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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, April 5, 2012

West entrance now open, other construction wrapping up

The new west entranceWorkers have finished construction on the new west entrance to OSU-CHS. The entrance opened on Wednesday and a new statue will be installed in the coming weeks.

Construction on the anatomy lab is also nearly completed. Workers are doing some final installations on AV equipment and students should have access to the lab again next week.

AV equipment is also being installed in D007. Faculty and staff who utilize the facility will be trained next week on the new equipment and students are scheduled to be back in the room on April 16.

Mini-Medical School for Kids set for
April 20

The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians will present the Mini-Medical School for Kids to fourth- and fifth-grade students from Eugene Field Elementary School from 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 20 at OSU-CHS.

First- and second-year osteopathic medical students will conduct sessions about health and exercise, nutrition and anatomy. The goal of the program is to provide information about healthy living, fight childhood obesity and show the dangers of tobacco and drug use.

Participants will make a healthy trail mix, find out how brains, hearts and lungs work, discuss the food pyramid, learn more about dental health and play games, such as relay races and jump rope.

The OSU ACOP student chapter is involved in various community endeavors and strongly promotes educating students on issues concerning children's health.

Students volunteer with science class at Riverfield Country Day School

Thank-you cards sent by Riverfield Country Day School sixth gradersThree OSU medical students recently continued an annual OSU-CHS tradition by volunteering at Riverfield Country Day School to help the sixth-grade science class with pig heart and lung dissections.

Second-year students Crystal Stone, Richard Pham and Mat Lippman each answered the call to volunteer sent out by Randy Wymore, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology.

“They were enthusiastic and clearly made a personal connection with the sixth-graders,” said Wymore. “The teacher and students were very grateful that we came in to assist.”

The sixth-graders sent handmade thank-you cards to the medical students for helping with the class.

OSU-CHS to host biomedical science summer academy

High school students interested in a career in biomedical sciences will have the opportunity to explore fundamentals of the field during a summer academy hosted June 25-29 at OSU-CHS.

The Mysteries of Biomedical Sciences is an Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Summer Academy for high school juniors and seniors. Taught by scientists and medical professionals, with assistance from undergraduate and graduate medical students, the academy will explore the mysteries of cancer, microbiology, the brain and forensic sciences.

For more information about the summer academy, contact Dorothy Turetsky at d.turetsky@okstate.edu or 918-561-8427.

Family Health and Nutrition Clinic partners with YMCA for fitness program

The OSU-CHS Family Health and Nutrition Clinic and OSU Cooperative Extension have partnered with the YMCA of Greater Tulsa to help children and teens struggling with their weight and families get healthier together with the Cowboys Get Health, Get Fit Program. 

Participants and their families will meet once each week for 12 weeks to exercise together, learn about nutrition, receive support for the life changes they are making and to participate in a family walk/run program.

The program, for children and teens age 10-16, will be on Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Thornton YMCA erin May 10-Aug. 2. For more information or to sign up, call 918-382-3100.