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





December 18, 2019
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty member Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., is one of two principal investigators on a new grant-funded research project that will examine how much community health benefit for-profit hospitals provide to the areas in which they’re located. Read More
November 14, 2019
Certain genetic mutations cause cell structures in the ear to break down, leading to deafness. With support from a grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers led by Mark Berryman, Ph.D., a faculty member at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, aim to learn more about this process. Read More
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