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April 28, 2011

School of Medicine Names New Program Executive Director

School of Medicine Dean Pamela B. Davis named Amy R. Sheon executive director of the Urban Health Initiative. Sheon, who is currently senior policy analyst at Altarum Institute in Ann Arbor, Mich., will join Case Western Reserve University on June...

April 25, 2011

School of Medicine Names New VP for Medical Development and Vice Dean for External Affairs

Carol Moss Carol L. Moss has been appointed vice president for medical development and vice dean for external affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Moss, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at the University of...

February 11, 2011

$3M AIDS Grant Awarded to CWRU School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic

A three-year, $3 million gift from the Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation will fund research by a pair of Cleveland physicians into HIV and the body’s response in autoimmune diseases. Michael Lederman The award will support the joint efforts of immunologists...

January 25, 2011

Department of Psychiatry Receives $7.8 Million to Study Manic Symptoms in Children

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine received a $7.8 million renewal grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for the long-term study of manic symptoms in children. The grant from the NIMH, one of the National Institutes...

January 14, 2011

CWRU Medical Student Calls for Change to FDA Labeling of Trans Fat

Eric Brandt What really are the nutrition facts on those chips you’re eating? That’s what Eric Brandt, student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, set out to uncover with his research on trans fat. Aware that there...

January 05, 2011

School of Medicine Receives $10 Million to Study Retinal Disease

Jonathan H. Lass The Departments of Pharmacology and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have been awarded a $10.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) to research and develop new treatments...

December 16, 2010

John Hay Students Hit Campus for Medical Education

In addition to their work on the NISS, CWRU medical students tutor John Hay students at their school throughout the year. Fifteen students from the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM) at John Hay Campus are on campus...

November 15, 2010

CWRU Receives $12.5 Million Grant
to Fight Obesity in Cleveland’s Urban Youth

Cleveland students participate in We Run This City youth marathon. Cleveland’s childhood overweight and obesity rate is about 40 percent and shows no sign of leveling off. A team of local researchers has set out to tackle the problem...

November 10, 2010

Hyper-texting and Hyper-Networking Pose New Health Risks for Teens

Frequent texting among teenagers has been linked to high-risk behavior, a new Case Western Reserve study finds. Texting while driving can be a deadly combination for anyone. Yet new data released this week reveal that the dangers of excessive...

July 21, 2010

CWRU Dental School to Adopt and Care for Nine Families for Family First Educational Initiative

> Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine announced a new program called Family First in which they will adopt nine families and care for multiple generations in a family unit.

June 25, 2010

Imaging Research Program Receives Award

Case Western Reserve University’s imaging research program has received a regional economic development prize for supporting the creation of the medical imaging business cluster in Northeast Ohio.

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.

June 23, 2010

Lucy’s Hominid Forebears Were Upright Walkers

The famous hominid fossil Lucy has family. An announcement Monday in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) says the relative -- although 400,000 years older -- was, like Lucy, an advanced upright walker. Three Case Western Reserve University researchers: Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Bruce Latimer and Beverly Saylor, were among an international team of scientists who reported the most complete skeleton so far of a 3.6 million-year-old Lucy species, Australopithecus afarensis.

June 04, 2010

Philips Healthcare, State of Ohio Announce Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center

A $33.5 million commitment by Philips Healthcare and a $5 million Third Frontier grant from the state of Ohio will provide researchers at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and Philips an opportunity to create medical imaging systems that will detect disease far earlier and be safer for patients than current methods.

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.

May 11, 2010

A Degree of Tenacity

Twenty-two years after he registered for classes at Case Western Reserve University, a biomedical engineering student will walk across the stage and receive his diploma at Commencement on Sunday, May 16 in Veale Athletic Center.

Michael W. Konstan Appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Michael W. Konstan, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

May 06, 2010

School of Medicine Professor Selected to Receive Fulbright Award

Anna Maria Mandalakas, associate professor of pediatrics, global health and diseases, and epidemiology and biostatistics, will soon embark upon an almost one-year journey to aid South African children infected with tuberculosis (TB). The School of Medicine professor has been selected to receive a 2010 U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholarship.

May 05, 2010

Robert H. Binstock to Receive Hovorka Prize

Case Western Reserve University is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize, Robert H. Binstock. Throughout his distinguished career, Binstock has established himself as a leader in his field, with a record of exemplary achievement in research, scholarship and contributions to the university and broader local and national communities.

May 04, 2010

Horst von Recum and Colleagues Earn Glennan Fellowship

Horst von Recum The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged. Awarded each spring, Glennan Fellowships are administered by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching...

May 03, 2010

Four Awarded John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

The Diekhoff Award honors John S. Diekhoff, who served Case Western Reserve University in several capacities during his tenure, from 1956 to 1970. He was professor of English, chair of the Department of English, dean of Cleveland College, acting dean...

April 30, 2010

Goldwater Scholarship Winners Announced

Two third-year students who share the goal of earning an MD and PhD have been awarded Goldwater scholarships. Zachary Kloos, who is majoring in biochemistry and economics, and Caitlin Powell, who is studying biomedical engineering, received the awards, which are named for former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater. The scholarships recognize outstanding potential and commitment to excellence in science, engineering and mathematics.

April 19, 2010

Case Western Reserve Professor to Lead Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Joseph C. LaManna, professor of physiology and biophysics, neurology and neuroscience at the School of Medicine, has been voted president-elect of the Federation of Associations for Experimental Biology, a major advocacy organization for biological and biomedical research.

April 15, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Ranked One of the Nation's Top 20 Medical Schools by U.S.News & World Report

Case Western Reserve University once again ranked as one of the best medical schools in the nation in the annual U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings. Of the 146 national programs surveyed by the magazine, Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine ranked 20th in research—and overall, an improvement of five places over last year's ranking. This ranking once again placed it highest among Ohio medical schools.

April 14, 2010

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Receives Nearly $8M in Federal Funding to Help Providers Enable Adoption of Electronic Health Records in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received $7,942,500 million in federal stimulus funds from the Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP), the state designated entity for health information exchange development.

April 12, 2010

Study Examines Effectiveness of Telemonitoring Vital Signs

CWRU's University Center on Aging and Health awarded a one-year pilot grant to investigators Elizabeth Madigan from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Rebecca Boxer from the School of Medicine at CWRU, and Amir Poreh from Cleveland State, for the study, "Supporting Self-Management with Telehealth for Patients with Multiple Morbidity."

April 05, 2010

Searching for Brain's Defenses to Ward off Infections,
Prevent Memory Loss

With the aid of funding from the University Center on Aging and Health supported by the President's Strategic Initiative and McGregor Foundation, researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine will look for evidence within the brain for proteins important to the peripheral body's natural defense system against infection from the outside environment.

