Dr. Mark Cameron leads New HIV Study Site

Dr. Cameron was recently awarded approximately €200,000 over four years for transcriptomic and bioinformatic projects as a site PI for the newly formed EPIICAL Consortium based in Rome, Italy. The program entitled “Early treated Perinatally HIV Infected individuals: Improving Children’s Actual Life”, is composed of 26 partner sites from 12 different countries on 4 continents […]

Dr. Sudha K. Iyengar receives grant from Eversight, a nonprofit network of eye banks

Dr. Sudha Iyengar will receive $20,000 to identify genomic biomarkers for Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy. Fuchs causes swelling of the cornea, resulting in reduced ability to see details, visual haloes, and sensitivity to bright lights.  Dr. Iyengar’s work will help clarify why some people have a higher risk of the disease as well as potentially […]

Dr. Darcy Freedman awarded Sarah Samuels Memorial Award

On October 30th, 2016 Dr. Darcy Freedman was awarded the Sarah Samuels Memorial Award at the American Public Health Association.  The award is given in the memory of Sarah Samuels whose strong sense of social justice and equity enabled her to lead ground-breaking efforts to change America’s relationship to nutrition and public health. Sarah Samuels established […]

CWRU in agreement with Wholesome Wave to launch Darcy Freedman’s FM Tracks

FM Tracks is a new digital app designed to help farmers’ markets and local healthy foods initiatives manage and evaluate federal nutrition incentive programs. The data collected  will help inform policies impacting affordability and accessibility of healthy foods, consumer health and economic development for local communities and small and midsized farms. “We’re incredibly excited to debut FM […]

Darcy Freedman leads $2.3 Million Study of Hub 55’s food hub

CWRU has received a $2.3 million NIH grant to study St. Clair Superior neighborhood’s Hub 55 project, on Cleveland’s East Side. Darcy Freedman, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is the PI for the study, Future of Food in Your Neighborhood, or foodNEST. “This grant is a really good opportunity for Cleveland to become a leader […]

Dr. Rong Xu Earns AMIA New Investigator Award

At the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2015 Annual Meeting, Dr. Rong Xu was presented the New Investigator Award.  This prestigious award is presented by the largest group of Informatics Professionals in the world.  Congratulations Rong!

Dr. Erika Trapl Receives Public Health Policy Award

The Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) has selected Dr. Erika Trapl as the 2016 Public Health Policy Award recipient for her efforts to improve the health of citizens in Cleveland.  The award was presented on May 10th at the Ohio Public Health Combined Conference in Worthington, OH.  Congratulations Erika!

Dr. Darcy Freedman meets with the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dr. Darcy Freedman, Associate Professor (center) met recently with the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kevin Concannon (right) and Senior Advisor, Jerold Mande (left) on improving the impact of Farmers’ Markets among individuals enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.