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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

OSU-CHS, Benn to receive Southwest Tulsa Chamber awards

Southwest Tulsa Chamber of Commerce Logo

OSU-CHS and Amanda Benn, assistant director of clinical research, will be honored by the Southwest Tulsa Chamber on Thursday, Jan. 23 during the organization’s annual Community Awards Dinner.

OSU-CHS will receive the Jim Close Humanitarian Award, which recognizes the university’s efforts to train physicians for rural and underserved Oklahoma. The award also recognizes OSU-CHS’ involvement in southwest Tulsa and the students for their community service efforts with local organizations.

Benn, who has been a member of the chamber for three years, will receive the Volunteer of the Year Award for her work, high energy and involvement with the Southwest Tulsa Chamber. She currently serves as vice president of the chamber and volunteers at events and assists with communication publications. Benn represents the Southwest Tulsa Chamber on collaborations with RedFork Main Street, a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the Southwest Boulevard Corridor.

For more information about the awards dinner, visit the Southwest Tulsa Chamber website.

Stone receives recognition for building Tulsa’s youth volleyball programs


Gary Stone is a tough coach. For more than 10 years, the OSU-CHS maintenance technician has been instilling the values of teamwork, patience, practice and determination in area youth as a volleyball coach for the City of Tulsa’s Park and Recreation Department.

The Park and Recreation Department recently honored Stone with an award of appreciation for his many years of volunteer coaching.

When Stone first began volunteering with the Tulsa Park and Recreation Department, volleyball wasn’t an option. He worked with Thompson and other volunteers to establish volleyball leagues for Tulsa youth.

Parenting styles affect on children’s development focus of Third Friday Seminar


Amanda Morris, Ph.D., OSU-Tulsa associate professor of human development and family science, will discuss how parenting can affect children’s social and biological development at OSU-CHS’ Third Friday Seminar tomorrow at noon in D-107.

Morris will present “The Role of Context in Children’s Biological and Social Adjustment: Is Supportive Parenting the Key?” which examines the role parenting plays on children’s physical and mental health. She will explore the specific links between parenting styles and the development of children’s emotion regulation and social adjustment.

A research associate with the OSU Center for Family Resilience, Morris leads a study on family and youth development. The focus of her research is to examine predictors and outcomes of emotion regulation.

The seminar, sponsored by the OSU Center for Family Resilience, OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa, is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.

OOA Winter CME focuses on medicine advancements, vital role of laboratories

The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association will host the Winter Continuing Medical Education Seminar, "The ABC's of the LAB's: What's New, What's Hot & What's Not," on Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Tulsa Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

The three-day conference, organized by Melinda R. Allen, D.O., will examine new trends of laboratories and how labs can help in the treatment of general health or disease diagnosis. Participants will gain awareness of lab utilization and interpretations.

The program has been approved for 19 1A AOA Credits and 19 Prescribed AAFP Credits. Students who register for the seminar can attend for free. To register for the conference or to view the full schedule, visit the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association website.

Join OSU in Tulsa for MLK Jr. Parade

15 years in Tulsa, for Tulsa

OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff are invited to join Pistol Pete and BOB, the Big Orange Bus, at 11 a.m. Monday for the “2014 Living the Dream: Let Freedom Ring,” parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The parade begins at Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard and proceeds east through the OSU-Tulsa campus and the historic Greenwood District. Contact Nekki Reagan-Neeley for more information.