Cohen Named Vice President Chairman of National Pharmiacist Group
Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen, of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health, has been named vice chairman of the Psychopharmacy Specialty Practice Group of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. The group fosters the development and enhancement of pharmacists' services in psychopharmacy.
The group is the national professional association that represents more than 23,000 pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations and long-term care facilities. . .
- Oklahoma City Assistant Mayor Rick Moore, Oklahoma City 89ers President Bobby Murcer and Superintendent of Oklahoma City Schools Arthur Steller will help PacifiCare of Oklahoma employees announce the 1991 Oklahoma Cup Run at a kick off party from 6-8 p.m. today at the Marriott Hotel.
"In a Healthy Competition to Benefit Schools" is the theme for the race scheduled Saturday at Bishop McGuinness High School, 801 NW 50th St. All entry fees will go to the schools designated by runners on their entry forms. Fees for the 5K race and a one mile Fun Run are $5 per runner. Race day fees are $8 per runner.
Race sponsors are KOCO Channel 5, Garfield's, Arby's and Bishop McGuiness High School. . .
- Robert M. Veatch will lead a seminar on the ethics of terminal care offered by the Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program. Veatch is professor of medical ethics and philosophy and director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
During the seminar, which runs Feb. 21-25 at the University of Oklahoma, Veatch will examine new definitions of death, ethical problems related to truthful disclosure of diagnoses and moral frameworks for determining if treatments are expendable. He will discuss living wills, powers of attorney and policies for patients who are not competent to make these decisions. Veatch will also present a free, public lecture, "New Controversies in the Ethics of Terminal Care," Feb. 21. . .
- The Vision Educational Foundation of Oklahoma City is funding a Neuro Eye Care Fellowship Program at The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. The fellowship is an intensive one year training program designed to train the graduate optometrist in the recognition, evaluation and management of Neuro-Opthalmic Disease. . .
- Dr. Ronald Brown, a specialist in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma Hypertension Center, participated in a two-year nationwide study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Hypertension. Brown is one of 127 doctors in the United States participating in this study, evaluating treatment for patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension. …