March 18, 2010

Duffy-negative Blood Types No Longer Protected
from P. Vivax Malaria

In a paradigm changing discovery, Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria has been identified in a population historically thought to be resistant to the disease, those who do not express the Duffy blood group protein on their red blood cells, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Pasteur Institute, and the Madagascar Ministry of Health. In a study of more than 600 individuals from eight communities covering the main malaria transmission areas of Madagascar, the researchers found that 10 percent of people experiencing clinical malaria were Duffy-negative and infected with P. vivax. These findings were published in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

March 12, 2010

Bioethics Goes to the Movies in Spain for Study Abroad Experience

Case Western Reserve University's International Bioethics Education Program will go to the movies in Spain, May 9-24, to explore major bioethical issues in films like Alejandro Amenabar's The Sea Inside, the story of Raman Sampedro's 30-year struggle to end his life.

March 03, 2010

Newer Cornea Transplant Surgery Shows Short- and Long-term Promise

One year post-surgery, patients who underwent Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) experienced greater cell loss overall compared to those who underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), according to a new analysis of data collected from the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group's 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS). However, the study, published in the March issue of Ophthalmology, showed that cell loss in DSAEK patients plateaued more quickly than in those who underwent PKP. The two procedures are alternative methods of corneal transplant surgery for diseases affecting the back cell layer of the cornea, the endothelium.

February 25, 2010

The Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation Makes Multimillion-Dollar, Multi-Year Commitment to Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University will be an essential partner in a new medical education pipeline created and supported by the Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation. An initial investment of $10 million to $12 million over 10 years will establish an endowment for full-tuition scholarships for students to earn bachelor and medical degrees at Case Western Reserve.

February 24, 2010

The Reinberger Foundation, Case Western Reserve University Share Common Mission

The Reinberger Foundation and Case Western Reserve University share a common mission to improve lives through education, arts and community development. Established in 1966, the foundation has awarded nearly $4 million to Case Western Reserve over the years. Much of its support has been directed to initiatives that promote groundbreaking medical research, thus raising the level of health care in Northeast Ohio and around the world.

February 19, 2010

Case Western Reserve Collaborates on Several Multi-million Dollar Health Information Technology Grants

Case Western Reserve University is positioning itself as a leader in the field of health information technology (HIT). The university recently collaborated with several regional hospitals, community colleges and other partners to apply for millions of dollars in grants that could set an example for how HIT-related education and infrastructure is established in Northeast Ohio, and could serve as a model around the country.

February 05, 2010

Case Western Reserve Works with
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
to Improve Human Health

Case Western Reserve University has received a $250,000 challenge grant from Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. through The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT), and its affiliates. The university will utilize this research grant to support science, medicine and engineering projects to improve human health.

January 27, 2010

Case Western Reserve Receives $2.8M to Further Breast Cancer Research

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded six Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) grants for innovative medical research. The grants, totaling nearly $2.8 million, will advance research in the field of breast cancer.

January 19, 2010

Cornea Cell Density Predictive of Graft Failure at Six Months Post Transplant

A new predictor of cornea transplant success has been identified by the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group. New analysis of data from the 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS), a subset of the CDS, found that the preoperative donor cell count of endothelial cells, previously considered to be an important predictor of a successful transplant, did not correlate with graft success. Instead the study found that a patient’s endothelial cell count six months post-cornea transplant is a better indicator of subsequent failure of the graft rather than the donor’s cell count. These results offer an additional, reliable indicator of success that surgeons can use for monitoring patients at the six-month milestone after transplantation.

December 23, 2009

Ardi Discovery is Science's Breakthrough of the Year for 2009

The Science Breakthrough of the Year for 2009 is the discovery and analysis of a 4.4 million-year-old hominid skeleton, nicknamed Ardi, which has rewritten the book on human evolution. Several Case Western Reserve University researchers were involved in the discovery.

December 21, 2009

National Institute of Aging Awards $16 Million to Study Unexplained Anemia in Older Adults

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center will participate in a consortium of the nation’s leading experts formed to investigate why unexplained anemia is common in older adults. The consortium, which is the result of a $16 million grant awarded by the National Institute on Aging, will spend the next six years conducting clinical trials and translational studies with the goal of developing better treatments.

December 17, 2009

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Case Western Reserve Review of the "Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer"

As researchers and clinicians fervently look for causes and cures for colorectal cancer--simultaneously generating thousands of studies producing more and more promising results – Dr. Sanford Markowitz, professor and researcher of cancer and genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and oncologist at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, today published his forward-looking view of the "Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer" in the Dec. 17, 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, with co-author, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, from the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

December 16, 2009

Researchers Take the Inside Route to Halt Bleeding

Blood loss is a major cause of death from roadside bombs to freeway crashes. Traumatic injury, the leading cause of death for people age 4 to 44, often overwhelms the body's natural blood-clotting process. In an effort to enhance the natural process, a team led by Erin Lavik, a new Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineering professor, and her former doctoral student, James P. Bertram, built synthetic platelets that show promise in halting internal and external bleeding. Their work is published in Science Translational Medicine.

December 14, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Grants Option to Startup Thermalin Diabetes Inc. for Insulin Analog Therapies

Case Western Reserve University has granted an 18-month, exclusive option to startup Thermalin Diabetes Inc. regarding a portfolio of insulin analogs. The company must reach certain milestones in order to exercise its option to obtain an exclusive license on therapies designed to help patients with diabetes.

December 10, 2009

Case Western Reserve to Receive $19.7M to Study Tuberculosis Treatment Drugs

John L. Johnson, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and pulmonologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center has been awarded a 10 year, $19.7M contract from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an international clinical trials site for the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC). TBTC, established in 1993, is a partnership of U.S. and international clinical investigators who conduct research about the diagnosis, medical treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease.

Case Western Reserve Researchers New Pathway Discovery Published as 'Paper of the Week'

Case Western Reserve University researchers, from the School of Medicine's Department of Nutrition, discovered two new metabolic pathways by which products of lipid peroxidation and some drugs of abuse, known as 4-hydroxyacids, are metabolized. The pathways were identified by a combination of metabolomics and mass isotopomer analysis. The findings shed new light on the mechanism of action of the drug of abuse gamma-hydroxybutyrate, also known as “the date rape drug.” The manuscript published in the November 27 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry was named a "Paper of the Week." Such papers are chosen from the top one percent of all articles submitted to the prestigious peer-reviewed journal. This type of rare breakthrough sets the ground work for future discoveries.

