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  • Weatherhead School of Management offers new online course about coaching with compassion | think:blog
    at Weatherhead said the MOOC is about motivating others to learn and change You will learn how to truly help others and the techniques you learn will improve your relationships in all areas of your life Boyatzis Case Western Reserve University Distinguished University Professor and H R Horvitz Professor of Family Business teaches and researches organizational behavior psychology and cognitive science He said the MOOC will review and apply research in management psychology education medicine and neuroscience including some of the research being done by faculty and doctoral students here at Case Western Reserve University and in our Coaching Research Lab The course is aimed at advanced students and professionals including executives Each weekly module offers a video some with exercises to be done during the online sessions and others after class By the end of July enrollment had already exceeded 11 300 and is expected to grow considerably by its October start Students will be encouraged to maintain a personal journal of thoughts observations and experiences during the course In the fourth week students will conduct two coaching sessions and write a brief essay on each to be read and reviewed by a small group of online classmates Students are expected to offer opinions ideas and examples from the videos readings personal learning and reflective exercises in online discussions Each week will conclude with a quiz Successful completion of the course will be based on quizzes completion of personal learning assignments and assessment of the coaching essay Online discussions will be monitored by course staff Here are the topics of study each week Week 1 Coaching to Inspire and Motivate Week 2 Physiology and Neuroscience of Coaching Week 3 Coaching for the Ideal Self and Relationships Week 4 Coaching for the Real Self Balance and Learning Agenda Week 5

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/08/04/weatherhead_school_of_management_offers_new_online_course_about_coaching_with_compassion (2015-11-11)
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  • CWRU, Japan’s Tohoku University agree on research collaboration and student exchange program | think:blog
    launch the partnership more than a dozen of its students and faculty came to Case Western Reserve this week for a two day Data and Life Science Collaboration Symposium As a university one of our focuses is internationalization It means creating deep relationships and partnerships with universities overseas and Tohoku is one of those relationships Associate Provost for International Affairs David Fleshler said We are now making the statement that they are going to be a major partner with us partly because of the kinds of things they do the medical science the engineering the law The research Memorandum of Understanding calls for exchange of faculty staff and students joint research projects joint education and training programs exchange of academic and research publications and information collaborative funding and fund development There are a number of areas where we see commonality and our systems are different enough that we can really benefit from each other and ultimately benefit the world Fleshler said Each university expects to choose two undergraduate students each semester to participate in the exchange Also attending the signing ceremony were Provost and Executive Vice President William Bud Baeslack III School of Medicine Dean and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs Pamela B Davis Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynn Singer School of Medicine Vice Dean for Research Mark Chance and School of Medicine Associate Dean for Graduate Education Paul MacDonald print e mail feeds connect Get in touch with Case Western Reserve University s media relations team Contact information photos news releases and more are available on our site Posted by Marvin Kropko August 3 2015 07 01 PM News Topics Official Release advertising archives letters to the editor story tips subscribe search more to think about What makes you think Share photos of the

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/08/03/cwru_japanas_tohoku_university_agree_on_research_collaboration_and_student_exchange_program (2015-11-11)
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  • Building confidence can help people with MS live fuller, healthier lives, Case Western Reserve University researchers report | think:blog
    and participating in clubs and civic and political events The researchers sought possible new approaches to improve the health and quality of life of people with MS In particular Plow said they wanted to identify factors that rehabilitation professionals might target to increase overall engagement in community activities and promote other healthy behaviors like exercise and eating right They set out to find what prevents people with MS from being engaged in social and community activities Three barriers surfaced lack of confidence physical and mental impairments and environmental factors Plow and his team discovered that struggling with impairments like MS fatigue and cognitive and walking problems interact with environmental factors like inadequate social support and transportation issues to impede a person s confidence to manage his or her MS symptoms in order to engage in healthy behaviors and meaningful activities like spending time with family and friends A lack of confidence resulting from impairments interacting with environmental factors may impede people with MS from taking steps to prevent secondary symptoms like depression deconditioning from lack of exercise and poor nutrition or eating choices that may result in obesity or diabetes Based on the survey Plow is testing an intervention that builds confidence in people with MS It gives the individual steps to take to make changes and learn new skills to engage in activities that are meaningful to the participant The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health supported the study Marcia Finlayson PhD OT reg OTR Queen s University Ontario Canada Douglas Gunzler PhD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Allen W Heinemann PhD Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago contributed to the study The findings were reported in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine article Correlates

