OU Medicine scientists have devoted their lives to deciphering the mysteries of human disease that hold great potential for discovery.
Hundreds of research projects are underway on the OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campus at any given time. Faculty and students within each college are active in projects that have both scientific and clinical applications.
Areas of research range from the general to the specific and virtually all hold great applicability to large groups of people.
OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
The mission of OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is to promote, coordinate and support cancer research and care at OUHSC and its sister institutions. Research areas include women's cancers, basic cancer research, cancer chemoprevention and community cancer health disparities, especially among Oklahoma's diverse Native American populations. All members of the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center share a common goal: reducing the incidence of cancer and the morbidity and mortality caused by cancer in Oklahoma and beyond.
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center
The mission of the OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center is to promote clinical and basic sciences research related to diabetes and its complications, education of the public and professionals in all matters related to diabetes, including diabetes prevention, and optimal diabetes care for the people of Oklahoma.
Dean McGee Eye Institute
The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) is dedicated to serving all Oklahomans and the global community through excellence and leadership in patient care, education and vision research. For more than 25 years, DMEI, in affiliation with the OU Department of Ophthalmology, has been a leader in the field of vision research. Our National Institutes of Health grant-funded researchers are on the cutting-edge of scientific investigation into the underlying causes of blinding diseases, and the promising treatments that are being developed. At any given time, DMEI/OU is involved in a number of vision research projects, seeking, testing, and refining the latest treatments and cures for a broad spectrum of vision-related illnesses. DMEI/OU is ranked among the country’s top 20 departments in National Institutes of Health funding (top 10 among public universities) and is 14th in the nation (eighth among public universities) in cumulative funding from Research to Prevent Blindness.