At its semiannual meeting this past Wednesday, OMRF named Sarah E. Yauk and J. Michael Kelly, M.D., to its board of directors.
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has announced the appointment of OMRF scientist Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., to its Advisory Council.
The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation raised more than $600,000 at a pair of events Sunday and Monday. Proceeds will go to support disease research at the Oklahoma City nonprofit.
A pair of scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, in a study led by Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D., at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, have discovered a method that sparks the regeneration of heart cells. The findings could lead to new ways to treat patients following a heart attack.
An OMRF scientist has received a five-year, $2.3 million grant to investigate the basic mechanics of wound healing. The grant, which was awarded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, will allow OMRF researcher Lorin Olson, Ph.D., to study why people form scar tissue after sustaining an injury instead of regenerating damaged tissue like certain animals including salamanders, lizards and others, do.
Do you know a high school senior or college student who would rather wear goggles in a lab than in a pool? Then a summer of science may be right up their alley. The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 Sir Alexander Fleming Scholar Program. The application deadline is Feb. 1.
BrewFest attracts more than 500 people. It’s a unique opportunity for the entrepreneurial community in Oklahoma to come together for a few hours to network and enjoy tasting products from yet another emerging and nontraditional segment of Oklahoma’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Events like BrewFest draw together people from across Oklahoma who are interested in the innovation economy here. In this casual environment, they learn things they didn’t know about making wine, brewing beer and about what’s happening in innovation across Oklahoma.
Charity Navigator, the country’s largest charity evaluator, has again awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation its highest rating. OMRF received a four-star rating, scoring 93.21 out of a possible 100, for demonstrating good financial health and a strong commitment to accountability and transparency.
OMRF is seeking volunteers who are concerned about developing rheumatoid arthritis to participate in StopRA, a prevention study for the disease.