Philanthropists, civic leaders named OSU in Tulsa Icons
|OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O., first row left, OSU President Burns Hargis, OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett, Bill Major, of the Zarrow Group of Foundations, back row left, Dennis Neill, of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and Jay Helm, Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education, recently gathered for the A Stately Affair in Tulsa kickoff event.
An Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education, a prominent Tulsa charitable organization and a generous philanthropist who left his mark on the city have been selected as 2017 OSU in Tulsa Icons by OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS for their contributions to the university, the state of Oklahoma and the nation.
The Icons are Jay Helm, a Tulsa businessman who serves as a member of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; and the late Henry Zarrow, who with his wife, Anne, founded the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.
The Icons for OSU in Tulsa, who were selected by an independent committee, will be honored at “A Stately Affair in Tulsa” on May 1 at Southern Hills Country Club. Proceeds from the black-tie event will fund scholarships for students who plan to attend OSU-CHS or OSU-Tulsa. Read more.
OSU-CHS launches two new Project ECHO clinics
Two new Project ECHO clinics are scheduled to go online in as part of the OSU-CHS effort to improve health care in rural Oklahoma and help physicians in rural and underserved communities provide specialty care to their patients.
Colony Fugate, D.O., clinical professor of pediatrics, will lead the weekly TeleECHO clinic on obesity at 11:45 a.m. Monday. Topics will include bias and stigma, physiology of appetite and weight and therapeutic approaches to the prevention, assessment and treatment of obesity.
Madhuri J. Lad, D.O., clinical assistant professor of internal medicine, will lead the weekly TeleECHO clinic on HIV/AIDS in coming weeks. Topics will include antiretroviral therapy guidelines, HIV and hepatitis and resistance testing. For more information or to register, visit the OSU-CHS Project ECHO website.
Online health care administration degree rated 5th in the nation
The OSU-CHS Master of Science in Health Care Administration online program has been ranked fifth in the country – the fourth consecutive year it has been recognized for academic excellence.
BestColleges.com recently released its 2017 best online master’s degree programs in health care administration rankings. The methodology used to determine rankings reflects the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics and include academic outcomes, affordability and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities.
Last year, the program was ranked fifth by PublicHealthOnline.org and has been featured by U.S. News & World Report among the 100 Best Online Graduate Programs. It was also ranked the third most affordable among 30 programs nationwide by Healthcare-Administration-Degree.net and fourth best in the country by SuccessfulStudent.org
StORM members to represent rural Oklahoma in health care advocacy
Three second-year medical students representing the Student Osteopathic Rural Medicine organization will head to Washington, D.C. next week for the National Rural Health Association Policy Institute conference.
Club officers Ryan Markes, Shannon McBeath and Chris Maxcey will visit Capitol Hill to meet with several members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation to discuss the challenges facing rural health care providers. Duane Koehler, D.O., assistant to the dean for rural education, and Lori Boyd, regional coordinator for the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health, will accompany the students.
During the three-day conference, the students expect to learn more about how the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act could impact physicians and citizens in Oklahoma, as well as changes in Medicaid and cost reimbursement issues. To view the conference agenda or to learn more about the event, visit the Rural Health Policy Institute website.