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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Class president to deliver OSU-CHS commencement address

SummersKyle Summers, class of 2013 president, will deliver the OSU Center for Health Sciences commencement address at the graduation ceremony on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.

Summers, a native of Tulsa, is one of the graduates in the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Forensic Sciences who will receive their degrees at the ceremony.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in microbiology at OSU. After looking at other medical schools, he chose to attend OSU-CHS because of his desire to be an osteopathic physician and the welcoming atmosphere on campus. Following graduation, Summers will begin a diagnostic radiology residency program at OSU Medical Center.

Biomedical graduate student lands summer fellowship at NIH in Washington, D.C.

SupekOSU Center for Health Sciences graduate student David Supeck was recently selected for a 2013 Intramural AIDS Summer Research Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. He is currently working on his doctoral degree in biomedical sciences at OSU-CHS.

Supeck, a Tulsa resident, learned about the program while attending an NIH workshop last year at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science National Conference. He will spend the summer in Washington, D.C. working with a laboratory at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Supeck is a National Science Foundation Fellow, an Alfred P. Sloan Scholar and a graduate scholar of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.

Spring Fling offers learning opportunities for physicians

More than 250 medical professionals will learn about the latest developments in medicine at OSU Center for Health Sciences' 27th Annual Continuing Medical Education Spring Fling on May 17-18 at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Tulsa.

The continuing education conference, for physicians, physicians assistants, educators, medical residents, students and interns, provides information through demonstrations to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions. The conference will feature 17 speakers discussing topics such as geriatric issues, mood disorders, asthma treatment, sleep issues, among others. A session regarding financial, estate and asset protection planning has been added this year. Money raised from the conference will fund scholarships for students at OSU-COM.

A discount for early registration is available through April 22. The conference is free for students, interns and residents. For more information or to register for the conference, contact the OSU-COM alumni affairs at 918-561-1109.

Be prepared for severe weather

StormReadyDuring severe weather season, OSU in Tulsa Safety Manager Matt Sharpe is encouraging everyone to be prepared for possible tornadoes. Sharpe recommends reviewing the OSU Center for Health Sciences guidelines to determine what action to take in the event of severe weather.

The National Weather Service may issue either a tornado watch or tornado warning. A watch means that storms capable of producing a tornado may develop. A warning means that either a tornado has been sighted or it is highly probable that one will develop. A warning will be signaled by the storm warning sirens.

In the event of a tornado, follow these guidelines:

  • Seek immediate shelter in a designated campus location.
  • Stay away from windows and exterior doors, crouch down against a wall and protect your head with your arms.
  • If you are caught outside of a building, lie flat on the ground, face down, preferably in a ditch or depression, but be alert for flash floods.

Remember, it is generally too risky to go to another building once tornado sirens have sounded, so be aware of storm shelter locations.

SNMA seeking toiletry and cereal donations for community health fair

The Student National Medical Association chapter at OSU Center for Health Sciences is seeking donations of cereal and travel size toiletries, including toothpaste, sunscreen, deodorant, body wash and soap, that will be handed out to approximately 300 people attending the Eugene Field Community Health Fair on April 19.

Donations can be placed in the bins by the elevator in the Forensic and Biomedical Sciences Research Center and at the Information Desk. Donations will be collected through April 17.

The health fair will be in the Eugene Field gymnasium from 3-5 p.m and is free and open to the public.