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. Among 10 awards made, the foundation awarded two to Ajay K. Sethi, assistant professor and Christopher C. Whalen, professor, both in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine. Each project tackles important problems regarding two sister epidemics in Uganda: HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB).
Sethi and his colleagues are working with the Joint Clinical Research Centre, whose national TREAT program provides health care and antiretroviral therapy to HIV-infected individuals in Uganda, while in urban Kampala, Whalen and his colleagues will employ active case finding methods in the community. Read more.
The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award. The award will recognize a graduate of any former or current school of the university who has achieved both extraordinary distinction in a career rooted in education at Case and who has provided meritorious service to the university. The award will be presented on Thursday, October 4, during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Submit nominations online.
University Counseling Services invites the campus community to a reception to say farewell to Joy Willmott, who is retiring after 19 years of service as the substance abuse specialist. The reception will be in the Hovorka atrium, inside the Agnar Pytte Center for Science Education and Research on Adelbert Road, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on July 31.
For Faculty & Staff
The university's Office of Foreign and Faculty Scholars advises that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office fee schedule goes into effect as of today, July 30. Please refer to the OFFS Web page or call 368-4289 for details.
UCITE presents the fourth in the five-part series on Learning and the Brain by Professor Jim Zull from noon to 1 p.m. July 31 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Pizza and soda provided. Details: Send e-mail to UCITE or call 368-1224.
This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.
Case School of Engineering Dean Norman Tien will serve as a panelist at the next Corporate Club at Landerhaven Series Luncheon beginning at noon on August 9. The topic is "Looking Back, Moving Forward." Event details can be found online.