Office of the Executive Dean
The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
An exciting time for the Heritage College
There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Last spring, we celebrated the graduation of our largest class to date, including the first class of students to complete their studies at the Heritage College, Cleveland and the second class to graduate from the Heritage College, Dublin. We are embarking upon the second year of our new Pathways to Health and Wellness curriculum, which has revolutionized student learning. We are in the process of building a new state-of-the-art medical education facility on the Athens campus. Meanwhile, research and discoveries of our faculty and alumni are garnering national attention and saving countless lives.
The unprecedented momentum that we are witnessing today was enabled by our historic $105 million Osteopathic Heritage Foundations gift. This award set us on a course of excellence, growth and service to Ohio, one that will propel us to the forefront of primary care medical education and medical research. I look forward to working with our faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends, and partners - old and new - as we continue this trajectory and bring our college to heights we cannot yet imagine.
Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O., FAAO
Executive Dean, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine &
Chief Medical Affairs Officer, Ohio University
Care Leads Here
Since our beginning nearly 40 years ago, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has been guided by its founding idea: To train excellent osteopathic physicians who serve Ohio’s communities of greatest need, especially in primary care fields.
The Phillips Medal of Public Service
The Phillips Medal of Public Service is named for the late J. Wallace Phillips and Jody Galbreath Phillips, longtime friends of Ohio University to recognize the men and women involved in health care, education and public service.
May 14, 2020A longtime collaboration between Ohio University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) is helping step up the rate of testing for COVID-19 infections in the Latin American country. Assisting is the Center for Research in Health in Latin America (CISeAL), a joint venture between Ohio University and PUCE.Read More
Heritage College takes awards event online for 2020 gradsMay 11, 2020More than 400 people attended the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s virtual graduate awards ceremony on Friday, May 8, as college leaders, faculty, family and friends joined with members of the class of 2020, whose degrees were conferred on April 18.Read More
OHIO researchers win grant to study treatment for possible fatal complications of COVID-19April 30, 2020Faculty researchers from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Russ College of Engineering and Technology have received a grant to investigate possible treatments for mitigating COVID-19. Kelly McCall and Douglas Goetz will measure how effective a number of different chemical compounds are at preventing “cytokine storms.”Read More