Zain Ul Abideen Asad, MD
Dr. Asad MD, MS, FACC is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Section at OUHSC. He completed his internal medicine training and cardiology fellowship from OUHSC and also completed an MS in Clinical and Translational Research from Hudson College of Public Health on campus. His research interests include evidence synthesis and outcomes research related to Atrial Fibrillation. He has received several research grants for his work in atrial fibrillation and has extensively published on this subject. He is the principal investigator on the Systematic Review Curriculum (SRC) project funded by Academy of Teaching Scholars. He is passionate about training internal medicine residents as future physician scientists.
From Dr. Asad: "I completed my Internal Medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and I can attest that the department has an absolute commitment to research. During my training I was supported at every level and on graduation I felt ready to start my career as a clinical investigator. Under the umbrella of Internal Medicine Residency Research, we have a unique environment here where you not only publish papers, you also learn how to do research. The OU Hudson College of Public Health has an excellent program, the “Master of Clinical and Translational Science”, and my program director encouraged me to enroll in that program during my residency and it prepared me very well for a research career. We have excellent mentors available in all sections within internal medicine and they will provide you with ample research opportunities."
Lance Ford, MS
Mr. Ford is originally from Oklahoma and completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. His passion for helping people, but inability to deal with the sight of blood, led him to pursue a Master’s of Science in Biostatistics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Upon completion of his Master’s degree, he was accepted into the Ph.D. Biostatistics program at OUHSC. He is now a doctoral candidate. This is his second academic year serving as the Department of Medicine Stewart Wolf Research Curriculum Guest Lecturer in Public Health.
Since being at OUHSC, he has collaborated on dozens of research projects in the Hudson College of Public Health and across campus. These projects have ranged from areas such as neurology, rehabilitation sciences, geriatric medicine, and cancer prevention and treatment. His personal research covers multilevel cluster randomized trials and statistical methods in genetics. When not at work, he enjoys running, hanging out with friends at the park, and spending time with family.
Gabriel Vidal, MD
Dr. Vidal is the Director for Resident Research within the Department of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. He received a Doctorate in Medicine in 2015 from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and completed his Internal Medicine residency in 2018 and served as Chief Medical Resident at OUHSC in the Department of Medicine during the 2018-2019 academic year. He enjoys conducting research but more importantly he enjoys helping residents pursue research projects on campus. OUHSC is one of few comprehensive academic centers in the country with seven different colleges in close proximity on the same campus (Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Allied Health, and Graduate College). He is passionate about oncology and is currently pursuing training in Radiation Oncology at the Stephenson Cancer Center in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He enjoys spending time with his family, biking, and traveling.