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Stephen Prescott, MD, joined the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in 2006, becoming OMRF’s ninth president since OMRF was chartered in 1946. A leader in studies of the basic mechanisms of human disease, Prescott came to OMRF from the University of Utah, where he founded the Eccles Program in Human and Molecular Biology & Genetics and served as the executive director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated cancer center.
At OMRF, Prescott led and raised $100 million to fund the largest campus expansion in the foundation’s history. The centerpiece of this growth is OMRF’s research tower, a 186,000-square-foot facility that has earned gold-level LEED certification. In the tower, physicians in OMRF’s Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence treat more than 3,000 MS patients while exploring new avenues of clinical research. The MS Center is part of OMRF’s Autoimmune Disease Institute, recognized by the National Institutes of Health as one of only ten Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence in the U.S. Under Prescott’s leadership, The Scientist magazine has repeatedly named OMRF as one of its “Best Places to Work” both in academia and for post-doctoral fellows, and three medications born at OMRF have received FDA approval.
A native of Texas and an undergraduate at Texas A&M University, Prescott received his MD from the Baylor College of Medicine prior to completing his training in internal medicine at the University of Utah. After advanced research training at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), he joined the faculty of the University of Utah, where he became a professor of internal medicine and held the H.A. & Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair. He has authored more than 250 scientific articles and has trained more than 40 research students and postdoctoral fellows.
Prescott served as a senior editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Journal of Clinical Investigation and on advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and multiple universities. He has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, and the Royal Academy of Medicine in Spain. He has received numerous scientific awards, consulted for and served on the boards of numerous pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the U.S. and abroad, and is the founder of LineaGen, a biotechnology company.
Rotary Club of OKC: Zoom Webinar FAQs
- Yes. the speaker will be talking to us real-time online with both video and audio. Be sure to download the Zoom Cloud Meeting app prior to Tuesday’s meeting.
- No. As a webinar attendee, you will not be onscreen or have audio available.
- Yes. At the bottom of the webinar screen is a Q&A feature that will allow you to type your questions to the presenter. At the end of the meeting, they will answer as many questions as time allows.
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- No. Zoom can be accessed via PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, and tablets.
- No. While we would love to have you join us, this is not a required meeting but we will track attendance and apply as a make-up.
- Yes. Like our meetings at St. Luke’s, the meeting will be recorded for you to watch at a later time.