The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma Sports Science & Orthopedics, is recruiting volunteers with osteoarthritis of the knee to study the progression of the disease.
Relief for osteoarthritis may be in the gut microbiome.
OMRF awarded scientific prizes to four scientists and honored a board member on Tuesday at its spring board meeting.
There are no approved treatments for osteoarthritis, which affects an estimated 50 million Americans.
The NIH has awarded OMRF scientist Matlock Jeffries $874,000 to launch an innovative study of the origin and progression of OA.
As a physician-scientist, Matlock Jeffries will maintain a lab focused on osteoarthritis and will see patients in the foundation’s Rheumatology Center of Excellence.