Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center

  • 2013 FOEDRC Research Awards

    Brenner, Charles small

    Charlie Brenner, PhD

    Roy J. Carver Chair of Biochemistry
    Studied the impact of nicotinamide riboside (NR) in the treatment or prevention of diabetic neuropathy.


    Michael Lutter, MD, PhD 

    Associate Professor
    Studied the genetics of feeding behavior.


     Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH 

    Associate Professor
    Internal Medicine - Division of Infectious Diseases
    Evaluated a novel tool using text messaging and smart pedometer technology and interactive gaming to promote sustained weight loss in patients with obesity and insulin resistance. The study's goal was to specifically determine if adding personalized information to FitBit text messages increases compliance, activity and ultimately affected clinically important outcomes.

    2012 FOEDRC Research Awards

    Calarge, Chadi

    Chadi Calarge, MD

    Associate Professor
    Psychiatry and Pediatrics
    Studied whether antipsychotic drugs caused weight gain and diabetes by altering intestinal bacterial populations.

    Pierce, Gary

    Gary L. Pierce, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Health and Human Physiology
    Studied whether inhibition of inflammation affected macrovascular and autonomic dysfunction in obese, prediabetic humans.

    Quelle, Dawn

    Dawn E. Quelle, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Pharmacology and Pathology
    Studied how the protein Parf-1A regulated the growth of insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas,and thus influenced the development of diabetes.

    Usachev, Yuriy

    Yuriy M. Usachev, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Studies targeted mitochondrial processes that might provide neuro protection in peripheral diabetic neuropathy.

    2011 FOEDRC Research Awards


    Anne E. Kwitek, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Studied how a high-fat diet altered the expression of genes that contributed to the metabolic syndrome.


    Andrew Norris, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Pediatrics - Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
    Proposed to devise an experimental system that would allow him to define the metabolic factors in a diabetic mother that predispose to the development of the disease in her offspring.


    Kamal Rahmouni, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Pharmacology and Internal Medicine
    Studied how the mechanisms involved in insulin signaling affected glucose homeostasis and diabetes.


    Leonid Zingman, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Internal Medicine - Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Studied how newly discovered muscle protein signaled energy mobilization from adipose tissue during exercise.