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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.

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Mission Statement

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

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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.

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The Heritage College Research Council

The Heritage College Research Council, organized in February 2022, was established to advise the Heritage College and OHIO leadership on research policies, practices and strategy to facilitate continued growth in the college’s research enterprise.

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Office Resources

The Office of Research and Grants is available to provide a full range of services and resources to Heritage College faculty, staff and students.

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Latest Research News

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Blog

  • Research spotlight: Allyson Hughes, Ph.D.

    Allyson Hughes, Ph.D., whose research focuses on health policy related to the intersection of diabetes and disabilities, was part of a recent cluster hire. In this research spotlight, learn why she finds research rewarding.
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  • Research spotlight: Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Ph.D.

    In this research spotlight, learn more about Professor of Social Medicine Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Ph.D., whose research focuses on aging and brain health, including dementia.
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  • Research spotlight: Ángela Gutiérrez, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Improving health outcomes and quality of life among racial and ethnic minoritized populations are the main focus of Assistant Professor of Social Medicine Ángela Gutiérrez's research. Learn more about why she finds her work rewarding.
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