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External Relations

About Us

The Office of External Relations supports the Heritage College's mission by strategically building relationships and raising the medical school's profile. Our mission includes helping the college attract students, talent and funding; strengthening our visibility with key audiences; and fostering, enhancing and protecting the college's reputation.

Advancement and Development

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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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Communications

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Our staff of writers, designers and photographers collaborate internally and externally to tell the Heritage College story. We field media inquiries, produce publications, administrate the college website and social media platforms, photograph special events, and provide branded templates.

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Alumni Relations

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

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Government Relations

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We serve as a liaison between the Heritage College and state and federal lawmakers, as well as other government entities. Chief External Relations Officer P.J. Murphy spearheads this effort, and you can contact him at murphyp1@ohio.edu 740.593.4528

Events

News

  • Fossil rebuild animation wins paleo art award

    Joseph Groenke, laboratory coordinator for the O’Connor lab in the biomedical sciences department of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has won a "paleo art" award for a short video summarizing how he digitally reconstructed a set of shattered fossil teeth from an extinct mammal.
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  • Room in new facility to be named for college alumnus and wife

    A Heritage College alumnus and his wife have pledged a $100,000 gift to the college’s general support fund. In recognition of their generous gift, a meeting space in the college’s new medical education facility, Heritage Hall, will be named the Dr. Thomas (’83) and Barbara Anderson Conference Room.
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  • College Advisory Board names four new members

    The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is welcoming four new members to its College Advisory Board. They are Terri Donlin Huesman; Karen Morrison; Amy Rohling McGee; and Eileen Sheil. The four new members will formally join the board Jan. 22 during its board retreat in Dublin, Ohio.
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