events

Curriculum Revision Forum

Tuesday, June 24, 7-8 a.m., Grosvenor 113.
 
Lunchtime Seminar: "I think I have ADHD"
Monday, June 16, noon-1 p.m., O'Bleness Memorial Hospital Medical Education Classroom Room 014. The importance of careful assessment beyond self-reporting.

FERPA Today

Wednesday,

June 18,
noon-1:15 p.m.,

Grosvenor 128.  

Primer on Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

Orientation 2014
Monday, July 7, Irvine Hall.

39th Annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony
Saturday, July 26, 2 p.m., Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
Contact: John Schriner at 740.593.2173 or schriner@ohio.edu.

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AMVETS and student researchers celebrate a heartfelt connection over diabetes
The AMVETS organization and Edison Biotechnology Institute recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of a unique collaboration that has propelled Ohio University students into the world of medical research on diabetes-related projects, led by John Kopchick, Ph.D., a longtime faculty member at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The initiative has funded 32 students with nearly $250,000 in grants over the past decade.
  

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Military graduates head off to far-flung residencies

Ten members of Heritage College's Class of 2014 began careers in military medicine after commencement on May 10. 

 

Jessica Aguilar, Army captain, is entering a pediatrics residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.

 

Brandon Dugar, Navy lieutenant, is entering an ob/gyn residency at San Diego Naval Medical Center.

 

Carrie Gray, Navy lieutenant, is entering a family medicine residency at Pensacola (Fla.) Naval Hospital.

 

Joshua Kuroiwa, Army captain, is entering a radiology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas.

 

Michael McNichol, Army captain, is entering an internal medicine residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas.

 

Luke Menner, Air Force captain, is entering an internal medicine residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Ohio.

 

Kelli Oda, Navy lieutenant, is entering a family medicine residency at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital in California.

 

Lucas Vannoy, Army captain, is doing a transitional year at Madigan Army Medical Center In Washington.

 

Meagan Verbillion, Air Force captain, is  completing a transitional year at Nassau University Medical Center in New York.

 

Thomas Zink, Army National Guard captain, is entering an orthopedic surgery residency at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital.

announcements
Promotion, tenure for three faculty members
Erin Murphy, Ph.D., has received tenure and promotion to associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, effective the first day of the 2014-2015 academic year.
Nancy Stevens, Ph.D., has been promoted to the rank of professor in the Department of Biomedical Scienceseffective the first day of the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

Jane Hamel-Lambert, Ph.D., M.B.A., has received tenure in the Department of Family Medicine, effective the first day of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Fuentes appointed to post in Student National Medical Association 

Ashley Fuentes, OMS II, has been appointed the political action liaison for Region V of the Student National Medical Association. 

New name for institutional assessment office

The Office of Institutional Assessment and Planning has a new name. It is now called the Office of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation. The name was changed June 1 to reflect the office's oversight of accreditation matters.

human resources 
New employees get a warm welcome and orientation

Human Resources hosted a daylong "meet and greet" on Tuesday that introduced new employees to the various offices in Heritage College.

 

Thirty of the 39 employees hired since January, some of whom are listed below, were able to attend the event, which featured presentations from the offices of Admissions, Communication, Financial Services and several others.

 

Deans William Burke, D.O., and Isaac Kirstein, D.O., greeted the group via video linkup from Dublin and Cleveland, respectively, and Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson, D.O., concluded the event with a welcoming message and question-answer session.

New hires

Maureen Kollar, D.O., assistant professor of primary care, joined the Department of Pediatrics on May 6. She can be reached at the Dublin campus at 614.793.5558.

 

Paige Gutheil, D.O., assistant professor of primary care, joined the Department of Family Medicine on May 8. She can be reached at the Dublin campus at 614.793.5558.

 

 

Heather Hively, administrative assistant, joined the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine on May 12. She can be reached in Grosvenor 250 and at 740.593.1242.
Joey Pierce, administrative assistant, joined the Department of Family Medicine on May 12. She can be reached in Grosvenor 253 and at 740.593.2216.
Cara Lawless, CORE administrator, joined Heritage College on May 12. She can be reached at Med Ed Office 036 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital and at 740.566.4865.
Rebekah Hershiser, CORE administrative assistant, joined Heritage College on May 12. She can be reached at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon at 330.830.1628.

Sarah Thames, CORE administrative associate, joined Heritage College on May 12. She can be reached at the Dublin Campus at 614.793.5575.

Robin Newburn, D.O., assistant professor of primary care, joined the Department of Family Medicine on May 15. She can be reached on the Dublin campus at 614.793.5558.

Wesley Wilson, assistant director for financial aid, joined Heritage College on May 27. He can be reached in Grosvenor 014 and at 740.593.2160.

New roles
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Jackie Wolf, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Social Medicine for nearly five years, has left that position to focus on research and scholarship.

Calvin James, chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, began serving as interim chair of the Department of Social Medicine on May 16.

Gillian Ice, associate professor of social medicine and biomedical sciences, as well as director of the Global Health Initiative, will begin serving as interim associate chair for the Department of Social Medicine on July 1.

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Add your voice to college's research strategy mapping

Under the direction of the executive dean, the Office of Research and Grants is mapping out a research strategy for the college. The process will include input from Heritage College faculty and staff, along with recommendations from national experts. Following is a snapshot of the process, along with ways to get involved: 

  • At Heritage College Community Forums in November and May, Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson, D.O., and Associate Dean for Research Jack Blazyk, Ph.D., discussed findings from an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) panel that included a review of existing Heritage College research programs and a plan for identifying research priorities for a comprehensive college-wide strategy for the next decade.
  • During the summer, several focus group sessions will gather input on research strategy planning from faculty, staff and students. Watch your email for upcoming sessions.
  • Through June 20, faculty and staff can offer input anonymously through an online survey whose results will be shared after it closes. Take the survey here: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6g6xOipxEibgONv

Cleveland campus is making connections

Isaac Kirstein, D.O., right, dean of the Heritage College's Cleveland campus, is hosting a reception June 24 for South Pointe-area physicians to provide information and networking opportunities for the campus, which is scheduled to open in 2015. The event will include a demonstration about the three-campus instruction process, including a simulation by Larry Hurtubisefaculty development learning technologies specialist.

Students get first glimpse of Dublin campus at PreCOM

The countdown is on! Less than a month remains before the first 50 students begin classes at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin. Approximately 120 people -- incoming students and their family and friends -- toured the new campus during two PreCOM sessions in Dublin on May 24. Sponsored by the offices of admissions, student affairs and academic affairs, PreCOM provides accepted students an opportunity to meet future classmates and receive information they need to ensure a smooth transition into medical school.

 

During the afternoon PreCOM session in Dublin, William J. Burke, D.O., dean of the Dublin campus, thanked the incoming class for "believing without seeing," as the new campus was under development. The Heritage College, Dublin, was funded, in part, through the $105 million gift from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations to address the need for more primary care physicians in the state and the nation. Approximately 96 percent of the incoming Dublin class is from Ohio. "We are training students from the area who will stay in the area to service the medical needs of communities in central Ohio," said Dr. Burke, shown in photo above talking to students. Dublin students will spend all four years of medical school in central Ohio.   

 
Incoming medical students from both the Athens and Dublin campuses will begin orientation July 7 in Athens. Dublin students will have their first day on the new campus on July 9.

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