Case Pediatric Dental Hygienist Receives Push Pin Award from Catholic Charities Head Start

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

Harward, working with Gerald Ferretti, chair of pediatric dentistry at Case, has started fluoride varnish treatments in the preschool children, which can prevent and reverse tooth decay in first teeth. After a child's teeth are examined, the flavored varnish is applied to the teeth with a tiny toothbrush-like applicator.

Catholic Charities has some 870 children enrolled in its Head Start Program. When parents enroll children, dental and physical exams are part of the program's goal.

According to Michelle Curry, director of the Catholic Charities Head Start Program, "Chandra has been a saving grace." Read more.

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Shipwreck Camp 2007 for youth ages 12-15 takes place July 30 to August 10. This camp will engage campers in field science and exploration weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers will have their experiences at the university and other sites (Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Squire Valleevue Farm, Cuyahoga Country Public Library and more). Each camper must be at least age 12, but not older than 15 by the start of camp. Cost is $400. Call the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at 368-5075, or e-mail Kathryn Kwiatkowski.

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June 18, 2007

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Case in the News

Guantanamo under a steady hammering

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2007
Amos Guiora, a Case Western Reserve University law professor and director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, discusses the legal obstacles at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Celera up on heart disease gene find

Forbes.com, June 15, 2007
Researchers have isolated a gene pointing to an increased risk of heart disease, and seek to make a blood test for the gene. Stephen Ellis is a coauthor of the study and professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

A human side

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 18, 2007 (subscription required)
Michael Scharf, a Case Western Reserve University law professor, is one of the world's foremost experts on international war crimes tribunals. This feature story focuses on his work and what motivates him.

Higher Ed News

Countercultural and alive

Inside Higher Ed, June 18, 2007
With enrollment falling and unstable, professors fearing for their jobs, and a lack of broad public understanding over what the college is all about, trustees convene. That could be last week's story about the closing of Antioch College. But it's also what happened in 2002 at Goddard College.

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