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Family Medicine Research at the Forefront

Advancement, opportunity, and collaboration describe the research and scholarship efforts in the Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine. Our faculty members are engaged in a broad range of multidisciplinary efforts to bolster advances in the practice, the teaching, and the research of family medicine. Our successes are demonstrated by professional presentations, publications and grant support.

Consider that:

  • Our faculty's involvement in clinical research through the Central Ohio Practice-Based Research Network (OSU-COPBRN) promises to advance knowledge about many aspects of primary care, for example, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, seasonal affective disorder, diabetes, etc. The OSU-COPBRN which consists of 21 primary care sites – 8 family medicine sites of the Ohio State University Primary Care Network, including one shared site with general internal medicine; 5 Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine sites; and 8 PrimaryOne Health, Inc. sites.
  • Investigator-initiated research drives the Department toward its goal of being a nationally and internationally recognized leader in research and scholarship.
  • Educational initiatives and research continue to produce state-of-the-art curriculum, teaching strategies, and learning techniques that advance medical education at many levels: medical student education, residency training, and continuing medical education.