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February 17, 2011

Dr. Indu Dayal Meshri Memorial Scholarship given for OSU-CHS first year osteopathic medical students
Dr. Dayal Meshri, president and chief executive officer of Advanced Research Chemicals, Inc. in Catoosa, has contributed $100,000 to establish an endowed scholarship for first year medical students at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. When the gift is placed into an endowment it will be matched two-to-one by OSU’s Pickens Legacy Scholarship Match, for a total of $300,000. 

Dr. Meshri made his gift to OSU-CHS on Valentine's Day in memory of his late wife, Dr. Indu Dayal Meshri, a chemist, physicist and geologist, who died in 2005.   The couple’s children, Gita and Sanjay, attended the presentation. Gita Meshri, D.O., is a 1999 graduate of OSU-CHS College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Two OSU family medicine residents score highest in nation on in-service exam
Third-year family medicine residents and OSU-COM graduates Erin Kratz, D.O. and Aaron Wilcox, D.O., have scored first and second respectively in the national standardized in-service exam taken by all osteopathic family medicine residents in the nation.  Lora Cotton, D.O., vice chair of Family Medicine and associate program director of Family Medicine Residency, said 1,407 residents took the exam this year. She expressed her pride in the two residents, adding that thanks go to our academic community members for their contributions to the academic success of our residents.   

Trey Thomason is OSU-COM Student D.O. of the Year
Trey Thomason, OMS IV, is the OSU-COM Student D.O. of the Year, selected for the designation by fellow OSU osteopathic medical students and faculty members. He joins recipients from the nation’s osteopathic medical schools in entering a National Student D.O. of the Year process.  The national D.O. of the Year is announced in April. 

Feb. 25 is OSU in Tulsa Research Day
The inaugural OSU in Tulsa Research Day takes place at the OSU Center for Health Sciences from 11:30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. The day’s events begin in Merkel Auditorium, room D-007.  Research activities at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences are highlighted in conjunction with the OSU Research Symposium week Feb. 21-25. The day provides an opportunity for OSU researchers in Tulsa to share their research interests with colleagues and collaborators.  About 40 oral research presentations and 90 poster presentations are expected. Plaques will be given to first, second and third places for medical resident, medical student, undergraduate and graduate poster and oral presentations.

ProCard deadlines
Friday, Feb. 18, is the cycle closing date for ProCards.  The final day for revisions to all transactions posted by the 18th is Tuesday, Feb. 22.  Please be sure to have all revisions complete and signed off in Works and all paperwork submitted to your accountant by Tuesday, Feb. 22.

OSU COM’s annual Med-Xtravaganza is March 4

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