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Graduate Education Office (GEO) Newsletter

October 13, 2021
in this issue: 

1. PhD Virtual Expo
2. Artificial Intelligence in Oncology Symposium: Precision Medicine and Cancer Disparities
3. GSC Anti-Ism Hour at the Jolly Scholar
4. Women of Achievement Awards
5. Office of Graduate Student Life Food Pantry
6. Fall Feast
7. Free Flu Shots


Upcoming Events & Announcements

PhD Virtual Expo

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
4:00 PM until 6:00 PM

Join representatives from the School of Medicine PhD programs as they share overviews and answer questions about our seven fully-funded PhD programs. Click here to register.

Registration is open for the third annual Artificial Intelligence in Oncology Symposium, November 8-9, 2021, hosted by the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in partnership with the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics. This year's theme will focus on "Precision Medicine and Cancer Disparities. Click here to register.

The Graduate Student Council is hosting Anti-Ism Hour, a monthly happy hour event for students to come together! This will be a safe space for any and all graduate students from all programs (and especially those belonging to underrepresented groups) to meet one another, de-stress, and speak on issues we all care about. Hope to see you all there


Join the Mather Center in presenting the 2021 Women of Achievement awards at a virtual screening on October 28th at 4 pm.

The biennial Women of Achievement awards consists of two award categories, the Mather Spotlight Awards and the Notable Woman of the Year Award.

The awards recognize the achievements of those whose outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership, and service have had a significant positive impact on our university and campus community. Click here to register.

The Office of Graduate Student Life has opened their food pantry! We are happy to offer the food pantry to the graduate student body. You will be scheduling an appointment to pick up the goods at the food pantry.  It is an open market food pantry in which students are able to choose up to 15 items per time at the food pantry. We ask that you come to your food pantry appointment on time, and if you are running late, please email for any time adjustments needed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact



Fall Feast is an annual event where graduate students can gather, reflect, celebrate community and build relationships. This year we will be doing a hot boxed lunch. Click here to RSVP.

Flu shots are available for free to all CWRU, CIA and CIM students, and CWRU faculty and staff. All participants need to bring their CWRU ID. Please wear an outfit that allows the upper arm to be easily exposed. Click here for more details.
Dean’s Graduate Studies Distinguished Lecture: 
Performance Nutrition: Pioneering to Possibilities

Thursday, October 21st
1:00- 2:30 p.m.
BRB 105

Please join Graduate Studies Alumna, Dr. Susan Kleiner, PhD, RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN and owner of High Performance Nutrition LLC a consulting firm in Mercer Island, Washington. Dr. Kleiner will share experience in the Nutrition Department at Case Western Reserve University, the evolution of the field and the possibilities and opportunities for the future. Dr. Kleiner has consulted with many professional teams and team members, including the Seattle Storm, Seattle Reign, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Thunderbirds and Seattle Supersonics, the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat, Olympians and elite athletes in countless sports. Dr. Kleiner has authored eight books, including the bestseller The New Power Eating, The Good Mood Diet®, and The POWERFOOD Nutrition Plan.  Click here to register.
Pre-Professional Health Program Seminar
The next Pre-Professional Health Program Seminar "Dental School Admissions" is scheduled on Friday, October 22nd at 12:00 pm via zoom.  Click here to download the flyer that contains the zoom link and passcode.  

Click here to view the Pre-Professional Health Program Seminar "MD Admissions Process
Mather Center Grant Applications Now Open

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women offers grants to support the professional development and research of women-identified individuals in underrepresented fields such as STEM and research on feminism or women and gender equity. The Grant Committee will award money to as many eligible applicants as possible. Typical grant amounts range from $100–$800; however, we will consider larger requests. 

  • Publication submissions

  • Participant incentives

  • Research materials

  • Registration for conferences in cases where the applicant is on the program

  • Registration to professional development for women in STEM and/or on women and gender equity 

Applications are now open, and will close on October 14, 2021. To learn more about our grant program please visit our website for more information. 

 PQHS Fall Information Sessions

The Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences invites prospective students to join us at our Information Sessions this fall. Topics will include everything from application tips to career outcomes and are hosted by program representatives.  Click here to register.
Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students
To help advance social justice and promote diversity and equity through higher education, The Sallie Mae Fund, the charitable arm of Sallie Mae®, in partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund, has launched The Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students
Ten scholarships, totaling up to $100,000, are available for current graduate students from underserved or marginalized communities, including minority, LGBTQ+, low-income, and first-generation college students.  The application window is open now through Oct. 25.
To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident currently enrolled at least half-time at an accredited graduate level program. Interested applicants will be required to upload a short video about their passion for advancing social justice.
The Bridging the Dream for Graduate Students Scholarship is part of a $3 million commitment made by The Sallie Mae Fund to open doors for students from all backgrounds pursuing higher education. 
Students can apply today at
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Ends Oct. 25, 2021. See Official Rules.

The National Postdoctoral Association is hosting a webinar titled "U.S. Immigration and Visas in the Age of COVID" on Wednesday, October 20th at  1:00pm.  Click here for more details.


Upcoming Dissertation Defenses

Kelsey Herrmann
Neurosciences Dissertation Defense
Friday, November 19th
Robbins Building, E301
"Investigating dSARM-Dependent Signaling in Neurons and Glia"

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