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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Tandy Medical Academic Building construction on track, roof work to begin

OSU-CHS purchased the old fire station in late 2014.
Completion of the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Medical Academic Building is anticipated in 2017.

Construction is continuing on the 84,000-square-foot A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Medical Academic Building at OSU-CHS.

“We are pleased with how smoothly the construction work is progressing,” said Angelyn Holmes, assistant director for facilities management. “We are well on our way to accomplishing our goal to complete construction on time and within budget.”

The Tandy Medical Academic Building, which will include an adjoining parking garage, has an anticipated completion date in 2017.

More than 30 percent of the project has been completed, including all pier support installation. Roof work is anticipated to begin in about a month.

“We are working closely with multiple outside vendors and agencies to ensure work is completed safely and on schedule,” Holmes said. “In addition, we are continuing to be good stewards of our resources and we are keeping the mission of our land grand institution at the forefront throughout the construction process.”

To view a live construction cam of the Tandy building construction, visit the OSU-CHS website.

Native Explorers seeks college students for summer research expedition

Native Explorers

American Indian college students interested in medicine or science are invited to participate in a scientific expedition this summer offered by OSU-CHS. Native Explorers is part of an OSU-CHS initiative to increase the number of American Indians in medicine or science.

During the May 23-June 3 expedition, students will work side-by-side with Native research scientists from OSU-CHS, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and other natural history museums to learn about vertebrate paleontology and natural history. Archeologists, geologists and biologists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management will introduce participants to natural resource management and the protection of historic sites.

Application materials and a letter of support must be received by March 15. Students selected to participate in the program will be notified via email by April 15. For more information or to complete an application, visit the Native Explorers website. Read more.

Shrum, Wagner to participate in OSU Research Week panel in Stillwater

Shrum, Wagner
Shrum, Wagner

Kayse Shrum, D.O., president of OSU-CHS and dean of OSU-COM, and Jarrad Wagner, Ph.D., director of the Forensic Toxicology and Trace Chemistry Laboratory and associate professor of forensic sciences at OSU-CHS, will serve on the OneHealth panel at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 at ConocoPhillips Alumni Center in Stillwater.

The panel will feature OSU faculty representing nutrition, health care interventions, wellness and forensic toxicology.

The event is part of the VPR Panel Series during Research Week 2016 on Feb. 15-19 at OSU-Stillwater. For additional information about Research Week 2016, visit the OSU website.

Seminar to examine foundations of molecular research


Diana Spencer, Ph.D., George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair of Research and co-coordinator of biotechnology research at Tulsa Community College, will discuss the foundations of molecular research during a special seminar on Friday, Feb. 5 at noon in D-207.

The seminar is entitled “Molecular Research Foundations: Synergy in Collaboration.” Spencer, who earned her doctorate at OSU, played a key role in developing courses and undergraduate research opportunities as part of TCC’s biotechnology program.

The seminar is free and open to the public. The event is hosted by the OSU-CHS Pharmacology and Physiology Department.