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March 18, 2011

OSU Physicians OB/GYN  infant car seat program aids new parents

OSU Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology at Houston Center has provided approximately 600 infant car seats for new infants of patients in their care during the last 16 months.  Joseph Johnson, D.O., William Po, M.D. and Lance Frye, M.D., began the program to provide an infant car seat for each patient unable to purchase one.  Patients in their care through labor and delivery at OSU Medical Center receive a car seat if needed, and are shown the proper way to position an infant for travel.  At a cost of approximately $60 per seat, not including tax, their office estimates that more than $36,000 has been invested in protecting precious new lives.

Combined SAC for OSU in Tulsa

The OSU-CHS Staff Advisory Council has invited the staff on the OSU-Tulsa campus to become a joint Staff Advisory Council for OSU in Tulsa.  SAC is a liaison group with administration to assist both employees and administration with various concerns. SAC also raises funds for scholarships to staff members and participates in a variety of community projects. Send your questions about SAC to chssac@okstate.edu         More at http://centernet.okstate.edu/staff_council/index.cfm

Mini-Medical School for Kids is Friday, April 1

Fun, learning and exercise top the chart for OSU-COM’s chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians “Mini-Medical School for Kids. Fourth-and fifth-grade students from Eugene Field Elementary School will be on campus from 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 1 for sessions about health, exercise, nutrition and anatomy, plus healthy living, avoiding childhood obesity and the dangers of tobacco and drug use. The youth will make a healthy trail mix, see how hearts and lungs work, study the food pyramid, dental health, and take part in outdoor races and games. 

“Healthy/unhealthy Tulsa” photos at Tulsa Living Arts Gallery April 8

Students from 20 local high schools exhibit photos highlighting what is healthy and unhealthy about Tulsa from their perspective at Flash Focus, a photo-documentation project about health from the perspective of Tulsa youth. The display at Tulsa Living Arts Gallery helps celebrates National Public Health Week.   The event is at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8.  For more information, contact Deidre Stanley at 918-595-4471. Tickets are $15.

April 22 deadline for Native Explorers program

Application deadline is April 22 for the Native Explorers program, designed for Native Americans to study science and medicine. It begin May 18 and ends May 28.  The Native Explorers program is designed to promote and increase the numbers of Native Americans in science and medicine. Selected students can earn three hours of college credit.  All expenses are paid for the selected students through a grant from the Whitten-Newman Foundation.  For application or additional information:  http://www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/college/biomedical/anatomy/smith.cfm
(Select the Native Explorers link) Kent Smith, Ph.D, associate professor of anatomy, OSU Center for Health Sciences

Memorial for Sheila Baxter is Friday, March 25

A memorial for Sheila Marie Baxter, a former CHS employee who passed away Jan. 30, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Baxter’s Interurban Grill, 717 S. Houston.  Sheila worked in several academic departments including Pathology and Clinical Education as administrative support, from 1987 to 2004. Information about a scholarship for OSU-COM students established in her name will be available at the memorial.

OSU Area Health Education Center at The Center for Rural Health launches cancer survivor program

Used woodwind and brass musical instruments harbor harmful bacteria, fungi

More news

March 21    Ethics Lecture
March 25    Residency Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Founders Hall
March 30    SNMA Grill Off, Cook Off and Silent Auction, Founders Hall
April 1          Biomedical Sciences Seminar                     
                        Peds Club Mini-Med School, 12:45 p.m., Founders Hall

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