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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, March 21, 2013

RedFork Main Street recognizes OSU-CHS with community partner award

John Schemmer, chairman of the RedFork Main Street board of directors, Ryan Miller, President Howard Barnett and Bria TaylorRedFork Main Street honored OSU Center for Health Sciences with the Community Partner Award during their annual awards luncheon on March 15. OSU-CHS, one of the largest organizations in the RedFork area, was honored for supporting community events with health screenings and information.

Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, served as the featured speaker for event. Bria Taylor, community relations and events manager in the Office of Research and Institutional Advancement, serves on the RedFork Main Street Board of Directors. Barnett, Taylor and former board member Ryan Miller, director of the OSU-CHS Alumni Association, accepted the award on behalf of the university.

RedFork Main Street is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the Southwest Boulevard Corridor, better known as Route 66, in southwest Tulsa. This was the first year the Community Partner Award was presented.

OSU Medicine open house invites high school students to explore medical careers

Med-Xtravaganza logoHigh school students considering a career in medicine can learn about programs offered by the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at a special open house on Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Med-Xtravaganza offers students the opportunity to meet with faculty and admissions staff, interact one-on-one with current OSU medical students, get information on admission criteria, tour campus facilities, participate in hands-on laboratory demonstrations and learn more about osteopathic medicine.

To reserve a spot at the open house, call 918-561-8469 or visit here. The deadline to RSVP is April 12. For more information, contact Maghin Abernathy at 918-561-8277 or email maghin.abernathy@okstate.edu.

Holmes elected to national higher education procurement board

Kevin Holmes, director of business affairs at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, has been elected to serve on the National Association of Educational Procurement Board of Directors for District V.

NAEP is a non-profit professional association primarily dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the U.S. and Canada. The organization facilitates the development, exchange and practice of effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education. Board members are nominated by a committee and voted on by the organization's membership.

Holmes' term on the NAEP board runs from 2013-2016.

OSU-CHS students promote science at Eugene Field Elementary

Science Fair participantsThe OSU Center for Health Sciences Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Association recently hosted a science fair for students at Eugene Field Elementary School.

A group of 44 third-grade students worked in teams with OSU-CHS students on a variety of experiments ranging from bubbles to electricity. The next day, the volunteers helped Eugene Field students develop posters to explain the experiment process and results.

The fair concluded on March 7 with the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Association preparing the students for judging. Science fair judges from OSU-CHS included Kathleen Curtis, Ph.D., Rashmi Kaul, Ph.D., Gerwald Köhler, Ph.D., and Gregory Sawyer, Ph.D.

The judges presented the first place award to an experiment that tested the strength of a paper towel. An experiment using oil and vinegar took second place and a pendulum motion experiment took third place.