Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser.

OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

OSU-CHS assistant professor chairing Winterset benefit

Adam Nemec and Mousumi Som, D.O., chairpersons of Winterset 2014, welcome guests to the “SWING” Kickoff Party at the Hardesty Arts Center.
Adam Nemec and Mousumi Som, D.O., chairpersons of Winterset 2014, welcome guests to the “SWING” Kickoff Party at the Hardesty Arts Center.

Mousumi Som, D.O., assistant professor of internal medicine at OSU-CHS, is co-chairing the 27th annual Winterset with her husband, Adam Nemec. Winterset, the Osteopathic Founders Foundation's annual fundraiser, is set for Saturday, Feb. 22 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa-Warren Place. The theme this year is "Swing."

Funds raised during Winterset 2014 will benefit Emergency Infant Services and Clarehouse. Additionally, Winterset raises funds for scholarships to support student doctors in their fourth year of medical school. The Osteopathic Founders Foundation will also present the 2014 Physician of the Year Award at the event.

To purchase a ticket, table or make a donation, visit the Osteopathic Founders Foundation website.

OSU Physicians to conduct 3D ultrasound demonstrations at Tulsa Women's Living Expo

Women's Living Expo Logo

OSU Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology Department will offer free 3D ultrasound demonstrations and health consultations at the Tulsa Women's Living Expo, Feb. 7-9 at Expo Square.

OSU physicians will be on site to answer questions and provide information for women and expectant mothers at a booth near the main stage in the Health Pavilion, located by the OSU Mobile TeleHealth Clinic. Tours of the mobile clinic will be available and visitors can enter a drawing for a free car seat.

In addition, the OSU Mobile Cardiology Unit will be on the opposite side of the main stage to offer free EKG screenings, blood pressure checks, foot checks and information about heart health.

OSU physician Joseph Johnson, D.O., will be a featured guest on Tulsa’s Channel 8 Good Morning Oklahoma on Friday, Feb. 7. He will also take part in an "Ask the Doctor" session at noon on Saturday, Feb. 8 to discuss new treatment options available for endometriosis.

Expo hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit the Women's Living Expo website.

OSU Regents Professor to discuss endocannabinoids at seminar


OSU Regents Professors Carey Pope, Ph.D., will discuss his research on endocannabinoids during the OSU-CHS’ First Friday Seminar on Feb. 7 at noon in the Dunlap Auditorium.

The Sitlington Chair in Toxicology and head of the Department of Physiological Sciences at the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Pope will present “Endocannabinoids, nano-scavengers and organophosphate toxicity.” The endocannabinoid system is involved in a variety of physiological processes like appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory. The lecture will focus on the use of nanotechnology as a means of preventing toxicity following exposure to organophosphates, either in the form of a pesticide or a weapon of terrorism.

Pope leads the Neurotoxicology Laboratory, part of the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program at OSU, which involves biochemical, neurobehavioral and analytical chemistry approaches to understand the effects of xenobiotics on neurological function. His area of research includes the role of endocannabinoids in the expression of neurotoxicity, long-term behavioral effects following acute intoxications and the pharmacology and toxicology of synthetic nanomaterials.

Blewett to kick off biology, chemistry seminar series


Earl L. Blewett, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology at OSU-CHS, will speak tomorrow at the Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow campus at 10 a.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 112.

The first speaker of the Spring 2014 Biology and Chemistry Seminar Series, Blewett will discuss “Genes and Gene Arrangements in Baboon Cytomegalovirus.”

At his OSU-CHS lab, Blewett studies primate herpes viruses. He is currently characterizing a cytomegalovirus of baboons he isolated in 1996.