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Commencement Ball

The Commencement Ball will be held from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, April 28 at the Akron Art Museum.

NEOMED Class of 2023 graduates’ tickets are complimentary. Graduates’ RSVP will open late March.

Faculty, staff and guest tickets will be available for purchase.

Questions? Contact Student Services at

VITALS with Forrest Faison III, M.D.

Forrest Faison III, M.D., vice admiral (ret.) and the 38th surgeon general of the U.S. Navy, will be the guest at VITALS at noon, Thursday, Nov. 10 in Watanakunakorn Auditorium on the NEOMED campus. His talk will also be streamed on Zoom.

Register now.

About VITALS: Every month, we give health care thought leaders 17 minutes – the average duration of a physician-patient visit – to engage medical professionals and students on any of the VITALS topics: Value-based, Innovation, Technology, Advocacy, Leadership, Service.

VITALS | Visionary Health Leadership in Action speaker series features a diverse range of experiences by innovative leaders in the medical sector. Speakers range from regional University partners — public, private and health care systems — to national peers, alumni and thought leaders, each discussing leadership challenges and solutions in their respective health care sectors past, present and future.


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Creating Transformational Leaders Day

Have a coffee on us and share in the celebration of our transformational leaders at NEOMED.

Learn about transformative projects from students, faculty and staff, celebrate our successful Lean Six Sigma projects, hear updates from the strategic plan pillar leads, experience a special in-person VITALS event with Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison, M.D., and other surprises!

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 in the atrium outside of Watanakunakorn Auditorium

Register for VITALS with Dr. Faison.


Seminar: “IGF Binding Protein-3 Protection in Anthracycline Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiomyocyte Injury”

Rene R. Sevag Packard, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor-in-residence in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, will present “IGF Binding Protein-3 Protection in Anthracycline Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiomyocyte Injury” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in RGE-123.

The talk is part of the Dr. Hans G. Folkesson Memorial Seminar Series presented by the Integrative Medical Sciences Department.

Contact: Erin Polcyn,

‘VITALS’ with Tom Vo, M.D., M.B.A.

Tom Vo, M.D. (’96), M.B.A., CEO and chairman of the board of Nutex Health, joins the next VITALS program at noon Thursday, Oct. 6, via Zoom.

Register for VITALS

Nutex Health is a technology-enabled health management company that implements and operates innovative health care models, including micro-hospitals, specialty hospitals and hospital outpatient departments. The publicly traded company also owns and operates provider networks such as independent physician associations.

Dr. Vo has more than 25 years of expertise in the business of medicine. He is residency trained in emergency medicine and has worked in busy hospitals and emergency centers throughout Texas. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the start-up and management of over 30 specialty hospitals and emergency centers throughout the U.S. He is recognized by his contemporaries as one of the pioneers and leaders in the field. In 2020, Dr. Vo received the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of The Year® award, where he went on to become the National Finalist.

The monthly VITALS speaker series features a diverse range of innovative leaders in the medical sector. Each speaker has 17 minutes ― the same length of time of the average physician-patient visit — to offer disruptive solutions to health care’s biggest problems. Approaches may cover any of the six components of VITALS: Value-based, Innovation, Technology, Advocacy, Leadership and Service.

Following his presentation, Dr. Vo will engage in discourse with attendees for the remainder of the hour, guided by moderator Monica Robins, senior medical reporter at WKYC.

Register for the Oct. 6 VITALS program with Dr. Vo and watch previous programs at