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The Center: OSU-CHS News

thursday, feb. 9, 2017

Native Explorers accepting applicants for summer research expedition

Ian Browne, Ph.D., OSU-CHS post-doctoral fellow, front row from left, Kent Smith, Ph.D., associate dean of the Office for the Advancement of American Indians in Medicine, and medical student Keithen Cast. Nahinli Billy, Murray State undergraduate, back row from left, and OSU students Katie Bynum, Lana Duke and Masheli Billy collect rock at the Great Basin in west-central Nevada.
Ian Browne, Ph.D., OSU-CHS post-doctoral fellow, front row from left, Kent Smith, Ph.D., associate dean of the Office for the Advancement of American Indians in Medicine, and medical student Keithen Cast. Nahinli Billy, Murray State undergraduate, back row from left, and OSU students Katie Bynum, Lana Duke and Masheli Billy collect rock at the Great Basin in west-central Nevada.

American Indian college students interested in paleontology, natural history, medicine and science are invited to submit an application to participate in the Native Explorers summer expedition program. Native Explorers is an OSU-CHS initiative to expose American Indians to potential careers in science and medicine as well as Native traditions and culture. The program will run from May 15-26.

The program will begin at the OSU-CHS campus where participants learn about anatomy and interact with physicians and medical students. Later, participants visit famous sites in Oklahoma to collect dinosaur fossils and work side-by-side with Native research scientists from OSU-CHS, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and other natural history museums to learn about vertebrate paleontology and natural history.

In addition, archeologists, geologists and biologists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management will introduce participants to natural resource management and the protection of historic sites.

Application materials and a letter of support must be received by March 15. Students selected to participate in the program will be notified via email by April 15. For more information or to complete an application, visit the Native Explorers website.

OSU-CHS named one of top schools in nation for student loan repayment

OSU-CHS is ranked among the best in the nation at providing its students a better chance at successfully repaying their loan debt, according to The Student Loan Report. OSU-CHS tied as the top school in the nation and ranked first in Oklahoma for debt paid.

Students who attend excellent schools are more likely to get well-paying jobs and less likely to default on their debt, according to the report.

The report’s methodology included the use of data from the U.S. Department of Education to review default rates from more than 4,500 schools throughout the country to complete its rankings.

Wear orange on Tuesday to promote Dating Violence Awareness Week

For OSU Cowboys looking for a good reason to wear orange on Valentine's Day, Tuesday is a great opportunity to wear America’s Brightest Orange to raise awareness about dating violence. Wear Orange Day is part of National Dating Violence Awareness Week, which runs from Monday to Feb. 17.

The yearly event is sponsored by the National Violence Hotline to help friends learn about healthy relationships and to stop violence in relationships. Wear orange shirts, nail polish, ribbons, jewelry, shoes or other apparel to show your support.

Then share why you are wearing orange by posting photos and updates on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #Orange4Love and #RespectWeek2017.

OSU OB/GYN to provide free screenings at Tulsa Women's Living Expo

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OSU Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology Department will offer free 3D ultrasound tests and health screenings at the 30th annual Tulsa Women’s Living Expo tomorrow through Sunday at Expo Square.

OSU physicians will offer the services at the Health Pavilion located at the southwest corner of the River Spirit Expo Center. The OSU Mobile Cardiology Unit will offer free EKG screenings, blood pressure checks, tours and information about heart health. Joseph Johnson, D.O., interim assistant dean for clinical education and simulation and clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, will also be on hand to answer questions during the event.

Expo hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7. For more information, visit the Tulsa Women’s Expo website. 

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