FOEDRC announces new pilot grant recipients

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center released the following announcement today. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center is pleased to announce the results of its tenth round of pilot and feasibility research grants. These grant awards fund innovative pilot projects by early career investigators who are entering the diabetes research field, or established investigators […]

Meaningful success

Though the issue may not be grabbing headlines the way it did a few weeks ago, make no mistake that our efforts within the institution to correct systemic injustices continue. In meetings and in conversations across all levels—faculty, students, trainees, and leadership—there is growing recognition of the challenges faced by faculty, trainees, and students of […]

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 […]

FOEDRC announces new pilot grant recipients

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center released the following announcement today. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, is pleased to announce the results of its ninth round of pilot and feasibility research grants. These grant awards fund innovative pilot projects by early […]

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 […]

FOEDRC Investiture Reception, 9/28

Two Chairs and a Professorship were formally bestowed on their inaugural appointees last week. Two of the three were endowed by the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), its nation of members each giving what they can to the larger goal of supporting the Diabetes Research Center (DRC). (It should be noted that the other Chair […]

FOEDRC Receives $2.02M Training Grant

Dr. E. Dale Abel, Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Dr. Andrew (Andy) Norris, FOEDRC’s Associate Director, have just been awarded a five-year, $2.02M training grant from the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. The T32 grant will fund the […]

Adams named Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair

Christopher Adams, MD, PhD, has been named the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair. This position has been endowed by the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) to propel and accelerate the pace of discoveries in the FOE Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC), whose mission is to advance knowledge of the mechanisms of diabetes and its […]

FOEDRC Pilot Grants Announced

Dr. Ryan Boudreau, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, has been awarded one of four new grants from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. These FOEDRC pilot and feasibility grants are awarded to innovative projects approaching diabetes research from new directions. These grants can both help an investigator just beginning his or her career […]

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 […]