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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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  • Study: Disrupting growth hormone receptor gene in adipose tissue increases lifespan in mice

    A study of mice led by Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Edison Biotechnology Institute researchers has shown that stopping the activity of growth hormone (GH) in fat cells can improve health and increase lifespan.
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  • Board approves creation of two new centers within OMNI

    The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the creation of two new centers, the Injury and Pain Research Center and the Center for Healthy Aging, both housed within the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI).
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  • New Translational Research Facility planned

    The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will start work on a new facility on the Athens campus dedicated to translational research.
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