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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Enrollment open for Cowboys Get Healthy, Get Fit program

Get Healthy, Get Fit
Previous participants of the Cowboys Get Healthy, Get Fit program walk together through Centennial Green in downtown Tulsa.

The Cowboys Get Healthy, Get Fit program has begun enrolling new families for the 10-week wellness program that starts Thursday, May 15 at the Whiteside Community Center, 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave. Participants meet Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The program assists families with children between ages 10-16 with developing healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity.  As part of the program, participants are also encouraged to run in the Firecracker 5K on July 4.

Cowboys Get Healthy, Get Fit is a partnership between the OSU-CHS Family Health and Nutrition Clinic, OSU Cooperative Extension Service and Tulsa Parks. For more information, contact Jade Goodson, program coordinator, at 918-382-3100.

Eugene Field students to visit OSU-CHS for Mini-Med School

A Eugene Field Elementary student makes trail mix during the 2013 Mini-Med School for Kids at OSU-CHS.
A Eugene Field Elementary student makes trail mix during the 2013 Mini-Med School for Kids at OSU-CHS.

A group of 65 Eugene Field Elementary School students will learn about being healthy and physically active at the OSU-CHS Mini-Med School for Kids on Wednesday from 12:45-2:30 p.m. in Founders Hall.

Fourth- and fifth-grade students will learn about anatomy, nutrition, science and exercise while completing tasks and demonstrations with OSU-COM students from the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians Club.

During the event, students will learn about human anatomy, make healthy snacks, conduct a science experiment and participate in a fitness activity. Supplies for the experiments were provided by the Peds Club New Equipment and Resources to Discover Science (NERDS) program. Mini-Med School is sponsored by the ACOP Peds Club.

Register early for Spring Fling Continuing Medical Education conference

Physicians and health care professionals will learn about new developments in medicine at the OSU-COM Alumni Association's 28th Annual Spring Fling Continuing Medical Education conference on May 16-17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown.

The conference features 16 speakers discussing topics including childhood obesity, HIV and kidney disease, community acquired pneumonia, middle ear infections, da Vinci Robotic surgery and coronary artery disease. The conference also includes a lecture on proper prescribing from Deborah Bruce, J.D., executive director of the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners.

Proceeds from Spring Fling support scholarships for OSU-COM students and upcoming alumni events. A discount for early registration is available through April 25. The conference is free for students, interns and residents. For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage.

The Spring Fling is part of OSU-COM's Alumni Weekend, which runs from May 15-18. For a complete schedule of events, visit the OSU-COM Alumni Association website.

Snack donations needed for Eugene Field Elementary

OSU-CHS is collecting snacks and bottled water for the annual testing period at Eugene Field Elementary School, the university’s Partner in Education. Pretzels, fruit snacks, crackers, animal crackers, soft peppermints and 8-ounce water bottles may be placed in boxes at the ground level of the Barson Building and the Forensic Sciences and Biomedical Research Center.