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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, June 12, 2014

OSU-CHS student wins national pathology award


The American Society for Clinical Pathology recently selected OSU-COM student Jolee Hernandez as the recipient of the 2014 Gold Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement in Pathology. She will be recognized during the Michele D. Raible Lecture for Residents on Oct. 9 at the organization’s annual meeting in Tampa, Fla.

A first-year medical student from Jones, Okla., Hernandez was chosen from 10 finalists to receive the honor. The award recognizes medical students with an interest in pathology, or the study of disease, as a profession for their academic achievement and leadership skills.

Hernandez is a member of the Student Interest Group in Neurology, Student Osteopathic Association of Radiology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Students of Osteopathic Medical Association and Student National Medical Association.

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

Faculty and staff appreciation day

OSU-CHS will celebrate the contributions of staff and faculty at a special event at ONEOK Field on Friday, July 11. Bring your family to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” OSU in Tulsa’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day and prepare to cheer on the Tulsa Drillers.

Staff and faculty can reserve tickets to watch the Drillers take on the Arkansas Travelers. Tickets include a buffet in the Osage Casino Pavilion and wristbands for children age 12 and younger to enjoy Hornsby’s Hangout. The gates open at 5 p.m. with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. and a fireworks show at the end of the game.

Visit the Staff Appreciation Day website to request tickets. The deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, July 1.

Fit 2 Learn Summit presents best practices for health, wellness

Fit 2 Learn Summit Logo

More than 100 Tulsa-area educators, parents and advocates of health and wellness are at OSU-CHS today for the Fit 2 Learn Summit: Creating Healthy School Environments through Policy and Practice.

The event, co-chaired by Colony Fugate, D.O., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and medical director of the OSU Family Health and Nutrition Clinic, was organized by the Tulsa County Wellness Partnership to share information about health and wellness programs for schools.

Sessions include strategies for healthier school environments, action based learning and updates on school nutrition guidelines. Jennifer Lawrence, a national expert from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will present a workshop on school wellness policy. The summit will conclude with a presentation from Tulsa First Lady Victoria Bartlett, titled “Get Lean Tulsa: A Challenge to Our Schools.”

The Fit to Learn Summit is sponsored by OSU-CHS, It's All About Kids, the Tulsa Health Department, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Camp Fire Green Country, Tulsa Public Schools, Indian Health Care Resource Center and Shape Your Future.

Center for Rural Health staff to discuss telehealth at chamber forum

The OSU-CHS TeleHealth network will be the central topic of the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Health Care Forum on Friday, June 27 from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Saint Francis Health System Conference Room.

Steve Casady, director of OSU TeleHealth, and Duane Koehler, D.O., assistant to the dean for rural education at OSU-CHS, are featured speakers for the forum, titled “Telehealth Applications in Oklahoma.” They will discuss the scope of OSU TeleHealth, the latest technological developments and how telehealth is impacting health care delivery in the state.

With more than 60 sites in 49 communities, OSU TeleHealth is one of the largest systems in Oklahoma. Visit the chamber website by June 26 to register for the public forum.