Advancing innovation & research in health care
In addition to research conducted within our colleges, NEOMED advances innovation and research in health care through six focus areas of excellence that are of paramount importance to both our mission and well-being of our communities.
Measures of Excellence
research focus areas working to advance community health.
teaching faculty educating future health care providers.
in funding awards received in FY22.
NIH-funded projects in FY22
Advancing High Risk, High Reward Research
Our faculty and researchers are well-known for their advancements in practice, science, drug discovery and development.
Health Services Research
Scientists in our Health Services Research area improve the health and health care of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Researchers in this collaborative, internationally recognized center examine diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis—among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.
Deepening the understanding of how the central nervous system functions in association with hearing, communication and swallowing, how it is affected by hearing disorders, and how manipulation of the central nervous systems may improve these disorders.
Heart & Blood Vessel Disease
Advancing the understanding of heart and blood vessels diseases with the goal of stopping their progression and ultimately, curing them.
Focused on developing bone and tissue regrowth processes to address the needs of our aging population with debilitating conditions such as arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Neurodegenerative Disease & Aging
Focusing on three of the most common age-related neurodegenerations: Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and glaucoma.
Fostering Technology, COMMERCIALIZATION & Entrepreneurship
Research discoveries at NEOMED are actively commercialized with the support of The REDIzone to connect life-science entrepreneurs with our research faculty. Additionally, The REDIzone is driving our industry collaborations to leverage NEOMED’s vast research infrastructure and expertise to solve commercially challenging problems.
For inventors For Industry
For Startups Agreements, Licensing & Resources
What’s Happening in Research?
Northeast Ohio Medical University and UH Ventures will co-host a Healthcare Transformation Ideator event June 1-2 at Bounce Innovation Hub in Akron. During this exclusive competition, innovation teams will develop […]
Students involved in research in the lab of Jeffrey Mellott, Ph.D. recently published two articles. Rising fourth-year medicine student Christina Koehler was first author on “Age-related changes of GAD1 mRNA […]
The Musculoskeletal Research Focus Area (MRFA) primarily studies bone, muscles and cartilage as they change in response to aging, movement and disease. This group of eight researchers, soon to be […]
Rebecca Z. German, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research