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2014-2015 Funded Projects

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Medical Alumni Society Grants were award to the following projects:


Emergency Preparedness
This project is an extension of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management Advanced Competency, a month long class that provides medical students an overview of disaster medicine, including the management of mass-casualty events involving biological, radiological, chemical, and explosive injuries. This project will create an interactive learning experience that teaches medical studets how to respond to certain emergency and disaster situations.

Ether Arts Literary Magazine
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.

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.

Wilderness Medicine Training Retreat​
The Wildnerness Medicine student interest group is hosting an educational outdoor camping trip to Red River Gorge in east-central Kentucky. The purpose of this trip is to introduce students to wilderness medicine, practicing medical care in outdoor, remote, and/or austere settings with minimal supplies.

OSUMC's Transgender Health Week
Transgender Health Week aims to educate the medical school community about the transgendered community, a population that is at high risk for domestic abuse, harassment, STIs, HIV, and suicide.

Healthcare Access and Delivery in Santa Cruz Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Sophia Tolliver will be spending time on the north shore of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, working with Mayan Medical Aid, a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 2004 with the express purpose of funding medically related projects to benefit the Mayan Indians of Guatemala and Southern Mexico.

Asian Free Clinic Hepatitis B Clinic
The Asian Free Clinic (AFC) is a weekly volunteer clinic that runs out of the OSU Thomas E. Rardin Family Practice in Columbus. Every 3 months, AFC holds a session devoted to treating and educating hepatitis B positive patients. These evenings are part of an initiative to improve chronic health management in the Asian American communities of Central Ohio.

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.​

Global Health Day
Global Health Day is an annual event, organized by Ride for World Health in collaboration with other global health related organizations within the College of Medicine. The program for Global Health Day consists of two keynote guest speakers and a series of presentations by OSU College of Medicine organizations and students who have had global health experiences. The day will close with the national riders sharing their stories about the organization and the ride.

Med 1 Mentoring Program
The Humanism in Medicine group intends to create a more comprehensive mentor-mentee program for first and second year medical students. There has been success with the program this year and it will be expanded upon with the Class of 2019. This will be done by surveying incoming and current students and helping students get to know each other and create a longer-term, lasting relationships.

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