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New Collaborative Organizes Change for NE OKC                                                                                                                                                                                August 22, 2016

The Healthy Community Collaborative (HCC) – Northeast Oklahoma City, chaired by Jari Askins, former Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor, and Greg Jones, Northeast Oklahoma City business leader, met last Monday at Mama E’s restaurant to discuss how to measurably improve the health of the 33,000 Northeast Oklahoma City residents over the next two years. Check out the press release on the HCC-NE OKC August 2016 meeting.


Oklahoma Innovations Radio Show
May 9-10, 2015
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology

Lynn Institute’s Karen Waddell, President/CEO and Carlos Blanco, COO were featured on Oklahoma Innovations, a radio show sponsored by Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). Listen to the exciting work discussed for Lynn Health Science Institute and Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research.

Lynn Institute Participating in Alzheimer’s Disease Global Clinical Research Study
April 15, 2015
Press Release

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States? Right here in Oklahoma City, Lynn Institute is participating in a global clinical research study that is evaluating an oral investigational medication that may help slow down the progression of what could be very early Alzheimer’s disease. Read more.

Fighting the Flu
February 24, 2015

Health Matters: Sickle Cell Disease
KOKH Fox 25

November 22, 2014
From Staff Reports
Copyright © 2014, The Oklahoma Publishing Company
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Orr receives sleep foundation award
November 12, 2014
By Journal Record Staff
Copyright © 2014, The Journal Record Publishing Co.

Dr. William Orr, president emeritus of Lynn Institute, has been selected to receive the National Sleep Foundation’s Clinical Research Leadership Award. The award recognizes Orr’s invaluable contributions in the fields of sleep and clinical research. Read the article.

National Memory Screening Day at Lynn Institute
November 11, 2014
Press Release

Concerned about memory problems and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease? Lynn Institute will be providing free, confidential memory screenings on November 18th as part of National Memory Screening Day. Read more.

OKBio booth gives greeters chance to boost Oklahoma
June 25, 2014
By Jim Stafford
Copyright © 2014, The Oklahoma Publishing Company

The flow of visitors past the Oklahoma booth on the first day of the Biotechnology Industry Organization 2014 Convention brought many of them directly into the sight of Karen Waddell. Each was greeted with a hearty introduction and enthusiastic sales pitch for Oklahoma.
Read the article.

Health Matters: Rheumatoid Arthritis
KOKH Fox 25

Health Matters: Alzheimer’s Disease
KOKH Fox 25

Legislation Would Empower Parents in Crisis
January 14, 2014
“Many of us from the Count Me In 4 Kids collaborative are excited to be here today as our state moves forward in helping many more compassionate and caring Oklahomans step up to love and nurture some of our most vulnerable children,” Lynn Institute President Karen Waddell said.

Oklahoma Sleep Institute to manage Lynn Institute lab
June 15, 2012
By Brian Brus
Copyright © 2012, The Oklahoma Publishing Company

The Oklahoma Sleep Institute will manage Lynn Institute’s sleep laboratory and develop specialty clinics dedicated to sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment, officials recently announced. Read the article.

Norman doctor conducts clinical trials
December 19, 2011
By Joy Hampton
Copyright © 2011, The Norman Transcript, Okla.

Meningitis can be serious, even fatal. Not surprising then, that as a mother of four, Dr. Lisa Connery would want her children and all children vaccinated to protect them from this dangerous disease. Read the article.

Clinical research duties bring new opportunities
December 18, 2011
By Paula Burkes
Copyright © 2011, The Oklahoma Publishing Company

Sharla Lister went straight to work as a clinical research coordinator. She’d completed an eight-week internship with the Lynn Institute in Oklahoma City, which immediately hired her upon her graduation a year ago. Read the article.

Oklahoma begins HPV, meningitis study
December 3, 2011
By Sonya Colberg
Copyright © 2011, The Oklahoma Publishing Company

Kids are rolling up their sleeves and gritting their teeth over a study on a meningitis vaccine and the HPV vaccine Gardasil. The study looks at whether a new meningitis vaccine and Gardasil can be effectively given at the same time. Read the article.

