With flood waters receding, dangers still remain from standing water across the state. Even a small puddle can provide a large breeding ground for mosquitoes and the state has many areas still filled with large areas of standing water. With mosquitoes comes the threat of certain illnesses. Most have heard about West Nile Virus, but a new mosquito-borne illness, Chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) has spread from other parts of the globe to the Unites States, largely through travel-associated cases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.