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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

STATE Magazine: Operation Orange

Medical student Andrea Partida teaches Ali Nolan how to listen to a patient’s heartbeat.
Medical student Andrea Partida teaches Ali Nolan how to listen to a patient’s heartbeat.

Ali Nolan wants to save lives.

Diagnosing diseases, performing medical procedures and treating patients are what this Oklahoma high school senior plans to do in the future. She is going to be a doctor in rural Oklahoma.

To learn more about what it’s like to be a doctor, Nolan signed up for Operation Orange, a series of summer camps offered by the OSU Center of Health Sciences. The June camps let middle and high school students experience a day in the life of a medical student and practice the skills they will need as physicians.

Nolan was among the more than 200 Oklahoma middle and high school students who participated in the inaugural camps, which were hosted by regional universities in Ada, Enid, Lawton and Tahlequah.

Read more about Operation Orange from the winter 2013 edition of STATE magazine on the OSU-CHS website.

Walk with OSU in Tulsa, Pistol Pete in MLK Day Parade

Let Freedom Ring, 2014 MLK parade logo

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join OSU in Tulsa, Pistol Pete and BOB, the Big Orange Bus, to march in the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. parade on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.

The parade’s theme is “2014 Living the Dream: Let Freedom Ring.” Starting at the intersection of Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard, the parade will proceed east through the OSU-Tulsa campus and the historic Greenwood District.

Hooded sweatshirts with the OSU in Tulsa event logo are available for preorder from the Information Desk in the Founders Hall through Thursday, Jan. 9. Sweatshirts will be available for pick-up on Jan. 16 after 3 p.m. For more information, contact Nekki Reagan-Neeley at 918-594-8234 or emonica.reagan@okstate.edu.

Grogg receives Tulsa Osteopathic Medical Society community service award


The Tulsa Osteopathic Medical Society recently presented the 2013 Osteopathic Community Service Award to Stanley E. Grogg, D.O., associate dean of clinical research at OSU-CHS. The award was established to honor physicians who make volunteerism and community service a way of life.

Grogg is an active volunteer on the local, national and international level. He has been involved in the Rainbow House Crisis Nursery, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa, Special Olympics, American Lung Association and Oklahoma Interagency Child Abuse Prevention.

In addition to his faculty role at OSU-CHS, Grogg is the medical director of service learning. He serves on the DOCARE International board of trustees and has lead medical outreach missions to Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, South Sudan, Uganda and Nicaragua. He recently returned from Nicaragua and plans to visit Guatemala, Nicaragua and Uganda this year.

Creating a Healthier Oklahoma

Creating a heathier OklahomaOklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is on a mission to train primary care physicians for rural and underserved Oklahoma. Our early admissions programs, recruitment efforts, rural medical education curriculum and residency programs are expanding access to health care in Tulsa and across our state. These future doctors are helping OSU create a brighter, healthier new year for all Oklahomans.