Establishment of the Herbert and Dorothy Langsam Endowed
Centennial Chair in Geriatric Pharmacy at the University of
Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's College of Pharmacy has been
made possible by a $500,000 signal gift from the Oklahoma City
The university will request matching funds from the Oklahoma
State Regents Endowed program.
"The Langsam Chair will have a tremendous impact on the
college's efforts to become a national leader in the geriatric
pharmacy area. Herb and Dorothy Langsam's generosity, in personal
time and resources, is above reproach," said Dr. Jay Stein, OU
Health Sciences Center's senior vice president and provost.
Herbert Langsam is a 1952 graduate of the OU College of
Pharmacy. Dorothy Langsam is also an OU graduate. . .
Dr. Carole A. Sullivan has been named dean of the OU College of
Allied Health. She replaces Dr. Lee Holder, whose retirement from
the post was effective Tuesday.
Sullivan previously served as both associate dean for the
college and as chairman for its Department of Radiologic
Sullivan joined the OU Health Sciences Center in 1973 as an
associate professor of radiologic technology. She was named
chairman of the department in 1981, and associate dean of the
college in 1990.
Holder will now hold the title of dean emeritus and will
continue as a faculty member following a six-month leave of
absence. He joined the OU Health Sciences Center in 1982 as dean
of the College of Allied Health, professor of allied health
education and adjunct professor in the Department of
Communication Disorders and in the Department of Health
Administration, located in the College of Public Health. He was
named chairman of the Department of Allied Health Education in
The College of Allied Health is located on the OU Health
Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City. It is comprised of the
Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, including the departments of
physical therapy and occupational therapy, plus the Department of
Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of
Nutritional Sciences, the Department of Radiologic Technology and
the Department of Medical Library Sciences. . .
The Founders of Doctors' Hospital Endowed Chair in Family
Medicine at the OU College of Medicine-Tulsa has been approved by
the OU Board of Regents.
The endowed chair is being created through a $1 million
endowment given Nov. 30 by Founders of Doctors' Hospital Inc. It
will be matched by $1 million in state funds to create a $2
million endowment for the department. . .
Paul Forte' Jr., affirmative action officer for the OU Health
Sciences Center, has been elected president of the Alliance for
The organization was formed for the purpose of assisting and
supporting affirmative action and equal opportunity personnel in
identifying recruitment sources; serving as a network for
professional information and development in these areas;
disseminating information to schools, organizations and agencies;
and advocating progress in the area of equal opportunity. …