April 16, 2008

Research ShowCASE opens today, continues April 17 at Veale Convocation Center

Two-day exhibit to feature research from over 500 students, faculty and collaborating partners

Robot displayed at Research ShowCASE

Research ShowCASE, Case Western Reserve University's annual event which highlights ongoing research from the university and its collaborating partners, is now open. From real-world applications to critical insights to creative and intellectual activities, the event highlights the research of more than 500 students and faculty, as well as findings from collaborating partners including University Hospitals, the MetroHealth System, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic.

More than 2,000 attendees are expected to attend the showcase at Veale Convocation Center, and they will be able to see exhibits, posters and displays such as dancing in a virtual world, an autonomous lawnmower robot, 3D imaging of a jaw, and many centers from the university.

Visitors wear 3d glasses to view 3D imaging
Visitors view 3D imaging

The exhibit begins today with "The Longevity Revolution: Maintaining Excellence "symposium from 3-5:30 p.m. Research ShowCASE continues Thursday, April 17 at 8 a.m. In addition to displays, attendees can attend forums on topics ranging from cord blood research to the future of wind energy to oral-systemic health.

In one forum, "Translational Research: Turning Clinical Ideas into Practical Products", attendees can learn more about the path leading from ideas to tangible concepts. Translational medicine is a branch of research that attempts to directly connect basic research to patient care by creating real therapies for real patients. Research and development now focuses on interaction, collaboration and most importantly, application. Creative strategic research teams are the new agents of technological development, accelerating the introduction of new technologies directly into patient care. As a result, the synergy and positive outcomes of translational research are changing the face of modern medicine and public health. The session takes place from 2:30-4 p.m., April 17, and will be moderated by Jeffrey Duerk, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Panelists include James Basilion, associate professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve; Michael Garga, director of research awards at the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; Steve Girouard, partner and director of cardiovascular investments for Oakwood Medical Investors; Joseph Jankowski, assistant vice president for biomedical sciences in Case Western Reserve University's Office of Technology Transfer; Charu Ramanathan, vice president of technology development at CardioInsight Technologies Inc.; and Andrew E. Slone, an associate professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Case Medical Center, a partnership between the university's School of Medicine and University Hospitals.

Read more for a complete list of forums and events.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, April 16, 2008 11:41 AM | News Topics: Case School of Engineering, Events, HeadlinesMain, Lectures/Speakers, Research, Science, Technology, news

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