Case Western Reserve to Receive $19.7M
to Study Tuberculosis Treatment Drugs
John L. Johnson, professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a pulmonologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, has been awarded a 10 year, $19.7 million contract from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an international clinical trials site for the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC). TBTC, established in 1993, is a partnership of U.S. and international clinical investigators who conduct research about the diagnosis, medical treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease.
As the principal investigator, Johnson will lead two research teams in the testing of new drugs and shorter and simpler regimens for the treatment of TB that will benefit patients worldwide.
The School of Medicine will oversee international trial sites in Uganda and the Philippines. Read more.
Two Alumni Compete on Reality Program
Viewers have dozens of reality programs to choose from on television and on the Web. However, one of the newest reality shows shines the spotlight on the positive aspects of Cleveland. And two of the contestants championing all of the great things about Cleveland are Case Western Reserve University alumni.
Got City Game Cleveland is a web-based reality game show aimed at showing what a terrific place Cleveland is to live and work, especially for young adults and professionals. The show features three teams of two contestants each participating in hilarious challenges all over the city.
The LiveCLEVELAND! team features Kimberly Sullivan (CWR '07) and Alex Hamberger (CWR '08). They auditioned for the show in early September and were selected to represent the general Cleveland population.
Although the contestants are competing for sweet prizes—including a one-year lease in Tremont Place Lofts, and free tickets to theaters, concerts, sporting events, restaurants and more—viewers also have an opportunity to win prizes. Read more.
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is hosting an information session from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Mandel School. The community is invited to learn about a social work degree from one of the highest-ranked graduate social work programs in the nation. The session will focus on the master's program, field education and financial aid. To register, contact the admissions office at 368-2280. Go online for more details.
Habitat for Humanity is selling holiday cards. The hand-drawn cards will support Case Western Reserve's chapter of Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Each card reads "Happy Holidays!" and "a donation has been made in your name to CWRU Habitat for Humanity." The group is requesting a donation of at least $10 per card. The cards include envelopes and space for a personal message. Contact the group via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase cards.
For Faculty and Staff
President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost Bud Baeslack invite you to attend the annual Adelbert Hall Holiday Party, which will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18. All university faculty and staff (all employees) are welcome to stop by to partake of beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Musicians from the Cleveland Institute of Music will perform. Contact Erica Munson with questions.
Advance Opportunity Grants are available to faculty members. These grants provide small amounts of supplemental support of current or proposed projects and activities where funding is difficult to obtain through other sources. Examples of funding support include grants to support writing of books, travel grants to explore new techniques or to attend advanced training courses and seed funding for unusual research opportunities or training. Applications should be submitted to Sharon Burke by Tuesday, Dec. 15. Complete details are available online.
The Summer 2010 Preliminary roster is now available now on the summer Web site. New courses this year include Chinese and Japanese language, Multimedia, Medical Anthropology and more. The campus community can become a fan of the Case Western Reserve Summer Session on Facebook and stay current with updates.
Quire Cleveland, the professional choral ensemble now in its second season, will present "Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds." The concert will celebrate music from around the globe. The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19, and at 3 p.m. pm, Sunday, Dec. 20, at Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., downtown Cleveland. Tickets are $10 regular admission, $7 for seniors and students. One child will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult, senior or student. Additional children are $5. Tickets can be purchased online. The choir is directed by Case Western Reserve's Peter Bennett.
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.
Dale Dannefer, Chamberlain Professor of Sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, recently received the 2009 Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association's Section on Aging and the Life Course. He will present a distinguished lecture at the 2010 annual meeting. According to an article about his selection "Dannefer has established himself as a sociologist with acute wide-angle and microscopic lenses on our field. He has been able to identify problems in our field that prevailing conceptualizations and methodological conventions have obscured. Today, Dannefer is the 'staple' theorist of aging research."