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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

American Legion Post 259 donates to OSU Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine

The American Legion Post 259 present a donation to OSU-CHS for hyperbaric oxygen therapy research. Randy Teeters, commander of Post 259, left, with Kayse Shrum D.O., Rusty Partee, adjutant of Post 259, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon and Marv Sandbek, past commander of Post 259.
The American Legion Post 259 presents a donation to OSU-CHS for hyperbaric oxygen therapy research. Randy Teeters, commander of Post 259, left, with Kayse Shrum D.O., OSU-CHS President, Rusty Partee, adjutant of Post 259, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon, Oklahoma Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and Marv Sandbek, past commander of Post 259.

The American Legion Hennessy-Cunningham Post 259 from Braman, located in northern Oklahoma, donated funds from its annual memorial poppy sales to OSU Center for Health Sciences on Wednesday. The donation was made to support the OSU Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine's ongoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy research for treatment of traumatic brain injuries.

The Braman American Legion post learned about the research project being conducted by the OSU-CHS Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine from retired United States Air Force Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon, Oklahoma Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and media reports. The post raised more than $1,200 through the annual memorial poppy sales, which the members donated to OSU-CHS to help support the development of treatment initiatives for injured veterans.

During World War I, the poppy flower, which adorned the battlefields of Flanders Field, became a symbol of those who had fought and died during the war. The American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program began in 1921 to support and raise awareness for veterans.

Aragon has been an active supporter of OSU-CHS, a leading site for the National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation Study. The OSU-CHS study has had 55 participants in the observational study. Researchers hope the results will help determine the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients with chronic traumatic brain injuries, post-concussion syndromes and post-traumatic stress disorder.

OSU-CHS sets winter holiday hours

OSU-CHS will be closed for the winter holiday break Monday through New Year's Day. However, a few campus venues will be open to students, faculty and staff at select times. All campus offices will reopen on Jan. 2 and spring courses begin Monday, Jan. 6.

View a detailed list of winter holiday hours at the OSU-CHS website.

OSU Energy Education

Going Green The holiday break is a great time to conserve energy. Before you leave, please remember to:

  • Turn off computers, monitors, speakers and printers. 
  • Unplug chargers, fans, coffee pots, candle warmers, radios and other items that are plugged into an outlet and can be unplugged without damage.
  • Clean out small refrigerators and unplug. Keep door propped open.
  • Close blinds and tilt slats upward.
  • Turn off lights and unplug holiday lights.

Please note – temperatures may be cooler in some areas due to reduced run-times for HVAC.

Grogg appointed to new state health advisory council

Grogg
Grogg

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin recently announced the appointment of Stanley E. Grogg, D.O., associate dean of clinical research at OSU-CHS, to a three-year term on the state’s new Infant and Children’s Health Advisory Council.

The Infant and Children’s Health Advisory Council will advise the Oklahoma State Board of Health, which governs the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The seven-member council will provide guidance on infant and children’s health issues and the development of rules and recommendations.

Grogg currently serves on the Oklahoma Immunization Advisory Committee and is an American Osteopathic Association liaison representative to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and American Academy of Pediatrics.

OSU adds chief wellness officer, strives to be America’s Healthiest Campus

Harrington

OSU recently named Suzy Harrington as the first chief wellness officer, an initiative of the "America's Healthiest Campus" efforts. She will oversee all health and wellness programs and services for all OSU campuses. View a video about Harrington at OState.TV to learn more about OSU’s first chief wellness officer.

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