The Observer

CWRU School of Medicine faculty wins prestigious award

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

Dr. Heather Broihier, a professor in the Department of Neurosciences, recently won the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), an organization in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Landis Award is given to a recipient f...

Collaboration formed between Cleveland science institutions

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is the one of the institutions that joined CWRU in a formal partnership

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (CMZ), Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), Holden Arboretum and Case Western Reserve University’s department of biology have relied on informal collaborations for decades through research, resources and teaching. On July 1, 2018, CWRU signed an agreement to enter into a formal...

ShowCASE speaker describes effective data visualizations

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

April 26, 2019

“The focus of data journalism shouldn’t be to wow, but to inform,” said Mona Chalabi, this year’s Case Western Reserve University ShowCASE guest speaker, in her noticeably British accent. Chalabi is The Guardian’s data editor, a data journalist at NPR and an important advocate for the responsible...

CWRU faculty involved in nuclear forensic research

Christine Duval, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomoleclar Engineering

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

So you’ve found some uranium—now what? This question was posed by Christine Duval, an assistant professor in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Her presentation on nuclear forensic research was the final in a series hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Science and ...

CWRU students to research human-robot factory interactions

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

Case Western Reserve University engineering students are working with engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Florida on a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project to research what human-robot interactions will look like in factories of the future. ...

CWRU graduate fellows to develop infrastructure in Ethiopia

Blaire Vorbers, a 2012 alumna, teaches students in Ethiopia.

Anna Giubileo

April 12, 2019

Graduate fellows at Case Western Reserve University have partnered with the Gelfand Global STEMPower Initiative to help cultivate economic development through creating engineering infrastructure, with a special focus on chemical engineering, in Ethiopia. This initiative aims to grow the infrastructure...

Professor’s research sheds light on human transition to bipedality

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

Professor Scott Simpson of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has always been interested in the study of paleontology and evolution of humans. Growing up in a house built in the late 18th century, Simpson remembers his father “poking around” in the ground to find things that ...

Breaking new ground

A rendering of the discovered Theosodon arozquetai and Llullataruca shockeyi by paleoartist Velizar Simeonovski

April 5, 2019

Case Western Reserve University professor Darin Croft has a new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH). The exhibit, titled “Mammal Mysteries of South America,'' highlights Croft’s work in the Quebrada Honda region in Bolivia. Several fossils found at the site were displayed at the exhibit,...

Professor explores link between lead poisoning, juvenile delinquency

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Through Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Professor Rob Fischer is working on an initiative to find a link between lead poisoning, usually resulting from paint containing lead, and juvenile delinquency.   Fischer is an associate professor at the Jac...

School of Medicine professor’s research leads to big money for startup

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

March 13 was a happy day for Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Professor of Neuroscience Jerry Silver. After 30 years of research on “basic mechanisms that can robustly enhance nerve regeneration in animal models of spinal cord injury all the way to human patients,” Silver wa...

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