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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Medical residency funding key topic at D.O. Day on Capitol Hill

D.O. Day on Capitol HillA group of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students, faculty and administrators will meet with members of Congress today to discuss the need for increased funding for medical residency programs during D.O. Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

During the day-long event, participants address important issues facing osteopathic physicians with lawmakers in the nation's Capitol. The national event is organized by the American Osteopathic Association, which provides briefing information for participants and schedules meetings with members of Congress and their staffs. Participants share their experiences at the end of the day during a debriefing.

D.O. Day on Capitol Hill gives OSU medical students an opportunity to share their passion for osteopathic medicine with Congressional leaders and be a voice for their patients and the medical profession.

Read the full story at the OSU-CHS website.

OSU-CHS partners with OHCA to improve health of infants, expectant mothers

The OSU Physicians Department of Obstetrics has partnered with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority for a program aimed at reducing premature births and improving the health of newborns and pregnant women.

The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative promotes new approaches to prenatal care and evaluates enhanced prenatal care interventions for women enrolled in SoonerCare who are at risk for having a preterm birth. The program also aims to decrease the cost of medical care during pregnancy, delivery and over the course of the first year of life for children born to mothers in SoonerCare.

OHCA was one of 27 health care organizations awarded grant funding from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to participate in the program.

President Barnett honored for philanthropy, leadership

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett and National Council of Nonprofits President and CEO Tim Delaney at the Philbrook Museum of ArtThe Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits honored longtime Tulsa philanthropist and nonprofit leader Howard G. Barnett, Jr., president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, at a reception at the Philbrook Museum of Art on March 12.

Barnett will soon begin his second year as the chairman of the board for the National Council of Nonprofits, a Washington, D.C.-based agency providing advocacy and policy guidance to state nonprofit associations and nonprofit organizations in communities throughout the country.

Barnett was joined by National Council President and CEO Tim Delaney and hosted Delaney at advocacy events for nonprofits in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Delaney praised Barnett's local, statewide and national leadership in nonprofit advocacy at the reception.

OSU-CHS professor receives U.S. Department of State award for service

KaulDr. Anil K. Kaul, director of clinical laboratories and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, recently received the Expeditionary Service Award from the United States Department of State.

The service award is presented to employees in the U.S. State Department who serve in designated field locations. Kaul, who served as a senior health advisor in Iraq for the U.S. Department of State, received the award for providing successful service in an arduous and difficult field location. The award included a certificate signed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a lapel pin.

Kaul earned his medical degree from Madras Medical College of Madras University and dental degree from King Georges Medical College, both in India, and his master's in public health administration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Kaul joined the faculty at OSU Center for Health Sciences in 2007.