OU Team Gets First Look at Gut Microbes of an American Indian Community
NORMAN — With no previous microbiome studies of American Indian tribes, a University of Oklahoma-led research team collaborated with the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes on a three-year study to establish a baseline of information related to the microbiome and American Indian health. The study confirmed that population-focused studies of the microbiome are much needed, particularly for under-represented groups, such as tribal populations.
Cherokee Nation and Stephenson Cancer Center Collaborative Addresses Impact of Tobacco Use
NORMAN — Cancer disparities continue to impact Oklahoma disproportionately as a direct result of continued tobacco use. With two, four-year grants totaling $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health, a University of Oklahoma-led collaborative with the Cherokee Nation is addressing tobacco-related cancer disparities through a program of research, training and education for American Indian students and investigators.
OU Collaborating in NSF South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub
Norman, Okla.—The University of Oklahoma will play an active role in the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub—a new National Science Foundation initiative to build innovative public-private partnerships that address regional challenges with big data analysis. The South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub, led by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute, serves Oklahoma and 15 other states as well as the District of Columbia.