Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, Bolton School to Address National Nursing Shortage

Foundation receives $250,000 grant to develop strategies


The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation was recently selected as one of 11 foundations nationwide to receive funding in the second year of Partners Investing in Nursing's Future, a national initiative to develop and test solutions to America's nursing shortage.

Led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Northwest Health Foundation, the program encourages local foundations to act as catalysts in developing grassroots strategies to establish a stable, adequate nursing workforce. The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation has been awarded a two-year grant of $250,000 to help develop solutions and lead efforts within the region.

The foundation will work with several organizations to address the faculty shortage: the M.E. & F.J. Callahan Foundation, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, the Center for Health Affairs and its affiliated Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative and the Mt. Sinai Skills and Simulation Center at Case Western Reserve. Read more.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University's Charity Choice Campaign 2007 will run from September 21 to November 2. The campaign, which launches on Case for Community Day, aims to instill a culture of awareness, compassion and altruism through the support of area charities. Learn more about how to donate during Charity Choice and how the beneficiary charities work to address the social, economic and environmental issues evident in the local community.

Women interested in science and engineering are invited to participate in the Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER). To get involved, come to a WISER gathering and discussion; contact Liz Lierman, leadership program coordinator, at 368-6858 or stop by the WISER lounge, Sears 545, during office hours from 1-3 p.m. on Mondays or from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays for information. Additional details are online.

The third annual Constitution Day will be held at 4:30 p.m., September 17 in the Allen Memorial Medical Library, Ford Auditorium. The forum, "Religion and the Constitution," will feature George W. Dent Jr., Schott van den Eyden Professor of Law; Gary J. Simson, Joseph C. Hostetler–Baker and Hostetler Professor and dean of the School of Law; and Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, chair, Department of Political Science and director, Center for Policy Studies. Free.

For Faculty & Staff

The Staff Advisory Council Staff Appreciation Reception scheduled for September 13 has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

The Case Libraries will launch its 2007 Brown Bag Lunch Series at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 19 in the Kelvin Smith Library's Dampeer Room. Brian C. Gray will present "What is Web 2.0? – A Potpourri of Examples." Bring lunch; beverages and dessert provided. R.S.V.P. to Gail Reese or call the library administration at 368-2992. The Brown Bag Lunch Series is open to library staff and other interested campus members.

For Students

Come to the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning's Community Service Fair from 12:30-2 p.m., Friday, September 14 in Thwing Center ballroom. More than 30 nonprofit organizations, service-oriented student organizations and campus programs will be present to share opportunities and ways to make a difference in the community.

The Case Big Brothers Big Sisters program will have an information session at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 13 in Thwing Center, Meeting Room B. Find out more about the program and how to become a mentor. Dinner provided. Send e-mail to Rebecca Owens or Jessica Pekala.


Sustain-a-Palooza 2007, the annual campus sustainability event, will take place from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, September 14 in Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge. The event showcases the university's sustainability activities related to advanced energy, environmental stewardship, and social benefit. Visit displays hosted by student clubs, connect with energy-related research opportunities and presentations, and visit an array of exhibits. Sample fresh fruit smoothies from 1-2-1 Fitness Center as well as snacks from Bon Appétit.

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.

September 12, 2007

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Case in the News

Are they authentic Pollock paintings? Show poses the question

The Plain Dealer, September 12, 2007
Art critic Steven Litt provides an overview of art historian Ellen Landau of Case Western Reserve University and her research on artist Jackson Pollock as well as recent exhibit in Boston where she served as curator.

Health Highlights

Washington Post, September 10, 2007
Story references a study about bacteria in health care settings to be published October 15 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases by senior author Curtis Donskey, director of infection control at Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a researcher at Case Western Reserve University.

Taking our medicine

Slate, September 7, 2007
Story about the problems in the medical insurance industry references an unpublished study by five economists, including Case Western Reserve University's Randall Cebul, professor of medicine and Mark Votruba, assistant professor of economics.

Higher Ed News

Master's degrees abound as universities and students see a windfall

The New York Times, September 12, 2007
More students than ever have started masters programs this fall, and universities are seeing those programs as potentially lucrative sources of revenue. The number of students earning these degrees around the country has nearly doubled since 1980.

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