December 03, 2009

Case Western Reserve Faculty Helping to Research Obseity Trends, Solutions in China

Li Li, associate professor of family medicine and associate director for prevention research in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Nathan A. Berger, Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine, co-director of The Aging Cancer Research Program and director of the Center for Science, Health and Society at Case Western Reserve, were featured participants in the Fourth International Symposium on Community Health and Family Medicine in Shanghai, Zhabei, on Nov. 11. The Case Western Reserve physicians met with Shanghai government officials, physicians from Zhabei and public health faculty from Fudan University to analyze data from the Zhabei 2020 health survey to further define changes and the relation of energy balance, obesity and cancer, and to design more effective cancer screening, prevention and control strategies.

November 23, 2009

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Receives a Robert Wood Johnson Grant to Establish a Public Health Practice Based Research Network

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a Robert Wood Johnson grant to fund a Public Health Practice Based Research Network called The Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement (RAPHI). The grant, $90,000 over two years, was one of 7 practice-based research networks awarded this year, making the School of Medicine one of only 12 networks in the country.

November 16, 2009

Campus Community Can Learn More about Ardi During Free Talk on Nov. 18

Charles Darwin knew humans evolved, but it's possible even he couldn't have imagined finding a transitional form like the recently discovered Ardipithecus ramidus fossil Ardi, which was discovered by Cleveland-area scientists. The scientists will discuss their findings in a free talk on November 18.

November 11, 2009

Case Western Reserve is Participating Site in Newly-launched National Volunteer Recruitment Registry Launch of Researchmatch.org

People within the Cleveland community who want to participate in research studies can now connect online with researchers nationwide by joining ResearchMatch.org. ResearchMatch is a not-for-profit website that brings together researchers and people who are willing to learn more about research studies in a secure and convenient manner. Case Western Reserve University is one of the 51 institutions participating in this first national, disease-neutral, volunteer recruitment registry.

November 06, 2009

Virtual Coaching to Help Patients Talk to Doctors

Millions of people suffer from chronic ailments like heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes, and need critical information from their healthcare providers to manage those diseases. But, sometimes patients find it uncomfortable asking a doctor of another age, gender or race for information. Hopefully virtual coaching under development through a new National Institutes of Health grant to the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University will improve communications.

November 03, 2009

102-Year-Old Retired Physician Pledges $750,000 to Support Communicable Disease Research

Amy Kuhn Feldstein, M.D. (FSM '28, MED '31) has made a $750,000 will commitment to the Case Western Reserve University. Her bequest will create the Amy Kuhn Feldstein, M.D. Faculty Fellowship that will support research for the prevention and treatments of communicable disease, such as HIV/AIDS.

November 02, 2009

Case Western Reserve to Lead $14.7M NIH SPRINT Study Network in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $14.7 million, nine-year contract from the National Institutes of Health to be one of five institutions to lead a trial to determine if lowering systolic blood pressure in hypertensive patients, without diabetes, to below the currently recommended level can reduce the incidence of cardiovascular and kidney disease and slow cognitive decline.

October 26, 2009

School of Medicine Names Inaugural Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., Professorship in Surgical Education

Case Western Reserve University has announced the appointment of Conor P. Delaney, M.D., Ph.D., as the inaugural occupant of the Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., Professorship in Surgical Education and Director of the School of Medicine's new Center for Surgical Skills Training.

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Bioptigen Establish Exclusive Licensing Agreement

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have granted to Bioptigen, of Research Triangle Park, N.C ., an exclusive intellectual property licensing agreement for Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT), an imaging technology developed from research at the university's Department of Biomedical Engineering.

October 21, 2009

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Launches Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Receives $790,000 CDC Grant

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announces the establishment of the CWRU Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN), a collaborative research center to address common health issues faced in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods in and around Greater Cleveland.

October 20, 2009

Stimulus Projects Designed to Heal, Prevent and Restore

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University's Department of Biomedical Engineering have been awarded more than $3.5 million in National Institutes of Health stimulus grants aimed at improving human health and economic development.

A Brief Encounter, A Foot in the Door

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the department will host the inaugural speed networking session in Nord Hall at 2 p.m. Oct. 22.

Case Western Reserve Awarded $1.57M for Corneal Infection Research

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have been awarded a $1.57 million renewal grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health to continue their study of corneal infections, specifically, bacterial keratitis, associated with contact lens wear. The grant will extend the work initiated last year with the receipt of a $2.4 million, five-year grant from the NEI.

October 16, 2009

40 Years on the Leading Edge

The Department of Biomedical Engineering celebrates its 40th anniversary with a day of events including a talk by the leader of the world's largest medical technology company, an open house and reflections by past chairs, Thursday, Oct. 22.

October 13, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $20.5 Million

Case Western Reserve University has received a $20.5 million gift from Donald Goodman, DDS (DEN '45) and Ruth Weber Goodman. The Donald J. and Ruth Weber Goodman Philanthropic Fund will reside at the University and the Cleveland Foundation. Income will be used to support education and research programs at the schools of medicine and dental medicine.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Researchers Receive $1.25M from NIMH to Study Schizophrenia

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received $1.25 million from the National Institutes of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study schizophrenia from an interdisciplinary standpoint. The grant, to be funded over four years, includes three project investigators from three different practice areas.

October 09, 2009

Federal Stimulus Funding Flows to Case Western Reserve University's Research

Case Western Reserve University, as of Friday, Oct. 9, has received 109 federal stimulus awards worth about $49 million for research addressing a wide array of public needs and aiming to enhance economic development and job creation in Northeast Ohio.

October 05, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Discovers Merkel Cell Originates from Skin, Not the Neural Crest

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine assistant professor of pediatrics, neurosciences and otolaryngology, Stephen M. Maricich, M.D., Ph.D., and his team found that Merkel cells originate in the skin, not the neural crest lineage, as previously speculated.

October 01, 2009

Scientists Unveil Remains of Hominid in Transition from Four-Legged Climber to Upright Walker

Scientists from Northeast Ohio are helping rewrite the book on human evolution. In 11 papers being published in the journal Science, Friday, Oct. 2, researchers describe the oldest hominid skeleton discovered to date--a possible human ancestor in the midst of changing from climbing on all fours to walking upright. Several of the researchers are from Case Western Reserve University.

September 25, 2009

Prestigious $4.9M NIH Grant Awarded to Case Western Reserve for Colon Cancer Research

A prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Transformative R01 Program grant for $4.9 million has been awarded to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The five-year grant will fund research to identify patients' inborn genetic susceptibility to the development of colon cancer metastasis. Case Western Reserve was one of only 42 recipients of this competitive new grant designed to support exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research projects that have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms.

