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THURSDAY, March 8, 2012

Student doctor Charles Jantzen named to NRHA’s Rural Health Congress

jantzen charles.JPGCharles Jantzen, a third year osteopathic medical student from Ada, was recently appointed to the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Congress. NRHA sets policies and advocacy positions at a national level.

The congress is NRHA’s policy-making body, providing input on proposed legislation and representation reflecting the concerns of NRHA's membership and proposes new ideas. Visit the OSU-CHS news site to read more.


Students, faculty, administrators attend DO Day on Capitol Hill

Kayse Shrum, D.O., OSU-CHS provost and dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a group of OSU medical students and DOs are attending DO Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. today.

“DO Day on Capitol Hill offers our students an opportunity to see advocacy in action,” said Dana Livingston, director of student affairs at OSU-CHS. “Part of becoming a physician is being a voice for patients and the medical profession. By attending this event our students will begin to see the importance of meeting face to face with those that make policy.”

The group will work to educate members of Congress and their staffs about osteopathic medicine and issues such as innovations in delivery and payment systems, ways to expand the physician workforce and the elimination of barriers to care that currently exist in the health care system. They also will present key information about the AOA and the osteopathic profession.

OSU-COM student doctors met with Oklahoma legislators last week to advocate for osteopathic medicine at Osteopathic Medicine Day at the Capitol.

OSU-COM Alumni Association hosting golf classic, Spring Fling fundraiser

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The OSU-COM Alumni Association is hosting several events in the coming months, including the highly popular Summer Golf Classic.

An alumni reception is scheduled for March 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. The event is part of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 49th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars set for March 15–18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla.

The Spring Fling CME, sponsored by OSU-COM Alumni Association and OSU Continuing Medical Education, is May 18-19 at the Downtown Doubletree in Tulsa. The event is a fundraiser for OSU medical student scholarships.

The Summer Golf Classic is June 10 at Cherokee Hills Golf Club at Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa. It is in conjunction with the OSU Emergency Medicine CME. Tournament proceeds benefit the association and support student scholarships, Student Senate, alumni activities and medical school programs. For more alumni events information, email renee.e.motte@okstate.edu.

Snacks needed for Eugene Field testing

Testing time at Eugene Field Elementary School begins soon and OSU-CHS is accepting donations to help fill 1,020 snack baggies to help keep up students’ energy and provide motivation.

Donate items in bulk such as pretzels, Goldfish crackers, Cheez-Its, animal crackers, soft peppermints, bubble gum and bottles of water.  Place items in boxes at the CHS ground floor (east) elevator lobby or in the forensics building ground floor elevator lobby. Contact bria.taylor@okstate.edu for more information. Deadline for donations is April 3.

Mark your calendar

Friday is Neuroscience Night at the Movies
The Tulsa chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and OSU-COM Student Interest Group in Neurology will present “A Beautiful Mind,” starring Russell Crowe at 6:30 p.m. Friday in D-107. A brief presentation on the neural basis of schizophrenia precedes the film. The event is free and open to the public.

Effects of dietary soy is topic of tomorrow’s presentation
Derek Schreihofer, Ph.D., discusses “Soyjoy: Evidence for Dietary Neuroprotection,” at noon in Dunlap Auditorium. The presentation examines the beneficial effects of dietary soy in strokes and the potential for dietary phyto-estrogens to replace traditional hormone therapy.

“Tough Cases, Hard Decisions” subject of seminar
Scott Gelfand, Ph.D., J.D. and Curtis Harris, M.D., J.D., facilitate a biomedical ethics seminar at noon Monday in Dunlap Auditorium. Lunch is provided. Please bring your drink.

OSU clinic system overview at  Lunch-N-Learn March 21
Jenny Alexopulos, DO, will present an overview of the OSU medical clinic system at Lunch-N-Learn Spotlight Series at noon March 21. The event is in the Tulsa Room on the OSU-Tulsa campus.  To  enroll, contact tulsa.hr@okstate.edu

Faculty Development Sessions
“There’s an App for That,” Friday from 1–2 p.m., E102.

Digital Content and Textbooks for a Tablet-based Medical Curriculum: A review of the iMedEd Initiative at UC Irvine, Tuesday, 11 a.m.–noon, E102.

WebOSCE: an online tool for remote encounters between learners and standardized patients for the practice, assessment and remediation of clinical skills, March 20, 11 a.m.–noon, E102.

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

“Academic Integrity: Emerging Policy and Procedural Practices” is March 29 from1–2:30 p.m. in E102. 

Copyright and Fair Use in terms of Social Media, April 3, 11 a.m.-noon, D101.

Online Exams: Opportunities and Challenges, April 10, 11 a.m.–noon, E102.

MedAPS: AAMC’s New Suite of Medical Academic Performance Services, April 24, 11 a.m.–noon, E102.

OSU Energy Education
image003Place thermostats out of direct sunlight, drafts, doorways, skylights and windows to avoid unnecessary HVAC cycling. Make sure your thermostat is conveniently located for programming or quick adjustments.


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