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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, June 28, 2012

OSU in Tulsa joins partnership for Tulsa Supercomputer

Tulsa Supercomputer announcementOSU in Tulsa joined with researchers, city officials, business leaders and university administrators for the announcement of construction on the Tulsa Supercomputer.

“The supercomputer is an excellent economic development tool for the city of Tulsa and state of Oklahoma,” said Dr. Leigh Goodson, vice president for research and institutional advancement at OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa. “It will solidify Tulsa as a research center and attract new businesses to the area.”

Housed at One Technology Center, the Tulsa Supercomputing Center will be the largest community supercomputer in the country and one of the top 25 academic supercomputers.

OSU in Tulsa will utilize the supercomputer to make advancements more quickly, particularly in engineering, biomedical and other types of research.

“The supercomputer is a game changer in research for Tulsa in both the public and private sector,” said Goodson. “The capacity available through the supercomputer will provide a vehicle to connect the university with industry researchers. This type of collaboration will allow for scientific breakthroughs that were not possible here before.”

The Oklahoma Innovation Institute’s Tulsa Research Partners and the City of Tulsa have partnered to create the supercomputer, which is scheduled to be operational this fall.

OSU medical student honored as 'Guardian Angel'

Micah DerbyMicah Derby, a third-year medical student at the OSU Center for Health Sciences, was recently honored for his compassion and kindness while completing a rotation at Duncan Regional Hospital.

A patient’s family honored Derby through the Duncan Regional Hospital Health Foundation’s Guardian Angel Program. The program allows patients and their families to honor a doctor, nurse, volunteer or other professional at the hospital for the care they received.

“Micah helped my mother in a difficult and critical time while she was in the hospital,” the family member commented on the nomination form. “He was very calm, kind and caring, yet firm and skillful. He continued to show personal care and interest in her – when we would see him in other areas of the hospital, he always asked about her wellbeing. Our whole family is so grateful for his compassion and care.”

The first medical student to receive the honor, Derby was presented with a Guardian Angel lapel pin.

Bedlam Run to raise money for student scholarships

2012 Bedlam Run LogoThe OSU Alumni Association’s Tulsa Chapter and OU Club of Tulsa will join forces to raise money for student scholarships during the 2012 Bedlam Run on Saturday, July 28.

The event features a 5K, 10K and Fun Run for participants of all ages. The course runs through downtown Tulsa’s Blue Dome district and the OSU-Tulsa campus, with the 5K and 10K starting at 7:30 a.m. and the Fun Run starting at 7:35 a.m.

Early registration is $25 per person and $30 per person on race day. Race day registration opens at 6:30 a.m. All registrants will receive a souvenir T-shirt while supplies last. Professional timing services are provided by Fleet Feet. Prizes will be awarded to race category winners.

Participants are encouraged to form teams to represent their favorite school in this historic in-state rivalry series.

Proceeds benefit the scholarship funds of the OSU Alumni Association and the OU Club of Tulsa. Visit bedlamrun.com to learn more or to register online.