September 17, 2009

Director of Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine, Inaugural Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation Announced

Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, announced today the appointment of Jonathan S. Stamler, M.D., as the inaugural director of the Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine and the first to hold the Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation.

August 31, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $4M
from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
to Fund the Center for Synchrotron Biosciences

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine recently received a $4 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to fund the Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences.

June 30, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5M from Third Frontier Commission for the Center For Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

> The Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, comprised of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Athersys, Inc., has received $5 million from Ohio's Third Frontier Commission under the Research Commercialization Program. The funding will help support new and innovative stem cell technologies including two commercial, four emerging and three pilot projects. This funding will be matched by each of the projects to create a $10 million grant benefiting stem cell and regenerative medicine in Ohio.

June 15, 2009

NIH Funds $9.5 Million for Research on HIV and the Human Innate Immune System

Studying how the mouth wards off diseases will have implications for understanding overall how people stay healthy. The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will use a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research—the largest grant ever in the dental school's 117-year history— to study oral health as one of the human body's frontline defenses against infections.

May 29, 2009

Figgie Foundation Gives $1.5 Million to Create Orthopaedics Chair at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

The Figgie Foundation has made a $1.5 million gift to endow the Harry E. Figgie III, M.D. Professorship in Orthopaedics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

May 27, 2009

Two from Case Western Reserve Named 2009 Health Care Heroes

May L. Wykle, dean of Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Sanford Markowitz, professor and researcher of cancer genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, were winners in the Crain's Cleveland Business Health Care Heroes 2009 contest.

May 22, 2009

Momentum: New School of Medicine Chair Memorializes Founder of Department of Family Medicine

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a combined commitment of $1.75 million to create the Jack H. Medalie Chair in Home-Centered Health Care. Initiated with a challenge grant from an anonymous donor, this professorship has been completed with gifts from additional donors committed to celebrating the legacy of Jack H. Medalie, M.D., M.P.H.

May 20, 2009

Momentum: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant to Study Recovery Mechanisms in Teens Facing Addiction

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine a $942,307 grant to support the work of Maria E. Pagano, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

May 19, 2009

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Graduates Inaugural Class

The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University graduated its inaugural class of physician-investigators on Sunday, May 17, as part of Case Western Reserve's Commencement ceremonies.

May 12, 2009

Two School of Medicine Professors Honored with Jackson Award

Two professors from the School of Medicine are the recipients of the 2009 J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring: Mitchell Drumm and Mark A. Smith.

May 08, 2009

$1.5 Million Cleveland Foundation Grant Continues to Build Proteomics Infrastructure at Case Western Reserve University

The Cleveland Foundation has made a $1.5 million grant to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to support second-phase funding for the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics. The grant will allow the school to continue to build strength in a field that is a cornerstone of the future of medical care--proteomics, the study of proteins and their changes in disease.

May 05, 2009

Momentum: Case Western Reserve University Announces Nearly $9 Million in New Gifts

Case Western Reserve University has received $8.75 million in new gifts from prominent local and national philanthropists. During an evening reception for Case Western Reserve University's leadership donors at the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building on May 4, President Barbara R. Snyder announced the major new gifts to the School of Medicine. She also gave a heartfelt thank you to other donors for their continued major support of the university.

May 01, 2009

$1.5 Million Gift to Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Accelerates Medical Discoveries in Cardiac Patient Care through Translational Research

The Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, has made a $1.5 million commitment to University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

April 23, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Health Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Nation's Best in U.S. News & World Report

Several of Case Western Reserve University's programs once again have been recognized among the nations' best. In the 2010 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings, two health programs placed within the top 10 in their specialties: the School of Law's health law program is rated fifth in the country, while the School of Medicine's family medicine specialty came in ninth.

Behind the Doors of Anatomy Class

Until Dissection, Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 by James Edmonson from Case Western Reserve University and John Harley Warner from Yale University was published by Blast Books this month, what happened in dissection classes remained largely behind closed doors, far from the public's view.

April 22, 2009

Dozens of High School Students to Spend Time on Campus Gaining Exposure to Health Careers, College Life

Several schools and departments at Case Western Reserve University will collaborate to help 40 Cleveland and East Cleveland high school students gain exposure to health careers and campus life.

April 21, 2009

Cleveland Asian Pacific Islanders Minority Health Initiative Earns Community Outreach Grant

The Cleveland Asian Pacific Islanders Minority Health Initiative has received a Community Outreach Grant. Through the American Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) chapter at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland's Asian Pacific Islander (API) population will receive much needed health screenings and information.

April 10, 2009

Research ShowCASE to Feature Dozens of Interactive Displays

Although Research ShowCASE is known for its hundreds of poster displays, the event also features interactive displays. The Case Western Reserve and local communities are invited to check them out during this year's event, which takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center.

April 02, 2009

Podcast of City Club Speech on School of Medicine Research Available Online

Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., dean of Case Western Reserve University's, recently shared just a few highlights from the groundbreaking research taking place at the school with a City Club of Cleveland audience.

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.

March 09, 2009

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Awarded Nearly $1 Million from Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been awarded an unrestricted grant along with three individual awards that could total up to $1 million by the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Foundation. These are the most grants awarded in a single year to the Case Western Reserve visual sciences program since 1997. In that time, the program has received $2,712,500 from RPB, one of the world's leading voluntary organizations supporting eye research.

February 26, 2009

School of Medicine Mentoring Group Earns Community Outreach Grant

The SMART Girls, a group mentored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine students, has received a Community Outreach Grant to help young girls develop positive attitudes about themselves.

February 24, 2009

School of Medicine and Cleveland Museum of Natural History to Create New Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 's Department of Environmental Health Sciences have partnered to establish a Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology. Museum and School of Medicine leaders recently signed a memorandum of understanding to create the new center. The agreement will allow the two organizations to provide public education and conduct research on environmental and human health issues.

January 27, 2009

NIH Awards Case Western Reserve $1.33M to Improve Informatics Support for Clinical and Translational Scientists

Case Western Reserve University has been awarded a two-year contract for $1.33 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund a pilot project that will expand informatics support for investigators, providing improved collaboration and sharing of information between investigators from multiple disciplines.

