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The Center: OSU-CHS News

thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Operation Orange introduces medical school to high school students

Kayse Shrum, D.O., president of OSU-CHS, talks to high school students about medical school during Operation Orange at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford last summer.
Kayse Shrum, D.O., president of OSU-CHS, talks to high school students about medical school during Operation Orange at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford last summer.

High school students will get the chance to see what medical school is like during free Operation Orange summer camps offered across the state in June. The camps are open to students in 9-12th grade.

During the one-day event, participants will study the heart, lungs and brain, perform intubations on a patient simulator, interact with OSU-COM students and faculty and learn about the medical school admissions process.

Operation Orange is scheduled to travel to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell on June 6, OSU in Stillwater June 7, Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Woodward on June 9, Southeastern Oklahoma State University on June 13, Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah on June 14 and Cameron University on June 15.

For more information or to register, visit the Operation Orange website. Contact Tanner Thompson, special projects coordinator, with questions at operationorange@okstate.edu.

OSU-CHS hosts special guest to share personal story about addiction

Whitten
Whitten

Reggie Whitten, founder of Fighting Addiction through Education (FATE), will share the story of his late son, Brandon, who died at age 25 after years of struggling with addiction during a presentation at noon Wednesday in D-107.

In his son’s honor, he formed FATE as a way to raise awareness and increase education about the serious epidemic. Oklahoma has one of the highest incidences of addiction and substance abuse in the country, ranking 46th nationwide in opioid prescribing rates.

Whitten’s daughter, Crissy, graduated from OSU-COM in 2014 and is a resident at OSU Medical Center. Whitten also co-founded Pros for Africa and the Native Explorers Foundation, both of which are active programs at OSU-CHS. For more information about Whitten’s work to raise awareness about substance abuse, visit the FATE website.

Time to sign up for Predictive Medicine and Health Analytics Conference

The OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation is accepting registrations for its Predictive Medicine and Health Analytics Conference set for March 28 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Tulsa or on March 29 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Both conferences will offer 5.25 AOA Category 2A CME credits.

Speakers from across the nation will provide real-world examples of predictive analytics in health care, including Kyu Rhee, M.D., chief health officer of IBM in New York City, Bharat Sutariya, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer for population health at Cerner Inc. in Kansas City, Rick Peters, M.D., chief information officer at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas in Austin, and Bo Nemalka, director of Leavitt Partners, LLC in Chicago.

The conferences will focus on how predictive analytics improves patient care, reduces medical costs and brings greater efficiencies to the health care industry. The conferences are sponsored by OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation, the Spears School of Business and OSU-CHS. To learn about fees or to register, visit the conference website.

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