Ignite Magazine | Fall 2020

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08 About the cover: Artist Dave Szalay is a professor at the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron, a NEOMED partner school.

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The Press Club of Cleveland awarded Ignite nine prizes at its 2020 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony, including second place for Best Trade Publication in Ohio. The magazine took awards in categories of medical/health writing; headline writing; essay; covers; general features; feature trends; and columns. It competed with newspapers, magazines, television and radio newscasts, and websites from around the state, as well as within the trade publication category.

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LEADING THROUGH A PANDEMIC

THE NEOMED COVID-19 RELIEF INITIATIVE

One NEOMED family has been in the thick of it from the beginning.

Students organized and led projects. “So many people wanted to help.”

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CONFRONTING THE CORONAVIRUS

THE MINDFULNESS OF A VIRUS HUNTER

High rates of acutely ill patients and reduced medical staffs made for a steep learning curve.

A conversation with a NEOMED virologist who has become a go-to source for journalists.

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22 TELEHEALTH’S GROWTH SPURT

Two University leaders speak out.

The eruption of a virus has accelerated the development of virtual health care.

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DISPENSING MEDICINE, SEEKING SOLUTIONS

COVID IN KANDAHAR

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As the nation is tossed by racial unrest and COVID-19, pharmacists weigh in.

Stationed overseas when the COVID-19 pandemic began, a NEOMED-trained physician observed the U.S. military response.

NORTHEAST OHIO MEDIC AL UNIVERSITY

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