Dear NEOMED Community:
As many of you know, Jay A. Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D., passed away Nov. 12, 2020. Dr. Gershen fought valiantly against lymphoma and related complications.
From across the country, we have seen an endless number of condolences and comments about Jay’s character and the importance of his foundational work ― specifically, to increase the number of minorities practicing as health professionals.
To maximize the continued impact of Jay’s hard work, the NEOMED Foundation has established a new scholarship fund in memory of Dr. Gershen. The scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more students from an underrepresented minority group studying in any NEOMED program. The scholarship is a way to honor the legacy of Dr. Gershen, who throughout his career was a passionate advocate for increasing diversity in the health professions.
To make a gift, please visit neomed.edu/give (and select the Jay A. Gershen scholarship from the drop-down menu) or send a check payable to the NEOMED Foundation at 4209 State Route 44, Rootstown, OH 44272. Please be sure to indicate on the check that it is a gift in memory of Dr. Gershen.
Thank you for helping the legacy of Dr. Gershen live on through this scholarship.
John T. Langell