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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

OSU in Tulsa surpasses United Way campaign goal

United Way LogoThe OSU in Tulsa campuses surpassed their joint United Way Campaign fundraising goal of $54,500 for 2012. Together, OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences raised $57,377.27 for the Tulsa Area United Way.

The campaign, which concluded last week with a basket auction and luncheons at both campuses, saw a record number of payroll pledges and key club members.

The auction winners included David Knight (Go Pokes), Sarah Prial (OSU Tailgate), Beth Webb-Ozmun (Made in Oklahoma), Karen Muse (Basketball Tickets), Eric Scholl (Mystery Money Mug), Robin Dyer (Halloween Trick-or-Treat) and Alicia Reaves (OSU).

The 2012 OSU in Tulsa United Way campaign was organized by co-chairs Bria Taylor and RD Bell.

First Friday Seminar Uses Math to Predict Election Outcomes

PaytonMark Payton, Ph.D., Regents Service professor in the department of statistics at OSU, will present the First Friday Seminar tomorrow at noon in D-107.

“Using Bayesian Methodology to Predict Presidential Elections” will look at the use of Bayesian statistical methods to find the likely winner of the upcoming presidential election.

Payton will apply the statistical method to polling data from each state to estimate the probability of a win for each candidate. These probabilities are combined to determine an overall election winner. The seminar will also look at utilizing different models that could increase the accuracy of these predictions using correlations among states and trends over time.

The First Friday Seminar is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served starting at 11:45 a.m.

OSU-Tulsa Hosts Health Fair

OSU in Tulsa students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to get helpful health and nutrition information at the Fall 2012 OSU-Tulsa Health Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from noon–4 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons.

Health fair participants can take advantage of services such as flu vaccinations, health risk assessments, audiology screening, fitness assessments, counseling information and much more.

Light food and drink will be provided. For more information about the OSU-Tulsa Health Fair, contact Jeremiah Watkins at jeremiah.watkins@okstate.edu.

Health Smart Garment: Modeling Innovation

Health Smart GarmentResearchers at Oklahoma State University are making advancements in Health Smart Garment technology that will assist physicians in diagnosing cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Biomedical scientists, industrial engineers, textile engineers and business professionals are creating a comfortable garment with sensors that monitor patient vital signs at home and allows early disease diagnosis.

View videos on the project at the OSU Center for Health Sciences website.

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