Philips Healthcare, State of Ohio Announce
Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center

Cleveland Foundation President Ronn Richard (left)
shakes hands with BioEnterprise President
Baiju Shah at the press conference

A $33.5 million commitment by Philips Healthcare and a $5 million Third Frontier grant from the state of Ohio will provide researchers at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and Philips an opportunity to create medical imaging systems that will detect disease far earlier and be safer for patients than current methods.

The company and state announced the creation of the Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center, to be housed at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, at the same press conference where Gov. Ted Strickland designated Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor a state Hub of Innovation and Opportunity yesterday.

The corridor, created by the non-profit BioEnterprise and the economic-development corporation MidTown Cleveland, runs from downtown to University Circle. It includes Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center along with 75 biomedical companies, 45 technology companies and seven business incubators. Read more.

Campus News

The Office of Undergraduate Studies invites the Case Western Reserve community to a reception in honor of Joe Pieri, who is leaving the university to pursue other opportunities. The reception is from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, June, 10, at the Alumni House. Pieri has been the assistant dean of Undergraduate Studies since February 2003. Prior to that, he was assistant director of Educational Support Services. Faculty, students and staff who have worked with Pieri over the past decade are invited to stop by to offer him well wishes.

The inaugural Steps 4 Staff event is scheduled for Friday, June 11. The two-mile walk will benefit the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund. All staff, faculty and students are invited to participate. Go online for registration details.

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The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, is on Researching the Business of Selling Drugs in the Illegal Drug Economy. Case Western Reserve's Lee Hoffer, assistant professor of anthropology, and Rhonda Williams, associate professor of history, are the guest speakers. The talk begins at 7 p.m., Monday, June 14, at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.

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.

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June 4, 2010

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In the News

CWRU, UH get $5 million Third Frontier grant for new imaging center

The Plain Dealer, June 3, 2010
Medical-imaging maker Philips Healthcare will open a $38.4 million global research and development center next year at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, a boost to the region's growing cluster of medical-imaging businesses. The state, through the high-tech development program called Third Frontier, will commit $5 million to the center, Gov. Ted Strickland told a crowd of about 60. Strickland also announced that the recently formed Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor, stretching from University Circle to Cleveland State University, is now a state Hub of Innovation and Opportunity. Clinicians and researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center will team with Philips scientists at the center.

College students from Holland learn about police and social work with CMHA

The Plain Dealer, June 4, 2010
The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department hosted 13 criminology students from Vu University in Amsterdam, Holland, to give them a glimpse of how police operate in America. Mark Singer, a social work professor at Case Western Reserve University, said students from Case Western Reserve and Vu have traveled between countries for several years. But this year the Dutch students had a chance to learn about policing in urban communities.

State lawmakers miss midnight casino deadline but strike 3 a.m. deal

The Plain Dealer, June 4, 2010
State lawmakers missed Thursday night's constitutional deadline for new rules to regulate casino gambling in Ohio, but managed to strike a deal during the early morning hours today. Jonathan Entin, a political science and law professor at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Cleveland: New imaging center, 'hub' status boost bioresearch, June 3, 2010
The collaboration of Cleveland hospitals, businesses, universities and foundations in bioresearch is becoming the healthiest part of the region's economy. Philips Healthcare announced it will build a $38 million research center in University Hospital's new cancer center that's under construction. The proximity of research, doctors, patients and medical students was a key point in Philips' decision. Case Western Reserve University will be a partner.

Higher Ed News

What freshmen will read

Inside Higher Ed, June 4, 2010
College orientation programs don't yet have the power of Oprah's Book Club, but they increasingly feature books that students are asked to read over the summer or during their first week on campus – and to discuss with their new classmates.