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/07/23/building_confidence_can_help_people_with_ms_live_fuller_healthier_lives_case_western_reserve_university_researchers_report (2015-11-11)
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  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing has new American Academy of Nursing Fellow | think:blog
    Academy during its annual policy conference Transforming Health Driving Policy on Oct 17 in Washington D C This honor recognizes the potential impact of his work and his emerging role as both a nurse scientist and nurse leader said Mary E Kerr dean and May L Wykle Endowed Professor at the School of Nursing I am especially proud of Ron He represents the finest in a Case Western Reserve nursing graduate and faculty member Hickman s most recent research project supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars award is investigating the role of emotions on the cognitive function and decision making of people who must make end of life care decisions for family members in an intensive care unit He is concurrently conducting a study of an avatar based decision support technology funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research NINR a component of the National Institutes of Health NIH to help family caregivers make decisions that avoid unwanted care for seriously ill loved ones living in a nursing home This technology has the potential to reach millions of family caregivers and provide evidence based resources when needed most via smart phones and tablet computers Hickman said It may also aid health care workers by helping family caregivers communicate their loved one s preferences for life sustaining care Hickman has consulted with NINR on shaping research focused on technology based interventions We are pleased to welcome this talented class of clinicians researchers policy leaders educator and executives as they join the nation s thought leaders in nursing and health said Academy President Diana J Mason PhD RN FAAN We look forward to working with them to continue the Academy s work in transforming health policy and practice through the use of our collective nursing knowledge print e

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/07/21/frances_payne_bolton_school_of_nursing_has_new_american_academy_of_nursing_fellow (2015-11-11)
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  • European Union changes allow Mandel School faculty to start exchange with Romanian university | think:blog
    to Romania Oana Roxana Ivan PhD from the Department of International Relations at West University of Timisoara secured the grant this month and shared the news with the Mandel School This exchange will enhance and build on the international social work programs at the Mandel School said Victor K Groza PhD the Grace F Brody Professor of Parent Child Studies Groza has been working closely with West University to help create a doctoral social work program that focuses on child welfare research Two Mandel School faculty members will have the opportunities to work with the Timisoara faculty and two Timisoara faculty members will visit the Mandel School Exchanges will last from one to six weeks Although the two university systems are on different academic schedules he said the exchange is arranged to benefit both universities After the Case Western Reserve academic year ends in May faculty members will be available to complete the six weeks in Romania without interruption to their teaching schedules Likewise Timisoara who s academic year runs from September to June will have the opportunity to come to the United States during the Mandel School s summer session Participating CWRU faculty members will receive 893 for travel and 5 330 for living expenses to offset the trip s costs For more information contact Groza at victor groza case edu print e mail feeds connect Get in touch with Case Western Reserve University s media relations team Contact information photos news releases and more are available on our site Posted by Susan Griffith July 17 2015 12 41 PM News Topics Official Release advertising archives letters to the editor story tips subscribe search more to think about What makes you think Share photos of the research scenes and objects that inspire you Video High performance fire blankets could

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/07/17/european_union_changes_allow_mandel_school_faculty_to_start_exchange_with_romanian_university (2015-11-11)
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  • Newborn’s first stool could alert doctors to long-term cognitive issues, new Case Western Reserve University study finds | think:blog
    gave intelligence tests at ages 9 11 and 15 The conclusion There was a link between those with high levels of FAEE at birth and lower IQ scores Although we already knew a mother s alcohol use during her pregnancy may cause cognitive deficits what is significant is that the early marker not previously available predicted this establishing the predictive validity of FAEEs for determining alcohol exposure in utero Min said Her team s findings were published in the April 2015 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics Volume 166 1042 1047 Association of Fatty Acid Ethyl Easters in Meconium and Cognitive Development during Childhood and Adolescence The study was among the first to examine an association between FAEEs in meconium and cognitive development during childhood and adolescence Newborns with distinctive fetal alcohol facial characteristics such as a smaller head and eyes thin upper lip and a smooth ridge between upper lip and nose are more easily identifiable But many babies exposed to alcohol can still appear normal And many mothers are reluctant to reveal how much they drank while pregnant because of the stigma So prenatal alcohol exposure is often missed Thus clinical biomarkers are instrumental for identifying alcohol exposed neonates regardless of mothers report of alcohol use or not during pregnancy It is estimated that as many as 2 to 5 percent of younger school children in the United States and Western Europe are affected by developmental disabilities resulting from alcohol exposure in utero with a much higher prevalence 17 percent reported in the child welfare system Previously Project Newborn researchers found associations between high levels of FAEE and mental and psychomotor development problems during the first two years The new study is an extension of the previous findings In the current study researchers reported that 60 percent of

