Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center

  • Current Research Award Recipients

    Three five-year Research Scholar Awards were given to tenure track faculty who show outstanding promise in the field of diabetes/obesity research.  Additionally, the FOE DRC Pilot Project Program awards $50,000 annually to young investigators who propose to establish a research career in diabetes/obesity, to senior investigators in another field who want to explore a project related to diabetes/obesity, or to an established diabetes/obesity investigator who proposes to pursue an entirely new approach.  Recipients are chosen based on a competitive evaluation of proposals submitted by the applicants. 

    Research Scholar Recipients

    Adams, Chris Small


    Christopher Adams, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism
    Project Title: To investigate how conditions such as diabetes alter muscle gene expression and how these changes in gene expression cause muscle astrophy.

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    Andrew Norris, MD, PhD 
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Associate Professor of Biochemistry
    Project Title: To identify early points of intervention that will serve to reduce a person's lifetime risk of diabetes.

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     Kamal Rahmouni, PhD 
    Associate Professor
    Pharmacology
    Project Title: To provide new insights into why certain individuals develop diabetes or its complications.

    Current Pilot Project Program Recipients

    Klingelhutz, Al

    Aloysius Klingelhutz, PhD 
    Associate Professor
    Microbiology
    Project Title: Role of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor in Adipogenesis and Diabetes.

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    Matthew Potthoff, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Pharmacology
    Project Title: Endocrine Control of Simple Sugar Intake and Sweet Taste Preference by the Liver.

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    Peter M. Snyder, MD
    Professor
    Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine & Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Project Title: Epithelial Na+ Channel Regulation by Glucose.

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     Justin Grobe, PhD, FAHA
    Assistant Professor
    Pharmacology
    Collaborating Investigator: John R. Kirby, PhD
    Project Title: Non-Aerobic Resting Metabolism: An Untapped Obesity Target?  

     

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    Vitor Lira, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Health & Human Physiology
    Collaborating Investigators: Eric Taylor, PhD and Chris Adams, MD, PhD
    Project Title: Regulation of ACC levels and fatty acid oxidation in skeletal muscle by ULK1-dependent autophagy.   

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    Robert C. Piper, PhD
    Professor
    Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Director, Carver College of Medicine Core Facilities
    Project Title: To investigate the molecular basis for how insulin increases glucose transport in muscle and adipose.