The Journal Record Health Care Briefs: January 29, 2013

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OU dermatology chairman announced

OKLAHOMA CITY - Thomas Stasko has been named professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

He is also establishing his medical practice with OU Physicians.

Stasko specializes in Mohs surgery. He comes to OU Physicians from Vanderbilt University, Division of Dermatology, Nashville, where he was director of procedural dermatology and director of the Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology fellowship. He is board-certified in dermatology.

Stasko completed a fellowship in cutaneous and microscopically controlled surgery at New England Medical Center, Boston. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, where he also earned his medical degree.

Aspen Dental to open

OWASSO - A new Aspen Dental office is scheduled to open on Thursday.

Michael Baird will provide services at the clinic. He received his doctor of dental surgery degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in Oklahoma City.

Based in Syracuse, N.Y., Aspen Dental has more than 360 locations in 25 states. The Owasso office will be the fourth Aspen Dental in Oklahoma City. Aspen also has two offices in Oklahoma City and one in Broken Arrow.

Lakeside gets award

OKLAHOMA CITY - Lakeside Women's Hospital has received the Women's Choice Award from WomenCertified for 2013 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics.

Hospitals qualify for the list based on a scoring process that includes hospital care reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and an analysis of patient satisfaction.

Symposium set

ADA - Four presentations are scheduled for the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Symposium at 1 p.m. Thursday at East Central University's Bill S. Cole University Center in Ada.

The symposium is named in honor of the late Raniyah Ramadan, who was a research scientist in neuro-ophthalmology.

The symposium will include four speakers from the medical research science field.

"Central Mechanisms Regulating Visceral Pain" will be presented by Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, professor of physiology and director of the Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

"Molecular Pathogenesis of Severe Bacterial Endophthalmitis" will be presented by Michelle C. Callegan, professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and associate director for research at the Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience.

"Exploring the Role of Caveolin-1 in Retinal Physiology and Pathophysiology" will be presented by Michael H. Elliott of the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Department of Ophthalmology and Dean A. McGee Eye Institute.

"Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Inhibit Retinoblastoma' will be presented by Sharolyn Simpson, of ECU and the first recipient of Raniyah Ramadan Undergraduate Research Program Scholarship.

The symposium is being facilitated by the ECU Biology Department, Tri-Beta Biology Club and ECU College of Health and Science.

Riddle joins Integris Physicians

EDMOND - Douglas Riddle has joined Integris Family Care Edmond East.

Riddle is a board-certified family medicine physician. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his residency at the Great Plains Family Medicine residency program.

Riddle joins Justin Sparkes, Chris Hayes, Julie Hansen, Rob Schiermeyer, Elisa Sparkes and Daniel Tallerico at Integris Family Care Edmond East. -

Researcher named associate professor

TULSA - Jerzy Bodurka, a researcher in advanced multimodal brain neuroimaging, was appointed associate professor within the College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.

Bodurka is establishing a biomedical engineering program for students devoted to developing new technologies and methods to advance understanding of brain functions. …