Grand Rounds at The University of Tulsa






Oxley College of Health Sciences

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Grand Rounds at The University of Tulsa: Health topics with real-life application

All TU faculty, staff and students are invited to Oxley College of Health Sciences for grand rounds. Each grand rounds is held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in Oxley Health Science Facility room 411.

The grand rounds concept originated in physician training. Under this model, students listen while expert physicians and professors share the latest medical knowledge and/or discuss patients’ clinical cases.

At the College of Health Sciences, we have drawn inspiration from this tradition to create a learning opportunity for everyone who is interested in contemporary health and health care. Each of our grand rounds addresses topics that have real-life application.

These are not 40-minute lectures. Instead, our guest speakers present ideas and invite participants to weigh in with their thoughts and questions.

We invite you to participate in our discussion-oriented grand rounds. Every member of the University of Tulsa community is welcome to attend – students, faculty and staff. We also welcome attendees from outside of TU.

Grand Rounds at TU is a great way to round out your knowledge and your week. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming grand rounds

January 2020 – Health policy

Jan. 31: Dallas Pettigrew, MSW, School of Social Work, University of Oklahoma

“Health Advocacy”

Dallas Pettigrew is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and worked there for over 13 years serving in child welfare, human service administration and behavioral health. He is a co-founder of The HERO Project, Cherokee Nation’s children’s behavioral health system.  Pettigrew is a co-investigator and director of community environmental change in “A Prevention Trial in Cherokee Nation: Interactive Effects of Environment and SBIRT,” funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and National Institute on Drug Abuse.

February 2020 — Communication sciences and disorders

Feb. 7: Lori Davis, EdD, and Claire Collard, The University of Tulsa

“Dysphagia in Neurological Conditions”

Lori Davis is Chapman Associate Professor of Communication Disorders at The University of Tulsa. Her professional background involves speech-language pathology clinical services in acute-care hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation, home health, public schools and long-term care medical settings. Davis is the director of the TU Cleft Palate Team. Her current research projects are in the areas of quality of life in individuals with swallowing disorders and service delivery for individuals with clefts and craniofacial anomalies.

Feb. 21: Arun Joshi, AuD — Hearts for Hearting, Tulsa; Natalie O’Halloran, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT — Hearts for Hearing, Tulsa

“The Hearts for Hearing Difference: Interdisciplinary Service Provision for Children with Hearing Loss and their Families”

Arun Joshi is an audiologist at Hearts for Hearing, where he works with both children and adults with hearing loss. His areas of interest are cochlear implants and electrophysiology, and he is active on the Oklahoma Speech-Language Hearing Association and serves on committees with the American Academy of Audiology. Natalie O’Halloran is a speech-language pathologist at Hearts for Hearing. She is certified as a listening and spoken language specialist, and her professional areas of interest are maximizing patient outcomes, family empowerment and advances in hearing technology.