Kent State University is now part of the Cleveland Clinic’s Northeast Ohio Research Education Medicine Alliance (NEOREMA), joining Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College and Oberlin College as institutional partners.

NEOREMA is a pipeline initiative focused specifically on underrepresented high school students with demonstrated interests in and aptitude for biomedical sciences or allied healthcare careers.

“These students are among the best and brightest in northeast Ohio and are being groomed for careers in biomedical sciences or the health professions,” said Robert G. Frank, Kent State’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

For the past five years, Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences has been collaborating with Cleveland Clinic, specifically with the Office of Civic Education Initiatives in support of its Summer Internship Program and the eXpressions program, which effectively uses the scientific research conducted during the summer to help a wider audience of high school students gain a better understanding of science through language arts, visual art and mathematics.

For more information about the Office of Civic Education Initiatives at Cleveland Clinic, visit www.clevelandclinic.org/civiceducation.