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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Minnie 2017 Semifinal Candidate

Minnie 2017 Semifinal Candidate

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Adopt-a-Band Program

Outcomes (HERO) Laboratory in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Allied Health

Project spearheaded by Dr Carole Johnson, the Adopt-a-Band program with the Pride of Oklahoma.  This is an important program that reaches a population – young musicians – who are at high risk for hearing loss but who rarely receive direct education on hearing conservation.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Professor Paws Graduates

Among our graduates this week, we had the pleasure to award Niko with his ‘dog-torate’ at the OU-Tulsa Graduation on Tuesday evening!

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Preschoolers Starving for Nutrition 

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

National Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

The Tulsa chapter of the National Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recently announced its 2017-2018 cohort and among them are two first year students from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Kristen Faucett (occupational therapy) and MacGyver Norris (physical therapy).

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Anyone facing major surgery likely knows that rehabilitation may be necessary after the procedure – physical therapy to strengthen muscles and regain mobility, for example.

But what about “prehabilitation”?  The concept of prehabilitation is gaining traction in health care. In essence, prehabilitation means using the concepts of rehabilitation before a patient undergoes surgery.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Eunsun Park - ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) is, what I regard, the premiere national association for colleges of allied health in the country. As such, approximately 125 institutions belong to this selected association.

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Rachael Quinn, a Senior in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders,  College of Allied Health Outstanding Senior for 2016-2017! 

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Monday, November 7th - Friday, November 11th

Allied Health Professionals are licensed caregivers including audiologists, nuclear medicine technologists, diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, radiation therapists, and speech language pathologists. They are the people in hospitals, offices, schools, and physician's clinics that provide services that pertain to general health and the identification, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders. Those in the Allied Health Professions have the opportunity to do clinical practice work or to do research, health care policy leadership, or educate the next generation of Allied Health Professionals.

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After 31 years of dedicated service to the University of Oklahoma and the profession of occupational therapy, Dr. Toby Hamilton has retired. A 1980 graduate of the occupational therapy program, Dr. Hamilton started her career with the Department of Occupational Therapy as instructor and academic fieldwork coordinator in 1985.  Since then, she has served the program in just about every capacity imaginable, including the Academic Program Director for 12 years.  Dr. Hamilton mentored numerous students to become the best occupational therapists they can, and faculty to become better educators and scholars. She has touched many lives and has made a lasting impression on the profession of occupational therapy.

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We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Martha J. Ferretti Endowed Scholarship in Rehabilitation Sciences, in honor of Marti Ferretti, professor and chairperson in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Inaugural Albert Schweitzer Fellows

Two College of Allied Health OT students were named as inaugural Albert Schweitzer Fellows – they are among 11 local graduate students from universities in Tulsa to receive this honor. Meredith Wyatt and Paul Abbey, second-year master of occupational therapy students were selected from a large field of applicants for this prestigious fellowship. 

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What is the GREAT Symposium?

GREAT is an acronym for Graduate Research Education and Technology Symposium. For the past 40 years, students at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have showcased their original research at the GREAT Symposium. Students and postdoctoral fellows compete for travel grants to present their research at national scientific meetings.

All current Graduate College students and those graduating in the 2015-16 academic year are eligible to partipate.  In order to redeem GREAT travel award winnings, individuals who have graduated must present proof that they will be presenting the research conducted while a student at the OUHSC and not previously presented at GREAT. Graduates in a postdoctoral position must participate in the postdoctoral fellow competition.

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Our Occupational and Physical Therapy students have been busy at the Oklahoma Methodist Manor facilitating fitness testing to help seniors enjoy an active lifestyle. 

Watch to learn more!

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The Doctor of Science degree in rehabilitation sciences is a postprofessional degree that builds on students’ entry-level education and subsequent education and clinical experiences. The goal of the program is to prepare occupational therapists and physical therapists to become leaders in practice and scholarly practitioners with advanced clinical reasoning and skills in a specialty area. 
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2016 Spinal Manipulation Courses Offered

March 3 - 5 and March 6 - 7
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Please join us in Congratulating Ryann Smalley, a Senior in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, who is the College of Allied Health Outstanding Senior for 2015-2016!  
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Friday, October 16, 2015

Leadership HSC

Leadership HSC is designed for first-year Health Sciences Center students who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their colleges and are in good academic standing.
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Groundbreaking for the new OU Physical Therapy clinic which will be imbedded in the new Tandy Family YMCA recently took place in Tulsa.
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