Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Gift to Support Diabetes Research

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Gift to Support Diabetes Research

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Chickasaw Nation has donated $3 million to Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy to advance research on diabetes treatment, enhance patient care and education, and further develop the assessment and counseling skills of new medical and health care professionals.

"Diabetes is a devastating disease that has ended or shortened far too many lives," said Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby. "The Chickasaw Nation is proud to support Harold Hamm Diabetes Center as it leads the way in diabetes research and treatment for all Oklahomans."

The majority of the gift will establish an endowment to provide salary support for new junior researchers and faculty, allowing Harold Hamm Diabetes Center to recruit physician-scientists in areas of research that could lead to new treatments and ultimately a cure for diabetes.

A portion of the gift will be used to renovate a space on the diabetes center's third floor in the Diabetes Life Clinic for a teaching and demonstration kitchen that will showcase and teach the many different sustainable ways to make healthy eating an everyday habit. …

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