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October

Mark Griswold, PhD, professor, was awarded the Distinguished Research Award 

October 21, 2017


Carol Rosen, MD, professor, was named the Director-At-Large, American Academy of Sleep Medicine 

October 11, 2017


George Bause, MD, clinical associate professor, was awarded the Presidential Medallion, Academy of Anesthesiology Award

October 10, 2017


Jianghuo Cheng, MD, PhD, professor, was named the President-Elect, American Academy of Pain Medicine 

October 10, 2017


Karen Horowitz, MD, FACP, professor, was awarded the 2017 Toyoko S. Yamashita (WFSOM) Service Award 

October 10, 2017


Paul MacDonald, PhD, professor, was awarded the 2017 Senior Leadership Award 

October 10, 2017


Richard Martin, MD, professor, was awarded the Virginia Apgar Award, American Academy of Pediatrics 

October 10, 2017


Charles Kent Smith, MD, professor, received the Special Medical Alumni Board Service Award from the 2016-17 Medical Alumni Board. 

October 6, 2017


Robert Daroff, MD, professor, was awarded the Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award (SOM)

October 5, 2017


Dana Crawford, PhD, associate professor , was awarded the Faculty Diversity Award (SOM)

October 4, 2017


Mark Chance, PhD, professor, was awarded the Distinguished University Professor Award 

October 3, 2017


Robert Bonomo, MD, professor, was awarded The William S. Middleton Award, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

October 2, 2017


Ruth Keri, PhD, professor, was awarded the Distinguished Research Award 

October 2, 2017


Heather Gornik, MD, assistant professor, was awarded the Helen Evans Mid-Career Professional Development Award (WFSOM)

October 1, 2017


September

April Firstencel received the Inaugural Onsemble Rock Star Award by Forte. 

September 22, 2017


James Quilty, MD, clinical professor, was awarded the Edmond S. Ricanati Award for IQ Facilitation (SOM) 

September 19, 2017


Marjorie Greenfield, MD, professor, was awarded the Faculty Mentor of the Year (SOM) Award

September 18, 2017


Wendy Goodman, PhD, instructor, was awarded the Mary Hellerstein Jr. Career Development Award (SOM)

September 11, 2017


Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD, professor, was selected for the 2017 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Medal for Excellence in Health Science Innovation, the School of Medicine’s highest honor. 

September 7, 2017


Jeffrey Garvin, PhD, professor, was awarded the Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring 

September 5, 2017


Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, professor, was awarded the Outstanding Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health

September 4, 2017


August

Brian Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the Alexander Nakeff Young Investigators Award, Great Lakes International Imagin and Flow Itinerary Association 

August 31, 2017


Zachary Nevin, PhD, was elected to the board at the American Society of Human Genetics for 2018. 

August 25, 2017


Susan Flocke, PhD, was appointed to the Gertrude Donnelly Hess MD Professor of Oncology Research Professorship

August 22, 2017


William Schwab, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor, was named the Chair of Geriatric and Long-Term Care, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 

August 19, 2017


Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, was appointed to the Sally S. Morley Professorship of Brain Tumor Research 

August 17, 2017


Nicholas Ziats, PhD, professor, was named as a Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering 

August 9, 2017


Timothy Gilligan, MD, associate professor, was named a Fellow, American Society of Clinical Oncology 

August 8, 2017


Jaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, professor, was awarded the Outstanding Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health

August 8, 2017


Mark Chance, PhD, professor, was awarded the Sharing Resources Award, Association of American Medical Colleges 

August 1, 2017


Alex Huang, MD, PhD, associate professor, received the St. Baldrick's Foundation Innovation Award. 

August 1, 2017


July

Lina Mehta, MD, associate professor, was appointed to the Board of Directors, American Medical Women's Association 

July 14, 2017


Robert Daroff, MD, professor, was awarded the 35th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Service, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation 

July 7, 2017


Abdulla Ghori, MD, associate professor, was awarded The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education 

July 1, 2017


June

Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, EMBA, professor , was named a Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology 

June 16, 2017


Stephen Ruedrich, MD, professor, was awarded the Research and Medicine Award by Milestones Autism Resources.  

June 15, 2017


David Bar-Shain, MD, associate professor, was awarded the Physician Advisory Council PACademy Award, Epic Corp

June 11, 2017


Serpil Erzurum, MD, professor, was named a Member for the National Academy of Medicine 

June 10, 2017


Jeremy Bordeaux, MD, MPH, associate professor, was elected to the Board of Directors for the American College of Mohs Surgery.

June 9, 2017


Timothy Gilligan, MD, MS, associate professor, was named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

June 9, 2017


Wendy Goodman, PhD, instructor, received the Mary Hellerstein Junior Career Development Award from the Women Faculty of the School of Medicine.

June 9, 2017


Mary Beth Kavanagh, MA/MS, clinical instructor, was awarded Outstanding Dietician by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

June 9, 2017


Nima Sharifi, MD, associate professor, was awarded a Ten Clinical Research Achievement from the Clinical Research Forum.

June 9, 2017


Nima Sharifi, MD, associate professor, was awarded the Richard E. Weitzman Award from the Endocrine Society.

