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Understanding addiction topic of talk by OSU-CHS supporter Reggie Whitten

The following event has been postponed; a new date will be announced soon.

TULSA, Okla. – Reggie Whitten, who supports the OSU Center for Health Sciences through the Whitten-Newman Foundation’s grant for the Native Explorer program, will speak at noon Wednesday, Feb. 2, Dunlap Auditorium.

Whitten’s topic is “Drug addiction; the cause and effect and what physicians need to know.” He will talk to the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students, and OSU-CHS faculty and staff, about his experiences regarding what patients and families undergo when dealing with family drug and alcohol addiction.

A grant from the Whitten-Newman Foundation funds an OSU-CHS Native Explorers summer program to recruit, train, and educate Native American college students in the disciplines of anatomy and vertebrate paleontology as well as an introduction to Osteopathic Medicine.   The program is primarily a scientific expedition offering participants an opportunity to learn about ice-age vertebrate fossils, such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths, and vertebrates that lived during the Cretaceous (Age of Dinosaurs).

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Contact for application or additional information:
Select the Native Explorers link

Kent Smith, PhD, associate professor of anatomy
OSU Center for Health Sciences



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 eight clinics, six in Tulsa, one in Enid and one in Muskogee. More information about OSU Center for Health Sciences is available at www.healthsciences.okstate.edu.