OMRF has named Matlock Jeffries, M.D., FACP, FACR, as an associate member in the foundation’s Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Research Program.
Jeffries comes to OMRF from the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He completed a fellowship in OUHSC’s Department of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy, as well as residency in the Department of Internal Medicine and chief residency in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Jeffries is dual board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine and is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the American College of Physicians, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. He holds a number of scientific grants from the National Institutes of Health including an ongoing clinical study on knee osteoarthritis biomarkers.
The recipient of numerous scientific and clinical accolades, Jeffries was the first Oklahoman to receive the Distinguished Fellow Award from the American College of Rheumatology and in 2019 was honored with the OUHSC Provost’s Research Award.
As a physician-scientist, Jeffries will maintain a laboratory at OMRF focused on osteoarthritis epigenetics and the microbiome and will see patients in the foundation’s Rheumatology Center of Excellence.