Craig Nunemaker, Ph.D., left, and John Kopchick, Ph.D.


Photo graduate assistant to intern at The Washington Post

Photo GA Marlena Sloss.

Marlena Sloss, a graduate assistant in photography in the Heritage College Office of External Relations, has landed a competitive summer internship with The Washington Post.
Sloss, a master's candidate in visual communication in the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, was one of more than 1,200 students across the country who applied for Post summer internships in a number of journalistic areas, and one of only 27 who received an internship.
From June through August, Sloss will be shooting metro news assignments and pursuing at least one photojournalism project of her choosing. She served as our photo graduate assistant in the 2016-17 academic year; took a year off to pursue internships; and then returned as a GA in fall 2018.  

Heritage College wins award for recruitment campaign

The Heritage College earned one of four awards won by Ohio University during the 2018 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V Conference, held Dec. 9-11 in Chicago. An international association of educational institutions, CASE recognizes best practices in the field of advancement.
The college received a Silver Award for its Transformative Care Continuum Recruitment Campaign. The  Transformative Care Continuum , developed with Cleveland Clinic, adapts medical education to meet the needs of rapidly changing modern health care systems. Communication staff from the Office of External Relations worked with staff from the Heritage College, Cleveland; the Office of Admissions; Cleveland Clinic; and videography firm Sway the Crowd to develop an integrated set of marketing materials, including a novel brochure composed of a series of print cards, a  targeted
website  and a  video . Read more.

Ritchie named Student D.O. of the Year

Alyssa Ritchie, OMS-IV.

Alyssa Ritchie, OMS-IV at the Heritage College, Dublin, has been chosen as the college's 2018-2019 Student D.O. of the Year. Ritchie has compiled an impressive record of accomplishments as a researcher, community advocate and leader, both at our college and nationally. She was 2016-2017 Student Government Association president at the Heritage College, Dublin, and 2017-2018 national public relations representative for the  Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents . Throughout her years at the college, she has also been a strong advocate for women's rights in medical treatment and the medical community.

College team takes top honors in gingerbread contest

A Heritage College team made up of staffers Marie Barone, Heather Binnig, Noelle Gaston and Jill Harman from the offices of Admissions and Student Affairs took Best in Show at Ohio University Catering's 12th Annual Gingerbread Contest Dec. 18. Their winning creation depicted the medical college's three campuses statewide, as well as its mobile clinic.  Read more.

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Residency Choices III: Creating a Rank List
Thursday, Jan. 3
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Choosing a residency is an important step in a medical student's journey, and it is critical to approach this step with good information and in a confident frame of mind. Watch for a link to register for this workshop with Randall Longenecker, M.D. For more information, contact Dawn Mollica at 740.593.2253 or
Community Forum: Executive Dean's State of the College Address
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Noon - 1 p.m.
Athens: Irvine 194
Dublin: MEB1-415
Cleveland: SPS-110

Memorial service scheduled for former dean

An open house and memorial service in remembrance of the late Frank W. Myers, D.O.,  is scheduled in Athens on Saturday, Jan 26. Myers, who served as dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1977 to 1993, passed away on Nov. 19.
The event will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 184 Longview Heights Road in Athens. An open house will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a memorial service. Anyone who would like to share prepared remarks at the service is asked to contact Hallie Bowie at
Plans are also in the works to honor Dr. Myers at the 2019 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium, to take place the week of April 22 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Watch for more details.
In the news
The Atlantic
Dec. 19
The Post
Dec. 16
Baltimore Sun
Dec. 11
NPR All Things Considered
Dec. 10
Alums in the news
Evin Jerkins, D.O. ('13)
Laura Mong, D.O. ('12) 
 Logan Daily News
Dec. 14

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