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OSU Center for Health Sciences to host first Project ECHO Summit in Oklahoma

OSU Center for Health Sciences to host first Project ECHO Summit in Oklahoma

The day long Project ECHO Summit is Thursday, Aug. 29 on the OSU-CHS campus

OSU Medicine, Purdue Pharma announce research collaboration to fight opioid addiction

OSU Medicine, Purdue Pharma announce research collaboration to fight opioid addiction

Purdue Pharma L.P. (“Purdue”) and the National Center for Wellness & Recovery (the “Center”) at Oklahoma State University today announced an innovative collaboration focused on accelerating solutions to the opioid addiction crisis.

Library offers open textbook incentive

Library offers open textbook incentive

The University Libraries is offering Oklahoma State University faculty members the opportunity to save their students money — while making a little extra of their own.

OSU graduate wins fellowship for female veterans

OSU graduate wins fellowship for female veterans

Recent Oklahoma State University graduate Regina Campbell spent four influential days this summer learning alongside fellow female student veterans during the 2019 Focus Forward Fellowship in Indiana. The fellowship, a program offered by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, helps female veterans with personal and professional development while working to improve their leadership skills and foster a community of support.

Serving Up Safety: Keep food safety a priority as students return to school, lunch bags in hand

Serving Up Safety: Keep food safety a priority as students return to school, lunch bags in hand

As the days gradually grow shorter and the heat quietly begins to retreat, more than just the end of summer is being signaled. Accompanying the end of the summer months comes the start of a new school year. Amidst the hustle and bustle of packing lunches and snacks for students, families sometimes lose sight of something that should be a priority in their household: food safety. The easiest way to promote food safety at home is through proper handling and storage, said Ravi Jadeja, food safety specialist for the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center.

Food labels often mislead consumers

Food labels often mislead consumers

Food packaging labels can be confusing for consumers.

OSU RN to BSN receives best online program ranking

OSU RN to BSN receives best online program ranking

The Oklahoma State University College of Education, Health and Aviation has been recognized as having one of the best RN to BSN online degree programs on TheBestSchools.org for 2019. Fifty programs were selected based on quality of education, type of classes provided, faculty strength, nursing school awards and rankings and reputation.

Coe discovers passion through research, campus organizations

Coe discovers passion through research, campus organizations

1 is 2 Many, a White House initiative in response to the increased attention around sexual violence on college campuses, is one of Seraiah Coe’s philanthropic passions. She is deeply passionate about educating young adults on the definition of healthy relationships and believes this is an "important part of the recovery" from a personal experience. She presented her plan to her hometown high school principal in McKinney, Texas, and got approved to present the information to health class in the coming fall semester.

OSU recognized for exemplary effort in community engagement

OSU recognized for exemplary effort in community engagement

OSU was included in the class of exemplary designees based on a partnership with community agencies serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to provide research-informed community action for these individuals and their families.

Bender hopes to incorporate philanthropy into career

Bender hopes to incorporate philanthropy into career

Carly Bender calls “rEcess” — a monthly event for children with disabilities so their parents can have a free evening — her biggest hobby and favorite part of the month. The actuarial and financial mathematics senior recently earned a Women for OSU scholarship for her philanthropy and community service. She volunteered at Countryside Baptist Church in Stillwater and helped build communities of support for families with children who have special needs.

Kay County 4-H’er has big plans for her community

Kay County 4-H’er has big plans for her community

A Kay County 4-H'er has developed a plan that will help people appreciate the historic downtown area of Newkirk and provide opportunities to live a healthy lifestyle.

