Quail Springs Mall Holiday Season Blood Drive Set – December 7

Quail Springs Mall invites all OKC-area residents to get in the giving spirit this holiday season by donating blood. Each donor can save as many as three lives. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will conduct a blood drive Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lower level near the Mall’s southeast entrance. To read the entire article, click here. 

OCAST board approves seven for Intern Partnerships program

Seven Research and Development Intern Partnerships Tuesday were approved for funding at a total of $320,780 by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). Awards approved this week support undergraduate student internships in biotechnology, cyber security, climate, energy and aerospace. Awards are for up to two-year internships. To read the entire article, click here.

Ihop Bedlam Fundraiser To Run Through Dec. 7

Now through the night of the Bedlam football game, Dec. 7, visit IHOP and show support for your team by buying OSU or OU paper footballs posted around the restaurant with proceeds benefitting the Children’s Hospital Foundation, an affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Oklahoma City. Participating IHOP® Restaurants include Stillwater, Norman and those throughout the Oklahoma City metro.

Alzheimer's Disease: Myths and Realities

Despite advances in knowledge brought about by research, there is much about Alzheimer’s disease that remains unknown or not well understood. Observing National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, local and national organizations step up efforts throughout November to make the public more aware of the disease through discussion and education. While Alzheimer’s disease is only one form of dementia, it is the most common, accounting for nearly 50 percent of dementia cases. Linda A. Hershey, M.D., Ph.D., OU Physicians neurologist, describes Alzheimer’s as a progressive neurologic disease of the brain which leads to the irreversible loss of neurons. To read the entire article, click here.

 

November 2013

Andrews Inducted into Hall of Fame

M. Dewayne Andrews, M.D., senior vice president and provost, OU Health Sciences Center and executive dean, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, was formally inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame at a ceremony held last month.The Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to recognize and honor individuals, living and deceased, for outstanding meritorious service to higher education in Oklahoma. To read the entire article, click here.

OMRF offering summer science internships for 2014

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 Fleming Scholar Program. Application deadline is Feb. 1. To read the entire article, click here.

Youth Tobacco Survey Provides E-cigarette Use Rates for OK Youth

New data on tobacco use among Oklahoma youth indicate a significant number of youth are trying electronic cigarettes. Research shows that youth who are exposed to tobacco use are more likely to become regular tobacco users, and public health officials are concerned the same will be true of e-cigarettes and vapor products. Oklahoma has no state law prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes and vapor products to youth, unlike laws that restrict youth access to other tobacco products. To read the entire article, click here.

Prevent Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season

As cooks everywhere scurry in preparation for Thursday’s biggest meal of the year and the holiday food season ahead, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds food preparers that the holiday season presents food safety challenges. Each year about one in six Americans becomes ill with a foodborne illness. To read the entire article, click here.

Christmas cookbook sales in Oklahoma City to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities

Oklahoma City metro-area Dillard's stores are offering exclusive Christmas edition cookbooks by Southern Living to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. To read the entire article, click here.

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