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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Tulsa Health Department Partners with OSU-CHS to Open New Health Center

North Regional Health and Wellness CenterThe Tulsa Health Department and OSU Center for Health Sciences will celebrate the grand opening of the North Regional Health and Wellness Center, 5635 N. Cincinnati, on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OSU-CHS, through OSU Physicians, will provide primary care services ranging from vaccinations and physical exams to OBGYN services and child health exams at a new clinic in the North Regional Health and Wellness Center. Regina Lewis, D.O., family medicine, will provide primary care services for OSU Physicians.

“OSU Center for Health Sciences is proud to partner in this endeavor to provide vital medical services as part of our mission to serve underserved areas of Oklahoma,” said Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences. “A graduate of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and the director of our Women’s Health Center for the past five years, Dr. Lewis will be a tremendous asset in establishing the family medicine practice and providing care for residents of the community.”

The OSU Physicians clinic at the North Regional Health and Wellness Center will begin seeing patients on Oct. 1.

The community is invited to tour the new facility during the grand opening celebration, meet the staff and receive free wellness screenings. Free refreshments and information booths will be available throughout the day, as well as family-friendly activities, including live music from Soul Revolution, Zumba, inflatable games and a mascot dance off. 

The North Regional Health and Wellness Center opened its doors to patients on Sept. 4. The modern, 30,000-square-foot facility includes 12 exam rooms, several waiting areas and staff offices in an easy-to-navigate environment.

Gov. Fallin and Cabinet to Hold Town Hall Meeting at OSU-Tulsa

FallinGov. Mary Fallin and members of her Cabinet will hold a Town Hall Meeting and lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium.

Topics will include issues important to Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma, including education, the development of Oklahoma’s high tech jobs sector, transportation infrastructure and more. A question and answer session will follow remarks from Fallin and select cabinet members.

The event is free and open to the public and OSU faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. A light lunch and snacks will be provided to those attending the meeting. Parking will be available in Lot D on campus.

Contact Annette Morey, OSU in Tulsa Marketing and Communications Services, at annette.morey@okstate.edu or 918-594-8291 for more information.

Strut Your Mutt – Tulsa Style! at OSU-CHS BSGSA Dog Show

The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Association at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will host the third annual Strut Your Mutt-Tulsa Style! Dog Show on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at OSU-CHS. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

KTUL News Channel 8’s Burt Mummolo will serve as guest judge at the show. Live music will be provided by Strictly Rhythm. The family event will also feature food, vendors, door prizes, a silent auction and $25 microchipping for pets.

Entry fees are $20 for the first dog and $10 for each additional dog. Dogs will be judged based on overall personality, cuteness, interaction with owners and judges, tricks and costumes. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.

The event is sponsored by Dog Dish, Elote, Doody Free Tulsa, Pooches, Baxter’s Interurban Grill, Gander Way Vineyards & Winery, Charlie Mitchell’s, Ida Red, Joe Momma’s, Ann’s Bakery, Pampered Pet Spa, Mecca, Harvest World Market, Lindo Varacruz, Matthew’s, OSU-COM, Camp Bow Wow, Sam’s Club, Kilkenny’s, Arnie’s Bar, McNellie’s Group and Mod’s.

Proceeds from the show benefit Oklahoma Alliance for Animals and the OSU-CHS Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Association. For more information, contact Summer Dodson at 918-805-4412.

Thrasher Named Honorary Assistant Coach

Ron Thrasher as honorary assistant coach.Ron Thrasher, Ph.D., assistant professor of forensic sciences, was named an honorary assistant coach for the Oklahoma State Cowboys football game against Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 15.

The Oklahoma State Football staff selected Thrasher in appreciation of his efforts as a member of the Oklahoma State family. Throughout his career, Thrasher has never wavered in his support of the university and its students. He begins every class with “Howdy” and closes every presentation with “Go Pokes!”

As part of the award, Thrasher attended the walk-through practice and dined with team at the pre-game meal on Friday, and accompanied the team during the walk on the field on game day and watched the game from the sidelines. Thrasher was also honored during halftime of the game.