Jay A. Gershen D.D.S., Ph.D.
Secretary/Treasurer of The Sullivan Alliance
Jay Alan Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D. became the sixth president of the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), formerly Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) in January 2010.
has initiated an 'education for service' initiative in Northeast Ohio, an innovative health workforce development program that reduces student indebtedness, provides health care to underserved rural and urban communities, diversifies the healthcare workforce and contributes to economic growth.
In partnership with Cleveland State University
, Dr. Gershen
has also expanded NEOMED's
regional mission to the Cleveland area, working with local hospitals, community health centers and other providers to create an urban primary care training program.
In addition, he
has provided leadership to expand NEOMED's research
activities through investments in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, the recruitment of renowned scientists, and commercialization activities.
has initiated a campus expansion plan that includes the Bio-Med Science Academy
, the first rural STEM school in Ohio.
Dr. Gershen serves on the boards of the Greater Akron Chamber, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, NorTech, Akron Tomorrow, Portage Development Board and the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron.
He also serves as secretary/treasurer of the Sullivan Alliance to Transform America's Health Professions and is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of Research!America.
Dr. Gershen holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a D.D.S. from the University of Maryland.
completed both a clinical specialty in pediatric dentistry and a Ph.D. in education at the University of California, Los Angeles
was a postdoctoral scholar in child psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
In 1982, he
was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences