Wine & Food Festival featuring Asleep at the Wheel
Sunday, October 20, 2019
3:00 p.m. at OMRF
Monday, October 21, 2019
9:00 a.m. Shotgun Oaktree National
Questions: 405-271-7417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why biomedical research and why OMRF?
Biomedical research has led to lifesaving breakthroughs and dramatically improved the quality of life for people everywhere. Discoveries in the lab have led to new ways to prevent, detect, and more effectively manage countless illnesses. But there is much more to learn, and that knowledge is essential in continuing to develop effective ways to treat and manage a multitude of diseases that plague our society.At OMRF, our scientists have played key roles in delivering life-changing treatments to patients. They pioneered a trio of novel medications for deadly diseases, and their work has given physicians invaluable tools to help monitor and treat patients suffering from autoimmune diseases. With some of the world’s leading immunologists and cardiovascular biologists, OMRF’s researchers are now poised to deliver a new wave of insights and therapies that will help Oklahomans and people everywhere live longer, healthier lives.
What happens to the money raised at 241?
All of it will go to support medical research; none will be used for administrative expenses. This will be our sixth 241, and here’s what we’ve done with proceeds from the previous five years:
2012: We completed a phase I clinical trial in Oklahoma patients studying a new drug to treat a deadly form of brain cancer.
2013: Funds from 241 helped recruit a new researcher whose work has already opened exciting new pathways for the treatment and management of multiple sclerosis.
2014: Proceeds funded groundbreaking research to develop more effective treatments for breast cancer.
2015: 241 funding enabled scientists to better understand the causes of acute heart attacks and strokes.
2016: Funds from 241 helped provide start-up packages for new scientists.
Leigh Ann Albers