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March 11, 2011

Two OSU resident physicians earn top national honors

OSU Health Care Center resident physicians Erin Kratz, D.O. and Aaron Wilcox, D.O., have earned the top two scores among 1,407 osteopathic resident physicians tested in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians standardized in-service testing. 

All third-year osteopathic medicine residents are required to take the examination. Lora Cotton, D.O., is vice chair of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Family Medicine and OSU Family Medicine Residency Program associate program director. 

Drs. Kratz, Wilcox and Cotton all are graduates of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

RedFork Main Street event in Founders Hall

RedFork Main Street’s year in review lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in Founders Hall highlights accomplishments and presents awards. OSU-CHS and Oklahoma National Bank are lunch sponsors. Keynote speaker is Cecil Gomez, author of books about West Tulsa. News Channel 8’s Kristin Dickerson is emcee.  Awards include board member of the year, volunteer of the year, best visual improvement, best event of the year and the Darla Hall “Spirit” award. The organization’s mission is to encourage and restore the economic, cultural and educational impact of our historically unique RedFork/Southwest Boulevard corridor.

SNMA event benefits Eugene Field activities

Save the date - Wednesday, March 30, for Student National Medical Association’s Grill Off, Cook Off and Silent Auction. The event raises funds to provide essential items such as underwear, socks, bathing soaps, cereal and books for Eugene Field Elementary School student and their families.  SNMA challenges CHS faculty and staff to participate in the cook-off event, which also aids SNMA’s 10th annual Spring Health Fair at Eugene Field.  Activities are in Founders Hall. There is a $6 admission fee for those who do not enter the cook-off or bring a potluck item. For more information contact Ranelle.bracy@okstate.edu  

Mini-Medical School for Kids is Friday, April 1

OSU-COM Pediatrics Club presents Mini Medical School for Kids, an annual event for Eugene Field 4th and 5th grade classes, from 12:45 p.m. - 2:20p.m. Friday, April 1, on the CHS campus.

SAC’s Swap Shop on second floor of Barson Building

Swap ‘till you drop at the new Staff Advisory Council swap shop, a conveniently located office supply cabinet on the second floor elevator lobby area of the Barson building.  Items include basic supplies such as folders, pens, sticky notes, and paper clips. Remember to bring and donate usable office items you no longer need.

Lecture computers in the CAME to be replaced next week

Brett C. Niland has announced replacement of CAME lecture computers as follows: D107 will be replaced Monday March 14 and D007 will be replaced Wednesday, March 16. The replacement computers will include all the standard software that has been loaded historically on these computers including Camtasia, TurningPoint, WebSlide, etc. Any personally installed software will need to be reinstalled prior to your next lecture.  If you have files stored locally on these machines, please be sure to have a copy of them prior to the dates indicated, as local data will be destroyed during this process.  Network data will still be available to you as in the past on the new machines.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Niland before noon Friday, March 11. (918) 594-8032/Email: brett.niland@okstate.edu/Web: www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu/it

Faculty development sessions scheduled

Machelle Davison announces that Spring faculty development includes six new sessions, all from 11 a.m. to noon in D007. Mark your calendars for these events or use the instructions found at:  http://centernet.okstate.edu/calendars/Adding%20imports%20to%20your%20outlook%20calendar-%20jan%202011.docx to add the sessions to your outlook calendar.  

Engaging Students in Classroom Technologies, Dr. Peter de Jong, March 15
Use of Simulations and Simulators in Medical Training, Sheila Chauvin and John Szarek, March 22
Integration of E-Lessons into Face to Face Activities, Mary E.W. Dankbaar, March 29
Opportunities and Challenges of Social Media in Medical Education, Rachel Ellaway, April 5
Digital Learning Environment of the Future: Teaching the Next Generation, J. B. McGee, April 12
Lecture Capturing and Other Streaming Video Applications, Peter Anderson, April 19

American Osteopathic Foundation accepting applications

AOF’s application/nomination is open for these grants, scholarships, and awards.
New for 2011

  • Students may now apply for Rossnick Humanitarian grants Learn more
  • One student at each osteopathic school and branch campus will receive a Welch Scholars Grant

Student Opportunities - applications will be accepted until March 30 for:

  • AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award
  • Burnett Osteopathic Student Research Award
  • William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship

Nominations will be accepted until April 8 for:

  • Welch Scholars grants

Physician and Educator Opportunities - nominations will be accepted until April 15 for:

  • Educator of the Year Award
  • Emerging Leader Award
  • Physician of the Year Award

Learn more & download applications

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