- July 29, 2020Just four years after its first class of students matriculated in 2016, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program has achieved a new milestone: The program has been granted accreditation-continued status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), the highest accreditation status a PA program can receive.
- July 27, 2020Cancer researchers Alex Huang, Reshmi Parameswaran and Yamilet Huerta have been awarded $315,000 in grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to conduct research of new immunotherapy treatments for pediatric cancers.
College of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine collaborate to offer new undergraduate neuroscience majorJuly 21, 2020Case Western Reserve University will offer a new bachelor of science degree in neuroscience beginning fall semester 2020. Developed jointly by the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine, the undergraduate program is highly collaborative and multidisciplinary.
- July 13, 2020
On a perfect Sunday morning, 216 first-year medical students participated in the School of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony, a rite of passage officially welcoming them into the community of healers. The physician’s white coat is a powerful symbol of the profession, and the ceremony launched these students at the beginning of their medical education—because becoming a doctor is not just a job or career—it is a life choice.
- July 7, 2020Pallavi Tiwari’s impact on brain cancer research was recognized in June when she was selected as one of six winners of the third annual Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. Each recipient, representing each of the STEM2D disciplines—science, technology, engineering, math, manufacturing and design—will receive a $150,000 grant and three years of mentorship.
Case Western Reserve University-led team develops new approach to treat certain neurological diseasesJuly 2, 2020A team led by Case Western Reserve University medical researchers has developed a potential treatment method for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a fatal neurological disorder that produces severe movement, motor and cognitive dysfunction in children. It results from genetic mutations that prevent the body from properly making myelin, the protective insulation around nerve cells.
- July 1, 2020Stan Gerson, Director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC), has become interim dean for the School of Medicine and interim senior vice president for medical affairs, effective July 1, 2020.
- June 30, 2020After a 13-year tenure that saw the School of Medicine swing from multi-million-dollar deficits to record-breaking fundraising and research awards, Pamela B. Davis will return to the faculty full-time as of July 1.
Anesthesiology’s James D. Reynolds awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative grant from Harrington Discovery InstituteJune 19, 2020
When a research project over 15 years in the making resulted in a drug that improved pulmonary function and oxygen delivery, researcher James D. Reynolds thought the drug could also help COVID-19 patients with severely compromised lung and heart function. Reynolds, Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, was recently awarded a grant from the Harrington Discovery Institute’s (HDI) COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative to answer that very question.
- June 10, 2020For many years, the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has worked to reduce health disparities and advance the health and inclusion of all races in our school, university, our city, and around the world. Although some of these efforts have been incrementally successful, they have not brought the sweeping improvements that we desire. We must redouble our efforts, better coordinate our work, and devote time and resources to attacking the problem at all levels.
- June 10, 2020A team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers has made two major discoveries involving psoriasis, a chronic and debilitating skin disease with no known cure.
- June 3, 2020Haima Therapeutics has executed an exclusive license agreement with Case Western Reserve University to research, develop and market artificial platelet technologies to treat patients with various bleeding disorders.
- May 26, 2020
Researchers have harnessed the power of electronic health records to gain insight into the potential of inflammation-controlling medications to reduce a patient’s Alzheimer’s disease risk.
- May 15, 2020Until he became an instructor himself, James “Jim” Spilsbury thought the quality of a college course was strictly up to the professor. But once in that role, while teaching his first few anthropology classes at Case Western Reserve University, it quickly dawned on him: The success of a course is as much dependent on those sitting in the classroom as the person standing before them.
Medicine’s Paul Tesar receives J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate MentoringMay 15, 2020“The best thing about being a mentor,” said Tesar, “is watching the students develop not only needed skills but also the confidence to become independent and chart their own career paths. It’s amazing to watch them grow, mature and become great at whatever they decide to do.”