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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

Dr. Shrum to receive Pinnacle Award

Kayse Shrum, D.O., OSU-CHS provost and dean, will receive the Pinnacle Award from the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Tulsa Women’s Foundation March 13 at a reception at Gilcrease Museum.

Pinnacle awards recognize extraordinary commitment by women to enact positive change affecting women and children through their profession, individual leadership or community service.

“I am humbled to receive the Pinnacle Award in Health. I consider it a privilege, as the dean of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, to serve our community and the state to improve health care for Oklahomans,” said Shrum, who is a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics.

“My success can be attributed to the many wonderful mentors and colleagues who have inspired me. The annual Pinnacle Award in Health is typically awarded to only one person, and I am honored to represent all the dedicated health professionals who make a difference in the lives of Tulsans every day.”

A total of six women who are role models in their professions, take risks on behalf of others, perform voluntary community service and demonstrate a commitment to women's issues and concerns will be honored. For more information, call Ginger Heald at 918-284-2406.


February faculty development set

John Pelley, Ph.D., associate professor of cell biology and biochemistry at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, presents two topics from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 17 in Dunlap Auditorium. “The Neurobiology of Learning” looks at how understanding the way the brain learns provides a perspective for developing academic excellence. “Making Team-Based Learning Work,” discusses how the learning method takes full advantage of the experiential cycle and provides balanced development of a student’s brain during learning.

Webinars from 11 a.m. to noon in D-101 include:

  • Feb.2- Creating an Interprofessional Learning Community: The University of Kentucky Deans' Honors Colloquium
  • Feb. 9-Interprofessional education at Case Western Reserve University: Curricular Challenges and Meaningful Work
  • Feb. 16-IPE experience in a clinical setting
Feb. 23 - Herding Cats: Development and implementation of a Multi-phase Interprofessional Education Program

IN THE NEWS
The Daily Oklahoman
Dr. Kayse Shrum, provost and dean, comments on funding of research by pharmaceutical companies and its importance in advancing health care through clinical trials.

Tulsa World
A proposed senate bill would require group health insurers to publicly rate doctors.

Dr. Shrum is chosen to receive the Pinnacle Award in Health.

Mark your calendar

Third Friday Seminar to examine glutamate and neural communication

“Glutamate, glutamate, glutamate…it’s all about glutamate” is Dr. Ken Miller’s topic for Third Friday Seminar from noon-1 p.m. tomorrow in D-107. Glutamate is an amino acid used as the major excitatory neurotransmitter of the vertebrate nervous system. Sensory neurons that respond to pain release glutamate from peripheral nerve endings to sensitize tissue, and from nerve endings in the spinal cord for neural communication. Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.

Tuesday’s Lunch-n-Learn focuses on academic relations
Bring your lunch and join Susan Johnson as she presents information about OSU academic relations from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Tulsa Room at OSU-Tulsa.  Enroll at tulsa.hr@okstate.edu

Faculty development sessions are Tuesday and Thursday

“And We’re Live: What You Need to Know about Live Webcasting and Lecture Capture,” Tuesday, 11-11:45 a.m. in E102.

“Interprofessional Teams, Culture and Service Learning - An Interprofessional 1st Year Experience for Students at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science,” Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon in D101.


OSU Energy Education

Back to the basics: Lighting typically accounts for 20 percent of your utility bill. Turn off the lights when not in use and save energy and money.


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