Bradford_Carol_2_940x670Dear Colleagues,

Academic medicine is my passion. To put an even finer point on it, academic medicine at a public institution like The Ohio State University is truly something special. Through the myriad accomplishments highlighted within this report, I am thrilled to share with you just how special we are!

With 5,000 learners, more than 4,000 staff members and over 2,700 faculty, our Ohio State College of Medicine community is even bigger than some small towns. I have seen firsthand how our size, talent and reputation offer us an unparalleled wealth of opportunities to come together in support of the three areas of our tripartite mission — discovery, patient care and education. And together, we are demonstrating our unique power to transform the health of our communities.

In this report, you will read about our record research funding with more than $400 million in total awards, as well as our groundbreaking clinical trials and research studies. You will read about our world-class patient care. And you will read about our innovative education programs that are developing the next generation of health care professionals and biomedical researchers, who will ultimately perform cutting-edge research and deliver extraordinary patient care themselves.

We have great stories to tell from each part of our mission, but the most powerful stories lie at the intersection of all three areas. When discovery, patient care and education come together, the results are truly transformative. Academic medicine drives innovation. Nearly every new medicine, treatment and cure was discovered by physicians and researchers working collaboratively to push the boundaries of knowledge and solve the world’s most challenging health problems.

As part of one of the most comprehensive academic health science campuses in the nation, the Ohio State College of Medicine is at the forefront of scientific discovery, pursuing novel research and developing unique, effective therapies months — and even years — before other health care systems. I could not be prouder of the dedication and impressive work of our faculty, staff and learners. We have achieved great things this year and we are making an enormous impact on the lives of others for years to come.

I hope you enjoy reading this report and that it makes you as optimistic as I am about the future of medicine and the health of our communities!




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Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, FACS
Dean, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Vice President for Health Sciences
Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair

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