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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

CHS to honor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma for TeleHealth grant

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Logo

OSU Center for Health Sciences and the OSU Foundation will honor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma for providing a grant to expand the OSU TeleHealth network with a special reception on Monday, Sept. 16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Fourth Floor Board Room in the Barson Building. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield recently awarded OSU-CHS with a $250,000 grant to expand the OSU Center for Rural Health's TeleHealth network. The grant will expand the network, already the largest in the state, and establish new distance-learning sites at rural hospitals in Altus, Ardmore, McAlester and Stillwater. Additional sites are also being planned as part of the grant. Funding from the grant will also establish a fixed telemedicine site for medical consultations at Arkansas Verdigris Valley Health Centers in Porter.

During the reception, OSU physicians will demonstrate how the TeleHealth network connects patients in rural Oklahoma with specialists in Tulsa. Attendees can also learn about the many services offered through OSU TeleHealth and tour the OSU Mobile Telemedicine Clinic.

To attend the reception, RSVP by noon on Friday, Sept. 13 to 918-594-8291 or annette.morey@okstate.edu.

New student ambassadors participate in orientation session

The new Student Ambassadors include students from the Class of 2016 and 2017.
The new Student Ambassadors
include students from the Class of
2016 and 2017.

New student ambassadors at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine began their year-long engagement as representatives of the medical school with an orientation session on Aug. 30.

Student ambassadors assist the Office of Student Affairs with applicant interviews and student recruitment and help with campus tours, programs and events. The full list of 41 first-year and 38 second-year student ambassadors is available on the OSU-CHS website.

The program was developed in 1997 to provide medical students with the opportunity to promote OSU-COM to prospective students and members of the community.

Global health outreach focus of Third Friday Seminar

Stanley E. Grogg, D.O.

OSU Center for Health Sciences Associate Dean of Clinical Research Stanley E. Grogg, D.O., will discuss international medical outreach opportunities during the Third Friday Seminar on Friday, Sept. 20 at noon in D-107.

Grogg, who also serves as medical director of service learning, will present “Global health outreach: the good, the bad and the ugly.” Students, faculty and staff interested in traveling or supporting international outreach programs are invited to the seminar which will highlight the benefits of providing care for underserved, culturally diverse populations.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided at 11:45 a.m. Participants can donate gently used or new scrubs to student mission teams for future trips.

Video highlights OSU-COM student, faculty medical mission trip to Uganda

A child in Uganda is given an eye exam by Lori Peters, D.O.
A patient in Uganda is given an eye exam by Lori Peters, D.O.

Several OSU-COM students, faculty and staff travelled to Uganda earlier this year as part of a medical mission to the war torn nation. The trip was documented in a short video, which features interviews with Stanley Grogg, D.O., associate dean of clinical research and medical director of service learning at OSU-CHS, and several medical students about their experience in Uganda in March and the services they provided to more than 1,200 underserved individuals.

During their time in Uganda, the team examined children at four locations including Blessings of Joy, Hope North, Mercy's Village and the Saint Monica Girls' Tailoring School.

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students Eryn Bass and Carolyn Long participated in the trip with recent alumni Anna Morgan, Lori Peters, J.J. Johnson and James Trina. OSU Medical Center pediatric resident Amrita Nagra also participated with OSU-CHS faculty members Harriett Shaw, D.O., and Bill See, D.O., and OSU-COM alumna Kerri Williams, D.O.

The trip was a collaborative effort between DOCARE International and Pros for Africa. The group is planning to return to Uganda in 2014.