Advancing Students



Honoring Aneal


As a young man, Aneal Kohli loved creating videos and the technology associated with them. Tragically, Aneal’s promising life was cut short at age 30. Five years ago, his parents, Dr. Chander and Karen Kohli, memorialized their beloved son through the Aneal Mohan Kohli Academic Technology Endowment, which honors his memory each time a NEOMED student accesses a lecture via the Aneal Mohan Kohli Video Lecture System. In just one year, 1,996 lectures were recorded, and NEOMED students reviewed the videos more than 120,000 times. This online, state-of-the-art study aid is conveniently available to students at any time. It has become the go-to study resource and contributes significantly to NEOMED student success.

NEOMED is extremely grateful to the Kohlis for making a new pledge of $500,000 to their endowment. This generous new gift enables the University to enhance the existing system with new, technologically advanced software and a high-tech recording system. The new gift builds on the Kohlis’ original contribution of $500,000, for a total of $1 million in donations to NEOMED. The pledge had the added distinction of lifting the Shine On campaign over the $30 million mark. It is also representative of the outstanding support NEOMED has received from leaders in greater Youngstown.

This latest gift from the Kohlis exemplifies the commitment toward medical students that has long been demonstrated by this couple. Karen Kohli practiced as a nurse and has remained active supporting a number of health care institutions and initiatives; Dr. Kohli, a leading neurosurgeon, served as chair of the NEOMED board of trustees from 2013-15, during a time of great growth for NEOMED. He has served on the board longer than any other current member. We are most grateful for the Kohlis’ steadfast support and generosity