PQHS Department Events

This page is updated regularly, and on Fridays, a newsletter with updates and information about the week ahead is sent out to faculty, staff, and students. 

To submit updates, please contact paula.darte@case.edu

To be put on the newsletter email list, please contact julie.riling@case.edu     

The calendar widget to the right is interactive and can be used to add (most of these) events to your calendar.   

Diversity and Inclusion

Reminder:  If you missed the session on "Promoting a Culture of Inclusion," held virtually for PQHS on Oct 28th 2021, please arrange to attend another session with Tina Lining, Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, CWRU School of Medicine:  tar5@case.edu

Faculty Annual Reviews: Four forms needed:

1.    Updated CV’s (to Julie)
2.    Faculty Activity Summary Form (FASF)
3.    Departmental Matrix 2021 (accomplishments)
4.    Department Matrix 2022 (goals) 

The PQHS Department Committee on Promotion and Tenure (dCAPT) is preparing its spring review docket for those who wish to be considered for promotion and/or tenure.   If you are considering going up for promotion and/or tenure, you must discuss this with Dr. Haines first.  Once it is determined that you will go forward, please let Dan White know as soon as possible --- AND NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 11, 2022 at dxw418@case.edu.

NIH Grant Proposal Changes Goes Live in January

The SOM Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC)  is reminding all PIs to use the new format for biosketches and other support pages when submitting your NIH grant proposals. While NIH requires the new format for all grants submitted on and after January 25th, the SOM OGC is requiring all submissions to have the new formats for any submissions prior to Jan 25th. Any submissions with old formats will be returned to the PI for revisions.

You can view the following training video and slide presentation via this link:  https://case.edu/medicine/research/research-support/research-administration-updates-and-guidelines

Additional Guidance on completing your Other Support Page: 

  • Question 1: Should I include pending proposals? What do I put down for direct cost?
  • Answer: Yes, you should include any proposals that are submitted but not yet reviewed, or reviewed and still under the possibility of being funded. 

If you are the Contact PI of the project, declare the full cost of the total award. Otherwise, only include the portion of the project awarded to you.

  • Question 2: Do I need to include my start-up package?
  • Answer: Nope! 

For any questions or concerns, please contact your respective research portfolio manager. 

Update on purchasing supplies and equipment

Please make sure that all of your orders for equipment (especially computers) and supplies go through Alberto Santana (software and hardware), Cynthia Moore or Tuesday Gibson (for ICB). Additionally, procurement has recently started to restrict reimbursements for equipment purchased by faculty or staff so to avoid any issues, please contact the above-mentioned individuals and they will process your order for you.  

Also, do not have orders sent to your home address.  

There are exceptions (e.g. orders from the ascertainment team) but a justification needs to be included in the reimbursement request. A sentence or two will suffice. 

 For questions, please contact Maita Diaz (368.0291 / mxd235@case.edu) 

None scheduled yet, but stay tuned!

This seminar series is held on Fridays at 9:30 am (ET).  The series includes guest lecturers and PhD candidates' presentations on their ongoing research. 

Presentations are typically held in the BRB first floor auditorium, although due to COVID-19, we've shifted to zoom meetings.

Dial-in information follows below, and the list of upcoming presentations is further below.

January 14:  Peter A. Zimmerman, PhD: Evolving Perspectives on SARS-CoV-2 Diversity. Link to pdf

January 21: Lu Wang, PhD Candidate: Multiparametric Data-driven Imaging Markers: Guidelines for Application, Analysis and Reporting of Model Outputs in Radiomics. Link to pdf

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PQHS 501 series for 2022






January 14

Peter Zimmerman, PhD

Fredrick Schumacher

January 21

Lu Wang, EPBI PhD Candidate

Jing Zhang, EPBI PhD Student

January 28

Claudia Cabrera, BHI PhD Student

Wang Lu, EPBI PhD Candidate

February 4

Benjamin Booker, EPBI PhD Student

Claudia Cabrera, BHI PhD Student

February 11

Abigail Roche, EPBI PhD Student

Benjamin Booker, EPBI PhD Student

February 18

Shiying Liu, EPBI PhD Student

Abigail Roche, EPBI PhD Student

February 25

Noah Lorinca-Comi, EPBI PhD Student

Shiying Liu, EPBI PhD Student

March 4

Jing Zhang, EPBI PhD Student

Noah Lorinca-Comi, EPBI PhD Student

March 11


No Class 

March 18

Callie Ogland-Hand, EPBI PhD Candidate

Daoyu Duan, EPBI PhD Student

Sarah Frischmann, EPBI PhD Student

Yanning Wu, EPBI PhD Student

March 25

Leslie Meng, EPBI PhD Student

Katrina Prantzalos, EPBI PhD Student

Callie Ogland-Hand, EPBI PhD Candidate

Daoyu Duan, EPBI PhD Student

April 1

Emily Hannon, EPBI PhD Student

Ping Wang, EPBI PhD Candidate

Leslie Meng, EPBI PhD Student

Katrina Prantzalos, EPBI PhD Student

April 8

Diya Yang, BHI PhD Student

Razaq Durodoye, EPBI PhD Student

Emily Hannon, EPBI PhD Student

Ping Wang, EPBI PhD Candidate

April 15

Carly Rose, BHI PHD Student

Jacob Rich, EPBI PhD Student

Diya Yang, BHI PhD Student

Razaq Durodoye, EPBI PhD Student

April 22

Sarah Frischmann, EPBI PhD Student

Yanning Wu, EPBI PhD Student

Carly Rose, BHI PHD Student

Jacob Rich, EPBI PhD Student

April 29

Jesus Gutierrez, EPBI PhD Candidate

Sarah Frischmann, EPBI PhD Student

Yanning Wu, EPBI PhD Student




MPH Winter Retreat: February 11 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

MPH faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the retreat. We will be discussing our strategic plan, growth strategies, and items for the curriculum committee.

