Dr. John Bozalis Honored by OHCF Board

Dr. John Bozalis, recently retired from the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic, was honored Thursday, August 22, for his many years of service to the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation Board of Directors. Bozalis received the honor from OHCF Board President David Harlow. Bozalis was a founding member of the OHCF Board.

Presbyterian Health Foundation Hosts 8th Annual Golf Tournament

The Presbyterian Health Foundation is hosting its 8th Annual Golf Tournament on October 7 at Twin Hills Golf & Country Club. Proceeds benefit Graduate Research Assistants at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and 4th year OU College of Medicine Students. To date, they have raised $120,000 for these programs. To read the entire article, click here.

Artist Donates to Dean McGee Institute Through Book Sales

Mary Bee Clark, an Oklahoma City resident and local artist, has written and illustrated two books for young children.  Upon being diagnosed with lung cancer this past fall, Mary Bee has decided to seize the day and pursue her dream of publishing children’s books.  My Gran’s Glasses is a colorful and fun text that showcases a Gran’s eclectic glasses wardrobe, and Nana Has an Alligator Under Her Chair is a witty book that tells of the exploits of the many critters you may find at Nana’s house.  Following her illness, Mary Bee has become even more empathetic towards others who are suffering.  To that end, both books will donate 100% of the author’s proceeds to local charities.  Proceeds from My Gran’s Glasses will be donated to Dean McGee Eye Institute. To read the entire article, click here.

Statewide Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality in OK Show Encouraging Signs

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced that Oklahoma’s infant mortality rate (IMR) is declining, a positive sign in the agency’s efforts to reduce the number of babies who die in Oklahoma each year. Preliminary data from OSDH Vital Records show the IMR in Oklahoma has declined from 8.6 per 1,000 live births in 2007, to 7.9 per 1,000 live births in 2012. To read the entire article, click here.

 

September 2013

RSVP for the Annual Oklahoma Health Center Breakfast

Just a reminder to make your reservations for the annual Oklahoma Heath Center/Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Bird Library Patio, 1000 Stanton L. Young Blvd.,  on September 26th at 8 a.m.  Featured Guest Speaker is Governor Mary Fallin.

Reservations can be made by contacting [email protected] or 297-8921 by September 18th.

OHCF Salutes Former Board Chairman Dave Lopez 

Former OHCF Board Chairman Dave Lopez was named Oklahoma City Public Schools Interim Superintendent this week. It was announced this week. He will begin Sept. 2. Lopez has been serving as Oklahoma secretary of commerce. He will serve for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year. 

Lopez is currently serving as co-chair of OHCF's Treasures For Tomorrow program pictured here with co-chair Teresa Rose. Congratulations Dave!

200 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Easter Seals Oklahoma needs 200 volunteers for the RedMan Triathalon. For volunteering your time, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of three Gift Cards valued at $250 each!!We are looking for 200 enthusiastic volunteers to cheer on the cyclists in the 56 mile (112 for the full) bike portion of the triathlon. Volunteers will assist with monitoring traffic to keep cyclists safe, but not physically directing traffic or putting themselves in danger.When: Saturday, September 21, 2013 To read the entire article, click here.

Tracking ALS could open new avenues for treatment

For researchers, learning how to treat a disease is often linked to understanding how it progresses. New research from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation into the path of Lou Gehrig’s disease could spark new therapies. Using magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, OMRF scientist Rheal Towner, Ph.D., has developed an innovative method to track disease movement throughout the body. To read the entire article, click here.

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