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“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds”: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation featured on January program

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm •  Published: December 18, 2012

 

The January edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” radio program centers on the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

The show’s first segment guest is Dr. Stephen Prescott. He talks about OMRF’s history and also shares an update on the largest campus expansion in its history, which has resulted in OMRF almost doubling the size of its lab facilities and adding several hundred scientists.

Prescott also discusses the new OMRF tower, including its rooftop wind farm, as well as the work and findings going on inside the labs, and the enormous economic impact OMRF has on Oklahoma, according to a news release.

Second segment guests are Dr. Judith James and Dr. Rheal Towner.

James, an internationally recognized physician-scientist and chair of the OMRF Arthritis & Clinical Immunology Program, talks about her research related to auto-immune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis and her role in the creation of the swine flu vaccine.

Towner, director of the Advanced Magnetic Resonance Center at OMRF, discusses his cutting edge research on brain cancer treatment and surgery and shares information on some critical clinical trials that are underway also.

In addition to their work, the personal side of these scientists will be accentuated as well in these discussions.

The January edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” airs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2; with encores airing at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 on KOSU (91.7 & 107.5 FM).

The program also streams live online at kosu.org and can be accessed by visiting www.thelivingroomgb.com.

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From left, Gerry Bonds is shown with Rheal Towner and Judith James. - Provided Photo
From left, Gerry Bonds is shown with Rheal Towner and Judith James. - Provided Photo