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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Students, administrators and alumni share the importance of residency programs, OSU Medical Center

ShrumKayse Shrum, D.O., OSU-CHS provost and the dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Greg Gray, D.O., an emergency room physician at St. Francis Hospital and OSU College of Osteopathic alumnus ('89), William Pettit, D.O., OSU-CHS interim senior associate dean of academic affairs and associate dean of rural health, and Rachel Pattison, OSM-IV, recently discussed the importance of residency programs and the OSU Medical Center in a video shot during Osteopathic Medicine Day at the state Capitol.

During the event, hosted by the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, students, faculty, alumni and administrators met with state legislators to discuss health care issues, including funding to support residency programs and the OSU Medical Center. OSU-COM partners closely with OSU Medical Center, which serves as the primary teaching hospital for OSU-CHS and is the largest osteopathic teaching center in the United States, training more than 150 resident physicians in primary and sub-specialty care each year.

To view the video, visit the OSU-CHS YouTube page.

Faculty and staff campaign event set for April 22

Supporting OSU: The Cowboy WayPresident Howard Barnett and President Burns Hargis will host the OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa Giving Campaign Committee's  annual faculty and staff event, "Supporting OSU: the Cowboy Way," on Monday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall at OSU-CHS.

Faculty and staff can enjoy lunch with fellow colleagues, while learning about the tradition of faculty and staff giving at the Tulsa campuses. Old Urban Trolley will run a continuous route between and OSU-Tulsa's Main Hall and OSU-CHS from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is in support of Branding Success: The Campaign for Oklahoma State University. Branding Success is the largest educational fundraising campaign in Oklahoma history and will provide necessary resources for OSU to further its mission as a land-grant institution.

Anthamatten joins OSU Physicians as ophthalmologist

J. William Anthamatten, D.O., has joined Oklahoma State University Physicians as an ophthalmologist and clinical assistant professor of surgery at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Prior to joining OSU Physicians, Anthamatten practiced at the Warren Clinic in Tulsa. His new office is located at 2448 E. 81st St., Suite 3700 in Tulsa and 101 Rockefeller Drive, Suite 100 in Muskogee. To schedule an appointment, call 918-499-6700 in Tulsa or 918-684-4393 in Muskogee.

Anthamatten graduated from OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1981 after completing an optometry degree at the University of Houston. He completed his residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center (now OSU Medical Center) and a cornea and anterior segment disease fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Anthamatten is board certified in ophthalmology and is accepting new patients.

OSU Health Care Center offers tours, health screenings for west Tulsa families

The OSU Health Care Center will provide health information and free screenings to the families of Eugene Field Elementary, OSU Center for Health Sciences' Partner in Education school, and residents of the surrounding community on Friday, April 12.

After a brief overview of the clinic, visitors will have the opportunity to receive a free basic health screening and one-on-one counseling. Screenings include blood pressure checks, eye exams and body mass index measurements. The first session begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by a second session at 3:30 p.m.

OSU Health Care Center focuses on the health and well-being of the entire family and provides services in general health care, osteopathic manipulative therapy, psychiatry and behavioral medicine and diabetic foot care. The women's health center is equipped with a mammography unit.

For more information about the event, contact Bria Taylor at 918-561-1219 or bria.taylor@okstate.edu.

OSU-CHS medical students participate in medical mission to Uganda

Uganda Trip Group ShotA group of 21 medical professionals and students from across the United States, led by Stanley Grogg, D.O., associate dean of clinical research and medical director of service learning at OSU-CHS, traveled to Uganda from March 15-22 to provide medical care to approximately 1,200 underserved individuals.

Grogg served as chief medical officer and his wife Barbara, a nurse practitioner, was the mission director. The group, which included six OSU-COM medical students, one OSU pediatric resident and one OSU-COM graduate, examined children at four locations including Blessings of Joy, Hope North, Mercy's Village and the Saint Monica Girls' Tailoring School.

The mission was a collaborative effort between DOCARE International and Pros for Africa. The group is planning a return trip in 2014.