Cleveland State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University

Cleveland State University (CSU) has partnered with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) to pioneer an innovative, evidence-based model of medical and health professional education that promises to broaden the diversity of the healthcare workforce. The NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health seeks to improve health outcomes for residents of traditionally underserved urban communities; reduce health disparities among neighborhoods based on racial, ethnic or economic differences; and reinvigorate the region’s stagnant economy.

The NEOMED-CSU Partnership incorporates the NEOMED-CSU Urban Primary Care Track and the Education for Service (EFS) Initiative.  The Urban Primary Care Track is designed to recruit pre-medical CSU students from underserved urban neighborhoods who will advance to medical school at NEOMED.  The Education for Service Initiative provides scholarships in exchange for commitment to practice in an underserved area.

The partnership has also developed the place-based Cleveland Neighborhood Model (CNM), which sends interdisciplinary teams of health professions students to local communities to promote the health of small groups of residents and their families.  The experience builds longitudinal contact between students and patients and teaches students how to leverage existing community resources.

The Sullivan Alliance, a national organization devoted to improving healthcare education and increasing diversity in the health workforce, has identified the NEOMED-CSU partnership as its lead site in Ohio.

Project Team

Executive Council
  • Co-Chair, Executive Council President, Cleveland State University
  • Co-Principal Investigator Dean, College of Science and Health Professions (CSU)
  • Co-Chair, Executive Council President, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Co-Chair, Community Advisory Board Executive-in-Residence
  • Co-Chair, Community Advisory Board
  • Dean, College of Medicine (NEOMED)
  • Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for University Engagement (CSU)
Project Management Team
  • School of Pharmacy (NEOMED)
  • Director, School of Health Sciences (CSU)
  • Special Assistant to the Dean for the Partnership (CSU)
  • Director, Diversity Management Program (CSU)
  • Program Director Associate Dean/Associate Vice Provost for Health Affairs (NEOMED)
  • Project Manager Grant Writer & Administrator
  • Dean, School of Nursing (CSU)
  • Field Coordinator (CSU)
  • Project Manager Manager, NEOMED-CSU Partnership
  • Co-Principal Investigator Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Admissions (CSU & NEOMED)
  • Associate Dean for Faculty (CSU)
  • Vice Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine (NEOMED)
  • Dean, College of Pharmacy (NEOMED)
  • Director, Education for Service (NEOMED)
Data Team
  • Director of Institutional Research (CSU)
  • Biostatistician (NEOMED)
  • Executive Director, Institutional Research (NEOMED)
  • Director, Center for Urban Education (CSU)
  • Graduate Assistant, College of Education and Human Services (CSU)
  • Graduate Assistant, College of Sciences and Health Professions (CSU)
  • Co-Principal Investigator Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Admissions (CSU & NEOMED)
  • Director of IT and Professor of Mathematics (CSU)

Contact Information

Map of Cleveland State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University
2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

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