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June 24, 2010

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Grant to Enhance Physician and Nursing Education with Student-Run Free Clinic and More at CWRU

Case Western Reserve University's proposed student-run Saturday Free Clinic, slated to open in 2011 for Cleveland's underserved population, will provide the training grounds for future doctors and nurses to learn to work as healthcare partners for the patient. The Clinic would be a student-led partnership with the already existing resource for the community, the Cleveland Free Clinic. The clinic is part of a project called "Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Development Program" (I-LEAD) at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing that received a $640,000 grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

May 19, 2010

Katie Couric Tours Case Western Reserve Research Lab

Katie Couric visited Sanford “Sandy” Markowitz, MD, PhD, professor and researcher of cancer and genetics, and his research team in his lab Saturday before Commencement to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day research necessary for advancements in colon cancer.

March 27, 2009

Sessions Provide Update on University's Revised Policies on Conflicts of Interest

Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees last month approved a new conflict of interest policy developed at the initiative of President Barbara R. Snyder and with extensive consultation with constituencies across the campus.

December 23, 2008

For Case Western Reserve LPN, Degree Decades in the Making

Vicki Moore-Holzhauer, a licensed practical nurse and appointment manager at Case Western Reserve University Health Services, needs to complete just two credit hours next semester to earn her bachelor's degree. It's a personal project that's been a couple decades in the making.

December 03, 2008

NetWellness.org premieres new HIV/AIDS Center for consumers

In conjunction with World AIDS Day 2008, NetWellness (www.netwellness.org), a highly regarded consumer health Web site, premieres a new HIV/AIDS Center. In this new section of the site, consumers will be able to find a comprehensive resource for HIV and AIDS that ranges from prevention and screening for those who are HIV negative, to treatment, tests, and complications concerning those who are living with HIV and AIDS, with particular information for women and children who are HIV positive.

August 18, 2008

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Discovers Brain Serotonin System Controls Maternal Behavior

New research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine demonstrates the importance of brain serotonin for offspring survival.

August 15, 2008

University Study Finds Caregivers Of Spouses with Dementia Report Less Enjoyment, Hope

Spouses of husbands and wives with dementia pay an emotional toll as they care for their ailing spouse. This has prompted a call for new interventions and strategies to assist caregivers in coping with the demands of this difficult time, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

University Study Finds Caregivers Of Spouses with Dementia Report Less Enjoyment, Hope

Spouses of husbands and wives with dementia pay an emotional toll as they care for their ailing spouse. This has prompted a call for new interventions and strategies to assist caregivers in coping with the demands of this difficult time, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

August 12, 2008

Scientific Enrichment Program participants present research to campus community

After spending eight weeks under the tutelage of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty, 19 high school students who participated in this summer's Scientific Enrichment and Opportunity Program (SEO) unveiled their capstone projects last week.

August 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve to host national Social Network Analysis conference August 7 and 8

Case Western Reserve University's new Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative will host dozens of experts as part of the Social Network Analysis Institute, a conference being held August 7 and 8 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland. Social network analysis (SNA) is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations and social entities.

July 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers receive $10 million grant to lead effort to understand how HIV infection results in immune deficiency

The Cleveland Immunopathogenesis Consortium (CLIC), a group of researchers from 10 academic and research institutions across the United States and Canada led by physicians at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, have received a five-year, $9.2 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how HIV infection results in the progressive immune deficiency that causes AIDS.

Geauga County agencies to participate in disaster drill during Case Western Reserve University's National Flight Nurse Academy Camp

Disasters come with no advance warning. Preparedness is the key to rapid and well-coordinated medical emergency responses. Receiving that kind of emergency training during a mock disaster will be 40 acute care nursing students, specializing in airlift medical procedures, and multiple agencies from Geauga County. They will gain critical response skills during the 2008 National Flight Nurse Academy Camp's disaster exercise August 15 at the university's Squire Valleevue Farm.

July 25, 2008

Ohio Lead Awareness Week: Researcher examines the effect of lead on reproductive health

This week is Ohio Lead Awareness Week. Lead poisoning is the most common chronic poisoning and environmental illness in United States, and continues to be a major public health concern. Leila Jackson, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, studies both the short- and long-term effects of lead on reproductive health.

July 08, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to participate in first of its kind genomic-based brain tumor research

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been named one of nine leading institutions to collaborate in the Ivy Genomics-Based Medicine Project grant (Ivy G.B.M. Project), established by the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation), a newly formed family foundation dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with brain tumors.

June 27, 2008

Case Western Reserve's National Youth Sports Program begins fundraising efforts for 2009

The Case Western Reserve University chapter of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) doesn't officially end its summer 2008 camp until the week of July 7, but Project Administrator Dennis Harris and his staff are already looking ahead to 2009.