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/07/13/newbornas_first_stool_could_alert_doctors_to_longterm_cognitive_issues_new_case_western_reserve_university_study_finds (2015-11-11)
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  • CardioInsight Technologies acquired to further advance heart mapping technology initially developed at Case Western Reserve University | think:blog
    worldwide product line said Wayne Hawthorne senior licensing manager in the university s Technology Transfer Office The university originally licensed the technology to CardioInsight in July 2006 The electrocardiographic technology was developed at the Case Western Reserve laboratory of Professor Yoram Rudy principal inventor now at Washington University in St Louis CardioInsight resulted from collaboration among several Cleveland institutions and company co founders Charu Ramanathan and Ping Jia who both earned doctorates in biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve Michael Haag executive director of technology management at Case Western Reserve s Technology Transfer Office described CardioInsight as a shining example of how commercialization can and should occur in Cleveland because the company s origination and success resulted from multiple Northeast Ohio resources coming together We have a renowned scientist in Dr Rudy developing the core concept Haag said TTO partnered with local investment groups JumpStart and Draper Triangle Ventures along with our own Case Technology Ventures to launch the initial company All three of those funds were supported with money from the State of Ohio Local entrepreneur Warren Goldenberg became the company s first CEO helping co founders Ramanathan and Jia get started Both Ramanathan and Jia have been instrumental in advancing the company through its various stages and will continue to play key roles going forward And the company worked with Nottingham Spirk a Cleveland based global product design and business innovation firm developing the cost effective vest design and supporting hardware Nottingham Spirk worked closely with cardiac catheter lab technicians to understand their work flow and create a product that was easy to apply monitor and care for the patient They helped turn an academic prototype into a robust and well designed commercial product Haag said print e mail feeds connect Get in touch with Case Western Reserve

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/07/10/cardioinsight_technologies_acquired_to_further_advance_heart_mapping_technology_initially_developed_at_case_western_reserve_university (2015-11-11)
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  • Case Western Reserve University signs option agreement with Wholesome Wave to launch FM Tracks app | think:blog
    local software firm co founded by a CWRU alumnus said Daniel Pendergast director of operations for Case Western Reserve s Technology Transfer Office It s as close to the ideal commercialization ecosystem as one can get Case Western Reserve s Technology Transfer Office negotiated an option and evaluation agreement for the FM Tracks app with Wholesome Wave a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing affordable access of healthy locally grown fruits and vegetables for underserved consumers The CWRU Wholesome Wave partnership brings together researchers and healthy food incentive practitioners to increase affordable access to healthy foods With funding from a FINI Grant Wholesome Wave based in Bridgeport Conn will use FM Tracks to provide a common system for data collection and evaluation at more than 500 farmers markets across the United States CWRU is an evaluator of this national project using the FM Tracks system Freedman said The goal is to have nationwide rollout of the FM Tracks app and website in early 2016 Until now no technology tool existed in our field that allowed the means to develop industry standards for uniform nutrition incentive data collection said Michel Nischan Wholesome Wave CEO and founder FM Tracks does just that Nischan said the technology partnership with Case Western Reserve will help Wholesome Wave advance policy change around nutrition incentives FM Tracks an iOS app and web based portal will serve as a critical tool as Wholesome Wave launches a randomized control trial study to measure the impact of nutrition incentive programs on consumers purchases and consumption of fruits and vegetables FM Tracks users can gather data from people receiving benefits from SNAP which provides nutrition assistance to millions of eligible low income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities Data collected data from the use of FM Tracks will be critical to inform future policies impacting the affordability and accessibility of healthy foods consumer health and economic development for local communities and small and midsized farms Freedman said What spurred me to develop FM Tracks Freedman said was the potential to have something available to support implementation of healthy food incentive programs in the places where they are most needed About Case Western Reserve University Case Western Reserve University is one of the country s leading private research institutions Located in Cleveland we offer a unique combination of forward thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting Our leading edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative hands on environment Our nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences dental medicine engineering law management medicine nursing and social work About 4 200 undergraduate and 5 600 graduate students comprise our student body Visit case edu to see how Case Western Reserve thinks beyond the possible About Wholesome Wave Wholesome Wave is a 501 c 3 nonprofit that strives to create a vibrant just and sustainable food system for everyone By increasing affordable access to fresh local and regional food Wholesome Wave inspires underserved consumers to make healthier food

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/07/09/case_western_reserve_university_signs_option_agreement_with_wholesome_wave_to_launch_fm_tracks_app (2015-11-11)
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