Children at CAT Camp took part in a lot of fun and healthy activities.

This diagram shows the mechanism that is used to induce a 'pulse' in pancreatic cells.


The site is being prepared for constructoin of the new facility.

Ground broken for new medical education facility

Ground has been broken at the site for our planned new $65 million medical education facility in Athens, which will anchor the university's future Union Street Green. The new facility will feature custom-built learning spaces; allow our faculty, staff and students to work more collaboratively; and improve our research and community outreach efforts. To keep up with the latest developments on this exciting project, visit its website . Coming soon: a time-lapse video of the project's progress. Funding for the new facility comes from multiple sources including $12 million generously provided by the  Osteopathic Heritage Foundation as part of the OHF Vision 2020 grant.

Articles published on primary care research, Chagas prevention, insulin regulation

A number of journal articles co-authored by Heritage College faculty, staff and students have been published recently. They include:
Article title : "Osteopathic medical students perspectives on the importance of primary care research"
Journal : Annals of Family Medicine, July/August 2019
Authors :
  • Tracy L. Shaub, D.O. ('92), chair and associate professor of family medicine at the Heritage College, Cleveland
  • John M. Allen; Braden A. Crouse; Tiffany Downs; Milena Fabry; Suzette E. Grindle; Mara Leyendecker; Stephan C. Noftz; Nicolas Racchi; MacKenzie Reece; August Runyon; Lindsey N. Snider; Ryan P. Vagedes; all rising third-year Heritage College medical students
  • Lisa Forster, senior community research project manager, Heritage College Office of Research & Grants
  • Kelly L. Nottingham, former executive director of Heritage College Primary Care Research Initiatives

Article title : "Home improvement and system-based health promotion for sustainable prevention of Chagas disease: A qualitative study"
Journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases , June 13, 2019
Authors :
  • Claudia Nieto-Sanchez, Ph.D., M.S., alumna of Ohio University and its Center for International Studies' Communications and Development program; currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Medical Anthropology Unit of Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Benjamin R. Bates, Ph.D., professor at OHIO School of Communication Studies; ITDI investigator and affiliated faculty member 
  • Darwin Guerrero,field coordinator of the Healthy Living Initiative in Ecuador, a project of the Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute at the Heritage College
  • Sylvia Jimenez, dean of the College of Design and Architecture at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE)
  • Esteban G. Bausdean of the College of Natural and Exact Sciences at PUCE
  • Koen Peeters GrietensPh.D., professor at the Medical Anthropology Unit of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp
  • Mario J. GrijalvaPh.D., director of the Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute at the Heritage College and professor of biomedical sciences

Article title : " Carcinoembryonic Cell Adhesion-Related Molecule 2 Regulates Insulin Secretion and Energy Balance "
Journal : International Journal of Molecular Sciences, July 1, 2019
Authors :
  • Elsaid Salaheldeen, post-doctoral researcher, Heritage College Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Najjar laboratory; and lecturer at the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Sohag University, Egypt
  • Alexa Jaume, summer undergraduate research student from the University of Pennsylvania, Heritage College Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Najjar laboratory
  • Sonia Michael Najjar , Ph.D., professor, Heritage College  Department of Biomedical Sciences ; Osteopathic Heritage Foundation John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., Endowed Eminent Research Chair

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

Dublin Open Golf Scramble
Monday, Aug, 5
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tartan Fields
8070 Tartan Fields Drive
Dublin, Ohio
A day of golfing with Heritage College alumni and friends. All proceeds will fund the Heritage College Dublin Primary Care Incentive Scholarship endowment. Shotgun start is 11 a.m. - boxed lunch and dinner are included in golfer registration. Register here. For more information contact Chett Pritchett, 740.593.2440 or

Convocation 2019
Thursday, Aug. 15
4 p.m. 
Convocation Center
95 Richland Ave. 
Athens, Ohio
The Heritage College welcomes its incoming class of 2023. Details here.
In the news
Spectrum One TV Columbus
July 18
WFMJ-TV Youngstown
July 15
Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune 
July 15
The Athens Messenger
July 13 
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The (Youngstown)Vindicator
July 11
WKKJ radio
July 10
Pike County News Watchman
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Crain's Cleveland Business
June 29
Akron Beacon Journal
June 27
The Sound of Ideas - WCPN-FM Cleveland
June 26
Chillicothe Gazette
June 14
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Journal-News (Martinsburg, W.Va.)
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Daniel Culver, D.O. ('96)
USA Life Sciences
July 10
Kindra Browning, D.O. ('99)
Martins Ferry, Ohio Times-Leader
July 3

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