Foundation Awards Three Grants to OU Health Center

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The trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Princeton, N.J., have awarded three grants totaling $999,173 to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The grants will enable OU to continue to coordinate three of the foundation's national programs between Aug. 1 and July 31, 1992.

The foundation is the nation's largest health-care philanthropy.

An award of $360,081 was given to the OU College of Medicine for the foundation's AIDS Prevention and Service projects under the direction of Dr. Edward N. Brandt Jr., executive dean of the college.

The OU College of Public Health was awarded $381,928 for the foundation's Improving the Health of Native Americans Program, under the direction of Dr. Timothy L. Taylor, assistant professor of health administration and policy.

The OU Health Sciences Center was awarded $257,164 for the foundation's Minority Medical Education Program, also directed by Brandt. .

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Dr. Frank F. Wilson III has been named medical director of Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma. As medical director, Wilson will be responsible for overseeing the reproductive health-care services at the organization's four clinic locations. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. He has served on the medical advisory committee of Planned Parenthood since 1980. . .

Debra McConnell, manager of Norman Regional Hospital's Physical Therapy and Hand Rehabilitation Center at Moore Medical Center, has been certified as a hand therapist. The Hand Therapy Certification Commission certified more than 1,000 registered or licensed occupational and physical therapists who took the first exam administered by the commission in May.

Requirements for certification include the written exam and proof of at least 2,000 hours in hand therapy and five years experience.

McConnell is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association and the American Society of Hand Therapists. She serves on the board of directors and is president of the Allied Health Professionals of the Arthritis Foundation of Oklahoma. . .

Patti L. Riley has been named director of accounting for Epworth Villa Retirement Community, 14901 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Her responsibilities will include organizing, planning and directing the operations of the accounting department and implementing fiscal policy as approved by the board of directors. Riley was with Kerr-McGee Corp. . .

Gilbert Medical Center in Bethany has been awarded a three-year accreditation for its mammography services through the American College of Radiology. The voluntary accreditation program is directed by the college's Committee on Practice Accreditation of the Commission of Radiologic Practice.

To qualify, each facility must complete an application concerning peer review and evaluation of a facility's staff qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance programs and imaging quality. The health center is also to submit images of a breast phantom to obtain image quality and breast dose data.

Accreditation assures that the radiologist, Dr. Larry Killebrew at Gilbert, has documented formal training in mammograms or is certified by the American Board of Radiology, reads a minimum of 480 mammograms per year, maintains records concerning mammogram data and has documented hours of continuing medical education credits in mammography. Killebrew is a radiologist at Bethany Hospital and Pavilion and has participated in a national Harvard University study on mammography.

The radiologic technologist, Mary Ann Kyle, must have American Registry of Radiologic Technology certification or the equivalent state license. …