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Carla Mann Woods to deliver Ford Lecture Nov. 3

The Case Western Reserve University community is invited to attend the fall 2016 Ford Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 3 featuring Carla Mann Woods, CEO of Mann Healthcare Partners.
 
She has been developing and marketing medical devices for more than 20 years. She began her career at Pacesetter Systems, where she planned new technology applications and product needs for pacemakers. She joined Advanced Bionics, a neuromodulation company eventually acquired by Boston Scientific. During her tenure at Advanced Bionics/Boston Scientific, she led the business development, product development and marketing for products including the Precision Spinal Cord Stimulator, the BION® microstimulator, implantable infusion pumps and cochlear implants. For these products she holds more than 40 U.S. patents and was the shareholder representative in the Boston Scientific acquisition.

Professor emeritus inducted into NASA Glenn Research Center Hall of Fame

Eli ReshotkoEli Reshotko, the Kent H. Smith Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been inducted into the NASA Glenn Research Center Hall of Fame.
 
Honored by NASA Glenn for his research contributions in aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, Reshotko is internationally renowned for his fundamental research on compressible boundary layers, their stability and transition.
 
He was officially inducted along with the rest of the class of 2016 at a ceremony on Sept. 14 held in the Mission Integration Center Auditorium at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

Student and faculty team wins VentureWell grant for port sterilization project

Blue ribbonA team of senior biomedical engineering majors and Case Western Reserve University faculty won a VentureWell E-Team Grant to advance a project aimed to reduce catheter infection rates.
 
Ironically, when patients end up in hospitals to get treatment, they can be exposed to new infections from the inadvertent introduction of bacteria into the blood while medication is being administered through the injection ports of in-dwelling catheters. These catheter-related blood stream infections—or CRBIs—are a serious issue for hospitals. They can lead to extended stays for patients, as well as increased costs for the hospital, up to $2.8 billion a year nation wide.

Engineering PhD student wins prestigious award

Mustafa UnalMustafa Unal, a doctoral candidate in mechanical and aerospace engineering, recently was selected to receive the prestigious Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) Student Award.
 
Unal was selected based on his academic achievements and quality of submitted research paper at SciX conference.
 
He works in the lab of Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

CCIPD researchers pit big data against human diseases

MRI imagesResearchers at the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) are furthering efforts to use big data derived from medical imaging as a powerful weapon against disease.
 
This summer, they won a $3.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to produce software that recognizes minute features in pathology images of ER+ breast cancer to help determine which patients need chemotherapy and which could be better treated by hormonal therapy.