Interdisciplinary Research

The Milwaukee Institute of Drug Discovery

The MIDD is a centerpiece of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s transformation into a top research university with a focus on research in biomedical and health technologies. The Institute will establish an inter-departmental and inter-institutional program in therapeutics focused on neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases with emphasis on multi-drug resistant infections and bioterrorism.

The Great Lakes WATER Institute

The Great Lakes WATER Institute is a University of Wisconsin System research facility and is operated by the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The mission of the WATER Institute is to provide the State of Wisconsin with a focal point for research, education and outreach aimed at a thorough understanding of the Great Lakes and other aquatic and environmental resources of local, state, national and international importance. To achieve its mission, the WATER Institute promotes a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary, interactive aquatic and environmental research. The Institute also promotes education and outreach through the University and in cooperation with other educational institutions. The WATER Institute is home to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Great Lakes Studies, a UWM and UW System Center for Excellence, the Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Center and the NIEHS Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center.

Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center

The Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center is an NIEHS-funded partnership of research institutions including UWM, Children’s Research Institute, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The CEHSCC supports collaborative research among basic, clinical and public health investigators in order to understand the development of reproductive and childhood diseases in relation to known or suspected environmental determinants.

Investigators convert scientific understanding into effective strategies to prevent environmentally-dependent childhood disease. Additionally, the Center’s community outreach arm aims to educate local and regional communities about the burden of environmentally-related reproductive and childhood diseases and effective ways to reduce them.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

A Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Collaboration

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is a regional biomedical collaboration involving clinical and translational science between UWM, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Blood Center of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital, and Froedtert Hospital. The CTSI collaboration advocates, facilitates, and fosters the continuum of research from bench to bedside to community practice. This effort capitalizes on the strong foundation of basic science and community outreach programs within the academic institutions of southeastern Wisconsin. Its goal is to diminish the barriers between disciplines and institutions and to encourage novel approaches to solving complex medical problems by drawing on our complementary expertise.

The “Translational Research Resources Office” is the point-of-contact for UWM researchers. Rachel Schiffman (Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing) is the contact person.