Children’s Hospital Foundation Receives Community Grant

Children’s Hospital Foundation was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Carol Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation Grant. The grant will be used to assist in funding an expansion of their Early Access Autism Program which will increase services to individuals in rural Oklahoma. The project delivers access to screening and treatment resources for children with autism spectrum disorder in three counties that currently have no program of this type. To read the entire article, click here.

OMRF researchers find that a biological "good guy" has a dark side

A pair of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists have discovered that an enzyme previously thought only to be beneficial could, in fact, pose significant danger to developing embryos. The new research could have implications not only for prenatal development but also for treating lymphedema and liver damage resulting from acetaminophen overdose. To read the entire article, click here.

 

May 2016

Vision Quest

With the help of a new grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center hopes to zero in on a way to potentially prevent a common cause of childhood blindness. To read the entire article, click here.

Oklahoma Pork Council Sponsors Pre-Memorial Day Blood Drives – May 27

Blood donors who boost community supplies for the Memorial Day holiday weekend will enjoy pulled-pork sandwiches at all Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) donor centers. The blood drive, Friday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is sponsored by the Oklahoma Pork Council (okPORK).  

In the metro-OKC area, donors can participate at:

  • Central OKC, 901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
  • North OKC, 5105 N. Portland Ave.
  • Edmond, 3409 S. Broadway
  • Norman, 1004 24th Ave. N.W.

Each person who gives will receive a voucher for two admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo, an Oklahoma-proud t-shirt,health screenings and Donor Rewards points. 

To read the entire article, click here.

OU RESEARCHERS TO TARGET ZIKA VIRUS

With the mosquito season virtually upon us, there is growing concern about the potential for the Zika virus to spread in the United States. In fact, many public health officials believe it is not a question of if but rather when an outbreak will occur here. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has become an international player in the race to find a vaccine for the Zika virus. To read the entire article, click here.

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