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August 23, 2017  

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Creating the Science of Digital Medicine, Together

Monday, August 28, 2017
11:45am - 1:00pm
Wolstein Research Building Auditorium, Room 1413

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) is pleased to invite you to a special opportunity to meet with Dr. Ashish Atreja, Chief Innovation and Engagement Officer, Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and Scientific Co-founder at Responsive Health.

The digital revolution, coupled with the $28 billion federal investment in health information technology, has spawned tremendous innovation in mobile health and digital medicine. However, these technologies often fail to achieve their full potential either because of lack of efficacy or limited adoption.

Cleveland Clinic trained in internal medicine and Gastroenterology, Atreja founded and leads NODE Health, the Network of Digital Evidence in Health to address these gaps. Key strategies include establishing evidence-based digital medicine standards, publicizing a curated list of digital health technologies meeting these standards, and developing resources for ensuring consideration of diverse user perspectives in product development, testing and dissemination.

Through the School of Medicine’s Urban Health Initiative, Case Western Reserve University has become an affiliate of NODE Health. You will have an opportunity to learn how your research and practice can benefit from engagement with NODE Health.


Core Facilites Retreat and Symposium

Thursday, September 7, 2017
8:30 am - 4 pm
George S. Dively Building

Mark Chance, Vice Dean for Research, and Chris Flask, SOM Core Facilities Steering Committee Chair invite you to the 5th Annual School of Medicine (SOM) Core Facilities Retreat and Symposium.

The theme for this year's retreat is: "Core Facilities: A Foundation for Regional Biomedical Research Centers"

The scientific program will start with a keynote address from Dr. Stanton Gerson, Director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Also, a special session on emerging technologies at CWRU including Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting and Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) is part of this year's agenda.

Lunch will feature a poster session presenting new biomedical research efforts supported by our Core Facilities and Research Centers.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Click here to register.

The full schedule of scientific presentations can be found here.

Questions can be directed to Matt DeVries at 216-368-1266. to Retire Legacy PDF Application Packages at End of 2017

For many years, applicants used a package of PDF forms to apply for federal awards. The legacy PDF application package will be retired on December 31, 2017. After this time, application submission options available to NIH applicants will include the following:

  • Sparta Pre-Award, also known as SpartaPre is ORA’s pre-award system for submission of grant proposals. Sparta is able to submit applications via System-to-System (S2S) to
  • ASSIST - NIH's web-based service for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications. Additional information is available at
  • Workspace - A shared, online environment managed by where multiple users can simultaneously work on different forms within an application package. Additional information is available at

Most aspects of the submission process will remain the same:
  • NIH will continue to post all funding opportunity announcements on and the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
  • will continue to host our application forms and application packages (including FORMS-E)
  • will continue to receive, process and route grant applications to NIH
  • You will continue to submit applications to and track them through to an assembled application image in eRA Commons

Further information on options for submitting an application can be found at


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