Magnetic diabetes treatment attracts NIH funding

“The more we look, the more the transfer of electrons seems to underlie diabetes,” postdoctoral research Calvin Carter, PhD, said in a Q&A with the American Diabetes Association (ADA). That search was borne out last fall, when Carter and MD/PhD student Sunny Huang, PhD, published ground-breaking findings in Cell Metabolism, showing that static electric and […]

Abel named APM president-elect

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, chair and department executive officer, was selected as the 2020–21 president-elect of the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) Council. As a part of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the APM works to aid professional development and research in internal medicine. For nearly 60 years, this organization of […]

Abel to lead one of four AHA research networks

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, will be awarded a four-year $3.8M grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate mechanisms that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Abel will oversee a Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) of three projects in partnership with other UI departments and the Massachusetts […]

Diabetes research enters “the matrix”

Coming soon to a public television stations across the country! Hosted by the television and film actor Laurence Fishburne, the program Information Matrix profiles innovative and exceptional organizations and individuals. An episode titled “Reversing Diabetes” brought a film crew to Iowa City in order to document the work being done within the Fraternal Order of […]

Abel Honored as “History Maker”

Toward the end of an evening spent celebrating African American achievement, Dale Abel, MD, PhD, DEO and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, took the stage. After he thanked his family, his colleagues in the department, and the members of his lab for their support in helping to contribute to his successes, Dr. Abel […]

Abel to Study Estrogen and Platelet Mitochondria

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, has received a two-year, $1.4M NIH grant to explore potential links between estrogen, platelet mitochondria, and increased incidence of thrombosis in females, particularly following estrogen exposure. A successful outcome may identify novel biomarkers that might predict thrombosis risk in this susceptible population. The mitochondrial protein, OPA1, plays an important role in mitochondrial fusion. Previous epidemiological studies had […]

Abel Presidential Lecture Video

If you were unable to attend the 35th Annual Presidential Lecture on Sunday, the video is below. It includes the performance of Liszt’s “Spanish Rhapsody, S. 254” by Chun-Ya Pien of the UI School of Music (0:00 to 13:25). The video also includes UI President Bruce Harreld’s introduction (13:50 to 22:20). The lecture itself runs […]

Residents Get Overview of Internal Medicine Research

“You already know how to do the hardest part of research,” Dr. Joseph Zabner told the room of Internal Medicine Residents during noon conference earlier this week. The Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine explained that the ingenuity that underlies a good testable hypothesis is what is most difficult to […]

Abel to Deliver 2018 Presidential Lecture

Iowa Now announced today that Dr. Dale Abel will deliver the University of Iowa’s 35th annual Presidential Lecture on Feb. 18, 2018. “Dr. Abel is an ideal choice to present our next Presidential Lecture and will fulfill the program’s goals wonderfully—to share the most distinguished work by the University of Iowa’s best faculty with a wider […]

Abel Wins Distinguished Mentor Award

Dr. Dale Abel, Chair and DEO of Internal Medicine and Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, has received a 2017 Distinguished Mentor Award from the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU). This award recognizes outstanding mentorship of undergraduate students in research and creative projects and entitles recipients to funding for […]