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Public Affairs Discussion Group

"The Interim Period: Tasks for Today and Ideas for the Future"

September 22, 2006
Adlebert Hall, Toepfer Room

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Case Western Reserve University Interim President Gregory Eastwood

Gregory Eastwood

Case Western Reserve University Interim President


Dear Colleagues:

This Friday’s (September 22) Friday Public Affairs Lunch will feature a speaker whom I am sure we will all be glad to see – Interim President of Case Western Reserve University Greg Eastwood.

Dr. Eastwood will share his thoughts on “The Interim Period: Tasks for Today and Ideas for the Future.”  I imagine he will ask for some of the audience’s thoughts also, as he has proven a very good listener in the forums in which I have seen him.

The Friday lunch will meet, in Adelbert Hall, in the Toepfer Room from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m..  We may have to move some chairs around a bit to accommodate the crowd.  While people bring their own sandwiches, beverages (mostly coffee and tea) are kindly provided by the Office of University Communications, and cookies by kind supporters of the lunch. 

I very much look forward to the discussion.

All the best,
Joe White

More About Our Guest

Dr. Eastwood is the interim president of Case Western Reserve University, having taken the helm June 2, 2006, following the resignation this past spring of Edward M. Hundert, M.D.

Before accepting the interim post, the Case alumnus and former board of trustees member, served as president of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, since January 1993. Upstate Medical University is comprised of the University Hospital, four professional colleges (medicine, nursing, health professions, and graduate studies), and a clinical campus in Binghamton, NY. With an annual budget of nearly $800 million and a workforce of over 6,300 people, Upstate is Central New York’s largest employer.

Dr. Eastwood received his B.A. in 1962 from Albion College (Phi Beta Kappa) and his M.D. in 1966 from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha). He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Boston University Medical Center sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

He then served two years on the Clinical Investigation Service at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Subsequently, he held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was director of the gastroenterology section and associate dean for admissions. Before coming to Syracuse, Dr. Eastwood was dean of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Eastwood’s professional interests have included the responsibilities of academic health centers to the health of the community, the role of leadership in academic health centers, bioethics, and ethics of academic health organizations. His research interests have been in gastrointestinal epithelial renewal, neoplastic disorders, mechanisms of mucosal injury and protection, and peptic ulcer disease. He has authored 125 articles and book chapters and has written or edited several books.

Dr. Eastwood is married to Lynn Marshall Eastwood (CIT ’66). They have three daughters, Kristen A. Eastwood Bowers, Lauren E. Eastwood, Ph.D., Kara L. Eastwood Grace, M.D., and four grandchildren, Caitlin Eastwood Bowers, Nicholas Eastwood Bowers, Hunter William Grace, and Adelaide Lee Grace.

Fall Semester Schedule

Sept 1: Ken Ledford, Associate Professor of History and Law, hosts Jon Entin, Professor of Law and Political Science, to discuss the first year of the Supreme Court with John Roberts as Chief Justice.

Sept 8: Leonard Lynn, Professor and Chair of the Department of Policy and Management at the Weatherhead School of Management, on what U.S. leadership in engineering could mean with the rise of India and China.

Sept 15: Mark Naymik, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on this year’s statewide elections in Ohio.

Sept 22: Greg Eastwood, Interim President of Case Western Reserve University, on “The Interim Period: Tasks for Today and Ideas for the Future.”

Sept 29: Alan Weinstein, Professor and Director, Law and Public Policy Program, Cleveland-Marshall College of the Law, eminent domain: “State Legislative Responses to Kelo vs. New London: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.”

Oct 6: Amy Hanauer, Executive Director, PolicyMatters Ohio, on raising the minimum wage

Oct 13: Marty Kress, Executive Director of the National Space Science and Technology Center, University of Alabama at Huntsville, on Organizing NASA for Space Exploration. NOTE: Tentative room change to Mather House 100.

Oct 20: Michael Wager, Vice Chair and Chair Elect of the Port Authority, on its role in local economic development issues.

Oct 27: Pete Moore, Assistant Professor of Political Science, on whatever is happening in the Middle East at the time.

Nov 3: Justin Buchler, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Andrew Lucker, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science: Midterm Election forecast.

Nov 10: Eric J. Topol MD, Professor of Genetics, on concerns about conflicts of interest in medical research.

Nov 17: Norman Robbins, Emeritus Professor of Neurosciences, on class bias in who gets to vote.


Dec 1: Jerome Liebman MD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, on National Health Insurance

Dec 8: Terry Wolpaw MD, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, School of Medicine, on the new demands on or expectations of medical education. 

Parking: For those people who seek to make special arrangements about parking, the contact person now will be Fay Alexander.  Her phone number is 368-4440, and her e-mail is

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