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THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2012

OSU-COM rural health club officers attend NRHA advocacy workshop
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HRSA administrator Dr. Mary Wakefield (center), administrator at the Health Resources and Services Administration, with StORM club officers Leslie Hardee, treasurer, Jennifer Duroy, vice president, Shanay Adams, president and Holly Cauthron, secretary.

OSU’s Student Osteopathic Rural Medicine (StORM) club officers met with Congressional leaders during a National Rural Health Association Policy Institute advocacy workshop in Washington, D.C. in January.

The students met with Sen. James Inhofe, Rep. James Lankford and other legislative staff to discuss issues facing physicians working in rural Oklahoma. Topics discussed included the need for rural primary care physicians and community hospitals and practice in rural Oklahoma and the increasing student loan burden.

The students also heard presentations from Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mary Wakefield, administrator at the Health Resources and Services Administration and Dr. Nancy Nielson, senior advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

The students also met other NRHA members, students and Capitol Hill staffers at a reception.

Telemedicine now OSU TeleHealth

OSU-CHS telemedicine and distance learning department’s name has changed to OSU TeleHealth. It continues to provide telehealth and medical education services.

Manager Debbie Martin said TeleHealth encompasses telemedicine and distance learning for Osteopathic Medicine Education Consortium of Oklahoma resident physicians, and videoconferencing for rural health students and staff at CHS and rural sites.

TeleHealth is part of the OSU Center for Rural Health.


Tulsa World
Letter to the Editor: Howard G. Barnett Jr. commends editorial supporting OSRHE request for funding to address physician shortage in Oklahoma.

Dr. Leigh Goodson elected to Tulsa Public Schools board of education.

Mark your calendar

Whitten talk at noon today
Attorney and philanthropist Reggie Whitten will speak on “Drug Addiction; the cause and effect and what physicians need to know,” in Dunlap Auditorium. The lecture is sponsored by the Association of Native American Medical Students. Whitten is a supporter of the OSU Native Explorer program. Pizza will be served.

Biomedical ethics seminar at noon Monday
Scott Gelfand, Ph.D., and Curtis Harris, M.D., are speakers at the biomedical ethics seminar, “Patient centered care: The ethics of saying yes and no,” in Dunlap Auditorium. Lunch is provided. Please provide your own drink.

Faculty development
The Flipped Classroom: Using Podcasts to Enhance Class Time, Feb. 21, from 1–2 p.m. in E102.

Herding Cats: Development and Implementation of a Multi-phase Interprofessional Education Program, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to noon in D101.

Ten Ways to Improve Blended Course Design, March 6, 1–2:30 p.m. in E102.

“Want Your Students to Learn More? Designing Your Courses for More Significant Learning,” March 16, from 1-5 p.m., Dr. Dee Fink.

OSU Osteopathic Scrub Run is April 14
This year’s Osteopathic Scrub Run includes a 5k Run/Walk; 10k Run/Walk and a Fun Run. Proceeds help support LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma. Call Fleet Feet Sports at (918) 492-3338 for more information.

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