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April 14, 2011

Colby Foundation Endowed Lectureship tomorrow

Hear perspectives on organ donation and transplantation at the Colby Foundation Endowed Lectureship Organ Donation and Transplantation: Psychological Issues and Challenges scheduled at noon Friday in Dunlap Auditorium. 

Starla Cassani (photo) shares her personal story about the decision she and her husband, John Cassani, D.O., (a 1980 OSU-COM graduate) made to donate their infant son Colby’s organs. The decision resulted in life-saving and life-enhancing outcomes for several other children.  

James Rodrigue, Ph.D., director of the Center for Transplant outcomes and Quality Improvement, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, discusses the psychological issues of organ donation and transplantation.  Stephanie Scott, a registered nurse and quality systems manager of organ recovery for LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma, presents transplantation donor and recipient information for physicians.

Lunch is compliments of the OSU-COM Student Osteopathic Medical Association.

Business ethics in medical practice  seminar is Monday, April 18

Scott Gelfand, Ph.D., J.D., an associate professor of philosophy and director of The Ethics Center at OSU-Stillwater, and Curtis Harris, M.D., J.D., chief of endocrinology for the Chickasaw Nation, will discuss “Getting Paid: Business Ethics in Medical Practice,” at a biomedical ethics seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Dunlap Auditorium.

Recycling is focus of Earth Week kick-off for PepsiCo Dream Machine

Howard Barnett, OSU in Tulsa president, dedicates the OSU-CHS PepsiCo Dream Machine at noon Thursday, April 21 as part of Earth Week. The Dream Machine will be placed in the student lounge area.  Recycling receptacles will be located across campus.

When you recycle plastic bottles and aluminum cans in the Dream Machine, you can:

  • Earn personal reward points, redeemable for local discounts (kiosks only);
  • Support post-9/11 U.S. veterans with disabilities; and help make our planet a little greener.

Each time you recycle in a Dream Machine, you take action to help support a disabled U.S. veteran. The more bottles and cans recycled in a Dream Machine kiosk or bin, the more support PepsiCo will provide to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, a national program offering post-9/11 disabled U.S. veterans free education and experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management.
The intelligent kiosks are computerized and include a personal reward system operated by Greenopolis, which allows consumers to earn points for each bottle or can they recycle. Points are redeemable for local discounts and coupons on entertainment, dining and travel at greenopolis.com. Facebook.com/DreamMachine.      

Seminar Monday,  April 25 on biomedical applications of micro-device

Dr. Reza Abdolvand from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Helmerich Research Center at OSU in Tulsa discusses “Ultrasound-based Micro Systems for Biomedical Diagnostics” at noon Monday, April 25 in D-007.  He will discuss the potential for micro-scale ultrasonic systems, and a micro-device designed and fabricated in the lab at Helmerich Research Center that uses ultrasonic waves to analyze fluidic properties such as blood and saliva.  The device operation principals, fabrication and potential to biomedical applications will be examined.  Call (918) 561-1408 for information.

Learn medical Spanish at TCC

Tulsa Community College offers Spanish for medical personnel on the Metro campus, beginning June 6.  The class meets from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Lecturer is Sacha Thomas.  For more information call (918) 595-7068.


Tulsa World: OMS-II students share training and facility with TTC students in a new clinical education effort led by Stephen Eddy, D.O. Clinical education-mock surgery

KJRH Channel 2: New funding will help Dr. Randy Wymore’s research of Morgellons disease.

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The week ahead

April 18 – Ethics Lecture – “Getting Paid: Business Ethics in Medical Practice”
April 19 – Girl Scout Physicals, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Founders Hall
April 20 – IRB, 11:30 a.m., Baxter’s
April 21 – Dream Machine Recycling Program kickoff, noon, Student Lounge
April 22 – Application deadline for Native Explorers Program
April 23 – Osteopathic Scrub Run, 8 a.m., 17th and Southwest Blvd.

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