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CWRU, UHCMC to partner exclusively with Siemens Healthcare to bring MRI research technique to clinical application

At the recent 24th annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Singapore, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Siemens Healthcare announced an exclusive research partnership to further develop a quantitative imaging method known as Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF). University and hospital researchers and Siemens’ developers will further refine the promising method of quantitative tissue analysis.
 
“We have been working with Siemens for over 30 years, developing and applying emerging MRI technologies, and we are excited to continue this great partnership,” said Mark Griswold, professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve and program chair at the ISMRM conference. “The goal of MR Fingerprinting is to specifically identify and characterize individual tissues and diseases, but to try to get there, we’ve had to rethink a lot of what we do in MRI.”

Celebrate science, the arts and Cleveland at Bal Ingenieux June 4

Join Ingenuity Cleveland for Bal Ingénieux, its annual celebration of creativity of all kinds, June 4 at the Tenk Building in the Flats.
 
The event is styled as a masquerade ball and includes dinner, dancing, unique performances, and this year, science experiments prepared by Case Western Reserve University’s Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box].
 
The university’s innovation hub has also been selected as the winner of Ingenuity Cleveland’s inaugural Innovator’s Award, which will be presented at the event.

PhD candidate Mustafa Unal named finalist for CIMIT Technology Prize

The Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) has selected PhD candidate Mustafa Unal as one of 10 finalists for the 2016 CIMIT Prize in Primary HealthCare, a national and highly selective competition aimed to stimulate and sponsor the development of truly innovative technology to support the efforts of primary-care practitioners serving the most significant needs of their patients. In this national competition, highly innovative projects of outstanding engineering students in top U.S. universities compete for three top prizes: $150,000, $100,000, or $50,000.

Selected by a distinguished panel of technologists and primary-care clinicians, Unal has received $10,000 in initial funding for research expenses and to prepare for the final round in August, in which he will compete for one of the three top prizes.

Rigoberto Advincula conducts workshop in the Philippines on “Technopreneurship and Innovation”

Rigoberto C. Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, worked overseas in the Philippines as part of Visiting Professor Program (VPP) with Philippine Development Foundation in late April.
 
Advincula is on the board of trustees of the organization.
 
During his time in the Philippines, he conducted a “Technopreneurship and Innovation” workshop with a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development.

Countdown to commencement

Case Western Reserve University will award approximately 2,100 diplomas at Sunday’s commencement ceremonies.
 
Double alumnus, university trustee and EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark A. Weinberger will deliver the commencement address at convocation, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center. Following the event—at which degrees officially are conferred for all undergraduate and graduate/professional students—each school and college will host a separate diploma ceremony. All students receiving bachelor’s degrees, regardless of major, will be presented with their diplomas at the undergraduate studies diploma ceremony.