Milwaukee, Jan. 26, 2018 – MCW is pleased to congratulate Blake Buchan, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and associate director of clinical microbiology, on being named a Milwaukee Business Journal "40 Under 40" award recipient. The accolade is an honor given out each year to 40 individuals under the age of 40 in the Milwaukee area to highlight up-and-coming leaders in the community.
Among many achievements, Dr. Buchan and his MCW colleagues recently developed a new test to help diagnose meningitis – a potentially fatal disease that demands quick detection – faster than ever before.
With the new testing procedure, doctors can pinpoint the type of meningitis in less than two hours whereas the old tests usually took up to three days. This allows doctors to provide precision medicine and tailor a life-saving treatment based on the strain and type of infection.
Dr. Buchan will be honored at the Milwaukee Business Journal’s "40 Under 40 Awards: 2018 Class" on February 26 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.
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