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Awards and Leadership

James W. Nemitz Named Next WVSOM President

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The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) Board of Governors appointed James W. Nemitz, PhD, as the medical school’s next president.

Nemitz, who has been employed with WVSOM for the past 31 years and currently serves as the school’s vice president for administration and external relations, will begin his role on July 1. Nemitz will be WVSOM’s seventh president.

“I am truly honored to be selected as the next president of WVSOM. This is a place that I’ve devoted a majority of my career, it’s a place that I love with all my heart and it’s a place that I deeply care about,” Nemitz said after his announcement. “I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support I received during the process and since the announcement has been made. I look forward to stepping into this role with a lot of enthusiasm and energy for the purpose of making sure that this great institution continues to move forward and make a difference in the lives of others.”

Nemitz will succeed Michael Adelman, DO, DPM, JD, who has been serving as WVSOM’s president the past eight years and, who Nemitz said, has acted as a mentor to him throughout his time in a leadership position. Read WVSOM’s official release.