This item originally appeared in Pulse.

Friday, Oct. 14, of Legacy Week was all about research as dozens packed the Froehlke Auditorium to learn and listen. Fritz Wenzel, interim director, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, kicked off the day with a presentation on the history of research at the Clinic.

There were two panels of speakers throughout the day. The first included Center for Human Genetics’ Murray Brilliant; Integrated Research and Development Laboratory’s Jennifer Meece; and Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health’s Jeff VanWormer. All of the presenters took questions and discussed their areas of research.

The second panel included leaders from the Clinical Research Center, Biomedical and Informatics Center and the Institute for Oral and Systemic Health.

The keynote speaker of the day, professor and director of the University of Wisconsin’s Breast Center, Lee Gravatt Wilke, M.D., discussed breast cancer research and precision medicine.

The future of research was discussed by MCHS CEO Dr. Susan Turney and Executive Director Dr. Narayana Murali and the role Marshfield Clinic will have in the future of research.

Wenzel wrapped up the day as well as the 100th anniversary celebration of Legacy Week.

For those unable to attend, the presentations and speaker panels are available for viewing on MediaSite:

2016 Legacy Week - Research Day AM

2016 Legacy Week – Research Day PM