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For a century, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences has had a tradition of excellence in research, teaching, and service. Ranked #1 in Ohio and #9 nationally among schools of social work, the Mandel School integrates its education, research and service to enable our students to become leaders in social change, social welfare and human services. The city of Cleveland offers a culturally diverse urban environment for applied community based research collaborations. Case Western Reserve University is a private research intensive university with a renowned medical school and nursing school, situated in a vibrant arts and cultural district. The University, the city and the Greater Northeast Ohio region offer exceptional opportunities for collaboration in research and service with premier social service and health care organizations.