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Welcome from the Vice President for Research

CWRU researchers are among the most distinguished in the world. We have 16 Nobel Laureates among current and former faculty and alumni, 4 members of the National Academies of Sciences, 7 members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 8 members of the Institute of Medicine. We also partner with artistic and cultural institutions on a broad range of projects that make important scholarly contributions in the humanities and social sciences.

Extraordinary research requires an outstanding infrastructure. Our Office of Research & Technology Management provides support to seek out grant funding, to facilitate industrial sponsorship, and to transfer university technologies to the marketplace. This is a place for people driven to make a difference, and our office exists to help them succeed.

Contact us. We want you to see what our campus can offer.


CWRU's Core Facilities site is live

CWRU's Core Facilities Support Committee is working to promote all of the university's diverse core facilities and service centers in an attempt to improve their visibility and promote collaboration with researchers and industry partners.

The committee is pleased to announce that their website http://research.case.edu/corefacilities is now available and users can find information about the most common core facilities in one place. Intended to work alongside the already available webpage for CWRU's Centers and Institutes http://www.case.edu/centers , the site strives to promote the amazing facilities our university offers.

If you would like more information, have a comment or have a core facility that you feel we have missed, please feel free to email the committee at CWRUcores@case.edu.

Plan to attend CWRU Innovation Summit in October

MODELS OF INNOVATION
Oct. 26-28, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio

Make plans now to attend Innovation Summit and explore the opportunities and challenges of various models of innovation at the global scale. This campus-wide event is bringing together entrepreneurs, business leaders, researchers, academics, economic development professionals, policy makers and more to explore how innovation thrives.

Learn more and register at - http://engineering.case.edu/innovation-summit


Research Matters

Research Matters

Use the following link in order to view previous editions of Research Matters and Research News and Updates Research Matters Archive .




Latest News

Research Newsletter
October 2, 2017February 14, 2018  

Take Advantage of All Pivot Has to Offer

For years, Community of Science (COS) has been recognized around the world for its funding from a wide variety of sources as well as its access to the world’s research community.

CWRU has subscribed to COS's new product, Pivot, which provides you the edge by bringing together the right research opportunities, funding, and people—quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration—for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.

Pivot can:

  • provide access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities;
  • identify research expertise from within or outside of CWRU;
  • foster collaboration by cultivating essential partnerships and alliances; and
  • build strong network connections for future opportunities.
Learn more about how to use all the features Pivot has to offer.

Learn to use Pivot via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/proquestpivot.

 
Take Advantage of All Pivot Has to Offer

For years, Community of Science (COS) has been recognized around the world for its funding from a wide variety of sources as well as its access to the world’s research community.

CWRU has subscribed to COS's new product, Pivot, which provides you the edge by bringing together the right research opportunities, funding, and people—quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration—for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.

Pivot can:

  • provide access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities;
  • identify research expertise from within or outside of CWRU;
  • foster collaboration by cultivating essential partnerships and alliances; and
  • build strong network connections for future opportunities.
Learn more about how to use all the features Pivot has to offer.

Learn to use Pivot via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/proquestpivot.

 

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (Leidos Biomed) has issued an RFP entitled, “Prototyping Carrier Basket Arrays” and will be responsible for awarding the resulting Agreement(s), in support of the Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute (NCI). Leidos Biomed is the Operations and Technical Support Services Contractor of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, which solely supports the NCI mission.

The RFP seeks proposals to use shape-changing materials (“smart materials”) to create an arrayed carrier suitable for transporting 3-dimensional mammalian organoid cultures from multi-well cell culture plates into common histology cassettes. The idea to use shape-changing materials and similar strategies that precisely control shape and size changes stems from the need to convert the size of the array from the standard dimensions of multi-well cell culture plates (127.76 x 85.48 x 14.35 mm, per The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (https://www.slas.org/SLAS/assets/File/ANSI_SLAS_1-2004_FootprintDimensions.pdf) into the standard dimensions of histology cassettes (24 x 30 x 11 mm), in order that 3D organoid cultures can be processed en masse into a paraffin block for sectioning onto slides and immuno/histochemical analysis.

