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  • Student Spotlight: Karam Atli

    After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a biotechnology master’s degree in 2017, Atli worked for a medical research lab in Hong Kong over the summer and started at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine in the fall. At age 23, Atli is now one of the youngest students to graduate from the school. 
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and other top U.S. cancer centers call for urgent action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track

    COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted delivery of key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention

    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, a partnership of Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic, has joined with 71 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and partner organizations to issue a joi

  • School of Medicine’s Ashley Nemes-Baran receives 2021 Jackson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring

    The speed at which Ashley Nemes-Baran has connected with her students is almost unheard of. Nemes-Baran, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosciences, started teaching at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine just last fall. Not only is Nemes-Baran new to Case Western Reserve, but she teaches courses within the university’s new neurosciences undergraduate major. Then toss in the added complication of remote instruction because of the pandemic and it's clear why she is the recipient of the Jackson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring.
  • Case Western Reserve-led research team aims to determine which diabetic individuals can successfully donate corneas for transplant (and which should not)

    n a new study, supported by a five-year, $6.4 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, researchers from Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals and the Jaeb Center for Health Research, aim to finally determine which diabetic individuals can successfully donate their corneas for keratoplasty (and which should not).   
  • Anatomy’s Andrew Crofton named 2021 John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching recipient

    In each of his anatomy classes, Andrew “Andy” Crofton tailors his teaching method to the students as individuals—a style they say creates an environment in which they feel respected and motivated to achieve at their highest level. It’s among the many reasons Crofton, assistant professor of anatomy at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, will receive the John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching during the commencement convocation Sunday, May 30.
  • Case Western Reserve researchers identify potential new approach to better controlling epileptic seizures

    Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have identified a potential new approach to better controlling epileptic seizures. Lin Mei, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, who led the new study in mouse models, said the team found a new chemical reaction that could help control epileptic seizures. Their findings were recently published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
  • 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.