Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine has announced the
largest fund-raising campaign in its history. Calling it the "Campaign for the
Future of Academic Medicine: Tomorrow's Doctors, Tomorrow's Cures," the medical
school has set a target of raising $300 million during the next seven years.
Among the goals for the campaign:
* $75 million for research programs in basic and clinical sciences
* $75 million for equipment and facilities for education and research
* $50 million for scholarships for medical students
* $50 million to establish 30 new endowed professorships
* $40 million for renovation of research facilities
* $10 million for medical library renovation and modernization
According to Theodore Castele, chair of the new campaign, a major goal
is also to raise funds for a new research building. Castele is a member of
CWRU's Board of Trustees and a graduate of Adelbert College and the medical
The school has raised more than $125 million in the first, "quiet" phase
of the campaign, in preparation for publically announcing the drive.
Castele and Nathan Berger, dean of the School of Medicine and vice
president for medical affairs, said that the goals of recruiting faculty,
expanding research programs, and renovating facilities are essential if the
medical school is to compete effectively at a national level for research
funding from the National Institutes of Health, the largest source of medical
research funds in the United States.
The school ranks 11th in the nation with $129.9 million of NIH funding.
It receives more NIH funding than any medical institution in the State of Ohio.
Berger said the school has identified seven broad interdisciplinary
areas of research concentration upon which it will build for the future -- brain
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Contact: George Stamatis
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