Dr. David Mattson receives Distinguished Service Award

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) honored David Mattson, PhD, professor of physiology with a Distinguished Service Award, MCW’s highest faculty and staff honor, at its annual convocation ceremony.

Mattson joined the MCW faculty in 1992 after completing his doctoral and post-doctoral work in MCW’s department of physiology. His research, which focuses on the regulation of blood pressure by the kidney, has serious implications for human health. Dr. Mattson has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed publications, including high-impact journals. Dr. Mattson is an accomplished educator and mentor who has embraced and demonstrates excellence in engaged, student-centered teaching. He has been recognized three times as Outstanding Medical Educator. In addition, for five years Dr. Mattson served as director for a graduate course in advanced renal physiology.  He recently served as MCW’s co-interim senior associate dean for research.

Dr. Mattson has distinguished himself through extensive service on numerous faculty committees, and is a past president of the faculty council. As co-interim senior associate dean for research, he helped ensure the success of the research enterprise while maintaining his own laboratory and his teaching commitments. In addition, Dr. Mattson led a taskforce of clinical and basic science faculty and students that formulated the Institutional Quality Initiative, which is crucial for MCW’s accreditation. This work led to the formation of the Office of Educator Development, which is implementing initiatives that will help faculty across the institution become even more effective teachers and mentors.

About the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin is the state’s only private medical school and health sciences graduate school.  Founded in 1893, it is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement.  More than 1,200 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, and 26 medical students are enrolled at MCW-Green Bay.  A regional medical education campus is scheduled to open in Central Wisconsin in 2016.   MCW’s School of Pharmacy will open in 2017 or 2018 with an initial class size of 60 students.  A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin.  In FY 2013-14, faculty received approximately $154 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which approximately $138 million is for research.  This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,350 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 425,000 patients annually.



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