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Recent honors stem from common commitment by university and alumni to deepen understanding

As a research university, Case Western Reserve exists to unravel mysteries and create solutions that reach beyond our campus to serve all of humanity.

Excellence in research is our mission and duty. It’s also our legacy.

This year, Case Western Reserve was ranked 18th in the world for innovation—ahead of such institutions as Duke, Johns Hopkins and CalTech—by Nature, the highly regarded academic journal.

The honor highlights what makes our university exceptional by any standard: our research community of faculty, staff, students and alumni—including renowned neuropathologist Ann McKee (MED ’79).

Named to TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list in 2018 for her discoveries regarding the devastating effects of brain trauma—in particular, on professional football players—Dr. McKee is changing the way sports are played across the globe.

Awards are a chance to reflect on how far we’ve come, but our work is never finished. Together, we’re chasing the next breakthrough—and every advance along the way—with patience, passion and a belief in the promise of tomorrow.

Suzanne Rivera, Vice President for Research and Technology Management

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