On Wednesday, before a crowd of university and community members, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence awarded its annual prize to Stan Brock, the founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), a program that sponsors free medical clinics.
Brock, also known for his work on the Wild Kingdom television program, gave the event’s keynote address and said he plans to donate the prize money to RAM.
Brock’s initial idea for RAM came while he was living in the Central Amazon Basin with the Wapishana Indians, where medical care was 26 days away on foot. He survived a variety of illnesses and a near-fatal horse-riding accident without a doctor’s care.
The Inamori Ethics Prize, named for Kazuo Inamori, the founder of Kyocera Corp., honors outstanding international ethical leaders who have used their influence and actions to greatly improve the condition of humankind.
U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton came to campus late last month to meet with Case Western Reserve University faculty and learn about cutting-edge research taking place in the university’s labs and centers, as well as economic development and job creation spurred by federal investment in university research and programs.
Sutton met with Norman Tien, dean of the Case School of Engineering; David Zeng, professor of civil engineering; and P. Hunter Peckham, Distinguished University Professor and Donnell Institute Professor of Engineering. At the School of Medicine, Sutton met with Robert A. Bonomo, professor of medicine and director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center; and Mark R. Chance, director of the Center for Proteomics & Bioinformatics. Read more.
The west entrance to Adelbert Hall will be closed effective Tuesday to allow repairs to the stairway and installation of interior drainage and electrical equipment. Access to Adelbert from the Case Quad is available by going around the north side of the building and then using the doors on the east side of the building. (The sidewalk on the south side of Adelbert also will be closed). Contractors expect that the renovation will continue for at least the next three weeks. The university will update the community regarding progress on the project later this month.
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women’s One-to-One Mentoring program for international female students is now accepting applications through the end of September. This program works to bring international women graduate and
professional students and international alumnae together, to provide support with career development, networking and to share experiences between alumnae, community professionals and international students studying and working in the United States. If you are interested in the mentoring program, please fill out the survey online. You can also contact Di Huang for more information or to be added to the email list.
The Office of Foreign Faculty and Scholars, Department of Human Resources, has changed its name to the Office of Immigration and Human Resource Services. This change has been implemented to better identify the university’s core values and commitment to globalization. Location and contact numbers remain the same.
Discussions, Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate research journal, is looking to publish research papers written by undergraduate students for its fall 2010 edition. Submissions for consideration are due Sept. 27 for the fall 2010 Discussions. To learn more about Discussions, review guidelines and submit a paper, go online.
SOURCE (Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors) presents a seminar, How to Find Undergraduate Research Positions: On and Off Campus, on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Please register online.
Michael E. Greenberg, department chair and professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, will deliver the Louis A. Bloomfield Lecture at 4 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the School of Medicine Room T501. His topic is Signaling Networks that Regulate Synapse Development and Cognitive Function. The event is being hosted by Richard Zigmond, PhD, of the Department of Neurosciences.
Clay M. Kelly, MD, has been appointed to the APT (Advanced Platform Technology) Center as an associate medical director.
He joined the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at MetroHealth Medical Center as a staff physiatrist in 1991, simultaneously joining the faculty of Case Western Reserve University as senior instructor and was promoted to assistant professor at CWRU in 1999. Kelly received his MD from Creighton School of Medicine in 1987.
Kelly has been nominated for and won multiple awards for excellence in clinical practices, most recently being named one of the Best Doctors in America.