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Ronald C. Moomaw, D.O., speaks at the 2016 Commencement ceremony.

Dublin student named 2016 Welch Scholar
Lacey N. Ruppert, a student in the class of 2018 at the Heritage College, Dublin, has been named the college's Welch Scholar for 2016.

The Welch Scholar grant is named in honor of Sterling Welch, D.O., for his generosity to the American Osteopathic Foundation and his desire to support osteopathic medical students and promote education.

Welch Scholars receive monetary support to help defer costs during their education. They are chosen because of their outstanding academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, strong commitment toward osteopathic medicine, and financial need. 

Student chosen as 2016-17 Schweitzer Fellow
Scott McLemore, a student in the class of 2019 at the Heritage College, Dublin, has been selected as a 2016-17 Albert Schweitzer Fellow by the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program, one of 15 chapters nationwide. 

The Schweitzer Fellows program selects and supports about 250 U.S. graduate students each year, with 18 coming from Athens-Columbus. Each of these fellows partners with a community-based organization to create and carry out a yearlong service project to address unmet health needs. The participants also go through a rigorous leadership development program. McLemore's project, based at the Columbus free clinic Physicians Care Connection, seeks to help patients who have been screened as being food insecure. "My role is to connect those patients to mid-Ohio food bank pantries to receive produce," he explained. "The clinic primarily serves patients who live in food deserts without realistically accessible grocery stores."

First quarter 2016 CARE winners named
The Heritage College's CARE employee award program recently announced the winners for the first quarter of 2016. Every quarter, three individuals who have set a standard of excellence and made a valuable contribution to the college community receive the CARE award. The winners are voted on by a 5-member committee consisting of at least one person each from administrative staff, classified staff and faculty. Congratulations to our latest CARE awardees:
David Tolentino, D.O. ('02)
Former Executive Assistant Dean for Clinical Education
Office of Academic Affairs, Clinical Education
St. John Medical Center
Catherine Perry
Administrative Services Associate
Office of Academic Affairs, Clinical Education
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
Zelalem Haile, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Social Medicine
Heritage College, Dublin
Nominate a Heritage College employee here. Read about the program here.
New on Heritage College blog

In celebration of our 40th anniversary year, the Heritage College has launched the Ohio University Medicine blog, where we'll share stories about the people and programs who helped us get where we are today, as well as our ideas and initiatives for the future.

Recent posts include:
Forty years after Ron Moomaw, D.O. ('80), began his studies as a member of the Heritage College's first incoming class, he returned to camps to address our 2016 graduates. Watch a video of his speech and view photos from the day's activities.
Our faculty have been making important research discoveries practically since the college opened its doors. Learn more about a major advance in genetic engineering that took place here in the early days.
In celebration of our 40th anniversary, resolutions recognizing our service to the state were presented in both the Ohio House and Senate April 20, and a proclamation from the governor was presented during an evening reception in the Statehouse rotunda. See photos of the day's activities.

Before consumers could easily access health news with a click of a mouse or a swipe on their smartphone, Family Health radio offered listeners timely, practical health information, thanks to the vision and support of many champions within the college. Learn more about this program, which at its height played on 250 radio stations throughout the U.S. and worldwide.


Don't want to miss future blog posts? Subscribe to Ohio University Medicine today, and you'll receive notifications by email when new posts are made. Simply click on the "follow" button in the lower right-hand corner of the page.

Heritage College Orientation 2016
Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 8
July 5-7: Class of 2020 students will be on their home campuses, for both on-site and video-conferenced programming.
July 8: All students will gather for orientation at Creekside Conference & Event Center in Gahanna, Ohio
Heritage College Convocation 2016
Saturday, July 23
2 p.m. 
Convocation Center 
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
For more information, click here.
In the news
AACOM Campus Roundup
Canton Repository
April 24
WLWT-TV Cincinnati
May 1
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 3
Herald-Star (Harrison & Jefferson counties) 
May 8
May 9
May 17
Huffington Post (One of many recent news items on this topic)
May 18
Alums in the news
David Lowry, D.O. ('97)
The Chattanoogan
April 28
James Burkhardt, D.O. ('84)
Troy Daily News
May 2
Nicholas Cheney, D.O. ('07)
Becker's Orthopedic Review
May 3
Don Maxwell, D.O. ('96)
Zanesville Times Recorder
May 7
Benson Bonyo, D.O. ('98)
Charlotte Observer
May 22
Note: This Associated Press story, which originated in the Akron Beacon Journal, was picked up by more than 30 other media outlets nationwide.
Brand Showcase

Brand Showcase is a new regular feature in ROUNDS highlighting some of the recent projects created by the Office of Communication in collaboration with departments and units throughout the college.

Recent publications include:

  • The program for the 2016 Heritage College Commencement ceremony May 7:

  • The 2015-16 operations report for the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE):

Click on a thumbnail to see a .pdf of the document (access to Box will require an Ohio University login).
Human Resources

New hires
JoAnna Cline, learning services specialist, joined the Office of Student Affairs at the Heritage College, Cleveland,
on March 7. She can be reached at SPS-154 at or 216.295.7526.

Barbara Pietro, learning services specialist, joined the Office of Student Affairs at the Heritage College, Dublin,
on March 7. She can be reached at MEB1-116 at or 614.793.5569.


Kristin Harris, administrative services assistant, joined Administrative
Services at the Heritage College, Cleveland, on April 25. She can be reached at SPS-149 at or 216.295.7523.  

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