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  • Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Candidate Search

    Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and its academic medical center partners, Cleveland Clinic (CC) and University Hospitals (UH), which together form the consortium of the NCI designated comprehensive cancer center, seek the next director for the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC). The Case CCC provides a unique forum and academic network for cancer researchers across our community to accomplish more than they may individually.

  • Research team’s study findings published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science

    In 2014, Umut Gurkan, associate professor at the Case School of Engineering, received a Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) Annual Pilot to develop HemeChip, an accurate, low-cost, point-of-care diagnostic, specialized for low-income countries, to diagnose sickle cell disease. CTSC pilot funding was the critical catalyst for this study, as Gurkan has gone on to receive multiple publications, grants, and patents based on blood assay technology.

  • Student Spotlight: Kathleen Mulligan

    To honor her father while he was in intensive care and hospice, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine second-year medical student Kathleen Mulligan wrote a song as a tribute to her father during his last few days.  

  • Artificial intelligence tool predicts treatment response and survival in small cell lung cancer patients

    Researchers identify set of patterns from CT scans to help predict patient’s response to chemotherapy

    Researchers at the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) at Case Western Reserve University have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify patterns on computed tomography (CT) scans that offer new promise for treating patients with small cell lung cancer.

  • $10M matching gift from anonymous donor aims to expand endowed professorships in medicine, engineering

    Three years ago, an anonymous donor challenged Case Western Reserve supporters to help endow 10 professorships each at the university’s medical and engineering schools. 

    By committing to half of the amount required ($1 million), donors would have the opportunity to name the professorship the gift helped create.

    That effort went so well that last month President Eric W. Kaler announced the donor added another $10 million to the original $20 million commitment.

  • Student Spotlight: Blake Harvey

    No one could have foreseen the accident Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine student Blake Harvey was involved with during his time as a fire controlman in the U.S. Navy.
  • Researchers link pollution to cardiovascular disease, develop strategies to reduce exposure and encourage government intervention

    In a new review article, published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from University Hospitals (UH), Case Western Reserve University and Boston College discuss evidence linking pollution and cardiovascular disease. The research team highlights strategies for reducing individual exposure to pollution, and the importance of government-supported interventions encouraging clean energy.

  • Post-COVID study to enroll more than 900 in Northeast Ohio

    Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and its hospital partners, University Hospitals, the MetroHealth System, and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, have received federal funding for a study that seeks to understand why some people have prolonged symptoms (referred to as long COVID) or develop new or returning symptoms after the acute phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection. 

  • 5 questions with…Case Medal for Excellence in Health Science Innovation winner Maria Hatzoglou

    In a ceremony Oct. 22, School of Medicine Dean Stan Gerson awarded Maria Hatzoglou the Case Medal for Excellence in Health Science Innovation. She was recognized with the highest honor bestowed by the school for her groundbreaking research, decades of service and for being a wonderful role model. 

  • Case Western Reserve receives $16 million federal grant to launch major research center on substance use and HIV

    The use of opioids, methamphetamines, cocaine and other stimulants is the second-most common cause of exposure to HIV among those in the United States diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS.

    Thanks to a new $16 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, Case Western Reserve is launching a multi-institutional research effort dedicated to deepening understanding of the relationship between substance use and HIV.

  • Lucid Diagnostics completes $70 million initial public offering

    Company’s esophageal cancer prevention tests developed jointly by medical school faculty at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals 

    Lucid Diagnostics Inc., a company that produces esophageal cancer tests based on Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals research, has completed a $70 million initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq Global Market; at the IPO price, the company’s estimated value would be $467 million.

  • New Case Western Reserve University, National Institute on Drug Abuse study finds people with substance-use disorders may be at higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections

    An analysis of electronic health records of nearly 580,000 fully vaccinated people in the United States found that while the risk of SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection among those with substance-use disorders was low overall, it was higher for people who misuse substances such as alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and opioids.

    The study, led by researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—part of the National Institutes of Health—was published in World Psychiatry.

  • Four School of Medicine employees honored with staff awards

    Matt Burdett, Jessica DeCaro, Maita Diaz and Lisa Tersigni have a few things in common. They not only consistently perform their job duties in an outstanding manner, but they steadily operate with an exemplary attitude. Because of this, the School of Medicine is proud to recognize them as this year’s winners of the school’s staff awards, the highest honor it bestows upon staff members. 

    School of Medicine Dean Stan Gerson congratulated the recipients on receiving the well-deserved awards, and thanked them for their continued service to the school.

  • ‘Transformative’ $18.2M grant seeks to address health disparities for Black patients in Cleveland, Detroit

    The ACHIEVE GreatER initiative part of multi-institution partnership among Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, Wayne State University and Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority to address health outcomes

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals (UH) 

  • Student Spotlight: Caitlyn Gillespie

    In June of 2011, Caitlyn Gillespie had a spinal fusion to fix the curvature of her spine due to scoliosis. She was terrified and in pain, but Gillespie remembers one nurse who went above and beyond to make sure she was recovering and was as comfortable as she could be.  

    “She made me feel secure with my scar,” Gillespie explained. “We formed a deep connection because we both were spinal fusion patients. Anything I needed, she provided.”