COLLEGE News

December 10, 2018
 
Daniel Skinner, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin, has been named co-director of the AACOM Health Policy Fellowship. Read More
December 6, 2018
 
Eight faculty members of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are involved with medical research projects that have received funding through this year’s John J. Kopchick Awards. Read More
December 6, 2018
 
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is among the members of a consortium that will receive funding support from federal agencies to help create new rural residency programs in badly needed medical specialties. Read More
November 26, 2018
 
Frank W. Myers, D.O., who served as dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for much of its first two decades, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19. He helped create the medical school in 1976 and was dean from 1977 to 1993. Read More
November 5, 2018
 
Research by a professor from the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, into whether administering a protein produced in the body can help prevent obesity and diabetes, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Read More
November 5, 2018
 
Over 100 guests were on hand in Nelsonville Nov. 1 as the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs introduced its newest mobile clinic unit. Read More
October 30, 2018
 
Two faculty members of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will be honored with university-wide awards for excellence in research and teaching at an Oct. 31 ceremony. Read More
October 30, 2018
 
Ten medical students at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland, who are among the first cohort in the Cleveland Clinic Physician Diversity Scholars program, have been awarded one-time, $10,000 scholarships. Read More
September 27, 2018
 
William J. Burke, D.O., dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin, has been elected chair of the Osteopathic International Alliance. Read More
September 24, 2018
 
A study at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine suggests that two intervention programs aimed at encouraging healthier lifestyles can have a positive effect on how participants eat – which could result in lower health care costs. Read More
September 23, 2018
 
OhioHealth executive Bruce Vanderhoff spoke at the 43rd Annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, where 266 students received white coats signifying their status as physicians in training. Read More
September 20, 2018
 
A new federally funded research project at the Ohio University Edison Biotechnology Institute and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine could lead to treatments that extend human lifespan and allow people to enjoy better health in their old age. Read More
September 17, 2018
 
On Sunday, Sept. 23, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will welcome its incoming medical students during the 43rd annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony. Read More
September 14, 2018
 
In her new book on the history of cesarean section in the United States, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine professor Jacqueline Wolf explains how the rate of birth by c-section has gotten so high. Read More
September 6, 2018
 
John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., a faculty researcher with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been honored by the Endocrine Society with one of its 2019 Laureate Awards, considered the top honors in the field of endocrinology. Read More
August 30, 2018
 
The Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland is one of two OHIO programs to receive a 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Read More
August 21, 2018
 
Nancy Stevens, Ph.D., faculty member with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, is among the authors of a new research paper that may prompt scientists to change their long-held views on the evolutionary history of Madagascar. Read More
August 21, 2018
 
A $600,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration will allow the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to expand a program to improve health outcomes and lower costs for diabetes patients in southeastern Ohio. Read More
August 20, 2018
 
A research project headed by Heritage College faculty member Sonia Michael Najjar, Ph.D., to understand how fatty liver disease can progress to cirrhosis by way of fibrosis, has gotten a grant for over $1.74 million from the National Institutes of Health. Read More
August 14, 2018
 
A faculty researcher at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the leaders of a new NIH-funded project to explore a chemical pathway by which changes in fat metabolism brought on by human obesity can lead to cardiovascular disease. Read More
August 7, 2018
 
Susan G. Komen® Columbus, a long-time supporter of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s efforts to improve women’s health in southern Ohio, has awarded the college its largest Komen grant to date. Read More
July 27, 2018
 
A fourth-year medical student at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin has been elected as the new student representative to the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees. Read More
July 27, 2018
 
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in partnership with Cleveland Clinic, will soon launch a sweeping new streamlined approach to medical education for a group of eight incoming students at the Heritage College, Cleveland. Read More
July 9, 2018
 
When the newest cohort of medical students begins classes at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in August, they will be on the front line of a bold advance for the college, as it rolls out a new medical school curriculum designed to train physicians for the rapidly changing world of modern health care. Read More
June 18, 2018
 
Approximately 50 students from 25 central Ohio high schools will explore health care careers this week during the Medical Academy Discovery Series at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin. Read More
June 7, 2018
 
The Ohio Department of Health has awarded $627,773 to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to replicate its Family Navigator program to help reduce infant mortality in Pike, Scioto, Jackson and Morgan counties. Read More
June 5, 2018
 
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ohio University LGBT Center have partnered with the Equitas Health Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity to conduct a daylong summit June 7 for health and social service professionals about improving access to care and the quality of care for the trans community living in rural areas. Read More
May 30, 2018
 
