Our program offers rigorous balanced training in anatomic and clinical pathology within a large thriving academic medical center. The faculty members of the department are enthusiastic teachers committed to postgraduate pathology education. The goal of our program is to provide a supportive and congenial atmosphere in which our residents can develop to their full potential and find their niche in the diverse field of pathology.
The Case Department of Pathology provides extensive opportunities for graduate training in Experimental Pathology, Immunology and Cancer Biology leading to the PhD (or MD/PhD) degree. A separate program leads to the MS degree (for Case employees only). Teaching faculty are based in the Case Department of Pathology and in other basic science and clinical departments at Case and Case- affiliated hospitals (University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center.
Cancer Biology Training Program provides PhD training related to the causes, diagnosis, progression and treatment of experimental and human cancer. Research topics include many facets of cancer biology, including cancer pathology, cancer genetics, cell signaling, control of cell growth, tumor apoptosis, cancer pharmacology, cancer therapeutics, stem cell biology, cancer imaging, tumor immunology and others. The program focus includes basic scientific research and its applications to clinical settings.
The Immunology Training Program provides PhD training in a wide range of Immunology-related topics, spanning from basic research in areas such as innate immunity, T cell activation, tolerance, antigen processing and presentation, MHC function, complement, antibody structure and function, and mucosal immunity to research in clinically relevant models of infectious diseases, vaccine development, immunopathology, transplantation and autoimmunity.
The MCBDTP provides PhD training in many facets of experimental pathology, including inflammation, receptor signaling, tissue injury and healing, necrosis, apoptosis, cell growth control, neoplasia, biomaterials biocompatibility, neuropathology (including prion disorders, Alzheimers disease and other topics), aging, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The program includes basic scientific research, translational research and applications to clinical settings.
As a Postdoctoral Scholar at Case Western Reserve University, you are an important member of the University team that includes staff, faculty, researchers, and administrators who are dedicated to achieving excellence in teaching scholarship and research. Your mentored training (employment) experience will be a positive one as you take the time to become familiar with the University's policies and procedures for Postdoctoral Scholars and realize your shared responsibility in the University's commitment to excellence.