5 questions with…new Assistant Professor of Sociology Cassi Pittman

This fall, Cassi Pittman returned home to Cleveland—the place that sparked her inquiring mind—to teach as an assistant professor of sociology just miles from the places she first learned about the relationship among race,

$4.6 million from NIH puts CWRU Synchrotron lab on track to become No. 1 in world

CWRU Synchrotron lab

Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences assembles cutting-edge new beamlines at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y. Case Western Reserve University’s synchrotron facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory is on its way to becoming the No. 1

Biomedical engineering’s Dustin Tyler discusses research on prosthetics with a sense of touch

Prosthetics with a sense of touch The Osgood File: Dustin Tyler, associate professor of biomedical engineering, discussed his research on a new prosthetic limb with the sense of touch. “The perception of touch actually occurs in

Common spice could help extend lives of mesothelioma patients


A common Asian spice and cancer-hampering molecules show promise in slowing the progression of mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung’s lining often linked to asbestos. Scientists from Case Western Reserve University and the Georg-Speyer-Haus in

Faculty member to share sabbatical research on mixed-income neighborhoods in Ghana Oct. 30

Mark Joseph

Mark Joseph, an associate professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, spent his recent sabbatical in the Department of Geography at the University of Ghana in West Africa

Study seeks to help people overcome distress when making medical decisions in intensive care

Ronald Hickman Jr.

Patients in critical condition are often incapable of making their own health care decisions. Instead, a family member or someone else may have to decide end-of-life care on the patient’s behalf. Ronald Hickman Jr., assistant

School of Medicine’s Ahmad Khalil selected to present at Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium


Ahmad Khalil, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at the School of Medicine, has been selected to speak at the 16th Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium. The symposium, co-sponsored by the

Transgender patients report feeling discrimination when visiting dentist

CWRU studies LGBT community’s perceptions of dental care A dentist’s uncomfortable reaction upon learning a patient is transgender creates a barrier that prevents some patients from returning, according to a new study that examined how

Climate change appears a mixed bag for a common frog


Researcher finds effects of earlier breeding and weather Scientists have found amphibians worldwide are breeding earlier due to climate change, but how that affects species is just now being answered. After warmer winters, wood frogs breed

Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand


System providing sensation for more than two years Even before he lost his right hand to an industrial accident four years ago, Igor Spetic had family open his medicine bottles. Cotton balls give him goose