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
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
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
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
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. …