Research at OSU Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences educates and trains osteopathic physicians, research scientists and other health care professionals, with an emphasis on providing health care for rural and underserved Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences offers programs in osteopathic medicine, biomedical and forensic sciences. Since its beginning, OSU-CHS has grown to offer eight graduate degrees. The Biomedical Sciences program offers advanced degrees in anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and vertebrate palentology.
Additionally, OSU-CHS offers a Master’s of Science in Natural and Applied Sciences – Health Care Administration and a combined DO/MBA program, which allows students to earn an MBA in their first year then continue with four years of uninterrupted medical education. The Forensic Sciences program is one of only eight in the nation accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
OSU-CHS biomedical research involves projects by faculty and investigative teams of scientists who seek to translate molecular research into new medical therapies, as well as commercialization and technology transfer capabilities. The major research foci are applied and integrative neuroscience, cardiovascular and pulmonary, forensic science, and interdisciplinary programs. Approximately 200 individuals are involved in research activities, including 40 of the 80 full-time faculty members, several graduate and medical students, numerous residents, interns and research staff.