Progressive Field Event Highlights Work of Skin Cancer Research Institute, Advisory Board

Left to right: Paul Hazen, Bob Feller, Dick Goddard, Kevin Cooper and Matt Underwood
Photo: Dan Milner

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are leveraging their knowledge to become primary experts on skin cancer. By bringing together existing skin cancer research and expertise within the School of Medicine, the Skin Cancer Research Institute, with a newly-formed advisory board, is positioned to make significant inroads.

The School of Medicine recently presented "Sun Protection, Summer Sports and Skin Cancer Prevention," an event co-hosted by Matt Underwood, the Cleveland Indians play-by-play voice announcer for SportsTime Ohio, and Paul Hazen, MD, Cleveland Indians team dermatologist and a clinical professor of dermatology.

Special guests included Kevin Cooper, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology and professor of oncology and pathology at Case Western Reserve and University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Chris Antonetti, vice president and assistant general manager of the Cleveland Indians; Dick Goddard, FOX 8 News meteorologist; and Bob Feller, Baseball Hall of Famer. Read more.

Dental School to Adopt and Care for Nine Families for New Educational Initiative

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine announced yesterday a new program called Family First in which they will adopt nine families and care for multiple generations in a family unit.

The program is centered on the idea that dental health issues, which can be related to health problems such as diabetes and heart disease, have a tendency to run in the family and are genetically and environmentally influenced. Dental students will assess the risk for common dental diseases.

"The risk assessment data enable students to provide evidence-based dental care to their patients," said Sena Narendran, director of the Family First educational initiative and an associate professor of community dentistry. Read more.

Campus News

The Weight Watchers at Work Program will have a registration meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on July 28 in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays in Thwing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Participants receive 12 sessions for $144, payable by cash, check or charge at the July 28 meeting. Send an email to for information.

For Faculty and Staff

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women invites the campus community to a brown bag lunch discussion about the Alternative Work Arrangements Policy at Case Western Reserve. The discussion will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on July 28 in the Thwing Center Spartan Room. Campus members can meet staff members who have used the policy and get information from the Department of Human Resources. Send email to or call 368.0985 for details.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women announces the Women of Achievement/Spotlight Awards Luncheon from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the Thwing Center ballroom. Each recipient of the Mather Spotlight Prize was chosen by her school for excellence in scholarship and research. In addition, women faculty who have received tenure and promotion within the past year will be honored during the event. The campus community is invited to attend and learn more about top women scholars at the university. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost. The Mather Prize honorees are listed on the Center for Women events calendar.

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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Lisa Deibler

Lisa Deibler, a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, won second place in the graduate student paper contest at the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). She is scheduled to receive the award at the TMS 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego next year. She will receive $250. Deibler also was previously awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship by the Department of Defense to support her PhD work with John Lewandowski, Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering.

July 22, 2010

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In the News

Families allow students to study role of genetics in dental health July 22, 2010
Dental students looking to study the role of genetics in dental health will have an opportunity to study and treat three generations of nine local families. The study is part of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine's new program, Family First. Jerold Goldberg, dean of the dental school, comments.

Ohio banks stronger than many in the country July 22, 2010
Earnings reports show a sustained recovery in the banking sector in Northeast Ohio. But new regulations will keep profits low, and dividends lower. The good news is that since Ohio's housing crisis hit earlier, local banks have had longer to recovery. Bill Mahnic, associate professor of banking and finance at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, comments.

Wind turbines on Lake Erie face many challenges, including ice

The Plain Dealer July 22, 2010
Some of the world's biggest wind developers were in Cleveland this week to talk about something none of them has ever done - building wind turbines in fresh water such as Lake Erie, where ice flows promise to pose significant problems. David Zeng, department chair and professor of civil engineering at Case Western Reserve University, spoke at the conference.

Christian bill sharing growing in popularity July 22, 2010
When it comes to matters of health care, increasingly more Americans are turning from traditional plans, and putting their faith in church plans. These plans are not insurance, rather bill sharing that subscribers claim is not only good for the soul but the pocketbook, too. J.B. Silvers, professor of health systems management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, comments.

OSU awarded clean-coal research funding

Columbus Business First July 21, 2010
The state Air Quality Development Authority this week awarded more than $2 million in funding to projects at universities statewide, with half of that amount tied to projects at Ohio State University. Along with Ohio State, awards also benefit research at the University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University and the University of Cincinnati.

Financial reform likely to increase consumer costs July 21, 2010
The financial reform bill signed into law Wednesday is the one of the largest overhauls in the banking system since the Great Depression. Analysts aren't exactly sure how the new regulations will impact Ohio banks. Bill Mahnic, associate professor of banking and finance at Case Western Reserve University, says many of the rules will take years to go into effect.

Grant extension to fund HIV-related research

Crain's Cleveland Business July 21, 2010
The National Institutes of Health has given a $9 million renewal grant to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center for AIDS Research. The five-year grant will help provide clinical and technical support for HIV-related research projects at CWRU, UH Case Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic and several sites abroad.

Higher Ed News

Report aims to boost number of U.S. college grads

USA TODAY July 21, 2010
Education leaders and federal and state policymakers will gather today in Washington to discuss how the USA can reclaim its position as a world leader in educational attainment.