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  • 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).
  • Studying system biology at the atomic level

    Edward Yu and a team of researchers from the University of Oxford developed a bottom-up iterative method, Build and Retrieve (BaR), that enables the identification and determination of cryo-EM structures of a variety of inner- and outer-membrane proteins, including membrane protein complexes of different sizes and dimensions, from a native, heterogeneous, impure protein sample. 
  • Student Spotlight: Khaled Shorbaji

    From volunteering to save lives during the Syrian civil war, Shorbaji is achieving his dream of becoming a cardiac surgeon and public health worker at CWRU School of Medicine.
  • Staff Profile: Susan Freimark

    When Susan Freimark joined the School of Medicine last fall as Director of Faculty Development and Diversity, she brought her considerable professional development and coaching skills to help empower faculty at different levels of experience and guide them as they progress in their career.  She is part of an expanded team that is improving diversity and equity in research, education, and implementation. 

  • New PhD/Masters students in biomedical research attend virtual White Lab Coat Ceremony

    Congratulations to the biomedical research PhD students who were welcomed into the world of medical discoveries at a White Lab Coat Ceremony in December. The ceremony launched their future careers as scientists and featured encouraging remarks from Marina Bostelman, second-year PhD candidate and speaker.

  • New School of Medicine study identifies novel mechanisms that cause protein clumping in Alzheimer's and other degenerative brain diseases

    A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has taken a major step toward understanding the mechanisms involved in the formation of large clumps of tau protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and several other neurodegenerative disorders.
  • H. Jack Geiger, public health pioneer, passes away

    Case Western Reserve University alumnus H. Jack Geiger, MD (MED ’58, HON ’00), who used his medical training and experience to take on poverty, racism and the threat of nuclear destruction, was considered a pioneer in the development of community health centers across the United States. He also made his mark internationally: Two advocacy groups he helped launch each won Nobel Peace Prizes. Geiger died Dec. 28 at his home in Brooklyn, New York. He was 95.
  • Jessica DeCaro is promoted to Director, Cleveland Health Sciences Library

    Congratulations to Jessica E. DeCaro, MLIS, AHIP, who was promoted to Director of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library (CHSL) at Case Western Reserve University last fall. She previously served as the Senior Librarian of User Services and the Interim Director.
  • 5 questions with… Johnie Rose, preventive medicine and public health researcher applying work to COVID-19

    When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Johnie Rose was uniquely positioned to support the local response. An assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine in the Center for Community Health Integration and director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Rose has a long-standing relationship with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and was an obvious choice to join a response team assisting the board’s efforts.
  • Four School of Medicine Employees Honored with Staff Awards for 2020

    As we transition to a new year, the School of Medicine is very pleased to congratulate four employees who were honored with Staff Awards for 2020: John Pounardjian, Erin Fogarty, Michelle Shaylor and Kacie Wick. These awards, the highest the school can bestow upon staff members, celebrate four individuals who not only have consistently performed their duties in an outstanding manner, but steadily operate with an exemplary attitude and strong support of their colleagues and their department.
  • Case Med Pride awarded MSPA Chapter of the Year 2021

    Congratulations to Case Med Pride, the School of Medicine's LGBTQ+ student organization, recently winning the Chapter of the Year Award for 2021 through the Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA). The award recognizes an outstanding national chapter's achievements that exemplify the mission of MSPA.  
  • Newly diagnosed cancer patients, African Americans more at risk for COVID-19 infection

    Cancer patients, especially newly diagnosed and African American patients, are significantly at risk for COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and mortality, according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology by researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. 
  • Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership awards $1.1 million in funding and support for promising biomedical engineering university technologies

    The Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership has announced more than $1.1 million in funding and other support for six biomedical technologies out of Case Western Reserve University. The six projects were selected for full program funding, which ranges from $50,000 to $200,000 each. Several additional pilot projects have been or will be awarded funding by the end of the year. All projects are partnerships between a clinician and a biomedical engineer, and are focused on solving areas of unmet health care needs.