Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Faculty invited to discuss 1804 and Konneker Fund proposals by Feb. 15

January 20, 2023 Faculty and staff are invited to have preliminary discussions by Feb. 15 about two funds aimed at bringing together collaborative ideas that cut across silos and can foster innovative program ideas.

Graduate students invited to register for Three Minute Thesis® Competition

January 11, 2023 Graduate students are invited to participate in the Three Minute Thesis® Competition, where they will have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance.

Alumnus Eric Gorscak's 'inner kid' loves his career discovering deep-time dinosaurs and ecosystems

January 9, 2023 Professor Nancy Stevens substitute teaching in Eric Gorscak's undergraduate paleontology class might have been serendipity, but Gorscak didn't leave anything to chance.

Alumna Kelly McCall veered into a research career fighting autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

December 21, 2022 Kelly McCall thought she was headed to dentistry school. But as graduation loomed, she changed her major to biological sciences and found herself on a very different health-care related path.

2022-23 Presidential Research Scholars are explorers of human history and scientific discovery

December 13, 2022 Ohio University has named four professors as its 2022-23 Presidential Research Scholars: Neil Bernstein, Ronan Carroll, Katherine Jellison, and Patrick O’Connor.

EBI postdoctoral fellow awarded fellowship in aging research

November 23, 2022 Ohio University’s Edison Biotechnology Institute (EBI) postdoctoral researcher Silvana Duran-Ortiz was awarded the 2022 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Aging Research.

Board approves creation of two new centers within OMNI

November 2, 2022 The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the creation of two new centers, the Injury and Pain Research Center and the Center for Healthy Aging.

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New Translational Research Facility planned

November 2, 2022 Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will start work on a new facility on the Athens campus dedicated to translational research.

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Study: Disrupting growth hormone receptor gene in adipose tissue increases lifespan in mice

November 2, 2022 Led by Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Edison Biotechnology Institute researchers, a study has shown that stopping the activity of growth hormone in fat cells can improve health.

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Study published in Endocrinology by Heritage College researchers finds disruption of the growth hormone receptor gene in adipose tissue results in increased lifespan in mice

October 25, 2022 A study of mice led by the Heritage College and Edison Biotechnology Institute researchers has shown that stopping the activity of growth hormone in fat cells can improve health and increase lifespan.

Science Café kicks off with 'Worms in Space: Improving Astronaut Muscle Health' on Sept. 7

August 24, 2022 The fall 2022 Science Café lineup kicks off with Nathaniel Szewczyk discussing "Worms in Space: Improving Astronaut Muscle Health" at 5 p.m. on Sept. 7.

Rising sophomore secures one of two spots in Dr. Harold Thompson Racial Health Equity Fellowship

August 4, 2022 After moving to the United States from Ghana at age 12, Christine Blay hopes to use her own experiences to improve her knowledge on minority healthcare, specifically in rural areas like Appalachia.

OMNI scientist Szewczyk collaborates on proposal that could revolutionize space medicine, improve astronaut health

July 29, 2022 Nate Szewczyk and several other researchers from around the world have published a paper that proposes a program for the European Space Agency that could potentially revolutionize space medicine.

JAMA study, led by Heritage College faculty, finds association between high insulin dosage and cancer

July 29, 2022 Dr. Yuanjie Mao has led a study looking at the correlation between daily insulin dose and cancer incidence among patients with type 1 diabetes.

OHIO researcher collaborates to find COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy linked to race and political affiliation characteristics

June 10, 2022 An OHIO researcher analyzing the attitudes and hesitancy surrounding COVID-19 vaccine acceptance has found that race and political affiliation were key demographic indicators for vaccine hesitancy.