Research at the Heritage College

Research Strategy

Make discovery personal

At the Heritage College, research opportunities are everywhere. Whether it’s basic biomedical analysis, community-based investigation, research centered on osteopathic medicine, or an area of discovery that aligns with your passion, you’ll work right alongside distinguished faculty members.

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Heritage College Institutes

Expand your horizons

Here, you’ll find a surprising range of research projects within our institutes, which open countless pathways of discovery and offer unlimited opportunities to dive deep into different branches of medicine. 

Clinical Trials


Bridge frontiers, conduct ongoing trials

Our faculty, with the help of students, is conducting dozens of ongoing clinical trials. If you’re interested in closing the gap between clinical discovery and pragmatic medical solutions, look into our Clinical and Translational Research Unit.

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Areas of Research

Areas of Expertise

Study alongside experts

The Heritage College is home to many leading medical researchers – physicians and scientists who are pushing forward at the boundaries of scientific progress. 

Biomedical Sciences  

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)

Social Medicine

Primary Care and Health
Outcomes Research


Contact Us

The Office of Research and Grants

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
220 Invine Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701
Phone: 740.593.2333 | Fax: 740.593.2320





October 9, 2019
A study by researchers from the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) finds new evidence to support the belief that the nervous system plays an important role in age-related weakness. A second study from an OMNI-based team questions the effectiveness of a patented exercise system for relieving lower back pain. Read More
October 4, 2019
On Oct. 3, 33 faculty members in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine were recognized as newsmakers during the 2019 OHIO Faculty Newsmakers Gala, The honorees included two Heritage College faculty members in the top ten with the most media mentions. Read More
September 18, 2019
A collaboration among Ohio’s medical schools aims to keep the state’s health care providers up to date on best practices for preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. A team at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will be working to better share the project’s expertise with area clinicians. Read More
September 13, 2019
Researchers led by Xiaozhuo Chen, Ph.D., faculty member at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, have already learned a good deal about how the molecule ATP aids the growth and spread of cancer cells. With a grant from the National Institutes of Health, they aim to learn more. Read More