Hollie Hawkins Describes Making a Medical Home for Children in the Foster Care System

Hollie Hawkins describes the impact and transformation of a foster care community, specifically in Tulsa, when customized, consistent and holistic care is delivered to youth.

Hollie Hawkins is a pediatric nurse at the OU-Tulsa Health Sciences campus, as well as a medical provider at Fostering Hope Clinic. She delivers comprehensive care to infants and children in the welfare system using a broad, multidisciplinary approach.

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Nicole Jarvis Finds Purpose in the Face of Tragedy

Nicole Jarvis, a mother of two 6 year old identical twin boys was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease at 38. Since her diagnosis, she has learned to embrace her disease by launching a grassroots funding research foundation.

Dr. Nicole Jarvis was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 1999 with Honors and as a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. She is the mother of 6 year old identical twin boys, Zachary and Ryan. Two years ago, at age 38, Dr. Jarvis was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. She has become actively involved in the Parkinson’s community, serving on the Board of the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma, in addition to being an active fundraiser for Team Fox, the grassroots fundraising division of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. In January 2013, Dr. Jarvis founded her own organization, The Nicole Jarvis MD Parkinson’s Research Foundation,Inc.

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Mike Moradi Details the Past, Present, and Future of Diabetes Care

Mike Moradi is a successful entrepreneur, having founded or been a principal in several nanotechnology and biopharmaceutical startups. He is a Co-Founder & CEO of Sensulin, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company that is developing the first true 24-hour glucose sensitive insulin for type I and type II diabetes. Mike was awarded a community service commendation from the United States Congress for his voluntary efforts in technology-based economic development. He is the author of The Impact of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery: Global Developments.

Stan Hupfeld’s Insider View On Health Care Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is either the greatest piece of social legislation in the history of the United States or it is an abomination inflicted on the American public that will ultimately destroy our health system. Insider Stanley Hupfeld dissects that health system and exposes the fallacies and prejudices of both political parties.

Stanley Hupfeld was President and Chief Executive Officer of INTEGRIS Health from July 1995 until 2010. Stan has spoken and been published widely for his expertise in the health care industry. He currently writes a healthcare column for a local business daily, The Journal Record. As the driving force of the nation’s first hospital-sponsored charter school, Hupfeld was honored in 2009 when the INTEGRIS Health Board of Directors voted to rename the school The Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village.

Courtney Griffin Talks On How We Can Affect Our Genes

Because we want to understand what genes are required for blood vessel development, Courtney Griffin studies certain enzymes that help turn genes on and off. These enzymes are specifically involved in relaxing DNA that is normally tightly coiled up in our cells. Dr. Griffin is now an Assistant Member in the Cardiovascular Biology Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation after receiving her B.A. from Harvard University and her Ph. D. from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine