Heritage College Awards Ceremony
Today, May 9, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Baker Center Ballroom.

Saturday, May 10,
10 a.m., Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
35th Annual Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement Ceremony.

Bike Rodeo
Saturday, May 10,
9 a.m. to noon, Athens Community Center. Children throughout Athens County can learn bicycle hand signals and navigation techniques, have bikes inspected and repaired, and ride through a safety course. 

Community Forum
Wednesday, May 14, noon to 1 p.m., Irvine 194.

Lunchtime Seminar
Monday, May 19, noon to 1 p.m.

O'Bleness Memorial Hospital's Medical Education

Classroom 014

Topic: "The Skinny on Skin Cancer: An Update on Treatment & Management," presented by Dawn Sammons, D.O. ('03).

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Nathaniel Overmire, who is finishing his second year at Heritage College, has been featured in a story about his Albert Schweitzer Fellowship project, which involves teaching kids how to prepare food that's both nutritious and delicious.

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Kopchicks' gift pushes OHIO's The Promise Lives Campaign over its $450 million goal
Athens residents and Ohio University faculty/staff members Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor
John Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, 
Char, assistant dean of students for campus involvement, have committed $2 million in support of academic programs as part of Ohio University's The Promise Lives Campaign - pushing the effort over its $450 million goal. 
"The Kopchicks provide an extraordinary illustration of not only the passion OHIO's faculty and staff have for this singular place, but also of the potential each member of our community has to make a difference," said Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis.

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Cain receives Leadership Award from national medical education organization
Robert Cain, D.O. ('88)associate dean for graduate medical education, received a Leadership Award from the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators during the organization's annual meeting April 23-26 in Santa Fe, N.M.


The award recognizes AODME members who have contributed noteworthy service to the osteopathic profession and to AODME during the past year. Dr. Cain was also installed as the organization's president-elect.

Coschigano, McCall project receives Baker Fund award
A diabetes-related project from a pair of Heritage College 
faculty members was among six proposals that received a total of nearly $70,000 from Ohio University's Baker Fund in April.


Karen Coschigano, Ph.D., and Kelly McCall, Ph.D., received a $12,000 award for their project titled "Does Coxsackievirus Infection of the NOD Mouse Accelerate Diabetic Nephropathy?"


Coschigano is an associate professor of
molecular/cellular biology and director of the Diabetes Institute's Education Division. McCall is an associate professor of specialty medicine.


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Check out updated phone list on the Web

Phone lists for the Heritage College have been updated on the website. Please check your information and send any updates to Rebecca Vinson at You can find links to the updated lists for faculty/staff and departments on the InfoCOM Web page at Be sure the document you're looking at has the date 5-5-14 in the title. If not, you'll need to clear your Web browser's cache to get the update.

human resources 
New hires
Lisa Forster, communications specialist for organizational communications, joined the Office of Communication on April 28. She can be reached in Irvine Hall 210C or at 740.593.2254.
Kelly Nottingham, executive director of primary care research initiatives, joined Heritage College on May 1. She can be reached in Irvine Hall 223A or at 740.593.2214. 

Tyler Provo, IT support specialist, joined Heritage College on May 1. He can be reached at the college's temporary offices in Dublin or at 614.544.8168.

Thomas Martin, IT support specialist, joined Heritage College on May 1. He can be reached at the college's temporary offices in Dublin or at 614.544.8168.

Maureen McCann, administrative associate for academics, joined Heritage College on May 1. She can be reached at the college's temporary offices in Dublin or at 614.544.8161.

Jim Phillips, communications specialist for earned and social media, joined the Office of Communications on May 5. He can be reached in Irvine Hall 210B or at 740.593.2202.


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