January 20, 2009

Weatherhead Foundations Make $2 Million Commitment to Support Management and Medicine at Case Western Reserve

The Weatherhead Foundation and the Albert J. Weatherhead III Foundation, headed by Albert J. Weatherhead III, emeritus trustee and friend of Case Western Reserve University, have donated $2 million to the university to further fund respective endowments at the Weatherhead School of Management and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

January 08, 2009

Case Western Reserve Professor Explores Schistosomiasis Elimination in NEJM Perspective

In today's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), schistosomiasis expert Charles H. King M.D., professor of international health at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine concludes global eradication of schistosomiasis is feasible if the current infection control strategy shifts to a proactive, comprehensive elimination strategy. King supports the community-based trial by Wang et al. as a viable model for interrupting disease transmission by using a combination strategy, including supplementary education and sanitation, with many secondary environmental benefits.

December 12, 2008

New Initiative Helps Women Staff Develop Leadership Skills

Although Women in Leadership Week recently wrapped up at Case Western Reserve University, eight women who were accepted into the new Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative (WSLDI) will spend the rest of the academic year gaining first-hand knowledge about becoming future leaders on campus.

December 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Earns 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service

Case Western Reserve University, which offers over 500 community outreach programs for nearly 600 community partners, is being recognized with a 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service. This is the first time the university has received the award, according to Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships.

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.

November 24, 2008

Faculty Committee Seeking Feedback on Potential Change to Governance of Undergraduate Education

On the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of Case Western Reserve University's Faculty Senate, undergraduate school leadership and student government are reviewing recommendations to streamline the current model of faculty oversight for undergraduate education and life.

November 21, 2008

New MacArthur Research Network to Examine Impact of Aging Society

What does society and the country need when the "walker" generation outnumbers the "stroller" crowd? With aging baby boomers outpacing new births, a solution to this dilemma may require an intergenerational focus, according to Robert H. Binstock, Ph.D., professor of aging, health and society at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

November 20, 2008

Glennan Fellows Work Toward Developing New Programs for Undergraduate Education

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in. Today, learn about Darin Croft's project.

November 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Student presents original research at 19th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates

Madhumitha Ravikumar, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering and pre-medicine at Case Western Reserve University, gave a podium presentation at the prestigious Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates at the Argonne National Laboratory. The 19th annual symposium was attended by nearly 500 students, faculty and other researchers from around the world.

November 13, 2008

Findings About Homo Erectus Overturn Prior Thinking About Human Brain Evolution

Paleontologist Scott Simpson, professor of anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is the lead author of research describing a nearly complete female of a 1.2 million-year-old H. erectus pelvic fossils found in the region of Gona, Ethiopia.

November 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University research shows light stimulation restores breathing

Individuals with spinal cord injury at the top of the spine (location C-3 or above) have a hard time breathing. The spinal cord injury, a lesion in the spine, prevents the brain from sending messages to the nerves that operate the diaphragm. As a result, the diaphragm has a difficult time working and therefore the individual has a hard breathing.

November 06, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Department of Bioethics invited to join prominent international ethics group

The department of bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been invited to join a group of internationally-renowned academic bioethics scholars to form the Global Alliance of Biomedical Ethics Centers (GABEX). GABEX, led by the University of Tokyo Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law in Japan, formally invited Stuart J. Youngner, chair of bioethics at Case Western Reserve to serve as the university's representative on this influential panel of scholars.

November 05, 2008

Biomedical engineering professor receives prestigious Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award

Eben Alsberg, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery, has been named a 2008 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging by the Ellison Medical Foundation. Case Western Reserve University was invited to nominate two faculty members to submit a proposal, and Alsberg was one of those nominated for this award after an internal competition. National competition was strong, with only 25 awards being granted out of 97 applicants.

November 04, 2008

Community Outreach Grant winners using funds in variety of ways to benefit needy groups

Ten campus affiliates were selected to receive $1,000 each for the 2008-2009 academic year to continue their outreach work in the areas of Pre K-12, senior citizens, health, social service, community and economic development, and lifelong learning. Learn more about the RePlay for Kids/Phi Delta Epsilon Rainbow & RePlay Partnership.

October 29, 2008

Michael Merzenich, brain and hearing pioneer, to speak at Case Western Reserve University

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University has announced that Michael Merzenich, one of the world's premier researchers on brain development, will be the featured speaker at the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lectureship Series from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, at the Wolstein Auditorium.

October 28, 2008

Anonymous gift of $2 million advances translational research at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University has received an anonymous $2 million gift to endow the program directorship of the Coulter-Case Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) in the department of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Biomedical engineering is a joint program of the Case School of Engineering and the School of Medicine.

October 27, 2008

St. Baldrick's Foundation announces $330,000 in funding of St. Baldrick's Scholar at Case Western Reserve University

St. Baldrick's Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, recently awarded $330,000 to fund Alex Huang, M.D., Ph.D., of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, as a St. Baldrick's Scholar for three years.

October 23, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative funds pilot studies

The Case Western Reserve University Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) has announced the recipients of its 2008 Pilot Project grants. Seven researchers received pilot awards totaling $430,143 from the CTSC to fund early clinical studies in translational science.

October 21, 2008

School of Medicine assistant professor receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that Brian Cobb, assistant professor of pathology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is a 2008 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Recipient. As one of only 31 grant awardees in the nation, Cobb will receive a grant of $2.35 million over five years for his research program.

October 13, 2008

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University Find that Age-Related Macular Degeneration slowed by drug "candidate"

Research results from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine show that the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is markedly slowed in new laboratory-engineered mice when they received treatments of retinylamine, a trial drug that has been tested in a medical school lab. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older.

October 08, 2008

Dinosaurs, ancient brains and more on agenda for International Paleontology Conference

Paleontologist Darin Croft from the department of anatomy in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will be the host committee chair for the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, October 15-18. This is the first time SVP has held its meeting in Cleveland.

October 03, 2008

NIH Selects Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to Participate in National Children's Study

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded $26 million in funding to participate in The National Children's Study, the National Institutes of Health's comprehensive study on the interaction of genes and the environment on children's health.

Flora Stone Mather Center for Women recognizes women of achievement at Case Western Reserve

The Case Western Reserve University community recently celebrated the accomplishments of dozens of faculty during Fifth Annual Women of Achievement & Mather Spotlight Prize Luncheon.

October 01, 2008

University of Toledo, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine develop joint research center to study immune diseases

The University of Toledo (UT) College of Medicine and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have established an interdisciplinary center of excellence, named the Ohio Center for Innovative Immunosuppressive Therapeutics, to study, develop and commercialize new drugs to treat disorders of the immune system. The universities received $3 million in capital funds from the Ohio Third Frontier Program to support the development of the new facility.

September 24, 2008

Case Western Reserve University co-sponsors Nanomedicine Summit in Cleveland September 25-26

The 2008 Cleveland NanoMedicine Summit is the anchor event for NanoWeek in Cleveland, now in its fifth year. It is being co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and NorTech's Nano Network. This conference brings together scientists, clinicians, business professionals, investors and others to learn, discuss and interact under the umbrella of nanomedicine. This year's conference will be held over the course of two days on Thursday and Friday, September 25 and 26 at the Ritz Carlton in Cleveland.

