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Research

Driven to Make a Difference

Whether finding faster ways to fight disease or deepening our understanding of the past, Case Western Reserve is committed to research and scholarship that changes lives.

We’re applying artificial intelligence to improve health outcomes and to identify ancient paintings’ artists. We’re digging in Ethiopia to learn more about evolution, and making manufacturing smarter in Northeast Ohio.

One breakthrough at a time, we’re helping to build a better world.

Turning Ideas into Inventions

Medtronic Acquires Our Heart-Mapping Technology for $93M

Two graduate students transformed a lab project into a clinical tool. Years later, Medtronic bought the company they co-founded for $93 million.

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Shaping the Future

We are driven to expand knowledge, deepen understanding and contribute to the well-being of individuals, organizations and society at large. As a student, faculty or staff member at Case Western Reserve, you can conduct research at an institution with a strong history of innovation, a commitment to breaking new ground and an exciting future of translating ideas to reality. Connect with our offices to jumpstart your work.

Measuring Our Impact

Members of the CWRU community conduct research daily that makes a lasting difference. But don’t take it from us—the numbers tell our story.

$.1
million in competitive sponsored research projects (FY21)
#
among 100 world universities receiving U.S. utility patents
+
recent industry partners
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Opportunities to Engage

We’re so eager for undergraduates to participate in research that we created SOURCE, an entire office devoted to connecting them with opportunities—and LaunchNet, which helps students turn ideas into businesses.

For those in industry who may want to partner with our professors, please visit the Office of Corporate Relations.

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The Student Experience

At Case Western Reserve, students play a critical role in our research mission—at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Discover some of the ways CWRU students can get in the lab as soon as they arrive on campus—and how their efforts make a meaningful impact.

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Enhancing Opportunities
“Having our lab team create an idea from zero and go through all the steps to develop technologies that could be used to save lives truly gives satisfaction."
Zoe S., PhD student