This fall, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Weatherhead School of Management will launch Fusion, a graduate-level certificate program. Fusion blends legal, scientific and management disciplines to guide graduate students from different academic backgrounds through the complex path of identifying and cultivating the commercial potential of scientific discovery to bring inventions and technology to the marketplace.
MBA, JD and PhD students in the sciences and engineering can now register for courses in the newly approved universitywide Graduate Certificate in Design, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management.
“This nationally distinctive, interdisciplinary program will prepare our students to become leaders in the field of innovation management,” said Craig A. Nard, Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law and a founding faculty member of Fusion. Learn about the program and its course requirements.
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By David Huang for the SAGES Seminar, Reading and Writing Science
After cleaning your mouth, plaque begins forming before your brush even hits the cup.
A key to plaque formation, said Yiping W. Han, a professor of periodontics at Case Western Reserve University is one of the most abundant and persistent bacterium that inhabits the mouth, Fusobacterium nucleatum.
She’s found that the bacterium not only helps contagions attacking your teeth and gums but enables disease and infection to spread throughout the body. Read more about Han’s research and the dangers of oral diseases.
Hey seniors: Case Western Reserve alumni license plates are available through the Ohio BMV. Find more information online.
The Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Case Western Reserve and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, with funds from STERIS Corp., will provide seed money to faculty to foster research in emerging and healthcare-associated infections. The deadline for grant proposal submission is May 27. For more information, contact Martha Salata.
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There will be a seminar on “Protecting Sensitive Data” May 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Toepfer Room in Adelbert Hall. During the talk, Boyd Kumher, university compliance officer, and Mark Herron, information assurance analyst, will discuss the steps required to safeguard sensitive information, including guidelines, procedures and practices. Administrators, researchers and others with access to sensitive information in the performance of university business should attend.
Residence halls close Friday at 3 p.m. for anyone not involved in commencement; for move-out information, click here.
The university community is invited to attend a tips, tricks and training update on SmartCART and also celebrate the program’s first birthday. The training sessions will be held May 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., with a cake and punch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Wolstein Research Building. RSVP online for a training session.
School of Law Professor Sharona Hoffman’s article on “The Importance of Immutability in Employment Discrimination Law” was published in William & Mary Law Review, while her article “E-Health Hazards: Provider Liability and Electronic Health Record Systems” was featured at Medicine 2.0 Legal and Ethical Dilemmas of Online Medicine International Conference at University of Haifa Law School in Israel.
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Law professor Maxwell Mehlman presented during a conference on Exploring Human Enhancement, held April 8-9 at University of Texas at Dallas. He spoke on “Extinction by Design: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Human Evolution” and “Biomedical Enhancement and the Military.”