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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fit 2 Learn Summit to focus on empowering children to be healthy

Participants learn activities to promote health and wellness among children during last year’s Fit 2 Learn Summit.
Participants learn activities to promote health and wellness among children during last year’s Fit 2 Learn Summit.

Jeremy Lyon, Ph.D., superintendent for the Frisco Independent School District in Texas, will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday during the third annual Fit 2 Learn Summit. The conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at OSU-CHS. The event is aimed at helping schools teach children to live healthy.

Lyon will discuss five practices to promote staff and student health and wellness in schools in a session beginning at 9:10 a.m. Other sessions will feature action-based learning, understanding problematic behaviors, smart snacks and healthy fundraisers, cooking for kids and much more. Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister will provide the closing presentation at 4:25 p.m.

More than 150 teachers, support staff, parents, public health advocates and community leaders are expected to attend the event hosted by the Tulsa County Wellness Partnership. Other organizers include OSU-CHS, Shape Your Future campaign and Tobacco Free Coalition for Tulsa County. The summit is sponsored by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. To learn more about the free event, visit the Fit 2 Learn Summit website.

Wagner steps into Faculty Senate president role

Jarrad Wagner, Ph.D.

Jarrad Wagner, Ph.D., director of the Forensic Toxicology and Trace Chemistry Laboratory and associate professor of forensic sciences, has begun his term as president of the Faculty Senate for 2016-17.

He succeeds former president Sarah Hall, D.O., clinical assistant professor of family medicine.

Wagner holds a doctorate of philosophy in environmental toxicology from the University of California at Irvine and undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry.  He was formerly a chemist at the FBI Laboratory where he worked on crime scene investigations involving hazardous materials. Read more.

Make your voice heard on next Tulsa mayor, councilors, state leaders

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Tulsa County to be eligible for the June 28 statewide primary election.

In Tulsa, three city council district seats, city auditor and the mayor’s position are up for election, including districts 3, 4 and 6. The Tulsa County Commissioner District 2 seat, held by Karen Keith, also will be on the ballot. In addition, voters will select among Tulsa County candidates for court clerk, county clerk and sheriff. To view city and county candidates, visit the Tulsa County Election Board.

All 101 seats in the state House of Representatives and 25 of the seats in the state Senate are up for election. Oklahoma voters also will elect one member to the U.S. Senate and all five representatives to the U.S. House. The general election is set for Nov. 8. To view statewide candidates, visit the Oklahoma Election Board. For more information about registering to vote, visit the Tulsa County Election Board at 555 N. Denver Ave. or the Tulsa County Election Board website.

Congratulations Class of 2016

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OSU-CHS recently celebrated the achievements of the next generation of Oklahoma physicians, biomedical scientists, forensic scientists and health care administrators during commencement.

With more than half of the 106 members of the OSU-COM graduating class beginning primary care residency programs this summer, these OSU-CHS alumni will have a dramatic impact on our nation’s health care. To learn more about OSU-CHS or watch a replay of the 2016 Commencement Ceremony, visit the OSU-CHS website.