News and Updates

Posted: 2/10/2023
Vindicator.jpgThe February Black History month issue of "The Vindicator" - celebrates four current and recent Black Ph.D. students from our three joint Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and Cleveland State University Ph.D. programs! Hala Osman, Ph.D., and Abigail Zame have also been "CD-Cavs scholars" funded by our joint National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute T32 Training Grant for "institutions that support diversity." Congratulations to all for your great successes!
Posted: 10/31/2022
Organized by Dr. Jason Ross, manager of LRI Graduate student programs, all five of our CD-Cavs scholars, Abby, Brandon, Richard, Jessi and Jill, enjoyed a visit on October 25 to the Lerner Research Institute, to visit labs in departments of Cancer Biology, Genomic Medicine, Neurosciences and Molecular Medicine. After lunch, the Director of shared laboratory resources, Dr. Sean Kessler toured the scholars through the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core and Medical Devices Solutions. A great visit was had by all! 
Posted: 5/9/2022
Hala Osman in LabCD-Cavs scholar, and recent graduate, Dr. Hala Osman, has been officially appointed as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Medicine, Department of Medicine at Metrohealth at Case Western Reserve University! She started this new position on May 2, 2022.
Posted: 5/9/2022
Brandon Smith at RD22CD-Cavs scholar Brandon Smith presented his research at CSU's College of Sciences and Health Professions (COSHP) Research Day on April 22nd.
Posted: 2/8/2022

HalaNews.jpg“I am very pleased to share with you that I received my PhD degree in Applied Biomedical Engineering. So thrilled and honored to be a recipient of the Cross-Disciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences T32 Training Grant at Cleveland State University!

“My dissertation titled: Quantifying the Effect of Exercise- Interventions on Gait Stability in Post Stroke Population. I find myself interested in research being conducted in an interdisciplinary environment that focuses on building the bridge between the clinical and engineering worlds with an innovative approach to solving critical problems.

“I plan to follow a traditional scientific career path, first as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a research scientist executing biomechanical systems integration and evaluation in the cardio-vascular field and its related research areas.

“I would like to acknowledge the funding that supported the research in my dissertation. This research was funded by grants from the American Heart Association (18IPA34170316) and the National Institutes of Health (T32HL150389), with additional support from Graduate Student Research Awards from Cleveland State University.

“I would like to thank my research advisor Dr. Debbie Espy for guiding me in this challenging research project. I learned so much from her both professionally and personally. 

“My heartfelt thanks to research CO-advisor Dr. van den Bogert, who has helped and supported me tremendously. I would like to acknowledge his mentorship gratefully and sincerely during my graduate education.

“Also wanted to thank my committee members for providing me with many different perspectives to my research: Dr. Chandrasekhar  Kothapalli, Dr. Stephen Slane, and Dr. Ann Reinthal.”

Hala E Osman
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Biomedical  Engineering
December 2021