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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, march 17, 2016

Three OSU-COM students selected as inaugural Tulsa Schweitzer Fellows

McBeath, Sutton and Nissen
McBeath, Sutton and Nissen

Three OSU-COM students have been selected as part of the inaugural class of Tulsa Albert Schweitzer Fellows. First-year students Shannon McBeath, Tim Nissen and Michael Sutton have been chosen to spend the next year learning to effectively address social factors that impact health and developing lifelong leadership skills.

Schweitzer Fellows develop and implement service projects that address the root causes of health disparities in under-resourced communities while fulfilling their academic responsibilities. Each project is implemented in collaboration with a community-based health and/or social service organization. Fellows come from many academic disciplines – medicine, occupational therapy, social work, psychology and other allied health fields.

Eleven graduate students from The University of Tulsa, OSU-CHS, OSU-Tulsa and the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa were selected for the program, named for famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer. Read more.

Mock crime scene gives OSU-CHS forensic sciences students first-hand experience

Allie Sherier, an OSU-CHS forensic sciences graduate student, swabs the edge of a cup during an Advanced Criminalistics mock crime scene project recently in Stillwater.
Allie Sherier, an OSU-CHS forensic sciences graduate student, swabs the edge of a cup during an Advanced Criminalistics mock crime scene project recently in Stillwater.

A man mysteriously dies aboard an aircraft travelling to Dallas from Kansas City. Soon after, other passengers on the flight fall ill. The flight diverts to make an emergency landing in Stillwater so investigators can begin working the case.

Based on this mock scenario, nine forensic science graduate students from OSU-CHS were charged with gathering evidence and processing a mock crime scene staged at Stillwater Regional Airport on March 8.

Each student will present the results of the evidence as an expert witness in a mock court trial before Oklahoma District Judge Rebecca Nightingale on April 26. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler and other attorneys are scheduled to question the witnesses.

The project is part of the Advanced Criminalistics course required of all OSU-CHS forensic sciences graduate students. Read more.

Open house to showcase OSU-CHS graduate programs

OSU Center for Health Sciences

High school and undergraduate college students will have the opportunity to learn more about OSU-CHS graduate programs during a special open house scheduled on Wednesday, March 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

OSU-CHS offers master’s degree programs in health care administration, biomedical sciences, forensic sciences and athletic training. Biomedical sciences also includes a doctoral program as well as a separate anatomy and vertebrate paleontology track.

During the open house, faculty and graduate students from each program will conduct information sessions, research presentations and hands-on demonstrations. Read more.

Marrujo attends NASFAA conference, meets with Congressman Mullin

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, left, recently met with OSU-CHS Financial Aid Manager Jason Marrujo in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, left, recently met with OSU-CHS Financial Aid Manager Jason Marrujo in Washington, D.C.

Jason Marrujo, OSU-CHS financial aid manager, recently attended the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Leadership and Legislative Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C.

The conference provides intensive training for financial aid administrators on issues facing higher education institutions around the country.

During the conference, Marrujo met with U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin and his Chief of Staff Adam Buckalew to discuss financial aid issues related to medical school, including loan repayment, loan debt and assistance for students who are interested in becoming physicians in rural areas.

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