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Dr. Hank Jenkins-Smith and Dr. Carol Silva have been research partners for 20 years, and married for 18. They focus part of their research on the public response to large-scale tornados. By monitoring what is posted through social media before, during and after storms, they have been able to draw conclusions that shape disaster policy and save lives when severe weather strikes

 

 

 

 

OU President David L. Boren Announces $30 Million in Gifts to Name College of Engineering and Establish New School of Biomedical Engineering

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University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren today announced more than $30 million in new resources to name the College of Engineering and establish a new School of Biomedical Engineering, including construction of a new academic building in the Engineering Quadrangle, and establishment of 12 new endowed positions and formation of a $3.5 million endowment for graduate fellowships.

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OU Professor Named Recipient of Prestigious Department of Energy Lawrence Award

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University of Oklahoma Professor Jizhong Zhou will receive the U.S Department of Energy’s highest scientific award from U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this year.  The prestigious 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award acknowledges outstanding contributions in the biological and environmental sciences supporting research and development of the U.S. Department of Energy and its mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.

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OU Research Team Receives NIH Grant to Facilitate Innovative Technique that Enhances Breast Cancer Detection

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An innovative technique that enhances breast cancer detection while reducing radiation dose has been proposed by a University of Oklahoma research team.  In response, the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3 million grant to the OU team to facilitate the technique, which includes building a patient imaging system and conducting preclinical evaluations and Phase I clinical trials.

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