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Rep. Kathleen Clyde Announces Funds for Northeast Ohio Medical University

6/2/2014, 5:54 p.m.

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) announced today that the state has approved the release of funds to the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). $95,000 will be used to purchase high-precision MRI equipment to outfit the newly constructed Research and Graduate Education Building at the university’s Rootstown campus.

“I am pleased to see NEOMED continue to grow and provide world-class learning and research opportunities for students from around the globe,” said Rep. Clyde. “The research conducted by the university’s liver research group is poised to have a great impact on medicine and how we understand and treat diseases.”

NEOMED will purchase an Echo-MRI for use by the school’s liver research group, which is recognized as one of the strongest research teams in the world. Their research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, looks at the body’s control of lipid levels in an effort to better understand heart and liver disease, obesity and diabetes.

NEOMED is an internationally recognized research and teaching institution training health professionals and medical researchers. The university is transforming its 450,000-square-foot campus to accommodate growing class sizes and enhance research facilities.

Rep. Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District, serving Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, and Central and Southern Portage County.