Amish Health Conference in Millersburg, OH (2019)

Before graduate school, I was only vaguely aware of the Amish.  And frankly, I kind of only associated them with horse and buggies and baked goods sold at the local farmer’s market.  Or was that the Mennonites?  Anyway, in a previous post long, long, pre-pandemic ago, I confessed that everything I knew about the Amish […]

2021 ABRCMS, Virtual

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

November 10-13, 2021 (Virtual)

Final Program

2021 SACNAS, Virtual

SACNAS, Virtual, 2021 Quantitative Approaches to Understand Diseases with Electronic Health Record Data Session Description:  Electronic Health Records (EHRs) capture information on a large number of people, including diverse and vulnerable individuals, and they can be used to conduct health studies. We will discuss various examples of how the quantitative disciplines of biostatistics, biomedical informatics and […]

2021 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Angeles Perez)

Lidiette Angeles Perez University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX Investigating the contributions of cerebellar-hippocampal circuitry to social behaviors, cognition, and dementia About 10% of the United States population will develop age-related dementias, disorders characterized by memory loss, social impairments, and behavioral changes. Despite their high prevalence and increasing cost, there is no effective […]

2021 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Dominguez)

Sedelia Dominguez Washington State University Pullman, WA F. tularensis exploits AMPK activation to acquire host-derived nutrients Francisella tularensis, a highly virulent bacterial pathogen, causes tularemia in humans. In humans, tularemia leads to acute infections, but chronic infections result in bacteremia and have a high chance of being fatal. With a low infectious dose and potential […]

2021 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Lopes Fischer)

Natasha Lopes Fischer University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA A Coxiella burnetii bacterial protein suppresses host NF-kB signalling Host immune cells use multiple strategies to detect and protect against microbial infections. Signalling pathways activated during infection play a central role in the innate immune response, as they enable the host cell to upregulate several antimicrobial programs. […]

2021 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Awards

The  Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology sponsored awards for graduate student oral presentations at the 2021 SACNAS Virtual National Diversity in STEM Conference.  This year, three students qualified for our discipline:   Natasha Lopes Fischer University of Pennsylvania A Coxiella burnetii bacterial protein suppresses host NF-kB signalling       Sedelia […]

2020 ABRCMS, Virtual

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

November 9-13, 2020 (Virtual)

Final Program

2020 SACNAS, Virtual

SACNAS, Virtual, 2020 Precisely Precision Medicine:  A Primer on Translational Research Session Description:  Precision medicine promises effective, tailored treatments for patients developed through diverse and representative population-level translational research.  While the concept of precision medicine is not new, the convergence of modern-day genomics and electronic health records coupled with increased computational capacity has made the […]

Kelvin Smith Library Closed Again (11/18 – till?)

Kelvin Smith Library closed this afternoon after University Health Services learned that an individual whose symptoms indicate a likely COVID-19 infection was recently in the building. In accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, the library will receive comprehensive cleaning tomorrow; we will provide details regarding reopening as soon as they are available. Please […]

CWRU SOM Urges COVID-19 Vigilance

SOM Community: As we round into fall and winter with colder weather and more time spent indoors, we need to be vigilant about the COVID precautions to keep ourselves and our community members safe. Masks must be worn indoors at all times unless you are in a room by yourself with the door closed. Current […]

Jolly Scholar closed until noon Wednesday (11/11)

To the Case Western Reserve Community: We write to share that the Jolly Scholar closed at 5 p.m. today (Monday, Nov. 9) after University Health Services learned that an individual experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms was recently in the restaurant. In accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, the Jolly Scholar will receive comprehensive cleaning tomorrow […]