Diabetes Research Facilities

Research professionals and investigators can gain access to OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center core facilities at a free or discounted rate for further development of research projects. To apply for access, contact the core facility director listed below.

Satellite Animal Facility

The Satellite Animal Facility provides Hamm Diabetes Center members with induction, monitoring and maintenance of diabetic animals and coordinates the sharing of diabetic animal tissues. Services include:

  • Provide technical support and consultation for induction of diabetes in animal models
  • Supply diabetic animal tissues for research
  • Breed and maintain commonly used diabetic animals for research
Jian-xing (Jay) Ma, M.D., Ph.D.
405-271-4372

Histology and Imaging Core

The Histology Core provides Hamm Diabetes Center members with tissue processing, embedding, sectioning, and histochemical and immunohistochemical staining of mounted slides for both paraffin-embedded and cryo-preserved tissue preparations. The core facility has trained histology technicians who will work with researchers to accomplish these goals.

In addition, the core provides top-quality advanced instrumentation and expertise to obtain microscopic images with light, epifluorescence and Nomarski prism optics, as well as the software for morphometric analysis and to produce publication quality images.

Histology Core

Allan Wiechmann
405-271-8001 ext. 45522

Imaging Core

Jody Summers
405-271-8001 ext. 46478

Other Core Facilities

In addition to core facilities operated by Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) offers several core facilities, including mass spectrometry and proteomics, DNA sequencing and genomics, and flow cytometry and imaging facilities.

Find out more about accessing additional Health Sciences Center research facilities.

More About Diabetes Center Research

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Volunteer for Diabetes Clinical Trials

You may qualify to join a clinical trial at OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center in Oklahoma City, whether or not you live with diabetes. Enroll in our Volunteer Registry to receive up-to-date information on clinical trials of potential interest to you, with no obligation to participate.

Adult clinical trials in Oklahoma City – 405-271-3604

Pediatric clinical trials in Oklahoma City – 405-271-3303

Pediatric clinical trials in Tulsa – 918-619-4803

Request an Appointment or Get Clinical Trials Information

Request an appointment for diabetes care or find out more about opportunities to participate in diabetes clinical trials at Harold Hamm Diabetes Center in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.