The Samuel Roberts Noble Cardiovascular Institute was established in 2008 with a gift to OMRF from Ardmore’s Noble Foundation. For decades, the Noble Foundation and family have supported research at OMRF. The Institute is named in memory of the late Sam Noble, a long-time OMRF board member whose father and legendary oilman Lloyd Noble established the family’s foundation. Lloyd Noble ultimately lost his life to a heart attack in 1950.
The Noble Institute serves as home to OMRF’s Cardiovascular Biology Research Program, where scientists study blood and lymphatic vessel function, blood coagulation, inflammation and sepsis, a deadly form of blood poisoning. Research in this program also yields new insights on a variety of human diseases including heart attack, stroke, cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.