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December 12, 2014
NIH-funded Heritage College study examines how nerve damage affects eating
A $445,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund an Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine study to more closely examine the effects of nerve damage that sometimes occurs during routine dental procedures. The lingual nerve, which runs in the floor of the mouth to enter the tongue, can be crushed or severed during dental work, particularly when molars are removed, causing intense pain, burning or numbness.
 
December 8, 2014
Drug developed at the Heritage College offers potential hope for patients with type 2 diabetes
A drug developed at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine shows promise in halting the onset of obesity-related type 2 diabetes. Lab results from preclinical studies found the drug made treatment groups, which were on a high fat diet, more insulin sensitive, halted an increase in fat mass, and prevented the onset of type 2 diabetes.
 
December 5, 2014
WATH 970 AM to feature President McDavis Dec. 11
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11.
 
December 2, 2014
Brody joins OUPD as second explosive-detection dog
The newest addition to the Ohio University Police Department is an explosive-detection dog named Brody, who was introduced to the campus community and Southeastern Ohio during a special ceremony in the Human Resources and Training Center last week.
 
December 1, 2014
New evidence shows link between brain function and muscle strength
Researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have found that mental imagery exercises can prevent muscles from getting weaker after not being used for extended periods of time. This finding has potential implications for patients undergoing neurorehabilitation, such as those who have suffered a stroke. It is also a major breakthrough for scientists and clinicians because it offers encouraging, new evidence about the role of the nervous system in muscle weakness.
 
November 6, 2014
OHIO delegation celebrates Chubu University’s 50-year legacy and 40-year partnership
Celebrations abound in Kasugai City, Japan this week, marking the 50th anniversary of Chubu University, one of Ohio University’s three international partners.
 
November 3, 2014
NIH funds Heritage College study examining Chagas disease transmission routes
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has received a $407,558 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the geographic transmission patterns of the parasite that causes Chagas, a potentially fatal disease infecting about 11 million people in Mexico, Central America and South America. Mario Grijalva, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and director of the Tropical Disease Institute, is working with a collection of universities around the world to better understand how this deadly disease is disseminated in southern Ecuador and northern Peru.
 
October 31, 2014
President McDavis to chair NCAA Committee on Academics
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has been selected to chair the NCAA’s Division 1’s new Committee on Academics, a 20-person academic body that replaces both the Committee on Academic Performance and the Academic Cabinet.
 
October 23, 2014
University and City of Athens urge safety, civility during Halloween weekend
The City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and President Roderick J. McDavis have issued a joint statement with regard to the upcoming Halloween festivities.
 
October 22, 2014
ModernThink Climate Survey results available online
Results from the ModernThink Climate survey that was designed to create a cooperative, community-wide effort to make Ohio University a better place by strengthening its employees is now available online at http://www.ohio.edu/instres/climate.
 
September 29, 2014
NIH awards more than $3 million to fund Heritage College health research
In the past two months, the National Institutes of Health have awarded more than $3 million to researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The funding will support the health-related studies of five college scientists.
 
WATH 970 AM to host University leaders on morning radio show
Various Ohio University officials, including President Roderick J. McDavis, will discuss the latest happenings at the University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM throughout the 2014-15 academic year.
 
September 25, 2014
Alumni in federal government gather at Washington D.C. event to honor outstanding service to the U.S.
Ohio University alumni gathered at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. September 18 to reconnect with each other and OU officials and to honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation.<br /><br />The annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon brings together Bobcats who hold positions serving the U.S. government. The event, which is in its third year, includes the presentation of the Outstanding Federal Government Alumni Award. This year’s honor went to 1990 alumna Lt. Col. Gretchen Dietrich.<br />
 
Faculty receive Presidential Teacher Awards
Ten faculty members were honored Wednesday afternoon as recipients of the Presidential Teacher Award, which recognizes full-time tenured faculty who consistently inspire students and colleagues through academic excellence inside and outside the classroom.
 
September 10, 2014
Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Professor underway
Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Professor underway
 
September 9, 2014
Heritage College has major presence at historic AOA assembly
Several physicians and educators connected to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine were named to leadership positions within the American Osteopathic Association during an annual meeting of AOA’s House of Delegates in Chicago. As one of the appointments made by incoming AOA president Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., Heritage College Executive Dean Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O., was named to a two-year term as chair of AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools.
 
August 29, 2014
Ohio University, Kent State form partnership for future collaboration
Ohio University and Kent State University will be rivals on the gridiron Saturday to kick off both schools’ football seasons, but the presidents of these conference foes have announced plans to be teammates in future educational collaborations.
 
August 28, 2014
Ohio University celebrates new medical school campus in central Ohio
Hundreds of people from throughout the state joined with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for a weekend of activities designed to commemorate the opening of its new Dublin Campus last weekend.
 
President’s State of the University Address reflects on decade of transforming lives
During his annual State of the University Address in the Walter Rotunda on Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis reflected on his decade-long tenure and highlighted ways in which lives have been positively transformed by the University community.
 
August 24, 2014
Class of 2018 welcomed at President’s Convocation for First-Year Students
Ohio University capped off Go Green Week with the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, welcoming the largest, brightest, most diverse, and, judging from the enthusiasm displayed at the event, one of the most spirited classes in the University’s 210-year history.
 
August 22, 2014
Go Green volunteers help with move-in
The largest on-campus residential student population since 1972 is moving to OHIO this weekend, and more than 8,000 students and their parents will visit Athens.
 
Watch President Roderick J. McDavis take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 21, with the help of the Ohio Bobcats Football team.
 
August 20, 2014
President McDavis accepts ALS ice bucket challenge
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis has accepted an icy challenge from Kent State President Beverly Warren. With help from Rufus and the OHIO football team, McDavis will join the thousands of others across the country in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association in Peden Stadium, Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
 
August 15, 2014
Nominations open for 2014 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
The Ohio University Foundation established the award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship.
 
August 6, 2014
Bus offered to Board of Trustees Aug. 28 meeting
The Office of the Board of Trustees and Office of the President are providing transportation to the Aug. 28 Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting in Dublin, Ohio.

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