Dr. Moravec Recognized for Long-Time Service to CSU

Cleveland State University (CSU) recently honored Christine Moravec, PhD, staff, Department of Molecular Cardiology, and director, Research Education and Training Center, with the George B. Davis Award for Service to the University. With connections to the university both past and present, this award recognizes Dr. Moravec for her outstanding and continued service to CSU, leadership and career achievements.

In the years since Dr. Moravec earned her PhD in regulatory biology from CSU, she has remained well connected to the university and the College of Sciences and Health Professions specifically. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BGES) and oversees all BGES adjunct faculty from Cleveland Clinic. She also serves on the BGES Graduate Committee on Curriculum and Academic Standards.

Most recently, Dr. Moravec pioneered a new joint program between CSU and Cleveland Clinic to help develop the next phase of young investigators. The program offers a full-time, paid internship for CSU undergraduates interested in basic science. Students are paired with a principal investigator from Lerner Research Institute who mentor them and provide an immersion research experience in their lab.

Throughout Dr. Moravec's career, her commitment to education and supporting young scientists is clear. She credits this to the wonderful education and mentorship she received while a student at CSU herself. Her long-standing involvement with and contributions to the university is but a way to give back and help create that same experience for current and future students.

This award is the latest prestigious honor that Dr. Moravec has received from CSU. She was previously included in CSU's first group of Fascinating Alumni in 2015 and earned the Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Sciences and Health Professions in 2008.

Dr. Moravec is also assistant dean for basic science education in the Lerner College of Medicine and director of dual degree programs, many of which confer degrees from CSU.