The Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic welcomed its first students this summer. The new campus promotes interprofessional education (IPE) in the health sciences and hosts students from the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Students at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences—which completed a $9.2 million renovation of its building in 2016—also participate in IPE activities in the HEC.

During homecoming weekend, members of the community will have the chance to see the new Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion and dental clinic.

The weekend’s offerings include academic sessions spanning several topics, and tours of the spaces. See the full listing of homecoming events.

Registration may be required for some events. Individuals can register online. Some opportunities to see the spaces are included below.

School of Medicine Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Beth Ricanati, (MED ’97)

Friday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Conference Center

Beth Ricanati (MED ‘97), an internist specializing in women’s health and wellness, will present “From the Clinic to the Kitchen: A Journey of Finding One’s Own Wellness.” She will address the need to focus on self-care, as physician burnout increases. Ricanati made more than 1,000 loaves of bread in 10 years—an experience recounted in her book, Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs—and discovered how ritual can aid in self-care. Her book also explores how lifestyle modification is an important component of disease management.

Meet the Deans – Health Sciences Breakfast Program and Tours

Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, Delos M. Cosgrove Courtyard

Members of the community can get a healthy breakfast and get an update from the health sciences deans. After the deans speak, tours of the Samson Pavilion will be available, with opportunities to see the Microsoft HoloLens and interdisciplinary simulations of critical care flight to emergency room hand-off.

Around the World Dean’s Lunch and Dental Clinic Tour

Saturday, Oct. 12, from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
School of Dental Medicine clinic, lobby of entrance area (immediately north of the Samson Pavilion on Chester Avenue)

Go on a culinary tour of the world and see the new dental clinic. Attendees will see where students will train and provide care to patients. Guests can have their School of Dental Medicine passport stamped for a chance to win a prize.