September 16, 2008

Clinical Scientist at School of Medicine receives $1 Million grant from NIH for "unconventional" and "innovative" research

Janis J. Daly, associate professor of neurology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Research Career Scientist and associate director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center of Excellence in Functional Electrical Stimulation, has been awarded funding as part of the National Institutes of Health $42.2 million program to fund 38 "exceptionally innovative research projects that could have an extraordinarily significant impact on many areas of science."

September 12, 2008

School of Medicine to integrate proteomics, bioinformatics resources

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is streamlining its proteomics and bioinformatics resources to enhance synergies between the programs.

September 11, 2008

Going the extra miles for AIDS, School of Medicine gives it their all

Going the extra miles for AIDS during Case for Community Day has new meaning for a group of faculty members, students and staff from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. They will participate on Friday, September 19 and 20, in the North to South Ohio AIDS Charity Ride as part of their campus service.

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.

August 04, 2008

Seven proposals from Case Western Reserve collaborators receive 2008 Presidential Research Initiative Grants

Seven research projects representing several academic disciplines received 2008 Presidential Research Initiative (PRI) grants this year, totaling $519,000 in funding.

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.

July 25, 2008

Up, Up and Away: Case Western Reserve Lecturer Debuts Documentary of Cleveland's Favorite Super-Son

For his 70th birthday, Superman is being celebrated at the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival July 25-27 with the showing of Last Son, a documentary work-in-progress on the world's most popular superhero and his native Cleveland creators. The documentary is directed by Brad Ricca, lecturer at Case Western Reserve University. Darin Croft, assistant professor of anatomy, and Jared Bendis, creative director of new media, also will take part in Ingenuity Fest, the annual three-day celebration of innovation and creativity held in downtown Cleveland.

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 22, 2008

First-of-its-kind anti-HIV microbicide trial to open at Case Western Reserve University

A first-of-its-kind clinical research trial at the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals AIDS Clinical Trials Unit will look at two different methods of female-controlled HIV prevention: Microbicides and pre-exposure prophylaxis. The ground-breaking trial offers women living in the Greater Cleveland area a unique opportunity to help alter the course of the worldwide AIDS epidemic.

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.

July 03, 2008

Case Western Reserve University receives $5 million to continue microbicide research to prevent HIV infection

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $5 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their ground-breaking research on the development of an HIV microbicide, a potentially revolutionary tool in stemming the global HIV epidemic.

July 02, 2008

Key leadership hired at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's new Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative

Case Western Reserve University's new Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative has hired the senior staff required to make the Collaborative fully operational.

June 27, 2008

Five Case Western Reserve University projects awarded research funding from Ohio's Third Frontier Commission

Case Western Reserve University and its research partners have been awarded $20.6 million by the state's Third Frontier Commission through its Ohio Biomedical Research Commercialization Program.

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 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 12, 2008

Case Western Reserve University and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine investigators inhibit corneal inflammation using short chain lipids as nanoparticles

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine identified a novel therapeutic that reduces sterile inflammation within the cornea.

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.

June 04, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine receives $3 million in grants from Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will receive two grants totaling $3 million from The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. A $2 million grant will continue the Mt. Sinai Scholars Program in the basic sciences and a $1 million challenge grant will establish the Dean's Catalytic Fund.

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 15, 2008

Dr. Clifford Harding has been appointed as Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology

The School of Medicine announced yesterday the appointment of Dr. Clifford Harding as Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Dr. Harding will take over the responsibilities of Dr. John Lowe.

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 29, 2008

Case Western Reserve University students take honors in Goldwater Competition

Three undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University who have been actively involved in research along with their academic achievements have brought them recognition by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

April 11, 2008

Will commitment to endow chemistry professorship at Case Western Reserve University

Gilles Klopman, the Charles F. Mabery Professor Emeritus of Research in Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University and president and CEO of Beachwood, Ohio-based MultiCASE, Inc., has made seven-figure will commitment to the chemistry department in Case Western Reserve's College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

March 28, 2008

U.S. News & World Report graduate and professional program rankings released

Several graduate and professional programs at Case Western Reserve University were included in the latest rankings of "U.S. News & World Report's" "America's Best Graduate Schools" list (for 2009).

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.

Jeffrey Duerk named chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Jeffrey Duerk has been named chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). A BME alumnus, Duerk is a professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in biomedical engineering. He joined the faculty in 1988 after completing his doctoral degree.

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.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dean Pamela Davis Awarded the American Medical Student Association's Raising Our Voices Award

Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine Dean Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D. will be presented with a Raising Our Voices Award by the American Medical Student Association.

March 07, 2008

Case Western Reserve University researchers identify colorectal cancer gene

Study is a step towards the future of genetic testing for the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Americans Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers published a study in today's issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics...

February 29, 2008

Head of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services visits the School of Medicine

Kerry Weems, the acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, presented the federal agency's newest initiative in electronic health records to the students and faculty of the School of Medicine on Wednesday, February 20th.

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 20, 2008

NetWellness begins partnership with the Plain Dealer's new online health and fitness section

NetWellness will be featured in the Plain Dealer's new online health section for consumers. NetWellness, an online health information site, features faculty experts from Case Western Reserve University and other institutions.

January 29, 2008

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Professor receives Genetics Education Excellence Award

Recognizing a teaching career that has spanned almost half a century, the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) recently presented its Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education to Robert C. Elston, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

January 18, 2008

Case researcher in RNA biology makes waves by challenging current thinking

In the January 18th issue of "Molecular Cell", Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher Kristian E. Baker, Ph.D. challenges molecular biology's established body of evidence and widely-accepted model for nonsense-mediated messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) decay.

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 11, 2008

Roberto Fernandez Galan named Mt. Sinai Scholar at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Biophysicist Roberto Fernandez Galan, Ph.D., who will join the department of neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as assistant professor in January 2008, has been named a scholar in the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Scholars Program in the Basic Sciences.

Neuroscience professor Robert H. Miller named vice dean for research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Robert H. Miller, neurosciences professor and 20-year veteran of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been named vice dean for research at the school.

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...

January 07, 2008

New Scholar Award helps young researcher study age-related diseases

To become a New Scholar, one must be invited to apply. They are typically nominated for the award for their outstanding promise in aging research. Such was the case for Chunyan Brian Bai, an assistant professor in genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

January 04, 2008

New chair of Case Western Reserve University's physiology and biophysics comes home

Renowned scientist and researcher Walter F. Boron, a native of Elyria, Ohio, has come home to the Cleveland area and to the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine as new chair and professor in the department of physiology and biophysics.

