The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation $2.66 million to establish the Oklahoma Rheumatic Disease Research Cores Center. The grant, which will be awarded over a five-year period, will fund studies aimed at developing a better understanding of health problems characterized by pain in the muscles and joints. The project […]
Certain families produce higher levels of a protein that may prime the body’s immune system to attack itself, according to a new study from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The findings could lead to new methods of predicting who may be at risk to develop the […]
Growing up, Judith James rarely passed up an episode of Star Trek. From her living room in Pond Creek, the future M.D./Ph.D. sat transfixed as Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise boldly went where no man had gone before. For the future physician and medical researcher, the workings of the […]
Autoimmune diseases, where the body attacks its own tissues, rank among the most difficult of all human conditions to diagnose and treat. These puzzling illnesses can impact all areas of a person’s life, and it takes the highest level of expertise to properly treat and monitor those who live with them every day. Physicians in […]
Lupus (SLE) About Us Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system confuses healthy cells with foreign substances, like viruses and bacteria, and attacks the body’s tissues and organs. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, the disease affects more than 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide. Around 90 […]
Morris Reichlin helped build OMRF into one of the world’s leading centers for lupus research and treatment.