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Friday, 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.
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
President informs campus of Board Secretary transition
In a message sent Wednesday, Dec. 10, President McDavis announced a change in the role of secretary to Ohio University's Board of Trustees.
 
Monday, 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.
 
Monday, 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.
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Ohio University Foundation welcomes 5 new board trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees proudly welcomes five new Trustees to the Bobcat family this fall. Yvette McGee Brown, BSJ ’82; Janis E. Jones, BS ’79; Richard Dickerson, BSCE ’80; Ronald Teplitzky, AB ’84; and Richard Vincent, were elected during the June Foundation Board meeting in New York City.
 
Monday, 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.
 
Monday, October 27, 2014
Faculty Senate meeting includes visit from Board of Trustees chair, vice chair
In demonstrating its commitment to shared governance, representatives from the Ohio University Board of Trustees attended this month’s Faculty Senate meeting to hear from the University’s educators.
 
Friday, October 17, 2014
NIH awards $1.4 million to Heritage College to study muscle strength loss in seniors
Weakened muscles in people over the age of 65 may not be caused by a loss of muscle mass. Provocative results from several studies suggest that reduced muscle function may be tied to brain and nervous system activity. Now, a $1,376,867 grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will allow researchers to more closely examine that connection.<br />
 
October Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees' Oct. 16-17 meeting will be streamed live from the Athens Campus.
 
Trustees hear update on future of The Ridges
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed a wide range of topics with a focus on reviewing the progress of major planning efforts surrounding The Ridges and the fiscal year 2016 budget.

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