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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Faculty, administrators work to update vision for OSU-CHS

Visioning ProcessA group of more than 30 faculty and administrators at OSU Center for Health Sciences recently took part in a series of planning meetings to map out a vision for the future of the campus.

Spearheaded by Warren Finn, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology and physiology and president of the OSU-CHS Faculty Senate, the group's main objective was to update and renew the OSU-CHS vision statement. The vision statement was last reviewed in 2003.

"Our goal was to get our leaders involved in a dialogue to discover what our common vision is for the future of OSU-CHS," said Finn. "A vision statement is important for the institution because it outlines our plans for the future. Out of this endeavor, we were able to generate some fresh, new ways to look at goals for the university."

Finn has collected information from the planning meetings and will compile it a report that will be presented to all administrators and faculty members. The information will also be incorporated into the OSU-CHS strategic planning objectives, Finn said. The group is planning to meet again in six months to review progress on the Vision Statement.

OSU Medicine student Blake Middleton cycles across America for global health

MiddletonWhen Blake Middleton arrives in Tulsa on April 12, he will be 1,633 miles into his coast-to-coast journey with Ride for World Health. Middleton, OMS-IV, is participating in the cross-country bike trip to raise awareness of global and domestic health issues in the United States and abroad.

Middleton will speak with his classmates at OSU-CHS on Friday, April 12 at noon in D-107 about global health issues and his experience with RFWH.

On Saturday, April 13, OSU-CHS will host the Tulsa Solidarity Ride as part of the Ride for World Health. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and features a 30-mile route, which begins at 9 a.m., and a 15-mile route beginning at 9:20 a.m.

The cost to ride 30 miles is $40 or $35 for students and the cost to ride 15 miles is $35 or $30 for students. After the ride, a portion of lunch sales at James E. McNellie's Public House in the Blue Dome District will benefit Ride for World Health's beneficiaries, Village Health Works and Empower and Advance.

To learn more about Middleton's journey or to register for the Solidarity Ride, visit the OSU-CHS website.

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association to host 2013 Summer Classic Golf Tournament

The OSU-COM Medicine Alumni Association will host the 2013 Summer Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 19 at the Hard Rock Casino Cherokee Hills Golf Course in Catoosa.

The cost for the tournament is $200 per person or $700 per team of four, which includes green fees, practice range and balls, golf carts and lunch. Registration begins and the practice range opens at 8 a.m. The shotgun start is 8:30 a.m. with lunch and awards set for 12:45 p.m.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the OSU-COM Alumni Association, which supports student scholarships, student senate activities, alumni activities and medical school programs.

Registration is requested by April 29. To register, visit the  tournament website. For more information, call 918-561-8226.

OSU in Tulsa hosts American Society of Microbiology annual meeting

Oklahoma State University in Tulsa will host the annual meeting of the Missouri Valley Branch of the American Society of Microbiology at Friday and Saturday at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences.

Approximately 80 ASM members from Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma will participate in the conference, which features research presentations by microbiology faculty, post-doctoral students, and graduate and undergraduate students. Award winners will be named on Saturday.

Friday night will feature a branch dinner and a presentation by ASM Distinguished Lecturer Nancy Freitag, Ph.D. Freitag will present "The Listeria monocytogenes Transition from Environmental Bacterium to Human Pathogen" at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall at OSU-CHS. Freitag is a professor of the department of microbiology and immunology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Franklin R. Champlin, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology at OSU-CHS, currently serves as president-elect of the Missouri Valley Branch of ASM.

Tickets available for Bedlam Baseball, Tailgate Party

The OSU Alumni Association has tickets available for Bedlam Baseball on Friday, May 10 at ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa. The cost is $30 and includes entrance into the pre-game tailgate, barbecue dinner and a reserved seat in the OSU section at the game.

The tailgate begins at 5:30 p.m. with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Free parking is available at OSU-Tulsa.

Contact the Tulsa Drillers Ticket Office at 918-744-5901 to request the OSU Alumni Package. For more information, email tulsa@orangeconnection.org.

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