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  • Researchers to lead Northeast Ohio initiative to increase prostate cancer screening in African American men

    African American men in Cuyahoga County have a 60% increased risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer and an 80% increased risk of dying from prostate cancer compared to white men, according to data from the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC). With a new $2.75 million, three-year grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Foundation, Case CCC researchers will collaborate with a team of community partners in a different approach to overcome this health disparity. 
  • Erin Fogarty promoted to Assistant Dean for Research Administration

    Under Fogarty's leadership, collaboration and appreciation between the Office of Grants and Contracts and the departments submitting grants increased 100-fold. Supportive of her team, she has created a welcoming environment, while at the same time, worked to modernize and create new efficiencies within the office.
  • Dr. Sanjay Rajagopalan recognized with American College of Cardiology top honor

    Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, FACC, has been awarded the 2021 Distinguished Scientist Award – Translational Domain by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for his contributions to the cardiovascular profession. He will be recognized with other 2021 Distinguished Award-winners at the 70th Annual Scientific Session & Expo in May in Atlanta and presented virtually.
  • Curing Kids Cancer awards Alex Huang’s team for pediatric bone cancer research

    Alex Huang and his research team recently received a $100K award from Curing Kids Cancer, for their work on osteosarcoma, a common but highly aggressive bone cancer that affects 400–600 children, teens and young adults in the U.S. each year. 
  • Student Spotlight – Bre'Andria Thompson

    Currently in clinical rotations, Thompson is practicing the skills from her first year as a PA student—how to meet patients where they are and build relationships with them. She especially likes working with children and is leaning toward working for a pediatric practice after graduation. this August.
  • Case Western Reserve University-led team finds that people with dementia at higher risk for COVID-19

    A study led by Case Western Reserve University researchers found that patients with dementia were at a significantly increased risk for COVID-19—and the risk was higher still for African Americans with dementia.
  • CWRU-led team finds that people with dementia at higher risk for COVID-19

    A study led by Case Western Reserve University researchers found that patients with dementia were at a significantly increased risk for COVID-19—and the risk was higher still for African Americans with dementia. 
  • Using Artificial Intelligence to prevent harm caused by immunotherapy

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University, using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze simple tissue scans, say they have discovered biomarkers that could tell doctors which lung cancer patients might actually get worse from immunotherapy.
  • Uganda-CWRU Research Collaboration site awarded 10-year grant renewal for tuberculosis research

    Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Uganda-CWRU Research Collaboration team were recently awarded a 10-year, $1.8 million per year, contract renewal from the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC), part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Studying system biology at the atomic level

    Edward Yu and a team of researchers from the University of Oxford developed a bottom-up iterative method, Build and Retrieve (BaR), that enables the identification and determination of cryo-EM structures of a variety of inner- and outer-membrane proteins, including membrane protein complexes of different sizes and dimensions, from a native, heterogeneous, impure protein sample. 
  • Student Spotlight: Khaled Shorbaji

    From volunteering to save lives during the Syrian civil war, Shorbaji is achieving his dream of becoming a cardiac surgeon and public health worker at CWRU School of Medicine.
  • Staff Profile: Susan Freimark

    When Susan Freimark joined the School of Medicine last fall as Director of Faculty Development and Diversity, she brought her considerable professional development and coaching skills to help empower faculty at different levels of experience and guide them as they progress in their career.  She is part of an expanded team that is improving diversity and equity in research, education, and implementation. 

  • New PhD/Masters students in biomedical research attend virtual White Lab Coat Ceremony

    Congratulations to the biomedical research PhD students who were welcomed into the world of medical discoveries at a White Lab Coat Ceremony in December. The ceremony launched their future careers as scientists and featured encouraging remarks from Marina Bostelman, second-year PhD candidate and speaker.

  • New School of Medicine study identifies novel mechanisms that cause protein clumping in Alzheimer's and other degenerative brain diseases

    A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has taken a major step toward understanding the mechanisms involved in the formation of large clumps of tau protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and several other neurodegenerative disorders.
  • H. Jack Geiger, public health pioneer, passes away

    Case Western Reserve University alumnus H. Jack Geiger, MD (MED ’58, HON ’00), who used his medical training and experience to take on poverty, racism and the threat of nuclear destruction, was considered a pioneer in the development of community health centers across the United States. He also made his mark internationally: Two advocacy groups he helped launch each won Nobel Peace Prizes. Geiger died Dec. 28 at his home in Brooklyn, New York. He was 95.