The Oklahoma Health Center Foundation

OKLAHOMA HEALTH CENTER FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Foundation is to promote innovations in healthcare and science, and to serve as a connector between our member organizations, in order to raise awareness of the Oklahoma Health Center's profile among business and governmental entities as a key driver of economic development.

Approved by OHCF BOD, January 23, 2014

The Oklahoma Health Center Foundation (OHCF) supports excellence in all aspects of the Oklahoma Health Center and helps drive its potential to attract and develop biomedical and biotechnical industries in Oklahoma. From cutting-edge biotechnology companies to government, education, patient care and community support institutions, OHCF serves as the facilitator to 25 world-renowned organizations. It oversees the campus Master Plan to establish the Oklahoma Health Center as the primary destination for health care and education; achieve a campus that supports the missions and strategic goals and increase the campus status as a major economic engine for the region.

News and Events

OMRF honors scientists, long-time director at board meeting

04/18/2014
At its spring board meeting and honors presentation Thursday, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation presented Kathy Sivils, Ph.D., with the Edward L. and Thelma Gaylord Prize for Scientific Achievement. OMRF also honored three other researchers and presented Frank McPherson of Oklahoma City with its Board of Directors Distinguished Service Award.
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Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Scheduled

04/16/2014
Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Scheduled
OU Medicine will host the 6th Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, benefitting the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association (GODSA), Thursday, April 24, at Oklahoma City University (OCU). Read More

Health Literacy Summit Seeks to Improve Health Status in Oklahoma

04/15/2014
Health literacy is one of the strongest determinants of health for individuals, communities, and nations. To help increase awareness and action about health literacy in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign is hosting the 2nd Health Literacy Summit on Thursday, May 8, at 8:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Norman. Read More
 

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Read the March 2014 edition of our new electronic magazine!

This new magazine includes feature stories on the Oklahoma Health Center, a campus map, Leadership Spotlight, and information on each of the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation's member organizations. To view the magazine, click here. 

 
 

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“Master key” for lupus genes could lead to new therapies

Using software designed at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, researchers have identified a common factor present in many lupus-related genes. The Human Genome Project, a 13-year endeavor that costs millions of dollars, ended in 2003 when scientists sequenced the human genome.  To read the entire article, click here. 

 

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