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


AMSA-SAFEZone Training

Sunday, July 27, 5-6 p.m., Grosvenor 128.

SAFEZone is a training program open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members. Each training lasts two hours and focuses on understanding the dynamics of gender and sexual orientation. Contact Jane Balbo at


Installation of new AOA president

Saturday, July 19, Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.

Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., president of Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, will be sworn in as the 118th president of the American Osteopathic Association, during the AOA's annual House of Delegates meeting.

Juhasz was the commencement speaker at the May graduation ceremony for the Heritage College's Class of 2014.


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New campus launch caps years of work

Reaching the goal took a record-setting financial gift and more than three years of concerted effort by countless hands.


But on Wednesday, July 9, it finally happened ­- the first class of medical students sat down to classes on the new Dublin campus of Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.


"We've been working so hard on this," said Heritage College Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson, D.O., as he welcomed the site's inaugural class of 50 students last Thursday. "This campus is made possible through collaboration and teamwork."


Dublin opening gets plenty of media attention 

The historic launch of the Heritage College's new Dublin campus has been making news in both Athens and the Columbus area, with the story being picked up by multiple newspapers and TV stations, as well as WOUB radio at Ohio University. The opening also inspired a recent letter to the editor from the president and CEO of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, whose transformational $105 million gift made the new campus possible. Check out these links to the major stories that have appeared so far!


Congratulations to the OU Heritage College 

The Athens NEWS, July 14, 2014


First students on Dublin campus begin orientation in Athens 

 The Athens NEWS, July 10, 2014


Primary care OU's emphasis 

The Columbus Dispatch, June 28, 2014


Dublin Medical School 

NBC 4, Columbus, July 9, 2014


Ohio University Opens New College Of Medicine in Dublin 

WBNS 10-TV, Columbus, July 9, 2014


Ohio University Medical Campus: Classes for first students in Dublin begin July 9  

Dublin Villager, July 1, 2014


Ohio University opens medical campus in Dublin

The Post, July 10, 2014


The Creation Of Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's Dublin Campus 

WOUB radio, June 18, 2014

Alumni group holds first student welcome dinner
The evening was all about becoming part of both the Heritage College family and the osteopathic medical profession when the college's Society of Alumni and Friends hosted its first-ever Student Welcome Dinner in the Baker Center Ballroom July 7.

The bulk of the guest list was made up of 190 incoming medical students - including, for the first time in the college's 39-year history, a 50-student contingent from the Heritage College's new campus in Dublin.


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Have you RSVP'd yet for the Dublin grand opening?

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our new Dublin campus on Saturday, Aug. 23. It's a great opportunity to meet our Dublin colleagues, hear the Ohio University Marching 110, and enjoy some refreshments while checking out the many interesting, high-tech learning spaces on campus. Watch your e-mail for more information about how to RSVP, if you haven't already! 

Town hall meetings air single-accreditation issues

The Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) is holding a series of teleconference town hall meetings to inform CORE members about changes expected to accompany the pending switch to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education. The next such meeting is Friday, July 25.


Subsequent town hall meetings are set for noon on the second and fourth Fridays of each month; each meeting will last 30 minutes or less. E-mail announcements are sent to CORE hospital CEOs, directors of medical education, CORE assistant deans, program directors, medical education staff, affiliate colleges of osteopathic medicine, Heritage College faculty, residents, and medical students.


Everyone is welcome to attend. If you need information on where the meeting will be held at your location, please check with your hospital's medical education office or your CORE administrator.

AOF seeks nominees for Resident of Year

The American Osteopathic Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Outstanding Resident of the Year Award.


The AOF will present two $5,000 awards, meant to recognize and honor outstanding osteopathic residents who embody a great spirit of altruism, and whose combination of clinical promise, leadership, ability to think outside the box, and commitment to their patients and the osteopathic profession separate them from the majority. 


Nominations must be received by July 28. To be eligible, nominees must be osteopathic residents currently in their second through last year of residency during the calendar year in which the award is given.


The application for the award can be downloaded here.

human resources 
New hires  


Shawn Kerger, associate professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine, joined the OMM Department on July 1. He can be reached at the Dublin campus at 614.793.5558.




William Porter, lecturer of human anatomy, joined the Biomedical Sciences Department on July 1. He can be reached in LSB 141 at 740.331.2694.




Vipin Koshal, assistant professor of cardiology, joined the Specialty Medicine Department on July 1. He can be reached at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.  






Nicole Sealey, employment coordinator, joined Heritage College on July 7. She can be reached in Grosvenor 329 at 740.593.2552.