A Centerville, Ohio, woman who gained early acceptance to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine right out of high school is the first winner of a new award through the college’s Early Assurance Program. Read More
May 30, 2018
 
More than 800 people – including over 450 osteopathic physicians and other health professionals, and over 70 medical students – attended the 2018 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium in Columbus in April to learn more about a number of issues on the leading edge of modern health care. Read More
May 15, 2018
 
The graduation of the first class of physicians from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s four-year-old Dublin campus wouldn't have been possible without the college’s many partners. Read More
May 14, 2018
 
Addressing the largest-ever class to graduate from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Commencement speaker Richard A. “Rick” Vincent, M.B.A., advised the soon-to-be doctors to avoid letting their empathy erode as physicians by never forgetting the ideals of patient care that initially drew them to medicine. Read More
May 13, 2018
 
When the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine graduated its 39th class May 12, the Commencement carried an added significance, as the first students from the college’s Dublin campus received their degrees. Read More
April 24, 2018
 
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated the launch of its new Office of Inclusion with open house events on each of its three campuses April 10-12. Read More
April 17, 2018
 
Ryan Paulus, OMS III , was named Student D.O. of the Year, and Fabian Benencia, Ph.D., associate professor of immunology, received the Brose Award at the 2018 Heritage DOC Awards March 26. These annual awards honor students, faculty and staff for their contributions to osteopathic medical education. Read More
April 3, 2018
 
A scholarship in the name of the late George “Skip” Seese, D.O., a 1987 graduate of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will honor a man remembered for his love of teaching future physicians. Read More
March 28, 2018
 
The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a Research, Exploration and Discovery Day and Open House on Wednesday, April 4, to give members of the OHIO community a chance to learn more about the work being done by researchers at the medical school, as well as opportunities for collaboration. Read More
March 22, 2018
 
As the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland prepares to launch a groundbreaking experiment in training the primary care physician of the future, the project has been awarded a major grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to train faculty in improved teamwork teaching practices. Read More
March 21, 2018
 
“The Veterans’ Project,” a feature-length documentary highlighting important issues surrounding veterans’ health, will have its first public screening on Saturday, March 24, as an official selection of the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival. Read More
March 20, 2018
 
Darlene Berryman, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., has been named associate dean for research and innovation at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, effective March 1. Read More
March 20, 2018
 
Richard A. “Rick” Vincent, who recently retired as president and CEO of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, will be the speaker during the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12. Read More
March 5, 2018
 
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is welcoming two prestigious new members to its advisory board, who will bring to the board expanded capabilities and expertise. Read More
February 28, 2018
 
With immigration at the forefront of many national policy debates, the Heritage College convened a group of care providers, policy experts and community activists Feb. 9 to help medical students understand how immigration policy may affect them as physicians. Read More
February 26, 2018
 
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs is now recruiting new members for its AmeriCorps program, COMCorps. Positions are available for 24 full-time members. Read More
February 9, 2018
 
A second-year medical student at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is adding an important voice to the national discourse about sexual assault and abuse as the lead author of a paper about how physicians can better care for survivors of sexual trauma. Read More
February 8, 2018
 
In its 2018 Health Policy Day for medical students on Feb. 9, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will give students a chance to look at the intersection of medicine, immigration, and the responsibilities of health professionals. Read More
February 1, 2018
 
A Heritage College faculty member and a former OHIO doctoral student were on the research team that recently announced a major new dinosaur find from Egypt. Read More
December 19, 2017
 
Wayne R. Carlsen, D.O., vice dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been awarded the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ highest honor, the Santucci Award. Read More
December 11, 2017
 
A study from the Heritage College and the College of Health Sciences and Professions suggests many osteopathic medical students know less about nutrition than they think they do. The good news is that the Heritage College’s new Pathways to Health and Wellness Curriculum will put increased emphasis on the role of diet in health. Read More
December 1, 2017
 
A recent needs assessment by the Diabetes Institute at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine shows that the prevalence of diabetes in the southeastern Ohio region is even higher than was estimated by the Centers for Disease Control just a few years ago. Read More
November 8, 2017
 
An international scientific collaboration, born of a symposium held last December at Ohio University, has resulted in a major corporate grant to support diabetes-related research conducted by Vishu Puri, Ph.D., a faculty member at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Read More
October 18, 2017
 
Kevin Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Heritage College, has received a Junior Faculty Development award from the American Diabetes Association to support his research program, which could lead to better interventions and treatment strategies for diabetes and obesity. Read More
October 17, 2017
 
