Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center

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Hamm Lecture

The University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren
and Senior Vice President and Provost M. Dewayne Andrews, M.D., M.A.C.P.,
announce the establishment of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

Hamm Lecture in Diabetes Research

You are invited to attend the inaugural lecture by
Peter H. Bennett, M.B., C.H.B., F.R.C.P., F.F.P.H.
Scientist Emeritus, NIDDK/NIH

“The American Indian Contribution to Understanding Etiology, Treatment and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes”

Monday, October 28, 2013
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Samis Family Education Center
Rainbolt Family Auditorium

Telecast live to OU-Tulsa campus
Family Medicine Clinic: Leeland Alexander Conference Room
(Tulsa participants only, please RSVP by email to Ginger Sutton)

Cosponsored by the University of Oklahoma Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, College of Medicine, and College of Public Health

Dr. Peter H. BennettDr. Bennett served as Chief of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, the National Institutes of Health branch charged with diabetes research.  He currently serves as Scientist Emeritus at NIH.

Dr. Bennett was the first to initiate a major longitudinal study of type 2 diabetes and its complications, leading to the initial identification of many risk factors for diabetes such as obesity, lack of physical activity, and insulin resistance.  Done in partnership with the Pima Indians in Arizona, this study became the basis for the development of criteria used internationally for diagnosing diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance, also referred to as pre-diabetes.  Adopted by the World Health Organization in 1980, these criteria have endured and remain as the internationally accepted criteria to this day.

PARKING for OUHSC PERSONNEL: Please travel to the Samis Center by campus shuttle or on foot, in order to preserve parking for guests to our campus.

PARKING for GUESTS is available at no charge. Drive to main entrance on the west side of OU Children’s Hospital and use the lot on the right (south). Your alternative is valet parking at the Hospital entrance, which is also free (tips for parking attendants are appreciated). For questions or accommodations on the basis of disability, please call (405) 271-2824.