March 30, 2010

Case Western Reserve Researchers Showcase the A to Zs of 2010 Research Projects April 15

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The real, creative and diverse world of research goes on display during Case Western Reserve University's annual Research ShowCASE 2010. The free, public event takes place Thursday, April 15, in Veale Center on the CWRU campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From understanding how ancient mammals can help us conserve modern ones to how sleep can impact the intake of carbohydrates by adolescents are among the A to Zs of research highlighted in active demonstrations, four panel discussions and hundreds of poster displays.

"Research ShowCASE provides evidence of how research and scholarship bring value to the university, our community and the world," says Cindy Barker, director of Research ShowCASE 2010.

Six Case Western Reserve University presenters will report on efforts and initiatives aimed to keep Cleveland Metropolitan School District children healthy, during a lunch program from noon to 2 p.m. Case Western Reserve University's President Barbara R. Snyder welcomes guests.

WKYC Anchor and health reporter Monica Robins will moderate the program that explores:

  • "Oral Health Care and Education in Cleveland Public Schools" by James Lalumandier from the School of Dental Medicine's department of community dentistry,

  • "Hypertension in Children: Screening in Cleveland Public Schools" by Marilyn Lotas from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing,

  • "The Extensive Care Unit Project in Cleveland Public Schools" by Scott Frank from the School of Medicine,

  • "The Impact of Mental Health: Mood Disorders and Mental Illness" by Elizabeth Short, associate director of the Schubert Center for Child Studies,

  • "The Impact of Foreclosures on Children, Families and Neighborhoods" by Claudia Coulton from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and

  • "The Overall Impact of CWRU's Civic Engagement Programs and Services" by Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships.

Three morning panel discussions will showcase the university's strengths in research in the areas of: energy (The Great Lakes Energy Institute: Advancing Energy Research and Education for a Better World); Advance Materials (Institute for Advance Materials—IAM@Research ShowCASE: Developing the Next Industry/Academic Composite"; and health care ("How Do We Get Our Share of the Funding Pie?). The day concludes with a number of awards from the Inamori Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Graduate and Postdoctoral Student Poster Competition Awards.

Registration is required for all panels. Go online to sign up for a panel or for more detailed information.

As part of Research ShowCASE, the Intersections: Source Symposium and Poster Session will take place on April 16 in Adelbert Gym. Intersections is an opportunity for the university community and others to see the broad and diverse work being done across campus by outstanding undergraduates. Learn more.

For more information contact Susan Griffith, 216.368.1004.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, March 30, 2010 10:53 AM | News Topics: Collaborations/Partnerships, Community Outreach, Events, Faculty, Research, Staff, Students

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