Clinical education partners share information, ideas at Summit
Virtual reality in medical education. Adaptive design in patient care. High-functioning, interprofessional teams that continuously improve their work. These are just a few of the topics addressed during our third Clinical Education Summit on Dec. 1, when our Office of Clinical Education brought together more than 100 hospital and medical education professionals on our Dublin campus for a day of sharing, learning and networking. 

Morning leadership councils focused on sharing information among partners from more than 20 health care systems and hospitals throughout the state. Afternoon sessions showcased Ohio University and OhioHealth efforts to transform health care and health care education. Check out the photo album on Facebook.  

Ashley Metcalf, Ph.D., from the College of Business spoke about "Leveraging Team Development in Health Care." John Bowditch of the Scripps College of Communication and their GRID Lab equipped participants with special viewers for his demonstration of "Virtual Reality in Health Care." John McCarthy, Ph.D., from the College of Health Sciences and Professions talked to participants about "Interprofessional Teams in Health Care." Alexandra Kulp and Michelle McCotter from OhioHealth Doctors Hospital provided a case study in adaptive design at work in their presentation, "Engaging the Front-Line Team."

Through our CEN, we're tapping the power of our statewide network of health systems and hospitals and our university to ultimately create "ideal places for our patient care and for student education," said Executive Dean Ken Johnson, D.O. Stay tuned - we're planning a Focus Forward update on our CEN following their next Summit in March.
Diabetes rates have been increasing in the eight-county region surveyed.

Nancy Stevens, Ph.D., was recognized at this year's Ohio University Global Engagement Awards Gala.

Points of Pride video, slide presentation now online
In October, the Heritage College celebrated the many accomplishments of the college and its students, faculty and staff during its annual Points of Pride celebration. Use these links to take another look at the video of our year-in-review and the PowerPoint recognizing individual achievements. 
College updates policies available on website
A listing of current Heritage College policies is available for review on the college's Human Resources webpage. Two recent policy updates are the website policy 9.06, and external relations policy 11.01. To review the updated policies, click on their respective names. To access the complete listing of policies, click here.

Student is lead author on trauma-informed care article
Heritage College OMS II Kristen Cuevas was lead author, with three college faculty co-authors, of an article on trauma-informed care published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The paper, titled "Neurobiology of Sexual Assault and Osteopathic Considerations for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice," was co-authored by Jane Balbo, D.O. ('07), Krista Duval, D.O. ('08), and Elizabeth Beverly, Ph.D.
Vice dean honored by medical examiner's board
Wayne Carlsen, D.O., vice dean of the Heritage College, associate professor of family medicine and medical director for the college's Community Health Programs and Area Health Education Center, was awarded the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners' highest honor, the Santucci Award, on Dec. 8. Named for Thomas F. Santucci, Jr., DO, president and chair of the NBOME Board from 1985 to 1987, the Santucci Award recognizes sustained outstanding contributions to the mission of the NBOME. Read more here .
Ohio University Winter Closure
Monday, Dec. 25 - Monday, Jan. 1 
All university offices are closed.

Community Forum - Vision Address
Tuesday, Jan. 30 
Noon - 1 p.m.
Dublin: MEB1 - 415
Athens: Irvine 194
Cleveland: SPS-110
Join Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson, D.O., for an update on the college's strategic plan. Please send an email to   to request videoconferencing.

Community Forum - Curriculum Evolution Update
Tuesday, March 20 
Noon - 1 p.m.
Dublin: MEB1 - 415
Athens: Irvine 194
Cleveland: SPS-110
Learn about progress on preparing for the launch of our new Pathways to Health and Wellness Curriculum.  Please send an email to  to request videoconferencing. 
In the news
Dec. 12
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Dec. 12
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The Buffalo News
Dec. 11
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Dec. 9
Consumer Reports
Dec. 2
  HealthLeaders Media
Dec. 1
  The Post
Nov. 28
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 Defense Video Imagery Distribution System
Nov. 21
  Pike County News Watchman
Nov. 16
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Marietta Times
Oct. 8
Zanesville Times Recorder
Oct. 8
The Post
Oct. 5
Alums in the news
Kathryn Phillippi, D.O. ('10)
Youngstown Vindicator
Dec. 12
Sheital Bavisi , D.O. ('04)
Nov. 25
Gregory Bennett, D.O. ('12)
Marketers Media
Nov. 17
George Seese, D.O. ('80)
Youngstown Vindicator
Nov. 17
Index Journal (Greenwood, S.C.)
Nov. 12
John Allerding, D.O. ('85)
Ashland Source
Nov. 11

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