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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, July 9, 2015

First-year medical students to receive white coats

Last year’s entering OSU-COM class await their cloaking at the 2014 White Coat Ceremony at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.
Last year’s entering OSU-COM class await their cloaking at the 2014 White Coat Ceremony at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.

OSU-COM will host the 17th annual White Coat Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.

The OSU-COM Class of 2019 will receive their white coats and recite the Osteopathic Medicine Oath of Commitment at the ceremony signifying their entry into the medical profession. OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O., will welcome students, family and friends and conduct the ceremony.

The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage for first-year medical students and is designed to instill the values of professionalism and compassionate patient care. The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association provides the white coats for students.

RSVPs open for staff appreciation event at Oklahoma Aquarium

Oceans of Appreciation Logo

RSVPs are now open for Oceans of Appreciation, the 2015 OSU in Tulsa Staff Appreciation Day at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1.

The event will run from 6:30-10 p.m. each night, offering staff and faculty the opportunity to select which night to attend. Tickets are available for an employee plus one guest.

Oceans of Appreciation will include food and live entertainment and guests will be able to tour the aquarium. Reservations may be completed online at the Oceans of Appreciation website.

BOLT welcomes new participants in professional development program

Clockwise from top right are instructor Rhett Laubach with BOLT participants Mary Bea Drummond, Dohn Martin, Lora Cotton, Sarah Peterson, Brandy Close, Susan Steele, Jeff Hackler, Jarrad Wagner and Don Lowther. Not pictured are Sarah Hall, Duane Kohler, Randall Popp and Robert Sammons.
Clockwise from top right are instructor Rhett Laubach with BOLT participants Mary Bea Drummond, Dohn Martin, Lora Cotton, Sarah Peterson, Brandy Close, Susan Steele, Jeff Hackler, Jarrad Wagner and Don Lowther. Not pictured are Sarah Hall, Duane Kohler, Randall Popp and Robert Sammons.

Thirteen OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa faculty and staff have begun training in the Bright Orange Leaders in Tulsa professional development program offered by Human Resources.
Facilitated by Rhett Laubach, owner and operator of Your Next Speaker, LLC and PLI, Inc., BOLT is a six-month program designed to refine leadership and communications skills among leaders and emerging leaders at OSU’s campuses in Tulsa.

The 2015 participants are Brandy Close, OSU-CHS director of curricular affairs, instructional design and academic technologies; Lora Cotton, D.O., vice chair and associate professor of family medicine; Mary Bea Drummond, Ed.D., assistant vice president for OSU marketing and communications services in Tulsa; Jeff Hackler, J.D., assistant to the dean for rural service programs and chair of the Department of Rural Health; Sarah Hall, D.O., assistant professor of family medicine; Duane Koehler, D.O., assistant to the dean for rural education; Don Lowther, OSU-CHS director of fiscal affairs and controller; Dohn Martin, OSU-CHS Medical Library director; Sarah Peterson, OSU-Tulsa Library director; Randall Popp, director of information technology; Robert Sammons, OSU-CHS director of clinical education; Susan Steele, D.O., clinical associate professor of family medicine; and Jarrad Wagner, Ph.D., associate professor of forensic sciences.

Uganda medical mission proves enlightening to OSU-COM students, faculty

Regina Lewis, D.O., left, Rhonda Casey, D.O., Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, founder of Saint Monica Girls Vocational School, and Amrita Nagra, D.O., led second-year medical students on a medical rotation in Uganda.
Regina Lewis, D.O., left, Rhonda Casey, D.O., Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, founder of Saint Monica Girls Vocational School, and Amrita Nagra, D.O., led second-year medical students on a medical rotation in Uganda.

Two OSU-COM faculty, a pediatric resident and 15 second-year medical students recently returned from a two-week medical rotation to Uganda. The group performed well-child checks and treated sick children and adults in need of care at Nyenga Christian School near Jinja and Saint Monica’s Girls Vocational School founded by Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe in Gulu.

OSU-COM’s partnership with Nyirumbe and the school enables medical students, residents and faculty to complete international medical rotations in Uganda.

Rhonda Casey, D.O., chair and assistant professor of pediatrics, Regina Lewis, D.O., associate professor of family medicine and director of the Women’s Health Center, and Amrita Nagra, D.O., pediatric resident at OSU Medical Center led the group.

Students encountered a variety of conditions, including malaria, parasitosis, fungilosis, soft tissue wounds and respiratory infections. They treated patients from infants to older adults, including pregnant women. The group toured the school and daycare center with Sister Rosemary and also visited a local medical school and two local hospitals.

Cowboy Caravan coming to Tulsa

Cowboy Caravan Logo

OSU-Tulsa will host Cowboy Caravan on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m., which includes an opportunity to meet with OSU coaches, players and Pistol Pete.

The event is hosted by the OSU POSSE and OSU Alumni Association for fans in the Tulsa area to celebrate the success of OSU athletics. Cowboy Caravan will feature both indoor and outdoor activities.

Outdoors activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Lot E and include inflatables, food trucks, an autograph session with athletes and coaches and a pep rally with the OSU Spirit Squad. A coaches panel and student athletes panel will be in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium from 6-7 p.m. Tickets to the panel, which will be emceed by Larry Reece, voice of the Cowboys, are limited. The indoor events will be streamed live on OState.TV and will be available for viewing live in Lot E.

Tickets for the indoor program are $5 and outdoor activities are free. Proceeds from the event benefit the Tulsa County Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association. To purchase tickets, visit the Cowboy Caravan website.

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