School of Dental Medicine Aims to Improve Dental Health Locally, Abroad

As part of the 2007 Case for Community Day—being held this year on Friday, September 21—Case Daily will feature community outreach initiatives being conducted at each of the university's colleges, as well as several campus centers and departments.

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The School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University has several programs that involve health services, education and research, which provide opportunities and resources for both graduate students studying dental care systems and the community.

One example is the Give Kids a Smile Program, a collaboration between the dental school and the Ohio Dental Association. Dedicated to better oral health for children, volunteers provide local youth from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland with free dental check ups, cleanings and sealing of healthy teeth.

In addition, School of Dental Medicine faculty, students and staff provide care beyond the immediate community. Twice a year, a student-initiated program sends volunteers to the Dominican Republic to provide comprehensive dental care. Read more.

Security Alert

Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services have issued a campus security alert for August 15, 2007. Read the alert for details.

Campus News

The National Flight Nursing Academy at Case Western Reserve University is holding its fifth annual Summer Camp 2007 for advanced practice nurses, flight nurses and emergency service personnel in emergency response. The camp -- the only one of its kind in the country -- is taking place this week, August 13-17 at the university's Squire Valleevue Farm, and the Mt. Sinai Skills and Simulation Center in Cleveland. Read more about this innovative program.

For Faculty & Staff

The ITS Open Forum scheduled for August 16 is cancelled. The next forum will be held on September 20 in the Toepfer room, located in Adelbert Hall.

For Students

In an effort to make students' move back to campus as smooth as possible, students are being asked to make sure that their computers have some preventative maintenance performed prior to their return or arrival on campus. Tasks include: Symantec Anti-Virus installed, updated and system scanned and cleaned; Cisco VPN client software installed and functional; and registration of your university ID if you have not already done so. These items are available for download. For questions, call 216-368-HELP. If students have not purchased a computer system yet, visit the Software Center for special offers and details.


Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

In Memoriam

Marvin Sussman, who formerly held the Selah Chamberlain Professor of Sociology at Case Western Reserve University, died August 5. He was 88. Sussman debunked the notion that as the result of modernization and geographic mobility, the nuclear family was isolated, and he authored and edited hundreds of books, monographs and articles dealing with the family, community, rehabilitation, organizations, sociology of medicine and aging. He was part of the Case Western Reserve community for over 20 years.

August 15, 2007

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Case in the News

Reporters' notebook: Aug. 13, 2007

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 13, 2007
Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and University Hospitals together have launched the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics. The two-year program will aim to teach students how to deal with controversial moral and social issues in medicine.

Elder care staff may fail on eye, ear, mouth care

Sauk Valley Newspapers, August 14, 2007
Recent research suggests that families need to make sure nursing homes don't forget about their loved ones' vision, hearing and dental care. The article refers to a study led by Marsha Pyle, an associate dean at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

Review set for pregnancy weight advice

FOX News, August 14, 2007
Due to the country's obesity epidemic, an influential United States medical panel is considering changes to the medical guidelines for how much weight a woman should gain during pregnancy. Patrick Catalano, a professor of reproductive biology at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

Pessimistic views on academic freedom

Inside Higher Ed, August 15, 2007
A greater percentage of social scientists today feel that their academic freedom has been threatened than was the case during the McCarthy era, according to an assistant professor from Harvard University.

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