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FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2011

Building renovations underway

OSU-CHS building renovations are underway, says Bruce Benjamin, Ph.D., interim vice-provost for Graduate Studies, who is overseeing the project. The renovations being made are to  accommodate increased class size and keep pace with technology advances.

Renovations taking place this semester include classroom and library projects. During the work on the classroom, first-year medical students will attend morning lectures in the Helmerich Research Center at OSU-Tulsa.  Second-year medical students will remain at CHS.

Library projects include restroom updates, two new study rooms and more student carrels.  The anatomy lab and clinical skills areas will be revamped. Anatomy lab renovations will begin during winter break to minimize disruption to students, faculty and staff.  Proposed renovations for Dunlap Auditorium, CAME D-007 and D-107 will be presented to the learning resource committee and the curriculum committee for comments and approval.  In addition to increased seating capacity in the CAME building, lighting and projection systems will be upgraded. Renovations to Dunlap Auditorium will focus on lighting systems.

“The logistics are challenging, but the improvements are necessary.  We want to make sure everyone is informed and has a voice in the process,” Dr. Benjamin said.  Two informational meetings have been held and future meetings or emails will provide updates on all the changes.

Dr. Shrum a leader on Health Care Forum panel

Oklahoma is ranked last nationally in physicians per capita. What is the impact to Oklahoma's health system if the federal funding for graduate medical education (resident physicians) is eliminated? How does graduate medical education affect Oklahoma's economy and health?

Dr. Kayse Shrum, provost of the OSU Center for Health Sciences, and Dr. Gerry Clancy, president of OU-Tulsa, will lead a health care forum “No Medical Residents = What for Oklahoma?” a discussion of  what the future of Oklahoma looks like without medical residents, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Tulsa Metro Chamber, 2 W. Second St. There is no cost to attend. To register, contact Sharon Goswick at sharongoswick@tulsachamber.com or call (918) 560-0276. Registration ends Aug. 15.


View 2011 White Coat Ceremony


OSU CAHM conducted early study for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing Co. unveiled its new 787 Dreamliner plane on Saturday, Aug. 6 in Seattle. 

In 2002, the OSU Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine conducted a research study of the effects of altitude for the Boeing Co. as part of determination of how cabin altitude and mild exercise affect comfort and well-being of passengers in such an aircraft. This CAHM research led to the establishment of a new industry standard for passenger comfort and was applied to the new 787 Dreamliner.  More than 500 Tulsa area citizens participated in the research project.  The results of that study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Paul Rock, D.O./Ph.D., is OSU CAHM director.

COM alumni at 2,500

The latest figures from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association show that the college has 2,571 graduates with the addition of the Class of 2011. The first class of 35 osteopathic physicians graduated in 1977.

Mark your calendar

Deadline is today for new series applications
HR’s new Successful Supervisor Series applications due Friday

Discounted football tickets on sale outside the student lounge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Cowboys Football

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