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December 18, 2018

When an aspiring nursing student had her dreams dashed, she was crushed and lost. For the first time in her adult life, Melanie Solano had to find a new path, one that would still allow her to put her knowledge of the health industry and her passion for helping others to use.

Now, Solano is a graduate of Ohio University’s Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies in the College of…

December 12, 2018

“When people hear a baby crying, they say, ‘We have to do something.’ Yes, we do.”

Dr. Kathy Wedig, a clinical neonatologist, spoke those words last month to a crowd of around 65 people during a seminar titled “Connecting the Dots,” which aimed to bring together health professionals, funders, researchers and community partners to identify, discuss, plan and execute solutions to…

December 5, 2018

You’re never too young to start helping others and high school seniors at Marietta High School are doing just that.

With a curriculum created in conjunction with Ohio University’s Department of Social and Public Health in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, 10 seniors at Marietta High School are working this school year on 100 hours of coursework and 130 hours of field work…

December 5, 2018

Crash. Bang. Wooh!

I looked up to see a physical therapy student rolling across the baseline of the basketball court at Charles J. Ping Center at Ohio University.

Her arms are up in exclamation and a volleyball is sitting in her lap. She is seated in a rugby wheelchair as her teammates finally found a way to score against the members of the Ohio…

December 3, 2018

On Nov. 6, around 100 students from HLTH 2020C, taught by Juli Miller, implemented Sexual Violence Awareness Day on campus to fulfill the course's service learning project requirement. The class chose sexual violence as the project's focus. The day encouraged students across campus to participate in activities to learn about consent and how to be a better bystander. Stickers…

November 26, 2018

In a county with higher than average instances of heart disease and lower than average density of fitness facilities, Athens County residents are in need of increased wellness support and facilities. Ohio University seeks to fill that need and encourages employees and area residents to explore the diverse services and recent upgrades available at Ohio University’s wellness center, WellWorks…

November 20, 2018

Athens County bucks state trends in overdose death rates

A unique meeting of three groups focused on combatting the opioid epidemic in Ohio met together Nov. 14 in Athens to hear a presentation on the epidemic’s state and local impact.

Orman Hall, an executive in residence for Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions, is a former director of…

November 20, 2018

Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) has a mission of connecting its students and alumni to communities through health sciences. Lifeline of Ohio proposes to provide “lifelines that connect us all.” This makes a partnership that includes the raising of a Donate Life flag inside CHSP’s Grover Center home a natural fit.

“We’re so excited to have this flag…

November 20, 2018

After a successful inaugural community Thanksgiving meal was held in Trimble in 2017, hundreds came back for seconds on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Kids on Campus, a program of the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University, partnered with the Ohio University Student Social Work Association (SSWA) to create the Trimble Thanksgiving Dinner. Prior to last year, SSWA put…

November 13, 2018

Athletes today are bigger, leaner, faster and stronger than ever before. In Major League Baseball, that may not have been the case if it weren’t for three icons of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Fredrick “Fritz” Hagerman, his spouse Marge Hagerman and Larry Starr are each renowned in different ways for their careers and contributions to health sciences.…

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