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Centers and Institutes

Addressing research and community needs

OU-Tulsa has more than a dozen research centers and institutes, addressing a broad range of research and community needs. The links below showcase the centers where OU-Tulsa students and faculty are working to support the university's mission in our unique way. Through these centers and institutes, experts from across university come together to create impactful solutions.

CCEW students observing
Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth

The Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth is a semester-long internship at OU-Tulsa connecting interdisciplinary students with businesses to develop real-world solutions to problems through technology commercialization and business creation.

Students in class
Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture

The Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture organizes programs, seminars, and activities designed to stimulate interest in contemporary issues in our society and understanding of global cultures.

Community Medicine Research staff
Community Medicine Research

Learn about Community Medicine Research activities at OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine, meet our investigators, and find proposal development resources. Partnership with universities and community organizations allow us to have a broad scope of research activity.

Professor Chan Hellman giving presentation in the learning center
Hope Research Center

The Hope Research Center is linking OU-Tulsa’s research capabilities with area nonprofit groups to help those organizations better serve their clients and our community. This hope centered research is focused on evaluating and improving program services to achieve client outcomes.

ECEI student interacting with child
Early Childhood Education Institute

The Early Childhood Education Institute (ECEI) at OU-Tulsa is an applied research institute with multiple ongoing projects designed to advance and support equity in early childhood programming and policies by generating and disseminating high-quality, meaningful research.

East Asia Institute performance at Schusterman Library
East Asia Institute

The East Asia Institute connects forward-thinking students, educators to East Asian cultures through interactive language and culture programs, engaging professional development, and cross-cultural exchanges that provide opportunities to pursue careers around the globe.

OU-Tulsa Schusterman Clinic
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

The Tulsa branch of the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center treats pediatric Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Team at the Center care for the patients throughout childhood and provides education and time with physicians to adjust medications and treatment the disease.

OU students interacting on campus
Haruv USA

Haruv USA at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa bring together the unique expertise and international leadership of the Haruv Institute paired with the research-based educational knowledge and expertise of OU-Tulsa, Social Work. Professionals acquire new skills and practice professional interventions.

Professor in lab
Integrative Immunology Center

The Integrative Immunology Center facilitates interdisciplinary research in community medicine focused on understanding the long-term effects stress and deliver educational support and expertise in the field of immunology to the Tulsa community.

Youth during presentation
National Resource Center for Youth Services

The National Resource Center for Youth Services at the University of Oklahoma OUTREACH has been resourcing the youth services community for more than twenty-five years, providing training and technical assistance to programs in Oklahoma and nationally.

Students during disaster training
Oklahoma Center for Prehospital & Disaster Medicine

The CPDM is the overarching organization responsible for OUDEM’s prehospital and out-of-hospital realms. The CPMD institute was created in 2009 and plays a vital and growing role in facilitating out-of-hospital and mass casualty medicine across the state.

Students during convocation

The Leadership and Policy Center for Thriving Schools and Communities  at the University of Oklahoma
seeks to provide relevant and effective school leadership development programs of the highest quality to meet the needs of our constituents in the Tulsa area. 

Students during simulation
OU-Tulsa Simulation Center

The OU-Tulsa Simulation Center provides safe simulated experiences for all of OU Tulsa’s diverse programs, including medicine, PA, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, social work, and education.

OU-Tulsa Surgery Center
Surgery Procedure Center

The Surgery Procedure Center on the OU-Tulsa campus offers endoscopy, hemodialysis access, vascular treatment and venous treatment on a same day, outpatient basis.

Urban design professor and students in class
Urban Design Studio

The Urban Design Studio at OU-Tulsa trains urban design professionals, advancing understanding of the city through research and creative activity, and engaging in community projects.