Listening Session for AI/AN Inclusion in All of Us Program

Posted on: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 20:19 By: octsiAdmin

The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board, the Oklahoma delegation from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Advisory Committee, and the All of Us Research Program are hosting a listening session on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK.


The All of Us Research Program, part of NIH, has a simple mission: to speed up health research breakthroughs and help foster an era of precision medicine for all.


What: The goals for this listening session are to:

Help for the NIH Human Subjects Section

Posted on: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 20:18 By: octsiAdmin

The OCTSI has new resources to help you complete the NIH Human Subjects Section. This includes brief instructions for every section, links to key external resources, and samples that investigators can download and modify.  These resources, created by the OSCTR Science Writing Unit, are available at

OCTSI/OSCTR Clinical Research Toolkit

Posted on: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 19:38 By: octsiAdmin

The OSCTR Clinical Research Toolkit site is currently in beta development, but we wanted to make it available to users to help facilitate researchers. We also welcome suggestions from users about features and information you would find helpful on the site. Over the next few months, we will be adding additional information to each category.  


The site can be reached through the navigation bar on the top of the page under Research Resources or at

ECHO Grant Awarded to OUHSC

Posted on: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 19:23 By: octsiAdmin

The OCTSI has partnered with the OUHSC Department of Pediatrics and been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop the Oklahoma Pediatric Clinical Trial Network. This network will be part of the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network that is participating in the Environmental Impacts of Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program to effectively investigate the impacts of environmental exposures from the womb through later years in a child’s life. The Principal Investigator of this award is Dr. Paul Darden, Chief of General and Community Pediatrics at OUHSC.

EvidenceNOW Grant Initiative Provides Support for Primary Care Practices in Oklahoma to Advance Cardiovascular Care

Posted on: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 19:10 By: octsiAdmin

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States, claiming more lives than all cancers combined. Heart disease is also taking a toll on Oklahoma. But the evidence is clear—we can reduce the threat by applying the ABCS of cardiovascular disease prevention: Aspirin use by high-risk individuals, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation.


OCTSI on the radio

Posted on: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 19:04 By: octsiAdmin

OCAST Oklahoma Innovations will air this Saturday and Sunday on the stations below. It will be available on the OCAST website , along with a transcript, on Monday. 


The week's program features OUHSC research leaders discussing science and medicine in Oklahoma. Dr. Judith James, the Principal Investigator of the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources discusses the Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute and our projects. 


OCTSI receives $15 million grant to improve heart health in Oklahoma

Posted on: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 19:02 By: octsiAdmin

Researchers with the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa and Oklahoma City have received a $15 million grant to improve heart health in residents throughout the state.

OU is one of seven grantees in the nation for the award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

OU President David Boren said at a press conference in Tulsa on Wednesday morning that the grant will allow researchers to work with primary care physicians across Oklahoma to determine best practices for preventing heart disease and improving heart health.