School of Medicine Professor Supports Schistosomiasis Elimination in NEJM Perspective
In today's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), schistosomiasis expert Charles H. King, professor of international health at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, concludes global eradication of schistosomiasis is feasible if the current infection control strategy shifts to a proactive, comprehensive elimination strategy. King supports the community-based trial by Long-De Wang and other researchers as a viable model for interrupting disease transmission by using a combination strategy, including supplementary education and sanitation, with many secondary environmental benefits.
Schistosomiasis, also known as "snail fever," is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting more than 207 million people worldwide, often in the poorest areas. The decades-long disorder has challenged researchers for many years.
King and his colleagues at the Center for Global Health and Diseases are part of a new movement to control and reduce schistosomiasis. Read more.
Due to technical difficulties, the January 7 edition of Case Daily was not delivered to some e-mail accounts. Readers are invited to view the blog version.
Science is Fun! Family Day 2009 has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 2. Contact Kathryn Kwiatkowski for information.
Submissions for presentations are being accepted now through January 30 for Research ShowCASE 2009, which will take place Thursday, April 16. The campus community is invited to join fellow faculty, staff and students in presenting their latest research and scholarship. This year's graduate and post-doctoral poster competition includes cash prizes. Refer to the Research ShowCASE Web site for details.
Registration ends Friday, January, 9, for 1-2-1 Fitness Center's 2009 Weight Loss Challenge. The series will include individual and team competitions with grand prizes, health risk assessments, weekly weigh-ins, group sessions and prizes, free access to the fitness center and more. The program is open to everyone.
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As part of the university's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a student group is organizing the exhibit Gandhi, King and Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace Exhibition. The display will run from January 16-25 at the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL), with an opening ceremony at noon on January 16. Exhibit hours will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibit is sponsored by KSL and organized by the SGI Case Western Reserve Buddhist Club. Contact SGI for information.
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