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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Forensic sciences students work with researchers on mock crime scenes

Forensic sciences students work on mock crime sceneFive graduate students in Ron Thrasher's Advanced Criminalistics class at OSU Center for Health Sciences spent Monday afternoon analyzing a mock crime scene on the banks of the Arkansas River.

Thrasher, assistant professor of forensic sciences, brings one working professional as a guest lecturer each week. The experts work with students on a variety of forensic analysis, including blood splatter, death scene investigation and firearms.

On Monday, the students investigated an environmental crime under the guidance of Dr. Larry Zinn from the Tulsa Police Department Forensic Laboratory.

The students in the Advanced Criminalistics course get practical experience in the field, which prepares them for on-scene work after they graduate, said Thrasher.

OSU in Tulsa Research Day promotes student, faculty efforts

Research Day 2012Student and faculty researchers at OSU in Tulsa will participate in Research Day on Friday, Feb. 22 as part of OSU's Research Week. Research Day provides an opportunity for OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS students and faculty members to showcase their research interests with colleagues and collaborators.

This year, nine presenters will give oral research presentations and 38 poster presentations will be on display in Founders Hall. Plaques will be given to first, second and third places in medical student, graduate, engineering and education poster and oral presentations.

Research Day will begin with lunch and opening remarks from Leigh Goodson, Ph.D., vice president for research and institutional advancement, at 11:30 a.m. in Founders Hall. Posters will be on display throughout the day in, while oral presentations are scheduled from 2:15-5 p.m. in D-007.

Winterset to benefit local organizations and student scholarships

Osteopathic Founders Foundation will host the 26th annual Winterset fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tulsa Warren Place from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The theme this year is "Glow."

Winterset 2013 will benefit Tulsa Health Outreach Prevention Education, Inc. and The Parent Child Center of Tulsa. Additionally, Winterset raises funds for scholarships to support student doctors in their fourth year of medical school. OFF will also present the 2013 Physician of the Year Award.

To purchase a ticket, table or make a donation, visit the Osteopathic Founders Foundation website.

Snack donations needed for Eugene Field Elementary

Snack items are needed for Eugene Field Elementary, OSU Center for Health Sciences' Partner In Education school, during its annual testing period. Requested items include pretzels, Goldfish and Cheez-It crackers, animal crackers, soft peppermints, Double Bubble gum and water in 8 oz. and 16 oz. bottles.

Donations are needed by March 1. Collection boxes are located on the first floor of the Forensic Sciences and Biomedical Research Center and ground floor of the Barson Building.