- September 17, 2021
President Eric W. Kaler and Provost Ben Vinson III announced today that they have named Stan Gerson as the medical school’s dean and the university’s senior vice president for medical affairs. His appointment begins Oct. 1.
New study: Nursing home residents, health care workers lose more than 80% of their COVID-19 immunity six months after Pfizer vaccineSeptember 14, 2021
Case Western Reserve University researchers, in partnership with Brown University, examine vaccine’s effectiveness over time on seniors and their caregivers
A new, multi-institutional study led by Case Western Reserve University—in partnership with Brown University—found that COVID-19 antibodies produced by the Pfizer vaccine decreased sharply in senior nursing home residents and their caregivers six months after receiving their second shots.
- September 10, 2021
Stuart Youngner first came to Case Western Reserve University in 1966 to attend medical school. He loved it so much, he decided to stay.
After decades of teaching and sustained contributions to the evolution of bioethics knowledge and approaches in Cleveland and beyond, Youngner retired in July from his position as professor of bioethics and psychiatry at the School of Medicine.
Kelli Qua and Anastasia Rowland-Seymour join Medical Education leadership team for School of MedicineSeptember 7, 2021The Office of Medical Education is pleased to announce two new educational leaders in the School of Medicine. Please join us in welcoming Anastasia Rowland-Seymour and Kelli Qua.
- September 3, 2021The Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) Program is pleased to announce a new educational site in Austin, Texas. It will matriculate the first class in May 2022.
- September 2, 2021Two years ago, Garrett Weskamp, now a third-year MD student in the School of Medicine, formed a student group focused on providing support for the LGBTQ+ community at the school. That group, Case Med Pride, was named the 2021 Chapter of the Year by Medical Student Pride Alliance—a network of more than 60 LGBTQ+ student organizations at medical schools across the country. It’s the first such award given by the group.
- August 30, 2021Using cryo-electron microscopy, researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and National Institutes of Health open door to new level of detail in study of abnormal proteins that cause untreatable neurodegenerative conditions
- August 27, 2021The School of Medicine welcomed the incoming class of PhD students beginning their biomedical research career at the annual “Seeds of Discovery” White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 20.
National Institute on Aging awards $15.4 million to continue support for Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research CenterAugust 26, 2021The National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant expected to total $15.4 million to continue funding the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The new five-year award will support the multi-institution collaborative, which aims to accelerate research for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
- August 25, 2021Mukesh Jain, the Ellery Sedgwick Chair and Distinguished Scientist in the Department of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, is internationally recognized for his discovery of the role of a family of factors termed Kruppel-like factors—DNA-binding proteins that regulate a host of biological processes in the body, including those of the heart, blood vessels and immune cells. For his pioneering research in this area, his strong commitment to mentorship, and his contributions to the Cleveland biomedical community, Jain will formally be named one of four new Distinguished University Professors at convocation on Aug. 25.
Early-warning system for sepsis shown to improve survival rates and cut hospital stays, new study findsAugust 24, 2021
Emergency room patients who were flagged by an artificial-intelligence algorithm for possibly having sepsis received antibiotics sooner and had better outcomes, according to a peer-reviewed study conducted by physician-researchers at Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth.
Their findings were published in The Journal of Critical Care Medicine.
- August 20, 2021Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic have received a $1.77 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The principal investigators for the three-year grant include Marsha Michie, assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Bioethics, and Ruth Farrell, vice chair of clinical research at Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN and Women’s Health Institute.
- August 18, 2021Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions, including obesity, and can be dangerous as it increases the risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other diseases. In a recent study, published in eLife, researchers at the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals (UH) and Case Western Reserve University discovered a therapeutic option for the treatment of metabolic syndrome and obesity.
- August 12, 2021Researchers from Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center have found that the genomic adjusted radiation dose (GARD) may be used to personalize radiotherapy (RT) to maximize the therapeutic effect of a given physical RT dose.
- August 10, 2021The nucleolus—a conspicuous but obscure organelle within the cell nucleus—is normally too compact to be studied in detail. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University just learned how to simplify its structure in living cells and discovered how its interior is organized. The research team, led by Alan Tartakoff, professor in the Department of Pathology at the School of Medicine, pulled out the nucleus’ axial strand of DNA and observed that its DNA axis is surrounded by two layers of critical protein complexes. They learned how, when and where these complexes function in ribosome assembly.