2015 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium  

April 22-26, Hilton at Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio.  

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Dublin Open
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Monday, Aug. 10, Dublin, Ohio. For more information or to sponsor a hole, contact Laurie Lach at (740) 593-2151 or

Heritage Cleveland OHIO Memorial
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Welcome the Heritage College Class of 2019
The Heritage College has nearly reached its goal of providing stethoscopes for the Class of 2019 thanks to gifts from alumni and friends! It's not too late to make a contribution.

With a $250 gift, a stethoscope, along with a card bearing the donor's name and a personalized note, will be presented to a first-year student during the college's annual Welcome Dinner on July 6.


To make a gift online, visit and select "Heritage College-Stethoscope Fund" from the dropdown menu.


College Recruiting for Geriatrics Faculty  
The Heritage College is seeking candidates for a full-time geriatrics
clinical faculty position.

For full position description and contact information, click here

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message from Paige Gutheil Henderson, DO   
Paige Gutheil Henderson, DO

Fellow alumni and friends,


As a proud alumna, I have had the privilege of serving both our college's Society of Alumni & Friends and Ohio University's Alumni Association Board of Directors. I am so excited to share an initiative that is being embraced at both the university and college levels.


A dedicated group of women at Ohio University has founded ohiowomen.This group will work to engage and support women of Ohio University while creating opportunities to connect with the university and network. The main areas of focus for ohiowomen are to identify, engage, educate, connect and steward fellow alumnae. Initiatives will involve targeted communications, special events, a biennial conference and nominations for university awards and key volunteer positions.


At the college level, I am honored to chair a new subgroup within our Society of Alumni & Friends, ohiowomen in medicine. Our purpose is to work as an extension of ohiowomen to engage female alumnae and friends of the Heritage College in a more purposeful way. A small group of us are working on the "how and what," and we want to share this with our fellow alumnae and get your input.


Ladies, please join us for "This One's for the Girls!" -- a women's-only happy hour on Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sports Club at the Hilton at Easton in Columbus, Ohio. This event will take place during the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium (OOS) and will serve as our official kick-off. It will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with each other, network and hear your ideas about how ohiowomen in medicine can support you in your path as a female physician. Even if you are not able to attend the symposium this year, we want you to join us for the happy hour. To learn more or RSVP, contact Laurie Lach at or call her office at 740-593-2151.


Speaking of the symposium, I think everyone will enjoy the keynote address given on Saturday at 11 a.m. by Alison Levine, team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition. She will discuss overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her presentation, On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership. You can read more about Levine in this issue of Touchpoints. It's a salient message and I encourage you to attend.


I look forward to seeing you all at the symposium.


All the best,


Paige Gutheil Henderson, DO ('02)
college news
Polar explorer to share leadership lessons from Mount Everest climb 
Alison Levine
Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude, along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds, and a climbing team that's counting on all of its members to make smart decisions.

Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, adventurer, and mountaineer, Alison Levine will share her experience when she presents On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium.


A leadership expert and history-making polar explorer, Levine, who has had three heart surgeries and has Raynaud's disease, has climbed the highest peak on every continent and skied to the North and South poles.


She makes a compelling case that leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today's health care environment. "In any situation where lives are on the line or the stakes are exceptionally high," she said, "there's no better training ground for leaders than settings where people are pushed beyond their perceived limits."


Levine's presentation is Saturday, April 25, at 11 am. All friends and supporters of the osteopathic profession are invited to attend the keynote speech free of charge.  


The symposium, a collaboration started in 2010 between OOA and the Heritage College, offers 32.5 hours of category 1A CME credit.

Register today!

Scenes from Heritage College Day at the Convo   
Alumni, faculty, staff, and students braved the snowy weather on Feb. 21 to cheer on the Bobcats as OHIO took on Kent State in Athens. Attendees enjoyed a pregame reception on the Irvine bricks before heading to the Convo for a special college-sponsored basketball game. Check out more images in our photo gallery here.
Nominations sought for alumni awards 

The Heritage College Society of Alumni & Friends is now accepting nominations for the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Awards. The Alumni Awards will be presented at the Heritage College and OOA Awards reception at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium on Friday, April 24. Awards will be given to outstanding individuals in five categories: Outstanding Alumnus, Recent Graduate, Medal of Merit, Honorary Alumnus, and Distinguished Service.


Please submit your nomination online here or fax the completed nomination form to 740.593.0761.