OU Adds NeuroScience Information Center

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The Oklahoma Center for NeuroScience, a research center and information resource for health-care professionals and the general public, has been established at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

The center will house both basic and clinical scientists.

Approximately 90 neuroscientists from the OU Health Sciences Center, its sister campuses in Tulsa and Norman, and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater now are cataloging their chief research interests and expertise, which will be incorporated into the center's activities.

Educational programs are planned for training new neuroscientists and for further professional development of established research scientists and physicians, and for informing physicians and the public across Oklahoma about current and prospective developments in understanding the nervous system and its disorders, treatment and prevention. . .

Gary Torrence has been appointed chief financial officer for Mercy Health Center. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. . .

Dr. Edward Glinski, an ophthalmologist at Hillcrest Health Center, has acquired the practice of Dr. Tom Lamar Johnson, who has retired. Glinski welcomes all of Johnson's patients and will keep their records in his office.

Glinski's full-service practice includes performing routine eye examinations, treating medical diseases and performing eye surgery at his Heritage Eye Surgicenter and at the outpatient surgery department at Hillcrest Health Center. . .

Rebecca Bloomgarden has joined Psychiatric Associates s Midwest City office as a clinical social worker.

Bloomgarden is a board certified diplomate in clinical social work, a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Academy of Certified Social Workers and the Oklahoma Health and Welfare Association.

Psychiatric Associates' staff consists of five psychiatrists, two psychologists and two licensed clinical social workers. The practice specializes in geriatric, adult and adolescent psychiatry. Family and marriage counseling and psychological testing are also offered. . .

Dr. Steven R. Peskin has been named vice president of medical affairs at PacifiCare's Tulsa headquarters.

He will be responsible for supervising both Tulsa and Oklahoma City medical affair's staff and interacting with the medical groups contracted with PacifiCare. He will also have accountability for managing the cost efficiency utilization process and quality of the care delivered to PacifiCare members. …