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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Hensley named 2014 OSU-COM Student Doctor of the Year

Hensley
Hensley

Third-year medical student Heather Hensley has been selected as the OSU-COM 2014 Student Doctor of the Year. The award honors her outstanding leadership, community service and dedication to the osteopathic profession.

“During her time at OSU-COM, Heather has been proven herself to be a remarkable student and an ideal ambassador for our college and profession,” said OSU Center for Health Sciences President Kayse Shrum. “Her passion for medicine, professional advocacy efforts on the state and national level and desire to help and teach others will help Heather become an outstanding physician and community leader.” 

Hensley was vice president of the Student Government Association, chair of the Political Action Committee and an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine teaching assistant at OSU-COM. She worked with other students to encourage state leaders to maintain the stability of the school’s residency program by providing funding for the OSU Medical Center. She also has volunteered to provide health care to those in need during a medical mission trip to Nicaragua.

As an Operation Orange student ambassador, Hensley has promoted the need for physicians in rural Oklahoma to high school students interested in medical careers. She is the OSU-COM representative for the national Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, coordinator of the college’s Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health (TOUCH) program and a student representative on Oklahoma’s American Osteopathic Association voting delegation.

OSU-CHS announces winter holiday hours

OSU-CHS will be closed for the winter holiday break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. However, some facilities and the OSU Physicians Clinics will be open to students, faculty, staff and the public during select times. All offices will resume regular hours on Jan. 5.

  • Medical Library: Open tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Open Jan. 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and regular hours resume Jan. 3.
  • Matthews Bookstore: Open regular hours. Closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
  • OSU Physicians Clinics:

    Health Care Center – Closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1.

    Family Medicine Clinic at Physicians Office Building – Closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1.

    Surgery at Physicians Office Building – Closed Dec. 24-29 and Jan. 1-2

    Eastgate Metroplex Clinic – Closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1

    Houston Center OB/GYN – Closed Dec. 23-25 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2.

    North Regional Health and Wellness Center – Closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1

    Ophthalmology Clinic in Muskogee – Closed Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31-Jan 2

OSU-CHS Campus Security will remain open during the winter break and may be reached any time at 918-625-8592.

OSU-CHS Angel Tree gives holiday cheer to elementary school students

Second-year medical students Glennda Tiller, left, Anjula Ceesay and Christen Greuel prepare to deliver gifts donated by students, faculty and staff for students at Eugene Field Elementary.
Second-year medical students Glennda Tiller, left, Anjula Ceesay and Christen Greuel prepare to deliver gifts donated by students, faculty and staff for students at Eugene Field Elementary.

Students, faculty and staff at OSU-CHS spread holiday cheer to Eugene Field Elementary School by providing gifts for 71 children. Two kindergarten classes and one second-grade class are recipients of gifts donated through the Angel Tree program.

Each gift consists of a book, an item of clothing and a requested toy. Gifts included footballs, Barbie dolls, trains and Little Mermaid items. Several OSU-CHS students and staff delivered the gifts to the school last week to be sorted by teachers and other staff.

OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff are welcome at the school at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow as students open their presents. Eugene Field Elementary is OSU-CHS’ Partner in Education school.

Save energy costs at OSU-CHS during the winter holiday break

Going Green

Help OSU-CHS conserve energy during the winter holiday break by keeping these tips in mind:

  • Turn off all office machines, including computers, monitors, speakers and printers.
  • Unplug everything that can be unplugged without causing damage, including radios, fans, coffeemakers, candle warmers and chargers.
  • Turn off the lights and close blinds by tilting slats upward.

Some areas on campus may be cooler than usual during the break because of reduced heating time.

Partners for a healthier Oklahoma

Partners for a healthier Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and OSU Medical Center managed by Mercy are partnering to train future physicians for Oklahoma. OSU Center for Health Sciences President Kayse Shrum, D.O., and OSU Medical Center CEO Rhett Stover are leading the way in addressing our state’s physician shortage by training the next generation of Oklahoma doctors. Our continuing partnership will ensure a brighter, healthier future for Oklahoma.

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