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West Awarded $10.5M NIH Grant

RESEARCH GROUP AWARDED $10.5 MILLION NIH GRANT

A research team led by Ann West, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been awarded a five-year, $10.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to support an Institutional Development Award Center of Biomedical Research Excellence. The IDeA program grant will allow for a greater understanding of human diseases and conditions associated with neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, stroke, chronic and acute bacterial infections.

 

Nelson

DIGITIZING MUSIC OF STATE TRIBES

Joshua Nelson, associate professor of English, and Warren Queton, OU tribal liaison, joined Broadway star and humanities advocate Lin-Manuel Miranda on Capitol Hill to showcase the NEH-funded work OU's Sam Noble Museum is doing to preserve Native American music.
 

Kaspari Awarded $1.2M NSF Grant

KASPARI AWARDED $1.2 MILLION NSF GRANT

Michael E. Kaspari, has been awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to study MacroSystems ecology—exploring how Earth’s temperature, precipitation and biogeochemistry govern the abundance, diversity and activity of ecological communities.

Warinner

ANTHROPOLOGIST NAMED TO SCIENCE NEWS' SN 10: SCIENTISTS TO WATCH

Anthropology professor Christina Warinner, is featured in Science News’ SN10: Scientists to Watch—an annual list of 10 scientists making the next big discoveries. For the third year in a row, Science News is highlighting 10-early- and mid-career scientists on their way to widespread acclaim. Warinner is the first and only Big 12 scientist to ever be spotlighted in the SN 10. Warinner’s story is available in the October 14 edition of Science News available online at www.sciencenews.org/SN10.

Signature Initiatives From College's Strategic Plan For 2017-20

Medicine Wheel

Becoming a nationally recognized leader in research and teaching related to America's Indigenous peoples. Departments researching Indignous Peoples include:

  • Anthropology
  • English
  • Film and Media Studies
  • History
  • Native American Studies
  • Social Work
     
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Addressing the health needs of our state and our nation. Departments researching health-related topics include:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Communication
  • Health and Exercise Science
  • History of Science
  • Microbiology and Plant Biology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
icon for environmental issues

Advancing the study of water, natural resources and the environment. Departments researching environmental issues:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Microbiology and Plant Biology



2016-2017 Faculty Publications

 PublishedIn PressAcceptedSubmitted
Books481275
Book Chapters111512319
Conference Proceedings55080
Journal Articles16254284137
Other208233221

Faculty Awards

NameDepartment/CenterFunding AgencyProject TitleAmount
Laura BartleyMicrobiology and Plant BiologyU.S. Department of Commerce, Small Business AdministrationSBIRxOK$125,000
Laura BartleyMicrobiology and Plant BiologyState of Oklahoma, Center for the Advancement of Science and TechnologySBIRxOK$150,000
Marshall CheneyHealth and Exercise ScienceU.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of HealthThe Influence of Vaper and Smoker Identities on Young Adult Smokers Who Use Electronic Cigarettes$118,544
Jack FriedmanCenter for Applied Social ResearchU.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationUsing Vulnerability as Empirical Data to Improve Forecast and Warning Services$200,000
Karl HambrightBiologyState of Oklahoma, Wildlife Conservation DepartmentGenetic Analyses in Support of ODWC Fisheries Programs: Largemouth Bass Microsatellites and Golden Algae-related Fish Kills$20,000
Nathan KaibPhysics & AstronomyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignExploring the Evolution and Characterizing the Chaos of the Terrestrial Planets$50,000
Jeremy RossOklahoma Biological SurveyState of Oklahoma, Wildlife Conservation DepartmentManagement and Cave Protection for Federally-listed Bats and Co-occurring Stygobitic Fauna in Oklahoma$22,500
Hank Jenkins Smith &
Carol Silva
Political ScienceThird WayCoding, Tracking, and Analyzing Nuclear Debates on Social Media: OU/Third Way Collaboration$50,000
Paul SpicerAnthropologyHealth Sciences CenterStephenson Cancer Center Disparities Program Leadership Support$14,794
Joseph SuflitaMicrobiology and Plant BiologyUniversity of CalgaryManaging Microbial Corrosion in Canada's Offshore and Onshore Oil Production Operations$288,421