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Jan. 10, 2017

Oregon State University students,

Welcome back to campus and winter term. I hope you had a good holiday break.

As you may be aware, two Oregon State University students were diagnosed in November with Type B meningococcal disease.

I am writing to share that the best way to prevent meningococcal disease is by vaccination. You may want to consider being vaccinated for Type B meningococcal disease if you have not already taken this step. Please contact Student Health Services (SHS) at 541-737-2724 or your health care provider to determine the need for this vaccine. It is also advisable to contact your insurance carrier for information on coverage for meningococcal B vaccine.

Note that to ensure full immunization, you must complete a two- or three-dose series of vaccinations, depending on the brand of vaccine.

If you have already started the vaccination series, OSU Student Health Services (SHS) can provide follow-up doses. It is imperative that you communicate the date of your initial vaccination dose and the brand received when you visit SHS. If you want to begin the vaccination process, SHS can also help with that as well.

Be aware that the B strain of meningococcal disease is not covered by the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine that OSU requires upon admission for first year students under 22.

As a reminder, meningococcal disease is transmitted through direct contact with droplets from an ill person coughing or sneezing; other discharges from the nose or throat; or by sharing of eating and drinking utensils, smoking devices; or intimate contact. Health officials encourage everyone to monitor their own health and note the following symptoms that may accompany this disease: high fever, a significant weakness, headache, stiff neck, rash, exhaustion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

If you experience these symptoms, please immediately contact SHS, your primary care physician or a nearby urgent care medical clinic or emergency room.

More information on meningococcal disease is available by visiting these websites:

http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease

or

http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=51

Best of luck with your classes this term.

Susie Brubaker-Cole

Vice Provost Student Affairs

Members of the Oregon State University Community,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kim D. Kirkland, Ed.D., to serve as Oregon State University’s executive director for equal opportunity and access.

The university’s executive director for equal opportunity and access is central to the success of OSU’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts and is responsible for overseeing compliance with federal, state and university policies and regulations regarding affirmative action, equal opportunity, disability access and other civil rights.

Kim will join the university on February 28.

She succeeds Clay Simmons, who has served Oregon State as interim executive director for equal opportunity and access since February 1. Upon Kim’s start, Clay will return to his role as the university’s chief compliance officer.

Kim has served for more than eight years as the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). In that role and as Title IX deputy coordinator, Kim has been responsible for monitoring compliance with IUPUI’s equal opportunity, anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and sexual misconduct policies as well as all related federal and state laws and regulations. She also has had the responsibility for investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination and harassment. In addition, Kim has served as IUPUI’s official liaison with governmental civil rights agencies and developed the university’s affirmative action plans.

Previous to working at IUPUI, Kim served for more than four years as affirmative action officer and senior investigator at Bowling Green State University, as vice president for compliance programs at the Meridian Group in Ohio and as General Electric Aircraft Engines/Aviation manager of equal employment opportunity and diversity programs.

In her role at Oregon State, Kim will report directly to me.

As we prepare for this leadership transition, I want to recognize and thank Clay Simmons for serving so ably in this interim role, while also serving as Oregon State’s chief compliance officer.

I also wish to thank interim Chief Diversity Officer Angela Batista, who worked closely with the search committee chair in developing the position description for this new position at Oregon State, General Counsel Becca Gose, who chaired the search for this position, and the other members of the search committee.

Please join me in welcoming Kim to Oregon State.

Edward J. Ray, President

Oregon State University, 600 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2128, 541-737-4133

Sent to osu-students-corvallis@oregonstate.edu

Oregon State University students,

As you may be aware, two Oregon State University students were diagnosed in November with Type B meningococcal disease. I am pleased to share that both students are recovering and are no longer hospitalized. I am writing to share that the best way to prevent meningococcal disease is by vaccination. You may want to consider being vaccinated for Type B meningococcal disease while you are on winter break. Many health care providers have the meningococcal B vaccine available. Please contact your health care provider to determine the need for a vaccine, and it is advisable to contact your insurance carrier for information on coverage for meningococcal B vaccine. There are two commonly used brands of vaccine:

  • Bexsero requires two doses with the second dose given one month following the first.
  • Trumenba involves 3 doses. The second dose occurs 1-2 months after the initial dose, and the third dose is given 6 months after the initial dose.

Note that you must complete whichever vaccine series you have started to ensure full immunization. Once you return to campus, OSU Student Health Services can provide follow-up doses of either Bexsero or Trumenba. It also is imperative that you communicate the date of your initial vaccination dose and the brand received when you visit Student Health Services. If you already received a first dose of meningococcal B vaccine before leaving for winter break – and you choose to visit a primary physician in your hometown for a second dose—you will need to let your health care provider know which brand of vaccine has been started. If you received a first dose vaccine on campus at Student Health Services, you received Bexsero.

You can call SHS at 541-737-2724 if you do not remember the date you received your first dose. Be aware that the B strain of meningococcal disease is not covered by the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine that OSU requires upon admission for first year students under 22. As a reminder, meningococcal disease is not highly contagious and is transmitted through direct contact with droplets from an ill person coughing or sneezing; other discharges from the nose or throat; or by sharing of eating and drinking utensils, smoking devices; or intimate contact.

Health officials encourage everyone to monitor their own health and note the following symptoms that may accompany this disease: high fever, a significant weakness, headache, stiff neck, rash, exhaustion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. While away on winter break, if you experience these symptoms, please immediately visit your primary care physician or a nearby urgent care medical clinic or emergency room. More information on meningococcal disease is available by visiting these websites: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/infectious-diseases/meningococcal-disease or http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=51

I wish you and your family a healthful and happy holiday season.

Susie Brubaker-Cole, Vice Provost Student Affairs


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