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Case Daily - May 29, 2009

The Figgie Foundation has made a $1.5 million gift to endow the Harry E. Figgie III, M.D. Professorship in Orthopaedics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Case Daily - May 28, 2009


Case Daily - May 27, 2009

May L. Wykle, dean of Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Sanford Markowitz, professor and researcher of cancer genetics at the School of Medicine, were winners in the Crain's Cleveland Business Health Care Heroes 2009 contest. In addition, there were several finalists from the School of Medicine.

Case Daily - May 26, 2009

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.

Case Daily - May 22, 2009

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a combined commitment of $1.75 million to create the Jack H. Medalie Chair in Home-Centered Health Care. Initiated with a challenge grant from an anonymous donor, this professorship has been completed with gifts from additional donors committed to celebrating the legacy of Jack H. Medalie, M.D., M.P.H.

Case Daily - May 21, 2009

The City of Cleveland recently touted several youth programs at Case Western Reserve University as part of its overall Enforcement, Prevention, Intervention and Community for a Safe Summer 2009 campaign.

Case Daily - May 20, 2009

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine a $942,307 grant to support the work of Maria E. Pagano, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Case Daily - May 19, 2009

The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University graduated its inaugural class of physician-investigators on Sunday, May 17, as part of Case Western Reserve's Commencement ceremonies.

Case Daily - May 18, 2009

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, and the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encouraged more than 2,000 graduating students, as well as their family and friends, to reflect upon the "bridges of our lives" during Sunday's Commencement Convocation.

Case Daily - May 15, 2009

The Diekhoff Award, established in 1978, was first given the same year. It recognizes outstanding contributions to the education of graduate students through advising and classroom teaching. The annual award has been presented to two full-time faculty members who epitomize what it means to mentor graduate students: to connect them with experts in their discipline, engage them academically in a forthright and collegial manner, and actively promote their professional development. In 2009, the award was expanded to also recognize two full-time faculty members who excel in the teaching of graduate students. A committee of graduate and professional program students reviews nominations and recommends winners. This year, four professors have been named recipients.

Case Daily - May 14, 2009

Case Western Reserve University announced this week the appointment of David Fleshler to the new position of associate provost for international affairs. The appointment represents a major step in fulfilling the goal of advancing international programs as outlined in the university's strategic plan.

Case Daily - May 13, 2009

Case Western Reserve University recognizes excellence demonstrated by professors in the classroom with the annual Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Two teachers from the College of Arts and Sciences are this year's recipients: Corbin Covault, associate professor of physics, and Nancy DiIulio, instructor of biology.

Case Daily - May 12, 2009

Two professors from the School of Medicine are the recipients of the 2009 Jackson Award: Mitchell Drumm and Mark A. Smith.

Case Daily - May 11, 2009

P. Hunter Peckham, Donnell Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics, was named recipient of the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize, one of the highest honors a Case Western Reserve University faculty member can receive.

Case Daily - May 08, 2009

The Cleveland Foundation has made a $1.5 million grant to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to support second-phase funding for the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics.

Case Daily - May 07, 2009

Case Western Reserve will become the first educational institution in the world to host a standalone version of the virtual world Second Life® behind its firewall, making it available to its faculty, staff and students.

Case Daily - May 06, 2009

President Barbara R. Snyder joined Amazon.com Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos this morning in New York City to unveil the Kindle DX, an update of the company's wireless reader device that will include textbooks and a broad range of other materials. Case Western Reserve is one of five campuses nationwide that will pilot the machines this fall.

Case Daily - May 05, 2009

Case Western Reserve University has received $8.75 million in new gifts from prominent local and national philanthropists.

Case Daily - May 04, 2009

Iris S. Wolstein Honored with President’s Award for Visionary Achievement Iris S. Wolstein, a dedicated philanthropist and community activist...

Case Daily - May 01, 2009

The Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, has made a $1.5 million commitment to University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.