Students in the Aspiring DOctors pre-college program pay close attention to an anatomy lesson from Cleveland faculty member James O'Reilly, Ph.D.

The Diabetes Community Partners take part in a training session.

Midwestern U/Chicago COM dean to speak at commencement
Karen J. Nichols, D.O., dean of the Midwestern University/Chicago
Karen J. Nichols, D.O.
College of Osteopathic Medicine, will present our 2017 Commencement address.

Dr. Nichols has served as president of the American Osteopathic Association, the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and the American College of Osteopathic Internists - and was the first woman to serve in those roles. She also is one of the first two osteopathic physicians to be nominated by the AOA and elected to the Accreditation Council of the Graduate Medical Education board.

Prior to becoming dean at CCOM, she was assistant dean of post-doctoral education and division director of internal medicine at the Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also has worked in private practice in internal medicine and geriatrics in Mesa, Ariz. A graduate of the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Nichols also holds a master's degree in management with a specialty in health care administration from Central Michigan University.

Commencement 2017 will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. For more information on the event, click here .

Utility donates to help CHIP buy childhood vaccines
Representatives from American Electric Power visited the Heritage College
Jon Buck, center, and Don Stemple, far right, of AEP, chat with Carol Merckle, far left and Tammy Hull, of AHEC/CHP.
March 16, to present a $5,000 check to our Childhood Immunization Program. 

CHIP, offered through the Heritage College's Area Health Education Center/Community Health Programs, helps keep many children in our region healthy by immunizing them at no cost against diseases including polio, rubella and whooping cough.

AEP's generous contribution will be used to buy more vaccines for area school clinics.

Community Forum: Clinical Education Network Update
Wednesday, March 29
Noon - 1 p.m.
Athens - Irvine 194
Cleveland - SPS-110
Dublin - MEB1-415
Our relationships with partner hospitals are changing and growing to better suit today's health care environment. Join Bob Cain, D.O. ('88), associate dean for clinical education, as he discusses the evolution of our Clinical Education Network. C ontact  Dan Smith   to arrange video conferencing to the clinical campus sites.
Ohio Osteopathic Symposium
Wednesday, April 19 - Sunday, April 23
Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center
3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus
A collaborative program of the Heritage College, its Society of Alumni and Friends, and the Ohio Osteopathic Association, the symposium offers continuing medical education sessions, presented by experts in their areas of study and practice. The theme for this year's event is "A Call to Healing." For more information, click here.
Heritage College Commencement 2017
Saturday, May 6
10 a.m.
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Athens
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will bestow D.O. degrees on its 38th class of physicians. For details, click here
In the news
Columbus Dispatch
March 17
Columbus Dispatch
March 11
OhioHealth website
March 3
U.S. News & World Report
Feb. 27
The Post
Feb. 23
Feb. 7
Alums in the news
Jonathan Wigderson, D.O. '89
Rome (Ohio) Sentinel
March 13
Thomas Hutson, D.O. ('97), Pharm. D.
WFSA TV, Montgomery, Ala.
Jan. 24

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