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OU Researchers Target Heart Health with New $15 Million Grant

May 27, 2015

To improve cardiovascular health in Oklahoma, a $15 million grant will advance work by researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the School of Community Medicine in Tulsa in collaboration with health professionals statewide.

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OU Medicine Launches Breast Health Network

Friday, May 22nd, 2015, 2 p.m.

OU Medicine is proud to announce the formation of the OU Medicine Breast Health Network, Oklahoma’s largest and most comprehensive network of breast imaging radiologists and specially trained staff with a direct connection to the research and treatment options available through OU Medicine.

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Shining a New Light on Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 1 p.m.

New $1.5 Million Grant Funds Research Aimed at Better Treatment with Fewer Side Effects

A new $1.5 million grant to researchers at the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center will advance work focused on an illuminating new treatment for ovarian cancer.

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Promising New Treatment Targets Deadly Brain Cancer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1 p.m.

Promising New Treatment Targets Deadly Brain Cancer 

Patients with a deadly form of brain cancer now have access to a promising new treatment at the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

The Stephenson Cancer Center is one of only a handful of institutions nationwide offering the novel treatment, which utilizes alternating electrical fields to target glioblastoma.

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OU College of Nursing Ranks Among

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

Best in Country for Online Advanced Degree Nursing Programs 

The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is ranked as one of the best online advanced degree nursing programs for 2015 by U.S. News & World Report. 0022uj

“We strive to provide an exceptional learning environment at the OU College of Nursing,” said Dean Lazelle Benefield, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN. “Online programs, extraordinary faculty, and outstanding clinical partnerships anchor our efforts to help students achieve their goals in nursing, to advance research, and to meet the growing need for exceptional nursing professionals in a variety of health care environments. It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report for our efforts in online nursing education.”

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Special Infectious Disease Unit Ready to Activate at OU Medical Center

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The new Oklahoma Biocontainment Care Unit designed to isolate and care for pediatric and adult patients in the state who test positive for dangerous infectious diseases like Ebola is now ready to be activated, if needed. 

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Pay to Play – A New Approach in Diabetes Prevention

December 18, 2014

OU research aims to find out if incentives lead to lasting lifestyle changes  

t’s not unusual to pay a teenager in your neighborhood to mow your yard, but would you ever consider paying one to go to the gym?  That’s exactly what researchers at Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the 0016blUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are doing, but for reasons you might not expect.

The research, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, focuses on how to motivate young people to make lifestyle changes that can help them avoid health problems, including overweight, obesity and diabetes. 

It’s called the MOVE study, a research project that, as the name suggests, aims to motivate teens to get moving more.

“We’ve developed new protocols for treating diabetes in children, but nothing in terms of teaching those at risk to avoid the disease,” said Kenneth Copeland, M.D., co-principal investigator of the study. Copeland holds the Paul and Ann Milburn Chair in Pediatric Diabetes at the OU College of Medicine and director of pediatric programs at Harold Hamm Diabetes Center.

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