June 25, 2008

May Wykle urges nurses to influence public policy at international conference in Bangkok

Nurses can and must work to have a positive effect on the suffering and despair that springs from poor health care in impoverished areas around the world, says May Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Wykle will speak at length to the circular linkage of poverty and health care in a keynote address at the Healthy People for a Healthy World conference in Bangkok, Thailand on June 26.

June 19, 2008

Collaboration—among university programs, students and staff—spurs National Youth Sports Program

Adult-like health issues -- obesity, high blood pressure and more -- are beginning to take a toll on American children, and the people who coordinate the Case Western Reserve chapter of the National Youth Sports Program have committed to helping Greater Cleveland children get or remain healthy during a five-week summer camp.

June 06, 2008

Premier conference on neurotechnology and deep brain stimulation to be held in Cleveland in June

Is it possible to restore function to a paralyzed limb? Or to control the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease? These are two of the several topics that will be presented at the Neural Interfaces Conference, June 16-18, hosted by Case Western Reserve University. The conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland.

May 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth extend long-standing affiliation agreement

Case Western Reserve University and The MetroHealth System today announce an affiliation agreement that reaffirms and strengthens a 94-year-old relationship between the two institutions.

May 21, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Awarded More Research Funding From Ohio's Third Frontier Commission

Case Western Reserve University and its research partners at The Ohio State University, Kent State University, Ohio University, the University of Toledo and Wright State University were awarded nearly $40 million on Tuesday, May 20, by the state’s Third Frontier Commission through its new Ohio Research Scholars Program.

May 13, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine departments rank in top 10 NIH funding

Several departments within the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine placed in the top 10 for funding from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's largest provider of medical research support. This significant federal government funding to the School of Medicine reflects Northeast Ohio's leading medical research and treatment.

April 30, 2008

Medical school faculty member suggests new model for development of schizophrenia

Doctors have long known schizophrenia has a genetic basis, and have hypothesized that the disease resulted from combinations of common genes, or alleles, each contributing towards the disease in a small way. But a new study, co-authored by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty member, suggests that a predisposition to schizophrenia may instead be caused by just a few, rare genetic mutations, each contributing significantly to the disease.

April 18, 2008

Medicaid children in Cuyahoga county face dental crisis says dental medicine student-researcher at Case Western Reserve University

According to an award-winning study on children with and without Medicaid, a Case Western Reserve University third-year dental student found that Medicaid children have three times the unmet dental problems and treatment needs than other non-Medicaid children.

April 10, 2008

Latest developments in umbilical cord blood-derived stem cell studies to be discussed at Research ShowCASE forum

Exciting developments are taking place in the development and application of stem cells, considered the body's "master" cells because they create all other tissues, organs and systems in the human body. Researchers have concluded that stem cells are the key to the body's regenerative ability.

April 07, 2008

Case Western Reserve University, Research Partners Conclude Pivotal Cornea Research Study

Case Western Reserve University and its research partners have completed a first-ever study that bolsters findings of a national study confirming the viability of older corneas for transplant.

Case School of Dental Medicine looking for 250 youth who need braces

Does your child need braces? The Department of Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine' is recruiting 250 youth between the ages of 11 and 16 and who qualify to participate as patients in the dental school's discounted braces program that begins in July 2008.

March 27, 2008

Case Western Reserve University to host first Relay For Life event

Case Western Reserve University will host its first Relay For Life fundraiser Friday, April 18, to benefit cancer education and research and honor those who have fought or are still fighting the disease.

March 21, 2008

School of Medicine researchers receive $2.4 million to study contact lenses-related corneal infections

Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Case Medical Center: A partnership between Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland, have been awarded a $2.4 million grant over five years from the National Eye Institute (NEI) to study corneal infection (keratitis) brought on by disease-causing fungi that can be lurking on contact lenses, in the air, in the dirt, or even on common household surfaces.

March 20, 2008

March of Dimes award to aid in finding how genes malfunction to cause deafness

Schools of zebrafish dart back and forth in tanks in the research lab of Brian M. McDermott, assistant professor from otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He will study thousands of fish with a $150,000 Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award from the March of Dimes to understand deafness.

March 17, 2008

Edward Ferreri, D.D.S., '40: last survivor of first medical/dental responders in WWII

At the dawn of World War II, approximately 200 members of the Cleveland medical, dental and nursing community left their homes at a moment's notice to answer their country's call. The only medical/dental corps survivor, Edward Ferreri, D.D.S., '40, was deployed in early 1942 with other members of the 4th General Hospital -- Lakeside Unit.

