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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

OSU in Tulsa rewarded for energy efficiency

Energy AwardThe Public Service Company of Oklahoma presented Angelyn Holmes, energy education manager for OSU in Tulsa, with a check for more than $17,000 for OSU in Tulsa’s participation in the Smart Schools Program.

The program provides rebates for higher education institutions served by PSO that install new energy efficiency measures that reduce energy usage, resulting in reduced operating and maintenance costs.

OSU in Tulsa received the rebate for improvements made to the lighting and HVAC equipment at the Houston Center, located at 717 S. Houston Ave.

Since 2007, OSU in Tulsa has saved more than $2 million through energy conservation efforts. OSU has saved more than $20 million through its energy conservation program on all of its campuses. Gov. Mary Fallin used the OSU program as a model for a new law requiring energy savings from all state agencies and higher education institutions.

Primary Care Update Set for Nov. 9-11

Primary Care Update CoverOSU Center for Health Sciences Office of Continuing Medical Education will sponsor the 29th annual Primary Care Update at the Hard Rock Hotel on Nov. 9-11.

The conference, which features a number of nationally renowned speakers on a number of primary care topics, focuses on issues encountered by primary care physicians on a daily basis with the goal of enhancing provider knowledge and improving patient outcomes. The program includes updates in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, osteopathic manipulative medicine and obstetrics and gynecology.

The conference is open to practicing and retired physicians and health care professionals, students, interns, residents and fellows. Pre-registration is available through Oct. 26. Participants may also register on the day of the conference for an additional fee.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit the Office of Continuing Medical Education website.

OSU Rural Health to host National Rural Health Day lunch and open house

OSU-CHS faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the OSU Center for Rural Health open house and free barbeque lunch on Thursday, Nov. 15 from from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Phoenix Building. 

The event celebrates National Rural Health Day, which is intended to showcase rural America, increase awareness of the unique health care issues facing rural communities and highlight the efforts of State Offices of Rural Health and others to address those issues.

The mission of the OSU Center for Rural Health is to support OSU-CHS and its College of Osteopathic Medicine by seeking to improve health care in rural Oklahoma through student education, residency training, research, program applications, advocacy and alliances with others who share its goals.

For more information, call 918-584-4310 or email osururalhealth@okstate.edu.

Tulsa Oktoberfest to affect OSU-CHS parking

Tulsa Oktoberfest begins today at 5 p.m. at the River West Festival Park. Traffic around OSU-CHS will be heavy beginning late this afternoon and continuing throughout the festival.

Those visiting OSU-CHS during the festival are asked to schedule extra travel time to allow for the increase in traffic. Traffic down Jackson Avenue will also be restricted during the festival.

The OSU-CHS Student Associate Advocates will be selling parking spots during the festival to raise funds for the organization. Oktoberfest runs 5-11 p.m. on Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday.