Media Briefings


New $1 Million Endowment for COPH

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015, 2:30 p.m. 

OU President David L. Boren Announces $1 Million Endowment from Leslie and Clifford Hudson to Establish Graduate Fellowships

University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced today a $1 million gift to the University from Dr. Leslie Hudson and Mr. Clifford Hudson of Oklahoma City to benefit graduate students in the OU College of Public Health. The gift will establish an endowment for two annual fellowships for graduate students in the college.

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Fireworks Accident Survivor in the Homestretch of Recovery

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, 2 p.m.

Taron Pounds has gotten used to the stares and questions. He’s had nearly 20 surgeries in the past three years and still has more to go. He won’t ever look how he did before.

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Seeing a Lot of Mosquitos? What is the Real Risk to Your Health?

Thursday, June 4th, 2015, 2 p.m. 

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.

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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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