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Dr. James Lane Named to Harold Hamm Chair in Clinical Diabetes Research

Oklahoma Nursing Times
April 25, 2011

James T. Lane, a physician who specializes in caring for patients with complications of diabetes, has been named to the Harold Hamm Chair in Clinical Diabetes Research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

“Dr. Lane brings an outstanding set of skills to the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center,” said OU President David L. Boren. “His appointment underlines the commitment of the Center to the highest standards of care available anywhere for treating the most acute effects of diabetes.

The center continues to impact the lives of thousands of Oklahomans who suffer from this disease.” Lane is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he has been named a professor of endocrinology and diabetes in the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Lane comes to the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center with more than 20 years of experience in diabetes clinical research and practice. He has worked with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, specifically in young adults. He also has a special interest in new-onset diabetes following organ transplantation.

Lane has extensive experience in caring for patients with diabetes complications, specifically those affecting the kidneys, eyes, nerves and the cardiovascular system. He works to help patients avoid and prevent these complications by assisting them in understanding the importance of controlling their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

“I am looking forward to working with the physicians, faculty and staff at the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center. Because diabetes affects 10 percent of Oklahomans, diabetes education is very important in this community, and I’m excited to play a part,” Lane said.

Lane completed fellowships in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Minnesota, Minn., and Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago. He completed an internal medicine residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s and earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.