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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

thursday, may 26, 2016

OKStars and Native OKstars to begin summer research internships

Three OKstars interns present their final research project at OSU-CHS last summer.
Three OKstars interns present their final research project at OSU-CHS last summer.

Twenty-four Oklahoma high school students will begin a six-week summer research internship on Monday, June 6 as part of the 2016 Oklahoma Science Training and Research Students programs, known as OKstars and Native OKstars. The programs run through July 15.

Nineteen students will participate in OKstars and five in Native OKstars. The intensive programs provide students the opportunity to work side-by-side with professional researchers in biology, anatomy, forensics and other disciplines. Students will meet for a special orientation on campus on the first day of the internship. During orientation, participants will meet their OSU-CHS faculty mentors and fellow interns, take campus tours and complete required training.

OKstars is aimed at high school students interested in medical or science careers. Native OKstars is designed to encourage American Indian students to pursue a career in medicine or other science, technology, engineering and math fields.

OSU to run against OU during annual Bedlam Run downtown

Bedlam Run logo

Put on your running shoes and represent OSU during the annual Albert G’s BBQ Bedlam Run downtown on Saturday, July 30. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds for OSU and the University of Oklahoma.

The 5K and 10K races begin at 7:30 a.m. and the Fun Run at 7:35 a.m. Early registration for the 5K and 10K is $35 and $20 for the Fun Run. After July 1, registration is $40 for the 5K and 10K and $25 for the Fun Run. Race day registration and packet pickup begins at 6:30 a.m. at Second Street and Frankfort Avenue in the Blue Dome District.

The Tulsa chapter of the OSU Alumni Association and the OU Club of Tulsa plan the event each year to celebrate the spirited rivalry between the two universities going back more than 100 years. For additional information, visit the Bedlam Run website.

Seminar to focus on assessment of neuropathological processes

Rheal Towner, Ph.D.

Rheal Towner, Ph.D., director of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, will discuss novel methodologies and therapeutic approaches in the preclinical assessment of neuropathological processes during a seminar at noon tomorrow in Room D-207.

His research is centered on developing new ways to diagnose and predict the outcome of human diseases using noninvasive imaging and spectroscopic methods. Towner is director of the OMRF Advanced Magnetic Resonance Center and associate professor of pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

The event is hosted by the OSU-CHS Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Energy saving tips for Memorial Day and beyond

Here are a number of useful tips to save the university energy costs over the long holiday weekend that can also be used at home to keep money in your own pocket:

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

Keep in mind that some areas on campus may be warmer than usual during the break due to reduced cooling times.