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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, June 28, 2012

OSU in Tulsa joins partnership for Tulsa Supercomputer

Tulsa Supercomputer Announcement PhotoOSU in Tulsa joined with researchers, city officials, business leaders and university administrators for the announcement of construction on the Tulsa Supercomputer.

“The supercomputer is an excellent economic development tool for the city of Tulsa and state of Oklahoma,” said Dr. Leigh Goodson, vice president for research and institutional advancement at OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa. “It will solidify Tulsa as a research center and attract new businesses to the area.”

Housed at One Technology Center, the Tulsa Supercomputing Center will be the largest community supercomputer in the country and one of the top 25 academic supercomputers.

OSU in Tulsa will utilize the supercomputer to make advancements more quickly, particularly in engineering, biomedical and other types of research.

“The supercomputer is a game changer in research for Tulsa in both the public and private sector,” said Goodson. “The capacity available through the supercomputer will provide a vehicle to connect the university with industry researchers. This type of collaboration will allow for scientific breakthroughs that were not possible here before.”

The Oklahoma Innovation Institute’s Tulsa Research Partners and the City of Tulsa have partnered to create the supercomputer, which is scheduled to be operational this fall.

OSU Center for Health Sciences Ranked No. 1 Most Popular Medical School by U.S. News and World Report

OSU Center for Health SciencesThe OSU Center for Health Sciences has been named the most popular medical school in the country in a new ranking from U.S. News & World Report.

“OSU Center for Health Sciences is dedicated to serving rural and underserved Oklahoma and our students embrace that mission,” said Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS. “As we work to combat the physician shortage in Oklahoma, it is a testament to our College of Osteopathic Medicine that students recognize the quality medical education they receive from OSU and the vast difference our physicians make in the communities.”

OSU-CHS tied with the University of Kansas Medical Center for the top slot of the 10 Most Popular Medical Schools. The rankings are based on the percentage of students accepted by the school who make the decision to attend and enroll in classes. The percentage of students accepted to those who enrolled at OSU-CHS was 85.7 percent in 2011. CHS also experienced an increase in enrollment over the previous year.

“Many of our students choose OSU Center for Health Sciences because of the family atmosphere they experience on campus,” said Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS provost and the dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. “This high ranking speaks to the quality of our faculty and staff who make OSU-CHS a place that students want to attend.”

A total of 110 ranked medical schools provided acceptance and enrollment data for the 2011-2012 school year, with all of the top 10 schools yielding 74 percent or higher enrollment numbers.

To view the complete ranking, visit www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/the-short-list-grad-school/articles/2012/06/19/10-most-popular-medical-schools-2.