Cancer Center to be Site for Landmark Cancer Genome Atlas Research

The Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center has been selected as a Tissue Source Site for The Cancer Genome Atlas, a landmark research initiative supported by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the Cancer Genome Atlas is to understand why the cells in 20 specific types of cancer grow out of control and lead to tumor formation and metastasis. To read the entire article, click here. 

New Report Shows 1 in 5 Teen Births are Repeat Births

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report that shows despite a falling teen birth rate for all age and ethnic groups, nearly one in five births to teen mothers ages 15 to 19, is a repeat birth. Oklahoma is one of eight states with a repeat teen birth rate of over 20 percent, which is higher than the national rate of 18.3 percent, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). To read the entire article, click here.

Third Annual Ladies’ Night Planned In Edmond      

OU Physicians at Edmond and OU Medical Center Edmond will host an evening of health and fun for ladies only, Wednesday, May 8. Women are encouraged to kick start their summer by getting a pulse on their overall health. May is National Women’s Health Month, and now is an ideal time to conduct critical health screenings and learn more about new advances in women’s healthcare. To read the entire article, click here.

Nurses Are Recognized During National Nurses Week, May 6-12

The American Nurses Association, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and local county health departments will recognize Oklahoma’s nurses for their caring, skill and hard work during National Nurses Week, May 6-12. The theme this year is “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care.” There are approximately 30,000 RNs and 12,000 LPNs working in nursing in Oklahoma. To read the entire article, click here.


April 2013

Drivers – Stay Focused on the Road

So you think you aren’t one of those “distracted” drivers. You know, one of those persons who texts or talks on their cell phone. But do you eat or drink while driving? Talk to passengers? Adjust your radio, CD player or MP3 player? Attend to children or pets? Use a navigation system or look at a map? Check out your appearance in your visor mirror? If yes to any of these, then indeed, you are a distracted driver. To read the entire article, click here.

Five Oklahoma Living Treasures Honored by Oklahoma Health Center Foundation

The Treasures For Tomorrow honor pays tribute to individuals whose passion for life, courage and inspiring actions serve as a model for quality values and goodness in our community. Honored April 10 at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City, five Treasured Oklahomans were celebrated during the annual event. 2013 Treasures are Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Douglas R. and Peggy Cummings and Rick and Jenny Dunning.  Dave Lopez and Teresa Rose were co-chairs for the event. Jean I Everest Foundation was the presenting sponsor. Funds raised from this event and from donors will fund a public art project to be placed at the gateway entrance to The Children's Hospital. To read more about Treasures For Tomorrow, click here. 

2013 Treasures Rick & Jenny Dunning, Mick Cornett, Peggy & Doug Cummings, Co-chairs Teresa Rose and Dave Lopez

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City Offers Grants for Non-Profit Organizations

Each year Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City provides grants to 501(c)3 organizations in Western Oklahoma and North Texas whose mission is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families. This year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City has $104,000 in funding available for organizations seeking support for their programs. To read the entire article, click here. 

Four OMRF scientists receive commendations 

At its board of directors’ meeting, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation honored four scientists for their contributions to research and human health. Researcher Patrick Gaffney, M.D., received the Edward L. and Thelma Gaylord Prize for Scientific Achievement. The award, named for the late Edward L. Gaylord, who served on OMRF’s board for more than 40 years, and his late wife, Thelma, is OMRF’s highest scientific honor. Three other scientific awards were presented to OMRF scientists at the meeting. Linda Thompson, Ph.D., received the Merrick Award for Outstanding Medical Research, Courtney Griffin, Ph.D., received the J. Donald and Patricia Capra Award for Scientific Achievement, and the Fred Jones Award for Scientific Achievement was presented to Lorin Olson, Ph.D. To read the entire article, click here.

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