Research at OUHSC is focused on cancer, diabetes, immunology/infectious diseases, and neuroscience/vision. The OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) encompasses more than 25 member organizations ranging from cutting-edge biotechnology companies to government, education, health care and community support institutions, and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, an internationally recognized private biomedical research center. The state-of-the-art Biomedical Research Center provides 225,000 square feet of research laboratory and office space.
As the State of Oklahoma's only academic health center for biomedical research, Graduate College students were involved in more than $35 million in extramural grants and were contributing authors on over 75 peer reviewed papers last year. More than 100 graduate students presented original research findings at national and international scientific meetings. Research funding received from extramural grants enable faculty to employ over 260 graduate research assistants pursuing doctoral degrees.