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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Enrollment Open for OSU in Tulsa Faculty and Staff Leadership Programs

BOLT and Successful Supervisor Series LogosOSU in Tulsa Human Resources is currently accepting applications for two leadership development programs designed to give participants a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a leader within OSU in Tulsa.

BOLT is a new program that provides participants with the opportunity to discuss and review relevant leadership happenings within OSU in Tulsa and help refine leadership and communication skills. Facilitated by Rhett Laubach, owner and operator of Your Next Speaker, LLC and PLI, Inc., BOLT will help leaders develop strategies that support the mission of OSU in Tulsa, build skills to strengthen leadership potential and learn effective ways to communicate with and engage team members.

The Successful Supervisor Series is a six-month training program designed to help new and seasoned supervisors take the next step in developing their leadership skills. The program consists of a series of day-long workshops that orients participants to the role of a supervisor, teaches how to manage employee performance and productivity, and promotes collegial networking among university supervisors.

Online applications for the Successful Supervisor Series and BOLT are due by Friday, Dec. 7. Applicants must have been employed at OSU in Tulsa for a minimum of six months, have a job function that includes supervisor functionality, have no disciplinary actions within one year and receive a recommendation from their director, chair, vice president or president.

Hitzeman Named Internist of the Year

HitzemanDavid F. Hitzeman, D.O., chairman of the Internal Medicine Department at OSU Medical Center and professor of medicine at OSU Center for Health Sciences, was recently named Internist of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Internists.

This annual award is given to a physician who has made major contributions to osteopathic internal medicine for the development of a model clinic program that has made an impact on osteopathic medical education, demonstrated exceptional clinical leadership skills, has bedside teaching excellence and serves as a mentor and role model for osteopathic residents and students.

Hitzeman completed his residency at the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in 1979. He has made significant contributions to the profession and provided outstanding service at the local, regional and national level. Hitzeman served as chief of staff at OSU Medical Center from 1987–1989 and from 2008–2010. Since 2004 he has served as vice chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Additionally, he has served as president of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, chief delegate to the American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates for Oklahoma and chairman of the AOA Bureau of Socioeconomic Affairs.

He has served as a full time faculty member of OSU-COM since 1999. Hitzeman achieved the rank of professor in 2007. He has held several positions at the university including president of the Faculty Senate, chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee and chair of the Budget and Benefits committee.