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March 4, 2011

Center for Rural Health distributes grants to 60 Oklahoma hospitals

OSU Center for Rural Health presented 60 Oklahoma hospitals with grants of $8,755 each from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Health Resources & Services Administration Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) to distribute equally among the hospitals. The SHIP grant program helps small hospitals pay for computer software and hardware, educating and training hospital staff on computer information systems and to offset costs related to the implementation of prospective payment systems. The funds were distributed in February.

Help SAC provide healthy snacks for Eugene Field students

Staff Advisory Council promotes a spirit of excellence by assisting in various campus and community service projects and other public services.  SAC needs your immediate help to supply 70 healthy snacks (pretzels, baked snack crackers such as Cheez-It® or Goldfish®, granola bars) and 70 bottles of water for fifth grade students at Eugene Field taking a state-mandated writing test Wednesday, March 9. 

Snacks are needed in April, when another 200 students in three grades will be tested from four to six days. An estimated 850 snack items and 200 bottles of water are needed for this group. OSU-COM Alumni Association is purchasing items to donate for both testing events.

OSU Staff Advisory Council’s College and Community Relations committee will gather donated items from donation bins located at:

  • POB – Rm. 420
  • Houston Parke – pediatrics
  • Health Care Center – break room
  • CHS - main elevator by front desk
  • Forensics/Biomedical – area by elevators

Capacity crowd for Med-Extravaganza

More than 200 prospective students and student advisors are attending the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s annual open house for prospective students from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The event is for prospective students, parents, advisors, and undergraduate faculty to meet with current OSU Medicine students, faculty, and admissions staff. It provides information on all admissions criteria, a tour of our facilities, hands-on demonstrations of our labs, and a chance to have one-on-one interactions with current medical students.

What world record would you break to make the biggest impact on society?

Submit your answer by midnight Monday, March 7, to enter the 2011 Creativity Challenge.
Deadline for entries is March 7 at midnight.          
Any OSU student, faculty or staff member may enter the contest.  Entries must address the challenge question and include a 30-second multimedia file (video, song, photo collage, etc.) with an essay description of the entry up to 100 words in length. Entrants do not have to attempt to break the record submitted and may make up a new record in order to solve their problem.

Judging criteria includes: the number/potential number of people impacted by event, whether the positive effects are life saving vs. life enhancing, whether it directly vs. indirectly affects individuals/society, whether it solves a serious societal problem vs. creates a better society overall and how creatively vs. traditionally it is delivered.  
Prizes: 1st place-$700, 2nd place-$500, 3rd place-$300 
For more information and to submit entries, visit:http://creativity.okstate.edu
Preview submissions here

Eat spaghetti and help scholars next Tuesday

Need a good reason to eat spaghetti? You can eat spaghetti and help fund staff scholarships at the SAC spaghetti lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Founders Hall -  $5 for spaghetti, salad, bread and a drink.

OSU Physicians Surgery–South open house Tuesday for referring physicians

An open house for referring physicians from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, introduces them to OSU Physicians Surgery-South. The new surgery site at 10505 E. 91st St. S., Ste. 204, is in the Cardinal building on the campus of St. Francis Hospital South.  The new site is the second location for OSU Physicians-Surgery.  OSU Physicians surgeons include Brian Diener, D.O., Douglas Foster, D.O., Michael Thomas, M.D., Michael Whitworth, D.O. and Susan Young, D.O.

Save the date for Spring Fling CME

OSU-COM Alumni Association and the Office of Continuing Medical Education Spring Fling is May 13-14 at the DoubleTree Hotel Tulsa Downtown in Tulsa. Proceeds from the 25th annual event help fund scholarships for OSU medical students.

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