COLLEGE News

April 14, 2017
 
The media are invited to attend the 2017 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium April 19-23 in Columbus, whose theme is "A Call to Healing." Read More
April 11, 2017
 
In celebration of National Minority Health Month, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has scheduled a series of speakers and events throughout April, centering around the theme “Bridging Health Equity Across Communities.” Read More
April 6, 2017
 
An Ohio law passed in 2016 officially designates April as a month to recognize the contributions osteopathic medicine has made to the health of the state's citizens. Read More
April 4, 2017
 
Eli Lilly and Company announces that it’s partnering with the Heritage College on an innovative rotation program for aspiring physicians. It provides students with hands-on experience in a range of pharmaceutical business activities. Read More
March 6, 2017
 
The Diabetes Community Partners project trains local people with diabetes to offer support to others in managing the disease. The project was among the initiatives funded by a three-year, $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. Read More
March 3, 2017
 
The newly launched Aspiring DOctors program at the Heritage College, Cleveland, is a comprehensive, four-year pipeline targeting high school students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to foster their interest in pursuing careers in science and health. Read More
February 10, 2017
 
Improving teamwork was the theme of a leadership summit Jan. 27, sponsored by the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Rural and Underserved Programs. It featured workshops for Heritage College and other health profession students. Read More
February 8, 2017
 
For several years, Ohio has been struggling with a deadly opioid abuse problem – and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has stepped up to lead the charge against it. A day of health policy discussion for first-year medical students Feb. 3, on the theme of “Healing Ohio’s Opioid Crisis,” is only the latest example of the college’s ongoing commitment to bringing the principles of osteopathic medicine to bear on this issue. Read More
January 31, 2017
 
Ohio is on the front lines of a national opioid abuse epidemic, and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to being part of the cure. “Healing Ohio’s Opioid Crisis” will be the theme of the college’s fourth annual Health Policy Day Feb. 3. Read More
January 20, 2017
 
OhioHealth and the Ohio University physician group, University Medical Associates (UMA), are moving forward with previously announced plans to join forces. A new organization, the OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College, will be established and consolidate the clinical practices of OhioHealth Athens Medical Associates and UMA. Read More
January 9, 2017
 
Jan. 15 is the deadline for OHIO students to register if they wish to join the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Rural and Underserved Programs for a day of interactive workshops during an interprofessional leadership summit that will take place Friday, Jan. 27. Read More
January 9, 2017
 
If you are an Ohio University employee who has pre-diabetes or is at risk of developing diabetes, you may be eligible for a free yearlong lifestyle-change program that has been shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of the disease’s onset. Read More
January 3, 2017
 
Terry Wagner, D.O., was named Family Physician of the Year by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. He says the patient empathy he was taught at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine helps make him a better doctor. Read More
December 13, 2016
 
The Vision 2020 award from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation was designed to be truly transformational. And five years after the award was made, it appears to be fulfilling that promise. Read More
December 13, 2016
 
The Ohio senator received the Heritage College's Phillips Medal of Public Service in 1979 and delivered the keynote address at the medical school’s Convocation Ceremony that year. Read More
November 21, 2016
 
More than 200 pre-medical students from around the state visited Ohio University last week for Ohio Medical Education Day, an annual workshop aimed at preparing students for careers in medicine. The daylong event featured sessions on choosing and financing medical school, mastering the interview process, networking, and weighing the pros and cons of taking a gap year before enrolling. Read More
November 16, 2016
 
A grant from the U.S. Health Resources & Service Administration will allow the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and its partners to expand their efforts to improve health care training to better meet the needs of underserved rural areas. Read More
November 3, 2016
 
There's a full schedule of events on tap throughout November for Diabetes Awareness Month in Athens. By taking part, you can learn more about diabetes, your own risk level and available resources, and help spread the word about this damaging disease. Read More
October 20, 2016
 
