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THURSDAY, March 1, 2012

Dr. Regina Lewis to receive North Tulsa Heritage Foundation award March 8

lewis regina.jpgRegina M. Lewis, D.O., will be honored by the North Tulsa Heritage Foundation at its Image Builder Awards banquet on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Cultural Center.

The event honors those who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of arts and humanities, community and humanitarian service and entrepreneurs. Lewis, director of the OSU Women's Health Center and assistant professor of family medicine, will be honored for her humanitarian work in medical care.

Lewis has been on mission trips to Bolivia, Nicaragua, Uganda and Libya, helping to set up clinic sites and provide care. She also volunteered at a community clinic in Uganda with Pros for Africa.

“People had no shoes. Some lived in mud homes with no electricity and outside facilities but they were happy,” she said. “It made me think about all the things we take for granted.”

In Nicaragua, she helped reconstruct a clinic and provided healthcare including prescribing medications and traveling into rural areas to see patients.

The foundation works to promote and preserve Tulsa's black heritage through education, culture and civic events.


OSU Medicine group attending DO Day on Capitol Hill in March

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students, administrators and physicians are meeting with state and national leaders in March to advocate for osteopathic medicine.

A delegation attended Osteopathic Medicine Day at the Capitol in Oklahoma City yesterday, and a trip is set for DO Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Thursday, March 8.

The OSU delegation joined members of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association in Oklahoma City for a briefing and met with state legislators.

In Washington, D.C., the group will work to educate members of Congress and their staffs about osteopathic medicine and issues such as innovations in delivery and payment systems, ways to expand the physician workforce and the elimination of barriers to care that currently exist in the system.


High school recruitment event, Med-Xtravaganza, set for March 10

OSU COM Med-Xtravaganza, an open house for high school juniors and seniors interested in medical careers, is March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Med-Xtravaganza provides an opportunity for students to learn more about OSU Medicine programs. Prospective students will meet with medical students, faculty and admissions staff and learn about admissions criteria.

They also can participate in hands-on demonstrations, including the use of medical simulator mannequins.

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Mark your calendar

Schreihofer to discuss effects of dietary soy at seminar March 9

Derek A.Schreihofer, Ph.D., will discuss “Soyjoy: Evidence for Dietary Neuroprotection,” at noon in Dunlap Auditorium. The presentation examines the beneficial effects of dietary soy in strokes and the potential for dietary phyto-estrogens to replace traditional hormone therapy. Schreihofer is a research associate professor in pharmacology and neuroscience at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Faculty development dates
Webinars
Ten Ways to Improve Blended Course Design, March 6, 1–2:30 p.m., E102.

Digital Content and Textbooks for a Tablet-based Medical Curriculum: A review of the iMedEd Initiative at UC Irvine, March 13, 11 a.m.–noon, E102.

WebOSCE: an online tool for remote encounters between learners and standardized patients for the practice, assessment and remediation of clinical skills, March 20, 11 a.m.–noon, E102.

Copyright and Fair Use in terms of Social Media, April 3, 11 a.m.-noon, D101.

Online Exams: Opportunities and Challenges, April 10, 11 a.m.–noon, E102.

MedAPS: AAMC’s New Suite of Medical Academic Performance Services, April 24, 11 a.m.–noon, E102.

Live presentation
“Want Your Students to Learn More? Designing Your Courses for More Significant Learning,” March 16, 1-5 p.m. with Dr. Dee Fink.

For more information, see  the faculty development calendar

 

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