The Urban Health Initiative strives to be aware of all efforts across the university that affect community health. Staff are thus able to help connect students, faculty, staff, and members of the community with one another. Students seeking faculty interested in specific research topics; staff interested in volunteering in a community setting; faculty with research opportunities; and members of the community seeking faculty partners all benefit from these efforts.

Resources that help people make these connections include:


In response to requests from faculty, staff, students and members of the community, the Urban Health Initiative is creating an inventory of partnerships between members of the university and the community.

Launched in 2015 the program focuses on partnerships related to health. The inventory is meant to be available for any program or department at the university interested in tracking partnerships. The Center for Community Partnerships and Information Technology Services have been key partners in the inventory’s development. If you are interested in contributing information to the Partnership Inventory, please contact


Pivot is a subscription database of all Case Western Reserve University faculty that can be searched by keywords of interest.

Pivot is free for members of the university and allows faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues. Pivot combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles, drawing from Community of Scholars and Community of Science profiles. Pivot allows users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside an institution. Conversely, a search for a scholar will link to matching funding opportunities. Explore the site, search for CWRU affiliated researchers and create your profile today!

SciVal Experts

A subscription database of more than 1,000 School of Medicine faculty, plus researchers at our clinical affiliates (University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, the MetroHealth System and Louis Stokes Cleveland Veteran's Administration Medical Center).

Designed to facilitate faculty research and project collaboration, the information in SciVal Experts is based on publications indexed in the Scopus database (which includes all data available from PubMed), as well as NIH awarded grant data.