“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

OU College of Allied Health

OU College of Allied Health Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 10, 2021
1. OU College of Allied Health Marker
front side
Inscription.  "There are science and the application of science, bound together as the fruit to the tree that bears it." Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

In 1967, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved the establishment of an academic home for allied health educational programs. Some programs, including a long-standing physical therapy program were already in existence at University Hospital, and the need for additional baccalaureate - and graduate-level allied health programs was well recognized.

The School of Health Related Professions was activated in 1970 with the appointment of Philip E. Smith, D.Sc., as dean. Dr. Smith, who had been an associate dean in both the College of Medicine and the Graduate College, worked closely with OU President Paul F. Sharp in shaping allied health programs on the Oklahoma City campus.

In response to funding issues, allied health and public health programs were combined in 1973 into what later became the College of Health. In 1978, the college moved into the historic College of Health Building, which was erected in 1928 to house the College of Medicine.

In 1981,
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By Jason Voigt, April 10, 2021
2. OU College of Allied Health Marker
reverse side (it was difficult picture to take because it was very close to a bush)
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to better serve rapidly developing programs and diverging needs, Allied Health and Public Health once again became separate colleges, and in 1982 Dr. Lee Holder was named dean of the College of Allied Health. Holder presided over a period of increasing faculty research and scholarly activity and tremendous growth in enrollment in the college's professional programs.

The College of Allied Health has evolved to include educational programs in nutritional sciences; the rehabilitation sciences of physical therapy, occupational therapy and radiation therapy; the medical imaging sciences of radiography, nuclear medicine and diagnostic medical sonography; and the communication sciences of audiology, and speech and language pathology. The college also is home to the Department of Medical Library Science, whose faculty members staff the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library.

Allied health students receive clinical training at the college's Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center and the Keys Speech Hearing Clinic and at clinical affiliates across the state.

The college offers master's degree programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy on the OU Health Sciences Center Tulsa campus.
Erected by the University of Oklahoma.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education
OU College of Allied Health Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 10, 2021
3. OU College of Allied Health Marker
Marker is on the right
Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
Location. 35° 28.979′ N, 97° 29.927′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on North Phillips Avenue north of NE 13th Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the west entrance of the Hudson College of Public Health. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 NE 13th St, Oklahoma City OK 73104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. OU College of Public Health (here, next to this marker); Payne Boomer Campsite (approx. 0.2 miles away); Service Center Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Lloyd E. Rader Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stanton L. Young Walk (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Robert M. Bird Library and OU Graduate College (approx. 0.4 miles away); OU College of Pharmacy (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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