Sivitz awarded $1.26M to continue study of brown fat

William Sivitz, MD, Emeritus Professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, received a four-year, $1.26M grant from the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. His project, “UCP1 and the Regulation of Mitochondrial Respiration in Brown Adipose Tissue by Oxaloacetate,” will examine the metabolic control of the citric acid cycle in brown fat.  Sivitz recently […]

Optimization of Metformin in the GRADE Cohort: Effect on Glycemia and Body Weight

Article: Optimization of Metformin in the GRADE Cohort: Effect on Glycemia and Body Weight Authors: William I. Sivitz, Lawrence S. Phillips, Deborah J. Wexler, Stephen P. Fortmann, Anne W. Camp, Margaret Tiktin, Magalys Perez, Jacqueline Craig, Priscilla A. Hollander, Andrea Cherrington, Vanita R. Aroda, Meng Hee Tan, Jonathan Krakoff, Neda Rasouli, Nicole M. Butera, Naji […]

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 […]

Threats to mitochondrial respiration in brown fat

The mitochondria are the hidden driver behind the cells that help all parts of the body function as a singular, comprehensive system. Brown fat, which regulates body temperature and total body fat, requires the metabolic mitochondria to burn energy in order to function properly. However, like any other part of the body, certain proteins can […]

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 […]