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NEOMED and Peg’s Foundation to Announce Major Grant

In a joint event to be held at Northeast Ohio Medical University, mental health funder and partner, Peg’s Foundation, will present a multimillion dollar grant to the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine.

The grant will help the department and its three centers of excellence ― Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center, Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health (OPCSMH) and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence (CJ CCoE) ― to increase dramatically the dissemination of evidence-based treatments to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses. These treatments may also prevent or reduce incarceration, homelessness, suicide and violent acts that can result from untreated serious mental illnesses.

WHAT:                  Special Grant Announcement

WHERE:               NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center ― Grand Ballroom

4209 St. Rt. 44 | Rootstown, Ohio 44272

WHEN:                 Thursday, May 24, 2018    |    4 p.m.

Several mental health advocates will be in attendance. For media arrangements of interviews, contact Roderick Ingram at 330.325.6673 or

The event is free and open to the public. To watch the announcement on Facebook live, visit



For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas.

About Peg’s Foundation

Peg’s Foundation, the largest mental health funder in Northeast Ohio, believes in relevant, innovative, and at times, disruptive ideas to improve access to care and treatment for the seriously mentally ill. Peg’s Foundation promotes the implementation of a stronger, more effective, compassionate and inclusive health care system for all. Since 2001, Peg’s Foundation has granted over $45 million to mental health, education, and the arts. Guided by Founder, Peg Morgan to “Think Bigger,” Peg’s Foundation understands recovery from mental illness is the expectation, and mental wellness is integral to a healthy life.