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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, April 18, 2013

OSU-COM to bring rural medicine message to state FFA Convention

Provost Kayse Shrum and OSU medical students speak at the State FFA Convention last year.Kayse Shrum, D.O., OSU Center for Health Sciences provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a group of OSU medical students will participate in the 87th Annual State FFA Convention and Career Show at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City from April 30-May 1. Their goal is to get students interested in careers as primary care physicians in rural Oklahoma.

During the convention, Shrum will present "Consider a Career as a Medical Doctor in Rural Oklahoma," a workshop to introduce students to the benefits of being a primary care physician in rural Oklahoma. Students will learn about OSU-COM's early admission programs and scholarship and financial aid opportunities to help fund their education.

OSU medical students will also be on hand to speak to prospective students and conduct medical demonstrations throughout the convention.

Former bomb squad commander named director of OSU Center for Improvised Explosives

FrucciOSU Center for Health Sciences has named John J. Frucci III, Ed.S., as director of training of its Center for Improvised Explosives Research and Training (IMPEX). He joins Jarrad Wagner, Ph.D., forensic chemist and director of research, in leading IMPEX.

A former bomb squad commander from Newark, N.J., Frucci has 20 years of experience in law enforcement. He has worked as detective in the fugitive squad, a fire explosion investigator and bomb squad detective.

Frucci earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Rutgers University in 1997. He earned his master's degree in education administration in 2000 and his education specialist degree in education administration and supervision in 2006, both from Seton Hall University.

Frucci's appointment is pending approval by the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.

OSU in Tulsa promotes sustainability efforts for Earth Day

OSU in Tulsa will celebrate Earth Day with special projects to highlight the university's sustainability efforts. Beginning Monday, Call2Recycle will provide boxes throughout OSU-CHS, the Phoenix Building and the Health Care Center to collect rechargeable batteries for recycling.

Angelyn Holmes, energy education manager for OSU in Tulsa, will host a swap shop open house in North Hall 253 at OSU-Tulsa on Friday from 2-3 p.m. for faculty and staff to trade unwanted office items. Email Holmes for more information or to have an item picked up.

OSU in Tulsa faculty, staff and students can play an important role in energy conservation efforts by turning off lights, computers, monitors, printers and other electronic devices when not in use, and by recycling paper, plastic bottles and aluminum cans in appropriate bins.

Visit the OSU in Tulsa Energy Education website to learn more about OSU's ongoing efforts to reduce energy consumption.

OSU in Tulsa faculty and staff campaign event set for Monday

The Cowboy WayOSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS President Howard Barnett and OSU President Burns Hargis will host the annual faculty and staff campaign event, "Supporting OSU: the Cowboy Way,"  on Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall at OSU Center for Health Sciences.

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

Door prizes will be available for all attendees and raffle drawings will take place throughout the event. Employees who turn in a pledge card or make a donation to the Foundation before or during the event will be eligible for a special drawing. Those who have donated since July 1, 2012 are already entered.

Beggs resident makes donation to OSU in Tulsa SAC's Kuddles 4 Kids

Barnett, O'Neal and KeeneWhen Beggs resident K.J. O'Neal read about OSU in Tulsa Staff Advisory Council's Kuddles 4 Kids program, she saw an opportunity to use her collection of special stuffed bears to bring comfort to sick children. For the past 10 years, O'Neal, who is not affiliated with the university, has purchased "Sammy Bears" to support Jewelers for Children, an organization that benefits charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

O'Neal recently met with Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS, and Jean Keene, OSU in Tulsa SAC president to deliver the bears.

The Kuddles 4 Kids program collects new and gently used stuffed animals for young patients at OSU Physicians clinics. To make a donation, contact a member of OSU in Tulsa SAC.