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Inaugural CWRU Translational Fellows class announced

The inaugural class of Case Western Reserve University Translational Fellows has been selected. The program was open to senior doctoral students and postdocs working with a principal investigator on a CWRU-based technology with the potential for commercialization. The program seeks to provide training in entrepreneurship and promote innovation translation to benefit humanity.

For the first year, the following 12 individuals were selected as fellows:

  • Benjamin Clayton
  • Denise Dewald
  • Zachary Eschweiler
  • Chhavi Jain
  • Selva Jeganathan
  • Eun Kyung Lee
  • Yehe Liu
  • Curtis Merriweather Jr.
  • Samantha Oblander
  • Jose-Andres Portillo
  • Jessica Scarborough
  • Dhruv Seshadri

The fellows’ technologies range from new therapies for neurological disorders to capitalizing on large-scale public health data to wearable devices.

Fellows will engage in programs and workshops around campus and have time for entrepreneurial activities. In addition to access to a mentoring team to help with entrepreneurship and commercialization, participants will receive 20% salary coverage for a year.