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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

OSU in Tulsa surpasses United Way campaign goal

As the 2011 Tulsa Area United Way fundraising campaign ends, OSU in Tulsa campuses have surpassed their joint fundraising goal of $52,011. Together, OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences raised $53,289.78 for the Tulsa Area United Way.

The campaign concluded with a raffle for a downtown entertainment package, won by Cindy Clark. Linda Kincaid won a final contest announced in the OSU in Tulsa United Way campaign newsletter to “guess the singer.” Faculty and staff who have won prizes can pick them up in the Human Resources office in Main Hall 1405 on the OSU-Tulsa campus.
View a short video message from campaign co-chairs Larry Cochran and Ryan Miller thanking the OSU in Tulsa community for its generosity.

OSU-CHS receives $10,000 for research from Cancer Sucks, Inc.

Cancer Sucks, Inc.  founder Rick Horton presented a $10,000 gift to OSU-CHS for cancer research conducted by immunologist Rashmi Kaul, Ph.D. at the Turn Tulsa Pink Car and Motorcycle Show on Oct. 22.

The donation will help support Kaul’s current research in uterine cancer. Her research studies the role of high estrogen and its receptors in endometrial cancer cells that may allow the cells to escape killing by immune Tcells.

This is the sixth consecutive year OSU-CHS has received funding from Cancer Sucks, Inc.

Past funding has enable purchase of instruments used to conduct molecular studies at gene and cellular level to understand cancer development. The instruments also are used for education outreach for high school, college and medical students, and for a summer training program for disadvantaged middle and high school students.

Cancer Sucks, Inc. provides a forum for those who have lost loved ones to cancer while aggressively raising money to find a cure. Horton began the organization in memory of his mother, Donna Holland White, who died in 1996.

Grant-writing services now available from OSU in Tulsa Office of Research

The OSU in Tulsa Office of Research has hired Proposal Development Coordinator Cindie Lamon to provide a wide range of pre-award services for researchers in any college or academic unit at OSU’s Tulsa campuses.

Lamon will assist researchers seeking funding in identifying federal, state and local grant sources, both governmental and private. She has served as a grants manager and writer in several public health areas and has experience coordinating collaborative grant ventures.

Faculty and staff interested in grant research or writing services may contact Cindie Lamon at cynthia.lamon@okstate.edu or (918)561-5783.

OSU in Tulsa is StormReady
The National Weather Service recognized OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa as StormReady campuses at a presentation ceremony on Wednesday in Founders Hall on the OSU-CHS campus.

StormReady certified campuses have implemented equipment and policies recommended by the NWS to receive advance warning of a hazardous weather situation such as a tornado, flash flood or ice storm. Officials then initiate safety procedures for the campus community. For more information on severe weather procedures, including shelter information, visit the OSU-CHS website.

Energy update

Great job, OSU in Tulsa. In the month of September, you recycled 61 lbs. of plastic bottles, 30 lbs. of aluminum cans, 5.2 tons of paper and almost $50,000 in energy.  Keep up the good work.  Go Pokes!  Go Green!


Video clip-Cancer Sucks, Inc. presents donation

Video clip – Dr. Robert Allen on DNA and identification of remains found in pond

State doctors receive millions from pharmaceutical firms

Mark your calendar

Abstracts due Monday
Abstracts are due Monday for the International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health (IEH).  The conference is March 5-6, 2012 in Oklahoma City.  For more information, or to send abstracts, visit http://ieh.okstate.edu/ or contact Dr. Rubin Pillay at (405) 744-1818 or rubin.pillay@okstate.edu.

First Friday Seminar
Pamela Lloyd, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiological sciences at OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, discusses “PLGF expression in vascular cells: effects of reactive oxygen species, mechanical stimuli, and diabetes” at OSU-CHS First Friday Seminar at noon Nov. 4, in D-107. Refreshments are available at  11:45 a.m.

Development session
Dr. Dean Parmelee, Wright State University associate dean for academic affairs, presents “Transform Your Instruction  from Content-Centered to Learning-Centered,” from
noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 in D107. RSVP by 5 p.m. Nov. 7.

CME primary care update
Nov. 11-13 at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown.  For more information, contact Cyndi Canning at (918) 561-1412.

Clothing drive for Eugene Field School
Student Associate Advocates is accepting new athletic-style  shoes, socks and underwear for students pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Place donations in boxes in the student lounge or by lobby elevators.  For more information contact Amanda Lee at (580) 916-5158 or email brianleefam@yahoo.com.
The drive ends Nov. 11.

Rural Health photo contest

Deadline is Nov. 17 to submit photos to the Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest, sponsored by OSU Center for Rural Health.

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