Inaugural Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair
in Cardiovascular Innovation Announced
Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, announced today the appointment of Jonathan S. Stamler, M.D., as the director of the Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine and the first to hold the Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation at the Case Western Reserve University Cardiovascular Center and University Hospitals Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute.
The newly established chair was made possible by a $1.5 million gift from the Reitman Family Foundation and was slated to be held by a preeminent physician scientist dedicated to advancing cardiovascular medicine through compassionate patient care, clinical research and training of fellows and residents.
As director of the Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine, Stamler will be charged with developing the Institute, with purview across Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals. His efforts will catalyze scientific discoveries in molecular medicine, formulate new therapies that benefit humankind and inspire the next generation of physician scientists. Read more.
Emergency Preparedness Drill to Take Place Sept. 19
CaseEMS, Case Police and Protective Services and the Cleveland Heights Fire Department will host a Mass Casualty Incident Drill in front of Carlton Commons on Saturday, September 19, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
All members of the campus community are invited to attend the event, which is taking place during Campus Safety Awareness Month. During the drill, the university community should be prepared to see and hear realistic-looking victims dressed in "blood" from head to toe as they reenact a disaster scene. The campus community should note that this is only a drill and practice session.
Volunteers are still needed to portray victims and bystanders. Read more about the drill, as well as how to prepare for an emergency.
The Department of Biochemistry recently updated and redesigned its Web site. The campus community is invited to visit the new site and bookmark the page.
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities is encouraging campus community members who have written poetry about the natural world they live in—and have unpublished works to share—to enter its poetry contest by 5 p.m., Friday, September 18. Winners will participate in the humanities center's "Poetry in the Garden" at the Cleveland Botanical Garden on Saturday, October 3. Go online for the poetry contest guidelines.
For Faculty and Staff
What's new in human resources? Visit the HR Web site to learn more about benefits, Employee Assistance Service (EASE) programs, wellness opportunities, new jobs on campus and a host of professional development training programs for supervisors and staff.
More than 70 employers will be attending the University Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, October 1, in Adelbert Gym. This event is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Case Western Reserve alumni. The event is co-sponsored by the University Career Center and Weatherhead School of Management Career Development Center.
CWRUSwing club is hosting a dance featuring the Dave Bennett Quartet from 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, September 18, in Carlton Commons. A beginner's lesson will take place at 8 p.m. Free with a Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Institute of Art or Cleveland Institute of Music ID.
The Oscar D. Ratnoff Symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, October 2, at the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. The symposium honors the contributions and achievements of hematologist Oscar Ratnoff, former faculty member in the Department of Medicine. Those working in hematology, oncology, pathology and cardiology, as well as other interested researchers, should RSVP to Kelly Sliter by e-mail or by phone at 368-1177.
The University Community Hour is scheduled every Friday during the fall and spring semesters from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Go online for a complete schedule of upcoming events and speakers.
As part of National Recovery Month, the university's Prevention and Recovery Services, part of University Counseling Services, will host John McCardell from Choose Responsibility. He will lead a discussion on "The 21 Year-Old Drinking Age: Bad Social Policy & Terrible Law?" from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Friday, September 18, in Thwing Center.
Professors, students, principal investigators and scientists are invited to attend the "Neural Prosthesis Seminar" from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, September 18, at the Biomedical Research Building, Room 105. The keynote speaker is Takeo Kanade, director of the Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center. Sponsored by the Cleveland FES Center and the APT Center.
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.