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The pharmacy school is expected to open in mid-2017 or 2018, with a class of 60 students. According to the Medical College, Wisconsin needs to develop more highly-qualified pharmacists, particularly to serve in communities and medical fields experiencing shortages.

A national search has commenced to hire a dean to oversee the new school. As the project advances, it will bring aboard faculty and staff.

The cost of the start-up is estimated at $30 million. 

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A study by a Milwaukee researcher has identified additional genes related to a complex speech disorder affecting children, but the work could lead to a better overall understanding of defects in the human genome.

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A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Hua Jun Zhao to time already served in jail (4 1/2 months), plus two years probation.

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Federal prosecutors initially indicted 42-year-old Dr. Hua Jun Zhao for economic espionage. Now, they have leveled other charges against him - computer fraud and lying to an FBI agent. On Thursday, Zhao entered a plea of not guilty on each count.

Zhao was a researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Authorities had accused him of stealing three vials of a possible cancer-fighting compound and academic research from the college, intending to pass off the items in China as his work.