On holidays, community volunteers pitched in to make the season bright for patients in OMRF’s Research Hospital. In 1958, this accordion ensemble shared the Christmas spirit with a concert for hospital staff and patients.
How our state’s namesake musical gives back to research at OMRF The line at the St. James Theatre formed early on April 1, 1943. As it grew, the New York City police were called in to control the throng. Word had spread fast about the show that had opened the night before to a spotty—but […]
Just walk it off, David Key told himself. He trudged along the roadside, hoping to outpace his pain. The gravel crunched under his feet, his steps kicking up faint clouds of dust in the moonlight. Not much happens in the wee hours in Oil Center, a rural community in southeastern Oklahoma. And middle-of-the-night journeys weren’t the norm […]
I didn’t expect to be here to write this column. When I say “here,” I don’t mean OMRF or Oklahoma. I mean here, as in, on this earth. You see, I’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Twice. The first time was no big deal. I know it sounds like I’m being a tough guy, but that’s not the […]
When my husband suffered a fatal heart attack, one of his friends gave a donation in his memory. I looked up OMRF’s website and appreciated knowing you’re doing heart disease research. Bob would have appreciated it, too. Debbie Craine, an interior designer in Tulsa, Craine has continued to donate to OMRF since her husband’s death in […]
Dr. Morris Reichlin developed a watershed test for lupus and reshaped research at OMRF. Autoimmune disease research was in its infancy in 1981. That was the year Dr. Morris “Moe” Reichlin packed his lab at the State University of New York at Buffalo to start a new scientific program at OMRF. A rheumatologist, Reichlin gained […]