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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Study: OSU Medical Center, OSU-COM support 5,000 jobs, generate $257 million

OSU Medical CenterAn economic impact study conducted by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service indicates the OSU Medical Center and the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa support 5,000 direct and indirect jobs and generate more than $257 million in economic impact across Oklahoma each year.

According to the report, OSU Medical Center provided $24.55 million in charitable care last year to the medically underserved in northeast Oklahoma. Operations, payroll, supplies, construction, transactions, income and visitor spending related to the OSUMC support 2,375 direct and indirect jobs and generate $122 million in economic impact earned income. The economic activity leads to $2.1 million in state, local and county tax collections.  

OSUMC houses the largest osteopathic residency program in the United States with 154 slots and the vast majority of whom practice in Oklahoma after they finish their residency.  Since 2004, these practices have generated $135 million in economic activity annually and support more than 2,650 direct and indirect jobs, including a sizable number of jobs outside of the health care sector.

Hormones expert to present First Friday Seminar at OSU-CHS

GustafssonOSU Center for Health Sciences will host world-renowned hormones researcher Jan-Åke Gustafsson, M.D., Ph.D., on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in D-007 for the First Friday Seminar.

Gustafsson, director of the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling at the University of Houston, will present "Biology and Pathology of Estrogen Receptor-Beta." The lecture will focus on his research on nuclear receptors and cell signaling.

Gustafsson, who discovered the estrogen receptor-beta, is known worldwide for his research on hormones and their use in new treatments for diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided at 11:15 a.m. Following the seminar, the OSU-CHS Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology will host a reception for Gustafsson, faculty and graduate students.

Community health improvement focus of Center for Family Resilience seminar

KendrickThe OSU-Tulsa Center for Family Resilience will host David Kendrick, M.D., M.P.H., chief executive officer of Greater Tulsa Health Access Network, for a special community health seminar on Friday, May 10 at 12:15 p.m. in North Hall 220 at OSU-Tulsa.

During "MyHealth Access Network: Building a Laboratory for Community Health Assessment and Improvement," Kendrick will discuss how utilizing electronic health records can impact community health and the role that health systems and family research play in health initiatives. Kendrick will also discuss how MyHealth Access Network, a non-profit coalition, can assist in research efforts and improve health care quality while controlling costs.

The lecture, hosted by the OSU Center for Family Resilience, OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, is free and open to the public. The lecture will also be broadcast to Stillwater and available for viewing at a later date on the CFR website. Lunch will be provided for participants in Tulsa.

For more information, email Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., associate director for education and translation in the Center for Family Resilience.

Emergency medicine review set for June

Emergency medical professionals will learn about the latest developments in emergency medicine at the16th Annual Continuing Medical Education Emergency Medicine Review hosted by OSU-CHS on June 7-9 at the DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place.

The continuing education conference, for emergency care providers, enhances the knowledge of health care professionals to improve patient care in the emergency department and private office settings. The conference features topics such as pediatric chest pain, cancer, pregnancy and pain management, among others. The annual fundraiser supports student scholarships, student senate activities, alumni activities and medical school programs.

A discount for early registration is available through May 24. For more information about the conference or to register, contact Continuing Medical Education at 918-561-1433.