Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III announced, on November 4th, the appointment of Suzanne M. Rivera as
Case Western Reserve´s new vice president for research, effective this month.
Rivera, the university´s associate vice president for research since January 2011,
emerged as the top choice after an extensive process involving campuswide nominations
of internal university candidates. Since coming to CWRU, Rivera has distinguished herself
through a commitment to collaboration and a focus on systems and processes.
Read more about her.
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December 9, 2014
Department of Defense
The Department of Defense has announced the following new funding opportunities:
The Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) is currently accepting applications for pilot projects from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic faculty who are interested in developing research on:
Ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) in the design and conduct of human genetic research, or
The translation of research results into clinical medicine, public health, and health policy needs related to genetics.
These grants are designed to support exploratory efforts towards the development of larger scholarly projects or lines of research related to CGREAL’s mission to facilitate interdisciplinary inquiry into the ethical, legal, and social implications of new advances in genetic and genomic science.
Criteria for evaluation will focus on the potential for expanding and enriching the range of perspectives being brought to genetic research ethics and law at CGREAL. Preference will be given to projects that are deemed likely to foster further collaborative research opportunities.
Requests may be made for up to $5,000. Funds may not be used for faculty salary support. Applications are encouraged from Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic faculty at any rank/level.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and funding for awarded seed grants will be available immediately upon project approval.
The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy is a one-year, degree-granting, full-time fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston, beginning in July 2015.
The program is designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles in transforming health care delivery systems and promoting health policies and practices that improve access to high performance health care for racial and ethnic minorities, economically disadvantaged groups, and other vulnerable populations.
For more information and to download the brochure and application, visit the MCFF website.
Readability Toolkit Available for Researchers
The Program for Readability In Science & Medicine (PRISM) has made a free plain language handbook for researchers illustrating why health literacy is important and how to improve the readability of consent forms and other participant materials.
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