NEOUCOM leader to step down

Dr. Lois Margaret Nora announced Monday that she will step down as president and dean of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy when her contract expires Dec. Full Story

Erie, PA

#1 Jul 1, 2008
Wait for universal health care to come along and there will be no new doctors to teach. The buildings will just be collecting dust.

Willoughby, OH

#2 Jul 1, 2008
For a school the size of NEOUCOM to have both a president and a dean is absurd. Let's waste more taxpayer money.

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Jul 1, 2008
To have a medical school out in the middle of nowhere and doing very little research is what is absurd. Harvard and Johns Hopkins Medical Schools bring in over $1 billion worth of research money. NEOUCOM had $3 far the lowest of any medical school in the country. Imagine what more research funding could do for the local economy in terms of direct jobs and companies from new technology. Even to have a small fraction of what Harvard and Johns acquire (as OSU, UC, and Case do) would be huge for this region and the affiliated hospitals.

Malvern, OH

#4 Jul 2, 2008
<<To have a medical school out in the middle of nowhere and doing very little research is what is absurd. Harvard and Johns Hopkins Medical Schools bring in over $1 billion worth of research money.>>

First of all, to compare NEOUCOM to Harvard and Johns Hopkins, arguably the two best medical schools in North America, is preposterous in terms of size, location and reputation. That's like comparing Rootstown to Boston and Baltimore.

Dr. Nora told another local paper that there was a concerted effort several years ago to focus on what NEOUCOM does best, which is why their skeletal biology, public health, tissue and audio/neurological research is tops. Five NIH-funded doctors are doing research in the audio/neuro program alone.

My question is: What are YOU doing?

Rochester, NY

#5 Jul 3, 2008
Bob and Trimmy10, Great points! Adding to NEOUCOM's already bloated administration is crazy. It already has to be the most top heavy med school in the nation. Ohionewshound, maybe you should have read the trimmy10 post all the way to the end (it really wasn't that long). The comparison was to any and all other med school in the US. Did you read that part? Plus, 5 funded researchers in one department is not exactly a standard for success. I doubt you could find another medical school who can't beat that number. OK, maybe North Dakota. Can you feel the bar getting lower?

Finally, XDEM2: What are you talking about? If we have universal health care we won't have doctors? What does that even mean? Ever been to.. I don't know.. ANY other industrialized nation in the world? They don't have much problem finding new doctors to train.

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