OK-INBRE Network Institutions


The largest concentration of biomedical scientists is located in Oklahoma City at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).  The OUHSC includes seven colleges: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Public Health, and the Graduate College.  The OUHSC College of Medicine also has a campus in Tulsa, about 100 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.  Adjacent to the OUHSC campus in Oklahoma City lies the OMRF, a non-profit research institution whose exclusive mission is biomedical research.  Although the OUHSC and OMRF are independent entities, a very close working relationship exists between them, including shared use of equipment and facilities and a significant number of scientific collaborations.


The OK-INBRE network also consists of six primarily undergraduate institutions.  Langston University is Oklahoma's only Historically Black institution of higher education and currently serves approximately 3,000 students.  Northeastern State University is the second largest regional university in Oklahoma and has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 7,500 students. Of these, over 18% are Native American, giving it the third highest number of Native American students of any 4-year college or university in the nation.   Southwestern Oklahoma State University is the third largest regional university in Oklahoma and has a current enrollment of approximately 4,700 students and is unique among Oklahoma’s regional universities in offering 9 nationally accredited degree programs in health sciences, including a Pharmacy School.   Southeastern Oklahoma State University, located in the historical Choctaw Nation, has an enrollment of approximately 5,400 students.  The University of Central Oklahoma is located approximately 15 miles north of the OUHSC and is Oklahoma's largest primarily undergraduate institution with an enrollment of more than 16,000 students.   Cameron University is located in southwestern Oklahoma and has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students.



Four community colleges are also included in Oklahoma's INBRE.  Oklahoma City Community College serves over 19,000 students with nursing, science and engineering being in their top five degree producing programs.  Tulsa Community College has over 28,000 students with almost a quarter of the total being from underrepresented minority populations.  Redlands Community College, located about 25 miles to the west of Oklahoma City, has a current enrollment of about 2,000 students.  College of the Muscogee Nation is Oklahoma's only accredited tribal college.
OCCC INBRE representative: George Risinger  grisinger@occc.edu
TCC INBRE representative:  Neil Enis  neil.enis@tulsacc.edu
CMN INBRE representative: Mekko Tyner  mtyner@cmn.edu  
RCC INBRE representative: Brenda Witt brenda.witt@redlandscc.edu