When Susan G. Komen Columbus brings its Race for the Cure back to Athens on Sunday, Oct. 23, it will mark only the second time the renowned event has been run in Athens. However, Komen’s deep connection to the area dates back much further through its long-standing partnership with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Read More
September 28, 2016
 
A multi-institutional team of researchers, including anatomists from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has identified and named a new species of extinct reptile estimated to be 230 million years old – predating the dinosaurs. Read More
September 27, 2016
 
A new Heritage College student group, Humanism in Medicine, is encouraging the artistic and literary side of students, faculty and staff with the publication of an online journal, ARTery, among other activities. Read More
September 23, 2016
 
Following its debut appearance in Athens last year, the prestigious Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will make a return engagement Sunday, Oct. 23. The race, which raises money toward finding a cure for breast cancer, is run in cities all over the United States and in other countries. Read More
September 20, 2016
 
In a striking display of the Heritage College's commitment to personal wellness for physicians and medical students, all three campuses hosted a National Day of Solidarity to Prevent Physician Suicide Aug. 20. Read More
September 19, 2016
 
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson, D.O., was recently re-appointed to his position as chair of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. Read More
September 16, 2016
 
Nancy Stevens, Ph.D., a Heritage College professor of biomedical sciences, is one of five OHIO faculty members named as a 2016 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholar. The Presidential Research Scholar program recognizes mid-career faculty members at OHIO who have achieved national and international prominence for their research, scholarship and creative activity. Read More
September 14, 2016
 
Students at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have accepted responsibility for violating the college’s honor code and the Ohio University Student Code of Conduct. The 43 students performed group work on low-stakes assessments where individual work was assigned. Read More
August 26, 2016
 
Ohio University’s latest six-year capital improvements plan, approved by the Board of Trustees Aug. 25, includes a transformational construction project for the Heritage College that will move the college into new facilities. Read More
August 11, 2016
 
A joint study between Hopewell Health Centers and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine shows that embedding mental health consultants in schools can improve the ability of preschool teachers to cope with and change challenging behaviors in the classroom. Read More
August 9, 2016
 
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has developed a $17 million research endowment strategy designed to expand and strengthen the college’s research platform. The endowment strategy, made possible by the Vision 2020 Gift from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, includes funding for three named endowed chairs, as well as a named endowment for professorships and fellowships. Read More
August 9, 2016
 
Four medical students from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine were among a contingent of students and faculty from Ohio University who traveled to Botswana this summer, to provide health education and work with care providers in that African nation. Read More
July 24, 2016
 
The leader of the national advocacy organization for osteopathic medical colleges urged incoming students at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to never forget that healing requires more than knowledge – it takes a human connection. Read More
July 18, 2016
 
Though only in its second year, an Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine health careers summer camp is expanding, attracting a broader range of high school students and honing its approach. Read More
July 13, 2016
 
With all three of its campuses now operating in full swing, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will usher in its incoming class on Saturday, July 23. Read More
July 6, 2016
 
What began in 2000 as a small laboratory and community-based research project in Ecuador to mitigate Chagas disease has now transformed to include a state-of-the-art research center. Read More
June 24, 2016
 
An international team of researchers, including two faculty members at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has discovered the oldest fossil evidence of agriculture, not by humans, but by insects. Read More
June 20, 2016
 
Four Ohio University interdisciplinary teams with faculty from the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have received funding to launch new initiatives that could significantly impact health-related therapies and research. Read More
June 3, 2016
 
When the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine launched its Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways program in 2013, the purpose was simple: to prepare future physicians to practice in medically underserved communities. In just three years, the program – which was made possible through funding from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation – is well on its way. Read More
May 25, 2016
 
A Canal Winchester, Ohio, man who missed his medical school graduation for the birth of his son got to have his own commencement ceremony May 20. David M. Muncy had a solid excuse for missing commencement – his wife was giving birth to their second child. Read More
May 24, 2016
 
