“Best in Ohio Awards” for Ignite Magazine

Three “Best in Ohio” awards and four additional awards will be presented to Ignite, NEOMED’s human interest magazine, at the Press Club of Cleveland’s All Ohio Excellence in Journalism awards dinner Friday, June 10, in Cleveland.

For its annual statewide contest, the Press Club recognizes excellence within media categories – for example, newspapers, radio stations or trade publications such as Ignite – as well as across categories, in the Best in Ohio designation.

Ignite won “Best in Ohio” recognition for Trade Publications, Illustrations All Publications, and Headline Writing. The magazine’s editor is Elaine Guregian; Scott Rutan is publication designer.

Since its redesign in 2016, Ignite has won 61 awards in state, regional and international contests.


Covers: Trade & Professional Publications

The Fall 2021 cover by Dave Szalay (an art professor at NEOMED partner school University of Akron) illustrated the continued challenges of COVID-19 in the year 2021.

Features: Personality Profile

A profile of Mary Massie-Story, M.D., by Elaine Guregian (editor and director of publications in the Office of Marketing and Communications) detailed the challenges that this NEOMED faculty member has faced in gaining acceptance as a Black female physician.

Illustration Single Image

The image showing how NEOMED alumna Christina Girgis, M.D., quilted together her psychiatrist colleagues by forming Facebook groups was commissioned from Branden Vondrak, a graduate of NEOMED partner school Kent State University.

Trade Report

Good Trouble in Rootstown, Ohio” by Roderick L. Ingram Sr. (contributing editor, chief marketing officer and vice president of communications) reveals how NEOMED was able to assemble a medical school class with 30% underrepresented minority (URM) students.  


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