June 9, 2017


Sharon Stein, MD, associate professor, received the Association of Women Surgeons Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professorship at the University of Alabama.

June 9, 2017


Nicole Ward, PhD, associate professor, was named as the Secretary Treasurer, Society for Investigative Dermatology

June 6, 2017


Yoshikazu Imanishi, PhD, associate professor, was awarded the 2017 Pisart Award, Lighthouse Guilt 

June 2, 2017


May

Jackson Wright, MD, PhD, professor emeritus, was awarded the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize by Case Western Reserve University at the 2017 commencement. 

May 21, 2017


Alex Huang, MD, PhD, associate professor, received the John S. Diekhoff Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring from Case Western Reserve University. 

May 21, 2017


Mary Beth Kavanagh, adjunct senior instructor, has received the President's Award from the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

May 18, 2017


David Bar-Shain, MD, assistant professor, was the recipient of the Epic Corp.’s Physician Advisory Council PACademy Award.

May 16, 2017


Mukesh Jain, MD, professor, was awarded the Outstanding Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health 

May 16, 2017


Cheryl Thompson, PhD, assistant professor, was named as the Secretary Treasurer, Society for Investigative Dermatology 

May 10, 2017


Vikas Gulani, MD, PhD, associate professor, was named a Seminfinalist, AuntMinni's Most Influential Radiology Researchers

May 6, 2017


George Bause, MD, clinical associate professor, was awarded the Presidential Medallion by the Academy of Anesthesiology.

May 3, 2017


Jianguo Cheng, MD/PhD, professor, was named President-Elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

May 3, 2017


Wendy Goodman, PhD, instructor, received the Mary Hellerstein Jr. Career Development Award from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

May 3, 2017


Mary Beth Kavanagh, MA/MS, senior instructor, received the President's Award from the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for outstanding and sustained leadership.

May 3, 2017


William Schwab, MD/PhD, clinical associate professor, was named Chair of Geriatric and Long-term Care by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

May 3, 2017


Nicholas Ziats, PhD, professor, was named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

May 3, 2017


Martin Basch, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology, has received the 2016 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for research on congenital deafness.

May 2, 2017


Abdulla Ghori, MD, associate professor, was awarded the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for demonstrated excellence in overseeing residency programs.

May 2, 2017


Mark Griswold, PhD, professor, was awarded the 2017 Gold Medal award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

May 2, 2017


Jennifer Hu, student, Tolu Rosanwo, student, and Erin Yamamoto, student, were named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellows.

May 2, 2017


Dan Ma, PhD, was named a Junior Fellow by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

May 2, 2017


Paul MacDonald, PhD, professor, received the Case Western Reserve University 2017 Diversity
Achievement Award and Senior Leadership Award.

May 2, 2017


Carol Rosen, MD, professor, has been elected director-at-large of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

May 2, 2017


Nicole Ward, PhD, associate professor, was elected Secretary Treasurer of the Society for Investigative Dermatology.

May 2, 2017


Erika Hood was named a National Shared Use Ambassador for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. 

May 1, 2017


April

Darin Croft, PhD, professor, received a gold medal “IPPY” award for science category for his book, Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys: The Fascinating Fossil Mammals of South America from the Jenkins Group. 

April 18, 2017


Ronald Blanton, MD, professor, was awarded the Environmental influences on Urban Schistosomiasis Transmission and Elimination award from the National Institute of Health.

April 6, 2017


Gloria Tavera, student, was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida.

April 6, 2017


Martin Basch, PhD, assistant professor, received the Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award from the Hartwell Foundation. 

April 4, 2017


Joseph C. LaManna, PhD, professor, was named a Fellow, American Association of Anatomists 

April 1, 2017


March

Vanessa El Kamari, PhD, postdoctoral researcher, received the Young Investigator Award at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

March 9, 2017


Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH, associate professor, received the Editor in Chief’s Award for 2016 Paper of the Year by the American Journal of Health Promotion.

March 9, 2017


Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, professor, was elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.

March 9, 2017


Erika Hood, M.Ed, was named Shared Use Ambassador by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

March 9, 2017


Yoshikazu Imanishi, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the 2017 Pisart Award by the Lighthouse Guild for his remarkable contributions to the field of vision science.

March 9, 2017


Joseph C. LaManna, PhD, professor, was named a Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists.

March 9, 2017


Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, professor, was awarded the Gold Medal Award from the American Institute of Polish Culture for significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research.

March 9, 2017


Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, professor, was awarded the Gold Medal Award from the American Institute of Polish Culture for significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research.

March 9, 2017


Cheryl Thompson, PhD, assistant professor, was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the American Society of Preventive Oncology.

March 9, 2017


February

Bernard Boulanger, MD, MBA, professor, was appointed as Senior Associate Dean for The MetroHealth System.

February 12, 2017


Derek Abbott, MD, PhD, associate professor, was appointed as The Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin MD Professor of Medicine.

February 8, 2017


Mark P. Aulisio, PhD, professor, was appointed as The Susan E. Watson Professor of Bioethics.

