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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

OSU-COM to offer international clinical rotations in Gulu, Uganda

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, left, and Robin Dyer, D.O., announce a new partnership between OSU-CHS and Saint Monica’s Girls Tailoring School.
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, left, and Robin Dyer, D.O., announce a new partnership between OSU-CHS and Saint Monica’s Girls Vocational School.

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students will soon have the opportunity to complete an international medical training rotation in Gulu, Uganda through a partnership between the college and Saint Monica’s Girls Vocational School.

The international rotation announcement was made as part the OSU Center for Health Science’s 25th anniversary celebration of the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery joining the OSU system. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, head of Saint Monica’s, was the featured guest for the commemoration.

Plans are underway to offer the international rotation opportunity to students, medical residents and faculty starting in June. The OSU-COM student chapter of Pros for Africa has conducted medical mission trips to Saint Monica’s.

OSU-CHS has also adopted Saint Monica’s as an international education partner, ensuring continued collaboration between OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff and the students in Uganda. The partnership will also enable international educational opportunities between Saint Monica’s students and children at Eugene Field Elementary in Tulsa, OSU-CHS’ Partner in Education school. 

OSU in Tulsa graphic designer receives inaugural OCPRA ‘Rising Star’ award

Ryan Jensen

OSU in Tulsa graphic designer Ryan Jensen earned the inaugural Randy Tally Rising Star Award from the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association. The award was presented during the organization’s Fall Workshop on Wednesday at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

The Randy Talley Rising Star Award recognizes rising communications, marketing and public relations professionals working at private and public higher education institutions in Oklahoma. Professionals selected for the award have demonstrated creativity, innovation, advocacy, expertise and integrity in the public relations field. The award is named for Randy Talley, a founding and long-time member of OCPRA who retired from the University of Science of Arts of Oklahoma earlier this year.

Jensen, a graduate of Northeastern State University, has been a graphic designer in Marketing and Communications Services at OSU in Tulsa since January 2011. His previous experience includes positions at the Tahlequah Daily Press and NSU. Jensen’s design work has received numerous awards during OCPRA’s annual awards competition, including first place in print advertising. In addition, this entry won the 2013 Best in Show award, beating out of more than 613 entries from other institutions of higher education from across the state for the competition’s top prize.

Antifungal drug resistance focus of First Friday Seminar

Theodore C. White, Ph.D.

Award-winning researcher Theodore C. White, Ph.D., will discuss antifungal drug resistance during the First Friday Seminar on Dec. 6 at noon in D-107. The seminar is presented by the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at OSU-CHS.

The Marion Merrell Dow Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, White will present “The ins and outs of antifungal drug resistance.” The lecture will focus on the basic mechanisms of drug resistance in pathogenic fungi which cause disease in humans and other organisms.

While serving as head of the Division of Cellular Biology and Biophysics, White was appointed interim dean of the School of Biological Sciences. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided at 11:45 a.m.

OSU-CHS, physician clinics to close for Thanksgiving holiday

OSU-CHS and OSU Physician clinics will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving break.

The OSU-CHS library will resume regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.

Matthews Bookstore will close at noon tomorrow and will resume regular business hours at 9 a.m. on Monday.

Help OSU-CHS save energy during the holiday break

Going Green The extended Thanksgiving weekend provides OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff the opportunity to save energy. Before leaving for the Thanksgiving break:

  • Turn off electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, speakers and printers.
  • Unplug fans, chargers, radios and appliances such as coffeemakers.
  • Close blinds and tilt the slats upward.
  • Turn off all lights when you leave.

Keep in mind that some areas on campus may be cooler than usual during the break due to reduced heating.