New funding from the National Institute of Health’s Fogarty International Center and the National Institute of Nursing Research will support three post-doctoral trainees in anthropology, epidemiology and nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Over the next year, the trainees will undertake behavioral science research in Papua New Guinea to study self-management of potential drug treatments for lymphatic filariasis.
As part of the training, they will collaborate on a trial of potential drugs to destroy the lymphatic filariasis parasite that causes blockages in the lymphatic system.
James Kazura and Christopher King from the Center for Global Health and Disease at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine direct the drug study. The principal investigators on the new, one-year $228,000 grant are Elizabeth Madigan, professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; Janet McGrath in the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Daniel Tisch in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine.
The post-doc trainees represent three schools participating in the Global Health Framework project at Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Global Health and Disease. Read more.
The Case Men's Glee Club will deliver Singing Valentines around campus on Monday, Feb. 14. The valentines cost $5, and can be purchased weekdays through Feb. 11 at Leutner and Fribley Commons from 5 to 8 p.m., and in the atrium at Nord Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Email the Men's Glee Club if you would like to purchase one or have any questions.
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The Northeast Ohio Regional Science Olympiad, a competition for middle and high school students, will be held on campus Saturday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center for Science and Mathematics Education is looking for volunteer event captains to prepare each competitive event in advance and volunteers to facilitate events throughout the day of competitions. All Olympiad volunteers are invited to a pre-event appreciation dinner on Feb. 25, will receive lunch on the day of the event and will receive a Science Olympiad T-shirt. To volunteer, call 216.368.5075 or 216.368.5257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com no later than Feb. 21.
Faculty members are invited to attend the Maximizing Your Chances for Promotions and Tenure workshop, co-hosted by the Women Faculty of the School of Medicine and the Office of Faculty Affairs. The event will take place Feb. 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Spartan Room at Thwing Center. Presenters will be Dan Anker, associate dean for faculty affairs and human resources at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Cathy Carlin, professor of molecular biology and microbiology and co-chair of the Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure, School of Medicine; and Robert A. Bonomo, professor in the Department of Medicine and co-chair of the Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure, School of Medicine.
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Often faculty members are asked to be guest lecturers for someone else’s class. On Feb. 3, UCITE presents Best Practices for the Occasional Lecturer. The discussion will cover the opportunities and challenges of being an occasional lecturer and will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room in the Allen Building. Pizza and beverages will be provided; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life is looking for positive, hard-working and team-oriented graduate students to work during the 2011-2012 academic year. Check out the positions in more detail online or email with any questions.
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The Summer Session offers students classes in introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, Chinese, Italian and many more. Find more information online, and look for the summer brochure in your mailbox this week. Email email@example.com with any questions.
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The Peace Corps will hold an information session Feb. 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Sears Library Building Room 354. During the session, a representative will talk about the application process and benefits of service, including financial assistance for graduate school, full health and dental coverage, increased job skills and employment potential and more.
Female students, staff and faculty are invited to a two-hour Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (SAFE) workshop Feb. 10. The event is facilitated by Case Western Reserve University Police and cosponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. RSVP online. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with questions.
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All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend Global Water Issues: A Conversation with Engineers Without Borders Feb. 4 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Nord Hall 310. Students from Engineers Without Borders will discuss global water issues from a public health, sociopolitical and engineering perspective. Free pizza will be provided.
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Ars Poetica, a poetry organization on campus, will hold an event Feb. 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Sages Cafe in Crawford Hall. The event will include poetry, live jazz music and an open mike for willing volunteers.
IES Abroad selected Case Western Reserve University junior Elliot Schwartz to blog about his study abroad experiences in Barcelona, Spain, spring semester 2011. He was one of 31 bloggers chosen from a pool of more than 200 applications. Schwartz, a history major on the pre-medicine track, will share his passions for art and travel during his semester abroad on the blog.