- October 19, 2021
Company’s esophageal cancer prevention tests developed jointly by medical school faculty at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals
Lucid Diagnostics Inc., a company that produces esophageal cancer tests based on Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals research, has completed a $70 million initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq Global Market; at the IPO price, the company’s estimated value would be $467 million.
- October 15, 2021
Matt Burdett, Jessica DeCaro, Maita Diaz and Lisa Tersigni have a few things in common. They not only consistently perform their job duties in an outstanding manner, but they steadily operate with an exemplary attitude. Because of this, the School of Medicine is proud to recognize them as this year’s winners of the school’s staff awards, the highest honor it bestows upon staff members.
School of Medicine Dean Stan Gerson congratulated the recipients on receiving the well-deserved awards, and thanked them for their continued service to the school.
New Case Western Reserve University, National Institute on Drug Abuse study finds people with substance-use disorders may be at higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infectionsOctober 15, 2021
An analysis of electronic health records of nearly 580,000 fully vaccinated people in the United States found that while the risk of SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection among those with substance-use disorders was low overall, it was higher for people who misuse substances such as alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and opioids.
The study, led by researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—part of the National Institutes of Health—was published in World Psychiatry.
‘Transformative’ $18.2M grant seeks to address health disparities for Black patients in Cleveland, DetroitOctober 11, 2021
The ACHIEVE GreatER initiative part of multi-institution partnership among Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, Wayne State University and Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority to address health outcomes
- October 11, 2021
In June of 2011, Caitlyn Gillespie had a spinal fusion to fix the curvature of her spine due to scoliosis. She was terrified and in pain, but Gillespie remembers one nurse who went above and beyond to make sure she was recovering and was as comfortable as she could be.
“She made me feel secure with my scar,” Gillespie explained. “We formed a deep connection because we both were spinal fusion patients. Anything I needed, she provided.”
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center study links protein-coding gene to tumor development, activation of body’s natural immune defense against cancerOctober 7, 2021
Findings shed light on which tumors may respond better to immune checkpoint blockade therapy
Researchers from the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center uncovered the potentially important role of the protein-coding gene, MYO10, in tumor development and immune therapy response. Their findings were published on Sept. 15 in Science Advances.
Case Western Reserve University researchers to expand investigation into genetics of age-related macular degenerationSeptember 29, 2021
More than $2 million in NIH funding supports analysis of enhanced massive genetics data sets
An international team of researchers, co-led by Case Western Reserve University, has secured an additional $2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance genetic research in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of visual impairment or blindness in the elderly.
- September 21, 2021
Sanjay Rajagopalan, a leading Cleveland cardiovascular physician scientist, has been awarded a $7.5 million federal grant to support research on how the environment affects human health, and especially Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- September 20, 2021
Collaboration across Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals continues at one of nation’s elite cancer centers
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northeast Ohio’s coordinated effort to combat cancer, has earned an additional $12 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a two-year merit-based extension. The center is the first of two NCI-designated cancer centers to be awarded this prestigious distinction, only available to top-tier centers in the country.
- September 17, 2021
President Eric W. Kaler and Provost Ben Vinson III announced today that they have named Stan Gerson as the medical school’s dean and the university’s senior vice president for medical affairs. His appointment begins Oct. 1.
New study: Nursing home residents, health care workers lose more than 80% of their COVID-19 immunity six months after Pfizer vaccineSeptember 14, 2021
Case Western Reserve University researchers, in partnership with Brown University, examine vaccine’s effectiveness over time on seniors and their caregivers
A new, multi-institutional study led by Case Western Reserve University—in partnership with Brown University—found that COVID-19 antibodies produced by the Pfizer vaccine decreased sharply in senior nursing home residents and their caregivers six months after receiving their second shots.
- September 10, 2021
Stuart Youngner first came to Case Western Reserve University in 1966 to attend medical school. He loved it so much, he decided to stay.
After decades of teaching and sustained contributions to the evolution of bioethics knowledge and approaches in Cleveland and beyond, Youngner retired in July from his position as professor of bioethics and psychiatry at the School of Medicine.
Kelli Qua and Anastasia Rowland-Seymour join Medical Education leadership team for School of MedicineSeptember 7, 2021The Office of Medical Education is pleased to announce two new educational leaders in the School of Medicine. Please join us in welcoming Anastasia Rowland-Seymour and Kelli Qua.
- September 3, 2021The Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) Program is pleased to announce a new educational site in Austin, Texas. It will matriculate the first class in May 2022.
- September 2, 2021Two years ago, Garrett Weskamp, now a third-year MD student in the School of Medicine, formed a student group focused on providing support for the LGBTQ+ community at the school. That group, Case Med Pride, was named the 2021 Chapter of the Year by Medical Student Pride Alliance—a network of more than 60 LGBTQ+ student organizations at medical schools across the country. It’s the first such award given by the group.