Mokadem Connects Sleep and Gastric Bypass Recovery

A newly released basic science study of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) by Dr. Mohamad Mokadem, Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, suggests that a functioning circadian clock, or sleeping at night and being awake during the day, can help patients achieve a higher amount of weight loss following the surgery. The study conducted in a […]

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 […]