John Langell, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., president of Northeast Ohio Medical University, will be the featured speaker for the second event in the newly established Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. Hosted by the Burton D. Morgan Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship, the event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.  

Dr. Langell has more than twenty years of experience in higher education and has served in senior leadership positions in academic health care, industry, nonprofit organizations and the federal government. Furthermore, he is well-known for his work as a minimally invasive gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeon, tenured educator, developer of advanced medical education programs, and federally-funded researcher. With more than a dozen patent filings ― six of which are licensed, three software copyrights, and five companies of which he has been a founding partner, Dr. Langell is a supporter of research, enterprise, development, and innovation. 

Dr. Langell received his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of California at Los Angeles and both his Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy at Drexel University. 

With two planned events each semester, the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series draws upon entrepreneurs in various fields that reflect areas of study at the College. The interdisciplinary approach was formatted to help students in different majors understand the connection between their area of study and entrepreneurship.  

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. The Zoom link to attend will be emailed directly to attendees following the registration deadline. For questions, please contact David Strukel, director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship, at 

Register for the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series event.   

by Jenelle Bayus

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