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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

OSU Center for Health Sciences announces leadership changes

Students visit with potential employers during the career fair in February.
Barnett (left) and Shrum

In a move designed to strengthen OSU Medical Center for long-term success, Oklahoma State University has appointed Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, as chief executive officer of the OSU Medical Authority (OSUMA), which oversees the downtown Tulsa hospital.

Barnett will remain president of OSU-Tulsa and resign his role as president of OSU Center for Health Sciences to assume the new post. Kayse Shrum, D.O., currently Provost of OSU-CHS and Dean of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, will be named to the additional post of president of OSU-CHS, pending approval of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents. She will now report to OSU President Burns Hargis. Barnett will begin serving as CEO of OSUMA pending approval of the OSUMA's trustees.

The OSU Medical Center is seeking to be transferred to the state to secure a more stable funding base and more appropriately recognize its statewide impact. Barnett, who led negotiations to save the hospital from closing in 2008, will request transfer of the medical center to OSUMA from the Tulsa City Council.

Team from OSU-CHS to visit Nicaragua, provide medical care

OSU-CHS students and faculty will participate in a global health outreach trip to Chacraseca, Nicaragua on Dec. 14-21. The service-learning trip is in partnership with JustHope International and DOCARE International.

Stanley Grogg, D.O., associate dean of clinical research at OSU-CHS, will serve as chief medical officer of the team. They will provide vision evaluations and glasses, primary and pediatric care, as well as behavioral health, women's health and nephrology services.

Chacraseca is home to 8,000 people who have one physician and one dentist. In May, a team of 36 volunteers saw approximately 1,500 people for a variety of illnesses and procedures.

For more information, visit DOCARE.

30th Annual Primary Care Update set for Nov. 8-10

The OSU-CHS Office of Continuing Medical Education will sponsor the 30th annual Primary Care Update at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa–Warren Place on Nov. 8-10.

Former and current OSU-CHS faculty, alumni and other nationally renowned speakers will provide updates in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. The conference focuses on issues encountered by primary care physicians on a daily basis with the goal of enhancing provider knowledge and improving patient outcomes.

For 30 years, the Office of CME has offered quality continuing education for physicians and other health care professionals in Oklahoma and the U.S. In 1984 when the Primary Care Update conference began, there were 68 attendees from Oklahoma. Last year, 344 physicians and medical professionals from 20 states attended.

The Primary Care Update is open to practicing and retired physicians, health care professionals, fellows, residents, interns and students. Pre-registration is available through Nov. 1. For more information or to register, visit the Office of Continuing Medical Education website.

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