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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Operation Orange invites Oklahoma high school students to summer camps

Andrea Partida, MS-II, teaches a high school student how to listen for a heartbeat during the Operation Orange camp in Tahlequah last year.
Andrea Partida, MS-II, teaches a high school student how to listen for a heartbeat during the Operation Orange camp in Tahlequah last year.

High school students will experience a day in the life of a medical student at summer camps offered across the state in June by OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Operation Orange, OSU's medical summer camp, offers high school students the opportunity to try out medical school for one day. Participants interact one-on-one with current OSU medical students and get a taste of what doctors do every day.

The camps are scheduled for:

  • June 4, Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant
  • June 6, Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford
  • June 10, Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah
  • June 11, University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond
  • June 12, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater

Participants test their suturing skills, study human anatomy with a heart, lungs and brain, practice intubation and listen to a simulation of a heartbeat and respiratory sounds.

For more information, visit the Operation Orange website or email operationorange@okstate.edu.

Students, faculty advocate for osteopathic medicine during D.O. Day

OSU-COM students visit the United States Capitol during D.O. Day on Capitol Hill on March 6.
OSU-COM students visit the United States Capitol during D.O. Day on Capitol Hill on March 6.

Graduate medical education and Medicare reimbursement were main topics of discussion by OSU medical students and faculty at D.O. Day on Capitol Hill on March 6.

Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Rep. James Lankford, Sen. Tom Cole and staffers from Sen. James Inhofe’s and Sen. Tom Coburn’s offices met with the students and faculty during the event to discuss osteopathic medicine and express their support of the Teaching Health Center Reauthorization Act and Medicare physician payment reform.

Fourth-year medical students Jennifer Duroy and Joshua Priddle, third-year medical students John Cloud and Todd Thomas, second-year medical students Dustin Cheney, Daniel Dittus, Matthew Else, Myles Fisher, Trace Heavener, Heather Hensley, Heather Poe, Constance Rogers and Matthew Smith represented OSU-COM students at the annual American Osteopathic Association event. Scott Cyrus, D.O., David Hitzeman, D.O., Michael Cooper, D.O., and Joseph Johnson, D.O., represented the OSU-CHS faculty.

During D.O. Day, Hensley and Smith were inducted into Omega Beta Iota, the national osteopathic political action honor society, along with 20 other students from medical schools across the nation.

Jurassic Tour: High school students explore paleontology at OSU-CHS

Students from Skiatook High School visit OSU-CHS for hands-on learning in anatomy and paleontology on March 5.
Students from Skiatook High School visit OSU-CHS on March 5.

Skiatook High School students helped clean dinosaur and turtle bones excavated from a paleontological site in Oklahoma during a visit to OSU-CHS on March 5.

A group of 29 forensic and anatomy students made reports on the bones and matched them to a skeletal drawing while touring the vertebrate paleontology lab.

Faculty from the Anatomy and Vertebrate Paleontology department met with the students, who also toured the School of Forensic Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences and College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Learn tips for healthy eating on the go with HealthyGuidance webinar

Faculty and staff can discover ways to improve food choices during a free lunch and learn webinar on Wednesday at noon. “Nutrition on the Go!” offers tips on how to eat healthy meals and snacks while maintaining a busy schedule.

The webinar is presented by HealthyGuidance through ComPsych, OSU-Tulsa’s Employee Assistance Program. HealthyGuidance helps employees make positive lifestyle changes and smarter health decisions.

To sign-up, visit the webinar registration website. Participants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to join the webinar. A headset is recommended, but not necessary.

Nutrition sciences professor to discuss therapeutic effects of foods at seminar

Heels for Words supports Cowboy Aphasia Camp, a summer program which helps individuals with aphasia develop language skills.

The impact of nutrition on treatment and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be a central topic during a special seminar featuring OSU nutrition researcher Arpita Basu, Ph.D., tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. in D107.

An associate professor in the department of nutritional sciences in the College of Human Sciences, Basu will discuss, “Therapeutic Effects of Functional Foods on Cardio-Metabolic Health Risks in Adults.” The seminar focuses on how different compounds in foods influence risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the use of green tea and berries to modify these risks. Basu will also discuss the implications of her research on nutrition therapy in the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience, OSU-CHS, OSU-Tulsa and OSU-Stillwater. A light lunch will be provided to those who attend. For more information, contact Amanda Harrist.