Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma received a $350,000 commitment in 2015 to establish the DJH Foundation Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit in Diabetes. The DJH Foundation’s generous gift will establish the first and only pediatric diabetes clinical trials unit in Oklahoma.
The DJH Foundation was created in 2007 by Muldrow, Oklahoma, residents Donald and Joyce Harvey with the mission to help prevent and control cancer, asthma, and diabetes in children.
The DJH Foundation Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit for Diabetes will offer Oklahoma children the most advanced diabetes treatments and therapies currently available, said Blake Rambo, chief operating officer for Harold Hamm Diabetes Center.
“One in three children born today in the United States will develop diabetes,” Rambo added. “We are proud to be one of very few centers in the nation tackling diabetes comprehensively through research, prevention and patient care. Support from the DJH Foundation will help us continue crucial forward momentum.”
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center was founded in 2006 by an act of the Oklahoma State Legislature to address the staggering, nationwide growth in diabetes. Since that time, the center has quickly emerged as one of the top 5 comprehensive diabetes centers in the world.
In 2007 Donald and Joyce Harvey made national headlines
by winning a $105.8 million Powerball jackpot.
The DJH Foundation Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit for Diabetes will be housed at Harold Hamm Diabetes Center-Children’s
on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus, adjacent to the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Call (405) 271-3303
for more information on pediatric clinical trials already in progress.