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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Reception to launch Center for Health Systems Innovation

The OSU Center for Health Sciences, Spears School of Business and the OSU Foundation will host a grand opening reception for the Center for Health Systems Innovation on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at 1020 North Boomer Road in Stillwater.

The vision of the center is to discover and implement market-based solutions for the transformation of health and health systems through creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

To RSVP, contact Kimberly Stewart at kstewart@osugiving.com or 405-385-0702 by Jan. 18.

Scrub Run to raise money for local charitable organizations

Scrub Run ParticipantsThe OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will host the annual Osteopathic Scrub Run on Saturday, March 2 at the OSU Center for Health Sciences. Proceeds from the run will go to support Lifeshare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma and the Sooner Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The event features a 5K and one-mile fun run, both ChampionChip timed. Racers, casual runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate. The course starts and finishes at the OSU Center for Health Sciences, located at the corner of West 17th Street and Southwest Boulevard. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the 5K starting at 9 a.m. and the fun run starting at 9:05 a.m. 

At 11 a.m., following the awards ceremony, participants are encouraged to take advantage of a free health fair hosted by OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Free health screenings and information about maintaining proper health will be available.

Visit the Scrub Run website to learn more or to register online.

Flu Season: Stop the spread of germs and get vaccinated

With recent reports of Tulsa County's increase in flu cases, physicians at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences are encouraging people to take simple steps to stop the spread of germs.

During flu season, it's important to practice preventative actions to stop the spread of germs. Remember to wash your hands often and remind your family to do the same. These steps can help prevent you from getting sick.

Other ways you can keep germs away:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

OSU-Tulsa Health Clinic will offer free flu vaccinations for students, faculty and staff Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. in North Hall 265. Walk-ins are preferred and will be seen on a first-come, first served basis. For more information contact Galina Michka at 918-594-8920.

Join OSU in Tulsa for MLK Jr. Parade

MLK Parade OSU in Tulsa logoOSU-CHS students, faculty and staff are invited to join Pistol Pete and BOB, the Big Orange Bus, at 11 a.m. Monday for the "Celebrate Diversity 2013: Let Hope Inspire the Dream" parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The parade begins at Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard and proceeds east through the OSU-Tulsa campus and the historic Greenwood District.

Sweatshirt orders can be picked up tomorrow after 3 p.m. Contact Nekki Reagan-Neeley or Bria Taylor for more information.

Neuroscience researcher to discuss modifying brain circuits at seminar

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, Ph.D., will present "Modifying Brain Circuits with New Neurons," on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at noon in D-007.

Alvarez-Buylla is a professor of neurological surgery and the Heather and Melanie Muss Endowed Chair at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

This seminar, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Association.

SpringerProtocols now available at the library

The OSU-CHS Medical Library now provides SpringerProtocols, the largest subscription-based electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in life and biomedical sciences. For access to the site, visit SpringerProtocols. For more information, contact Dohn Martin, library associate director.

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