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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Event to honor Speaker Shannon, House members for OSUMC support


OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU Medical Center will host an event for Speaker T.W. Shannon and members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the OSU Medical Center Auditorium to thank them for supporting the teaching hospital.

In May, the Oklahoma Legislature provided $13 million in funding for the medical center as part of the state budget. This support enables OSU-CHS and OSUMC to continue to train physicians and care for the underserved in Oklahoma.

Shannon was first elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2006. He has served as deputy majority whip and chaired the Transportation Committee. At the beginning of the year, Shannon became Oklahoma’s youngest speaker of the House at age 34.

During the event, students will recognize Shannon and the House members for their support. The event is open to OSU-CHS students, residents, faculty and staff. If you plan to attend, RSVP by Monday at noon by calling 918-594-8291.

OSU-COM alumnus named AOF Outstanding Resident of the Year


The American Osteopathic Foundation recently named OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine alumnus Binh T. Phung, D.O., the 2013 Outstanding Resident of the Year. He will be honored at the organization’s “Honors” celebration in Las Vegas on Sept. 29.
Each year, AOF honors two osteopathic physicians from across the nation for this celebrated honor.  The award recognizes outstanding residents who demonstrate a combination of clinical promise, innovation, skills in health care and commitment to the profession. Phung, who completed his pediatric residency at OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU Medical Center, will receive $5,000 as part of the award.

As a medical student, Phung was president of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians Peds Club at OSU-COM and helped establish the Mini-Med School for Kids program, which teaches elementary school students about ways to combat obesity. Phung was named the OSU-COM 2010 Student Doctor of Osteopathy of the Year, which recognizes the overall achievements of outstanding students and emphasizes service to the community. He was also named OSU Medical Center Resident of the Year.

Phung recently joined OSU Physicians Pediatrics and is serving as a clinical assistant professor at OSU-CHS.