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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, May 10, 2012

OSU-CHS Graduate Student Receives GREA Award

WeinbrechtOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences School of Forensic Sciences graduate student Kate Weinbrecht recently received the Graduate Research Excellence Award from the OSU Graduate College.

Weinbrecht received the award for outstanding research on a technique for DNA typing, on which she based her master’s thesis, “Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) Analysis as an DNA Typing Tool for Microbial Forensics.” She is one of seven OSU students at to receive the award for 2012.

Weinbrecht, daughter of Carla Wilson of Beaverton, Wash., completed dual degrees in religion and biology in 2009 at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma. In 2011, she received a Master of Science in Forensic Sciences from the OSU Center for Health Sciences, where she continues her study of DNA through the Ph.D. program in Biomedical Sciences.  

OSU-COM volunteers to provide health screenings for veterans at Tulsa Stand Down

Student volunteers from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will be providing basic health screenings to homeless veterans in the Mobile Telemedicine Clinic at the Tulsa Stand Down event on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of First Baptist Church, 424 S. Detroit.

Volunteers from the student organizations Students of Osteopathic Rural Medicine (StORM) and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians will provide the screenings under the supervision of Debbie Martin, TeleHealth manager and a paramedic. The screenings include checks on blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate, oxygen level, height and weight.

The annual event also offers a variety of services for veterans ranging from food and clothing to benefits counseling and community services.

OSU-CHS sponsors Camp Bandage in Broken Arrow

Camp Bandage LogoThe OSU Center for Health Sciences is one of the sponsors for Camp Bandage on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 400 N. Aspen Ave. in Broken Arrow.

The OSU-CHS Mobile Telemedicine Clinic will be at the event with volunteers from the student organizations Students of Osteopathic Rural Medicine (StORM) and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Volunteers will share health information and conduct demonstrations during the camp.

Camp Bandage is a safety camp and community outreach project for children of all ages to learn about injury prevention, first aid, CPR and fire and home safety.