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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

School of Forensic Sciences to host open house

Forensic Sciences Building

The School of Forensic Sciences at OSU-CHS will host an open house for prospective students, advisors and mentors on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1-3 p.m.

The open house will include a tour of campus and several forensic sciences demonstrations. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet with Forensic Sciences faculty, staff and graduate students.

To attend the open house, RSVP to the School of Forensic Sciences or call 918-561-8424.

OSU-CHS United Way Campaign begins tomorrow

Tulsa Area United Way Logo

The OSU-CHS United Way Campaign committee has planned a number of on campus activities to raise funds to support the Tulsa Area United Way and its 61 partner agencies.

The campaign will begin with a special kick-off luncheon tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Founders Hall. Events, which run from Monday through Oct. 3, include a pizza lunch, breakfast pastries and bingo, Crockpot Frenzy and Trivia, mini-golf, an ice cream social, raffles and popcorn sales. Several themed dress days are also planned.

The OSU-CHS United Way Campaign Committee includes Amanda Benn, Brandy Close, Katie Hughes, Chad Landgraf, Ashley Milton, Bria Taylor and Richard Wansley.

OSU-CHS and OSU-Tulsa have set a joint goal of raising $60,000. Visit the OSU in Tulsa United Way Campaign website to see a complete schedule of events and watch your email for updates. Pledge cards have been distributed and may be turned in to OSU in Tulsa Human Resources.

Save the date for Tulsa Research Partners’ Citywide Research Day

Research Partners Logo

The Tulsa Research Partners will be hosting the second Citywide Research Day on Friday, Nov. 7 at the Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity, 906 S. Boston Ave. OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa are Tulsa Research Partners member institutions.

Students and faculty from OSU-CHS can submit posters and papers for the event. A call for papers will be issued soon and information will be provided on how to enter. The event is open to all students and faculty from the Tulsa area.

The theme of this year’s event, “STEMulating Connections,” aims to promote science, technology, engineering and math research and education in Tulsa. For more information or questions about the Citywide Research Day, contact George Louthan.

Pharmacodynamics professor to lead First Friday Seminar


OSU-CHS will host a nationally recognized expert in pharmacodynamics for the First Friday Seminar on Oct. 3 at noon in D-107.

Eric G. Krause, Ph.D., assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida, will present “Identification of neuronal circuits that promote susceptibility or resiliency to psychology stress: insights gained from the watering hole.”

Krause studies the effect stress has on the central nervous system and how the human body coordinates its response to stressors. He is particularly interested in how dehydration impacts the nervous system’s stress regulation response and mood.

The October First Friday Seminary is hosted by Kathleen Curtis, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. The event is free and open to the public.