NEOMED promotes four doctors to new leadership positions

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The Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine in Rootstown has named four new leadership positions that will provide a foundation of support for current and incoming students. All appointments are effective immediately.

NEOMED said it needs the new positions to deal with an expanding palette of partnerships that include Cleveland State University, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, Central State University, Hiram College and more.

n Dr. Lisa Weiss, associate professor of family and community medicine and assistant professor of graduate studies, has been named associate dean of curriculum and academic services for the College of Medicine.

This position is responsible for overall academic planning; curriculum development and review; and faculty development. She is a resident of Youngstown.

n Dr. Susan Labuda Schrop, associate professor of family and community medicine, has been appointed assistant dean of curriculum for the College of Medicine. This position is responsible for oversight of curriculum content, evaluation and performance outcomes pertaining to the curriculum. She is a resident of Cuyahoga Falls.

n Dr. Erik Porfeli, associate professor family and community medicine and graduate faculty member for the College of Graduate Studies, has been named assistant dean for community engagement and admissions for the College of Medicine. He will work with the associate dean for community partnerships to assure seamless coordination of community engagement activities throughout all partnerships. He is a resident of Hudson.

n Dr. Gina Weisblat, assistant professor of family and community medicine, has been appointed director for Education for Service in the College of Medicine and will work closely with the Office of the President and other stakeholders to advance the Education for Service initiative University-wide.

Her research is funded as part of a fellowship through the National Kresge Foundation. Dr. Weisblat is a resident of Cleveland Heights.

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