Institute president says drug costs continue to climb
June 8, 2011
By James Coburn
Copyright © 2011, The Edmond Sun, Okla.

The growth of the pharmaceutical industry is declining with slow growth progressing in the research and development areas, William Orr said. The Edmond Rotary Club featured Orr, Ph.D., Wednesday to speak on the high cost of prescription drugs. Read the article.

Blind patients sought for sleep drug study; Many don’t realize their insomnia, sight may be linked
May 9, 2011
By Bryan Dean
Copyright © 2011, The Oklahoma Publishing Company

Dr. William Orr, chief executive of the Lynn Institute in Oklahoma City and a pioneer in sleep research, is helping a pharmaceutical company study patients such as Partaka with the goal of developing a drug unlike any other sleep aid. Read the article.

It’s a Living: Polysomnographer
March 9, 2011
By Brian Brus
Copyright © 2011, The Journal Record Publishing Co.

To say Arnn Hixon works the night shift isn’t as accurate as to say he works the sleep shift. He watches as other people dream, looking for some telltale hint of why they might not be breathing. Read the article.

Hope for MS patients
January 11, 2011
By April Wilkerson
Copyright © 2011, The Journal Record Publishing Co.

Oklahoma’s medical and research facilities continue playing a role in introducing a new drug for multiple sclerosis to those who need it.  Read the article.

Study looks at how obesity, reflux, sleep apnea are linked
December 28, 2010
By Sonya Colberg
Copyright © 2010, The Oklahoma Publishing Company

Before he adopted the Darth Vader look, Roger Scott always felt tired and rather grumpy. Little did he know that several factors had come together to create a battle of galactic proportions in his body. Scott had put on extra pounds over the years and had developed indigestion. Read the article.

Institute donates to Health For Friends
October 28, 2010
By Transcript Staff
Copyright © 2010, The Norman Transcript, Okla.

The Lynn Institute has donated $25,000 to Health For Friends to help the Norman-based organization with operational expenses and to defray medical costs. “Health For Friends continues to be a vital organization around the Norman area after 25 years of service,” said William Orr, president and chief executive officer of the Lynn Institute. Read the article.

EXECUTIVE Q&A WITH WILLIAM ORR: CEO finds career in drug research
October 24, 2010
By Susan Simpson
Copyright © 2010, The Oklahoma Publishing Company

If a career testing disease-fighting drugs doesn’t give you a sense of life’s swift passage, a high school reunion will.
William Orr, CEO of the Lynn Health Science Institute, recently traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., for his 50th high school reunion. Read the article.

Lynn Institute expanding into sleep, digestive disorders
October 22, 2010
By Amy Gillentine
Copyright © 2010 Colorado Springs Business Journal

The Lynn Institute, responding to declines in its drug trial business, is expanding its other, niche businesses in hopes of making up the shortfall. Read the article.

Lynn Institute’s clinical studies
February 9, 2010
Copyright © 2010 The Pueblo Chieftain

The Lynn Institute serves the local community by conducting medical research… Read more.

Not for shy, squeamish: Odd Jobs; Artisits Model, Plasma Donor Can Earn Extra Cash for Holidays
October 26, 2009
By Heather Warlick-Moore
Copyright © 2009, The Oklahoma Publishing Company

At The Lynn Institute, volunteers are paid $50 per visit, Manning said. All tests, procedures and medical follow-up is free of charge, and results of any medical tests performed are shared with participants. Read the article.

Oklahoma Alzheimer’s patients can help test new drug
March 10, 2009
By Susan Simpson
Copyright © 2009, The Oklahoma Publishing Company

Oklahoma City has been selected to help test the safety and effectiveness of an investigational Alzheimer’s drug aimed at slowing the disease. Read the article. 

That Yawn After Lunch Is Perfectly Normal
August 19, 2007
By Phyllis Korkki
Copyright © 2007, The New York Times Company

Q. If it’s natural to rest in the afternoon, why don’t more companies tolerate napping? Find the answer here.