The Oklahoma Board of Regents of Higher Education has approved the
addition of a new graduate degree, a master of science in physical
therapy, to the curriculum of the College of Allied Health at the
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.
The new program is the only one of its kind in Oklahoma. It
offers two tracks - musculoskeletal rehabilitation, with an emphasis
in orthopedics or sports physical therapy, and neurologic
rehabilitation, with an emphasis in pediatric physical therapy, said
Dr. Mark Anderson, director of graduate studies and associate
professor of physical therapy. . .
- The College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health
Sciences Center in Oklahoma City has been awarded a $15,000 grant
from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, administered by the Marine
Midland Bank of New York. The funds will be used to purchased
FITNE interactive video equipment, said Dr. Patricia R. Forni, dean
of the college. . .
- The appointment of Carolyn Burch as director of volunteer
services at Presbyterian Hospital was announced by David L. Dunlap,
Burch has been with Presbyterian Hospital since 1982, serving as
public relations coordinator. Duties will include overseeing the
hospital volunteers, gift shop and ICU/CCU waiting area.
"The Volunteers are celebrating 30 years of service to
Presbyterian Hospital this year. We have grown to be an exciting
and evolving organization with a current membership of 132 active
members," said Dunlap. "We offer over 20 different services to the
patients in Presbyterian Hospital, and we are continually adding new
services and volunteer opportunities. . ."
- The Presbyterian Health Foundation has awarded a $150,000
matching grant in support of the C.R. Anthony endowed chair in
pediatric research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
In 1984, The C.R. Anthony Co. and the C.R. Anthony Foundation
presented a gift of $100,000 to Children's Medical Research Inc. to
begin the endowment. This gift was to honor C.R. Anthony, founder
of Anthony's, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. . .
- Douglas G. Adams Jr. has been appointed director of the
Oklahoma Hospital Association, according to John C. Coffey,
president. For the past five years, Adams worked for American
Trend Life Insurance Company where he served in several positions,
including data processing manager, computer programmer/systems
analyst, system operator and supply coordinator. …