NIH funds Puri's research

A research project on which Vishwajeet Puri, Ph.D., Heritage College associate professor of biomedical sciences, is a principal investigator has been awarded a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Boston University is the official grantee for the project, "Identifying a novel regulatory pathway of vascular function in obesity." The other principal investigator on the project is Noyan Gokce, M.D., a professor and cardiologist at Boston Medical Center.

Faculty funded to improve diabetes navigation 

Two Heritage College researchers have been awarded a $600,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration for their project, "A New Approach to Diabetes Navigation in Rural Appalachia." Elizabeth Beverly, Ph.D., and Emily Guseman, Ph.D., assistant professors of family medicine, will use the grant to make a number of changes and additions to an  existing HRSA-funded diabetes navigator program serving Athens and surrounding counties.

Faculty, student publish paper on population health

Two Heritage College faculty members and a student have authored a journal article that looks at different ways in which staffers at children's hospitals understand the term "population health" as they apply it in their work. The article, "How U.S. children's hospitals define population health: a qualitative, interview-based study," was published June 26 by BMC Health Services Research. It was authored by Daniel Skinner, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy at the Heritage College, Dublin; Berkeley Franz, Ph.D., assistant professor of social medicine at the Heritage College, Athens; Matthew Taylor, OMS IV at the Heritage College, Dublin; and Chantelle Shaw and Kelly J. Kelleher of the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.

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Medical marijuana CME opportunity
Saturday, July 14
10 a.m. - Noon
Athens: Irvine 194
Dublin: MEB1-415
Cleveland: SPS-243
The Heritage College and Silphium Charitable Foundation are jointly sponsoring this CME course for physicians who wish to obtain a certificate to recommend medical marijuana to qualifying Ohio patients. The course will be led by researchers Debra Kimless, M.D., and Mark Welty, Ph.D., L.P.C.C.-S., L.S.W. The Heritage College designates this program for a maximum of 2 credits of AOA Category 1-A credit and will report the CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased on 
Lunch & Learn: Transition to OneDrive
Monday, July 23
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Athens: Grosvenor 128
Cleveland: SPS-243
Dublin: MEB1-415
The third of three scheduled sessions to help employees learn how to use OneDrive, which soon will replace Box as Ohio University's primary cloud storage platform. 
5th Annual Dublin Open
Monday, Aug. 6
All day
Tartan Fields Golf Club
8070  Tartan Fields  Drive, Dublin, Ohio
Register online or email 
Chett PritchettFor sponsorship opportunities, email  Laura WhittAll charitable proceeds support the Dublin Primary Care Incentive Scholarship.
Cleveland Open Memorial Golf Outing 
Monday, Sept. 17 
All day
Chagrin Valley Country Club

4700 Som Center Road, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 
Register online or email Chett PritchettFor sponsorship opportunities, email Laura WhittAll charitable proceeds support the Cleveland Physician Diversity Scholarship.    
Convocation 2018
Sunday, Sept. 23
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Convocation Center
95 Richland Ave., Athens
Join the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine as it welcomes its incoming Class of 2022. For complete details, please go to our event page.
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Plans moving ahead to create new OHIO green with Heritage College as anchor
Under the project name "Seeding a New Green for OHIO," the Heritage College and Ohio University continue to move ahead on plans for creating a new university green on West Union Street, which will be anchored by new   medical education facilities for the college. 

College planners are currently moving into a phase called schematic design, which involves organizing the rooms inside the planned new medical education building. Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop in at Grosvenor Hall 336 on Tuesday, July 17 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., or Wednesday, July 18 from noon - 3 p.m., to share their insights on the project.

Construction projects at the site will include the new medical education build, and administrative building occupancy for the existing Human Resources and Training Center on West Union.

Ohio University's comprehensive master plan, approved by the OHIO Board of Trustees in March 2016, included plans for the new green - the first for the university since the student residential units on South Green were built in the late 1960s. The first phase of the project, whose timeline is still under development, will move some operations of the medical school out of their current home on the West Green and into a new building on the new Union Street Green.

The medical education facility will be designed in accordance with the college's strategic priorities, which include optimized student experience; transformative education; collaborative research and scholarly activity; community impact and enrichment; and all-campus success for workplace and operational excellence.

Specific design drivers for the project include that it should:
  • Support modern medical education
  • Offer overall flexibility and agility that supports learning environments
  • Reflect the values of the new Pathways to Health and Wellness Curriculum 
  • Create space that is more healthful for students, faculty and staff through integration of  environmental standards
  • Increase inter-professional opportunities for student and faculty interactions and collaborations through shared and public spaces
  • Create outdoor connections with views, daylighting and green space
  • Display an aesthetic sensibility reflecting homage of campus beauty
  • Be professional, pleasing and functional
  • Provide connectivity to the Dublin and Cleveland campuses, OhioHealth, university partners including other colleges and offices, donors, and the broader community
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