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Oct28
Hamm Lecture in Diabetes Research
10/28/2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Samis Education Center, Rainbolt Family Auditorium

Announcing the establishment of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

You are invited to attend the Hamm Lecture in Diabetes Research by

Peter H. Bennett, MB, CHB, FRCP, FFPH, and scientist emeritus at NIDDK/NIH, will deliver the first ever Hamm Lecture in Diabetes Research.  His talk is titled "The American Indian Contribution to Understanding Etiology, Treatment and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes."

There will be a live telecast to OU-Tulsa Campus in FMC Room 3068

Dr. 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. 

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