March 24, 2008

Research ShowCASE to highlight faculty, student research, collaborations


Online registration begins today for Case Western Reserve University's Sixth Annual Research ShowCASE.

Campus community members interested in the latest findings on aging, oral health, wind energy and more are invited to come out and learn more about these topics and to interact with the researchers. The sixth annual Research ShowCASE—taking place April 16 and 17 at Veale Convocation Center—highlights ongoing research from the university. The general public and friends of the university also are invited to attend the free exhibition.

More than 500 undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral students, and faculty will present research being conducted at Case Western Reserve, and its collaborating institutions, including University Hospitals, MetroHealth System, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic, through poster displays, interactive demonstrations and other media. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in forums framing the research in the context of current local and global issues and the commercial aspects of research and discovery.

"The Longevity Revolution: Maintaining Excellence," a symposium on the universal experience of aging, kicks off the two-day event beginning at 3 p.m., April 16. As more people live longer, the aging population will have a profound impact on issues such as health care, quality of life, the workplace, public policies and the economy. Michael Roizen, author of the New York Times best-seller, Real Age: Are You as Young as You Can Be? will be a guest speaker. The panelists will cover a broad spectrum of issues related to aging and research, and will explore the topic from biological, psychological and socioeconomic angles. Diana Morris, associate professor of nursing and associate director of Case Western Reserve's Center on Aging and Health will moderate the panel discussion.

Research ShowCASE continues on April 17 beginning at 8 a.m. with exhibits, displays and demonstrations, as well as forums throughout the day. In addition, the Schubert Center for Child Studies is hosting a breakout session, "How Child Researchers Can Make an Investment for Children in Our Community: Connections among Research, Policy and Practice," from 1-2:30 p.m.; seating is limited. During the talk, participants will explore a model for bridging research, policy and practice aimed at the well-being of children in the Cleveland-area community. The discussion will be moderated by Jill E. Korbin, professor of anthropology, associate dean at the College of Arts and Sciences, and director of the Schubert Center.

Read more for a complete list of Research ShowCASE forums and events.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, March 24, 2008 10:09 AM | News Topics: Collaborations/Partnerships, College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, HeadlinesMain, Research, Students, features

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