Awards ceremony among series of events planned for Sept. 12–16 to celebrate university’s culture of research and entrepreneurship
Thirty Case Western Reserve faculty members will be honored for their impressive records of research and entrepreneurship during an awards ceremony Thursday, Sept. 15, as part of the university’s inaugural Innovation Week.
“Since joining the university just six weeks ago, I’ve been blown away by the ingenuity in labs and classrooms across campus,” said Michael Oakes, senior vice president for research and technology management. “It’s important to come together and celebrate as we elevate and grow our problem-solving research enterprise. This week of events, and the awards ceremony in particular, is our first opportunity to do just that.”
Innovation Week, held Sept. 12–16, will encompass five days of panel discussions among Case Western Reserve faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners. Topics will include venture capital investments, research funding from industry, insights from CWRU’s National Academy of Inventors members and on-campus resources for faculty innovators. Plus, there will be a Two-Minute Poster Pitch Competition for students and postdocs. (Free lunch is provided at all events.)
The ceremony—which is free and open to the entire Case Western Reserve community—will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Thwing Center ballroom. Attendees can enjoy flatbread and skewer stations before hearing opening remarks by Provost Ben Vinson III and the overall awards ceremony, emceed by Michael Haag, executive director of technology management.
Award Winners by Category
Excellence in Device Innovation Award
Faculty Innovator Award
Cassi Pittman Claytor
Impact Through Innovation Award
Rare Disease Pioneer Award
Pioneer in Cell and Regenerative Medicine Award
Innovation in Education Award
Innovator of the Year Award
Lifetime Achievement Award