Working at Blood Research Institute
Constructed in 1991, the Blood Research Institute (BRI) was established by BloodCenter of Wisconsin to house its basic research programs. A $21 million, state-of-the-art research facility, BRI occupies 89,000 square feet. The facility includes 8 Core Laboratories that provide cutting-edge equipment and related specialized services in support of BRI research. Recent completion of an on-site GMP facility provides investigators with the ability to prepare stem cell-derived therapies for clinical trials.
Housed within the BRI are the laboratories of 21 investigator-level scientists and approximately 120 research and administrative staff, including more than 40 postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research scientists and research associates.
BRI is located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Complex along with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and its affiliated hospitals, Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Interactions among BRI investigators and colleagues in the basic and clinical science programs of MCW contribute to a vibrant campus-wide network of scientific discovery and patient care.
To help deliver life-saving solutions for the patients who rely on us, BloodCenter of Wisconsin established the Medical Sciences Institute (MSI). MSI is dedicated to serving three main areas: patient care, clinical research and the education of junior physicians, all focused on solving patient problems. MSI develops clinical and translational research and has established a Clinical Trials & Research Office to accomplish these efforts.
MSI involves collaborative efforts with other leading medical and research organizations:
- By teaming with the Blood Research Institute (BRI), BloodCenter’s Diagnostic Labs, and our partner local referral academic hospitals — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Aurora St Luke’s Medical Center and Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) — MSI enhances the complete continuum of patient care provided by BloodCenter.
- By partnering with MCW and its Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI), along with our partner local referral academic hospitals and the Marshfield Clinic, the MSI utilizes existing clinical resources and focuses on established clinical programs in hematology, bleeding and clotting disorders, sickle cell disease and transfusion medicine.