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May 2014

OSU-CHS President Receives Outstanding and Distinguished Service Award

OSU-CHS president Dr. Kayse Shrum.

OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum recently received the Outstanding and Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.

The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association presented Dr. Kayse M. Shrum, president of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, with the Outstanding and Distinguished Service Award at its 114th Annual Convention, which was held April 24-27 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Okla. This award is given to an osteopathic physician who is an outstanding asset to patients, physicians, hospitals, medical students and professional organizations.

Shrum was recognized at the association’s April 26 banquet for her strong rural advocacy efforts in Oklahoma and her dedication to preserving the principles and philosophies of osteopathic medicine at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Shrum earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and began her career as a pediatrician in private practice, being named the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association Rookie Physician of the Year in 2001.

She later became a full-time educator and administrator and was named chair of the OSU Center for Health Sciences department of pediatrics in 2005 and the St. Francis Health System's Endowed Chair of Pediatrics in 2009. Shrum was promoted to interim vice president of academic affairs in 2009 and, in 2011, was named the George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair of Medical Excellence and Service.

Shrum became provost of the OSU Center for Health Sciences and dean of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in January 2011. Last year, she was named president of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, becoming the youngest and first female president and dean of a medical school in the state of Oklahoma, as well as the first OSU Center for Health Sciences graduate to become dean of the college.

She serves as chair-elect of the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics and as a trustee of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.She received the Tulsa Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women Pinnacle Award in Health in 2012 and was awarded recognition as one of Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2012.

Shrum resides in her hometown of Coweta with her husband of 22 years, Darren, and their five children, Colton, Joseph, Kyndall, Kilientn and Karsyn.

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