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.
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.
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.
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.
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.