Dear Gerson will present and take questions from 11:00 - 12:30 pm.

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PQHS DEI Learning Group

The PQHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is proud to announce the new PQHS DEI Learning Group. Our mission is to actively improve understanding of the importance of diverse perspectives in research, unpack the implications of how we operationalize groups and disparities, and use interprofessional education to build collaborations and networks. We will be discussing articles relevant to diversity issues in population health research, learning how to include diverse perspectives in our research, and building new collaborations and networks together. This group is a safe space for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and skills related to DEI and is for people who are both new to DEI topics in research and those who have been working in this space already. The Learning Group is open to students, faculty, and staff. 

We will be meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 12PM on Zoom (first meeting is February 10 at noon).

Please email Gwen Donley (gad51@case.edu) for the calendar invitation and Zoom link.

Summer 2022 Healthcare Experience

The Office of Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education compiled a list of Summer 2022 Healthcare Experiences that might be of interest to School of Medicine graduate and PRIME students, in addition to our CWRU undergraduate students. Many of the experiences listed are aimed for students seeking opportunities to enhance their candidacy to professional or PhD programs. 

Feel free to share and distribute widely as you deem appropriate. 

Google document:  Summer 2022 Healthcare Experiences 


Coming soon!  A series of seminars with invited guests, hosted by the PQHS Assistant Professors.  

The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) website lists all events for the coming year, including their seminar series which typically is held on the first Wednesday of the month at noon. Link here: https://www.prchn.org/Seminar/

A list of their seminar series invitees is below.  Please go to the PRCHN website for more information and to register. Coming soon:

  • February 9th: All Eyes on Us: Community-based perspectives on eye health and vision care in Cleveland
    • Dr. Jessica Cooke Bailey, PhD, MA | Assistant Professor, School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University
  • March 9th: FreshFinder, An Interactive Food Access Map
    • Dr. Elaine Borawski, Angela Bowen Williams Professor of Community Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University
  • April 13th: Black Men's Health, Racism and Respectful Engagement
    • Dr. Craig Fryer, Associate Professor in Behavioral and Community Health at University of Maryland School of Public Health
  • May 11th: Food Insecurity and Tobacco Cessation
    • Dr. Jin Kim-Mozeleski, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
  • June 8th: Asthma & Social Determinants of Health
    • Dr. Sarah Ronis, MD MPH | Director of the University Hospitals Rainbow Center for Child Health & Policy

The Swetland Center has been proud to host a regular rotation of dietetic interns over the last several years. In 2022, the center is excited to be joined by Elise Kim who will be assisting the Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention team during her time at the center. Elise will be graduating with her undergraduate degree in nutrition this spring. 

Learn more about Elise and her interests on the Swetland Center website here: https://case.edu/swetland/news-events

Also note in Media Mentions the Daily story on a recent publication with lead author Darcy Freedman, PhD.  

Watch this space for updates on EMERSE capabilities, as well as updates on research collaborations underway with University Hospitals.

The Population Health Research Institute is comprised of three research centers (the Center for Informatics Research, the Center for Reducing Health Disparities, and the Center for Health Care Research and Policy) and is supported by a Biostatistics and Data Sciences Division. The three centers work in collaboration with 45 faculty from across the region.

More information about the institute is here:  https://www.metrohealth.org/population-health-research-institute

The institute's seminar series is held most Fridays from 9-10 am. 

All are held over Zoom:  Meeting ID: 945 3232 8533  |  Passcode: 867012

Coming on Friday, January 28:

Megan Douglas, JD: Legal Epidemiology and Health Equity.


This is a quarterly series of presentations by members of the CADRE consortium focused on the genetics of Alzheimer's Disease

Giuseppe Tosto, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University presented this past Wednesday.

His talk:  The role of genetic ancestry in Alzheimer's Disease is will be posted soon on the CADRE website here:


Mark your calendars for upcoming presentations:

  • May 11, 2022, at 2:00 pm
  • August 10, 2022, at 2:00

Details to come.  


Darcy Freedman and colleagues recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on their work related to nutrition equity. Their paper – Food system dynamics structuring nutrition equity in racialized urban neighborhoods – is here.  

A press release is in The Daily here.  

Mark Cameron commented to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: as part of their story  'Drug Cocktail' may be needed as COVID variants attack immune system on multiple fronts  
Read more here

A group of Case Western Reserve students worked alongside researchers from the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Master of Public Health Program, and the Center for Global Health and Diseases at the School of Medicine to develop the virtual dashboard on the Cleveland Department of Public Health website. Read The Daily story here


Eun Kyung Lee, Post-Doctoral Scholar, and Gwendolyn Donley, MS, PhD candidate, recently joined colleagues in publishing:   Health outcomes in relined versus non-redlined neighborhoods: A systematic review and meta-analysis in Science Direct. Read their paper here.   

None scheduled at the moment. Stay tuned ................