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July 17, 2019

New Ohio University study reveals the scope of time lost with friends, family members due to overdose

The drug addiction epidemic continues to plague the country, and thousands of lives are cut short each year due to overdose. Tragically, when a person’s life ends prematurely, much of their potential impact on the world is lost as well. This includes both lost benefits to…

July 16, 2019

With messages of hope, inspiration and success, the inaugural HOPE Talks event was presented to more than 75 people on Friday, July 9 at the outdoor stage of the Nelsonville Public Library in Nelsonville, Ohio.

The event was presented by Athens HOPE, a local substance misuse education and prevention program founded in 2017 by Ohio University’s…

June 27, 2019

Dozens of healthcare professionals gathered earlier this month for a Community Health Workers Stakeholders Convening hosted by Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP). The goal of the event was to address the fast-paced growth of community health workers in the region and throughout the state.

CHSP Dean Randy Leite…

June 14, 2019

Dr. Ruth Carrico, PhD, DNP, APRN, associate professor and family nurse practitioner at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine, served as the keynote speaker for this year’s “Serving the Underserved” Evidence Based Practice and Research Conference presented by Ohio University’s School of Nursing during National Nurses Week.

Carrico’s address to the more than 100 nursing…

June 12, 2019

Destiny is a female in her early 20s. She’s from Appalachia; she’s pregnant, not married, and her parents aren’t really in the picture.

She’s also addicted to opioids.

Did you make any personal assumptions about this person?

If you were a practicing healthcare professional, could your personal bias impact the level and/or type of medical care that you would ultimately…

June 10, 2019

Kerri Shaw, a field director for the social work program in Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP), was recently featured as part of The Aspen Institute’s Weave:The Social Fabric Project.

Shaw’s impact within the…

June 7, 2019

Dr. Charles “Chad” Starkey, AT, FNATA of Athens, Ohio has recently been inducted into the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) Hall of Fame. Dr. Starkey has been Professor and Associate Director of Athletic Training at Ohio University in Athens from 2005 to the present day.

OATA Hall of Fame inductees are recognized for their outstanding performance in the profession. Candidates…

June 3, 2019

Interested in getting your Master of Public Health degree but unable to attend classes in Athens? You're in luck! OHIO's MPH is available to you online.

"Our online MPH has a concentration in community health. It prepares students to address community health needs locally, nationally or internationally," said…

May 24, 2019

The inaugural Ohio University Professional and Executive Leadership Series conference hosted by the College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) and the Voinovich Academy was held on May 15, 2019 at the Dublin Integrated Education Center. 

Dean Randy Leite welcomed the 80 participants from healthcare and public sectors. He shared his enthusiasm regarding the event and the strong…

May 20, 2019

Kylie Harper eyed the golf ball at her feet and felt the ground move slightly under her shoes as she started her backswing, the sun gleaming off her metal club as it moved.

In that moment, the tranquility of what was to be another smooth shot at the Ohio University Driving Range was disrupted by the roar of tires sliding on gravel behind her and a cry for help.

Harper, an …

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