PHF grants will support more than a dozen studies at OMRF in areas including cancer, heart disease, lupus and genetic mutations associated with conditions ranging from hearing loss to autism.
The Presbyterian Health Foundation has awarded nearly $4.6 million in biomedical research grants to OMRF and OUHSC.
The National Institutes of Health awarded the grants, which will fund research on autoimmune diseases and human exposure to anthrax.
OMRF’s Courtney Griffin succeeds OCASCR’s founding scientific director, Paul Kincade, who is retiring.
The findings could lead to new treatments to limit the damaging cardiac effects of diabetes.
Dopamine is a chemical responsible for voluntary movement and the perception of rewards in the brain.