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Office of Public and Professional Affairs

About Us

The Office of Public and Professional Affairs supports the college mission by strategically building relationships and raising the Heritage College profile:

  • To attract students, talent and funding
  • To strengthen our visibility with key audiences, including government and community agencies and officials, strategic and premier partners, clinical faculty and alumni
  • To foster, enhance and protect our college reputation

Our staff advances the goals, objectives and priorities of the Heritage College through communication, government relations and grant development, as well as providing opportunities for lifelong learning and continued professional development for our graduates.

Meet Our Staff

Society of Alumni and Friends

In coordination with the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Society of Alumni and Friends, we work to engage graduates in the mission of the college through outreach and events.

Meet Alumni Board



Creating the future of medical education and patient care requires vision, careful planning, partnerships and investment. These efforts can take the form of an endowed scholarship or named spaces in our facilities.

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  • Summer Scholars provides students a unique start to medical school

    Where medical school starts is not the same for everyone. For some at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, it begins with a program called Summer Scholars. This summer, 24 students joined Heritage College faculty, professors and current students in Athens, Ohio to be immersed in a five-week, rigorous, hands-on program similar to what first-year medical students experience.  
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  • Murphy and Culver named interim department chairs

    Erin Murphy, Ph.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Andrew Culver, D.O. ('99), has assumed the role of interim chair of the Department of Specialty Medicine and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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  • The Heritage College and OhioHealth strengthen osteopathic manipulative medicine partnership

    OhioHealth has leased space from the Heritage College to open a new OMM clinic in Athens that will serve the community and be a training ground for medical students.
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