February 8, 2017


Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, professor, was appointed as The Sally S. Morley Designated Professor of Brain Tumor Research.

February 8, 2017


Kimberly Bell, PhD, assistant professor, was appointed as The John A. Hadden, Jr., MD Professor of Psychoanalytic Child Development.

February 8, 2017


Martin Basch, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the 2016 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award 

February 6, 2017


Gloria Tavera was named as a Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 in Healthcare

February 2, 2017


January

Robert Daroff, MD, professor, received the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award and the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation’s 35th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Service.

January 3, 2017


Brian Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor, received the Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Itinerary Association’s Alexander Nakeff Young Investigators Award, given to the top cytometrist in the Great Lakes region of the US and Canada.

January 3, 2017


December

Jonathan Karn, PhD, professor, was awarded the Paradigm Builder Lectureship Award from the International Society for NeuroVirology for outstanding individual achievement in the field of neurovirology.

December 8, 2016


Patricia Thomas, MD, professor, was appointed as the Amasa B. Ford, MD Professor of Geriatric Medicine.

December 7, 2016


November

Darcy Freedman, MPH/PhD, associate professor, has been awarded the Sarah Samuels Memorial Award recognizing outstanding contributions for policy, advocacy, and evaluation in public health nutrition.

November 11, 2016


October

Stephen Sroka, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, was named Person of the Year by the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention. 

October 25, 2016


Brian Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor, has been awarded the Patent for Humanity award by the Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office for the development of a portable, battery-operated device that uses magnets and lasers to quickly and inexpensively detect malaria.

October 20, 2016


Stanley Hazen, MD/PhD, professor, and Mukesh K. Jain, MD, professor, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the nation’s most esteemed societies for health and medicine.

October 17, 2016


September

Jen Bohon, PhD, assistant professor, has been named a 2016 R&D 100 finalist for her invention of a transmission-mode diamond radiation detector.

September 8, 2016


Colleen Croniger, PhD, associate professor, Skyler Kalady, MD, assistant professor, Dileep Nair, MD, assistant professor, and John Daryl Thorton, MD, associate professor, were awarded the 2016 Kaiser Permanente award for excellence in teaching.

September 8, 2016


Chris Flask, PhD, associate professor, was awarded the 2016 Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative SUDEP Pilot Award.

September 8, 2016


Vikas Gulani, MD/PhD, associate professor, was named a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research.

September 8, 2016


Mary Beth Kavanagh, MA/MS, senior instructor, has developed a massive open online course on a personal weight loss plan set to launch on September 19th on Coursera with the intent of being used in a classroom setting.

September 8, 2016


Goutham Narla, MD/PhD, assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

September 8, 2016


Erika Trapl, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the Ohio Public Health Association's Public Health Policy Award.

September 8, 2016


August

Colleen Croniger, PhD, associate professor, Skyler Kalady, MD, assistant professor, Dileep Nair, MD, assistant professor, and John Daryl Thorton, MD, associate professor, were awarded the 2016 Kaiser Permanente award for excellence in teaching.

August 1, 2016


Chris Flask, PhD, associate professor, was awarded the 2016 Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative SUDEP Pilot Award.

August 1, 2016


Vikas Gulani, MD/PhD, associate professor, was named a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research.

August 1, 2016


Jonathan Karn, PhD, professor, was awarded the 2016 Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine.

August 1, 2016


Goutham Narla, MD/PhD, assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

August 1, 2016


Erika Trapl, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the Ohio Public Health Association's Public Health Policy Award.

August 1, 2016


July

Dale Shepard, MD, PhD, assistant professor, was awarded the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award.

July 13, 2016


Hope Barkoukis, PhD, associate professor, was appointed to the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Professorship in Wellness and Preventative Care. She will also serve on the 2016-2017 board of directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

July 1, 2016


Chris M. Gonzalez, MD, professor, was appointed to the Lester Persky MD Professorship in Urology.

July 1, 2016


James Kazura, MD, professor, was appointed to the Adel A. Mahmoud Professorship in Global Health and Vaccines.

July 1, 2016


Richard T. Lee, MD, associate professor, was appointed to the Parker Hannifin-Helen Moss Cancer Research Foundation Professorship in Integrative Oncology.

July 1, 2016


Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, professor, was appointed to the Jeffrey L. Ponsky Professorship in Surgical Education.

July 1, 2016


June

Darin A. Croft, PhD, associate professor, was named a Fulbright US Scholar.

June 1, 2016


Evi X. Stavrou, MD, assistant professor, was appointed to the Oscar D. Ratnoff MD Professorship in Medicine and Hematology.

June 1, 2016


Nicole F. Steinmetz, PhD, assistant professor, received the NanoPlasm 2016 Award "Premio Daniela Pucci” at the NanoPlasm conference in Cosenza, Italy, where she also delivered the keynote address. The prize is awarded for achievements in nanotechnology and nanoscience that may potentially revolutionize cancer research and nanomedicine .

June 1, 2016


May

Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, associate professor, was named associate editor of Cancer Clinical Informatics, a new American Society of Clinical Oncology journal.

May 1, 2016


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