OMRF names 12 Oklahoma students as 2014 Fleming Scholars

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has chosen 12 state students for its 2014 class of Sir Alexander Fleming Scholars. The students were selected following a competitive statewide application and interview process. Since it started in 1956, the Fleming Scholar Program has provided more than 500 Oklahoma students with a first-hand look at careers in medical research and medicine. To read the entire article, click here.

Baby & Toddler Expo

The 2014 Baby & Toddler Expo is scheduled for March 29, 2014 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds in the Centennial Building!

As always, it will be a free event for new parents, expectant parents and families thinking about starting a new family. We'll have lots of vendors with the latest products for babies and expectant moms, hourly prize drawings, free educational seminars, lots of community resources and much more. Mark your calendar! Become part of Oklahoma City's seventh annual premier event for expectant and new parents - the 2014 Baby & Toddler Expo. Shop exhibitors showing the latest products and fashions. Enjoy a day of fun events for young families including educational seminars, free baby photos, a diaper derby, celebrity appearances from our media sponsor KOCO-TV Channel 5 and lots of prizes.

The Baby & Toddler Expo is presented by The Children's Hospital and Women's & Newborn Center at OU Medical Center and program support from Kohl's Cares in partnership with KOCO Channel 5. For more information, click here.

Allergist Joins Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic

Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic (OAAC) welcomes Dr. Florina Neagu who joined the staff in January. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible in Allergy & Immunology. Dr. Neagu received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Chemistry. She was conferred with her doctor of medicine from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara, Romania in 2000. To read the entire article, click here.

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March 2014

WIC Program Helps Improve Nutrition and Health of OK Families

Healthy eating habits are learned in childhood from the foods children are given and the food choice examples set by those who care for them. For families at nutritional risk, the WIC program can help those who might be missing the opportunity for a healthy diet. WIC is the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. This program provides nutritious supplemental foods and special nutrition education and counseling. In Oklahoma, more than 86,000 nutritionally at-risk pregnant and new mothers and children up to age 5 participate in the program. To read the entire article, click here.

OU College of Dentistry Students Seek Patients for Dental Board Exams

The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry is seeking adult patients to participate in graduating dental students’ board exams Saturday, April 26, to Monday, April 28, at the OU College of Dentistry, 1201 N. Stonewall Ave. Graduating dental students at the OU College of Dentistry will provide thorough cleanings and new fillings at no cost to participants. To read the entire article, click here.

March is Red Cross Month!

The Red Cross spent March 17, 2014 at the Capitol meeting with legislators to talk about the Red Cross, its services and provide preparedness information. We also hosted a blood drive where 15 units of blood were collected. Thank you for donating! Thank you to Representatives Mark McBride and Jon Echols for getting a resolution on the House floor honoring the Red Cross. Thank you to Senator Corey Brooks for getting a resolution on the Senate floor honoring the Red Cross. Thank you to our volunteers for their help including the UCO nursing students! For more information about the American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma Region, click here.

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