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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Join the celebration of OSU-COM's 25th anniversary

President Barnett, left, OSU President Burns Hargis and OSUIT President Bill Path sign the Finish Orange agreement.
Sister Rosemary (left) and President Kayse Shrum at Wednesday night's event with pop-tab purses made by Sister Rosemary's students.

The 25th anniversary celebration of Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery joining the OSU system will wrap up today with a pair of events celebrating special guest Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and the university's rural health mission.

Sister Rosemary was the keynote address at a special invitation-only event hosted by OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum and OSU President Burns Hargis on Wednesday night in Founders Hall.

Today, she is the guest of Student Pros for Africa and the OSU-CHS Faculty Senate at a luncheon event at noon in Dunlap Auditorium. Students, faculty and staff receive lunch for a minimum donation of $5 to support Sister Rosemary's work in Uganda.

The 25th anniversary celebration will conclude with a reception hosted by the OSU Center for Rural Health from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Executive Board Room to commemorate Rural Health Day. Gov. Mary Fallin's Rural Health Day proclamation will be on display, as well as photos submitted to the Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest.

More than 100 high school students visit OSU-CHS for Med-Xtravaganza

Wesley "Tanner" Cole (center) and Catherline Schneider learn about the brain at Med-Xtravaganza on Saturday.
Wesley "Tanner" Cole (center) and Catherine Schneider learn about the brain from second-year medical student Sydni Jones at Med-Xtravaganza on Saturday.

For Wesley "Tanner" Cole, OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is his only choice for medical school. Cole was one of the more than 100 Oklahoma high school students who attended Med-Xtravaganza on Nov. 16. The Altus High School junior wants to be an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Oklahoma.

Med-X students participated in a number of hands-on demonstrations, including studying the anatomy of the human heart, lungs and brain, learning chest compression techniques, practicing clinical skills by listening to a simulation of a patient's heart and lungs and testing suturing skills.

Participants also had the opportunity to meet with OSU medical students, who were conducting the demonstrations. Second-year medical students Peter Sullivan, Carley Booher and Amanda Jantz shared their own experiences of getting into medical school.

Read the full story on the OSU-CHS website.

Repairs underway on Forensic Sciences and Biomedical Research Center roof

Repairs to the Forensic Sciences and Biomedical Research Center roof are underway at OSU-CHS. Crews are currently working on reinforcing the trusses and clearing the old decking from the rooftop, which was damaged during a powerful storm that struck Tulsa in July.

Next week, a construction crane will be positioned on the south side of the OSU-CHS campus to assist with roof repairs. A portion of West 17th Street will be closed while the crane is used to remove old and add new decking.

While repairs are taking place, the west entrance will be closed and the doors will remain locked.

Stay up-to-date with OSU-CHS winter weather closing information

Winter is approaching and with it the possibility of snow, ice and other severe weather. Students, faculty and staff should be aware of OSU-CHS' severe weather closing procedures.

OSU-CHS and OSU Physicians clinics rarely close. Classes and patient appointments may be cancelled if extreme weather conditions or emergency situations arise.

In the event the campus closes, information will be posted in the "News" section on the OSU-CHS home page, an email will be sent to students, faculty and staff from chsnews@okstate.edu and there will be a recording on the main campus phone number at 918-582-1972. Clinic patients with scheduled appointments will be contacted by phone. Information will also be posted to OSU-CHS' Facebook and Twitter.

In addition, the media will be notified in the event of campus closing. Please watch the OSU-CHS home page for the most up-to-date information.

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