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.

Read the article in the Tulsa World.