee WI, 53202

Milwaukee has established itself as a leader in water research and technology, but what else can or is being done to make Milwaukee a research “hub?” The panel will discuss efforts to secure additional funding for research, breakthroughs that could drive additional research in the region and the economic impact on our local economy. Is it realistic to think Milwaukee will become the next big research hub?

What: Three distinguished education and research leaders will face a panel of journalists to talk about the efforts to make Milwaukee a research hub.

When: Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, lunch included.
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and program goes from 12 noon to 1:30 PM.)

Where: Foley & Lardner LLP, 40th Floor, US Bank Building, 777 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee.

The event is open to the public.

The education leaders include:

Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska is dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School. She joined UWM in 1993 and is also a professor in the Physics Department.  In addition to her many teaching, research and outreach interests and activities, she has extensive prior service in faculty governance, in the community, and in university administration. The interdisciplinary research that she conducts with her undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs has resulted in more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, 40 invited talks and 100 conference presentations, $2.3 million in competitive extramural funding, and most recently one patent.

Jeanne Hossenlopp is Marquette University’s vice president for research and innovation. She is a professor of Chemistry, served as vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School from 2010-2015, was interim dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 2008-2010, and was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2004-2008. In her current role, Hossenlopp is charged with facilitating growth in campus research and scholarship as well as coordinating many of Marquette president Michael Lovell’s new innovation initiatives. She oversees the work of the Offices of Research Compliance and Research and Sponsored Programs.

Dr. Ann Nattinger is senior associate dean for research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Nattinger is a nationally recognized cancer health services researcher.  She was recently appointed to her position after leading the Medical College’s division of general internal medicine. Under her leadership, the division expanded its research productivity, with faculty members conducting research funded by $10 million of annual NIH support as of 2014.  As the founding director of the center for patient care and outcomes research, which was created in 2000, Dr. Nattinger has grown the level of grant-funded research by the center’s affiliated faculty to a value of $50 million.

The Journalists (listed alphabetically):

  • Alison Bauter, Milwaukee Business Journal
  • Gene Mueller. WTMJ-AM
  • Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The speakers will answer questions from the media panel.  Audience questions will follow.

Presenting Sponsor:
Foley & Lardner LLP

Supporting Sponsor:
The Marcus Corporation Foundation, Inc.

Hosted by:
Foley & Lardner LLP has generously donated space for this event at its downtown facility.

Cost and Registration:

The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for nonmembers. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited.  Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below.  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club with any questions at or call 262-894-2224.

Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

  • Foley & Lardner

Supporting Sponsor

  • The Marcus Corporation

Hosted by:

  • Foley & Lardner


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