Strategic Initiative Funding Update

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 $861,079 has been awarded!

Here are a few of the most recently funded initiatives:

Statewide TV Commercial, Promotion and Branded Content Interview Campaign

Focus Area: Exceptional Experience; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Leadership
Pillars: People; Education; Discovery; Service and Community Engagement

The statewide TV commercial, promotion and branded content interview campaign request, submitted by Roderick L. Ingram Sr., vice president for communications and chief marketing officer, will build brand awareness for NEOMED across Ohio. Activating NEOMED’s position of Creating Transformational Leaders, the campaign will feature alumni, students, and the University’s dedication to developing health care professionals “for and from Ohio.”

Big Ideas Campaign

Focus Area: Exceptional Experience; Leadership
Pillars: People; Discovery; Service and Community Engagement; Growth

Submitted by Paris Bell, P2, Warren Lee, M2, Emily Marsico, M2, Arjun Pandya, M4, and Shareena Shaik, M3, the Big Ideas Campaign sets out to solicit ideas from NEOMED’s students who are dedicated to improving the University. Unlike traditional crowdsourcing, the ideas submitted through the Big Ideas Campaign will be “crowd endorsed” by student vote and the top five submissions will receive funding to turn their ideas into reality.

RFA Videos

Focus Area: Leadership
Pillars: People; Discovery

Submitted by William Chilian, Ph.D., this submission seeks to create videos that will introduce research at NEOMED to the online world. Through short videos, viewers can learn more about NEOMED’s research focus areas, the researchers exploring specific scientific questions and how their work translates and impacts human health. Dr. Chilian is professor and chair of the Department of Integrative Medical Sciences.

Applications are now being accepted for Strategic Initiative Funds and the deadline for the next round is April 6. Please contact Samantha Bliss, manager of strategic initiatives, at with any questions regarding the Strategic Initiative Funding application or to be connected with a pillar lead.

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