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Office of Public and Professional Affairs

About Us

The Office of Public and Professional Affairs 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

Map Drawing

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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We work with communications professionals 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

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

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

Events

News

  • Ohio University and Cleveland Clinic partner to train future primary care physicians

    The first cohort of eight students to complete the Transformative Care Continuum, an accelerated medical school curriculum developed jointly by the Heritage College and Cleveland Clinic, received their degrees on Saturday. 
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  • First Ohio University Early Assurance Program students to graduate medical school

    Amy Mehlman Strope and Rosemary Oaks are the first two students to graduate through our Early Assurance Program partnership with Ohio University. 
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  • CHP provides important update on Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution

    The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs will pause its COVID-19 vaccine clinics following this morning’s announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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