School of Medicine to Participate in First of its Kind Genomic-based Brain Tumor Research
The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been named one of nine leading institutions to collaborate in the Ivy Genomics-Based Medicine Project grant (Ivy G.B.M. Project), established by the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation), a newly formed family foundation dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with brain tumors.
The Ivy G.B.M. Project is a collaboration among nine top brain tumor centers in the U.S. working together to better understand how the genetic differences in individual brain tumors can potentially predict what will be the most effective treatment option for each patient.
"This project has the potential to provide groundbreaking advances for the treatment of brain tumor patients in Northeast Ohio by translating what we have learned from the human genome into 'personalized treatment' for brain tumors," said Andrew Sloan, associate professor of neurological surgery at the School of Medicine and the lead investigator at the Cleveland site. Read more.
Case Western Reserve Exec Named Senior Economic Development Adviser to Board of Regents Chancellor
Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut announced that Mark Coticchia, vice president for research and technology management at Case Western Reserve University, will serve as his senior adviser for economic development for a one-year term.
Coticchia, an international expert in technology transfer and linkages between higher education and the economy, is an executive on loan from the university, tasked with the responsibility of advising and assisting Chancellor Fingerhut in launching the Board of Regents' new Division of Economic Advancement. He will be directly involved in developing strategies that make Ohio's research centers magnets for private capital looking for inventions to build into businesses, which create jobs and economic prosperity for the state. Read more.
A new phishing e-mail hit the university today with the subject line "Email Account Update Information." The university will never ask for passwords. Learn more about protection against phishing scams.
The July 9 Campus Summer Barbecue on the Crawford deck -- the last one of the summer -- will feature a Mediterranean barbecue with grilled Italian sausage with peppers and onion, herb marinated chicken, a cucumber, onion, tomato and feta salad, a potato and prosciutto salad, and a grilled Mediterranean vegetable platter. Vanilla and anise pizelles with fresh strawberries, black pepper and balsamic syrup for dessert will finish out the menu. Admission price of $7.95 includes the main dish and salad, featured beverage and dessert. Bottled water and sodas are extra. All summer barbecues feature vegetarian options. Will Cheshier, a pop, funk, jazz and visceral blues musician, will entertain the crowd. In the event of rain, Cheshier will perform in Tomlinson Marketplace.
The campus community is invited to cool off at 1-2-1 Fitness Center's Recovery Zone. Conveniently located in the center's lobby, the natural smoothies are made from fresh, vine-ripened fruit. There are plenty of fruit smoothies, iced coffee drinks or performance shakes to choose from, and supplements such as protein, vitamins, fiber and more can be added in. Bring in this Case Daily notice for a free 12-ounce shake. Customers must present the coupon prior to ordering. This offer expires August 31, 2008. Go online for more information and a link to the menu.
For Faculty and Staff
What's new in human resources? Visit the HR Web site to learn more about benefits, Ease@Work programs, wellness opportunities, new jobs on campus and a host of professional development training programs for supervisors and staff.
The Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life has reopened the search process for a 2008-2009 resident assistant position. Job requirements, description and application information are available online. The early consideration deadline is July 9. E-mail questions or comments to Jamie Elwell.
The campus community is invited to observe the Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio (YANEO) program at work in Wade Oval. YANEO has hired more than 80 local high school students to apprentice in the arts this summer. They are on the job 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday through July 31 in preparation for public exhibitions and performances to be held at 6 p.m., July 10, and 5 p.m., July 30. The public is invited to attend these free performances/exhibits, as well as observe apprentices each day.
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.