The Clinical Resources Core provides IRB/regulatory assistance, research registries and repositories, physical locations and skilled personnel for clinical and translational research. These services enable investigators to pursue new lines of clinical and translational research while making the most efficient use of their resources. The core has several aims:


  • Provide and expand access to high-quality, well-charcterized sample collections and clinical data for research relevant to medical issues facing the populations of Oklahoma and other IDeA states.
  • Facilitate clinical recruiting through clinical service units and innovative partnerships.
  • Deliver regulatory assistance to OSCTR Scholars and other investigators from OSCTR partners and affiliated partner institutions, including assistance in working with the Indian Health Service and tribal IRBs to ensure the protection of both individual human subjects and tribal communities. 


These services are provided at many OSCTR partner sites, as well as on-site facilities at OUHSC and OMRF. These facilites house various sample and data registries and repositories, have long-standing collaborations with typically underserved populations, and actively participate in clinical trials.


OCTSI: Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute (OUHSC)

  • Housed in the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center
  • Clinical research facilities, exam rooms, office and conference rooms.
  • Staffed by an experienced Research Nurse-Coordinator and senior mentor physicians.


Arthritis and Clinical Immunology (OMRF)

  • Nurse study coordinators, an infusion nurse, medical technicians, medical assistants, a physical therapist and senior mentor physicians
  • CAP-Certified Biorepository 


Core Leadership

R. Hal Scofield, MD

Clinical Resources KCA Director - OUHSC Adult

Kenneth Copeland, MD

Clinical Resources Associate Director - OUHSC Pediatric

Eliza Chakravarty, MD

Clinical Resources Associate Director- OMRF Pediatric

Joan Merrill, MD

Clinical Resources Associate Director- OMRF Adult