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AHW Releases 2020 Annual Report

November 30, 2020, Posted by AHW Endowment

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The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is pleased to share our 2019-2020 Annual Report, highlighting our work as we began our 2019-2023 Five-Year Plan.

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Online Application Tips

November 9, 2020, Posted by AHW Endowment

AHW has transitioned to a new online grants management system that is designed to streamline and simplify the application process. We now process all applications through our online system, and do not accept paper or emailed applications. Application links are posted to each open funding opportunity's webpage, as each opportunity has a unique application. 

AHW regularly issues requests for applications (RFAs) for funding awards and encourages all interested, eligible teams to consider applying for an open funding opportunity. We seek partners who share our belief that by working together we can build a healthier Wisconsin today, and for generations to come. 

When your team is ready to apply, consider the following tips to develop and submit your online application:

  • Building a collaborative application: For each funding opportunity, AHW provides a Word document version of the online application to allow project partners to collaborate in writing the application. We recommend you use this sample document to craft your application, then designate one individual to enter the final application information into the online application form.

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  • AHW News & Announcements
  • Funding Opportunities

Collaborating to Accelerate Discovery: Using Predictive Computational Modeling to Improve Health

October 30, 2020, Posted by AHW Endowment


It’s a virus that most people have never heard of, yet it infects nearly 90% of the adult population and is a leading cause of congenital birth defects. Cytomegalovirus, a member of the herpes family of viruses, often spreads undetected in individuals with a healthy immune system.

But for those with weakened immune systems, the effects can be devastating. Symptoms range from headache, to liver inflammation, intestinal blockage, and even blindness. Babies born with the virus can suffer permanent loss of hearing, seizures, and experience developmental and motor delays.

“It’s a leading cause of disease in immunosuppressed patients, predominantly anyone undergoing transplantation and treated with immunosuppressive agents so the organ being transplanted isn’t rejected,” said Scott S. Terhune, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at MCW.

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  • Basic, Clinical, & Translational Research
  • Project Profiles

AHW Director Named Emerging Industry Leader by Managed Healthcare Executive

October 22, 2020, Posted by AHW Endowment

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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) Director and MCW School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, has been named one of 10 Emerging Industry Leaders by Managed Healthcare Executive magazine.

The publication, which reaches healthcare executives nationwide, calls the list a highlight of those who are “among the best and the brightest” in the industry.

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  • AHW News & Announcements
  • AHW Staff

Funding News: AHW Awards $1 Million to Develop Innovative Cancer Disparities Research Curriculum

October 8, 2020, Posted by AHW Endowment

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The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) has announced the award of more than $1 million to an innovative project that will advance a more equitable relationship between communities most impacted by cancer disparities and the researchers studying the disease.

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  • Education & Workforce Development

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