Members of the class of 2019 applaud during Commencement.

Beth Longenecker, D.O. ('91) speaks during her candidate presentation.

From left: Isaac Kirstein, D.O.; Ken Johnson, D.O.; Josette Beran; James Young, M.D.; and M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D.

Left, Vishwajeet Puri, Ph.D.; right, Sonia Michael Najjar, Ph.D.
Left, Elizabeth Beverly, Ph.D.; right, Berkeley Franz, Ph.D.

College wins multiple AACOM awards

A second-year Heritage College medical student was named the nation's top student researcher this year by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. The Heritage College Office of External Relations also placed in a number of categories in this year's AACOM  Excellence in Communication Awards, and two staffers and an Ohio University student took second place for a faculty research poster.

Awards included:

COSGP National Student Researcher of the Year
Sayan Mullick Chowdhury, Ph.D., OMS II

Sayan Mullick Chowdhury

Second place, outstanding faculty poster award
"Does clinical training affect medical students' tolerance for ambiguity?"
Presenter - Mary Wurm-Schaar, Ph.D.
Co-authors - Wayne Carlsen, D.O.; Yang Lai, M.A.

Communications awards included:
  • 1st Place in Podcast/Video for a video about the Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program at the Heritage College, Cleveland
  • 3rd Place in Podcast/Video for a video about the Medical Academy high school program at the Heritage College, Dublin
  • 2nd Place in Social Media for the  OUHCOMLife Instagram
  • 2nd Place in Website for the New Athens Medical Education Facilities website
  • 1st Place in Feature Story/Article for a blog post about researcher John Kopchick, Ph.D., on the Ohio University Medicine blog.
First place winners were recognized during AACOM's Annual Awards Banquet in Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 12.

Note: Send news about published journal articles, books, conference presentations, honors, awards or appointments to for consideration for the 'Accolades' section.  

International Symposium on Growth Hormone and Metabolism and John J. Kopchick Distinguished Lecture
Wednesday, June 12
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Irvine 199, Heritage College, Athens, Ohio
Join some of the world's leading researchers for sessions related to growth hormone. Details here.

Medical Academy Summer Discovery Experience 2019
Tuesday, June 18 - Friday, June 21
All Day
Heritage College, Dublin
6775 Bobcat Way
Dublin, Ohio
Ohio University's Heritage College, Dublin, and College of Health Sciences and Professions host the Medical Academy health discovery program for high school juniors and seniors. Details here.

Convocation 2019
Thursday, Aug. 15 
4 p.m.
Convocation Center
95 Richland Avenue
Athens, Ohio
The Heritage College welcomes its Class of 2023. Details here.
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