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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

OSU medical students help Tulsa area families prepare young children for school

Second-year OSU medical students Natalie Vogt, left and Abby Cogman, right, perform well child checks at Frost Early Childhood Education Center.
Second-year OSU medical students Natalie Vogt, left and Abby Cogman, right, perform well child checks at Frost Early Childhood Education Center.

OSU-COM students conducted well-child checks and educated children and families on making healthy choices during a recent health fair at Frost Early Childhood Education Center in Tulsa.

The Community Action Project of Tulsa Health Round Up is an annual event designed to help families meet enrollment requirements for CAP’s early childhood center students.

For second-year medical students, the health fair enables them to work toward fulfilling the service learning requirements for the Developing the Physician course. The four-semester curriculum is aimed at developing the skills and motivation in osteopathic medical students that are necessary to become successful and compassionate physicians.

“The service learning module focuses on developing the understanding necessary to be a community-minded physician who is prepared to originate services that meet the needs of the community,” said Lesley VanVolkinburg, OHS-CHS academic coordinator for clinical education.

Read the full story on the OSU-CHS website.

SNMA’s Annual Multicultural Festival celebrates campus diversity

The Student National Medical Association’s annual multicultural festival will be on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Founders Hall.

The festival brings different ethnicities together to educate future physicians about cultural competencies. Several restaurants that feature ethnic cuisine will donate food for the event. Students may also bring a dish.

All students, faculty, staff and their friends and family are invited to attend at a cost of $5 per person. Admission is free for those who bring a food dish.

Two from OSU in Tulsa graduate from Leadership Tulsa

OSU in Tulsa staff members Larry Cochran and Bria Taylor graduated in Class 51 of Leadership Tulsa.
OSU in Tulsa staff members Larry Cochran and Bria Taylor graduated in Class 51 of Leadership Tulsa.

Two OSU in Tulsa staff members recently graduated from the nine-month Leadership Tulsa program.

Bria Taylor, director of outreach and special events at OSU-CHS, and Larry Cochran, faculty and instructional development administrator at OSU-Tulsa, graduated with Class 51 on Oct. 21.

Through the organization’s flagship community leadership development program, participants meet with the city’s top leaders and visit a variety of areas in Tulsa to learn about governance, culture, authentic leadership and other ways to develop and sustain leadership qualities.

CFR to host conference on living with a chronic health condition

The OSU Center for Family Resilience will host the sixth annual Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience on Friday, Nov. 7 to discuss the effect a chronic health condition has on families.

The “Living with a Chronic Health Condition: Helping Families Survive and Thrive” conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in North Hall 250 at OSU-Tulsa. Several nationally recognized experts will speak at the conference, including Merle Keitel of Fordham University, Alexandra Quittner of Miami University, Lee Hyer of Mercer University School of Medicine and Catherine Chesna of the University of California at San Francisco.

The cost is $10 for students and $35 for clinicians, academicians and others interested in the topic. Lunch is included. Registration is available online.

Advancing American Indians in Medicine and Science

Advancing American Indians in Medicine and Science

OSU-CHS has launched an initiative to recruit more American Indians to health care and STEM careers. The Office for the Advancement of American Indians in Medicine and Science, led by Kent Smith, Ph.D., offers programs like Native Explorers that combine cultural experiences with hands-on science education and mentoring. The effort is another way that OSU-CHS is recruiting and training physicians for rural and underserved Oklahoma.

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