The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) won the support of Governor Tony Evers last Thursday for a $100 million cancer-research facility. MCW is a private medical school and graduate school of sciences headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Formerly affiliated with Marquette University, it has operated as an independent institution since 1967. It has two additional campuses, one in Green Bay and one in Wausau.
MCW is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) and by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). It is one of only two medical schools in Wisconsin, along with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, and the only private one.
As a research center, the Medical College of Wisconsin received more than $154 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes in fiscal year (FY) 2013–2014. MCW received about $79.5 million in NIH funding and ranked 46th among 137 medical schools in the country for NIH research funding. Its faculty conducted more than 2,500 research studies, including clinical trials, in the same fiscal year. Overall, it is the largest research center in the Milwaukee metropolitan area and the second-largest in Wisconsin.