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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Allen, Kollmann named co-chairs of OSU’s A Stately Affair in Tulsa

Allen, Kollmann
Allen, Kollmann

Two Tulsa-area business leaders have been selected to co-chair A Stately Affair in Tulsa, the biennial black-tie gala fundraiser for OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences. Jack Allen, chairman of HUB International CFR, and David Kollmann, division president for Flintco, will lead the committee, including OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O., organizing the fundraiser, set for May 18, 2015 at Southern Hills Country Club. 

In addition to supporting student scholarships and programs at OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa, A Stately Affair in Tulsa also honors the OSU in Tulsa Icons. These individuals and organizations have made significant contributions to the community and the state while advancing the missions of OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa.

Allen graduated from OSU School of Business in 1969 and has taught as an adjunct instructor at OSU-Tulsa for the Spears School of Business. He is a regular guest speaker at university classes on the topics of diversity, vision and management methodology and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship.  

Kollmann graduated from OSU in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology. He joined Flintco in 1993 as its preconstruction director. Within three years he was named senior vice president for Flintco, and in August 2006 was named division president. Kollmann oversees Flintco’s Tulsa office and Oakridge Builders, Inc. as well as statewide business development initiatives.

For more information, contact the OSU Foundation in Tulsa at 918-594-8500.

OCAST workshop to provide guidance on applying for federal funding

The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) will host a workshop on how to apply for federal research funding on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center.

The workshop, for university researchers and small business owners, will be led by David Sikora, director of the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Ohio. Sikora manages a $300 million budget for the Air Force SBIR/STTR program, which stimulates small business technology research.

Sikora previously served as the Air Force Technology Transfer program manager and is experienced in leveraging industry, academia and private sector research. Before entering government service, he worked as a design/project engineer in the paper machine and environmental equipment industries.

The workshop is free. Registration is available online.

Every touch leaves a trace

Every touch leaves a trace
Locard’s exchange principle, the guiding standard for evidence collection

The School of Forensic Sciences at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences teaches the quality techniques for processing crime scene evidence and building careers in the profession. OSU-CHS provides graduate studies in death scene investigation, forensic biology, forensic psychology and forensic toxicology. Active practitioners have online options in forensic document examination, forensic science administration and arson/explosives investigation. The biology and toxicology programs have the distinction of being FEPAC-accredited through the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.