Administrative Support:

Susan Hemphill,
Research Grant Coordinator
(405) 271-6751 x47385

Paula A. Meder,
Senior Administrative Manager
(405) 271-6593 x47271


Research Resources

OU COP Poster Template

Download the Poster Template File to standardize the look of you poster presentations.

All Agreements

Faculty cannot sign any contract on behalf of the college or university. Institutional signature authority is through ORA.

Brown Bag Seminars

Getting Your Research Study Off The Ground

Basic Tips Regarding Research, Contracts and Grants

Here are some basic tips for new faculty at the college.


Contracts include agreements, letter agreements, affiliations, memoranda of understanding, material transfers, confidentiality agreements, licenses, consulting or speaking agreements, provider agreements, professional practice plan (PPP) agreements, amendments, modifications, and any other arrangement that obligates the University or its employees. Questions regarding contracts should be directed to Megan Westbrook (x 47203).

Current Grants Awarded to OU College of Pharmacy

A current listing is available at:

Effort Committed on Sponsored Agreements

OUHSC treats all aspects of sponsored programs administration consistently, regardless of funding source. Therefore, pursuant to federal regulations, the OUHSC faculty and staff may not have total effort commitments (sponsored and non-sponsored) in excess of 100%. Faculty or staff who have University responsibilities in addition to those committed on sponsored programs, including but not limited to teaching, administration or clinical activities, must reserve the appropriate amount of effort as agreed upon with the Department Chair and/or Dean for those commitments and, therefore, may not commit 100% paid or unpaid effort to sponsored grants and/or contracts. Excerpt from NIH Notice: “Commitment overlap occurs when a person's time commitment exceeds 100 percent, whether or not salary support is requested in the application. While information on other support is only requested for key personnel (excluding consultants), no individuals on the project may have commitments in excess of 100 percent.”
NIH Reference:


Rigor and Reproducibility Chart


Grants include all requests for external funding (restricted or unrestricted) for research, training, or service, including hard copy and electronic submissions for prime awards and subcontracts. Questions regarding contracts should be directed to Susan Hemphill (x47385) or Paula Meder (x47271).

Laboratory and Non-Laboratory Safety and Training

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) provides health, safety, and environmental services to the University of Oklahoma including off-campus facilities to facilitate compliance with all environmental, occupational health and safety regulations. Annual training certification is required. Their website is located at:

Review and Routing Form

The college requests that an internal routing form is used for every grant application. Questions should be directed to Susan Hemphill (x47385).

Support Staff

The college provides excellent support staff for faculty from the idea stage to application to award to post-award to closeout. Questions should be directed to either Susan Hemphill (x47385) or Paula Meder (x47271).

NIH Sample Forms

NIH Biosketch

College of Pharmacy faculty may work with either Susan Hemphill (x47385) or Paula Meder (x47271) in constructing an NIH-approved Biosketch.

Sample Grants

Susan Hemphill (x47385) has several successful NIH grant applications available for review.

Standard Grant Due Dates

OUHSC (Institutional) Information

Financial Reporting

Financial reporting and all other post award financial support is provided by Grants & Contracts Accounting. However, the college provides support of all award activity through the business office. Questions regarding post award support can be directed to either Susan Hemphill (x47385) or Paula Meder (x47271).

Fringe Rates for Personnel

Indirect Cost Rates OUHSC

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is handled through the Office of Technology Development. This resource stimulates the creation of intellectual property and manages the resulting assets in support of the mission of the University of Oklahoma. Contact Gina McMillen (x17725) or e-mail her (

Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

The regulation is aimed at ensuring that the design, conduct, or reporting of research funded under PHS grants and cooperative agreements will not be biased by any conflicting financial interest of the investigators responsible for the research. FCoI Presentation

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Research involving animals require prior approval by the OUHSC IACUC. Additional information, forms, and links can be obtained at: Please contact Susan Hemphill (x47385) for more information.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The OUHSC IBC has the charge of reviewing and approving all OUHSC and OU-Tulsa basic and clinical research activities involving recombinant DNA, gene therapy/gene transfer, microorganisms and biological toxins. Additional information, forms, and links can be obtained at:

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Research involving human subjects or tissues require prior approval by the OUHSC IRB. Additional information, forms, and links can be obtained at: Please contact Susan Hemphill (x47385) for more information.

