Adam Perer (CWR '02) moved to New York City in November 2011 and works as a research scientist for IBM. Specifically, Perer is a part of IBM's healthcare analytics team at the T.J. Watson Research Center. His research group is a team of scientists and physicians working in the broad area of health informatics.
After graduating with an undergraduate degree in computer science from Case Western Reserve in 2002, Perer went on to receive his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Alumni Weekend 2012 is
The Alumni Association is pleased to announce the official dates for Alumni Weekend 2012!
From September 27 through 30, we invite you to reunite with classmates, engage your senses and rediscover everything that Case Western Reserve has to offer. This year Alumni Weekend will be held in concert with the university's Family Weekend as well as with the annual Homecoming celebration. Check out the 2011 Alumni Weekend video and keep up with the latest at cwru.edu/alumni/weekend.
Take an Animated Look at Some of CWRU’s Top Stories of 2010-11
Who would have thought trans fats could sneak into your diet? That dentists could dig up the dirt on evolution? Or that bicyclists could boost the local economy?
The innovative researchers, thought leaders and status-quo challengers of Case Western Reserve University did.
Find out about these stories and more through the university’s latest Annual Report, which features an animated video and quick articles highlighting some of the top accomplishments across campus. Watch the video and find out more at case.edu/whowouldhavethought.
College of Arts and Sciences
Study Finds People-Pleasers Eat More in Social Settings
Do you find yourself eating at parties when you're not even hungry?
A study by Julie Exline, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, reveals that some people overeat because of a perceived pressure to match what others around them are doing. Read more.
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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
The School of Nursing Invites You to Alumni Weekend 2012: September 27–30
Please mark your calendars with these new dates and save the weekend! All nursing alumni are welcome to take part in a variety of new and exciting activities (main nursing events will be held September 28-29) honoring those in the following reunion classes: 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007.
We need your help and participation! To get involved, or to nominate an alumnus for one of the prestigious Frances Payne Bolton Alumni Awards, please contact Nada Di Franco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.368.5568. Read more.
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Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Students Come to Mandel School with Rich and Diverse Life Experiences
It’s obvious Lisa Weitzman is committed to education. An alumna of Yale University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American foreign policy, and Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a master’s degree in Soviet studies and international economics, Weitzman is now a part-time master’s program student at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
The mother of 5, who lives with her family in Chagrin Falls, recently led the complete overhaul of the library at Marion-Sterling Elementary School in Cleveland, on Central Avenue near East 30th Street. It took almost three years to get the project completed, but with the help of her family and friends, the school community and local contractors, artists, technicians and grant writers, the students at Marion-Sterling Elementary now have a new place to read and learn. Read more.
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School of Dental Medicine
Call for Distinguished Alumnus Nominations
2011 Distinguished Alumnus Thomas Van Dyke,
DDS, PhD (DEN ‘73)
Each year, the Alumni Association honors those who bring distinction to School of Dental Medicine through the superiority of their talents and the selflessness of their service.
Candidates are considered using the following criteria:
• Dedication to the school
• Excellence in the profession
• Community involvement
• Contributions to the practice and continuing study of dental medicine and the dental profession Submit your nomination today!
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School of Law
Mehlman is the Principal Investigator on a $710,000 Grant from NIH
Professor Maxwell Mehlman, JD, was named the principal investigator on a $710,000 grant from NIH. Two major forces are expected to change the practice of medicine in the near future, personalized genomic medicine (PGM), which aims to use knowledge about the genetic endowment of individual patients to maximize the safety and effectiveness of their care, and comparative effectiveness research (CER), which directly compares the effectiveness, and sometimes the cost, of alternative types of care for the same condition. In the future, an increasing amount of CER research will compare alternatives based on PGM.
The National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH has been instrumental in developing the ethical, legal, and policy framework essential for conducting PGM research and translating the results into clinical practice. Read more.
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School of Medicine
Drug Quickly Reverses Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice
Neuroscientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have made a dramatic breakthrough in their efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers’ findings, published in the journal Science, show that use of a drug in mice appears to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer’s.
The results point to the significant potential that the medication, bexarotene, has to help the roughly 5.4 million Americans suffering from the progressive brain disease. Watch a video about this breakthrough and read more.
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Weatherhead School of Management
Weatherhead Dominates ACG Cup Again
It’s getting to be a habit: Weatherhead teams again claimed first and second place in the 2012 Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Case Competition —the third year in a row in which Weatherhead has placed first and the second consecutive year in which the school has taken the top two spots.
MBA and MS-Finance students formed three teams to compete against groups from Cleveland State, Baldwin Wallace, the University of Akron, and Kent State, and three teams from Ohio State University. Congratulations to all three Weatherhead teams and to faculty coach Scott Fine, professor of banking and finance. Read more.
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Case School of Engineering
Research Consortium Focused on Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries
Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University are joining forces to form the Cleveland Traumatic Neuromechanics Consortium (TNC), which will investigate and develop better protection and treatment strategies for head, neck and spinal injuries related to sports, military service and automobile accidents.
The center will be led by researchers who have collaborated on state-of-the-art research in collision sports. Adam Bartsch, PhD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Head, Neck and Spine Research Laboratory, and Vikas Prakash, PhD, Director of Impact Mechanics and Crashworthiness Laboratory and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve’s Case School of Engineering, have been named co-directors. Read more.
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Columbus: Wine Tasting at Camelot Cellars
Austin: Alumni Happy Hour and Networking
Minneapolis: Leadership Lecture and Reception
Career Connections is a short term job shadowing experience connecting first and second year students with alumni. Read more and sign up!
South Africa Safari
Discover South Africa on an exclusive Case Western Reserve alumni travel program from October 20–30, 2012. Enjoy the cultural highlights of Capetown and the Winelands, followed by the chance to see the "big five"—elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard—during our 4 night stay at the Kapama Private Game Reserve in Kruger Park. Please visit the travel site for details and contact the alumni travel office at 800.886.9895 or email@example.com.
The Alumni House
Coming to campus? Stop in at The Alumni
House. Located at 11310 Juniper Rd., this "home away from home" is the perfect place to read the paper, enjoy a cup of coffee, browse
the library or check your email in the business center.
The Alumni House is also available to rent for both business and social events.
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