Agre Society


The Agre Society at Case Western Reserve University serves to advance understanding of biomedical research by clinical residents, fellows and medical students.

The main focus of the Agre Society is a series of informal monthly dinner meetings featuring a presentation by a prominent Department of Medicine faculty member, who is a leader in his or her research field, with an interest in education of future biomedical researchers.

The design of the Agre Society promotes interactions between medical students, residents and fellows with interests in biomedical research, allowing these groups to enrich each other with their different experiences and viewpoints. The program helps clinical residents and fellows to learn about research and identify potential mentors within the wider Case research community. It also helps trainees to understand the clinical context of their research and enables them to form contacts with people at more advanced stages of training.

The society is named for Peter Agre, M.D., a medicine resident in the University Hospitals of Cleveland/VA program in the mid 1970's who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003 for the discovery of aquaporins.

The society meets at Carpenter Room (Lakeside, 3rd Floor) 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.


Agre Society Schedule 2017-2018

Date Speaker
September 6 Mukesh Jain, MD
October 4 W. Henry Boom, MD
November 1 Clark Distelhorst, MD
December 6 David Zidar, MD, PhD
January 3 Sanjay Rajagoplan, MD
February 7 Federico Perez, MD
March 7 Mahboob Rahman, MD
April 4 Mirela Dobre, MD
May 2 Amitabh Chak, MD