Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Embracing Diversity Series

This year’s Embracing Diversity Series is going virtual! The events in this series celebrate multiple dimensions of diversity and are designed to generate meaningful discussions about the benefits of diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare professions. All NEOMED students, faculty and staff are invited to attend!

A virtual screening of the independent film, No Más Bebés, followed by a thoughtful discussion among participants, kicked off the Embracing Diversity Series 2020 on October 21.

Pathway to Medicine: Physicians with Disabilities

Collaboration with the Office of Human Resources

Thursday, October 29 from 12-1pm

In celebration of 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 75 years of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Melanie Rak, M.D., Christopher Najarian, M.D., M.P.H., and Micah Baird, M.D. are joining us to discuss their careers and experiences as physicians.

Find more information about the speakers on Eventbrite and register to receive a Zoom link. The first 10 attendees to register will receive a NEOFRESH lunch voucher to be used any time prior to the end of the year!

Veteran’s Day Presentation, ptsd

Collaboration with the Center for Student Wellness and Counseling Services

Monday, November 9 from 12-1pm

NEOMED alumna, Gretchen Foley, M.D. (’06) is joining us to discuss post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention when working with the veteran population. Dr. Foley served as an active duty Air Force psychiatrist stationed at Wright-Patterson, has authored several publications, and regularly gives presentations on veterans’ mental health issues for the New York State Psychiatric Association.

Find more information about Dr. Foley on Eventbrite and register to receive a Zoom link. There will be a prize raffle at the end of the presentation!

REveille and Retreat

Collaboration with the Future Military Physicians student group

Tuesday, November 10 at 9am and 4:30pm

More details to come.


Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Phone: 330.325.6736
Email: diversity@neomed.edu


Employment and academic discrimination against any individual on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status is prohibited.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Northeast Ohio Medical University