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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

OSU to offer heart and general health info at Tulsa Women's Living Expo

OSU Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology Department will offer health consultations and free 3D ultrasound demonstrations at the Tulsa Women's Living Expo, Feb. 8-10 at Expo Square.

OSU physicians will be on site to answer questions and provide information for women and expectant mothers at a booth near the main stage in the Health Pavilion, located by the OSU Mobile TeleHealth Clinic. The cardiology unit and technicians will be opposite side of the main stage with information about heart health. The OSU Mobile Cardiology Unit will offer free EKG screenings.

OSU physician Joseph Johnson, D.O., will take part in an "Ask the Doctor" session at noon on Feb. 9.

Expo hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit the Women's Living Expo website.

BOLT, S3 participants begin professional development programs with luncheon

Bolt and S3 participantsOSU in Tulsa Human Resources hosted a welcome luncheon for the participants in the Bright Orange Leaders in Tulsa and Successful Supervisor Series programs on Wednesday at Baxter's.

BOLT is a professional development series facilitated by Rhett Laubach, owner and operator of Your Next Speaker, LLC and PLI, Inc., designed to refine leadership and communications skills among leaders and emerging leaders at OSU in Tulsa. This year's participants include Angela Bacon, Aaron T. Christensen, Heidi Holmes, Cindie Lamon, Kim McCrackin, Karen Muse, Vicky Pace, J.J. Smith, Dr. Johnny Stephens and Tina Tappana.

The Successful Supervisor Series offers supervisors, managers, directors and administrators the opportunity to develop and refine the skills needed to lead with confidence, positively affect morale and guide staff to achieve critical goals for the university. The newest participants in S3 include Amanda Benn, Melissa Cox, Cindy Earnest, Debbie Evans, Kimbra Freeman, Shelley Houk, Ashley Mellor, Mina Phillips and Angela Smallen.

OSU-CHS, Spears School partner to launch Center for Health Systems Innovation

OSU's new Center for Health Systems Innovation is the first in the nation dedicated to harnessing entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation to improve health and health care systemically. Health care visionaries from some of the world's top organizations were in Stillwater last week to celebrate the opening of the Center.

The center, a collaborative effort of the Spears School of Business and the OSU Center for Health Sciences, will focus on creating a comprehensive and coherent vision for health care problem solving through market-based solutions.

The center will foster an academic environment in which interdisciplinary collaboration and coordination is expected to lead to researchers pooling their resources as they work to discover and implement market-based solutions for the transformation of health and health systems through creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

For more information, visit the Center's website.

Vintage O-State to raise scholarship funds

The Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association will host the 13th annual Vintage O-State on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa.

The ticketed event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Hard Rock Hotel's Sky Room with live entertainment. Proceeds from the event, which includes a silent and live auction, benefit Tulsa-area students planning to attend OSU.

Tickets are $80 per person. A limited amount of discounted reservations are available at the Hard Rock Hotel. Sponsorships are also still available. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit the alumni association's website.