Grant to Enable Mandel School Research on Support Systems for Women
The words from Lean on Me ring true for those recovering from substance abuse problems. Elizabeth M. Tracy, professor from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, wants to examine exactly who are in those networks and how they either help or hinder recovery.
Tracy and a team of researchers will follow 420 women who are receiving help from three local social service agencies over their first year in recovery to understand what kinds of individual social networks women need to build to support a healthy recovery.
Tracy, chair of the Mandel School's doctoral program, is the lead investigator on a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).
What makes this study unique is that it focuses on the supports women already have. Most prior research has focused on substance abusing men. Read more.
Parking rates for the 2009-2010 fiscal year are now available online. These rates reflect efforts to contain costs for faculty, staff and students, while still providing a modest increase in operating dollars to support critical needs in the parking operations.
Case Western Reserve University's Emerging Infections Committee continues to monitor H1N1 flu conditions and provide updates to help students, faculty, staff and visitors avoid contracting this new strain of the flu. No cases have been reported on campus. Additional information is available on the university's emerging infections Web site.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Lessons Learned from Physics Education Research" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. There has been an impressive array of results recently on how people learn physics that are widely applicable to learning in all the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). UCITE will host Chandralekha Singh of the University of Pittsburgh, who has been one of the leading researchers in this area for more than a decade. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP to UCITE.
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The 63rd Annual Association for Continuing Education Book Sale will take place May 30 through June 2 in Adelbert Gym. Several categories of books are available for purchase, including photo journalism, art, the Beat Generation, and more. Credit cards will be accepted. Go online for complete details and price information.
Case Western Reserve's Department of Family Medicine is hosting the Seventh Annual Scientific Meeting featuring the Dr. Edward C. and Diane White Lectureship in Family Medicine, and the Jack H. Medalie Keynote Address, from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, at the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland. Topics include Alzheimer's disease; health care delivery in correctional facilities; pre-participation physical exam; and patient adherence to treatment. Faculty, community physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, residents, fellows, and medical students are invited to attend. The conference is free, but registration is encouraged by May 30. Contact Karyn Schmidt for details.
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