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May 9, 2014
Mark Chance, PhD.
Vice Dean of Research
CWRU School of Medicine
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June 13, 2014
Venture of the Year
Accepting Nominations

Now Accepting Venture of the Year Nominations

In order to highlight successful entrepreneurial activity in Ohio, the Ohio Venture Association will award its Venture of the Year award for 2013 on Friday, June 13th, 2014. Nominations for this award are being sought until April 15th, 2014. Learn how to nominate a Venture of the Year candidate.

May 9, 2014


Mark R. Chance, PhD.
Vice Dean of Research School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University


On February 2, 2012, the Case Western Reserve University of Medicine community gathered to observe the inaugural appointment of Mark R. Chance, PhD, as the Dr. Charles W. and Iona A. Mathias Professor of Cancer Research.

Dr. Chance subsequently was appointed Vice Dean of Research at the School of Medicine, and he continues to lead multiple areas within the School of Medicine as Professor of General Medical Sciences, Director of the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics, Interim Chair of the Department of Genetics and Director of the case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences. He also serves as Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of NeoProteomics, Inc.

Dr. Chance received his PhD in Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. He spent a large portion of his career teaching at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine prior to joining Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics in 2005.

Mark has received numerous awards, including the Upjohn Company New Faculty Research Award and the Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award. He has published over 200 manuscripts on his proteomics, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics research.

Schedule: 11:30 - Networking
12:00 - Lunch
1:30 - Adjourn
Place: The Union Club
1211 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio
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(free parking at The Union Club - enter garage off E. 12th St.)
Price: Member: $30
Non-member: $45
RSVP: Register online using our secure registration form.

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