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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, May 16, 2013

OSU-CHS Commencement ceremony to celebrate Class of 2013

2012 Graduation CeremonyOSU Center for Health Sciences will host the 2013 Commencement ceremony tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main Street. OSU-COM Class of 2013 President Kyle Summers will deliver the commencement address.

Check in for students is at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for guests and the program begins at 7 p.m.

Photos will be provided by Candid Color Photography and will be available for purchase online at candidcolorphotography.com.

Medical students to present first aid demonstrations at Camp Bandage

Camp BandageOSU-CHS will offer first aid demonstrations in the university's Mobile Telemedicine Clinic at Camp Bandage on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 400 N. Aspen Ave. in Broken Arrow.

Third-year medical students Matt Ayers, Blake Gorman and Dylan Morris will assist Debbie Martin, TeleHealth manager, with demonstrations of basic care of scrapes, scratches, falls and sprains and proper bandaging techniques. The students also will demonstrate osteopathic manipulative treatment and provide general health care information.

OSU-CHS is a sponsor of Camp Bandage, a safety camp and community outreach project for children and adults to learn about injury prevention, first aid, CPR and fire and home safety.

OSU-CHS volunteers head to Nicaragua for medical mission trip

A group of 10 students from OSU-COM will visit Chacraseca, Nicaragua from May 25-June 1 to provide health care services in the medically underserved Latin American nation.

Fourth-year medical students Janel Johnson, Christy Kenkel, Tyler Miller, Tiffany Palmer and Rachael Pattison, will participate in the mission with second-year students Rachel Branch, Jacquelyn Boyd, Dustin Cheney, Mathew Else and Heather Hardebeck.

Stanley Grogg, D.O., associate dean of clinical research at OSU-CHS, will serve as chief medical officer for the team of 30 pre-med and medical students, nursing students, registered nurses, pediatric and family medicine physicians. Also on the team are Ray Stowers, D.O., president of the American Osteopathic Association, and his wife Peggy Stowers, a nurse, Mark Weiser, Ph.D., associate dean of the Spears School of Business at OSU, and two business students.

The mission, a collaborative effort with JustHope International and DOCARE, is the group's fifth trip to Nicaragua. They expect to see approximately 800 patients for a variety of illnesses and procedures.

CME in emergency medicine set for June

Health care professionals will learn about the latest developments in emergency medicine at the 16th Annual Emergency Medicine Review hosted by OSU-CHS Office of Continuing Medical Education on June 7-9 at the DoubleTree Hotel-Warren Place.

The continuing medical education conference for emergency care providers enhances the knowledge of 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.

Keynote speaker Boyd R. Buser, D.O., FACOFP, will present "The Future of Osteopathic GME and CME: What Should We Expect?" on Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m. Buser is a trustee of the American Osteopathic Association, the vice president for health affairs and dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.

A discount for early registration is available through May 24. For more information about the conference or to register, contact Continuing Medical Education at 918-561-1411.