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May 6, 2011

Aging and thirst mechanisms is subject of First Friday Seminar

University of Iowa research scientist Robert Thunhorst, Ph.D., presents “Age-related declines in thirst mechanisms in the Brown Norway rat model of aging,” at noon Friday, May 6, in Room D-107, CAME.  Dr. Thunhorst is a researcher in the psychology department and the cardiovascular center at the university.

His recent studies with aging rats suggest that diverse reflexive and behavioral responses to body fluid and sodium deficits decline with age at different rates.  Results from these studies will contribute to better understanding of why hormonal and neural signaling mechanisms fail to promote adequate water and sodium ingestion in old age and, ultimately, may lead to better management of dehydration in the elderly.   The presentation is open to the public. Refreshments are available at 11:45 a.m.  

OSU CHS graduation is Friday, May 13

Eighty-seven new osteopathic physicians will receive Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degrees from the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa Friday, May 13. Other degrees conferred include Master of Business Administration degree, and graduate degrees in Forensic Sciences and Biomedical Sciences.

Commencement is at 7 p.m. at Spirit Bank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd.

FA/ST Rumble by the River Tuesday, May 17

The 24th annual OSU-CHS Rumble by the River faculty/student coed softball tournament is Tuesday, May 17, at Lesion Field.

  • Game one -5:15 p.m.  MSI vs. MSII
  • Game two - 6:45 p.m. Faculty team defends its title against winners of game one.

BSGSA pup rally and dog show

The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Association hosts a Pup Rally and Dog Show at the FA/ST softball tournament May 17. BSGSA invites you to vote for cutest, most school spirit or most awesome dog, for just one dollar per each vote. Proceeds help BSGSA to purchase supplies for the Eugene Field Science Fair and other events the group helps coordinate.   Winners will be announced after game one.  

OSU Medicine’s Alumni Summer Golf Classic is June 10

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association’s Summer Classic golf tournament is Friday, June 10, at Clary Fields Golf Club. The tournament raises funds for scholarships, emergency loans and events for OSU-COM students, student groups and alumni. 

Registration begins at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Same-day registration is by check or cash only. Clary Fields is at 9999 S. 49th W. Ave. in Sapulpa. For more information, contact Ryan Miller, director of OSU-COM Alumni Affairs, at (918) 561-8226.

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