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The age of the brain

This is the age of the brain. A major emphasis of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding neuroscience research, particularly studies that investigate the link between the brain, health, environment and behavior. Neuroscience is becoming a popular undergraduate major, a focus of graduate studies, and an interdisciplinary research theme at universities across the country.

The OSU Brain Initiative is a faculty-driven initiative that will be implemented in several phases:

Convening interested faculty members from across the university system to plan initial steps of action

Exploring possible undergraduate and graduate training programs in neuroscience

Seeking funds for a state-of-the-art neuroscience research center that includes neuroimaging capabilities

Developing outreach programs to bring brain science to communities throughout Oklahoma

Mission, Vision and Values


We are the researchers, practitioners, educators and students of the Oklahoma State University community conducting interdisciplinary, transformative and applied neuroscience. We educate and train the next generation of neuroscientists to improve health and well-being through neuroscience informed research and practice.


To advance knowledge and benefit society by bringing together educators, researchers and practitioners across the OSU system to promote neuroscience education, research and outreach.


Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Neuroscience Discovery

Systems and Integrative Thinking

Innovative and Rigorous Approaches

Broad Impact

The Oklahoma link

According to a recent survey by Child Trends and research by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oklahoma currently ranks in the lowest 10% on all measures of children's health and well-being and has the highest rates of early life adversity. OSU received more than $11 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research on adversity and brain development, thus developing the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity (CIRCA).
The OSU Brain Initiative builds on this drive and fulfills our land-grant mission to apply cutting-edge research to solve real-world problems and to train and educate the next generation of scientists and educators. 

OSU Biomedical Imaging Center


The most advanced MRI system in the state is located at the OSU Biomedical Imaging Center at the Hardesty Center for Clinical Research and Neuroscience in Tulsa. The OSU Biomedical Imaging Center houses the Siemens Magnetom 3 Tesla MRI. The Prisma 3T MRI offers you an incredible look inside the human body, often with shorter scan times than typical MRI systems. This is truly the future of medical imaging. The OSU Biomedical Imaging Center brings research-grade MRI to a clinic setting, providing patients and their doctors with the image quality that supports more advanced care.


OSU Biomedical Imaging Center 



Society for Neuroscience Tulsa Chapter

The chapter promotes and facilitates neuroscience networking among the Tulsa Neuroscience community, creates awareness about the brain and its diseases and disorders, and focuses on the development of younger neuroscientists.

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Mallory Schmidt Research Project ManagerOSU Center for Health
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