Paleontologists from Ohio University have discovered a new species of extinct meat-eating mammal that lived alongside the oldest-known apes and Old World monkeys. Read More
October 5, 2017
 
For the second year, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will join a wide range of businesses and organizations in the Athens, Ohio, area in supporting a local “Stand Down” event on Friday, Oct. 6. Read More
September 4, 2017
 
Renowned surgeon, author, public health researcher and Athens, Ohio, native Atul Gawande, M.D., will speak Sept. 25 on the importance of community and choice in the lives of seniors, via a webinar broadcast nationally to selected sites, including the Heritage College, Athens. Read More
August 24, 2017
 
An international project led by two Heritage College faculty members has identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur, found in southwestern Tanzania. Titanosaurs are known from all over the world, but fossils of this group are particularly rare from the African continent. Read More
August 18, 2017
 
Nathan Katz, Amy Mehlman and Rosemary Oaks, who started classes at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in July, are the first three students enrolled through the college's Early Assurance Programs. Read More
August 10, 2017
 
For the third straight year this summer, students from Columbus area high schools got a chance to experience what working in health care is like, in the OU+REACH health careers camp. The program is conducted by Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) at the Dublin campus. Read More
August 8, 2017
 
The Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program, launched last year at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland, has been awarded a grant of more than $83,000 from Community Connectors, a state program that supports student mentoring. Read More
August 6, 2017
 
During his years as president of Ohio University Roderick McDavis bestowed the Heritage College's Phillips Medal of Public Service on many worthy recipients. During the medical school's convocation Saturday, he received the Phillips Medal himself. Read More
July 28, 2017
 
With only its first year of operation behind it, the Aspiring DOctors Precollege Pipeline Program at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland has already passed an important milestone: graduating its first class of high school seniors. Read More
July 27, 2017
 
On Saturday, Aug. 5, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will welcome more than 250 medical students and honor Ohio University President Emeritus Roderick J. McDavis, Ph.D., as the recipient of the college’s Phillips Medal of Public Service. Read More
June 21, 2017
 
Joshua Dyer, an Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine student who recently completed his third year of medical school has been accepted into a prestigious research rotation with the National Institute of Mental Health, one of the National Institutes of Health. Read More
June 20, 2017
 
The Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of six sites nationwide selected to examine the potential for an investigational compound to promote muscle performance and physical function in older adults with limited mobility. Read More
June 20, 2017
 
Media are invited to cover the OU+REACH program at the Heritage College, Dublin, a hands-on camp for central Ohio high schoolers interested in health care careers Read More
June 16, 2017
 
Dan Krajcik, a Heritage College medical student in the D.O./M.B.A. dual-degree program, has been named national chair of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents. Read More
May 30, 2017
 
A D.O./Ph.D. student at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine who last year won a coveted research fellowship from the Endocrine Society has received an award for her research poster presentation at the Society’s 2017 annual meeting. Read More
May 23, 2017
 
A program sponsored by the Diabetes Institute at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the college’s Community Health Programs, offers a service not widely available around the country - in-school support for children managing their diabetes. Read More
May 18, 2017
 
Expansion of a partnership with The Ohio State University will allow the Heritage College's Community Health Programs to add mammograms to the services area women can access during one-stop mobile clinic visits. Read More
May 18, 2017
 
A student from the Heritage College, Dublin, who's training to become a primary care physician, has been honored by a national osteopathic family physician's organization as their top medical student of 2017. Read More
May 12, 2017
 
A record number of D.O.s enjoyed a wide variety of engaging presentations at this year's Ohio Osteopathic Symposium, a collaborative effort of the Heritage College, its Society of Alumni and Friends, and the Ohio Osteopathic Association. Read More
May 9, 2017
 
A Heritage College faculty member has been honored by the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians as its 2017 Community Pediatrician of the Year. Read More
May 9, 2017
 
Media are invited to attend the Diabetes Summit at the Heritage College May 10, at which information will be shared from a groundbreaking new collection of data on diabetes in the region. Read More
May 9, 2017
 
Finding enough willing research participants is important to scientists. But taking part in research can be valuable for volunteers as well. Read More
May 6, 2017
 
A medical college dean and pioneer for women in osteopathic medicine reminded the 2017 Heritage College graduating class that for D.O.s, patient care is all about that empathy. Read More
May 2, 2017
 
Media advisory: Heritage College Commencement to take place May 6. Read More
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
 
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 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 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 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
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
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
 
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
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
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
 
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 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 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