March 10, 2008

Capitalizing on strengths to overcome difficulties for children diagnosed with ADHD

Collaborative Research conducted by Case Western Reserve University psychology professor Elizabeth J. Short has won the 2007 Keith Conners Award for Scholarly Contribution. The award recognizes an outstanding article published in the "Journal of Attention Disorders in 2007".

March 04, 2008

Is madness the inspiration for creativity: Case's Distinguished Lecturer explores creativity and madness, March 18

When Kay Redfield Jamison, Case Western Reserve University's 2008 Distinguished Lecturer, takes the stage at Severance Hall, campus researchers says she will offer a message of encouragement for those challenged with the mood swings of bipolar disorder. She will explore the psychological disorder's impact on the daily lives of individuals and how it has resulted in the creation of art during her free, public talk, "Creativity and Madness," at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18.

February 27, 2008

Visiting Fulbright Scholar teams up with pathology's Mark A. Smith to investigate Alzheimer's disease

After spending some of his early years in the United States, Dr. Vladan Bajic has returned to the country as a visiting researcher at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, investigating cell cycle re-entry and chromosomal instability in Alzheimer's disease as a member of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

February 07, 2008

Elderly more likely to deny smoking when asked

More elderly adults are lighting up cigarettes and not reporting their nicotine habits to doctors and others, according to findings from one of the first studies to examine the accuracy of self-reported smoking habits by age, race and gender of adults 18 years and older by researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and other university collaborators.

February 01, 2008

President Snyder proclaims Women's Heart Health Month

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder, dressed in a red jacket, signed a proclamation today designating February as "Women's Heart Health Month" on campus.

January 31, 2008

Give Kids A Smile Ohio program helps restore oral health for children in need

In response to the Ohio Dental Association's (ODA) sixth annual Give Kids A Smile! Day Ohio, dentists in Cleveland are joining with their peers across Ohio to bring smiles to the faces of needy children in their communities.

January 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve Professor of Medicine to head NIH study group on drug-resistent bacteria

The overuse of antibiotics to fight bacteria and infectious diseases has led to drug-resistant bacteria. To look into this growing problem in hospitals, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor Louis B. Rice, M.D., to chair its fledgling Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section.

January 23, 2008

Case Western Reserve University partners with Jiao Tong University to open orthodontic clinic in China

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine has partnered with Jiao Tong University to sponsor AmeriChin, the first private orthodontic clinic in China's major business hub in Shanghai—and home to international corporations with employees and families from around the world.

January 17, 2008

Dental health researchers examine link between gum disease and osteoporosis

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Case Medical Center, a partnership between Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland, are recruiting 240 post-menopausal women to participate in a dental health study related to gum disease.

January 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve University dental medicine student helps relieve children's pain in Guatemala

Blake Rosacker, a second-year Case Western Reserve University dental student, recently embarked upon a 10-day volunteer mission with the Himalayan Dental Relief Project to San Martin Jilotepeque in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala.

January 09, 2008

School of Medicine brain aging expert challenges the existence of Alzheimer's as a disease

Case Western Reserve University professor of neurology Peter Whitehouse challenges conventional wisdom and assumptions of brain aging in his new book, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Disease. In his provocative and...

December 19, 2007

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have evidence a vaccine against malaria will reduce infection and disease rates

Today, researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Center for Global Health & Diseases published data potentially having a strong effect on the three billion people exposed to malaria every year.

December 07, 2007

School of Medicine Researcher pioneers technology in study of life-threatening illnesses

Alex Huang, a pediatric oncologist with the Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is using advanced laser technology and computer software to capture 3-D, high definition movies of cell interaction in real time.

December 05, 2007

Disaster simulation helps prepare Case Western Reserve EMS squad

The Case Western Reserve University community will take part in its first mass casualty incident drill at 8 a.m., Saturday, December 8, organized by the student-led Case Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

December 04, 2007

Late Western Reserve University alumna bequeaths $5.7 million to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The estate of Gertrude Donnelly Hess, one of two women to graduate from the Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1934, has bequeathed approximately $5.7 million to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the largest bequest by a single donor in the university's long history.

November 30, 2007

University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University appoint Anthony J. Furlan, M.D., as chair of neurology department

University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University have announced the appointment of an international authority on stroke, Anthony J. Furlan, as the new chair of the Department of Neurology.

November 21, 2007

Report by Case Western Reserve University researchers shows progress in Ohio's efforts to curb tobacco use

The first-ever Ohio Tobacco Key Indicators Report completed recently by the Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center (OTREC) shows a steady decline in the prevalence of cigarette smoking among Ohio adults and youth.

