The Oklahoma Rheumatic Disease Research Cores Center (ORDRCC) provides cutting-edge resources for answering clinically relevant questions. ORDRCC research focuses on rheumatic diseases, which are among the most common causes of disability in the U.S. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. The ORDRCC has helped OMRF grow into a leader in rheumatic disease research and remains vital to our excellence in this field. The specific goals of the ORDRCC are to:
- Integrate a multidisciplinary group of basic scientists and clinical investigators to study rheumatic disease
- Facilitate rheumatic disease research throughout the U.S. by providing access to well-characterized clinical rheumatic disease collections
- Improve access to centralized cutting-edge technologies for rheumatic disease research
- Provide administrative and financial support to Oklahoma rheumatic disease investigators
Our ORDRCC resides within the Arthritis and Clinical Immunology (ACI) Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) with additional Center investigators from other OMRF research programs, as well as from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Divisions of Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Biostatistics and Epidemiology.
Funding for this Grant (P30AR053483) has been made possible by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the U.S. Government.