December 27, 2007

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine awards staff development honor

Joan Aylor works as a study coordinator in the Sleep and Epidemiology Research Center (SERC) located within the Center for Clinical Investigation at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She recently earned the Joan Harris Staff Development Award for exceptional leadership and commitment to the medical school.

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.

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 14, 2007

Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve University Receives more than $27 million from NIH, CDC

The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center based at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine has received renewed grants amounting to up to more than $27.5 million over the next five years to fund the continual efforts of the center, where any suspected case of prion disease -- such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) -- is reported, characterized and tested, as well as prion research.

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.

December 01, 2007

Case Western Reserve University cardiologist awarded National Institutes of Health MERIT award

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor Daniel Simon has been rewarded with a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

November 30, 2007

School of Medicine researchers find Ibuprofen associated with slower lung function decline in children with Cystic Fibrosis

Treatment with ibuprofen is associated with a significantly slower rate of decline in lung function in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis, according to a new study from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

November 27, 2007

Inamori Center to host forum on ethics of eugenics

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University, in conjunction with the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, will host "Eugenics 2007: Is the Customer Always Right?," a discussion of the ethical issues arising from genetic manipulation on December 5.

November 26, 2007

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center investigate potential limitations of genetic testing in development of Alzheimer's

Researchers at the University Memory and Aging Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are conducting a multi-site, National Institutes of Health-funded study of genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer disease that likely will help uncover the promise--and perils--of personalized genetic medicine.

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center investigate potential limitations of genetic testing in development of Alzheimer's

Researchers at the University Memory and Aging Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are conducting a multi-site, National Institutes of Health-funded study of genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer disease that likely will help uncover the promise--and perils--of personalized genetic medicine.

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 12, 2007

Case Western Reserve faculty member, alumnus receive NIH funds to establish Center for Social Science Research on HIV in Uganda

Janet McGrath and Charles Rwabukwali (GRS '93 and '97, anthropology), associate professor of sociology at the Makerere University in Kampala, are co-investigators on a new five-year, $2-million grant from the National Institutes of Health's Global Partnerships for Social Science Research on AIDS.

November 09, 2007

Robert J. Ronis, M.D., M.P.H., named chair of Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Robert J. Ronis, M.D., M.P.H., has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals.

Roberto Fernández Galán, Ph.D., named assistant professor of neuroscience

Biophysicist Roberto Fernández Galán, Ph.D., who has studied and conducted research in both Europe and the United States, has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He will...

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.

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.

November 02, 2007

Case Western Reserve Researchers Breed a Mighty Mouse

Case Western Reserve University researchers have bred a line of "mighty mice" (PEPCK-Cmus mice) that have the capability of running five to six kilometers at a speed of 20 meters per minute on a treadmill for up to six hours before stopping.

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 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.

September 28, 2007

Case Western Reserve University biologist starts studies on facial skin development

Radhika Atit, Assistant Professor of Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, who has secondary appointments in the departments of Genetics and Dermatology in the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, and hopes to eventually change that with findings from a new project funded by a RO1 research grant from the National Institutes of Health. She has begun a five-year, $1.6 million study to understand how multi-potential cells become dermal cells, specifically those that develop into the craniofacial skin.

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 14, 2007

Case Western Reserve University names dean of medical school

Interim Dean Pamela Bowes Davis, expert in cystic fibrosis research and member of the Cleveland Medical Hall of Fame, becomes permanent dean

September 05, 2007

NIH funds joint development of neurotechnology

Think about picking up your first cup of coffee in the morning; what follows is natural to you and me. For individuals who have experienced paralysis due to disease or injury, this simple pleasure can present an insurmountable challenge.

August 28, 2007

International Researchers Take a Bench to Bedside Look at MSCs During 2007 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cell Conference in Cleveland

Researchers from more than 22 countries will come to Cleveland for a bench to bedside examination of Cleveland's role in developing mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from regenerative medicine and stem cell research to therapeutics in patient care. The National Center for Regenerative Medicine for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) and founding partner Case Western Reserve University have organized the 2007 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Conference, through August 29, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Cleveland, to highlight advances in MSC research.

August 22, 2007

Silent killer often undiagnosed in children

High blood pressure or hypertension is often called a silent killer because its symptoms are not always noticeable, but it can lead to potentially deadly problems. In a study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), MetroHealth physicians used electronic medical records to examine the charts of 14,000 children. They discovered hypertension was undiagnosed in three-quarters of the pediatric patients.

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 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 30, 2007

Case epidemiologists receive two awards to tackle HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Uganda

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation recently awarded two grants to Case Western Reserve University for Operations Research on AIDS Care and Treatment in Africa.

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.

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 17, 2007

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives $25.5 Million Award And "Outstanding" Rating

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) has been awarded $25.5 million by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for continued cancer research and expanded clinical trials. The funding represents a 10 percent increase in NCI funding to the center, the only one of 40 designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation to receive an increase when many National Institutes of Health-related appropriations have been flat or declining. The $25.5 million accompanies the center's NCI redesignation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center and an outstanding rating, and is to be allocated in the amount of $5.1 million each year for the next five years.

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 28, 2007

Three Recipients Earn President's Award for Distinguished Service; Dozens Honored for Years of Service

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

June 19, 2007

Bariatric surgery appears to be safe for carefully selected older, Medicare patients

A study, published in the June issue of the Archives of Surgery, [JAMA/Archives journal], lead by Peter T. Hallowell, M.D., and colleagues of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center showed complications after bariatric surgery appear similar between patients younger and older than age 60 and also between Medicare recipients and non-recipients.

June 08, 2007

Case Western Reserve University Trustee Assumes New Leadership Roles at Institute of Molecular Medicine

Nobel laureate Ferid Murad, who received his M.D. and Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1965 and serves as a member of the university's Board of Trustees, has been named director emeritus of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM).

June 01, 2007

Doing good leads to living well; Case Professor Stephen Post publishes new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People

In the new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People (Random House), Dr. Post and journalist Jill Neimark weave the growing new science of love and giving with moving real-life stories to show how giving unlocks the doors to health, happiness, and a longer life. The book went on sale nationwide this month.

May 22, 2007

Volcanic eruptions preserve ancient history for Croft

A catastrophic mudflow some 25 to 28 million years ago stopped a nine-inch armadillo in its tracks.

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.

May 14, 2007

The 2007 Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize

Nathan A. Berger, M.D., Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine and director of Case Western Reserve University's Center for Science, Health and Society, is the 2007 recipient of the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize.

