OU Health Center sees grant increases

Tuesday, January 4th 2005, 6:22 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Nearly $124-million in grants has helped the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center treat cancer, heart problems, diabetes and eye diseases in 2004.

The record high funding amounts is part of an annual increase for the OU Health Sciences Center.

At OU campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, more than 200 health care professionals garnered a record 683 grants in 2004.

The National Institutes of Health awarded OU $41-million in grants last year.

Medical professionals at the OU Health Sciences Center are conducting clinical studies of new drugs to treat heart problems, type 2 diabetes, renal cancer and colorectal cancer, Waner said.