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Open house event to highlight Heritage College research

March 28, 2018

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a Research, Exploration and Discovery Day and Open House on Wednesday, April 4, to give members of the OHIO community a chance to learn more about the work being done by researchers at the medical school, as well as opportunities for collaboration.

“The first annual Research, Exploration and Discovery Day and Open House is an expansion of our previous research day and open house events,” explained Jessica Wingett, executive director of research and grants. “It is a great way for the community to meet our new Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Dr. Darlene Berryman, and find new ways that we can collaborate. Attendees will see demos from each of our core facilities, tour our Heritage Community Clinic and Clinical & Translational Research Unit (CTRU), and get information about many of our student research programs, as well as other resources the Heritage College has to offer researchers across campus.”

The event will feature a keynote address by one of the college’s most prestigious researchers, John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., distinguished professor of molecular biology and Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar in the Heritage College Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Heritage College faculty, staff and students will conduct tours, demonstrations and presentations from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. that day, with many located on the Irvine Bricks :

  • Heritage College Microscopy Core Facility

  • Heritage College Research Spotlight

  • Heritage College Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Core Facility

  • Ohio University Micro-CT Scanning Facility

  • Heritage College Histopathology Core Facility

  • Flow Cytometry Core Facility

  • REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture)

  • Heritage College Office of Advanced Studies

  • Research & Scholarly Advancement Fellowship

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

  • Heritage College Office of Rural and Underserved Programs/Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways program (RUSP)

  • Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute

    Other sites participating in the tour and presentations include:

  • Irvine 194 - a Heritage College Research Spotlight by a faculty member from the Cleveland campus (via videoconference)

  • Irvine 2nd Floor and Academic and Research Center (ARC) – Clinical & Translational Research Unit (CTRU)

  • Irvine 238 – Ohio Musculoskeletal & Neurological Institute (OMNI)

  • Grosvenor West 005 – Primary Care Research Initiatives

  • Grosvenor West, Heritage Community Clinic – Community Health Programs and the Area Health Education Center; and the Diabetes Institute

Dr. Kopchick will speak at 4 p.m. in Irvine 194, and a reception on the Irvine Bricks will follow at 5 p.m., to honor Kopchick and the 40th anniversary of the Research and Scholarly Advancement Fellowship, which provides opportunities for medical students, under the guidance of a mentor, to conduct intensive short-term research projects in selected areas of basic, primary care, medical education or clinical investigation.