IMAGE: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator of the new $20 million grant to the OU Health Sciences Center. view more
Credit: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 15, 2018) — This week, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center announced the nationally competitive renewal of a $20 million federal grant that will advance research and patient care for Oklahomans throughout the state.
The grant furthers the work of the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources program, which began five years ago with an initial $20 million award and is based at the OU Health Sciences Center. The program is a collaborative effort between multiple institutions, physicians and American Indian tribes throughout Oklahoma, especially rural areas. The grant is from the National Institutes of Health and supports an Institutional Development Award, which builds research capabilities in Oklahoma and drives economic growth.
“The OU Health Sciences Center is pleased to convene groups from around the state to improve the health of our fellow Oklahomans,” said Jason Sanders, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and Provost of OUHSC. “By applying the power of research directly to patient care, we will benefit Oklahomans who are disproportionately affected by chronic health conditions.”
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