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Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation receives $3.3 million grant

A new $3.3 million grant awarded to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Grant will fund studies into rheumatic diseases.
by Ken Raymond Published: October 9, 2012
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The funding also will help make phenotyping and genetic sequencing resources available to researchers who wouldn't otherwise have access, such as junior investigators, James said in the release. Such tools are vital to securing future grants.

OMRF will accept applications for pilot projects over the next five years. The top two will receive funding.

“Pilot projects help researchers who are just starting out begin new, groundbreaking research,” James said. “Even those who aren't selected will take part in a mentoring and enrichment program. We help them … gather the kind of preliminary data necessary to compete for federal funding.”

by Ken Raymond
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Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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