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Research at the Heritage College

Leading the Way in Research

The issues we face today are best solved by bringing together people with different expertise and multiple perspectives to come up with inspired, impactful solutions. Our scientists, medical and graduate students, and external partners collaborate to find solutions that serve patients, health care providers, policy makers, and communities in Ohio, the nation and around the world.


Reaching Us During Coronavirus Crisis

The Office of Research and Grants is open, and our staff is available to assist faculty, staff, students and residents. If you need assistance, you can reach us during normal business hours in person, by office phone number, OHIO email or central emails (ouhcomresearch@ohio.edu) and (TraineeResearch@ohio.edu). Heritage College students, faculty and staff can access information and updates on measures we’re taking for the COVID-19 pandemic at the links below. (OHIO ID required; installation of Microsoft Teams is suggested before using links.)

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Research Resources

  • For Faculty and Staff

    Funding, facilities, seminars, logistical support, training, policies and more

  • For Residents

    Poster templates, collaboration, grants and awards, library services and more

  • For Students

    Getting started, poster templates, summer projects, guidelines, seed funding and more

OUR INSTITUTES: An interdisciplinary approach to discovery


    A collaborative group of research scientist, clinicians, educators, health administrators and students with a common interest in diabetes.


    OMNI scientists conduct basic and clinicial research pertaining to the advancement of musculoskeletal and neurological health.


    Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute scientists work to improve the health of underserved populations worldwide.


    Graduate Student Opportunities

    M.S. and Ph.D. research opportunities are available in basic life sciences, biomedical sciences, clincial medicine, social medicine and medical education. For more information or to apply, email phd-med-research@ohio.edu or call 740.593.2327.


    Dual Degree Programs

    Our D.O./Ph.D. program combines training in medicine and research for students interested in becoming physician-scientists. Students engage with mentors to conduct research in a variety of health-related areas of study, with particular emphasis on translational research.


  • Research and Scholarly Awards Committee (RSAC) Funding

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    Proposals are being accepted for the Pilot/Feasibility Grant Program, the Innovation in Education and Outreach Program, and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Heritage Faculty Endowed Fellowship and Heritage Career Development Faculty Endowed Fellowship Awards. 

  • AACOM Research Grant Program

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Research Grant Program is accepting proposals. The program offers osteopathic medical educators the opportunity to pursue funding for critical study in a broad range of medical education and institutional research topics.

  • Training on IRB Review Process and LEO IRB System

    February 10 to May 7, 2020

    OHIO's Office of Research Compliance is offering training/demonstration sessions on the IRB review process and/or the LEO electronic IRB system. Email compliance@ohio.edu for details or to reserve a spot. All sessions in RTEC 102. Times: 2/10/20, 2-4 p.m.; 3/5/20, 9-11 a.m.; 4/1/20, 2-4 p.m.; 5/7/20, 9-11 a.m.

Thursday, January 27 Surgery and Sports Medicine Scrub-In Clinic 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Thursday, January 27 American College of Osteopathic Surgeons - Surgery Resident Q&A 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 29 SNMA Med Student for a Day 8:00 AM — 1:00 PM Multiple Campuses


  • 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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  • Faculty anatomist wins award for journal article

    When researchers from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine published an article last October in the journal The Anatomical Record, it attracted attention from science news sites worldwide. Now the article has won lead author Ruger Porter, Ph.D., an award from the American Association for Anatomy.
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  • Fossil rebuild animation wins paleo art award

    Joseph Groenke, laboratory coordinator for the O’Connor lab in the biomedical sciences department of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has won a "paleo art" award for a short video summarizing how he digitally reconstructed a set of shattered fossil teeth from an extinct mammal.
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