The first Women in Medicine Symposium is scheduled to be at the
85th Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma State Medical Association,
Friday and Saturday, at the Sheraton Century Center Hotel. Dr.
Rebecca G. Tisdal will preside.
The expanding role of the steadily increasing number of women
physicians will be the major theme of the meeting. Over 33 percent
of new physicians are female, the association reports. The state
medical association is comprised of more than 4,300 medical doctors.
Panelists discussing issues affecting female medical students,
residents and practicing physicians will include: Dr. Kay K. Hanley
of Clearwater, Fla., immediate past president of the Florida Medical
Association; Dr. Palma E. Formica of Old Bridge, N.J., member of
the American Medical Association Board of Trustees; and Oklahoma
City physicians Sara R. DePersio, chairman of Oklahoma association's
board of trustees; Carol Blackwell-Imes, president-elect of the
Oklahoma County Medical Society; and Laura A. Rankin, associate
professor of medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of
The association's House of Delegates will meet to discuss
reports and resolutions regarding funding for mental health
services, pregnancy planning, documentation on death certificates of
smoking as a cause of death and use of reusable and recyclable
materials. The meeting will also include election of officers,
members of the Oklahoma delegation to the American Medical
Association and directors of the Physician Liability Insurance Co. .
- Dr. Paul Silverstein has been elected to second vice
president of the American Burn Association for the 1991-92 term and
is president-elect for the North American Burn Society for the 1992
term. Silverstein is medical director of Baptist Medical Center of
Oklahoma's Burn Center and co-director of the Baromedical Unit at
Silverstein has been in Fort Rucker, Ala., where he was invited
to serve as a consultant visiting professor to the United States
Army School of Aviation Medicine. He presented a dissertation on
the acute treatment of burns and the use of hyperbaric oxygen in the
therapy of burn patients. . .
- Anita Walker has joined the staff of therapists at The
Family Center, a family therapy and crisis intervention clinic in
Norman. Walker is a licensed professional counselor and is
certified as a school counselor and school psychologist. . .
- "Ken Bonds Ave." has been unveiled at Baptist Medical Center
of Oklahoma to honor Bonds for his 25 years as a member of the
Baptist Medical Center and Oklahoma Healthcare Corp. Board of
Directors. Bonds most recently served as the board's chairman. . .
- The College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health
Sciences Center has received a $250,000 gift from members of The
Upjohn Foundation and family to establish a $1 million chair in
medicine. The Lawrence N. Upjohn chair in medicine will be filled
by the OU College of Medicine incumbent dean, in memory of Upjohn,
the founding dean of the college. Dr. Edward N. Brandt Jr.,
executive dean of the college, will be appointed to the chair at the
May meeting of the OU Board of Regents.
Upjohn was head of the college of medicine's pre-medical
department from 1900-1901, the officially recognized organization
date for OU's medical school. Upjohn continued on the faculty as
an anatomy professor until 1904. He resigned to join the Upjohn
Co., which was founded by his uncle and father. He succeeded his
uncle as president, became chairman of the board and died in 1967 at
the age of 93.
The Upjohn Foundation and family have committed $500,000 over a
three-year period to establish the chair. …