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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.

Partner With Us



  • Gwilym selected as interim Department of Primary Care chair

    Jennifer Gwilym, D.O. ('03), recently was selected for two new leadership roles - one outside the college and the other as as interim chair for the Department of Primary Care.
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  • Shaub to serve as interim Athens campus dean

    Tracy Shaub, D.O. ('92), the former Department of Primary Care chair, has been selected to serve as interim dean of the Athens campus.
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  • Heritage College holds in-person awards event for 2022 grads

    For the first time in two years, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine held its commencement awards ceremony in person.
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