September 03, 2010

Congresswoman Betty Sutton Tours Campus, Meets with Engineering, Medicine Faculty

U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton came to campus late last month to meet with Case Western Reserve University faculty and learn about cutting-edge research taking place in the university’s labs and centers, as well as economic development and job creation spurred by federal investment in university research and programs. 

U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (right) on the CWRU campus.

Sutton met with Norman Tien, dean of the Case School of Engineering; David Zeng, professor of civil engineering; and P. Hunter Peckham, Distinguished University Professor and Donnell Institute Professor of Engineering.  At the School of Medicine, Sutton met with Robert A. Bonomo, professor of medicine and director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center; and Mark R. Chance, director of the Center for Proteomics & Bioinformatics.

"As a champion of better health care, Congresswoman Sutton is keenly interested in our ground-breaking research to discover novel therapies for the prevention and treatment of disease," Chance said after a tour of the center.

The congresswoman is serving her second term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Ohio’s 13th District. She serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Subcommittee on Health and has been a leader on key issues including energy, ethics and veterans rights.  

"I am very impressed with Congresswoman Sutton's sincere desire to help our veterans and her vision of how biomedical research can improve health care in Ohio for all," Bonomo said.
Sutton’s last visit to campus was in 2008 when she, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher met with university officials to discuss the Great Lakes Energy Institute’s renewable energy efforts.

Posted by: David Wilson, September 3, 2010 09:55 AM | News Topics:

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