Explore our 2023 Annual Report.
College of Medicine at a Glance
- No. 28 in research by U.S. News & World Report
- $400M+ in total research funding
- 2K+ active research studies and clinical trials in virtually every medical specialty
- 5K+ learners
Message from the dean
Dean Carol R. Bradford highlights the exceptional impact of The Ohio State University College of Medicine as it excels in its tripartite mission: discovery, patient care and education. Achievements include record research funding, groundbreaking clinical trials, and innovative education programs. The intersection of these areas generates transformative results. Academic medicine's collaborative efforts drive innovation, producing advanced medicines and therapies. As part of a comprehensive academic health science campus, the college leads in scientific discovery, positively impacting lives.
Kristy Townsend, PhD, receives prestigious research award from W.M. Keck Foundation to study brain and adipose tissue connections
This research lead by Kristy Townsend, PhD, unveils that adipose sensory nerves serve as noxious stimuli sensors, potentially influencing metabolic health. By deciphering how these nerves transmit information to the brain, the team aims to promote healthier tissue functions and combat metabolic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments.
Ohio State Professor Emeritus receives FDA approval for Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment
In a remarkable journey spanning five decades, Jerry Mendell, MD, a professor emeritus at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, achieved a groundbreaking milestone. His tireless research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has earned the FDA's first-ever approval of a gene therapy treatment. Dr. Mendell's dedication has transformed the lives of over 200 patients, enabling them to run, stand, and walk without struggle.
New tech center adds another dimension to teaching medical students
The EdTech Incubator at The Ohio State University College of Medicine stands at the forefront of medical education, empowering faculty to transform their teaching methods. Equipped with cutting-edge tools like virtual reality headsets and 3D printers, educators guide students through immersive experiences, from exploring the intricacies of human anatomy to responding to simulated emergency situations. Instructors leverage VR technology to dissect virtual models, offering students unparalleled insights into the human anatomy. This innovative approach supplements traditional methods, enhancing the learning experience.
Ohio State receives $12 million to study effectiveness of therapies for gestational diabetes
Digging deeper into how vaccines work against parasitic disease
Researchers receive $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for ongoing cardiovascular research
Groundbreaking molecular profiling method reveals genes associated with the vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease
New women’s research program aims to level the playing field in women’s health
Ohio State researchers study mechanisms of intraocular pressure to gauge response to glaucoma medications
Proton therapy and FLASH research revolutionize personalized cancer care
Ohio State surgeons use robotic technology to give patients with pancreatic cancer ‘the gift of time’
Understanding the widespread impacts of the Teleneurology Program
Helping treat stroke patients in rural Ohio
Helping wounded veterans experience life with less nerve pain
Bringing advanced approaches to improve the lives of cardiac surgery patients
Ohio State leads the way in specialized health care education for adults with autism
Being first: HRS offers unmatched education and training to create tomorrow’s leaders
Celebrating 10 years of excellence in genetic counseling education, research and patient care
College adds community medicine track to address shortage of providers
Growing talent to develop new immunotherapeutic strategies for human disease
Ohio State, Heart of Ohio partner to improve health care for vulnerable populations
Community health: Delivering care in its purest form to those in need
Ohio State College of Medicine receives national award for Columbus Free Clinic
Building a blueprint to heal communities battling the opioid epidemic
A prescription for community health
Published Nov. 1, 2023
Illustration credit: The image on the covers presents sensory innervation of white adipose tissues. Specifically, the image depicts a sensory nerve (red) wrapping around a blood vessel in white adipose tissue (of a mouse). This image was captured by the Leica Confocal Microscope on a tissue obtained from a sensory nerve reporter mouse and processed for whole mount immunofluorescent imaging. Image taken by Gargi Mishra, PhD candidate in the Townsend Lab.