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In this issue:

From the Executive Director | Research Snapshot | Third Federal Helps Shape Leaders| University, Partners Celebrate Ethical Leader | Omnova Invests in Engineering Students

From the Executive Director




As a valued partner, you know that Case Western Reserve University has a long and rich history as a research powerhouse.

In this edition of Corporate Update, we invite you to learn about some of the university's more recent breakthroughs. Learn the hidden dangers of common blood pressure drugs and how genetic adaptations allow Tibetans to live more than 2 miles above sea level in the attached issue of think:research. For continual updates on the university's latest advancements, bookmark the university's Think website, or learn about the latest in medical research on the Medicus website. Each is updated as news happens, so you can stay on top of the university's latest announcements.

Just as Case Western Reserve is dedicated to staying at the forefront of discovery, we at the Office of Corporate Relations are committed to keeping you abreast of the university's noteworthy accomplishments. If you would like to learn more about Case Western Reserve's research and how you can take part in the university's success, please get in touch. I welcome your emails at

All my best,
Anne M. Borchert
Executive Director of Corporate Relations and Strategic Projects


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Research Snapshot


Case Western Reserve University conducts cutting-edge research every day in laboratories across campus. In an effort to keep you updated, below are several recent research stories. Read even more stories and watch research reports at the Think website

School of Dental Medicine researchers discovered a way to catch oral cancer in its earliest stages, which could save the lives of the nearly 40,500 people diagnosed annually. Read more.

A Case Western Reserve engineer's nerve cuff technology may help wheelchair-bound individuals to walk. Read more.

Researchers say cockroaches could be a model for "thinking" robot technology. Read more.


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Third Federal Helps Shape Leaders


With the help of Third Federal Foundation Case Western Reserve students across campus are enjoying opportunities to hone their leadership skills in the community.

The foundation's support of the Louis Stokes Fellowship in Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences has provided scholarships to students that are minority professionals in the field of community development. The program is creating a pipeline of minority leaders who will empower their neighbors and transform their neighborhoods.

Third Federal also recently endowed a gift to support the Global Ethical Leaders Society (GELS) at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, focusing support on the summer ethics program. GELS is a student organization dedicated to promoting ethical leadership through internship and experiential learning opportunities, conferences, lectures and more.

Pictured is Marc Stefanski, Chairman and CEO of Third Federal, during a lecture at CWRU in 2009.


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University, Partners Celebrate Ethical Leader


One of Case Western Reserve's most prestigious events is the annual Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony, which honors an outstanding international ethical leader whose actions and influence have greatly improved the human condition.

Companies often support the program due to partnerships with the Center or because the honoree's efforts resonate with their core business values. Among the supporters of this year's event were Eaton Corporation, Anthem, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, Quality Electrodynamics, Smucker's, Third Federal Savings and Loan, TIAA-CREF, Dell and Polgenix Inc. Representatives from these and other partner companies were on hand this September, as the university bestowed the prestigious prize on humanitarian and conservationist Stan Brock (pictured). The former co-host of the TV show Wild Kingdom, Brock is the founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), which delivers free health care services to underserved communities in the United States and isolated regions around the world.

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Omnova Invests in Engineering Students


In 2008, OMNOVA Solutions, a global provider of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals, established an endowment fund to provide scholarship or stipend support to students enrolled in the Department of Chemical Engineering based on outstanding achievement and/or economic need.

The award is granted to one deserving student each year. This year's recipient, Tyler Petek, a senior, was recently announced and honored in front of faculty, staff and other students.

Pictured are Uziel Landau, chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering; Daniel Shelberg, a 2010 graduate, who was awarded the scholarship in 2009; Brian Doucet (CSE '96, '00) Pilot Plant Manager at Omnova; and J. Mann, Professor of Chemical Engineering.


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