- September 11, 2020
A Series of Health Care Forums Around the First Presidential Debate
- September 1, 2020We salute 34 students who graduated from the School of Medicine's physician assistant (PA) Class of 2020 on Sunday, August 30. Like many other firsts we’ve experienced this year, this was the first PA class to graduate virtually.
- August 17, 2020Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have added to the growing body of understanding about how hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not a possible defense against COVID-19. Specifically, they found that HCQ is not effective in preventing COVID-19 in patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting a broader interpretation of HCQ as ineffective preventive medicine for the general population.
- August 13, 2020A Case Western Reserve University scientist, who has for more than a decade pioneered research into synthetic platelet substitutes, has been awarded a $3.8 million grant by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to develop freeze-dried artificial platelets that can treat bleeding in wounded soldiers in the battlefield before they can be taken to a hospital.
- August 4, 2020Physicians and nurses rush into a hospital room when a patient is in crisis or near death. It’s both instinctive and engrained by practice. But amid the pandemic, there’s no dashing in. Instead there’s a methodical donning of personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid contamination and further spread of the coronavirus—“and then you go into a room,” said Edward Warren, MD (MED ’87), division director of pulmonary/critical care and sleep medicine at The MetroHealth System in Cleveland and an associate professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve.
- 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.