School of Medicine Receives $3 Million in Grants from Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Medical Research

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will receive two grants totaling $3 million from The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. A $2 million grant will continue the Mt. Sinai Scholars Program in the basic sciences and a $1 million challenge grant will establish the Dean's Catalytic Fund.

The Mt. Sinai Scholars Program enables the school to attract talented researchers to its basic science departments, bolstering research programs in physiology and biophysics, molecular biology and microbiology, neuroscience, pathology, nutrition, biochemistry and pharmacology. Researchers supported by the Mt. Sinai Scholars Program have gone on to successfully garner more than $12 million in external federal and foundation grants.

The Dean's Catalytic Fund grant will allow Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Dean Pamela B. Davis to implement her vision for the school by investing in faculty recruitment and retention, shared equipment and special educational programs. Read more.

Campus News

The campus community is invited to enjoy some leisurely reading materials this summer courtesy of the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) collection of popular books, magazines and audio books. The collection is part of the CPL@Case-KSL collaboration, an onsite set of materials from the Cleveland Public Library (CPL). Borrowers can apply for a CPL card at KSL. Read more.


The university's Sustainability Web site provides information on all things sustainable at the university, including recycling, energy conservation, Adopt a Building, Energy Ambassadors and more. Refer to the site for tips on recycling and energy conservation both on and off campus.

For Faculty and Staff

Procurement and Distribution Services must receive all fiscal year 2007-2008 invoices and payment requests dated June 30, 2008 before 5 p.m., July 3 in order to be entered and approved into PeopleSoft for the 2007-2008 year. In addition, all new vendor setup information must be received by 5 p.m., July 2. Vendor invoices and payment requests dated after July 1 will be paid in fiscal year 2008-2009. For questions, send an e-mail to the Customer Care Team, or call 368-2560.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.



The Case Western Reserve University Athletic Department will host the Fifth Annual Spartan Open golf outing/fundraiser, presented by Bon Appétit, on June 9 at Fowler's Mill Golf Course in Chesterland, Ohio. Sponsorships and player information are available online.

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June 4, 2008

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Case in the News

Glenville's valedictorian earned diploma and associate's degree simultaneously

The Plain Dealer, June 4, 2008
One of Glenville High School's academic stars graduates today. Glenville High School honor student Alexis Crosby, class valedictorian, will graduate from high school armed with an associate's degree from Cuyahoga Community College. She simultaneously attended Glenville and Tri-C. She plans to continue her education this fall as an engineering major at Case Western Reserve University.

Report flunks many medical schools over conflict of interest; Case Western Reserve gets an 'incomplete'

The Plain Dealer, June 3, 2008
Many Ohio medical schools flunk out or get an incomplete grade when it comes to conflict of interest policies, according to a report issued Tuesday by the American Medical Student Association. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which includes the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine, received an incomplete grade. The school is currently revising its policies.

Diet help or diet hype?, June 2, 2008
According to the National Institutes of Health, about 97 million Americans are overweight or obese, causing many of them to turn to diet pills for weight loss help. The article cites research from Darrell Hulisz, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Global lawyer: Arguing the world, June 3, 2008
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition has been an annual rite for students of international law for nearly a half-century. This year's winning team was from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. It's only the second time in 17 years that an American team has won, and it's the first win ever for Case Western Reserve.

Higher Ed News

The 'college city,' defined

Inside Higher Ed, June 4, 2008
Classic college towns are typically considered idyllic places to live. Plenty of institutions claim to being located in one, but there are some that simply cannot. They are the urban colleges, located in mid-sized or major metropolitan areas whose social and cultural orbits extend well beyond the campus. If there's such a thing as a classic "college city," what defines it?

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