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The Center: OSU-CHS News

thursday, jan. 12, 2016

Med-Xtravaganza to provide undergraduates taste of medical school

Medical student Justin Haning, right, teaches Danni Gardner to make a suture during the most recent Med-Xtravaganza for college students.
Medical student Justin Haning, right, teaches Danni Gardner to make a suture during the most recent Med-Xtravaganza for college students.

Undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing health care careers may learn about medical school during Med-Xtravaganza on Friday, Feb. 17 at OSU-CHS. The event will run from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Student participants will learn basic anatomy and medical procedures, including listening to a simulation of a patient’s heart and lungs, observing Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and examining the anatomy of the human heart, lungs and brain.

Undergraduates 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-Xtravaganza website. Contact organizers by email with questions.

Web seminars to promote mental, physical wellness

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a series of web seminars offered by the International Association of Medical Science Educators this winter aimed at improving wellness among medical students. The seminars are free and are set for 11 a.m. in D-207.

‘Strategies for Promoting Personal Health and Wellness and Leading Change at the Individual Level,’ is scheduled for Jan. 19, ‘The Imperative for Incorporating Mind-Body Medicine in Health Professions Education’ will be on Jan. 26 and ‘Cultivating Resilience and Reducing Burnout for Health Professionals: The Power of Presence, Reflective Practice and Appreciative Dialogue’ is set for Feb. 2.

To register for a seminar, visit the IAMSE website and enter the code “osteopath17” at the payment step. For additional information, contact Brandy Close, director of curricular affairs, instructional design and academic technologies

Seminar to compare behavior of native and introduced lizards


Matthew B. Lovern, Ph.D., associate professor of integrative biology at OSU-Stillwater, will discuss his research on lizards at noon tomorrow in D-107.

The presentation topic is ‘Comparative physiology and behavior of native and introduced lizards: Why are Invaders Successful?’

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

OSU-HAN designated a Certified Healthy Oklahoma Business

The Oklahoma State University Health Access Network was named a Certified Healthy Oklahoma Business last week in recognition of efforts to promote health and wellness for its employees.

The Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program is a free, voluntary statewide certification aimed at showcasing organizations that are committed to promoting healthy choices.

The program was founded through a collaborative initiative by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, the Oklahoma State Chamber and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. To learn more about the program, visit the Certified Healthy Oklahoma website. Read more.