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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

OSU-CHSI presents inaugural awards to two OSU alumni

Ipe Paramel, a 2015 graduate from OSU-CHS, receives the Patterson Foundation Outstanding Innovator: Care Delivery award from the OSU Center for Health Systems Innovations at the organization’s board meeting.
Ipe Paramel, a 2015 graduate from OSU-CHS, receives the Patterson Foundation Outstanding Innovator: Care Delivery award from the OSU Center for Health Systems Innovations Executive Director William Paiva at the organization’s board meeting.

The OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation presented inaugural awards recognizing excellence in care delivery and data analytics to two OSU alumni.

Ipe Paramel received the Patterson Foundation Outstanding Innovator: Care Delivery award and Vedika Dengada was the recipient of the Patterson Outstanding Innovator: Data Analytics award.

Paramel led a team of innovators in gathering information from rural health professionals and clinics in Oklahoma to determine ways to improve efficiency in rural health care. Dengada, who graduated from the School of Industrial Engineering and Management in July with a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management, was honored for her work in 2014 to bring the Cerner Health Facts database to CHSI. Read more.

OSU-CHS president speaks at Peds Club meeting

Peds Club President Stephen Cliff, MSII, left, OSU-CHS President and Peds Club faculty advisor Kayse Shrum, D.O., Secretary Sara Kruczek, MSII, Event Coordinator Jessica Brown, MSII, Vice President Karley Koch, MSII, and Treasurer Daniel Chapman, MSII., gather after a meeting on Monday.
Peds Club President Stephen Cliff, MSII, left, OSU-CHS President and Peds Club faculty advisor Kayse Shrum, D.O., Secretary Sara Kruczek, MSII, Event Coordinator Jessica Brown, MSII, Vice President Karley Koch, MSII, and Treasurer Daniel Chapman, MSII, gather after a meeting on Monday.

Kayse Shrum, D.O, OSU-CHS president and dean of OSU-COM, was the featured speaker at the OSU-COM chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians meeting on Monday. Shrum serves as faculty advisor for the Peds Club.

She shared how she chose pediatrics as a specialty and described her experiences completing rotations, such as anesthesia, emergency medicine and family medicine, during her time as a student at OSU-COM.

The first- and second-year students in the Peds Club work to promote children's health through a number of community service activities. The club hosts the annual Mini-Med School for Kids, a program for children at OSU-CHS's Partner in Education school, Eugene Field Elementary.

Friday Seminar to feature age-related bone loss research

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Brenda J. Smith, Ph.D., the John and Sue Taylor Professor of Nutritional Sciences at OSU-Stillwater, will speak on age-related bone loss at noon on Friday, Sept. 11 in Room D207.

Smith will discuss novel dietary strategies doctors may suggest to counteract bone loss in patients as they age.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by the OSU-CHS Pharmacology and Physiology department.  

Conserve energy over Labor Day weekend

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Help OSU-CHS save energy over the long weekend by following a few easy tips when you leave for the holiday:

  • Turn off lights, lamps and fans when leaving an empty office, classroom, study room or break room.
  • Shut down computers and electronic devices, including monitors, speakers and printers.
  • Unplug appliances, such as mini-refrigerators, televisions, stereos and coffee pots.
  • Close blinds by tilting upward to reduce energy loss.

Every little bit helps and can free up funding for other vital programs. OSU-CHS has saved $1.7 million in energy costs since the OSU conservation program was launched in 2007.

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