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OSU-CHS awarded $3.5M grant for Native American student recruitment, training

A $3.5 million grant recently awarded to OSU Center for Health Sciences will fund new programs and bolster existing ones aimed at recruiting and preparing Native American undergraduate students to enter medical school.
Dr. Kent Smith gives a presentation on Native cultural medicine during a Med-X presentation at the OSU-COM at the Cherokee Nation campus in Tahlequah on March 25, 2022.
Innovative after-school program captures Native American students’ interest in STEM

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Hallmarks of the future such as virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D printing are set to help connect Native American students with their cultural past through an innovative $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Native OSU students share culture with McAlester classes

Tue, Dec 08, 2020

Native American books read by Native American students. The idea came from an Oklahoma school teacher, and Oklahoma State University’s Center for Sovereign Nations was happy to help make it a reality.

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Postoak named ANAMS president-elect

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Last year, Brandon Postoak served as the first osteopathic medicine liaison for the Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS). Now the third-year OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student serves as the organization’s president-elect.

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CIHRP executive director featured in PBS documentary on diabetes

Mon, Apr 13, 2020

Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, executive director of the Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy, talks about her personal and professional history with diabetes.

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Dr. Kent Smith, Ph.D.: Virtual STEM Camps

Tue, Apr 07, 2020

OSU-CHS Associate Dean of American Indians in Medicine and Science, Dr. Kent Smith, Ph.D., writes a blog on his recent launch of virtual STEM classes for rural public schools and tribal partners amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Cherokee Nation chief speaks on tribal history at OSU

Mon, Feb 03, 2020

The leader of the Cherokee Nation — with more than 380,000 tribal citizens worldwide including over 141,000 in northeastern Oklahoma — recently spoke about its storied history during a Sovereignty Speaks speakers series luncheon at the Oklahoma State University Student Union.

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