November 16, 2007

Renowned cardiovascular specialist joins School of Medicine

Marco Costa, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist, has joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

November 08, 2007

Natural product discovery by Case Western Reserve University medical researcher blocks tissue destruction with activation of repair gene

Scientists at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine have published in the "Journal of Inflammation" a remarkable discovery with a natural product derived from the Amazon rainforest.

Managing care in late life study by Case Western Reserve Researchers

Some answers about the quality of life for older Americans will come from 125 remaining members of 1,000 retirees, who have been studied by Case Western Reserve University sociologist Eva Kahana over the past 18 years. The study's elderly participants have provided important information on how people lead successful lives as they cope with the stresses of growing older and frailer in the last years of life.

Case Western Reserve University spinoff partners with Medtronic to produce, distribute adult stem cell technology

Case Western Reserve University's spinoff Arteriocyte Inc. is joining forces with Medtronic of Minneapolis to acquire and exclusively distribute a drug delivery system with the potential to accelerate wound healing and reduce infection following surgery.

November 06, 2007

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center receive $6.37 million from National Institutes of Health to find new ways to treat psoriasis

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center a $6.37 million award to establish a Center of Research Translation (CORT) for the skin disease psoriasis.

November 05, 2007

Class of 1942 alumna gives $1 million to School of Medicine to honor Rocco L. Motto, M.D.

Western Reserve University medical school alumnus Rocco L. Motto passed away last fall just a year shy of his 65th class reunion, but his wife, Verna "Vee" Houck Motto, has made sure that the Motto family's legacy will live on at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

October 29, 2007

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals' Visual Sciences Research Center gets major boost

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are celebrating the grand opening of their newly-renovated Visual Sciences Research Center on Monday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., in the Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Performance Area and Hall.

October 25, 2007

Case Western Reserve University law professors say "health courts" offer big financial burdens and loss of patient rights

A groundbreaking new report, prepared by Case Western Reserve University professors Maxwell Mehlman and Dale Nance, criticizes recent proposals for the creation of special "health courts" for the adjudication of medical malpractice claims.

October 24, 2007

Nurse practitioner students in Guatemala to provide health services for underserved population

Seven nurse practitioner students from the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing are in Guatemala to provide volunteer health services for underserved Guatemalans with little or no access to health care.

October 23, 2007

Enlow's dental research legacy touted through public collection

Donald Enlow, the former acting dean and Thomas J. Hill Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has left a legacy to researchers and students interested in anthropology, orthodontics and other bone structures through a collection of an estimated 100,000 slides on bone morphology and histology.

October 22, 2007

Case Western Reserve University alumnus elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

David T. Scadden, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine and an alumnus of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been elected to membership in the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), a group established by the National Academies of Science to analyze health issues and make recommendations on policy.

October 18, 2007

Analysis of breast and colon cancer genes finds many areas of differences between tumors

Researchers from University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a new national study that has analyzed more than 18,000 genes, including 5,000 previously unmapped genes, from breast and colorectal tumors.

October 10, 2007

Gummy Bears receive special delivery by FedEx for dental research project

It may not make the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the largest single shipment of candy, but Suchitra Nelson from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine probably goes down in university records as having one of the largest candy deliveries ever.

September 24, 2007

$1.6 million gift fuels groundbreaking research in arthritis, transforms undergraduate labs

Inspired by Case Western Reserve University biology professor Arnold Caplan's work with mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in skeletal research and its potential use in developing treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, Case Western Reserve alumnus L. David Baldwin (B.S. '49, physics) has donated $1.6 million to the College of Arts and Sciences.

September 19, 2007

Health initiatives are focus of School of Medicine's community outreach

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine supports the mission of delivering health services to the Greater Cleveland area and beyond.

September 18, 2007

National Institutes of Health awards $64 million to Cleveland Medical Consortium; believed to be largest ever to NE Ohio

The National Institutes of Health today announced that it has awarded $64 million to Case Western Reserve University, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and MetroHealth Medical Center, to become part of a national consortium designed to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted.

September 11, 2007

Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation selected for nationwide program to address nursing shortage

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation was recently selected as one of 11 foundations nationwide to receive funding in the second year of Partners Investing in Nursing's Future, a national initiative to develop and test solutions to America's nursing shortage.

August 16, 2007

Inflammation may cause preterm labor and fetal deaths

Inflammation from bacterial infections is linked to preterm births and deaths, according to researchers from the Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine and the School of Medicine.

August 15, 2007

Case Western Reserve's flight nursing academy holds fifth annual summer camp for advanced practice nurses in air medical services

Disasters often occur without warning. The tragic collapses of an interstate highway bridge in Minnesota and a coal mine in Utah have challenged in new ways the skills of the nation's flight nurses.

