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The Center: OSU-CHS News

thursday, october 20, 2016

Oklahoma Academy of Science sets technical meeting at OSU-CHS

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Students and faculty are invited to participate in the annual technical meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science on Friday, Nov. 4 at OSU-CHS.

This is the first year that OSU-CHS has hosted the event, which is a forum for students, faculty and citizen scientists to present their scientific scholarship. Earl Blewett, OSU-CHS associate professor of microbiology and site host, estimates about 100 people from throughout the state will attend the forum.

The deadline for online registration is noon on Friday, Oct. 28. Attendees may indicate on the online registration site whether they wish to present a poster or oral presentation during the meeting. For guidelines on oral or poster presentations, visit the Oklahoma Collegiate Academy of Science website. The cost of attendance ranges from $10 for students to $38 for a family membership.

For additional information, visit the event website or email David Bass, professor of biology and curator of invertebrates at the University of Central Oklahoma, for questions about registration.

Fourth-year medical student awarded rotation at Johns Hopkins


Jolee Suddock, a fourth-year medical student, was recently awarded a one-month rotation in pathology at the renowned Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, widely considered the leading pathology department in the world.

During the rotation, Suddock had the opportunity to spend time in several subspecialties, including neuropathology, microbiology and the medical examiner’s office. In addition, the rotation has provided laboratory experience.

The new Johns Hopkins pathology rotation is open to underrepresented minority medical students and residents and enables students to observe and participate in daily diagnostic, research and teaching activities of the department. Johns Hopkins provides financial resources including travel expenses and room and board. To learn more about the pathology rotation, click on the program link.

CFR seminar to examine impact of trauma on early childhood development


Dr. Lana Beasley, OSU assistant professor of psychology, will discuss how trauma changes brain development in early childhood at noon tomorrow in Main Hall 2227 at OSU-Tulsa. A light lunch will be provided.

Beasley is a licensed clinical child psychologist and conducts research with a focus on child abuse prevention, child trauma, anxiety, parent training and pediatric disorders.

The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa and the OSU College of Human Sciences. For more information, email Dr. Amanda Harrist, professor of human development and family science.

Employees complete OSU Pride Works quality service program

More than 20 employees have completed the “OSU Pride Works: Quality Service Initiative” certificate program launched this spring by OSU in Tulsa Human Resources.

Participants were required to attend five hours of in-class instruction and complete at least five of seven online courses. Attendance at the Ignite Your Passion Spring Staff Conference and the creation of position-specific service standards also were mandatory.

Read more to view the list of recent certificate recipients. To learn more about the certificate program and to find out how to enroll, visit the OSU Pride Works website.