Office of Research and Grants
Who We Are
The Office of Research and Grants, under the direction of the associate dean for research and innovation, Darlene Berryman, Ph.D., L.D., R.D., provides the infrastructure, leadership, training and resources to promote integrated scholarly activity, enhance research productivity and increase external funding of research programs throughout the Heritage College.
The Office of Research and Grants supports, coordinates and promotes the research and scholarly activities of Heritage College faculty, staff, institutes and students by:
- Promoting a culture of innovation, discovery and scholarship within the osteopathic profession.
- Fostering collaborations with key partners internal and external to the Heritage College.
- Strengthening our research infrastructure to provide enhanced support services.
- Leading the college’s strategic research initiatives.
- Developing, maintaining and communicating research best practices and policies.
- Supporting efforts to bring visibility to the research accomplishments of our faculty, staff, institutes and students.
Research at the Heritage College
The Heritage College houses a diverse, talented and productive array of faculty, staff, students and institutes that are engaged in scholarly works. This places the Heritage College in a very good position to be a leader among osteopathic medical schools in research.
We also recognize the importance of fostering collaborative research with partners both within Ohio University and external to the university. To this end, the Heritage College continually works to facilitate the expansion of our research portfolio with partners such as OhioHealth to provide additional opportunities for our faculty and staff to engage in research.
The Office of Research and Grants is available to provide a full range of services and resources to Heritage College faculty, staff and students.
April 30, 2020Faculty 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.”Read More
Faculty anatomist wins award for journal articleApril 14, 2020When 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.Read More
Fossil rebuild animation wins paleo art awardJanuary 28, 2020Joseph 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.Read More
Symposium helps dad understand daughter’s medical conditionOctober 29, 2019Graham Smith is neither a medical clinician nor a research scientist. But when the Heritage College hosted the third annual International Symposium on Growth Hormone and Metabolism, he attended to learn more about his daughter’s growth hormone (GH) deficiency.Read More
From astronauts to elders, Brian Clark studies how we stay strongApril 10, 2019When Brian Clark moved to Athens, he thought it might be a brief stop. But he stuck around and helped turn OMNI into a powerhouse of research into pain disorders and healthy aging.Read More
The research odyssey of John KopchickDecember 17, 2018How a mouse helped launch a scientific discovery that improved lives and opened pathways for research into obesity, diabetes, cancer and aging.Read More