Researchers at the OU Health Sciences Center, located both on the Oklahoma City and Tulsa campuses, are consistently well-funded. In fiscal year 2020, they set an institutional record, earning $190 million in sponsored funding. In fiscal year 2021, sponsored awards were over $178 million, marking the fifth consecutive year that research awards have topped $140 million. Funding from the National Institutes of Health, considered the key benchmark for research productivity and reputation on campus, comprises more than half of overall funding. Three departments in the OU College of Medicine — Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family and Preventive Medicine, and Ophthalmology, recently have ranked in the top 20 medical school departments in the United States for research funding from the NIH. The OU Health Sciences Center is also home to the largest and most advanced biomedical infrastructure in Oklahoma.
Our researchers at the OU Health Sciences Center are courageous in asking complex questions in order to solve complex problems, and they are driven by a spirit of discovery and innovation. Above all, they are dedicated to making discoveries that translate to hope, healing and well-being for people at home and around the world.