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Research Focus Areas

A passion and focus of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is advancing health care. The health care research conducted at the University is of paramount importance to both its mission and well-being of its communities.

Healthy Aging Research Collaborative (HARC)

The Health Aging Research Collaborative (HARC) is a multidisciplinary hub for vital research into many medical conditions that impact our aging population. HARC harnesses NEOMED’s research strengths in five core areas to create knowledge and translate findings into solutions that promote an active lifestyle and continued wellness. This critical research will improve the quality of life for aging adults in Northeast Ohio and beyond, and tie in with various wellness initiatives to provide the community with information on maintaining or improving a healthy lifestyle.

Auditory Neuroscience

Research efforts in auditory neuroscience are dedicated to studying the functions of the central auditory system and the way that sound is processed by the brain. The auditory neuroscience team aims to fully understand and treat conditions such as deafness and hearing loss, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, tinnitus and schizophrenia.

Community-Based Mental Health

Improving the health and personal care of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness is the focus of the community-based mental health research team. Research in this area is designed to inform treatments, practices and policies that address such mental health issues as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, depression, and addiction.

Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease

With an emphasis on treating our aging population, the metabolic and cardiovascular disease research team works to understand, and develop new drugs and effective delivery systems to treat heart failure, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, stroke, heart disease and more.

Musculoskeletal Biology

Bone and tissue regrowth is a way for patients to experience complete recovery from previously debilitating conditions such as arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis and bone fractures. The musculoskeletal biology research team is focused on developing these re-growth processes to address the needs of our aging population.

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Aging

The neurodegenerative disease and aging research team focuses on Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases with a goal of improving the lives of those suffering from these diseases.