Geneticist wins national recognition
John Mulvihill, a geneticist at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, has been awarded the American Society of Human Genetics mentorship award. The award recognizes those with records of accomplishments as mentors. He will receive the $10,000 award at the national group’s annual meeting on Oct. 20 in Orlando, Florida.
Back-to-school shots available
The Oklahoma CityCounty Health Department is offering back-to-school immunizations for students at three locations across Oklahoma City. Immunizations will be offered Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. A copy of the students immunization records is required. Immunization services will be offered at:
• Gary Cox Partner Building, 2700 NE 63
• South Wellness
Campus, 2149 SW 59, Suite 104
• West Clinic, 4330 NW 10
Birth certificates needed for school
The Oklahoma State Department of Health is urging families to begin requesting birth certificates as they prepare to send their children back to school. The busiest month of the year for requests is August and long lines are normal. The cost is $15 for a copy. Information can be found online at http:// vr.health.ok.gov.
Mumps still a problem in state
Kristy Bradley, state epidemiologist, confirmed that the state is still facing a problem with mumps. Oklahoma and Garfield counties are still seeing cases of mumps transmission. The state has had 152 cases since January.
John Mulvihill, M.D., at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, has won a mentorship award from the American Society of Human Genetics.