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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

North Regional Health and Wellness Center to host Health Care Exchange 411

North Regional Health and Wellness Center

Tulsa-area residents can receive assistance signing up for insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace during a special event at the North Regional Health and Wellness Center on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 1-7 p.m.

Health Care Exchange 411, sponsored by the Tulsa Health Department, OSU Medical Center and OSU-CHS, is an opportunity for individuals and families to learn about the types of coverage offered through the marketplace and see if they qualify for coverage and subsidies. Certified application counselors will answer questions and assist in enrollment through the online system.

Counselors will help determine if individuals and families are eligible to sign up for health insurance through the marketplace and if they could receive any discounts or subsidies. Participants can also receive free health screenings and flu shots and tour the North Regional Health and Wellness Center, OSU Physicians Clinic and the OSU Mobile TeleHealth Clinic. The Tulsa County OSU Extension Service will be providing free nutrition information.

Med-Xtravaganza for college students set for March 8

Med-Xtravaganza logo

College students interested in pursuing a career as a physician can explore the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine during Med-Xtravaganza on Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Participants will meet with OSU-COM faculty and medical students, tour the OSU-CHS campus, participate in hands-on demonstrations and learn how to prepare for medical school. During the open house, participants will also study the anatomy of a human brain and listen to the stimulation of a patient’s heart and lungs.

For more information about Med-Xtravaganza, contact Maghin Abernathy, admissions and recruitment coordinator, or call 918-561-8277.

OSU-COM Osteopathic Scrub Run to raise money for LifeShare

Scrub Runners

OSU-COM will host the annual Osteopathic Scrub Run on Saturday, March 1 at the OSU Center for Health Sciences. Proceeds from the run will support LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma.

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.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the 5K starting at 9 a.m. and the fun run starting at 9:05 a.m. Following the awards ceremony, the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy will host a free health fair, offering health screenings and information about maintaining proper health.

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

OSU in Tulsa nearing $3 million in energy savings

$30 million energy savings

OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa are nearing $3 million in savings through the university's energy conservation program. The OSU system has saved more than $30 million since the program was launched in July 2007, with OSU-CHS saving $1,485,991 through December 2013.

OSU launched its energy education program through a partnership with Energy Education Inc., now Cenergistic. The Dallas-based company was founded by OSU alumnus William Spears, Ph.D.

OSU’s energy savings efforts have far exceeded expectations. The system is $10.8 million above the savings goal it set in 2007.

Students, alumni can order official OSU Class Ring

OSU Class Ring

The OSU Alumni Association will showcase the official OSU Class Ring on Monday, March 3, from 3-7 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby at OSU-Tulsa.
 
The ring is available to alumni and current students with 60 or more credit hours. It was designed by a group of OSU students, alumni and administrators and is the only official ring recognized by the university.

The deadline to order a ring before commencement is March 13. For more information, contact Cheryl McKinzie at 405-744-8716 or visit the OSU Alumni Association Website

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