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Alumni Update

Nguyen Manjusri 825x990Dear HRS Alumni,

It has been quite a year and your Alumni Society Board has been hard at work to put together an exciting upcoming year of ways for our alumni to network, celebrate, and impact the future of healthcare through our current students.

The Alumni Society is eagerly planning our upcoming calendar year of events. Buckeye Bingo will be held end of January 2022. An open event to network with fellow HRS students and Alumni. February 2022, we will host an OSU Men’s Basketball tailgate at BW3 on Lane Ave. You also have an opportunity to buy tickets to the Maryland game and sit with your fellow alumni in a reserved section. Keep an eye out for more information via email and social media (Facebook and Instagram).

We hope to have many in-person events this upcoming year, and we will continue to follow all University Health and Safety procedures to ensure the safety of our alumni. We are also brainstorming some exciting ways that we can involve all our alumni across the country through additional virtual opportunities! If you are an alumnus interested in helping to shape the impact of HRS Alumni at Ohio State, we want to hear from you! There are several ways to be involved on the board including event planning, volunteering, fundraising, and connecting with our current students. Please reach out with your interest at

We look forward to seeing you at an event!


Manjusri (MJ) Nguyen, MBA, RHIA
HRS Alumni Society Board President

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Rachel Bican

"My favorite academic experiences in HRS have been my clinical experiences. I have gone on to complete my DPT and the friendships I have made along the way. These experiences and the people I have met have changed my life forever.

This scholarship has allowed me to be fully dedicated to my DPT/PhD and has allowed me to include additional, once-in-a-lifetime experiences into my education including the service learning trip to Merida, Mexico and completing my practicum in a research lab in Lille, France. I am so grateful for this scholarship and the opportunities it has given me! Thank you!!"

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Karen Thatcher

"I sustained many injuries while growing up as an ice hockey player. Each injury brought with it a subsequent course of Physical Therapy. I soon recognized that when I was connected with a truly passionate Physical Therapist I not only recovered more quickly, but I felt better emotionally and even performed better. These dedicated Physical Therapists made an enormous difference in my life. It was their influence that drove me to pursue Physical Therapy so I may help others in the same manner."

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Julia Mazzarella

Hometown: Columbia, CT

"I was interested in pursuing a dual degree (DPT/PhD), and OSU was one of the few schools that offers this. I met my advisor, Dr. Jill Heathcock, and decided it was a great fit! For me, this scholarship means that I have the time I need to pursue both of my degrees simultaneously, and spend time working toward my goal of doing an inter-departmental research project on hippotherapy as part of my dissertation."