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2013-2014 Funded Projects

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Medical Alumni Society Grants were awarded to the following community service and medical education projects:


5-2-1-0 Healthy Kids​ The purpose of 5-2-1-0 Healthy Kids is to increase efforts toward improving childhood nutrition and physical activity, preventing the onset of Type II Diabetes in the youth of Columbus, and to provide opportunities for service to all OSU students.
Anatomy Memorial Service​ The College of Medicine honors the memories and generosity of individuals who donated their bodies to the medical center with a memorial service. This student run program is a way of saying thank you to families of donors.​
Chemotherapy Backpack Project​ In many poorer regions of the world, patients with cancer face limited treatment options due to the inaccessibility of quality healthcare centers and the enormous cost of drug therapies. The Chemotherapy Backpack is a research inititive to improve patient access to cancer treatment and change cancer care in developing countries around the world.​
Culinary Boot Camp​ Unfortunately, many medical students do not make personal healthy eating decisions due to time constraints, lack of practical cooking knowledge and stress. Culinary Boot Camp is a series of classes that will teach medical students how to prepare healthy meals.
Ether Arts Ether Arts is the literary and visual arts magazine of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The goal of the magazine is to publish literary and artistic works of current OSUCOM students, as well as alumni, faculty, staff, hospital personnel, and other students outside of the college.
iServe iServe is a trip for medical students who will travel to India to volunteer in Indian communities. The students who go on this trip will be exposed to different medical approaches. Not only is this a valuable learning experience for students, it will provide a lasting impact on Indian communities.
Neonatal ICU/ Maternal Health Program, Haiti​ Today, childbirth is the number one death of females of childbearing age, though it is often overlooked. The Greif Packaging Charitable Trust entrusted the Ohio State University & the Global Health Delivery Partnershipwith a grant to be used in a project working toward more quality care int he area of maternal fetal medicine and newborn health in underserved areas of the world, namely Haiti.
PODEMOS PODEMOS is a student run organization that provides essential care to impoverished communities in Honduras. It is a combined effort of students from the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Law and provides a valuable educational experience as well as much medical care/education.
Ride for World Health Ride for World Health is an annual bicycle journey from San Diego, CA to Washington, D.C.​ that aims to raise awareness of global and domestic health issues by leading discussions at medical centers, schools, senior citizen centers, and rotary clubs in 40 cities. The group also raises money for non-profit organizations that promote global health.
Spanish books, magazines & movies for OSUMC patients​ This initiative was conducted by the Latino Medical Student Association with the goal to further improve the lives of patients during their stay at OSUMC by creating a more diverse foundation for patient diversion.Currently one would find a variety of books or movies that one could offer a patient; however, to find a book or movie in Spanish is a rare occurrence.

68 research projects/conferences, and several other community projects were also funded throughout the academic year.

If you'd like more information about a specific project, please contact Medical Center Alumni Affairs at (614)-293-0571 or medalum@osumc.edu.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​