Case Western Reserve Collaborates
on Several Multi-million Dollar
Health Information Technology Grants

Case Western Reserve University is positioning itself as a leader in the field of health information technology (HIT). The university recently collaborated with several regional hospitals, community colleges and other partners to apply for millions of dollars in grants that could set an example for how HIT-related education and infrastructure is established in Northeast Ohio and around the country.

Julie Rehm, Ph.D., senior associate dean and associate vice president of strategic initiatives at Case Western Reserve, participated in the collaborative effort among the university's schools and community partners to submit multiple HIT grant applications.

Because Case Western Reserve educates students through schools directly impacted by HIT-related initiatives—the School of Medicine, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, the School of Dental Medicine and the Case School of Engineering—Rehm said applying for the grants was a natural fit. Read more.

Campus Members Invited to Share
How They Think Beyond the Possible


How do you think beyond the possible?

As part of the university's annual report, we want to hear how members of the Case Western Reserve community think beyond the possible. How do you push the limits? How do you take things further? How do you approach your work differently? Share your story with us to appear on the university's annual report Web site. Submit your own, or work with your colleagues, classmates, professors or friends.

Submissions can come in any format, including video, slideshow, image, illustration, audio or text file. The first 50 entries will receive an "I am not a paper cup" eco-friendly mug that features the Case Western Reserve University logo and new tagline "think beyond the possible."

Learn more about submitting your story now.

Campus News

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education seeks volunteers to assist with the Northeast Regional Science Olympiad from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, on campus. This is a science competition for middle and high school students. The minimum time commitment for volunteers is three hours. No special skills are required. Volunteers will be invited to a pre-event dinner will receive a Science Olympiad T-shirt. Free lunch will be available the day of the event. Contact Jim Bader or Kathy Kwiatkowski for information.

Information Technology Services recently launched a new Facebook page. The campus members are invited to become fans of "CWRU Information Technology Services."

The Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety (DOES) reminds all faculty, staff and students that eating, drinking, chewing gum, taking medications, applying cosmetics and smoking is prohibited in all laboratory spaces. Refer to the DOES Web site for more information.

Dr. Philip Wells Hall III, former acting dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, died Jan. 29. He was an alumnus of the School of Medicine, served twice as acting associate dean and chaired the Faculty Council. At Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, he ran the renal service and nephrology department, and he spent years studying Balkan endemic nephropathy. In addition, he published many articles, received federal and World Health Organization grants, won several awards and became an honorary member of the Serbian Medical Society's academy. He was appointed Professor Emeritus of Medicine in 1991. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at Amasa Stone Chapel. Contact the medical school's Alumni Office with questions.

For Faculty and Staff

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center invites applications for its two-year NCI-funded K12 Clinical Oncology Research Training Program. This career development program provides interdisciplinary training in clinical and translational oncology research for clinical oncologists who are interested in pursuing academic research careers as oncology physician scientists. The program's director is Stanton L. Gerson, and the co-director is Alvin H. Schmaier. The application deadline is Sunday, Feb. 28, with a Thursday, July 1, start date. Additional information and application materials are available online.

For Students

Feb. 21-27 is National Eating Disorders and Body Image Awareness Week. Students can contact University Counseling Service or the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women for resources or additional information.

A Fair Trade and Secondhand Expo will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, in Adelbert Gym. Students will have an opportunity to learn how to become more socially and environmentally conscious consumers. The event will include a fashion show where teams will showcase Fair Trade and secondhand outfits, as well as more than 20 vendors. Send an e-mail to for more information.

Delta Upsilon fraternity will present its "DU Academic Gala" from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. Four professors will present modern views of academic thoughts in various disciplines: J. Thomas Mortimer, David Samols, Bernard Jim and Donald Feke. Free food will be available. Contact Daniel Chopyk for details.



East Coast Bon Appétit Fellow Carolina Fojo will discuss "The Story Behind the Food," from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the Leutner Lower Level (L3). The presentation will focus on pressing food issues that affect both Bon Appétit as a food service company and consumers. Free sustainable hors d'oeuvres will be served.


The Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art will be on the topic of "Myth, Athletics and the Iconography of the Parthenon's West Pediment," at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall. The guest speaker will be Peter Schultz of Concordia College. Free, open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Art History and Art.

Engineers without Borders (EWB) will host an "all you can eat"  pancake dinner from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb., 20, at the Jolly Scholar. The cost is $5. Proceeds will benefit water system treatment programs in Cruce de Blanco, Dominican Republic, and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The documentary "Food, Inc." will be shown tonight at 7 and 9 p.m., followed by a midnight screening. Come early and get a free ticket courtesy of the Student Sustainability Council (SSC). The screening is co-sponsored by the CWRU Film Society, CARES and SSC. Send an e-mail to tca9a for information.

A group of students who went to the state of Georgia last fall to protest events at the School of Americas will discuss their experiences at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence.

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.

Et al.


The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB) received a Gold Medal and placed fifth in the nation in's Web 2.0 College Olympics. The editors of the online college guidebook developed the contest to highlight "top social media innovators among the nation's colleges and universities." FPB was chosen for its live Twitter feed of the 2009 Flight Nursing Summer Camp disaster drill in August. The school tweeted a continuous stream of commentary while students cared for victims throughout the simulated earthquake and gas main explosion.

February 19, 2010

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Feature of the Day


Case in the News

Katie Couric CWRU's 2010 commencement speaker

NewsNet5.ocm, Feb. 17, 2010
Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News," will deliver the keynote commencement address to approximately 1,750 graduates in Case Western Reserve University's Class of 2010.

Neuromodulation Technology: Ardiem Medical Obtains Non-Exclusive License For Development At Case Western Reserve University And The FES Center

Medical News Today, Feb. 19, 2010
Ardiem Medical Inc. has obtained a non-exclusive license to make and sell neuromodulation devices based on intellectual property developed at Case Western Reserve University's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center in Cleveland.

Word of mouth

Northern News, Feb. 19, 2010
They say the eyes are like a window to the soul, but it's the mouth that tells us a whole lot more. Last month a researcher from Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine published the first documented link between a pregnant woman with gingivitis and her stillborn baby.

David Lat of to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 19, 2010
Legal blogs have multiplied in the past couple years, with hundreds of sites created by law firms, academics and industry pundits. David Lat's has emerged as the most-visited legal blog. It's required reading for law students, attorneys, sitting judges and firms gathering intelligence on the competition. Lat is appearing at the 2010 Midwest Asian Pacific Law Students Association Conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law Saturday.

Editorial: Room and board increases difficult to justify

The Observer, Feb. 19, 2010
The Observer editorial team offers its opinion on room and board prices at Case Western Reserve University.

Dan delivers!

Cleveland Jewish News, Jan. 22, 2010
Some college grads are having a tough time finding jobs in this economy. Recent Case Western Reserve University graduates Dan Cadesky and Justin Boggs decided to go into business for themselves. Related article.

Higher Ed News

Credit cards and campuses

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 19, 2010
A new era in the vexed relationships between colleges, credit cards and students begins Monday, when most of the new provisions of the Credit Card Act of 2009 take effect. The law provides new protections to students and imposes new requirements on colleges and alumni groups that offer credit cards.