The 2016 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium posted record-breaking attendance, with 864 people gathering in Columbus April 20-24 to network, keep up to date with continuing medical education, and discuss emerging issues facing the osteopathic medical profession. Read More
May 17, 2016
 
Significant new findings about the body’s process for regulating the release of insulin could have major implications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in Endocrinology by authors from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Virginia. Read More
May 10, 2016
 
In an effort to bring attention to the importance of research participation, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit and the Ohio University Office of Research Compliance are hosting a kiosk for ResearchMatch. ResearchMatch is a free and secure registry that connects interested individuals with researchers who are recruiting volunteers for health studies. Read More
May 9, 2016
 
At the Heritage College's 37th annual Commencement ceremony, the college's largest graduating class in history heard a message from a member of its first incoming class, 1980 graduate and now NASA psychiatrist and flight surgeon Ronald C. Moomaw, D.O. Read More
April 26, 2016
 
Scientists from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are part of an international team describing a new dinosaur species named Sarmientosaurus musacchioi. The discovery of an essentially complete, well-preserved skull and partial neck of the long-necked dinosaur in Argentina gives scientists the first good look at the head of an anatomically primitive titanosaur. It has yielded some of the most comprehensive information to date regarding the brain and senses of titanosaurs. Read More
April 21, 2016
 
Brian Clark, Ph.D., executive director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute, has been selected as the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Harold E. Clybourne, D.O., Endowed Research Chair in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The creation of the endowed chair is part of a broader initiative to enhance the college’s research platform and was made possible with support from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations. Read More
April 21, 2016
 
At a Founders Day event at the Statehouse in Columbus April 20, state legislators and the governor recognized the Heritage College for its 40 years of service to the state. Read More
April 19, 2016
 
Student athletes often have access to specialized health care at universities, but performing arts students are less likely to receive the same kind of medical attention. At Ohio University, a collaboration between the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Clinic for Science and Health in Artistic Performance (SHAPe Clinic) is helping to meet the unique health care needs of dancers, musicians, actors and other performing arts students. Read More
April 1, 2016
 
Two students from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have been awarded highly competitive research fellowships, which are given to promising undergraduates, medical students and first-year graduate students to pursue careers in endocrinology. Read More
March 31, 2016
 
Wellness was the theme at the 10th annual Celebrate Women conference held March 18 at Ohio University Lancaster. More than half of the sessions featured speakers who are faculty or graduates of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Read More
March 29, 2016
 
Heritage College students, faculty and staff were honored March 14 at the DOC Awards, for their contributions to osteopathic medical education. The 2016 awards were the first to be held at all three Heritage College campuses. Read More
March 22, 2016
 
Nine multi-disciplinary teams have been awarded more than $4 million through Ohio University’s Innovation Strategy program, including four teams involving faculty and staff from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Innovation Strategy program provides major funding for new research and teaching initiatives, as well as smaller grants of up to $20,000 for pilot studies and activities. Read More
March 15, 2016
 
Would you like to improve the health of people in southeast Ohio, gain valuable professional experience, and earn money for education at the same time? The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs is now recruiting new members for its AmeriCorps program, COMCorps. Read More
February 11, 2016
 
Tiffany Keirns of Chauncey had been smoking cigarettes for half of her life when she learned she was pregnant. But at that moment, she vowed to kick the habit cold turkey. “As soon as I found out, I just quit altogether,” she recalls. Read More
February 1, 2016
 
This month a team of international researchers, including an anatomy expert from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will journey to Antarctica to search for evidence that the now-frozen continent may have been the starting point for some important species that roam the Earth today. Read More
December 14, 2015
 
The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is 40, and its Office of Communication has launched a blog, Ohio University Medicine, to tell the college story throughout this celebratory anniversary year. Read More
December 8, 2015
 
It has a parrot-like beak, bones in its skin and an inner ear similar to a turtle. Meet Kunbarrasaurus, Australia’s newest dinosaur. Read More