In order to stimulate further research and development for a diabetes cure and improved clinical care, the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center has announced that it will be presenting an international award of $250,000 at the beginning of next year to eligible researchers in the field.
The Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC) is a research, care, education, and prevention center established by the University of Oklahoma. Its primary focuses are seeking a cure for diabetes through research and development, extensive clinical care for diabetes patients, and a diabetes prevention program to provide aid to all Oklahomans, regardless of financial status or background.
To further uphold its passion for finding a cure for diabetes, HHDC has decided to offer its financial support to researchers who demonstrate true devotion in their work. The new $250,000 award was announced in Philadelphia by Mr. David L. Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma, and Mr. Harold G. Hamm, Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources, Inc., at the opening of the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions. Both Boren and Hamm have Type 2 diabetes.
Eligible nominees include individual researchers, research teams, and research institutions that are not employed or working for a profit. In addition, the nomination is open worldwide and not limited only to American citizens.
Recipients will be selected by a rotating jury of national and international leaders in the field of diabetes research and will be awarded with funds once every two years.