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  • Student Spotlight: Stormy Stan

    While working as a special agent in counterintelligence for the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Stormy Stan changed course to make a greater impact on people’s lives. She decided to pursue medicine and enrolled in the School of Medicine’s PRIME program.
  • Education Retreat 2021 focuses on diversity and inclusive equity

    With a focus on diversity, inclusiveness and equity, the Medical Education annual retreat, Diversity and Inclusion in Education, hosted over 300 attendees from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine and the four affiliate hospitals: Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, University Hospitals and Cleveland VA. 
  • Tina Lining joins School of Medicine as Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

    Championing diversity within Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine is an essential part of its vision to promote an inclusive culture working to eradicate health disparities in Cleveland and across the world. To uphold and strengthen these objectives, the school is pleased to announce that Tina Lining has joined us in a new role as Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.
  • Two School of Medicine faculty appointed to endowed professorships

    Congratulations to two School of Medicine’s faculty members who recently received endowed professorship appointments: Jennifer Cullen to the James T. Pardee – Carl A. Gerstacker Professorship in Cancer Research; and Peter Scacheri to the Gertrude Donnelly Hess, MD Professorship in Oncology Research.
  • Case Western Reserve awarded $3 million National Cancer Institute grant to apply AI to immunotherapy in lung cancer patients

    Medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University, New York University (NYU), and University Hospitals have been awarded a five-year, $3 million National Cancer Institute grant to develop and apply artificial intelligence (AI) tools for predicting which lung cancer patients will respond to immunotherapy.
  • New Barrett’s esophagus monitoring method could aid in easier and more precise prognoses

    A new technique for sampling and testing cells from Barrett’s esophagus (BE) patients could result in earlier and easier identification of patients whose disease has progressed toward cancer or whose disease is at high risk of progressing toward cancer, according to a collaborative study by investigators at Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center (JHKCC).
  • Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation awards $1 million grant to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation—continuing Mt. Sinai Medical Center’s century-old tradition of caring for Northeast Ohio—has expanded its commitment to the region through a $1 million challenge grant to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. With this grant, the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation has provided over $31 million in lifetime support for Case Western Reserve. The grant will benefit the Dean’s Catalytic Fund, designed to provide resources for the school’s leader to invest in new opportunities to advance medicine, such as emergency student scholarship support, bridge funding to advance promising early-stage research, and recruitment and retention of exceptional faculty.
  • Case Western Reserve University biotech startup Rodeo Therapeutics Corp. sold to Amgen Inc.

    Rodeo Therapeutics Corp., a drug-development startup founded by Sanford Markowitz, Stan Gerson and a third scientific partner, has been sold to Amgen Inc., a publicly traded international biopharmaceutical company. Under terms of the agreement, Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks, California, will acquire all outstanding shares of Rodeo for $55 million, plus “future contingent milestone payments potentially worth up to an additional $666 million in cash,” the companies announced today.
  • Student Spotlight: Michelle Lee

    How did a surfer from Southern California become a soon-to-be resident in emergency medicine at a Midwest hospital? A graduate candidate in the School of Medicine’s Class of 2021, find out more about Michelle Lee’s educational journey and her final years of med school during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • New biophysics program partners with U.S. Air Force to develop biosensors for stress and fatigue

    Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have established the Case Center for Biomarker Structure and Integration for Sensors (BioSIS), a program to advance biosensor technologies using biophysical techniques to understand and improve sensing of markers of stress and fatigue.

  • Meconium may provide clues to fetal-alcohol exposure, forecast behavioral issues later in childhood

    Newborn babies with indicators of alcohol in meconium—a newborn's first stool—are more likely to face behavioral difficulties later in childhood, according to new study from a team of multi-disciplinary researchers at Case Western Reserve University.
  • 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.