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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SNMA to provide free screenings, information at health fair

Medical students Nikki Warren, Greg Bradley and Sarah Souvannachak provide healthy snacks during the 2013 Eugene Field Community Health Fair.
Medical students Nikki Warren, Greg Bradley and Sarah Souvannachak provide healthy snacks during the 2013 Eugene Field Community Health Fair.

The OSU-COM chapter of the Student National Medical Association will provide free health screenings during the Eugene Field Community Health Fair tomorrow from 3-5 p.m. in the Eugene Field Elementary School gymnasium.

Community members can receive free blood pressure screenings and learn about lung health, heart health, cancers, diet and meal planning, smoking cessation, osteopathic manipulative medicine and bone health. Information on parenting, mental health, general care of children’s common illnesses and first aid will also be available.

Take Charge will provide women’s health info, the Tulsa Fire Department will share fire safety tips and Ocean Dental will give away toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. SNMA will give away cereal and personal hygiene items donated by OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff to health fair participants in addition to sandwiches provided by Whole Foods.

OSU in Tulsa launches sustainable office certification program

Going Green

In an effort to recognize departmental efforts to embrace energy conservation and stewardship of resources, OSU in Tulsa will introduce a new office certification program at a special event on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Barson Building Fourth Floor Board Room.

Sustainability U provides faculty and staff with the tools and framework to operate an office environment that is productive while also promoting sustainable office practices and good stewardship of resources.

The program will focus on energy conservation, recycling, purchasing energy efficient equipment, enhancing office operations to use fewer resources and developing an office culture committed to sustainability efforts.

Departments that complete the program and meet requirements can apply for Sustainability U certification. For more information about the program, attend the launch event, visit the Sustainability U website or contact Angelyn Holmes, OSU in Tulsa energy education manager.

Ching recognized for clinical research on Still-Hildreth Sanitorium

Leslie Mae-Green Ching, D.O., visits the Still-Hildreth Sanitorium in Macon, Mo.
Leslie Mae-Green Ching, D.O., visits the Still-Hildreth Sanitorium in Macon, Mo.

The American Academy of Osteopathy Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee recently awarded OSU-CHS resident Leslie Mae-Green Ching, D.O., with first place clinical research for her poster presentation on the use of osteopathic manipulative medicine at the nation’s first osteopathic treatment center for mental and physical disorders.

A neuromusculoskeletal medicine and OMM resident, Ching received the award for “Comparison of Patient Records from the Still-Hildreth Sanitorium with Published Reports,” the first known published review of patient data from the historic institution. She will receive a recognition certificate and an engraved trophy. The poster was on display at the AAO Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colo. in March.

Ching’s research includes a comparison of patient records from the 1910s to the 1930s with SHS statistics on treatments for psychiatric conditions. She is currently working on expanding the project as part of her residency research, examining more patient charts, literature reviews and interviews with SHS staff.

Pain management focus of Ride for World Health lecture

Ride for World Health participant and OSU-CHS alumnus Blake Middleton discusses global health during a lecture last year at OSU-CHS.
Ride for World Health participant and OSU-CHS alumnus Blake Middleton discusses global health during a lecture last year at OSU-CHS.

Treating pain in developing countries will be the focus of a special lecture by Ride for World Health tomorrow at noon in Founders Hall. The nonprofit cycling team is stopping in Tulsa as part of a 3,200 mile ride from San Diego, Calif., to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of global health issues.

“A Global Burden: Pain Management in the Developing World,” will bring attention to a number of factors that impact pain treatments. R4WH presents lectures throughout the trip to educate, advocate and create dialogue on the state of health care around the world. Students, faculty and staff are asked to RSVP for lunch by 3 p.m. today.

The OSU-CHS American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Club is sponsoring the event. The club will also host a fundraiser at Blue Rose Café from 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow to support R4WH. The restaurant will donate a portion of all food purchases from customers who mention R4WH.

Health trends, ethics focus of Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference

Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace, the Affordable Care Act, health disparities in Oklahoma and ethics and aging will be key topics at the 2014 Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference on Friday, May 23 at the OSU-Stillwater Wes Watkins Center.

The conference, entitled “A Sign of the Times: Health Trends and Ethics,” provides updated information for health care, social science and other professionals working with older adults in rural Oklahoma. The conference is open to the public.

Featured speakers include Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, research associate from the Harvard School of Public Health, Jan Figart, associate director of the Community Service Council of Tulsa, Laura Ross-White, health care transformation specialist at the Community Service Council of Tulsa, and William Schnitz, M.D., an Oklahoma rheumatologist.

Discounts for registration are available to students and seniors through May 1. To register, visit the conference website. For more information, contact Nancy Van Winkle, Ph.D., Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics Advisory Committee member and OSU-CHS professor of behavioral science.

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