A National Science Foundation report released this week reveals that Case Western Reserve University’s share of federal funding for research and development has grown dramatically over the past five years. The university ranked 26th in the nation in 2009 –18 places higher than in 2004.
The university spent $313 million in federal dollars for research in 2009, up from $195.5 million in 2004 (figures for fiscal year 2010 were not available in time for the ranking). The larger grants and awards that fueled the growth have come primarily from the National Institutes of Health to the School of Medicine.
“The rankings demonstrate Case Western Reserve University’s commitment to world-class research,” said Julie Rehm, PhD, associate dean in the School of Medicine and associate vice president at Case Western Reserve University for strategic initiatives.
“Securing federal funds is the gold standard in academia because of the rigorous, competitive, peer reviewed process," Rehm said.
Securing and spending the federal dollars also enables the university to play an important role in creating good jobs and technology that benefits Northeast Ohio, she added. “We take our responsibility seriously and realize that R&D funding is a key economic driver." Read more.
An associate professor of biomedical engineering has received a $2.3 million New Innovator Award to further develop and broaden the uses of synthetic platelets and the technology that makes them work.
Erin Lavik uses nanotechnology to build platelets of biodegradable polymers, which link with natural platelets to stem bleeding faster.
She and fellow researchers initially pursued the technology after seeing the damage and death tolls among soldiers who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The award, presented by the National Institutes of Health, is designed specifically to support unusually creative new investigators with highly innovative research ideas at an early stage of their career.
"It will provide a wonderful foundation for supporting my students as we pursue this research,” Lavik said. Read more.
Arjun Appadurai has canceled his lecture this evening
because of a family emergency. He conveys his regrets. Appadurai was scheduled to launch Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities yearlong discussion on Globalism and Its Origins at 6 p.m. today in the Wolstein Auditorium. For information, go online or contact Maggie Kaminski at the Baker-Nord Center at 368.2242 or email.
Faculty members of all colleges and schools at Case Western Reserve University are invited to apply to become Learning Fellows and/or Mentor Fellows for the spring 2011 semester. The deadline for applications for both is Oct. 15. Each program carries with it a grant for $2,500 upon successful completion of the program.
For details on the UCITE Learning Fellows program and the application process, go online here. For details on the Mentor Fellows program and the application process, go online here. While a single individual can apply for both programs, applicants will be selected for only one for any given semester.
Ten College of Arts and Sciences dissertation fellowships are available in spring 2011 semester, worth $3,000 each. The stipends are for graduate work at the dissertation level in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for spring semester 2011. Fellows will also receive tuition remission for one 701 unit. Deadline for the application is Oct. 15. For updated information, visit the webpage.
The Law-Medicine Center presents the Oliver C. Schroeder Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture, Why We Play: Sports, Drugs and Meanings with Thomas Murray, PhD, President and CEO of The Hastings Center, at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Moot Courtroom (A59). The event is open to the public and free. Among many questions Murray will address: What makes sport worthwhile, a meaningful human endeavor: In other words, why do we play? For more information, go online.
The George A. Leet Business Law Symposium presented by the Center for Business Law and Regulation addresses The Changing World of Securities Regulation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8, at the School of Law Moot Courtroom (A59). The symposium is free and open to the public; 4.5 hours CLE credit will be available for a $200 fee to lawyers who attend. Space is limited and registration by Friday is recommended. Mark Taylor, professor of accountancy at Case Western Reserve University, will be among the speakers. Registration and other information is available online.
The Institute for Strategic Funding Development is holding a three-day Grant Development Workshop will be held at Cincinnati State College. Oct. 6-8. Learn from Professional Grant Writers how to prepare, write and secure grants from various funding agencies. If interested please visit the website or call 877.414.8991 to register or reserve seating. Additional discounts are available for groups.