Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Departments rank in Top 10 NIH Funding
Several departments within the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine placed in the top 10 for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
This significant federal government funding to the School of Medicine reflects Northeast Ohio's leading medical research and treatment. The top ranking departments within each discipline include:
- First: nutrition ($2.77 million)
- Third: pediatrics ($26.4 million)
- Fourth: dermatology ($4 million)
- Fourth: orthopaedics ($3.2 million)
- Fifth: public health and preventive medicine ($10.3 million)
- Ninth: family medicine ($1.58 million)
Combined, the six departments brought in more than $48.4 million in fiscal year 2007, according to NIH. Equally notable was the department of internal medicine/medicine which brought in nearly $45.5 million and encompasses 11 medical specialty divisions, including: cardiovascular, hematology and oncology, endocrinology, pharmacology, geriatrics and gastroenterology. Read more.
Donald Feke, Richard Osborne Named 2008 Wittke Award Recipients
Case Western Reserve University recognizes excellence demonstrated by professors in the classroom annually with the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This year, Donald Feke, chemical engineering professor, and Richard Osborne, professor for management policy practice, have been named Wittke Award recipients.
The Wittke Award was established in 1971 in honor of Carl Wittke, a professor, department chair, graduate school dean and university vice president during his tenure at Western Reserve University (1948-1963). Read more.
Cleveland Bicycle Week continues through May 18. Activities include Bike to Work Week now through May 16 and the Case Alumni Association (CAA) 2nd Annual CAA Larry Mattson '57 Metric Century Bike Ride beginning at 8 a.m., May 17.
1-2-1 Fitness Center is offering two specials during May to help campus members get into shape for summer. Case students can join before May 18 for $0 initiation fee and $0 May dues. Summer vacations allowed. Meanwhile, campus employees can join during the month of May for $25. For information, go online or call 368-1121.
For Faculty and Staff
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities announces opportunities for research support for the 2008-09 academic year for arts and humanities faculty. Awards include Faculty Seminar Fellowships, Research Working Group awards, Digital Technology grants, and foreign travel to conferences and research collections. Go online for guidelines and application forms. For information, call 368-8961.
The Software Center has entered into an agreement with Adobe, providing Case Western Reserve students the ability to purchase Adobe software for WIN and MAC platforms at discounts amounting to as much as 85 percent. Unlike software downloaded from the Software Center (which is required to be removed upon termination of status at the university) each software license purchased by the student under this enrollment agreement is then owned by the student. To purchase, connect to JourneyEd by selecting "Adobe Software for Students" from the Software Center.
Due to changes in the licensing agreement with Adobe, at the end of the spring 2008 semester, students will no longer be able to download and install concurrent use licenses (managed by KeyServer) of Adobe Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended and CS3 Web Standard. Students who have downloaded and installed these products from the Software Center in the past must uninstall the Adobe products first, then the KeyServer client software. These changes do not apply to Adobe Acrobat Professional software licenses.
Information Technology Services will host an open forum from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 15 in Adelbert Hall's Toepfer Room. The featured topic is "Data Center Remediation Update."
Those unable to attend the May 18 commencement ceremonies who would like to hear keynote speaker Craig Newmark have another opportunity. TechSync is hosting "The Craig's List Story: An Accidental Success?" at 5 p.m., May 17 at The Forum, One Cleveland Center, 1375 East 9th Street. Tickets are $40 for the general public. TechSync will reserve a handful of free tickets for students on a first come, first served basis. Students should send an e-mail to Nikki DiFilippo if interested.
The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.