Kettering Health and Ohio University recently entered a new research partnership. This collaboration agreement will serve as a framework for future joint research projects.
Under the agreement, Kettering Health and Ohio University will identify research areas of mutual interest and complementary expertise. As a result, the research could lead to clinical trials that will impact patients.
Ohio University brings its academic expertise and faculty, and Kettering Health brings the clinical expertise and healthcare facilities. Together, they hope to bridge the gap between basic academic research and applied, translational clinical research.
“This collaboration agreement will set the stage for multidisciplinary research and innovation, bringing academic researchers from Ohio University together with Kettering Health clinicians,” says Mary Connolly, director of Innovation, Research & Grants at Kettering Health. “These teams will identify pressing clinical and social needs and work together to advance medicine and improve the quality of life for people in our community.”
Kettering Health and Ohio University already enjoy a productive relationship, working together on research projects in the past. In addition, Kettering Health has provided third- and fourth-year rotations for many Ohio University medical students. In turn, the university has offered workshops and seminars to Kettering Health personnel.
“Our relationship with Kettering Health dates to the very founding of our medical school,” said Kenneth Johnson, DO, Ohio University chief medical affairs officer and executive dean of the Heritage College. “Together, we’ve achieved so much in training physicians who serve our communities. Now, it will be much easier for more faculty across the university to collaborate with Kettering on research that promotes patient and community health.”