August 14, 2007

National Center for Regenerative Medicine Organizes International Adult Stem Cell Conference in Cleveland

World-renowned experts in the field of adult stem cell research will exchange ideas and best practices during the 2007 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) in Regenerative Medicine conference August 27-29 in downtown Cleveland. The National Center for Regenerative Medicine for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), in addition to founding partner Case Western Reserve University, is responsible for the organization and planning of this meeting.

July 27, 2007

School of Medicine student awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

Blessing Igboeli, a third-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been selected to represent the United States as a Fulbright student grantee in Nigeria through the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB). The grant is made possible through funds that are appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress and in part by partner countries and/or the private sector.

July 23, 2007

Visual Sciences Research Center receives $3.2M award

The Visual Sciences Research Center (VSRC) of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Research Institute of University Hospitals Case Medical Center has been awarded a $3.2 million renewal over five years of their Core Grant from...

July 13, 2007

Professor Eckhard Jankowsky, Ph.D Awarded $500,000 for Infectious Disease Research

Eckhard Jankowsky, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, has been selected as one of 16 nationwide award winners for the highly competitive Burroughs Wellcome Award for Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease.

July 11, 2007

Arlene Dent, M.D., Ph.D Receives $700K Research Award

Arlene Dent, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, physician of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and researcher at the Center for Global Health & Diseases, has been selected to receive The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

July 10, 2007

Do as I say not as I do…

Behavioral health staffs that need to take a smoke break might have some relief from their tobacco habits as they start tobacco cessation programs along with their mental health and substance abuse clients

July 05, 2007

Case Medical Center Leading $17.6 Million Lithium Study

A $17.6 million clinical trials contract was recently awarded by the National Institutes of Health to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Robert L. Findling, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

June 18, 2007

Case pediatric dental hygienist receives push pin award from Catholic Charities Head Start

Chandra Harward, a registered dental hygienist in the department of pediatric dentistry in the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and clinic coordinator of the Irving and Jeanne Tapper Pediatric Dental Clinic at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, was given the Push Pin Award from Catholic Charities Head Start Program for her extraordinary efforts in organizing dental exams for the Head Start children between the ages of 3 and 5.

May 21, 2007

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine awarded $27M prestigious contract for tuberculosis research

For a deadly disease with nearly 9 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year, the war on tuberculosis [TB] may get a little boost. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is pleased to announce that the Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU) at the School of Medicine has received a $27 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, to continue its work in TB research.

April 23, 2007

Campus community has several opportunities to support Aids Week of Action

Panel discussions, anonymous HIV testing, a documentary, a vigil and handing out condoms at downtown Cleveland bars are all part of Case Western Reserve University's observance of AIDS Week of Action now through April 27.

April 04, 2007

Case leads community health initiative with installation of portable defibrillators

A Case Western Reserve University community member is walking around campus when he suddenly passes out. His breathing is shallow and he clutches his chest. He appears to be in the middle of cardiac arrest--a heart attack. If this scenario had taken place last year, passerby would have to anxiously await an emergency response team to assist the victim. Now, campus members can possibly save a life while waiting for help to arrive.

April 03, 2007

Case dental alumnus named new oral surgery department chair

After 20 years of service in the U. S. Army, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine alumnus Dale A. Baur, D.D.S., M.D., comes "full circle" to return to his alma mater as the newly named chair of the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS). He begins April 2.

March 29, 2007

CIT alumnus, 72, taking 2,800-mile bike ride to attend 50th class reunion at Case Western Reserve University in June

In June, Mattson's 1957 graduating class will celebrate its 50th reunion, which sparked an idea -- a 2,800 bike ride back along old Route 66 to attend his reunion.

March 28, 2007

Pacifier use may lower risk of SIDS, says researcher at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the third leading cause of infant death, may be lowered through the use of a pacifier. According to an article in "Nursing for Women's Health" written by Elizabeth Damato, assistant professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, neonatal health care practitioners should counsel new parents in the potential benefits of using a pacifier.

Get Healthy Ideas during Women's Health and Fitness Fair

A relaxation labyrinth, rock climbing, yoga, spinning, health screenings and massages are just a few of the services available during the Women's Health and Fitness Fair at Case Western Reserve University.

March 21, 2007

New workbook builds on parent-child relationships

Gerald Mahoney from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) at Case Western Reserve University and James D. McDonald, a retired Ohio State University communication science professor, have turned that theory into a new practical workbook for parents and professionals called, "Autism and Developmental Delays in Young Children", published by Pro-Ed.

March 20, 2007

Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center at Case Western Reserve University responds to changes in orthodontics

With more adults seeking orthodontic treatments, the Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine -- one of the world’s longest running projects on normal human growth -- will begin to focus on establishing standards for what is considered normal adult development.

