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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Welcome breakfast to kick off orientation for new medical students

John Pelley, Ph.D., associate professor of cell biology and biochemistry at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, describes the neurobiology of learning to new OSU-COM medical students during last year’s medical school orientation week.
John Pelley, Ph.D., associate professor of cell biology and biochemistry at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, describes the neurobiology of learning to new OSU-COM medical students during last year’s medical school orientation week.

OSU-COM Orientation Week for will kick off tomorrow at 8 a.m. with breakfast in Founders Hall.

The week will also feature a welcome address by William Pettit, D.O., provost of OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-COM senior associate dean of academic affairs, at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Dunlap Auditorium. Pettit also is associate dean of rural health and professor of family medicine.

First-year medical students will receive assignments tomorrow for Dr. Pete’s Big Event, in which students will garden, sort care packages, clean and conduct other community service projects for local charities.

The week will feature a clinical skills fair and a variety of information sessions, including presentations on rural health, stress management and curriculum through Friday, Aug. 7.

White Coat Ceremony will stream live on OState.TV

OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O., congratulates medical student Eric Sullivan on receiving his white coat during last year’s White Coat Ceremony.
OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O., congratulates medical student Eric Sullivan on receiving his white coat during last year’s White Coat Ceremony.

The 17th annual White Coat Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. The Class of 2019 will receive their white coats and recite the Osteopathic Medicine Oath of Commitment signifying their entry into the medical profession.

The ceremony is a rite of passage for first-year medical students. For family and friends who are unable to be at the event, it can be viewed live on OState.TV, Oklahoma State University’s online video network.

OSU-COM student delegates attend annual AOA meeting in Chicago

Smith
Smith
Lin
Lin
Durrani
Durrani

Three OSU medical students recently joined several state osteopathic medicine leaders to represent Oklahoma at the American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates meeting in Chicago.

Matthew Smith, OMS-IV, Student Osteopathic Medical Association voting delegate; Katrina Lin, OMS-II, Oklahoma voting delegate; and Owais Durrani, OMS-II, alternate voting delegate for Oklahoma attended the national business meeting along with 500 other delegates from across the country.

OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O., and OSU-CHS Provost William J. Pettit, D.O., were also in attendance. Delegates approved and implemented a number of new AOA policies, elected officers and board members and installed John W. Becher, D.O., of Newtown Square, Penn., as 119th president of AOA.

OSU-CHS research interns win awards at state conference

Two undergraduate students who participated in a summer research program at OSU-CHS won awards for their work at a recent statewide conference in Oklahoma City. The winners were part of the Oklahoma IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program.

Eric Bates, a Tulsa Community College student, was awarded a $2,000 transfer scholarship to OSU for his presentation on research about reducing neuroinflammation, which is a component of many neurological disorders. Bates’ mentor was Randall L. Davis, Ph.D., director of the biomedical sciences graduate program and associate professor of pharmacology.

Bishr Swar, a student at Northeastern State University, was one of four students selected for overall best poster and received a gift certificate for research into how high fructose and salt consumption effects differ between genders. Swar’s mentor was Alexander Rouch, Ph.D.,chair and associate professor of pharmacology and physiology.

A Future in Medicine

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