May 09, 2007

Boyatzis, Hanson earn honors for graduate instruction

Experience is the best teacher. The faculty members who received the 2007 John S. Diekhoff Award for graduate teaching at Case Western Reserve University are indicative of the adage, as they have been recognized many times for their effectiveness in the classroom and their ability to connect with and engage students.

May 01, 2007

Glennan Fellows Recognized for Scholarship, Research, Teaching

Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to interact and collaborate in the classroom is a common thread among the winners of this year's Glennan Fellows program, as is the use of modern technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The five winners from Case Western Reserve University represent different approaches to education that the Glennan Fellows program encourages.

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.

March 30, 2007

Case Western Reserve University graduate programs receive top 50 ratings in U.S. News & World Report rankings

"U.S. News & World Report's" latest America's Best Graduate Schools rankings (for 2008) bring good news for several of Case Western Reserve University's graduate and professional programs.

March 29, 2007

American Medical Student Association announces election of 58th national president

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the nation's largest independent medical student association, announces the election of Michael Ehlert as the 2007-2008 National President. Ehlert, a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, was elected by the AMSA membership, a body of more than 68,000 medical and premedical students and residents, at the 57th Annual National Convention in Arlington, Va., earlier this month.

March 28, 2007

Case students turn the world into a global classroom

Education has gone global for Case Western Reserve University students participating in spring trips to the Ukraine, the Netherlands, Turkey, Kenya and the Dominican Republic.

March 12, 2007

Mandel School and bioethics team up at Case for new MSSA/MA degree program

Responding to an increasingly complex world where situations may exist that require the help a social worker and bioethicist, Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences has teamed up with the department of bioethics in the Case School of Medicine to offer graduate students a unique "side-by-side" dual degree program towards a master's of social science administration (MSSA) and master of art degree in bioethics (MA).

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.

October 30, 2006

"Reflecting on 100 Years of Alzheimer's" the theme of Case Western Reserve University conference, November 6-7

Case's University Center on Aging and Health and other health care systems host conference on Alzheimer's Disease CLEVELAND – The year 2006 marks the 100th anniversary of the first case of Alzheimer's disease to the medical world. Currently there are...

October 25, 2006

Case School of Medicine professor discovers nerve cell defects caused by mental retardation gene

Neuroscientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered changes in nerve cell function caused by mutation of the gene responsible for Rett Syndrome, a devastating progressive neurological disorder.

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 17, 2006

Fossils of new pygmy water buffalo provide evidence that it once roamed Cebu island in the Philipines

The fossils of an unusual pygmy buffalo--shorter than a yardstick at its shoulders but with a weight of a reindeer at 350 pounds--show the first evidence that "island dwarfing" can take place among the cattle family.

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 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...

September 27, 2006

Case Western Reserve University researchers find how a protein regulates anxiety

What makes us anxious? For the first time, researchers from Case Western Reserve University demonstrated how one of the members of the regulator of the G signaling proteins (RSG) called RGS2 found in the brain influences the synaptic activity...

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 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.

August 21, 2006

Case Western Reserve University Medical School dean accepts position with Stanford

Ralph I. Horwitz, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has announced he will step down as dean September 15 to accept a position at Stanford University.

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 22, 2006

Case's Center for Health Promotion Research to establish the Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center

The Center for Health Promotion Research, a research and evaluation center in the School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, recently was awarded a $450,000 contract from the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation (TUPCF) to develop...

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 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...

May 19, 2006

Two emeritus medical school professors at Case share Hovorka prize for exceptional achievements

John H. Kennell, M.D. Amasa B. "Buzz" Ford, M.D. and John H. Kennell, M.D., both emeritus professors of medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, are the 2006 winners of the university's Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka...

May 18, 2006

Case's Ohio Neurostimulation and Neuromodulation Partnership awarded $8 million from Third Frontier Program

New funding enhances Northeast Ohio's leadership in developing groundbreaking technology to restore areas of function to the body The Biomedical Research and Commercialization Program (BRCP) of the State of Ohio Third Frontier Program has announced that Case Western Reserve...

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,...

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 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 09, 2006

University Memory and Aging Center part of national brain imaging study on Alzheimer's disease

Largest, Most Comprehensive Study of Its Kind The National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks men and women in Northeast Ohio between the ages of 55 and 90 to participate in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a landmark research study....

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...

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).

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).

January 05, 2006

Human genome will be topic when School of Medicine Dean Ralph I. Horwitz, M.D., speaks at City Club Jan. 27

"Realizing the Promise of the Human Genome and its Impact on Patient Care" will be the topic when Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dean Ralph I. Horwitz, M.D., speaks at the City Club of Cleveland at noon...

December 22, 2005

Professor of Medicine Roland Moskowitz, M.D., receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Arthritis Foundation

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor of Medicine Roland W. Moskowitz, M.D., received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthritis Foundation at the foundation's national meeting Oct. 28 in Orlando. The Lifetime Achievement Award is newly...

Tight glucose control cuts heart disease by half in Type 1 diabetes, finds study chaired by Case Professor Saul Genuth, M.D.

Intensive glucose control lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke by about 50 percent in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report in the Dec. 22, 2005, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Their findings are...

December 21, 2005

John Kennell, M.D., and colleagues to receive award in Germany for fostering early parent-infant bonding

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics John H. Kennell, M.D. (on right in photo); 1951 medical alumnus and former faculty member Marshall Klaus, M.D. (on left in photo); and Dr. Klaus' wife, Phyllis, a social worker, will receive the Arnold Lucius...

December 20, 2005

Faculty member Scott Frank, M.D., to be honored for public health research

Scott Frank, M.D., an associate professor of family medicine with a secondary appointment as an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is one of six recipients of the 2005 Voices...

December 19, 2005

James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology, receives Elsevier Biomaterials Gold Medal

James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology, macromolecular science and biomedical engineering, is the recipient of the Elsevier Biomaterials Gold Medal. He received the medal for the most accumulated significant contributions to biomaterials science by an individual from...

December 16, 2005

1979 alumna receives Clinical Research Prize from American Heart Association

Helen Hobbs, M.D., a 1979 alumna of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and professor of internal medicine and molecular genetics at UT Southwestern in Dallas, has received the American Heart Association's Clinical Research Prize. The annual...

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...

Faculty member Maureen Hack, M.D., to be recognized as ‘Local Legend’ Dec. 12

Maureen Hack, M.D., will be recognized as a “Local Legend” at a Dec. 12 ceremony being held in conjunction with the display of the Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians traveling exhibit now at the Allen...