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Health notes for May 21



OU medicine dean named

Dr. John Zubialde, a family medicine physician and longtime academic medicine leader, has been named executive dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has been serving as interim executive dean since July.

Zubialde joined the OU College of Medicine in 1991 and is a professor in the department of family and preventive medicine. He has served as program director of the Family Medicine Residency Program and associate dean for Graduate Medical Education. In 2015, he was promoted to senior associate dean.

Zubialde also will serve on the board of directors for OU Medicine Inc. Since February 2018, OU Medicine has been a locally owned and operated nonprofit health system, marking a closer working relationship between the OU Health Sciences Center and the clinical enterprise.

He will play a key role in the ongoing growth and transformation of Oklahoma’s comprehensive academic health system, said Chuck Spicer, CEO of OU Medicine.

Program's first graduates celebrated

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City recognized the first graduates from the radiologic technology program during the OSU-OKC commencement ceremony Sunday at Oklahoma State Fair Park.

Eleven students earned the associate degrees in radiologic technology. OSU-OKC established the program in 2016 to meet the growing demand for radiologic technologists in Oklahoma. The job is one of Oklahoma's top 100 critical occupations listed by the state's workforce development initiative.

For more information about the program, go to or call 405-945-3212.


Learn about kidney stones

Did you know that kidney stones are one of the main reasons people visit the emergency department? OU Medical Center Edmond’s physician education series continues May 28 with urologist Dr. Ashley Bowen, discussing where to go and what to do if you experience bladder pain that may be caused by kidney stones.

Bowen’s presentation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Classroom 1 of OU Medical Center Edmond’s Medical Office Building, 105 S Bryant Ave. Light refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend. To RSVP, call 405-271-8001, ext. 49199.

Staff reports