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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

President Shrum to speak to Leadership Oklahoma on health issues


OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum will be a featured speaker for the Leadership Oklahoma Class XXVII on Friday, Feb. 7 at the WaterWorks Art Center in Tulsa.

Shrum, who was a featured speaker at TEDxOStateU in October, will share the story of how she first became interested in being a physician and how OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is using programs and partnerships with FFA chapters across the state to encourage high schools students to become rural physicians. She will also discuss OSU-COM's Rural Medical Track, early admission programs and how medical residency programs in rural communities impact the future of health care in Oklahoma.

Leadership Oklahoma members will be in Tulsa on Feb. 7-8 for class sessions on health and human services. Members, who come from across the state and represent diverse backgrounds and vocations, meet each month for sessions focused on major issues facing the state. Each session has a variety of activities incorporating leading experts, small group and panel discussions, tours and presentations. To learn more about Leadership Oklahoma, visit leadershipoklahoma.com.

OSU in Tulsa Research Day to feature two keynote speakers

Bergman, (left) and Boss
Bergman (left) and Boss

Two nationally renowned researchers will be the keynote speakers at OSU in Tulsa's Research Day on Feb. 20-21. Jeffery Bergman, D.O., a pediatrician at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, and Pauline Boss, Ph.D., author of several books on theory of ambiguous loss, will share their research experiences with OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff during the two-day event.

Bergman, a pediatric hospitalist at Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., will present on Thursday, Feb. 20 at noon in Dunlap Auditorium at OSU-CHS. Boss, a leading educator and researcher best known for developing the theory of ambiguous loss,  will present on Friday, Feb. 21 at noon in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium. A special speakers’ reception with Bergman and Boss is set for Feb. 20 at  5 p.m. at Baxter’s Interurban Grill. 

Students and faculty still have time to submit oral and poster abstracts to the Office of Research. The deadline to submit is Friday, Feb. 7. The deadline for poster print requests is Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Research Day is hosted in conjunction with OSU Research Week, which takes place Feb. 17-21. For more information, contact Amanda Benn at 918-561-1402 or amanda.benn@okstate.edu. For a complete schedule of events, visit the OSU in Tulsa Research Day website.

Mayor’s Commission forum to discuss female incarceration

The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women will present a Straight Talk forum, “Restoring Hope in Women – A Balanced Approach to Female Incarceration,” on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in North Hall 150 at OSU-Tulsa.

The forum will feature a panel of experts discussing Oklahoma's female incarceration rates, the highest in the nation, and the efforts of social service organizations to assist women after they have been released from prison. 

Television journalist Becky Dixon, a member of the commission, will serve as moderator for this event. Panelists include Felicia Collins Correia, CEO of Tulsa YWCA; Mimi Tarrasch, director of women in recovery at Family & Children's Services; Deidra Kirtley, director of Resonance; State Rep. Kevin Matthews; and Roberta Muth, a graduate of the "Brenda Project."

The Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women acts as a central clearinghouse and coordinating agency for activities and information relating to women. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Light refreshments will be served.