|Annual Baker Fund Awards $32,083 to three outstanding research projects|
The Baker Fund awards for the 2013 spring cycle have been announced and $32,083 will fund three projects that will assist OHIO faculty in completing active research projects. Awardees are Associate Professor of Music Therapy Kamile Geist in the College of Fine Arts; Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Professor Bonita Biegalke in the Department of Biomedical Sciences; and Associate Professor Harvey Ballard in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Environmental and Plant Biology. The proposals were chosen from nine entries.
|Gift Reviving and Enhancing a Tradition of Research in Africa|
Professor Emeritus Milton Ploghoft believes in the power of research in public education. He believes in it so deeply that he has spent his life working from Athens to Africa to ensure that public education is strong globally. And he believes in it so strongly that he has made a $30,000 gift to endow the Milton E. and Zella M. Ploghoft African Educational Research Development Fund in support of the African Educational Research Network (AERN).
|Healthy Living Project reports from Ecuador|
A team from Ohio University led by Mario Grijalva, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and director of Tropical Disease Institute at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, are posting their “Reports from the Field” about the progress on their Healthy Living Project, a long-term initiative that aims to support the socioeconomic development of rural communities affected by Chagas disease in the province of Loja in southern Ecuador.
|OU-HCOM approved to move forward on its northeast Ohio campus in partnership with Cleveland Clinic|
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) announced today that it has received approval from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools, for its northeast Ohio extension campus located on the South Pointe Hospital campus in affiliation with Cleveland Clinic and for a class size increase. The inaugural class of 32 medical students will begin classes in July 2015.<br /><br />
|OU-HCOM to graduate 34th class of physicians & surgeons|
Distinguished osteopathic physician, surgeon, educator and historic civil rights leader William G. Anderson, D.O., will deliver the keynote address at the 34th Commencement at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
|Deb McAvoy appointed new chair of Department of Civil Engineering|
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Deb McAvoy has been appointed chair of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Department of Civil Engineering, effective July 1. She succeeds Gayle Mitchell, who will be retiring after almost 27 years of service to Ohio University.
|OU-HCOM Schweitzer Fellow aims to reduce addiction in southeastern Ohio|
The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services reports that during the last two decades, the number of Ohioans seeking treatment for opiate addiction has more than tripled. Between 2004 and 2008, Athens County witnessed a higher number of deaths than the state average per 100,000 residents.<br />Moved by this alarming statistic, Bridget Schoeny, a medical student and Family Medicine primary care associate at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), set out to positively impact the degree to which drug addiction was affecting her southeastern Ohio neighborhood.<br />
|Spring 2013 issue of Ohio Today now available|
Think you know everything about your colleagues on campus? Well, have you heard of the aquatic ape? Do you know which professor can build a whale puppet in one night? And who has a plant with a brain – or at least, once claimed to have one? Read about these unique moments in the classroom and more in the feature story “The Dean Came to Visit … And I Lectured on the Aquatic Ape” in the Spring 2013 issue of Ohio Today.
|Students win prestigious Hollings Scholarship|
Three Ohio University Honors Tutorial College students won the highly competitive National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, an award that will allow them to pursue a paid research internship in a government lab.