The funds were raised at Rainbolt’s 90th birthday party, which included a private concert by country music legend Willie Nelson.
RSV is the leading cause of viral bronchiolitis and pneumonia worldwide, infecting more than 50 percent of children in their first year of life and nearly 100 percent by age 2.
As Mike Schuster nears the three-year anniversary of his diagnosis with glioblastoma, he’s already doubled the life expectancy for patients with the deadly cancer.
The grants will support more than 50 research and clinical projects, purchase scientific equipment and fund recruitment.
On Friday, 13 Oklahoma high school and college students completed a summer of biomedical research at OMRF.
The award is part of the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program.