University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Two Department of Surgery doctors receive New Investigator grants

Five researchers at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health received grants through the Wisconsin Partnership Program’s New Investigator Program. Two of those researchers – Dr. Lian-Wang Guo and Dr. Margaret “Gretchen” Schwarze – are with the Department of Surgery.

The New Investigator grants, each $100,000 over two years, support assistant professors early in their careers to pursue innovative research and education efforts related to health improvement. Dr. Guo will study a new drug-delivery system that is effective in preventing recurrent vascular disease, especially for patients who undergo open vascular reconstruction. Dr. Schwarze will train physicians in the use of a preoperative communication tool that helps chronically ill elderly patients understand the potential consequences of high-risk surgery.

You can read the full press release about the 2013 grants and about the New Investigator Program online.