Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)Stephen M. Prescott , M. D.
825 N.E. 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: 405/271-6673
FAX: 405/271-7190

  • The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF.org) is one of the nation's oldest and most respected nonprofit biomedical research institutes. Its scientists focus on such critical research areas as cancer, diseases of aging, lupus and cardiovascular disease.

  • OMRF holds more than 700 U.S. and international patents, ranking it among the nation's leaders in patents per investigator.

  • Breakthroughs in OMRF labs have led to the creation of 14 spin-off companies, many of which contribute significantly to the Oklahoma economy.

  • Physicians in OMRF’s Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence offer the region’s most comprehensive center for researching and treating MS.

  • OMRF is home to a member of the National Academy of Sciences and three former Pew Scholars.

  • Scientists at OMRF have discovered more than 43 of the 60 known genes associated with the autoimmune disease lupus.

  • For its work on rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, the National Institutes of Health has designated OMRF as 1 of only 9 Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence in the U.S.

  • Work in OMRF labs led to Soliris, the first and only treatment for PNH, a rare blood disorder.

  • Scientists at OMRF led the largest genetic experiment ever in the field of lupus research, working with 50 scientists in 6 countries to study biological samples gathered from 15,000 patients.

  • OMRF’s ultra-cold biorepository holds more than 1 million patient samples in a massive freezer that maintains a constant temperature of -112 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Ceprotin, a therapy with OMRF roots used to treat children suffering from life-threatening blood-clotting complications, was the first drug licensed under the European Union’s centralized procedure.

  • OMRF has earned a four-star rating—the highest possible score—from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.


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