Ohio University selects Harris Search Associates to lead Heritage Professor of Diabetes Research search
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has selected Harris Search Associates to lead its search for the next Heritage Professor of Diabetes Research. Ohio University is located in Athens, Ohio, a historic college town with a modest cost of living, in southeastern Ohio in the foothills of the Appalachian mountain range. Ohio University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a ‘Doctoral/High Research Activity Institution’ with more than 25,000 students. The university offers more than 250 undergraduate majors, and188 master’s and 58 doctoral programs. It was founded in 1804, making it the oldest university in the Northwest Territory and ninth oldest public university in the United States.
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU HCOM) is a leader in providing a patient-centered, clinically integrated medical education continuum, from pre-medical education to undergraduate medical education, and on through residency training, with an emphasis on primary care. The state’s only osteopathic medical school, OU HCOM was founded in 1975 and is located at Ohio University’s Athens, Ohio campus.
The Diabetes Institute (DI) at Ohio University is undergoing a targeted expansion involving initiatives totaling more than $64 million over the next decade. This effort is supported by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation’s historic $105 million gift to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM). Included in this expansion are a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot diabetes clinical care and research building and the hiring of 6 additional research faculty members to complement and expand the research activities of DI scientists and clinicians.
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