Agatha L. Underhill Appointed to State Drug Utilization Board

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Agatha L. Underhill, director of pharmacy at Mercy Health Center, has been selected for a three-year appointment to the Oklahoma Drug Utilization Review Board. The review board will be responsible for implementing retrospective and prospective drug utilization review programs. These programs will provide efficient use of medications for Medicaid. . . Praxis College of Massage Therapy has scheduled "Touch for Health Certification Levels 1, 2 and 3" 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15-19. Instructor is Dr. John Thie, originator of the Touch for Health method. Cost is $650, with discounts for graduates enrolled in the Praxis master's degree program, Praxis students and others who have attended Skilled Touch in the last 15 years. Contact the Praxis College of Massage Therapy for more information. . . Pamela Byrd-Martin has been named director of news and media services at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. . . Suzi Hunter has been elected president of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. The foundation was formed to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those affected. . . Dr. Philip Zimbardo is the scheduled keynote speaker for the 11th Annual Spring Research Conference of the Oklahoma Psychological Society and the Oklahoma Psychological Association. The conference is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the University of Central Oklahoma's University Center. Cost is $5 for students and $15 for faculty. . . More than $10,000 was raised at the Mardi Gras Festival, presented by the Children's Hospital of Oklahoma Volunteer Auxiliary Feb. 20 at Northpark Mall. The funds will go toward purchasing pulse oximeters, and possibly other equipment, for Children's Hospital. The festival was sponsored by the Volunteer Auxiliary, KJ-103 Radio and KOOL-102 Radio.

The Children's Hospital is a nationally recognized, full service pediatric hospital and is part of the Oklahoma Medical Center. Oklahoma Medical Center is the umbrella organization for Oklahoma Memorial Hospital, Children's Hospital of Oklahoma, the Child Study Center, O'Donoghue Rehabilitation Institute and Medi Flight Oklahoma. . . "Update in Neurology 1993: Stroke, Seizures, Musculoskeletal, Child Neurology Headache" is the subject of a program scheduled March 12 at the Center for Continuing Education, Nicholson Tower Room 5N300 on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus. The program is sponsored by the Continuing Medical Education Office of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. The course is approved for seven hours continuing education credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Cost is $25 before Friday and $35 afterwards. . .

Dr. Kenneth L. Evans, family physician of Oklahoma City and faculty physician of the St. Anthony Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, has been appointed to the Committee on Rural Health of the American Academy of Family Physicians. …