Turning Research into Headline News:
Tips from the Reporters


Approximately 75 researchers in the field of nursing from around the region learned tips about how to turn their research into headline news during the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's daylong conference, "Research into Policy: Making the Journey."

It was everything from what to wear before the camera and how to sound on air when media and public policy experts—Dennis E. Eckart, former U.S. Congressman; Monica Robins, reporter/anchor with WKYC Channel 3 News and senior health correspondent; and Dan Moulthrop, founding host of WCPN 90.3 FM's "The Sound of Ideas" morning program—talked about telling their research stories.

The panelists from the session, "Communicating Research Findings to Key Stakeholders: How to Talk with Media Representatives, Government Officials," had some helpful hints for researchers at the nursing school and others across campus. Read more.

Campus News

The Relay For Life 2010 committee is seeking canopies to use for the big event on April 16 and 17. They need 10x10 pop-up canopies for several purposes. Send an e-mail to relay@case.edu. This 18-hour event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

A new, state-of-the-art X-ray crystallography facility is located in the Department of Pharmacology. Researchers are invited to learn more by going online or by contacting Chris Dealwis by e-mail or by phone at 368-1652.

Registration is open for Alpha Phi Omega's March for Marfan, a 5k run/3k walk taking place on Saturday, March 20. The event will raise funds for the National Marfan Foundation. Marfan Syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that affects 1 in 5,000 people in America. Go online for information.

For Faculty and Staff

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on the topic of "Rethinking the Concept of Office Hours" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 18, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. Instructional Technology and Academic Computing's Sara Baber, assistant director of faculty support, and Wendy Shapiro, senior academic technology officer and director, will describe the various technology options that are available and how best to use them. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.

The Employee Education, Training and Development Unit will host a session on "Fostering Teamwork" from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. The workshop will describe the benefits of effective teamwork, factors that contribute to or hinder its development and more. Register online.

For Students

Spring elections for the Undergraduate Student Government are being held March 25 and 26. Letters of intent are due to usgelection@case.edu by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 17. Go online for information.

First-year Master of Public Health students interested in pursuing an MBA are invited to attend a Dual MBA/MPH Information Session hosted by the Weatherhead School of Management admissions team from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 22, at the School of Medicine, Wood Building W-G73. Learn more.



The Career Center and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host Diversity 360: Creating a Career Narrative by Balancing Uniqueness and Inclusion, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Friday, March 19, in Wade Fireside Lounge. Marilyn Sanders Mobley, vice president for inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity, and Tom Matthews, director of the Career Center, will moderate the discussion. All staff, faculty and students are welcome to join the talk.

A panel discussion on the topic of "Translating the F-Word:Defining Feminism in a Multicultural Society" will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 18, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. The discussion will examine feminism through the lens of race, class, gender and sexuality. The panelists are Siobhan Brooks, postdoctoral fellow of gender studies at Lawrence University; Courtney Martin, award-winning author of "Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters"; and Veronica Arreola, professional feminist and director of the Women in Science & Engineering Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. Learn more.

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) invites the campus community to a seminar presentation beginning at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, in Frohring Auditorium. The featured speaker will be Reena Mehra, assistant professor of medicine, on the topic of "Sleep Disordered Breathing: An Overlooked Culprit in Arrhythmogenic Risk?" The seminar will be broadcast live.

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.

Neal Meropol, associate director for Clinical Research at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, was re-elected to a three-year term as chair of the National Cancer Institute GI Steering Committee Colon Cancer Task Force.

From May 19 to July 31, seniors Joseph Allen and Will Green will ride with 30 other participants in a charity cross-country bike ride from Virginia Beach, Va. to Cannon Beach, Ore. The trip will take 10 weeks and amount to approximately 3,900 miles. Along the way, the group will make stops in various cities, and they will help to construct a new home for a family in need. In addition, each night the group will give presentations to the community to raise awareness. The trip is planned by Bike & Build, a charity focused on raising money and awareness for affordable housing in America. Learn more.

March 16, 2010

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Case in the News

Is international law really law?—Six questions for Michael Scharf

Harper's Magazine, March 15, 2010
Michael Scharf, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, is asked six questions in connection with his new book, "Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis."

Financial aftershocks may take many forms

Crain's Cleveland Business (subscription required), March 15, 2010
Local economists and others who watch the financial system say there still is work to be done to produce a sustained recovery, and there are major issues that remain for banks and the economy to work through. Bill Mahnic, a banking and finance professor at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

ABBA? Yes. Lawrence Welk? No. Twenty-five years on, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame enshrines musicians of (almost) every stripe

The Plain Dealer, March 14, 2010
This year's incoming Rock Hall honorees include the Swedish pop group ABBA and Jamaican reggae singer Jimmy Cliff. The hall no longer defines rock 'n' roll as narrowly as some of its gatekeepers originally did. Daniel Goldmark, professor of music history at Case Western Reserve University, offers insight.

Regaining movement and passion, a cyclist hopes motion-boosting device will help her return to beloved sport

The Plain Dealer, March 15, 2010
Using electrical current to bypass the injured spinal cord and reactivate paralyzed muscles originated more than 20 years ago and has been explored by scientists at the Cleveland FES Center, a consortium of Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth and the Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

Robert J. White: Trip to Lourdes provides spiritual healing

The News-Herald, March 14, 2010
Robert J. White, professor of neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, writes about spiritual healing.

Berea dentist's talk has some teeth to it: Around The Town

Sun News, March 13, 2010
Mark Hans, professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics and associate dean of graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University, delivered a talk to colleagues from around the world recently at the International Orthodontic Congress in Sydney, Australia. He said dentists, for the last 25 years, have mostly focused on "the mechanical aspects of treatment," but that there is now increased interest in "the underlying biology of facial growth."

Spring (break) arrives: May concerts, late recess for local schools should boost season

Mobile Press-Register , March 13, 2010
An article about spring-break season along Alabama's beaches features a photo of several Case Western Reserve University students enjoying some sun.

Community briefly: Chesapeake donates $20K for pharmacology program

ShreveportTimes.com, March 13, 2010
Chesapeake Energy Corp. has presented $20,000 to the LSU Health Sciences Foundation to underwrite the Summer Undergraduate Pharmacology Experience in Research and other programs. The SUPER program is the first of its kind in Louisiana to receive the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Other schools across the country receiving this award include Case Western Reserve University, UC San Diego and Vanderbilt University.

Higher Ed News

What if a college education just isn't for everyone?

USA TODAY, March 16, 2010
As good jobs increasingly require more education, college is widely seen as the ticket to personal economic security and to global competitiveness. And yet, there's an undercurrent of concern about a group of students who, for whatever reason, do not think college is for them.