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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

  • OHIO-Ecuador connection helps combat COVID-19

    A longtime collaboration between Ohio University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) is helping step up the rate of testing for COVID-19 infections in the Latin American country. Assisting is the Center for Research in Health in Latin America (CISeAL), a joint venture between Ohio University and PUCE.
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  • Heritage College takes awards event online for 2020 grads

    More than 400 people attended the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s virtual graduate awards ceremony on Friday, May 8, as  college leaders, faculty, family and friends joined with members of the class of 2020, whose degrees were conferred on April 18.
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  • OHIO researchers win grant to study treatment for possible fatal complications of COVID-19

    Faculty researchers from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Russ College of Engineering and Technology have received a grant to investigate possible treatments for mitigating COVID-19. Kelly McCall and Douglas Goetz will measure how effective a number of different chemical compounds are at preventing “cytokine storms.”
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