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Research team discovers lupus gene’s role

04/23/2014
Research team discovers lupus gene’s role
Autoimmune disease researchers at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation knew a gene called BLK was important to lupus. They just had to find out why. Read More

Moving on Up! Oklahoma City Moves Up to #4

04/22/2014
Moving on Up! Oklahoma City Moves Up to #4
It has been a miserable allergy season already and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) just ranked Oklahoma City as the fourth worst city for spring allergies. Tulsa was listed as 19th up from 21st place. Oklahoma City ranked ninth last year. Read More

Vigilance against pollution makes for a happy Earth Day

04/22/2014
Vigilance against pollution makes for a happy Earth Day
The negative effects of pollution on human health are plain to see, said Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation President Stephen Prescott, M.D. Read More

Chickasaw Nation makes major gift for cancer research at OMRF

04/21/2014
Chickasaw Nation makes major gift for cancer research at OMRF
The Chickasaw Nation has made a major gift to support the expansion of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s cancer research programs. Read More

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

Allergies: A springtime horror story

04/10/2014
An army of silent foes bent on destruction. It’s hard to see. Hard to breathe. And then the phone rings. The allergies…they’re coming from inside the body! Read More

Area Nutritionists Win Annual Laura K. Savage Award

04/10/2014
Area Nutritionists Win Annual Laura K. Savage Award
Oklahoma’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program recently hosted the 2014 Nutrition and Breastfeeding Conference in Norman. A highlight of the conference each year is the announcement of the winner of the annual Laura K. Savage Creativity in Nutrition Education Award. Read More

OU College Of Medicine Announces Psychiatry Chair

04/08/2014
OU College Of Medicine Announces Psychiatry Chair
Britta Ostermeyer, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.P.A., has been named professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She also holds the Paul and Ruth Jonas Chair in Psychiatry and has established a practice with OU Physicians. Read More

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