Radiation Safety

Research facilities and personnel involved in the use of radioactive materials must have prior approval by the OUHSC Radiation Safety Office (RSO). Additional information, forms, and links can be obtained from the RSO website:

Research Grant Opportunities (Selected)

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

Competitive programs offering research support, fellowships and other programs for those interested in academic and research careers are available from AACP and other organizations. Pharm.D. students, residents, fellows, graduate students and faculty are eligible to apply to specific programs. Please refer to their website at:

American Cancer Society

The ACS lists their current requests for grant applications at the New Initiatives and Request for Applications web page

American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation

Incentive grants offer pharmacists seed money to implement or support an existing patient care service within their pharmacy practice.  The program originally started with twenty grants available annually, and has now more than doubled in the number of grants available.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH provides a comprehensive website ( with information for new and experienced investigators, new grant opportunities, deadline dates and helpful information. Faculty are encouraged to read their monthly NIH NEXUS newsletter, found at:


Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) competitively awards projects for one to three years at a maximum level of $45,000 per year. Solicitation dates and workshops are posted.


OCAST provides tremendous resources to aid the researcher wanting to pursue SBIR/STTR activity. Please take a look at the presentation below. If you are interested in soliciting help from OCAST, please contact Susan Hemphill or Paula for more information.
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Core Facilities

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy houses several core facilities for basic sciences. They include:

  • Cell Culture Facility
  • Common Instruments Lab
  • Radiochemistry Lab
  • Real-Time PCR
  • Research Imaging Facility

A listing of shared facilities is available from Susan Hemphill (x47385) or here.

College of Medicine

Carbohydrate Analysis Service

The Oklahoma Center for Medical Glycobiology provides carbohydrate analyses in support of ongoing research projects. Analyses are performed by use of a Dionex high performance anion-exchange chromatograph with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAE-PAD). The Dionex IC System allows picomole-level detection, identification and quantification of monosaccharides found in glycoproteins, glycolipids, glycosaminoglycans, polysaccharides and other macromolecules. Additional information can be obtained from their website:

Crystallography Core Lab

The Laboratory for Macromolecular Crystallography is equipped with state-of-the-art crystallographic equipment which is shared by several groups in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Academic crystallographers from Oklahoma can get free access to this equipment for x-ray data collection. Additional information can be obtained from their website:

Flow and Image Cytometry

The Flow and Image Cytometry Lab provides the OUHSC research community with state-of-the-art cell analysis and sorting instrumentation, and the technical expertise to best utilize this technology. Major equipment includes the FACSCalibur, confocal microscopy and MoStar. Additional information can be obtained from their website:

Mass Spectroscopy

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Oklahoma EPSCoR Laser Mass Spectroscopy Facility utilizes a Voyager Elite Bio Spectrometry Research Station equipped with delayed extraction technology. This is a Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionizing Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (MALDI-TOF MS). This instrument can acquire accurate mass values for many compounds including organic compounds, polymers, proteins and peptides and nucleic acids. The facility will analyze samples for a nominal fee. Additional information can be obtained from their website:

Microbial Genomics

The Laboratory for Microbial Genomics is a full service genomics facility offering DNA sequencing (small and large scale projects), microarray design and hybridization, oligonucleotide synthesis, and other services. Additional information can be obtained from their website:

Molecular Pathology Lab

The Dept. of Pathology provides a comprehensive array of clinical, surgical, and cytopathology laboratory services for physicians, patients, and in some instances, researchers. The laboratory is a CAP and CLIA accredited facility providing a variety of services in the diagnosis of genetic and acquired disorders and microorganism infections. A complete list of services can be obtained from their website:

Molecular Biology-Proteomics

The Molecular Biology Resource Facility at the Warren Medical Institute provides the OUHSC research community with state-of-the-art instrumentation and technical expertise to best utilize this technology. List of services include protein sequencing, in-gel proteolytic digestion, peptide synthesis, mass spectrometry and amino acid analysis. Services are provided on a fee-for-use basis. For more information, please refer to their website:

OMRF Core Facilities

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), which is located on 825 NE 13th St., maintains excellent core facilities for their researchers and also available to OUHSC researchers. Additional links and pricing information can be obtained from their website:


The BIACORE is an optical biosensor that uses surface Plasmon resonance (SPR) for real-time monitoring of macromolecular interactions. Potential applications including affinity measurements and binding kinetics, concentration determinations, binding specificity analyses, and epitope mapping. The OMRF BIOCORE Core Facility has two BIOCORE units: A Biacore 1000 and a Biacore 3000. The core facility provides training in the use of the instruments, and assistance with experimental planning and data analysis when needed. Additional information can be obtained from their website:

OUHSC Comparative Medicine and Animal Housing

The university has a centralized animal care facility under the direction of a DVM and a full staff. Information can be found at:


The OUHSC General Clinical Research Center is a National Institutes of Health funded research center which strives to provide investigators with the optimal facilities and resources to conduct clinical research, to encourage collaboration among scientists, to train health care professionals in clinical research, and to advance the quality of patient care. Their website and list of services provided can be found at: