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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

OSU in Tulsa Health Fair offers health information, services

OSU in Tulsa students, faculty and staff receive health screenings as part of the fall Health Fair.OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to get helpful health and nutrition information at the Spring 2013 OSU in Tulsa Health Fair on March 7 from 2-5 p.m. in the Main Hall Commons.

The OSU-Tulsa Health Clinic and OSU-Tulsa health and human performance students will provide health risk assessments and the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center will offer fitness exams. Glaucoma exams will be available by OSU Physicians' ophthalmology department and audiology screenings will be provided by OSU-Tulsa's department of communication sciences and disorders.

In addition to a healthy cooking demonstration, light food and beverages will be provided. Participants can register to win door prizes. For more information about the OSU in Tulsa Health Fair, contact Jeremiah Watkins at jeremiah.watkins@okstate.edu.

Tulsa Business Forums to host journalist Tom Brokaw in April

BrokawTelevision journalist Tom Brokaw will present, "The Voice of a Generation," on April 2 at 10 a.m. at the Mabee Center.

During his distinguished journalism career, Brokaw has hosted has all three major NBC News programs, authored many books and has received major awards and recognition.

Brokaw is the third feature speaker of the Tulsa Business Forums 2012-13 season, which is coordinated by the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business Center for Executive and Professional Professional Development.

Tickets to the event are $75 each, or $60 apiece for a block of 30 or more. To purchase a ticket, visit the Tulsa Business Forums website or call 1-866-678-3933.

Lecture examines physical responses to social rejection

SilkJennifer Silk, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and psychology and director of the Developmental Affective Science Collective at the University of Pittsburg Medical School, will present a study on how the brain responds to social rejection during a special lecture on Friday, March 8 at 12:15 p.m. in Dunlap Auditorium at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.

"Neural Response to Social Evaluation in Depressed Adolescents" will showcase Silk's research, using neuroimaging, to examine how the brain responds to peer rejection and parental criticism. Silk's research has found that the brain's response to emotional rejection is similar to its response to physical pain.  

The lecture is hosted by the OSU Center for Family Resilience, OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS. Lunch will be provided for participants in Tulsa. The lecture will also be broadcast to Stillwater.

For more information, contact Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., associate director for education and translation in the Center for Family Resilience, at amanda.harrist@okstate.edu.