The Project Objective is to design and prototype carriers that can readily bridge these two standardized systems by shrinking, expanding, or both, without perturbing the payload of 3D organoids being transported. The RFP represents the initial stage of the Project and, therefore, focuses on identification of candidate materials and the design, limited production and testing of prototypes; successful prototypes will play an important role in proving feasibility of the approach.

You are invited to submit a proposal in accordance with the requirements of the attached RFP. The RFP Package consists of two attachments: (i) the first is the RFP document, which includes instructions for preparing the proposal; and (ii) the second is the Agreement document, which is provided in advance of award to allow time to review the terms and conditions.

The issuance of the RFP is the first step in a multi-step process, which will culminate in the receipt of proposals. PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 2:00 PM (EST) ON THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018. PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER 2:00 PM (EST) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. In between now and March 15, 2018, two “Bidders’ Teleconferences” have been scheduled: (i) 12:15 pm (EST) on Thursday, February 22, 2018; and (ii) 3:15 pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. These teleconferences will provide a venue to ask and receive answers to questions regarding the RFP, the proposal and subcontracting processes, the technical project’s nature and scope, and other related topics. You can join the teleconferences by calling 855.462.5367, passcode 8936166.

 

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is now accepting applications for 2018 Grant programs. BCAN has cultivated a strong partnership with the leading members of the bladder cancer medical community to encourage collaboration among all the parties dedicated to the study of bladder cancer and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

BCAN's 2018 Young Investigator Awards (YIA), will support the development of two outstanding early career research scientists or clinical cancer research investigators who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer.

New in 2018 BCAN is designating a third YIA focused on Patient-Centered Clinical Research. To compete for this award, investigators must be working in a research environment capable of supporting transformational patient-oriented clinical bladder cancer research (e.g. studies of access to care, quality of care, quality of life, health disparities, and patient-centered outcomes research).

These YIA awards are $50,000 each, for one year.

YIA Application Deadline: February 26, 2018

For experienced investigators, BCAN's 2018 Bladder Cancer Research Innovation Award will support the work of one investigator with an exceptionally novel and creative project with great potential to produce breakthroughs in our understanding or the management of bladder cancer. One proposal will be funded for $300,000 over two years ($150,000 per year).

The proposed research may be basic, translational, or clinical but must have direct applicability and relevance to bladder cancer and address one of these two questions of interest :

  • What are mechanisms by which the resident microbiota interacts with the biology of urothelial cancer?
  • What are the tumor cell autonomous or microenvironmental determinants of bladder cancer progression to metastasis?
Innovation Award LOI Deadline: February 21, 2018

For more information visit the BCAN website.

 
Research ShowCASE 2018 - Abstracts Accepted Now through February 18

Research ShowCASE 2018
Discovery, Collaboration & Community
Friday, April 20
9 am – 3 pm

Veale Convocation Center
Case Western Reserve University


Submit your abstract now! http://showcase.case.edu Abstract submission deadline: Sunday, February 18, 2018 (for graduate and professional students, faculty, staff and affiliates) Undergraduate submissions for Intersections will begin in February.

We invite you to participate with other CWRU faculty, staff and students by presenting your work at Research ShowCASE 2018. The event will provide an opportunity for CWRU researchers to display your research in a traditional scientific poster or other creative means. We encourage University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center researchers to participate.

In addition to the opportunity to display and share your work, undergraduate and graduate students, professional students and postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to participate in the research competition, which will include having your presentation evaluated and feedback provided. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning entries.

In order to display your work at Research ShowCASE, you will need to submit an online abstract describing your research. If you are a student or post-doc, your faculty adviser will need to approve your submission. Check us out: Like us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/CWRUResearchShowcase.

On the web at http://showcase.case.edu.

 

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