Foundation Endowments

In addition to the significant support to advance osteopathic medicine in Ohio, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation has supported, on a national level, biomedical research on pressing diseases and the endowment of research and training chairs at top-ranked colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States. Foundation support for the endowed chairs has leveraged funding for scientific research in diabetes, chronic disorders related to aging and neuromusculoskeletal diseases, among others. 


Andrea Amalfitano, DO, PhD, Chair Holder, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowment in Osteopathic Medicine; supporting the Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Research and further biomedical research that will advance osteopathic medicine.

 

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
4194 Biomedical Physical Sciences
East Lansing, MI 48824

 

Brian J. Balin, PhD, Chair Holder, Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology & Forensic Medicine, Director of Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging-Basic Science

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowment for Aging Research - In Honor of Ruth Purdy, DO, George Faerber, DO and Peter Johnston, DO; supporting the Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging, Alzheimer's research, novel approaches to study the aging process and enhanced research training for osteopathic physicians, medical students, residents and fellows.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

 

Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO, FACOI, FACP, AGSF, Chair Holder, Dean, School of Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowment for Primary Care Research in Aging; supporting primary care research, with the initial emphasis in aging, and osteopathic physician leaders in primary care clinical research.

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
One Medical Center Drive
Stratford, New Jersey 08084-1501

 

Brian C. Clark, PhD, Chair Holder, Executive Director, Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) and Associate Professor of Physiology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Harold E. Clybourne, DO, Research Endowment, supporting the Ohio Musculoskeletal & Neurological Research Institute for the study of low back and chronic pain disorders, and the Neurophysiologic Effects of Manipulative Treatment on Individuals with Sub-acute Back Pain.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
204 Grosvenor Hall
Athens, OH 45701

 

Frances Daly, PhD, Director of the Costin Institute

J. Richard Costin, DO Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators; providing education and training for osteopathic physician resident program directors, directors of medical education, faculty members and medical school department heads.

 

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

 

Brian F. Degenhardt, DO, C-SPOMM, C-OFP & OMT, Chair Holder, Director, A.T. Still Research Institute

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowment for Research in Osteopathic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Palpation – In Honor of John Auseon, DO and Boyd Bowden, DO; supporting research investigating the reliability of osteopathic palpatory tests, establishing means to determine the validity and accuracy of palpatory diagnoses and evaluate the clinical relevance of palpatory tests and manipulative treatments.

 

 

John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, Chair Holder, Director of the National Osteopathic Research Center

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowment and Distinguished Chair - In Honor of Benjamin L. Cohen, DO and David M. Richards, DO; establishing a replicable clinical research team model that encourages osteopathic physicians to engage in patient-based clinical research. 

 

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Chairs - To Be Named

  • James O. Watson, DO Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Research Chair at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Ralph S. Licklider, DO Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Research Chair at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • The John J. Kopchick, PhD, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Eminent Chair at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
204 Grosvenor Hall
Athens, OH 45701