Daniel Lewis Ravin, MD Award

The Daniel Lewis Ravin, MD Award honors current MD students and PhD candidates enrolled in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University who show promise in the fields of occupational or environmental health. Daniel Lewis Ravin, MD was a 1980 graduate of the CWRU School of Medicine. Dr Ravin died tragically early in his career. The award honors his dedication to training the next generation of environmental and occupational health physicians and scientists.

The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health offers 2-3 Ravin Awards per year to trainees who are committed to furthering their professional development in environmental and occupational health. The $10,000 award supports:

  1. Professional development (i.e., attendance at a national conference, additional training in these fields),
  2. Research costs (i.e., data collection, participant stipends), and/or
  3. Tuition or stipend support at CWRU School of Medicine

Awardees, in consultation with a mentor from the Swetland Center, will develop a budget defining how the funding will be used during the 12-month award period. Typically, $9,000 is allocated to support tuition or stipend; the balance is allocated for professional development and/or research costs. 

Ravin Awardees will complete the following activities to fulfill their role:

  • Create a budget and training plan in consultation with a faculty mentor from the Swetland Center 
  • Meet with faculty mentor at least twice over 12 months
  • Fulfill all activities in approved training plan in the fields of occupational and environmental health 
  • Submit a summary of your experience for publication in the Swetland Scoop newsletter and present about the experience to Swetland Center faculty and staff.
  • Application form including two (2) brief essays
    • Describe your interest in the fields of occupational and environmental health (500 words)
    • Describe how this award will advance your career in the fields of occupational and environmental health (500 words)
  • Two (2) reference letters
    • For MD students: one letter must be from Society Dean
    • For PhD Candidates: one letter must be from your dissertation research advisor 
  • Curriculum vitae

For questions, please contact Karen B. Mulloy, DO, MSCH at kbm30@case.edu

  1. Current MD student or PhD candidate (successful completion of qualifying exam and dissertation proposal) in good standing at CWRU School of Medicine
  2. Demonstrated interest in the fields of occupational and environmental health
  3. Commitment to complete additional training and/or research in occupational and environmental health
  • Application Opens: February 1, 2022
  • Virtual Information Session: February 10, 2022, 4:00-5:00pm ET (Join here on Zoom!)
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2022 5:00pm ET
  • Interviews with Top Candidates: March 15 - April 11, 2022
  • Award Notification: April 15, 2022
  • Award Start Date: July 1, 2022
  • Award End Date: June 30, 2023