School of Medicine Receives a Robert Wood Johnson Grant to Establish Public Health Practice Based Research Network
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a Robert Wood Johnson grant to fund a Public Health Practice Based Research Network called The Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement. The grant, $90,000 over two years, was one of 7 practice-based research networks awarded this year, making the School of Medicine one of only 12 networks in the country.
"With increasing threats to public health and safety from emerging infections such as H1N1, climate change, and infections spread through the food chain, the need for public health is greater and more visible than ever," said Scott Frank, co-principal investigator, director of the School of Medicine Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, and Health Commissioner for Shaker Heights, Ohio. "Finding solutions to health problems such as chronic disease, obesity, mental health, and substance abuse will depend on an effective public health system."
Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that supports the development of research networks for studying the reach, effectiveness, efficiency and equity of public health practice. Read more.
The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity announces that the "Inclusion and Diversity" campus calendar is now available on on the department's Web site. This calendar seeks to be a central space for all diversity and inclusion programs and events at the university. To include related events or programs for staff, students, faculty or alumni, contact Liz Roccoforte.
As an exclusive extension of its benefits discount program, Case Western Reserve University is offering free, digital subscriptions to Crain's Cleveland Business to more than just its employees. Sponsored by the university's Office of University Relations and Development, the free subscriptions provide all members of the university community with access to the online version of Crain's Cleveland Business at no cost. Learn more.
For Faculty and Staff
The Department of Human Resources is reminding faculty and staff to enroll in Benelect, the university's 2010 benefits program. The deadline to enroll and/or update benefit elections is 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30. Stop by Crawford Hall 209, between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to use computer kiosks or to talk with a human resources representative. Call the Benelect Hotline at 368-1234 for questions. Go online for more information.
The Confused Greenies will hold its annual Masquerade Dance in conjunction with La Dolce Vita's Carnevale Night in Thwing Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 6. Student organizations, individual students or others in the campus community who wish to perform should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior math and science majors are eligible to apply for mid-year scholarships through the Case Western Reserve University-Fisk Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program. Students interested in high school math or science teaching careers may apply for $7,500 scholarships. In addition, students could be eligible for continued support via a $15,000 scholarship their senior year. Contact Denise Davis for details.
The National Science Foundation and several other organizations are offering a variety of paid summer internships, graduate school opportunities and post-doctoral opportunities to students or former students considering undergraduate summer research and/or applying to graduate school. Paid summer 2010 undergraduate research placement information is available online. For those considering graduate school, opportunities are posted on the Pathways to Science Web site and the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate. Information for post docs also is available online.
The Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program will present John R. Yates III as part of the Emerging Technologies in Biomedical Sciences Symposium Series. Yates will present two seminars on Dec. 2, in the Wolstein Auditorium (WRB1413). He will discuss "Interpreting Mass Spectrometry Bar Codes" at 11 a.m. and "Driving Biological Discovery using Quantitative Mass Spectrometry" at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow. Go online for more information.
On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species, appeared in print for the first time. A birthday party will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Goodyear Auditorium (Clapp 108 ). Bruce Latimer, professor of anthropology, anatomy and cognitive science, will deliver a talk. Birthday cake will be served. Free. Sponsored by the Evolutionary Biology Program, the EvoClub, and the Institute for the Science of Origins.
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.
Christina Mastrangelo, assistant director of student activities and leadership, was recently honored is the 2009 recipient of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region IV-East Outstanding New Professional Award.
The award honors outstanding service to the winner's institution, innovation or creative efforts within his or her institution, and active involvement in NASPA and/or other professional organizations.