February 23, 2007

Finding meaning in caregiving helps maintain good mental health; chronic stress has physical consequences

Having positive cultural beliefs about caring for elders and strong religious beliefs can ward off depression and other mental health difficulties for female caregivers of spouses and parents with dementia, but sustained elevated levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, puts these women at risk for physical health problems, according to a study published in the "American Journal of Geriatric Psychology".

February 05, 2007

Case Dental School offers free exam, x-rays and cleaning for adults on February 10

The dental clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will offer adults 18 years old and older a free dental exam, teeth cleaning and X-rays Saturday, February 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

January 18, 2007

Princeton professor examines legal implications of new technologies regarding use of embryos, stem cells and cloning

A Princeton University professor will explore some of the legal implications of new technologies and provide a framework for evaluating current debates about legal restrictions on the use of embryos, stem cells and cloning during a lecture this month at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

January 03, 2007

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine pioneers new D.M.D./M.D. degree program

Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine, in partnership with the university's flagship medical school, will begin offering a dual D.M.D.-M.D. program next year. The program enables students to graduate from Case with both the medical and dental degrees in five years.

December 28, 2006

Case Western Reserve University grows heart healthy companies from its research

Case Western Reserve University is helping the world understand how the heart beats through new diagnostic tools and cell therapy. Over the past three years, Case has grown three new companies that help doctors understand how the heart functions and make it healthier when diseased.

November 30, 2006

Case Western Reserve University noted for comprehensive health benefits plan offered to postdoc researchers

Case Western Reserve University's health benefits program for postdoctoral researchers was recently recognized by two organizations as a successful program other institutions could look to.

November 29, 2006

Case faculty play major role in encouraging engineering research on vaccine production for pandemic flu

The conference "Vaccine Production: Potential Engineering Approaches to a Pandemic," hosted by Case Western Reserve University last April, has already yielded significant results in the form of enhanced academic research interest in this subject. Four young academics who attended the meeting have received grant money to explore novel engineering approaches to flu vaccine production.

November 17, 2006

School of Medicine interim dean awarded highest honor for life-changing research

During the 20th annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) in Denver, Pamela Davis, M.D., Ph.D, Case School of Medicine Interim Dean, received the Paul di Sant'Agnese Award. The award is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's highest honor for scientific research achievement and is given annually to the scientist who made the most significant strides in CF studies.

November 13, 2006

Diabetes Research Retreat to highlight impact of clinical trials on treatment of diabetes

Continuing the promotion of cross-institutional collaboration, Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland's Dietrich Diabetes Research Institute (DDRI) and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine present the third annual Diabetes Research Retreat on Friday, November 17, 2006, at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.

November 03, 2006

Child therapists gauge emotions in play to help children

Having a child with bottled up emotions isn't a good thing. Psychologists from Case Western Reserve University have found that the range of emotions that children use in play can be used as an indicator of how emotionally charged their memories will be.

October 24, 2006

Case dental school offers discounted orthodontic work for qualified children who need braces

Does your child need braces? The Department of Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is recruiting 250 adolescents between the ages of 11 and 16 who qualify to participate as patients in the School of Dental Medicine's discounted braces program.

October 18, 2006

AIDS Study Challenges Conventional Treatment Guidelines for HIV Patients

National Study Published in Curent Issue of JAMA A newly published study by investigators at the Center for AIDS Research at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, led by Benigno Rodríguez, MD, along with a nationwide team of AIDS/HIV experts, strongly...

October 16, 2006

Case licenses cancer drug to Tracon Pharmaceuticals

Case Western Reserve University's Technology Transfer Office has entered a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement with TRACON Pharmaceuticals of San Diego, Calif., to develop Methoxyamine, a new cancer therapeutic that reverses cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy.

October 11, 2006

Women's basketball helps fight breast cancer

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball roster lists 12 players on it, but the Spartans will multiply by four this Saturday as family and friends join them at the 2006 Komen Northeast Ohio Race for the Cure.

October 06, 2006

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the National Foundation for Cancer Research Launch New Research Center for Molecular Imaging

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced the establishment of a new NFCR Center for Molecular Imaging. This center, funded by a 5-year grant from the NFCR, will be led...

October 02, 2006

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute identify molecule that drives blood vessel growth and blindness in age-related macular degeneration

A dart-like molecule that adheres to proteins in the eye is the key that turns on the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

September 26, 2006

Law-Medicine Center lecture on emergency contraception begins 2006-2007 lecture series at Case Western Reserve University

Was clinical and scientific evidence ignored in the case to bring Plan B emergency contraception over the counter? That is one of the questions that Susan F. Wood, Ph.D., research professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services in Washington, D.C., will pose when she delivers the annual Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Lecture at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

September 15, 2006

Case chemist takes on HIV-1 virus with $1 M support from NIH

Finds proteins from the AIDS virus Case Western Reserve University Chemist Mary Barkley wants to find out what makes two pieces of a protein in the AIDS virus begin the biochemical processes that lead to AIDS. A four-year, $...

