Medical Research: The Right Prescription for Economic Growth

Rootstown, Ohio
NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center
Rootstown, OH 44272
United States
Event Date: 
Monday, June 6, 2016

Research!America and Northeast Ohio Medical University’s  "Medical Research: The Right Prescription for Economic Growth" forum will convene nearly a dozen university presidents across the state of Ohio, C-level executives from leading biotech companies, research scientists, public officials, experts in health care and executives from nationally-ranked hospitals.

The forum will explore the current and future role of medical innovation and research as a catalyst to economic growth in Ohio and across the nation. Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley will release a new public opinion survey of Ohioans on research conducted by Zogby Analytics.


  • Dr. Walter Koroshetz, director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • Dr. Michael Drake, president, Ohio State University
  • Dr. Lucinda Maine, EVP and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO, University Hospitals
  • Joe Kanfer, chairman and CEO, GOJO Industries
  • Dr. Sudip Parikh, vice president and general manager of Health & Analytics, Battelle

Moderator: Susan Dentzer, president and CEO, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation

Remarks: Andrew Doehrel, president and CEO, Ohio Chamber of Commerce

University Presidents:

  • Dr. Ronald M. Berkman, Cleveland State University
  • Dr. Jay Gershen, NEOMED 
  • Dr. Michael Drake, The Ohio State University 
  • Dr. Roderick McDavis, Ohio University 
  • Dr. Rick Kurtz, Shawnee State University 
  • Dr. Sharon L. Gaber, University of Toledo 
  • Dr. James P. Tressel, Youngstown State University
  • Dr. David C. Hodge, Miami University

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The forum will be live-streamed. Get the details and live-stream link.

Media Contacts

Suzanne Ffolkes
VP Communications

Anna Briseño
Senior Manager of Communications

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