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OCAST provides funding for 51 projects

06/20/2017
OCAST, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology this week awarded $5,417,965 for 41 research and development projects that include innovations in energy, aerospace, agriculture, weather, health and other critical industries. “The quality of applications we received this year demonstrate that Oklahoma’s research and development capacity continues to grow,” stated Dan Luton, director of programs for OCAST. Read More

Children’s Hospital Foundation Pediatric Neonatology Expert Retires from Children’s Hospital

06/14/2017
Children’s Hospital Foundation Pediatric Neonatology Expert Retires from Children’s Hospital
Dr. Marilyn Escobedo Says Goodbye after 16 years in Oklahoma Read More

Free OKC Dodgers Tickets & More for All-American Blood Donors

06/14/2017
Blood donors are invited to the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to show their patriotic spirit at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s All-American Blood Drive on Saturday, June 24, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Read More

American Fidelity Sponsors 100th Blood Drive With Oklahoma Blood Institute

06/12/2017
In a first of its kind, extraordinary milestone, American Fidelity Assurance Company is sponsoring its 100th blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute. Since the inaugural blood drive in 1981, generous American Fidelity employees have given more than 12,700 individual blood donations. Read More

OMRF seeks healthy minority participants for one-time blood sample donation

06/12/2017
Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation need the help of minority volunteers to help expand their collection of human blood samples for research. Healthy individuals ages 19-90 are encouraged to participate. Read More

Public Health Lab Funding and Establishment of Cigarette Fee Highlight Health Initiatives Approved by the Legislature

06/05/2017
The health of Oklahomans will benefit from two measures approved by the 2017 session of the legislature. Legislators approved the issuance of bonds for the construction of a new Public Health Laboratory (PHL) and also approved establishing a $1.50 fee charged to wholesalers who distribute cigarettes. Read More

Melanoma Strikes an Unusual Target – Dean McGee Strikes Back!

06/05/2017
Melanoma Strikes an Unusual Target – Dean McGee Strikes Back!
Ardmore man hopes radioactive seeds will save his eye and his life Read More

Donate Blood & Get a Free Pass for Two to Oklahoma City Zoo

05/31/2017
Donate Blood & Get a Free Pass for Two to Oklahoma City Zoo
Join Warr Acres Health Fair at a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 3, on the Bloodmobile at 500 N.W. 50th, OKC. Healthy adults**, age 16 and older, can give blood. Read More

Donate Blood & Get a Free Pass for Two to Oklahoma City Zoo

05/31/2017
Donate Blood & Get a Free Pass for Two to Oklahoma City Zoo
Donors who give blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute will not only help save the lives of local patients, but they’ll get a free pass for two to the Oklahoma City Zoo,* and a t-shirt featuring the zoo’s majestic bison. Read More

OMRF researcher named to American Cancer Society Council

05/31/2017
OMRF researcher named to American Cancer Society Council
The American Cancer Society has named Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist David Jones, Ph.D., to its Council on Extramural Grants. Read More

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