Additional Interdisciplinary Programs

HSC faculty and staff continue to drive, create and engage in interdisciplinary activities and to affiliate with broader offerings hosted at the enterprise level or created to serve specific clinical populations or address complex problems in health care, teaching or research. Below are just a few examples of the fantastic work being completed at the OU Health Sciences Center.

Association for Prevention Teaching & Research (APTR) Team

OUHSC interdisciplinary team of faculty working to develop an interdisciplinary approach to research, training, and fall prevention in the elderly. 

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Center for Interdisciplinary Learning and Leadership

The Center for Learning and Leadership is Oklahoma's federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The Center serves as the liaison between academic expertise and institutions of higher learning and service delivery systems to positively affect the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.  The Director of the Center is Dr. Valerie N. Williams, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development (pictured). 

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Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN)

The CCAN organizes OUHSC's efforts in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Click here to learn more about Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN)

Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC) serves as Oklahoma’s focal point for fighting the diabetes epidemic. Research, patient care, education and prevention are all required to address diabetes in a comprehensive manner. The Center was established by the University of Oklahoma in the College of Medicine with the goal of promoting the well-being of all people with or at high risk for diabetes in Oklahoma regardless of ethnic background or financial status.” The HHDC new Director, Dr. Jacob (Jed) Friedman joined in 2019, with an emphasis on building research and clinical-translational team science. Our interdisciplinary teams are currently focusing on parents and families at risk for diabetes, with an emphasis on the first 1000 days of life. Other areas of focus include nutrition and the human microbiome, obesity and prevention and treatment of diabetic complications.

Click here to learn more about the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center

The John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center offers multi and interdisciplinary services including the Cleft Palate, Audiology, and additional diagnostic and treatment clinics.

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Oklahoma LEND

An interdisciplinary leadership education program funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It is centered on the evidence-based principles of family centered services, interdisciplinary teaming, cultural competence, and inclusive practices. The Program is currently directed by Megan K. Peters, PT, D.Sc., PCS (pictured).

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Oklahoma Shared Clinical & Translational Resources (OSCTR)

Funded by a $20.3M grant, the OSCTR aims to improve health by catalyzing clinical and translational research into top health priorities and health disparities. To do this, the OSCTR provides training and research cores for junior investigators, expands opportunities for communities to participate in research, creates pathways to disseminate research findings to the clinic, and unites health professionals, community partners, and scientific resources across the state with a focus on research.

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OUHSC Faculty Leadership Program

The OUHSC Faculty Leadership Program brings faculty together from across the OUHSC colleges for interdisciplinary early career development.

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OU-Tulsa Bedlam Clinic

The OU-Tulsa Bedlam Clinic is a long-standing and successful multi-professional clinic that delivers acute and primary care services to uninsured patients, offers interprofessional briefings between students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work.

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Preparing Future Faculty

The OUHSC Preparing Future Faculty program (PFF) is an interprofessional program designed to prepare graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows to enter and succeed in academic careers. The course is open to students from the graduate college and the 6 professional colleges including: allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health. 

OUHSC PFF is a yearlong program that consists of a 2-hour course in the fall semester that covers teaching and assessment methods and a 2-hour spring semester course that covers career skills as well as mentored student teaching experiences at local colleges and universities. 

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Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging

The Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging is a research division of the Department of Geriatrics provides a team-based approach to scientific research including an interdisciplinary staff of medical, nursing, public health, research professionals, and graduate students.


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Stephenson Cancer Center

Members of the Cancer Center include faculty from OU Health Sciences Center, OU Norman, OU Tulsa, Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. These faculty conduct innovative and nationally-funded cancer research in the basic, clinical and population sciences. Regardless of discipline or home institution, all members of the Cancer Center share a common goal: reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by cancer in Oklahoma and beyond. The center is directed by Dr. Robert Mannel (pictured).

Click here to learn more about the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center