CWRU names Yale’s Amy Backus athletic director

Amy Backus CWRU

When Amy Backus starred on the basketball team at Ohio’s Vermilion High School in the 1970s, no college came courting her for scholarships. Congress had just passed Title IX, and the country was still

Five faculty members named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellows


Five Case Western Reserve University faculty members have been inducted into the 2014 class of the prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows. This year’s inductees include: Ozan Akkus, professor

Civil engineering’s Michael Pollino named American Institute of Steel Construction Fellow

Michael Pollino

Michael Pollino, assistant professor of civil engineering, was named the American Institute of Steel Construction Milek Fellow. The organization presents the award—formerly known as the AISC Faculty Fellowship—each year to a promising young university faculty

Two alumni named to university’s Board of Trustees


Two dual-degree alumni, each internationally renowned in his field, have won election to Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees. Steven M. Altschuler, the CEO of the nation’s top children’s hospital, and Geoffrey Duyk, the

Nationally recognized health care curriculum expert named vice dean for medical education

Patricia Thomas

An expert in medical curriculum development who also participated in the development of a Johns Hopkins University’s medical education building is Case Western Reserve’s new vice dean for medical education. Patricia Thomas, a nationally recognized

Biomedical engineering’s Eben Alsberg appointed to editorial boards, academic society

Eben Alsberg

Eben Alsberg, associate professor of biomedical engineering, recently was selected to the editorial board of Tissue Engineering, a leading journal in his field, and Nature Scientific Reports. He also was elected to the Americas Council

School of Medicine Dean Pam Davis wins three-year term with American Association for the Advancement Of Science

Dean Davis

Pamela B. Davis, dean of the School of Medicine and the university’s senior vice president for medical affairs, was elected chair-elect of the Medical Sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Law’s Paul Giannelli selected to new National Commission on Forensic Science

Paul Giannelli

Case Western Reserve Distinguished University Professor Paul C. Giannelli, recognized nationally for his extensive legal research in scientific evidence, was selected to serve on a newly created federal commission on forensic science. The new National

Faculty member to become American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Fellow

David Biegel

David E. Biegel, a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, has spent several decades researching the impact of chronic illnesses on families. His

Two CWRU scientists named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Two Case Western Reserve University scientists who are leaders in innovation and turning discoveries into improvements in health, new materials and more have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Robert H.