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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Civil War medicine exhibit on display in Founders Hall

Felicia Ekpo, MS-IIThe OSU-CHS Medical Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine's traveling exhibit, Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine in Founders Hall through March 20.

The travelling exhibit recognizes the contribution of African-Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers during the American Civil War. Their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender pushing the boundaries of the role of African-Americans in America.

The exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Donate used books to OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council

Books Donated for the SAC Used Book SaleThe OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council is collecting donations for the Spring Used Book Sale. OSU in Tulsa SAC is collecting children's books, and adult fiction and non-fiction in paperback and hardcover.

The OSU in Tulsa Spring Used Book Sale is set for Wednesday, March 13 in Founders Hall at OSU-CHS and Thursday, March 14 in the Main Hall Commons at OSU-Tulsa.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit Staff Scholarships. Book donations can be dropped off with Loretta Smart in Auxiliary Services on the ground floor of the Barson Building. For more information or to volunteer for the sale, contact R.D. Bell at 918-594-8136 or rd.bell@okstate.edu.

Native Explorers summer program accepting applications

The Native Explorers program is accepting applications for the summer 2013 program at OSU Center for Health Sciences. Native Explorers is a program designed to recruit, train and educate American Indian college students in anatomy, vertebrate paleontology and osteopathic medicine.

The program, a partnership between OSU-CHS, Chickasaw Nation and Whitten-Burrage law firm, runs May 13-24. Participants will gain hands on experience during a scientific expedition to OSU-CHS in Tulsa, southwestern Oklahoma, southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. Students will visit museums and archeological sites, and learn about anatomy and American Indian history and culture.

Native Explorers is open at American Indian college students age 18 and older. Students may be eligible to earn three hours of college credit. The deadline to apply is March 1. Students must complete an application and submit a letter of reference from an instructor. To apply or for more infomation, visit the Native Explorers website.

Yale researcher to discuss polycystic ovary syndrome at seminar

Nina Stachenfeld, Ph.D., will present the First Friday Seminar, "Endothelial Function in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome," on March 1 at noon in D-007.

Stachenfeld is an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale University School of Medicine and an associate fellow at the John B. Pierce Laboratory. For the past several years, she has focused her research on the effects of estrogen and progesterone on the fluid regulatory systems in humans.

This seminar, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by Kathleen Curtis, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology at OSU-CHS.