- July 7, 2020Pallavi Tiwari’s impact on brain cancer research was recognized in June when she was selected as one of six winners of the third annual Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. Each recipient, representing each of the STEM2D disciplines—science, technology, engineering, math, manufacturing and design—will receive a $150,000 grant and three years of mentorship.
Case Western Reserve University-led team develops new approach to treat certain neurological diseasesJuly 2, 2020A team led by Case Western Reserve University medical researchers has developed a potential treatment method for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a fatal neurological disorder that produces severe movement, motor and cognitive dysfunction in children. It results from genetic mutations that prevent the body from properly making myelin, the protective insulation around nerve cells.
- July 1, 2020Stan Gerson, Director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC), has become interim dean for the School of Medicine and interim senior vice president for medical affairs, effective July 1, 2020.
- June 30, 2020After a 13-year tenure that saw the School of Medicine swing from multi-million-dollar deficits to record-breaking fundraising and research awards, Pamela B. Davis will return to the faculty full-time as of July 1.
Anesthesiology’s James D. Reynolds awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative grant from Harrington Discovery InstituteJune 19, 2020
When a research project over 15 years in the making resulted in a drug that improved pulmonary function and oxygen delivery, researcher James D. Reynolds thought the drug could also help COVID-19 patients with severely compromised lung and heart function. Reynolds, Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, was recently awarded a grant from the Harrington Discovery Institute’s (HDI) COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative to answer that very question.
- June 10, 2020For many years, the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has worked to reduce health disparities and advance the health and inclusion of all races in our school, university, our city, and around the world. Although some of these efforts have been incrementally successful, they have not brought the sweeping improvements that we desire. We must redouble our efforts, better coordinate our work, and devote time and resources to attacking the problem at all levels.
- June 10, 2020A team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers has made two major discoveries involving psoriasis, a chronic and debilitating skin disease with no known cure.
- June 3, 2020Haima Therapeutics has executed an exclusive license agreement with Case Western Reserve University to research, develop and market artificial platelet technologies to treat patients with various bleeding disorders.
- May 26, 2020
Researchers have harnessed the power of electronic health records to gain insight into the potential of inflammation-controlling medications to reduce a patient’s Alzheimer’s disease risk.
- May 15, 2020Until he became an instructor himself, James “Jim” Spilsbury thought the quality of a college course was strictly up to the professor. But once in that role, while teaching his first few anthropology classes at Case Western Reserve University, it quickly dawned on him: The success of a course is as much dependent on those sitting in the classroom as the person standing before them.
Medicine’s Paul Tesar receives J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate MentoringMay 15, 2020“The best thing about being a mentor,” said Tesar, “is watching the students develop not only needed skills but also the confidence to become independent and chart their own career paths. It’s amazing to watch them grow, mature and become great at whatever they decide to do.”
- May 15, 2020Samira Ben Salka believes life is about learning—and when you stop learning, you stop truly living. Graduating this weekend as a certified anesthesiologist assistant (CAA) with a Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Houston campus, she has achieved another milestone in her life’s educational journey.
- May 7, 2020
The Case Western Reserve University COVID-19 Task Force, led by Jonathan Karn and Rafick Pierre Sekaly, has made great progress over the past seven weeks. Bringing forward the best ideas and expertise from CWRU and its affiliates, the task force is producing energetic and thoughtful collaboration and support for top projects, preparing laboratories to analyze live SARS CoV-2 samples, readying spaces and policies for physically-distant working, and prioritizing the use of potentially scarce resources—all in an effort to attack the pandemic from many sides.
Case Western Reserve University awarded $3.7 million to assess clinical trials at U.S. sites in wide-ranging effort to cure blood disease nationally, worldwideApril 23, 2020The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has awarded Case Western Reserve University up to $3.7 million to assess emerging genome editing-based therapies being tested for curing sickle cell disease (SCD) at leading U.S research universities and hospitals.
Rose Gubitosi-Klug wins Faculty Distinguished Research Award for her groundbreaking work with diabetes in children and teens.April 20, 2020
With the significant rise in youth and adolescent diabetes over the last four decades, Rose Gubitosi-Klug’s work has not only changed the understanding of this challenging illness—it has impacted how patients are managed.