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Mary Bea Drummond | 918-594-8223

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Topping out ceremony for new facility is Nov. 6

TULSA, Okla. – A topping-out ceremony for Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Forensic Science facility and the City of Tulsa Police Department Forensic Laboratory and Property Room improvements is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at Flintco Constructive Solutions field office, 1712 S. Phoenix.

The project, which broke ground Feb. 20, is a shared forensic sciences and biomedical research facility that will house forensic sciences and biomedical research interests. The 160,000 square-foot building on the OSU-CHS campus at 1111 W. 17th St. in Tulsa has five floors; floors one and two for police department use, and floors three, four and five for OSU-CHS.

The first phase of construction will complete for OSU the third-floor forensic sciences area, featuring a seminar style teaching lab, faculty and staff offices, and the forensic biology, pathology and toxicology student labs and clinical labs. There will be expansion space that can accommodate two labs and a 24-seat classroom.

The fourth floor has labs and offices for 12 biomedical sciences faculty members, procedure rooms, a dark room and a cold room. Later, phase two will build out the fifth floor for additional biomedical science research labs and faculty offices.  Approximate cost of the new structure is $43 million.  Completion is expected by November of 2010.

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa offers programs in osteopathic medicine, biomedical sciences and forensic sciences. The Forensic Sciences program is one of only eight in the nation accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.  

The Biomedical Sciences program offers advanced degrees in anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology.

 

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa offers programs in osteopathic medicine, biomedical sciences and forensic sciences. Since its beginnings more than 30 years ago, OSU-CHS has grown to offer eight graduate degrees. On-campus programs, distance learning and OSU partnerships train osteopathic physicians, research scientists and health care professionals with an emphasis on serving rural and under-served Oklahoma. OSU operates six clinics, five in Tulsa and one in Enid. More information about OSU Center for Health Sciences is available at www.healthsciences.okstate.edu.

 

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