Thursday, March 22, 2012
OSU Center for Health Sciences featured at Tulsa Alumni Meeting
The OSU Center for Health Sciences is more than a medical school. That was the central message of Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, at a board meeting of the Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association on Tuesday at OSU-Tulsa.
“The OSU Center for Health Sciences is composed of three schools in addition to being home to our College of Osteopathic Medicine,” said Shrum, who was the guest speaker at the meeting. “Each area of CHS is producing research and doing some remarkable things in their fields.”
Some of the highlights of Shrum’s discussion included:
- The College of Osteopathic Medicine is expanding the number of students accepted into the program as a way to combat the physician shortage in Oklahoma. Efforts are also underway to increase the number of residency programs to keep physicians in Oklahoma after they graduate.
- The School of Forensic Sciences is one of only two programs in the nation that partners with an active crime lab on campus. CHS houses the Tulsa Police Department Crime Lab.
- The School of Biomedical Sciences encompasses some cutting-edge research, including collaborative programs on cardiovascular research.
- The School of Health Care Administration has the fastest growing graduate program at CHS.