Earlier this year, in support of the advancement of NEOMED’s mission, leadership committed $1 million to fund initiatives within the NEOMED Strategic Plan: Creating Transformational Leaders. To date $340,173 has been awarded.
Here are a few of the initiatives that were funded in the first and second rounds:
Exceptional Student Experience
Focus area: Exceptional Experience
Pillars: People and Education
Led by Sandra Emerick, Ed.D., Senior Executive Director of Academic Affairs and Student Services, and Sebastian Diaz, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Dean of Quality Initiatives, the Exceptional Student Experience working group will conduct a deep dive into the voice of the customer (VOC), comparing NEOMED’s standards of excellence with students’ critical to quality drivers. The early work done by the Exceptional Student Experience working group will engage stakeholders across the NEOMED community for insights and improvements.
NEOMED Writing Center
Focus area(s): Exceptional Experience; Leadership; People
Pillars: People; Education; Discovery
Submitted by Julie Aultman, Ph.D., Joseph Zarconi, M.D., Craig Theissen, M.Ed., and Philip Jenkinson, M.Ed., the NEOMED Writing Center will provide writing resources to aid in the academic success of all pharmacy, medical and graduate students. As a University facing initiative, students and faculty will receive one-on-one assistance throughout the writing process for classroom assignments, thesis or dissertations, scientific reports, grants, multi-modal documents and other scholarly writing activities.
Journal of Medical Sciences at NEOMED
Focus area(s): Exceptional Experience and Leadership
Pillars: People and Growth
Created by Trinity Samson, rising M3, and Fayez Safadi, Ph.D., the Journal of Medical Sciences at NEOMED will be an interprofessional platform for students and faculty to publish original research, opinion pieces, editorials, reviews and other works. The journal allows for the fostering of ideas of University students, consortium hospital trainees, faculty members and affiliates. With a fully structured review process in place and feedback given on each submission, prospective authors are provided with the opportunity to refine their writing and scientific research abilities.
Submitted by Samantha Bliss, manager of strategic initiatives