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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

TueSDAY, Dec. 22, 2015

OSU-CHS announces winter holiday schedule

OSU-CHS will be closed for the winter holiday break from Thursday through Jan. 2. However, some facilities and the OSU Physicians Clinics will be open during select times. All offices will resume regular hours on Jan. 4.

  • Medical Library: Open tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Thursday and Friday. Open Saturday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Open Dec. 26-30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Open Jan. 2 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and regular hours resume Jan. 3.
  • Matthews Bookstore: Open regular hours. Closed Thursday, Friday and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
  • OSU Physicians Clinics:

    Cardiology at Physicians Office Building – Closed Thursday through Jan. 4.

    Houston Center –
    Closed Thursday through Jan. 3.

    Houston Center OB/GYN – Closed tomorrow through Friday and Dec. 30-Jan. 2.

    Health Care Center – Closed Thursday, Friday and Jan. 1.

    Family Medicine Clinic at Physicians Office Building – Closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1.

    Surgery at Physicians Office Building – Closed Thursday-Monday and Jan. 1-2.

    Family Medicine Women’s Health Center – Closed Thursday, Friday and Jan. 1-2.

    Eastgate Metroplex Clinic – Closed through Jan. 1.

    North Regional Health and Wellness Center – Closed today through Dec. 28 and Jan. 1.

OSU-CHS campus security and the Wellness Center will remain open during the winter break. Campus security can be reached any time at 918-625-8592. The Wellness Center may be reached at 918-561-1428.

Med-Xtravaganza aimed at sparking youth interest in medical careers

Oklahoma high school students interested in health care careers will have the opportunity to learn about medical school during Med-Xtravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 13 at OSU-CHS. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants will learn basic anatomy and medical procedures, including listening to a simulation of a patient’s heart and lungs, performing intubations, testing suturing skills and examining the anatomy of the human heart, lungs and brain.

Participants also will have the opportunity to tour the OSU-CHS campus, interact with medical students and learn about medical school admissions requirements. Lunch will be provided. To register for the free event, visit the Med-X website. For more information, contact Jessica Bradley, special projects coordinator, at jagnew@okstate.edu. Read more.

Seminar on link between cardiorespiratory dysfunction, Alzheimer’s disease


Tim Ostrowski, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Missouri, will discuss his research on cardiorespiratory dysfunction among patients with Alzheimer’s disease at noon on Friday, Jan. 8 in D207.

Ostrowski earned his doctorate of natural sciences at George-August University in Germany. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the Department of Biological Sciences from 2010-11 and for MU’s Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center and the Department of Biomedical Sciences from 2011-15.

The seminar is free and open to the public. It is presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology.

Help OSU-CHS save energy costs during winter break

Before leaving for the holidays, be sure to follow a few easy tips to help OSU-CHS energy conservation efforts. To save energy:

  • Close blinds and tilt the slats upward to reduce heat loss.
  • Unplug all appliances, such as fans, chargers, radios and coffee makers.
  • Turn off or unplug all office machines, including computers, printers, monitors and speakers.
  • Turn off all lights when you leave.

Since OSU in Tulsa implemented the energy conservation program in 2007, OSU-CHS has produced $1.7 million in savings. To learn more about campus conservation efforts, visit the energy conservation website.