Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Grant to Enhance Physician and Nursing Education with Student-Run Free Clinic and More at CWRU

Case Western Reserve University's proposed student-run Saturday Free Clinic, slated to open in 2011 for Cleveland's underserved population, will provide the training grounds for future doctors and nurses to learn to work as healthcare partners for the patient. The Clinic would be a student-led partnership with the already existing resource for the community, The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland.

The clinic is part of a project called "Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Development Program" (I-LEAD) at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing that received a $640,000 grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. This project supports the foundation's goals to improve education for health professionals in the interest of public health and to reflect changes in the healthcare system.

"This grant works toward changing the culture of healthcare. In addition to providing services, student doctors and nurses will experience how people think and function in their different roles as health professionals and learn to work as a team," said Daniel Ornt, vice dean for education and academic affairs at the School of Medicine.

Ornt and Patricia Underwood, executive associate dean for academic affairs at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, will lead the project over the next four years. The Weatherhead School of Management also will participate by analyzing team and organization dynamics. Read more.

Campus News


Summer CaseLearns classes are up and running. A variety of short or half- day classes are a way for campus members to explore something new or to advance skill sets. Learn how to use Zotero, RSS and Adobe Connect, understand patent searching or learn more about Google Apps. Classes are still being added. Learn more by visiting the KSL NewsBlog.

Printing Services will be closed June 29 and 30 for year-end inventory. For emergencies, email Lisa Sabato.

For Faculty and Staff

Application forms for summer semester tuition waivers can be submitted weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Benefits Administration office, Crawford Hall 224, through June 30. Forms also can be faxed to 368-3582, or emailed to

For Students

The Office of Financial Aid is reminding all students receiving federal loans for the summer semester to complete a new promissory note by June 27. The disbursement of loans could be held up if this process is not completed on time. Students planning to enroll for fall or spring semester must complete this process as well. The process can be completed online by going to Call 368-4530 with questions.


The Second Annual Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis Clinical Symposium is taking place Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the George S. Dively Building. Space is limited and registration is required. The theme is Psoriasis Multidisciplinary Care in the Emerging Health Care Environment. The speakers are Case Western Reserve professors Kevin D. Cooper, Neil J. Korman and Thomas McCormick. Go online for more information and registration.

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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More than 20 students are on campus today through June 27 as part of the Weatherhead School of Management's Bridge Back Program. The goals of the Bridge Back Program are to increase the number of African American and Latino students who consider and pursue graduate business education, and to build a pipeline of diverse talent prepared to pursue careers in business.

Students from Morehouse College, Cornell University, Kent State University and other schools will spend three days at Case Western Reserve interacting with leaders in the Cleveland community, industry professionals and Weatherhead School of Management faculty, alumni, staff and current students.

The program is geared toward potential students who may already have a connection to Northeast Ohio and/or Case Western Reserve University. The purpose is to provide support, coaching and mentoring as potential students prepare to study business and management. Learn more.

June 24, 2010

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In the News

Third Frontier Commission recommends $7 million in grants for Northeast Ohio imaging, biomedical projects

The Plain Dealer June 24, 2010
Ohio's high-tech development leaders want to pump nearly $7 million in awards into cutting-edge projects at medical-imaging and biomedical companies in Northeast Ohio. Of that, $1 million was awarded to Philips Healthcare. Philips will partner with Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center on a project that would upgrade scanners to measure the absolute amount of blood flow to the heart.

The Sound of Ideas: Are electronic medical records really better?

90.3 WCPN June 24, 2010
Electronic medical records are supposed to be central to the future of health care reform. The theory is that doctors will become more efficient and doctors, patients and insurance companies will exchange information effortlessly. Two Case Western Reserve professors – Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics, and Andy Podgurski, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, say that rosy future may come with a fair number of complications.

What about BP's victims? June 22, 2010
An op-ed piece about the BP oil spill references Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University.

Team NEO bestows fourth annual Economic Development Plus Awards

Crain's Cleveland Business June 24, 2010
More than 20 communities, colleges and economic development organizations were honored Wednesday night by Team Northeast Ohio for leading a regional business development effort that represented more than $1 billion in capital investment, advanced 115 projects and created 3,200 jobs. One of the winners was Case Western Reserve University for its Case Center for Imaging Research.

Higher Ed News

Colleges turn to software to detect applicants' plagiarism

USA TODAY June 23, 2010
The Penn State business program has become the first college or university program to go public about using a new admissions essay service offered by Turnitin, the dominant player in the plagiarism detection software for reviewing work submitted by college students.