Grant renewals bring $14.2 million to OMRF programs

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has received notice of the renewals of five National Institutes of Health research grants totaling $14.2 million. The awards range from three to five years in length and will allow OMRF scientists to continue important research on cancer, lupus and heart disease, as well as training programs for junior-level scientists. To read the entire article, click here. 

OU Internal Medicine Resident Receives National Research Award

A medical resident at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is one of only 10 nationwide selected for a prestigious research award.  Hossein Maymani, M.D., chief internal medicine resident at the OU College of Medicine, is recipient of the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 HONORS Award.  To read the entire article, click here.

September is National Preparedness Month

Oklahomans are familiar with the toll disasters can bring in just moments. These disasters can often be life-changing and cause residents to react with additional stress and anxiety. When emergencies occur, it’s also important to remember the impact disasters have on children and youth. To read the entire article, click here.

CDC Confirms Cases of Enterovirus D68 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has received confirmation through laboratory testing conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is circulating and causing respiratory illness in Oklahoma.  Although enteroviruses are a common cause of respiratory illness, EV-D68 is a relatively rare type of enterovirus in the United States. To date, EV-D68 has been confirmed in 11 other states, including Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. To read the entire article, click here.

 

September 2014

Chamber Breakfast Celebrates the Oklahoma Health Center

OU President David Boren was the keynote speaker for the Oklahoma Health Center Breakfast on Sept. 11. The breakfast is sponsored by the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the Presbyterian Health Foundation. The breakfast is held on the Oklahoma Health Center campus on the veranda of the Byrd Library each year. With more than 300 people in attendance, the breakfast is a chance to spotlight the campus to state and city officials, business leaders, students, community leaders and the Health Center campus organizations. 

OU President David L. Boren

It was a full house celebrating the Oklahoma Health Center.

David Harlow, Dr. Dewayne Andrews and Terry Taylor

David Rainbolt with BancFirst 

Students and staff from the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics are sponsored to attend by Doug Cummings.

Ragweed Allergy Kicks off the Fall Season

If you have been sniffling, dealing with sneezing and congestion this fall, you might have an allergy to ragweed, says the Allergists with the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic. With the wet summer, ragweed is proliferating, and sending large amounts of pollen into the air. Symptoms can include a runny or stuffy nose and an itchy throat. As the official pollen and mold counting station for Central Oklahoma, the OAAC has already issued four allergy alerts in September. To read the entire article, click here.

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