Healthier eating in a SNAP

Healthier eating in a SNAP

Despite being referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill by most of the public, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 dedicated a larger percentage of funding to nutritional assistance rather than farms themselves. Rodney Holcomb, agribusiness economist for Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, and Aaron Ates, recent Ph.D. graduate from OSU, examined the spending habits of households currently being supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program administered by the Food Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Graham sees science and art in dentistry

Graham sees science and art in dentistry

Caroline Graham decided she wanted to be a researcher as a young girl. She was inspired by a National Geographic article about the study of microbes in the ice of Antarctica. The recent Oklahoma State University graduate is headed to the University of Oklahoma’s College of Dentistry. She completed an Honors College degree in May with a double major in microbiology/cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry, along with minors in chemistry and accounting. Among the many awards she earned were College of Arts and Sciences Top 10 Seniors and recognition among the OSU Alumni Association’s 15 Outstanding Seniors.

Fry worked hard to enjoy all of the OSU experience

Fry worked hard to enjoy all of the OSU experience

It was natural for Emily Fry to become a scholar at Oklahoma State University, where her parents are both leaders. Her mother, Pamela, is OSU-Tulsa's president. Her father, Don, is director of technology for the College of Education, Health and Aviation. Fry recently completed her biological science/pre-health degree, earning significant honors for her accomplishments, including recognition as one of the OSU Alumni Association’s 15 Outstanding Seniors and as a College of Arts and Sciences Top 10 Senior.

OSU rural healthcare advocate Stacie Pace recognized with prestigious national award

OSU rural healthcare advocate Stacie Pace recognized with prestigious national award

Stacie Pace, director of Oklahoma State University’s Rural Health Network (ROK-Net) and executive director of the Rural Health Network of Oklahoma (RHN), has been recognized as the 2019 National Cooperative of Health Network Outstanding Network Leader.

Ensure food and beverages are safe to consume after a flood

Ensure food and beverages are safe to consume after a flood

Oklahomans know all too well the effects floodwaters can have on both individuals and communities. Floods can cause loss of human life, damage to property, destruction of crops, loss of livestock and more. The safety of food and beverage products following a flood also is a concern.

Physical activity is important for people of all ages

Physical activity is important for people of all ages

Research shows physical activity not only helps a person sleep and feel better, it also reduces the risk of many chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, some cancers and type 2 diabetes.

Cooking for Kids receives Priester Award for Innovation

Cooking for Kids receives Priester Award for Innovation

The Oklahoma State University team that developed and leads the Cooking for Kids program was recognized with a 2019 Priester Award at the National Health Outreach Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 2.

Researchers receive National Institute of Health grant to develop a cognitive assistive technology for dementia homecare

Researchers receive National Institute of Health grant to develop a cognitive assistive technology for dementia homecare

Project PI Dr. Guoliang Fan, Cal and Marilyn Vogt Professor of Engineering in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Co-PI Dr. Emily Roberts in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandisig are collaborating on the development of an innovative cognitive assistive technology in response to increasingly significant issues facing homecare for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Students offer opioid epidemic solutions during third annual Health Data Shootout

Students offer opioid epidemic solutions during third annual Health Data Shootout

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Systems Innovation concluded the third annual Health Data Shootout March 29 at the Wes Watkins Center in Stillwater.

Child Development Lab names new director

Child Development Lab names new director

Longtime educator Sandy Major is the new director of the Cleo L. Craig Child Development Laboratory effective August 1, 2019, the Oklahoma State University College of Human Sciences recently announced.

College of Human Sciences celebrates 2019 Seniors of Distinction

College of Human Sciences celebrates 2019 Seniors of Distinction

The Oklahoma State University College of Human Sciences has recognized eight students as 2019 Seniors of Distinction, the highest honor given to graduating seniors by the college. Faculty in each of four academic units in the College of Human Sciences – the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising; the Department of Human Development and Family Science; the Department of Nutritional Sciences; and the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management – selected two Seniors of Distinction for their respective units.

Special Clovers Camp creates lasting memories for all involved

Special Clovers Camp creates lasting memories for all involved

Going to camp is a big part of being in 4-H, but has not always been a possibility for all club members. Thanks to Special Clovers Camp - Super Health Heroes, 4-H'ers with special needs had an opportunity recently to take part in the camp experience.