OU College of Pharmacy Names New Dean

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The University of Oklahoma announced today the appointment of Melissa Medina, Ed.D., as dean of the OU College of Pharmacy, pending approval from the OU Board of Regents. Medina will begin the new role on June 16.

Newly Published Study Reveals Effects of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome on Breast Cancer

Thursday, June 6, 2024
Both obesity and metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions like high blood pressure and high blood sugar – increase the risk of breast cancer, but in differing ways for different subtypes of the...

OU Receives Grant to Fund Clinical Trial for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
With a $1.2 million grant to the University of Oklahoma, an OU Health urologic oncologist is leading an innovative new clinical trial for the treatment of prostate cancer when the cancer is beginning to spread beyond...

App Created to Support Black Prostate Cancer Patients Post-Diagnosis

Thursday, May 30, 2024
A University of Oklahoma researcher recently received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to test a newly created mobile app designed to address health disparities among Black men diagnosed with...

Biostatistics Professor Awarded Prestigious ASA/NSF/CENSUS Research Fellowship

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Dr. Sixia Chen, associate professor of biostatistics at the Hudson College of Public Health, has been honored with the esteemed American Statistical Association (ASA)/National Science Foundation (NSF)/US Census...

Study Further Illuminates Ability of Cancer Drug to Lower Blood Sugar

Thursday, May 23, 2024
University of Oklahoma researchers have deepened their understanding of a drug’s ability to prevent fat buildup in the liver, a condition that often occurs with obesity and can lead to serious fatty liver...

OU, TU Study Results in New Method for Diagnosing Sleep Disorders in Children

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Research at the University of Oklahoma, in collaboration with The University of Tulsa, has resulted in a new method of screening for sleep disorders in children. The tool, the first of its kind, allows health...

OU Health Sciences Publication Details Pandemic Response Strategy for Academic Health Center

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Faculty members at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences campus in Oklahoma City recently published the scientific article they wanted for themselves four years ago: how to create a robust, efficient response to...

OU College of Medicine Announces New Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education

Friday, May 10, 2024
The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine is proud to announce the appointment Jason S. Lees, M.D., as the new associate dean of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and the college’s Designated Institutional...

Researchers Say Future Is Bright for Treating Substance Abuse Through Mobile Health Technologies

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Despite the high prevalence of substance abuse and its often devastating outcomes, especially among disadvantaged populations, few Americans receive treatment for substance use disorders. However, the rise of mobile...

OU Researchers Study Blood Test With Potential to Detect 50 Types of Cancer

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Health professionals regularly screen for five types of cancer — breast, colon, lung, prostate and cervical — yet those five comprise only half of all cancer deaths. Researchers at the University of...

OU College of Dentistry Faculty Member Awarded Humanitarian Award

Friday, May 3, 2024
David Ciesla, D.D.S., M.S., MAS, clinical assistant professor and director of the pediatric dentistry residency program at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, was recently awarded the Ann Page...

TSET Health Promotion Research Center Expands to Tulsa

Thursday, May 2, 2024
The TSET Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC), a component of OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, is expanding to the OU-Tulsa campus. The expansion will provide an additional site for HPRC’s mission of...

Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk: Researcher Studies Immature Platelets as Potential Culprit

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Diabetes and heart disease often go hand in hand. People with diabetes face a much greater risk for heart attack and stroke than those without diabetes, and an estimated two-thirds of people with diabetes eventually...

University of Oklahoma Contributes to National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, Released This Week

Thursday, April 25, 2024
This week, the Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced its federal action plan to carry out the work of the new National Strategy for Suicide Prevention...
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