September 14, 2006

Case neuroscientists's spinal cord bridge bypasses injury

On Sept. 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 men who changed the course of history. Case Western Reserve University and thousands of other institutions throughout the country will join in celebrations marking the historic event.

September 06, 2006

Case Western Reserve University hosts avian flu conference

Program will focus on how the university is preparing to respond in the event of a pandemic Case Western Reserve University will host "Preparing for an Avian Flu Pandemic at Case Western Reserve University" from 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September...

August 31, 2006

Scholarship fund established to provide financial aid for Case Western Reserve University nursing undergraduates

Undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing have received a $550,000 financial aid boost from the nation's largest private funder devoted exclusively to nursing students and nursing education.

August 22, 2006

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals launch start-up venture for innovative cardiac care

CardioInsight Technologies, Inc., a new bioscience start-up company, will commercialize a distinctive technology known as electrocardiographic imaging that was developed by Case Western Reserve University, in association with University Hospitals of Cleveland.

August 18, 2006

The Lost History of Contraceptives in America talk at Case

The Dittrick Medical History Center at Case Western Reserve University will host the 2006 Anton and Rose Zverina Lecture, "Bodies of Evidence: Uncovering the Lost History of Contraceptives in America," presented by McGill University historian Andrea Tone.

August 11, 2006

Case's Flight Nursing Academy holds fourth annual Summer Camp for advanced practice nurses in air medical services

At one-of-a-kind camp, flight nurses simulate treating patients in unstructured environments in order to get used to the real thing

August 08, 2006

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists hold 75th anniversary celebration in Cleveland

Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, city of Cleveland both integral part of the organization's history Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing played an active role in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists' (AANA) annual...

June 29, 2006

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain by up to 21 percent and depression by up to 25 percent, according to research published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing by Sandra L. Siedlecki, a nurse researcher at the Cleveland Clinic.

June 26, 2006

NIH grant aids case law professor in study of therapeutic-enhancement genetic research policies

To find ways to restrict enhancement research and to protect human subjects With support from the National Institutes of Health, a Case Western Reserve University law professor will study ethical differences between therapeutic and enhancement genetic research that involves human...

June 20, 2006

CASE Researcher Identifies Signaling Between Mesenchymal Stem Cells and a Three-Dimensional Scaffold for Tissue Repair

Dr. Arnold Caplan, who is a researcher at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine and professor of biology and general medical sciences (oncology), has described a novel way to repair cartilage and bone by growing bone marrow stem cells...

June 14, 2006

Dr. Laughlin completes phase 1 clinical trial using umbilical cord blood to treat leukemia

A relatively new source of stem cells has been used to treat leukemia. Mary Laughlin, who is a researcher at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine and an associate professor of hematology and oncology, and her colleagues at the...

June 09, 2006

"Race-based" medicine holds potential dangers for treatment, says Case Western Reserve University law professor

Physicians and scientists should focus on objectively definable attributes of patients rather than race In June 2005 the Federal Food and Drug Administration announced it had approved the use of BiDil, a heart failure medication designed exclusively for treating...

June 07, 2006

"Big humanities" project uncovers stories of illness

New StoryBank to aid researchers and doctors in understanding disease Stories can be powerful. Case Western Reserve University researchers will begin gathering medical stories told by people from Greater Cleveland area about their illnesses and medical care. Their accounts will...

April 28, 2006

University Hospitals, Case School of Medicine Reach Historic Primary Affiliation Agreement and Create the Case Medical Center

University Hospitals of Cleveland Cleveland (April 28, 2006)—University Hospitals of Cleveland (UHC) and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CSM) have reached the most comprehensive agreement in their century-long relationship. This new agreement—approved today by the Boards of Case,...

How much do we internalize what others think of our weight?

Case senior finds new way to measure the body consciousness during senior project A graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University doing an honors thesis in psychology found a way to measure whether the perception of young women's reported idealized...

April 25, 2006

Case Western Reserve University completes license agreement with Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals

Company receives $250,000 seed investment from Case Technology Ventures Case Western Reserve University has completed a license agreement with Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (GL Pharmaceuticals), a pre-seed stage company formed to commercialize innovative anti-infective compounds and technologies. The University...

