HEALTH NOTES

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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.

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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.

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