Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 2:53pm CDT
Medical College receives $1M endowment
The Business Journal of Milwaukee

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $1 million endowment from the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation to support spinal cord injury research and establish The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Laboratories.

The foundation has donated thousands of dollars to spinal cord injury research to the Medical College over the years, but this is the first time an endowment has been established, which will allow more scientific research, said Dr. Dennis Maiman, professor and chairman of neurosurgery at the Medical College.

“Endowment money is very humbling,” Maiman said. “It shows that they have a certain amount of trust in our scientific research. This gives us a lot more freedom for investigation and essentially makes us partners in research.”

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