Koo explores links between liver disease and diabetes

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has increasingly become a concern for people with diabetes and the providers who care for them. NAFLD causes insulin resistance in the liver, which plays a large role in the development of the diabetes. Young Do Koo, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Abel Lab, received a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship […]

Stephens advances diabetes research with pair of grants

Sam Stephens, PhD, assistant professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, recently earned a $1.2M grant from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). Additionally, Dr. Stephens received a three-year, $345,000 Innovative Basic Science Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The projects for each of these grants focus on understanding insulin packaging […]

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 […]

53rd Annual Internal Medicine Research Day, 10/15/19

Since the tradition began in the early 1960s, Research Day has seen a variety of formats. But what has always been at its core was the celebration of the diversity and depth of the work being done by a panoply of trainees, clinicians, and basic scientists. Better understanding a disease mechanism or testing a new […]

AHA Grants to Internal Medicine

The American Heart Association has recently approved a round of funding for multiple members of the Department. Two Winter 2017 Grant-in-Aid awards each totaling $154,000 are set to begin July 1 and will continue through the end of June 2019. In her project, Dr. Isabella Grumbach, Vice Chair for Research, will focus on how mitochondria […]

Successes at Every Career Stage

One of the greatest rewards of being an educator is seeing students and trainees experience success, whether it is completion of a difficult procedure, obtaining a competitive grant, or, in this case, a significant publication. A recent graduate of our residency program, Dr. Rohan Khera, is first author on a study comparing five different pharmacologic […]

Highlights from the May 6 Advances in Diabetes and Obesity Management 2016 Conference

On Friday, health care providers from around eastern Iowa and western Illinois attended a day-long series of presentations and workshops focused on issues surrounding diabetes and obesity. Sponsored by Continuing Medical Education (CME) and the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the revival of this conference found an audience of nearly 90 primary care providers, nurse […]

Dr. Abel discusses diabetes and obesity on the Short Coat Pocdast

THE TWIN EPIDEMICS: OUR CHANGING UNDERSTANDING OF DIABETES AND OBESITY Eric Wilson, Aline Sandouk, and Taz Khalid are here to introduce two of the people fighting world-wide epidemics: Diabetes and Obesity. Endocrinologist Dr. Dale Abel is the director of the University of Iowa Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. The Diabetes Research Center recently invited Dr. Miguel […]

Fifty Years of Celebrating Internal Medicine Research

We are looking forward with excitement to our upcoming annual Research Day on March 2. For fifty years, the Department of Internal Medicine has invited junior faculty, fellows, and students to share the results of their research. This forum has provided feedback, fostered collaboration, and even promoted healthy competition between colleagues. We encourage you to […]