- 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.”
- May 15, 2020Samira Ben Salka believes life is about learning—and when you stop learning, you stop truly living. Graduating this weekend as a certified anesthesiologist assistant (CAA) with a Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Houston campus, she has achieved another milestone in her life’s educational journey.
- May 7, 2020
The Case Western Reserve University COVID-19 Task Force, led by Jonathan Karn and Rafick Pierre Sekaly, has made great progress over the past seven weeks. Bringing forward the best ideas and expertise from CWRU and its affiliates, the task force is producing energetic and thoughtful collaboration and support for top projects, preparing laboratories to analyze live SARS CoV-2 samples, readying spaces and policies for physically-distant working, and prioritizing the use of potentially scarce resources—all in an effort to attack the pandemic from many sides.
Case Western Reserve University awarded $3.7 million to assess clinical trials at U.S. sites in wide-ranging effort to cure blood disease nationally, worldwideApril 23, 2020The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has awarded Case Western Reserve University up to $3.7 million to assess emerging genome editing-based therapies being tested for curing sickle cell disease (SCD) at leading U.S research universities and hospitals.
Rose Gubitosi-Klug wins Faculty Distinguished Research Award for her groundbreaking work with diabetes in children and teens.April 20, 2020
With the significant rise in youth and adolescent diabetes over the last four decades, Rose Gubitosi-Klug’s work has not only changed the understanding of this challenging illness—it has impacted how patients are managed.
- April 17, 2020We are pleased to announce the launch of the CWRU Translational Fellows Program (TFP) and are seeking applications from senior doctoral students or post-docs to work through the process of developing a technology for commercialization for our pilot year beginning 6/1/2020.
$6M, five-year NIH grant extends funding for collaborative Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core CenterApril 14, 2020A new $6 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health extends funding for the Silvio O. Conte Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Center (DDRCC), a cross-institutional collaboration of digestive disease investigators.
- April 8, 2020
President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost Ben Vinson III announced today that they have appointed renowned cystic fibrosis researcher Mitch Drumm as the university’s interim vice president for research and technology management. He succeeds Suzanne Rivera, who will become Macalester College’s 17th president in June.
Dealing with COVID-19 anxiety: CWRU psychology professor Jane Timmons-Mitchell offers tips for copingApril 3, 2020
The nation was already clinically anxious enough. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 19% of American adults experience at least one anxiety disorder over any 12-month period.
And that was before the coronavirus outbreak.
MedSupplyDrive@cwru connects businesses willing to donate personal-protective equipment with local hospitalsApril 2, 2020Isaac Levine, a third-year medical student who was pulled off his clinical rotation when COVID-19 restrictions were put in place, found himself with free time and wanted to do something to help those on the front lines. He joined forces with fellow students Abby Gross and Daniel Li to address the shortage of personal-protective equipment (PPE), such as masks and gloves, in local hospitals.
- April 2, 2020Two students—who have never met in person—joined forces, creating a process to match student volunteers with physicians, nurses and other health care staff needing help with errands and chores outside of work. In less than a week, they signed up more than 100 volunteers to shop for groceries; prepare meals; tutor children online; feed, walk and take care of pets; and run much-needed errands for Cleveland health care workers.
- April 1, 2020Cameron, no stranger to fast-moving, highly contagious respiratory viruses, said there are lessons to be learned from the SARS outbreak for today's coronavirus pandemic nearly two decades later.
CWRU School of Medicine generates new remote course on epidemiology of pandemics in response to global outbreakMarch 25, 2020
Idea initiated by fourth-year med student
When Elisabeth Wynia, a fourth-year student at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, learned on March 13 that her final hospital rotation was canceled because of COVID-19 concerns, she hustled for an alternative.
School of Medicine student volunteers assist with public questions and concerns about COVID-19 pandemicMarch 24, 2020Close to 100 first- to fourth-year medical students and physician-assistant students have been deployed as volunteers to help manage the crush of inquiries to call centers from a worried and confused public.