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  • 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. 
  • Student Spotlight – Bre'Andria Thompson

    Currently in clinical rotations, Thompson is practicing the skills from her first year as a PA student—how to meet patients where they are and build relationships with them. She especially likes working with children and is leaning toward working for a pediatric practice after graduation. this August.
  • Case Western Reserve University-led team finds that people with dementia at higher risk for COVID-19

    A study led by Case Western Reserve University researchers found that patients with dementia were at a significantly increased risk for COVID-19—and the risk was higher still for African Americans with dementia.
  • Using Artificial Intelligence to prevent harm caused by immunotherapy

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University, using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze simple tissue scans, say they have discovered biomarkers that could tell doctors which lung cancer patients might actually get worse from immunotherapy.
  • Uganda-CWRU Research Collaboration site awarded 10-year grant renewal for tuberculosis research

    Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Uganda-CWRU Research Collaboration team were recently awarded a 10-year, $1.8 million per year, contract renewal from the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC), part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).