In 2013, Dr. Kayse Shrum was named president of OSU Center for Health Sciences and
dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was the first female and first alumnus
to hold the position. During her tenure the state-of-the-art A.R. and Marylouise Tandy
Medicine Academic Building was opened, the National Center for Wellness & Recovery
was established and a historic partnership with the Cherokee Nation led to the groundbreaking
and construction of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation
in Tahlequah, the first tribally affiliated medical school on tribal lands.