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  • Endocrinology and Metabolism

    The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is committed to providing excellent clinical care, education of learners at all levels, and the advancement of knowledge through pursuit of biomedical research. Clinical care is provided in the University Iowa Hospitals and Clinics inpatient units and the Medicine Specialty Clinic. All division faculty members are board certified in endocrinology and are regionally and nationally recognized for their expertise. The faculty, in collaboration with nurse practitioners and specialized nursing staff such as certified diabetes educators, endocrine nurses, dietitians and social workers, are focused on the delivery of excellent clinical care.

  • Division News

    Congrats to Dr. Shibli Rahhal in receiving the 2016 Carver College of Medicine Teacher of the Year Award

    We welcome you to join us at the May 6th "Advances in Diabetes and Obesity Management 2016" Symposium!

    Obesity Symposium 2016Primary care providers are in best position to educate, to motivate, and manage the health of patients with diabetes. We intend to improve knowledge and competence by discussing issues such as medications, nutrition, and physical activity related to obesity and diabetes.

    Upon completion of this conference the learner should be able to:

    • Discuss current approach, guidelines, and medications for obese patients.
    • Examine new data from the Dartmouth project and its impact on primary care of patients with diabetes mellitus.
    • Describe the role of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors in the management of patients with diabetes mellitus.
    • Discuss current diabetes research and its impact on care of patients with metabolic disease.
    • Assess metabolic diseases in Iowa using a case-based format.
    • Describe current guidelines and medications used in patients with diabetes mellitus.
    • Discuss data and apply new approaches to obesity in Pediatric patients.
    • Identify the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in 2016.

    For additional details, please peruse our comprehensive program.

    To register, visit:

    Short Coat Podcast
    Dr. Abel interviewed by Short Coat Podcast series: The Twin Epidemics: Our Changing Understanding of Diabetes and Obesity.

    SPORE Grant Investigators
    Special congratulations to Tom O’Doriso and Joe Dillon. Dr. O’Doriso and Dr. Dillon were key investigators involved in the recently funded Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant to study neuroendocrine tumors.

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