April 11, 2006

First link of oral bacteria and preterm birth found in human

In pilot study by Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth Medical Center A 37-year-old-mother, who gave birth to a low-weight preemie at 24 weeks, exhibited the first-found link in a human between bacteria found in the mouth and the amniotic...

April 05, 2006

School of Medicine, Clinic, UH collaboration receives $13.5 million NIH grant to research molecular causes of blood clots

New center one of only three receiving funding Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University (Case) School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland will join together to study the cellular and genetic causes of blood clots...

March 30, 2006

Weatherhead EMBA students organize ball to benefit Global Forum

Event will promote and raise funds for Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit's Global Forum and charitable organization Medwish The evening will feature a South African theme including South African wines, light hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and a...

March 24, 2006

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head to keynote Case's May 21 commencement

Julie Gerberding earned both undergraduate and medical degree at Case Western Reserve University Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will deliver the keynote address at Case Western Reserve University's commencement ceremony on May 21...

March 23, 2006

Human defensins may be a new "antibiotic" to thwart disease

Dental and medical researchers collaborate on new research projects Imagine getting a cold, the flu or strep throat. Instead of swallowing an antibiotic or an over-the-counter medication, you rev up your body's natural immune engine to fight off viral,...

March 14, 2006

Health financing expert, professor J.B. Silvers, to discuss healthcare cost containment in breakfast series at Weatherhead School of Management

Since healthcare costs began soaring 25 years ago, employers have searched for ways to contain those costs in order to provide their employees with health insurance. The introduction of managed care in the 1990s slowed the rate of increase...

March 01, 2006

Innovative Ph.D. program receives $850,000 grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Martha K. Cathcart A new doctoral program at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, in which students study the basic life sciences in the context of human biology and...

February 28, 2006

Case students take honorable mention to Join USA Today's All-American Academic Team

Looking to the future Choi and Mathur put medicine and public health as priorities Two Case Western Reserve University seniors are among some of the brightest students in America and singled out for their outstanding academic careers and contributions to...

February 24, 2006

Case School of Engineering professor applies virtual reality simulation to train world's brain and heart surgeons

Another research project of the professor's could virtually eliminate need for heart/lung machines M. Cenk Cavusoglu Virtual reality simulation tools are already revolutionizing the way dentists are taught at Case Western Reserve University—and if M. Cenk Cavusoglu has his way,...

February 15, 2006

Improved communication between families, health care providers can help reduce cost, length of stay in ICU, Case nursing researchers say

About 5-10% of chronically critically ill patients utilize half of all intensive care unit resources Barbara J. Daly A growing population of chronically critically ill (CCI) patients use approximately half of all hospital intensive care unit (ICU) resources at...

February 14, 2006

Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing honoring Cleveland-Area "Educators Who Make a Difference"

Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing teamed up in November 2004 with Cleveland's WAKS-FM (KISS-FM 96.5) and Dave & Buster's Restaurants to recognize area educators through their "Educators Who Make a Difference" program. On Wednesday,...

February 06, 2006

Case Dental School offers free dental exam, cleaning

On February 11 for adults 18 years old and older The dental clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will offer adults 18 years old and older a free dental exam, teeth cleaning and x-rays Saturday, February...

February 02, 2006

Researcher speaks out about the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Gives the inaugural talk in Case's College Scholars Spring Lecture Series The Tuskegee Syphilis Study has come to symbolize unethical medical research. Susan M. Reverby, the editor of Tuskegee's Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, will give the inaugural talk...

January 30, 2006

Straight from science fiction...Star Trek's holodeck inspires Case communication sciences professor

To work with VirTra Systems to design world's first virtual reality theater for speech therapy Inspired by Star Trek's holodeck, Case Western Reserve University Assistant Professor Stacy Williams has dreamed—for more than a decade—of building a virtual reality theater to...

January 26, 2006

Genetics study on Fuchs‚ Dystrophy launched by Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland

Researchers at the Vision Research Coordinating Center and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Case) and University Hospitals of Cleveland (UHC) are leading a nationwide study of the genetics of Fuchs‚ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD).

Huichol shaman to speak at Case, February 13

Learn about healing through personal transformation during the talk, "Crystal Heart: Renew and Healing Through Huichol Indian Shamanism," by internationally renown shaman and teacher Brant Secunda.

December 16, 2005

College Scholar’s senior project focuses birthing options

Organizes program to inform students and community As a doula, Case College Scholar Rachel Pope has trained to be at the bedside of women during the birithing process. She was so impressed with her experience that she shared what she...

December 12, 2005

Case receives $1.2 million grant to develop future doctors and dentists

Program also seeks to create a more diverse medical and dental workforce Case Western Reserve University's schools of medicine and dental medicine recently were chosen as one of 12 national sites for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Summer Medical and...