Health Initiatives Focus of School of Medicine's Community Outreach

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 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine supports the mission of delivering health services to the Greater Cleveland area and beyond.

Several programs offered or run by the school support these endeavors, including:

  • Netwellness: a nonprofit consumer health Web site operated by faculty and health care specialists from the School of Medicine, the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University, who answer questions about health from the community at large. Service is confidential and free.
  • Bridging Pathways to Health Professions: A one–day conference at a sponsoring school for local high school students interested in health professions, the program aims to provide the students with the skills and motivation to boost their success in a health-oriented career.
  • Future Connections Program: A collaboration involving University Circle institutions, Cleveland schools and the district's business partners, the program allows Cleveland school students four weeks of paid study at Case Western Reserve and one of several UCI cultural institutions. The Office of Urban Health — part of the School of Medicine — is one of the host sites
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Campus News

The university is soliciting input from faculty, staff and students to help in planning future food service facilities on campus. Take a moment to respond to a short Campus Food Services Survey. Participants who provide e-mail addresses will be entered into a drawing for an iPod shuffle.

For Faculty & Staff

The Case Western Reserve University Women's Club invites all members of the faculty and administration and their guests to attend the Supper Club Kickoff Party from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on September 29 at Squire Valleevue Farm's Sheep Barn. Attendees are asked to bring a hearty appetizer to share and their favorite beverage. Soft drinks, coffee and dessert will be provided. A $5 donation per person is requested to pay for facility rental. RSVP by September 22 to Chantal Akerib or Peggy Gup.

For Students

Students with Spartan Pride are invited for free pizza and an opportunity to share their opinions about forming a new student alumni association. The two open forums will be held from 6-7 p.m., September 20 in House 4 of the North Residential Village, and from 7-8 p.m., September 24 in the Rough Rider Room. Questions? Call Kathleen Norman at 368-6260.

The Spartans will face the College of Wooster in a football game beginning at 7 p.m. on September 22 at Case Field. Since 2002, the Spartans have entered the Wooster game undefeated five times. Immediately after the game will be a fireworks show. Refer to the varsity athletic Web site for ticket and other information.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission has several opportunities for students to get involved while making some extra money. Students who enjoy talking to people, are learning their way around campus, and have the uncanny ability to walk backwards are invited to learn more about becoming a Case tour guide. Interviews are being held today and from 5-8 p.m. September 20. Send e-mail to Judy Weiss to request an appointment for an interview.


Max Factor III, a leading mediator, will discuss reason and emotion-based perspectives, and what neurological and other scientific research contributes to our understanding "hardball negotiation tactics" to kickoff the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's fall lecture series at 4:30 today in the School of Law's Moot Courtroom.

The Case Western Reserve University Center for AIDS Research launches its 2007-08 Leaders in AIDS Research Seminar Series at noon on September 20 in University Hospitals Bolwell A Conference Room. Jerrold Ellner will present "How HIV Infection Changed the Face of Tuberculosis." For additional information about the series, send e-mail to Bob Bucklew, or call (216) 844-2247.

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 19, 2007

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Case in the News

Case Western Reserve University wins grant to aid medical breakthroughs in Northeast Ohio

The Plain Dealer, September 19, 2007
Case Western Reserve University will get $64 million the next five years to work with Cleveland's top hospitals to find ways to get new drugs and medical devices from the researcher's work bench to the patient's bedside faster.

NIH gives $64M to four local organizations

Crain's Cleveland Business, September 18, 2007
Four local organizations -- including Case Western Reserve University -- have received $64 million from the National Institutes of Health to become part of a nationwide consortium to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted at academic health centers across the country.

Richmond native to sing at game, September 19, 2007
Entertainment brief highlights Esther Erb, a senior at Case Western Reserve University, who will sing the National Anthem today at Jacobs Field.

Higher Ed News

College students struggle on history test

USA TODAY, September 18, 2007
Students don't know much about history, and colleges aren't adding enough to their civic literacy, says a report out Tuesday.

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