Write for The Pulse!

Students, faculty and staff: You are the voices of NEOMED, and The Pulse is for you. Read on to find out how to share your events and ideas.

What is The Pulse?

The Pulse is considered the official internal communications channel for the NEOMED community. It’s your go-to place to stay up-to-date on campus news and information. You can sign up to have The Pulse delivered straight to your email inbox either daily or once a week, on Mondays. If you choose to opt out, you can always visit NEOMED.edu to view the latest information. The campus news is updated every day.

Who is the audience?

The Pulse email is primarily distributed to NEOMED faculty, staff and students. On Mondays, we also send it to our many (about 2,300) clinical faculty members. The Pulse is available to anyone interested in what is happening at NEOMED — alumni, donors, parents or community members.

Have something to share on The Pulse website?

Great! Allow enough time if there is a deadline; content is normally published 24-48 hours after being submitted online (see directions below). 

Content will be published under one of four categories:

Article 
Ideas for a story that Marketing and Communications can write, or an article of 150-250 words that you have written, featuring students, faculty or staff; University programs or initiatives; or relevant events in the community. If possible, include a horizontal photo to accompany your story. Submit an article.

Discussions
A topic that you’d like the campus community to discuss. Submit a discussion.

Events
A listing of events relevant to members of the NEOMED community. Be sure to include the specific place (such as NEW 2016 or Meshel Hall), day and date, and time. Note: Events are listed in order of posting date, not in order of occurrence. Submit an event.

News Briefs

Fewer than 150 words of content, ideas or information for a story that Marketing and Communications may write or one that you have written featuring students, faculty or staff; University programs or initiatives; or relevant events in the community. Submit a news brief. 

The categories can then be broken down into subject matter based on the discretion of the Office of Marketing and Communications. The topics includes accolades; announcements; appointments; awards and grant funding; diversity and inclusion; health and wellness; news; newsletters on campus; professional development; publications and presentation; research and innovation; and This Is NEOMED.

Want to include an attachment?

If possible, include a horizontal photo to accompany your story. Think engaging, not formal. You can also attach a flyer or other document to go with your story. Accepted files include: PDF, JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF, XLS, CSV, XLSX.

Have questions about writing?

No worries. Contact Elaine Guregian, director of publications and communications, eguregian@neomed.edu.

Here's a step-by-step-guide:

  1. Locate the line of blue words that reads ARTICLES, EVENTS, DISCUSSIONS and NEWS BRIEFS just above the word “STUDENTS.”Pulse website header
  2. Of the four options listed, select the type of information you would like to submit. For example, select ARTICLES. Once ARTICLES is selected, a blue box should appear at the top of the page. Click on the green button that says SUBMIT AN ARTICLESubmit an article to The Pulse.
  3. The blue box will expand and a series of information boxes will appear. Fill out the boxes. Submission form for The Pulse
  4. Once all of the article information is filled out accurately, you are ready to submit. Press the green SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page.  You can also cancel if you decide this piece is not ready for submission. Submit button on The Pulse

Tip: If you get an error message after clicking SUBMIT it may be because you have not submitted the correct file type. The correct file types includes PDF, JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF, XLS, CSV and XLSX.

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