The Oklahoma Society of Physiologists is statewide organization of scientists, teachers, and students engaged in cutting-edge scientific research and teaching activities related to the physiological sciences. OSP is a chapter of the American Physiological Society.
On September 26, 1980 a small group of physiologists from Oral Roberts University (ORU), Oklahoma University Health Science Center (HSC), and Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medical Sciences (OCOMS) gathered in Oklahoma City and discussed the feasibility of organizing a formal scientific society. Dr. Roger Thies of OUHSC organized that meeting. Another developmental meeting was held the following year at OCOMS in Tulsa. The first annual OSP meeting was held on June 11, 1982 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Jerald Killion of ORU was elected president, Ken Dormer of OUHSC was elected vice-president, and Eldon Nelson of OCOMS was elected secretary/treasurer. Since then, annual meetings have been held at various universities and colleges throughout Oklahoma. Meetings include presentations from nationally-renowned speakers, oral and poster presentations by students from high schools, undergraduate colleges, graduate programs, and medical schools. Presentations cover a wide spectrum of topics including cutting-edge research in the biomedical and clinical sciences, improvements in teaching technology and methods, and in ways to better serve STEM education endeavors in public schools. Scientific industry displaying equipment and supplies in research and teaching provide support for our meetings.
THE MISSION OF OSP IS TO PROMOTE THE DISCIPLINES OF PHYSIOLOGY AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING. OSP PROVIDES FOR INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING AND ENCOURAGES FELLOWSHIP AMONG PERSONS INTERESTED IN PHYSIOLOGY AND RELATED FIELDS.
Our past is rich and our future is bright. OSP has joined forces with the Tulsa Society for Neuroscience and the Tulsa Area Bioscience Education & Research Consortium (TABERC) to hold annual, joint-scientific meetings which have been highly successful.
Interested in becoming a member? Contact Dr. Al Rouch, OSU-CHS, 1111 W 17th St., Tulsa, OK 74107 (918-561-8228), [email protected]