Oklahoma School of Science and Math boosts innovation, economy

Published: Monday, June 13, 2016 By: Scott Meacham Source: NewsOK

Ryan Dennis, M.D., the founder of Linear Health Sciences, is an Oklahoma physician who grew up on a pig farm in Macomb, OK. He attended the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics and received his medical degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Now, he has founded an Oklahoma company that has developed a break away IV for hospital patients.

There are a lot of “Oklahomas” in that paragraph. It's intentional. All those “Oklahomas” connect the dots of the opportunity for innovation in this state.

“I watched 'Apollo 13' about fifty times and decided I wanted to be a pilot,” Dennis told me, “so at twelve, I saved up my allowance and took pilot lessons. I loved the chapter in the pilot manual about aeronautical medicine," he said.

"Then in a twist of fate, I was diagnosed with a heart condition that required treatment. From then on, there was nothing else for me but medicine,” Dennis said.

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