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Cherokee Nation donates $1.5M to OU Medicine



The Cherokee Nation donated $1.5 million to University of Oklahoma College of Medicine to establish a diabetes and cancer clinic.

The clinic will focus on research, prevention, patient care, and faculty and staff development. Diabetes and cancer rates are high among Oklahoma Indians.

"We'd like to say this is a philanthropic request, but it's really a matter of self-interest," Cherokee Nation Chief Chad Smith said [Statement]. "Thirty percent of our members over the age of 50 have diabetes."

The clinic will be based in Tulsa at OU's Schusterman Center.

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Cherokees give OU $1.5M (The Oklahoman 1/25)
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