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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Civic leaders to be honored as 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa

2015 Icons
The 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa include, clockwise from upper left, Bryan Close, Peggy Helmerich, Bishop Edward Slattery and Bob Jones.

OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa will honor four outstanding individuals who have had a major impact through service to others. The efforts of 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa have helped improve the lives of citizens in the community, throughout Oklahoma and across the nation.

“The Icons have made significant contributions to OSU and our students,” said OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O. “Their accomplishments have made it possible for our students to pursue their educational goals and have created a brighter, healthier future for our state.”

The 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa are Bryan Close, president of CloseBend, Inc., Peggy Helmerich, philanthropist, Bob Jones, former executive director of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, and Bishop Edward J. Slattery of the Catholic Dioceses of Tulsa.

The 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa will be honored at “A Stately Affair in Tulsa” on Monday, May 18. Proceeds from the black-tie event at Southern Hills Country Club will fund scholarships for students who plan to attend OSU-CHS or OSU-Tulsa.

OSU alumni Jack Allen, chairman of HUB International CFR, and Dave Kollmann, division president for Flintco, are serving as co-chairs for A Stately Affair. For sponsorship information, visit A Stately Affair website or contact the OSU Foundation in Tulsa at 918-594-8500

Cancer Sucks supports OSU-CHS cancer research with $25K donation

OSU-CHS has received a $25,000 grant from Cancer Sucks, Inc. to support Rashmi Kaul’s liver and uterine cancer research.

Kaul, Ph.D., associate professor of immunology, is researching early detection markers for cancer to increase the chances of successful treatment and survival. The research is focused on the role of chronic infections in the development of liver and uterine cancer.

Johnny Stephens, Pharm.D., interim vice president for research and chief operating officer at OSU-CHS, accepted the grant on behalf of Kaul at the 10th annual Cancer Sucks Concert on Nov. 29 at Cain’s Ballroom.

Cancer Sucks has supported Kaul’s research at OSU-CHS every year since 2006. With the latest donation, Cancer Sucks has donated more than $150,000 to OSU-CHS. For more information about the organization, visit the Cancer Sucks website.

Stay up-to-date with OSU-CHS winter weather closing information

Winter Weather NotificationsWinter is approaching and with it the possibility of snow, ice and other severe weather. Students, faculty and staff should be aware of OSU-CHS' severe weather closing procedures.

OSU-CHS and OSU Physicians Clinics rarely close, but classes and patient appointments may be cancelled if extreme weather conditions or emergency situations arise.

In the event campus closes, information will be posted on the OSU-CHS website, an email will be sent from chsnews@okstate.edu, and there will be a recording on the main campus phone number at 918-582-1972. Information will also be posted on OSU-CHS’ Facebook and Twitter.

The media also will be notified if campus closes. Students concerned about specific courses should contact their instructor.

Celebrate the season at the Faculty and Staff Reception

OSU-CHS faculty and staff are invited to a come-and-go holiday reception to celebrate the season on Friday, Dec. 19 at Baxter’s Interurban Grill. The event will be from 4-6 p.m. in the restaurant’s private dining room.

OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O., Eric Polak, vice president for administration and finance, and Johnny Stephens, Pharm.D., interim vice president for research and chief operating officer, are expected to be at the event to celebrate the end of the year.

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Bria Taylor, director of outreach and special events.

Buy an autographed OSU football and support OSU SAC in Tulsa

Authographed Football

Show your Cowboy Pride and support the OSU Staff Advisory Council in Tulsa by purchasing a football signed by the 2014 OSU Cowboys football team. Signatures vary for each football, which cost $150.

To purchase your football, contact Rebecca Allison. The organization accepts cash or checks payable to OSU SAC.