Mandel Center Yankey Award Recognizes
Two Community Volunteers

Two women who are passionate about helping young people, communities in need and arts organizations received the 2010 John A. Yankey Student Community Service Award from the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

The recipients were Janet Coquillette and Melissa Johnson.

The award is presented to Mandel Center students who have been actively engaged as a volunteer in one or more successful community services activities or projects. Read more.

Campus News

Summer barbecues

The summer barbecue season continues Wednesday, June 30, with a South of the Border menu and music by Doug Wood. There will be different menus and musical styles from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the quad every Wednesday through July 7. The events are open to the public. Each barbecue event costs $7.75 per person, and includes a full menu, beverage and dessert, as well as a front row seat to the entertainment. CaseCharge, CaseCash and cash accepted. Go online for more information.

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

For Faculty and Staff

There's still time to participate in the 2009-10 Faculty and Staff Campaign. Faculty and staff can still make annual fund gifts by June 30 to be counted in this year's fundraising effort. Gifts of any size are encouraged and appreciated. Faculty and staff can choose to designate their gift to the school of their choice or to any number of university funds that support diverse areas of interest, including the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund. Gifts can be made through automatic payroll deductions, online, by cash or check or by contacting the Office of Annual Giving at 368.5288 or by email at In addition, there are other ways to make contributions. Learn more.

The university's fiscal year closes Wednesday, June 30. For information regarding year-end processes and due dates, refer to the year-end memo posted on the controller's office website under the "Highlights" section.

For Students

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is seeking students to serve on various Faculty Senate committees. Undergraduates who serve on these committees are sometimes the only student body representative to the faculty. The numerous committees focus on the following: student life, undergraduate curriculum, admissions, academic standing, University Libraries, undergraduate education, multicultural affairs and information resources. Students interested in serving on the committees should contact USG Vice President of Academic Affairs Jared Hamilton for more information.


Refer to the University Circle Inc. website for a list of upcoming events and activities.

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 Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) announces the results of the spring quarterly competition for pilot funding to support studies conducted through the CTSC Core facilities.

Congratulations to the following researchers:

  • Francois Bethoux (Cleveland Clinic), "The Effects of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis"
  • Michelle Catenacci (Cleveland Clinic), "Evaluation of the Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 and Activin A on Human Follicular Growth"
  • Mellar Davis (Cleveland Clinic), "Force, Perception, Effort, Strength and Dynamic Muscle Function in Cancer Related Fatigue"
  • Arlene Dent (University Hospitals Case Medical Center), "Flow Cytometric Detection of Memory B cells Using Novel Antigen-Quantum Dot Technology"
  • Farzeen Fioozi (Cleveland Clinic), "The Impact of Vaginal Delivery on Stem Cell Homing Factors"
  • Jacob Haus (Cleveland Clinic), "Advanced Glycation Endproducts and Peripheral Insulin Resistance with Type 2 Diabetes"
  • Anny Hsu (Cleveland Clinic), "Reliability and Accuracy of MRI Assessment of Rotator Cuff Muscle Atrophy and Fat Infiltration"
  • Guiming Liu (CWRU School of Medicine), "Proteomics Analysis Identifies Molecular Targets Related to Temporal Changes in Diabetic Cystopathy"
  • Reena Mehra (University Hospitals Case Medical Center), "Vascular Stiffness and Inflammation in Sleep Apnea and Cardiac Disease"
  • Matthew Simmons (Cleveland Clinic), "Development of a Novel Urine Biomarker Panel to Detect Ischemic Kidney Injury"
  • George Thomas (Cleveland Clinic), "Protein Catabolism in Critically Ill Patients on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy"
  • Cheryl Thompson (CWRU School of Medicine), "Genetics of Aberrant Breast Development"

This program is supported by Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic RPC Program.

June 28, 2010

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In the News

Blood pressure pills 'cancer link' June 24, 2010
A recent study has found that patients on angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) were slightly more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than those not taking them. The study was carried out by researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Cleveland in 5... June 24, 2010
An article about great places to visit in Cleveland references University Circle, home to Case Western Reserve University.

Sex and the single drug

New York Times June 25, 2010
In a Viagra-flooded culture, where men have access to pills to quell performance anxiety, should women have a sex-enhancement drug of their own? R. Taylor Segraves, a professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, comments.

Higher Ed News

Inadequate grant aid hurts low-income students' chances of earning degrees

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) June 25, 2010
The grant aid available to low- and moderate-income students is insufficient to ensure that they will enroll and stay in college, undermining the bachelor's-degree completion rates of high-school graduates, according to a report presented Friday by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.