NIH Awards $64 Million to Cleveland Medical Consortium

Clinical and Translational Science Awards

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced that it has awarded $64 million to Case Western Reserve University, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and MetroHealth Medical Center, to become part of a national consortium designed to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients.

The consortium, funded through NIH's Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs), was formed in 2006 with an initial 12 academic health centers located nationwide.

"We will capitalize on the existing strength of research at Case Western Reserve University in partnership with our hospital colleagues, to ultimately provide full service and integrated clinical translational research to improve the health of all of our patients and community," said Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., dean and vice president for medical affairs of the School of Medicine and principal investigator on the CTSA. Read more.

Security Alert

Case Western Reserve University Protective Services has issued a security alert for an incident that occurred near East 115th Street, near campus. Read the full alert. An off-campus security alert also was issued on September 17.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder will give the 2007 State of the University address to faculty on September 25 from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium. She will present the 2007 State of the University address to staff on September 26 from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in Ford Auditorium.

The university's Saturday College called SatCo take places this weekend, September 22 and 23, offering non-credit, no tuition courses to the campus community. Classes include cooking, skydiving, Lolly the Trolley Tours, hip hop dance and more. Refer to SatCo online for a list of offerings and to register.

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.

For Faculty & Staff

The Faculty Senate will convene from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20 in Adelbert Hall, Toepfer Room. Refer to the Faculty Senate Web site for information.

For Students

The Writing Resource Center (WRC) now has four locations available on campus in order to assist students with their writing projects. Locations are: Bellflower Hall, room 104; Nord Hall, rooms 407 and 408; SAGES Cafe; and the Kelvin Smith Library, first floor. Consultants work with students at any stage of the writing. Read more to make an appointment.

Graduate international students and their spouses, partners and families are invited to the International Students and Partners Open House from 7-8:30 p.m., September 20 at the Inamori Center. Meet other international students and learn more about the International Women's Group. Contact Jiling Yang.


The Cleveland Council on World Affairs presents a two-part series on "U.S. Capitalism in a Global Economy," featuring John Bogle Founder of Vanguard Mutual Funds Group. Sessions will be at 5:30 p.m. today and 7:30 a.m. September 19. The Inamori Center is a cosponsor. For details and a brochure, send e-mail to Gail Papay.

"Moving toward the Future: Therapeutic Approaches to the Management of Parkinson's Disease," takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. September 20 in the Frohring Auditorium at Case School of Medicine. Conference topics include pharmacological and surgical treatments and emerging treatments. Read more for pricing and registration.

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 18, 2007

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Case in the News

Love, the heart of health

Citrus County Chronicle, September 17, 2007
Stephen Post, a bioethics professor at Case Western Reserve University and author of the book Why Good Things Happen to Good People is referenced in an article about love.

Tech belt forum set at YSU

Tribune Chronicle, September 18, 2007
Case Western Reserve University is referenced in an article about creating a technology belt running from northeast Ohio to western Pennsylvania.

Higher Ed News

For new center, Harvard agrees to emissions cut

New York Times, September 18, 2007
Harvard has agreed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the university's proposed four-building science center in the Allston section of Boston, the state's environmental officials announced yesterday.

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