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MEDIA ADVISORY  7.18.13 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             
Contact:Karoline Lane                                        
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lanek@ohio.edu         

Medical school hosts “groundbreaking” ceremony for new Dublin location

Media invited to event marking the beginning of renovations for the
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine central Ohio campus

 

WHAT:         Tree planting ceremony celebrating the commencement of renovations at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) central Ohio campus

WHO:           Kenneth Johnson, D.O., Executive Dean, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Roderick McDavis, Ph.D., President, Ohio University
Richard Vincent, President & CEO, Osteopathic Heritage Foundations David Blom, President & CEO, OhioHealth
Tim Lecklider, Mayor, City of Dublin
William Burke, D.O., Dean, OU-HCOM central Ohio campus

WHERE:      7001-7003 Post Road, Dublin, Ohio, 43016

WHEN:         Friday, July 26, 2013, 9 to 10 a.m.

WHY:           Members of the media are invited to attend a celebration marking the commencement of construction of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine central Ohio campus in Dublin and to meet the dean for this site, Dr. Bill Burke. Speakers are available for interviews. Media representatives will be offered demolition previews inside building 7003 and the Gross Anatomy Lab. Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for an active construction site. Media can also view floor plans and a number of renderings of spaces.

                       These are the first physical facility updates of our landmark project, funded in part through the historic $105 million gift in 2011 from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, one of the largest private donations ever directed to higher education in Ohio. The gift is the largest in support of primary care medical education and is intended to address pressing health delivery issues across the state and nation, including the shortage of primary care physicians. The campus in Dublin is being developed in direct response to that shortage. The new campus will admit its first intake of 50 medical students in July 2014.

 
 
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