The Central Oklahoma Cancer Center at South Community Hospital is
celebrating Cancer Prevention Day April 28 with free cancer
prevention screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health educators will be
in the center's conference room to provide the public with
information on the cancer screenings and advice on how to reduce
one's risk of cancer. Screenings include cancer risk appraisal,
breast self examination, smoking management, skin cancer
information, colorectal cancer tests, mammography information, diet
management and other cancer prevention treatment. . .
- Dr. Emily McLean has opened a new office in Edmond for
child, adolescent and adult psychiatry on April 10 in the Edmond
Memorial Medical Offices. McLean had been practicing at Willow View
Hospital and the Deaconess Senior Diagnostic Center. She conducts
Adults Molested As Children groups at Northcare Community Mental
Health Center and is involved in research of `compliance with
recommendations made at discharge' in the diagnostic and short-term
unit at Children's Hospital. McLean is joined by Sherry Cowden,
M.S.W., in the new office. . .
- Dr. Edward Brandt, new dean of the OU College of Medicine,
will be keynote speaker at the April 20 Graduate Education and
Research Day at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,
Oklahoma City. The annual event began in 1979 to highlight research
efforts within graduate programs on the Health Sciences Center
campus. A display of research posters by graduate students, faculty
and postdoctoral fellows represent all colleges, including allied
health, public health, dentistry, nursing, medicine and
pharmaceutical sciences. . .
- The College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health
Sciences Center will receive a $35,910 grant from The Kerr
Foundation Inc. of Oklahoma City. The grant, which will be issued
in July, will support the work of Tina Hough, coordinator of the
Emerson Teen Parent Program which was established in 1986 through
the Gannett Foundation Community Priorities Grant Program.
The annual budget of the program is about $200,000, part of
which is supplied by the OU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
the Oklahoma City Public School System and community donations.
The Emerson Teen Parent Program focuses on early prenatal and
postnatal care for students, promoting nutritionally healthy mothers
and babies, and fostering of healthy parenting skills to prevent
child abuse and neglect. The program is housed in the Emerson
Alternative School at 715 N. Walker Ave.. . .
- Larry Moore, 10-year cancer survivor and author of "A Guide
for Cancer Patients," will speak at the Celebration of Life at 2
p.m. April 30 at Baptist Hospital. This is the second year the
Cancer Center of the Southwest at Baptist Hospital has hosted the
event for National Cancer Survivor's Day. The events will feature a
gallery of artists who are cancer survivors, musical entertainment
and refreshments. Everyone, particularly cancer survivors, are
invited to attend the free celebration. …