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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Operation Orange encourages teens to go to medical school

Second-year Oklahoma State University medical student Devin Leslie shows Roff High School freshman James Jones how to insert a breathing tube during a simulation at this year’s Operation Orange stop in Ada.
Second-year Oklahoma State University medical student Devin Leslie shows Roff High School freshman James Jones how to insert a breathing tube during a simulation at this year’s Operation Orange stop in Ada.

As a freshman at Roff High School, James Jones already knows his future is in medicine.

Jones was one of the more than 400 high school students who participated in Operation Orange, a series of summer camps offered by OSU-CHS at sites across Oklahoma. The camps offer high school students an opportunity to experience a day in the life of a medical student.

Jones participated in the camp hosted at East Central State University in Ada and found he could create an airway through intubation for a simulated ‘patient’ on the first try.

“This is really fun,” he said. “I’m learning a lot about medical school.”

Operation Orange participants engaging in a variety of hands-on activities, such as testing suturing skills, learning to insert a breathing tube, practicing clinical skills by listening to a simulation of a patient’s heart and lungs and studying the anatomy of the human heart, lungs and brain.

Read the full story on the OSU-CHS website.

Seven supervisors graduate from S3 leadership training program

Sandy Cooper, left, assistant vice president for human resources, with Successful Supervisor Series graduates Amber Hood, Amy Barnett, Dale Chapman, Melissa Kash-Holley, Brandi Brown, Jamie Edford and Monica Williams.
Sandy Cooper, left, assistant vice president for human resources, with Successful Supervisor Series graduates Amber Hood, Amy Barnett, Dale Chapman, Melissa Kash-Holley, Brandi Brown, Jamie Edford and Monica Williams.

Seven OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa supervisors were recognized at a special ceremony on June 10 in North Hall 140 at OSU-Tulsa for completing the eight-month-long Successful Supervisor Series training program.

Graduates include Brandi Brown, business affairs coordinator, Dale Chapman, OSU-CHS security and emergency operations manager, Monica Williams, help desk administrator, Melissa Kash-Holley, OSU-CHS librarian, Jamie Edford, marketing and communications web manager, Amy Barnett, OSU-CHS radiology practice administrator and Amber Hood, OSU-CHS director of regulatory compliance and research.

Each graduate completed a capstone project and made a presentation during the program to OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa administrators before receiving a graduation certificate and award.

The Successful Supervisor Series, which was led by Sandy Cooper, assistant vice president for human resources, offers supervisors the opportunity to hone their managerial skills, lead with confidence, positively affect morale and guide staff members to achieve critical goals for the university.

Family Fun Day to feature food, forensics and teddy bear clinic

OSU-CHS and OSU Medical Center managed by Mercy will host Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide relaxation and festivities for students, residents, faculty, staff and their families.

The free event will include live music from the Broken Arrow band Kirkland Field, a dunk tank and face painting. OSU-COM students will offer a Teddy Bear Clinic from 1-2 p.m. Children are welcome to bring their favorite stuffed animal and medical students will help diagnose and treat ailments. A limited number of OSU bears will be given away.

Amateur sleuths can help solve a crime in the forensics investigation and fingerprinting activity from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free food from Mike’s BBQ, Meltown Grilled Cheese, Mangiamo and Josh’s Sno Shack also will be available. All events will take place at OSU-CHS.

For more information, email OSU-CHS Outreach and Special Events. To RSVP for the event, visit the Family Fun Day webpage

Two honored with OSU SAC in Tulsa awards

Camillia Estes, right, OSU SAC in Tulsa Awards and Recognition Committee chair, presents an Award of Excellence to Linda Lawrence on Tuesday.
Camillia Estes, right, OSU SAC in Tulsa Awards and Recognition Committee chair, presents an Award of Excellence to Linda Lawrence on Tuesday.

Linda Lawrence, clinical education program coordinator, and Ashley Milton, special projects coordinator, were honored with OSU Staff Advisory Council in Tulsa Awards of Excellence at a special event on Tuesday afternoon in the Barson Building fourth floor boardroom.

Ashley Milton, left, receives an Award of Excellence from Camillia Estes, OSU SAC in Tulsa Awards and Recognition Committee chair, on Tuesday.
Ashley Milton, left, receives an Award of Excellence from Camillia Estes, OSU SAC in Tulsa Awards and Recognition Committee chair, on Tuesday.

The awards are presented annually to one administrative / professional staff and one classified staff to recognize employee excellence. Each honoree receives a certificate and a $500 prize. Nominations are made by any faculty, staff, administrator or student.

Lawrence was selected for her work in helping students develop their clinical skills. Stephen Eddy, D.O., associate professor of family medicine and director of continuing medical education, praised Lawrence for her positive attitude, dedication to the university and its students.

Milton was selected for her ability to work with others through team building and encouragement. Johnny Stephens, Pharm.D., chief operating officer and interim vice president for research, said Milton helps keep everyone on track and is a joy to work with.

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