Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityNortheast Ohio Medical University, also known as NEOMED, and formerly known as the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, is a community-based, public state university that offers M.D., B.S./M.D., Pharm.D., M.P.H., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The medical university was begun by Leonard Caccamo, who became its first chairman of the Board of Trustees. As medical director of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, he began the planning for the university. He was assisted by Harry Meshel, then majority leader of the Ohio Senate. With the assistance of Lyle Williams, Congressman for the Ohio 17th district, a feasibility study was begun in concert with the Youngstown Hospital Association. Based on that initial study a three-city consortium of Akron, Canton and Youngstown was developed and in 2008 Cleveland was added. The school was established by the Ohio state legislature in 1973, with classes beginning in 1975. The first class, which would graduate in 1981, included 42 students in a combined B.S./M.D. program. The school became fully accredited in 1981.The College of Pharmacy, approved in 2005, was inaugurated with 75 students in August 2007 in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program given the school's more rural setting, the Doctor of Pharmacy program has a community pharmacy emphasis. In May 2011, the university graduated its inaugural class of 61 pharmacists. The university has collaborative arrangements with other colleges and universities to offer graduate-level education in biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering. Starting with the class of 2009, the College of Medicine has adopted an Integrated Steps Curriculum Jay Alan Gershen began his term as president of the university on January 15, 2010. In his February 2010 address, he announced major plans to raise the university's profile, including a name-change for the university to Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). This was officially signed into law on April 29, 2011.
Editors, Contributors and Speakers 
The following is the list of scholars from Northeast Ohio Medical University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences