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Featured New Publication… Sebag discovers new mechanism that regulates energy expenditure.

The Melanocortin Receptor Accessory Protein 2 (MRAP2) is an important regulator of energy homeostasis and its loss causes severe obesity. MRAP2 mediates its action in part through the potentiation of ...

FOEDRC Member David Frisvold, Asst Prof of Economics, Receives New NIH R01 to Study Effects of New Calorie Postings

Dr. David Frisvold, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Tippie College of Business and a member of the Obesity Research and Educational Initiative (OREI), was recently awarded a ...

Clean Sweep for the Diabetes Research Center in the Inaugural Pappajohn Biomedical Institute Competition for Paper of the Year by Post-doc or Graduate Student.

The PBI recently held a competition for Best Paper of 2015 with categories for graduate students and postdocs. The finalists gave short presentations about their work to determine the winners.

DRC members featured in Senior Vice Presidents  weekly news letter.

David Frisvold, PhD featured in University of Iowa's Dare to Discover Publicity Campaign.

Lucas Carr, PhD featured in University of Iowa's Dare to Discover Publicity Campaign.

Dale Abel, MD, PhD featured in University of Iowa's Dare to Discover Publicity Campaign,

FOEDRC members featured in the University of Iowa’s Dare to Discover Publicity Campaign.

Matthew Potthoff's study airs on local TV broadcasts nationwide.

Dr. Matthew Potthoff's study about a key hormone that could help squash sugar cravings has hit media on local TV broadcast stations nationwide. Below are the links to some of the broadcast stations th...

Matt Potthoff’s Publication Featured in the Scientist

Matt Potthoff’s Publication Featured in Fox News.

Matt Potthoff’s Publication in the top 5% in public interest.

FOEDRC researchers featured on the Senior Vice President’s weekly news letter 12/28

Potthoff's Article Receives Extensive Press Coverage in time for the holidays

FOEDRC member Dr. Matthew Potthoff has received extensive press coverage over his recent study on a hormone that regulates the urge for sugary food. Below are the links to the recent articles covering...

FOEDRC member featured in Iowa Now article.

FOEDRC research featured in VPMA's weekly news letter

The link between the gut microbiome and obesity seems clear, but just how changes to gut bacteria can cause weight gain is not. A University of Iowa study in mice shows that drug-induced changes to th...

FOEDRC Achievements featured in Senior Vice President's weekly news letter.

FOEDRC Members Featured in Senior Vice President’s weekly news letter.

Abel appointed as Chair and Department Executive Officer of the Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, had been appointed as the new Chair and Departmental Executive Officer of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine...

James Ankrum receives University of Iowa Commercialization Gap Funding Award

Congratulations to Dr. James Ankrum, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, for recently receiving the University of Iowa Commercialization Gap Funding Award. Dr. Ankrum’s goals are to develop...

Darren Casey receives grant funding from American Diabetes Association

Exercise intolerance, a consistent finding in individuals with type 2 diabetes, is associated with increased cardiovascular related events and death.  Two key determinants of exercise tolerance and ca...

New NIH grant awarded to Mark Yorek to study novel treatments for diabetic nerve damage

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy affects about 50% of diabetes patients and finding a treatment that prevents or even slows its progression remains an unsolved problem for investigators and clinicians. ...

FOEDRC Achievements Featured in Senior Vice President's Weekly News Letter

James Ankrum receives pilot grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, Diabetes Complications Consortium.

Dr. James Ankrum of the FOEDRC and Department of Biomedical Engineering has been awarded a one year grant for $70,433 from the Diabetes Complications Consortium.

FOEDRC in the news

Diabetes Research Center featured on Vice President’s weekly news letter

Green Templeton College, Oxford notes Dr. Abel’s election to the National Academy of Medicine

Abel elected to National Academy of Medicine

Iowa Now Announces Abel’s Election to the National Academy of Medicine

Carver College of Medicine Announces E. Dale Abel’s election to the  National Academy of Medicine

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

Abel lab show cases Diversity efforts at the University of Iowa in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. E. Dale Abel and his University of Iowa colleagues want to solve the problem of diabetes. They know it won’t be easy. And they know the best solutions will come from a team representing different ...

FOEDRC Member Helena Laroche to host community forum on obesity treatment strategies.

Published research from Eric Taylor's laboratory is featured in Nature Endocrinology Reviews.

FOEDRC undergraduate researcher Nicholas McCarty (Abel Lab) featured by the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates.

Team including members of the FOEDRC awarded $11M NIH grant for Cystic Fibrosis Research, of which diabetes is a complication

FOEDRC Advances Featured on SVP Robillard's Weekly News Letter

Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center Announces New Grant Recipients

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at The University of Iowa has announced its fifth round of research grants; awarded to fund innovative pilot projects by early career investigato...

FOEDRC Researcher Chris Adams Develops New Therapy for Age-Related Muscle Atrophy

University of Iowa scientists discover cause of and potential treatment for muscle weakness and loss due to aging

Targeting glucose production in the liver may lead to new diabetes therapies.

Disabling a critical checkpoint for controlling glucose production in the liver reduces blood sugar levels in mouse models of Type 2 diabetes.

Rahmouni named recipient of 2015 Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence.

The American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension is pleased to announce that Dr. Kamal Rahmouni, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine has been named the recipient of ...

FOEDRC Members Featured

Accomplishments of many FOEDRC faculty featured in Senior Vice Presidents weekly news letter.

Can fat cells "feel" fat?

Rajan Sah, MD, PhD, assistant professor of internal medicine in the UI Carver College of Medicine and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and the Abboud Cardiovascular R...

Study links obesity-related cell stress to diabetes

Obesity is associated with chronic inflammation, which in turn has been linked to diabetes. A new study led by Ling Yang, PhD, a new faculty member in the UI Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, fi...

Newly Identified Molecular Mechanism Plays Role in Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity is a major health concern worldwide that increases the risk for a wide range of diseases, including diabetes. Ling Yang, PhD an assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology at the Universit...

Sigmund Awarded NIH Grant in the Amount of $1.7M

Dr. Curt D. Sigmund, professor and chair of pharmacology, was awarded a new 4-year $1.7 million National Institute of Health R01 Research Grant entitled “Hypertension: Role of Smooth Muscle Cullin-3 a...

Tuning Fat Cell Size and Obesity through SWELL-1

Can a cell sense its own size? Does cell size influence cellular growth?  These are fundamental unanswered biological questions that my laboratory has started to tackle. To approach these questions we...

Potthoff Awarded NIDDK Grant in the Amount of $1.72M

Dr. Matthew Potthoff, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center, and member of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative, has been awarded a...

Diabetes Research Center and the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute Featured in the Senior Vice President Newsletter.

Keeping Iowa Healthy

High salt prevents weight gain in mice on a high-fat diet.

Bacteria may cause Type 2 diabetes

UI Health Care and Cultural Enrichment

E. Dale Abel awarded the James Givens Distinguished Visiting Professorship of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Dr. Abel served as the 16th James Givens Professor and delivered Internal Medicine Grand Rounds “ Insulin Resistance and Heart Failure"

Taylor recieves NIH grant to study glucose production in the liver.

Eric Taylor, assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.87 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to s...

Abel awarded $4 million to study heart failure and diabetes.

E. Dale Abel, director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa, has been awarded two grants totaling $4 million from the National Heart Lung and Blood Insti...

E. Dale Abel Awarded 1.6M Grant from the National Institutes of Health to Study the Relationship between High Levels of Insulin and Increased Heart Failure Risk in Obesity.

The four year grant entitled: “Cardiac Dysfunction in the Metabolic Syndrome: Cross-talk between Insulin Receptor and  Beta Adrenergic Receptor Signaling” from the National Heart Lung and Blood Instit...

FOEDRC Members Awarded Hypertension Grant from the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded the UI Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Center $3.7M over a four-year period beginning April 1, 2015.  The grant will fund research and trai...

Sebag Awarded Carver Charitable Trust Grant

Julien A. Sebag, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center has been awarded $389,195 by t...

Request for Applications: Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Project

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) at the University of Iowa is pleased to announce another cycle of Pilot & Feasibility (P&F) Grants for studies related to diabetes and o...

Abel Delivered Annual Max Miller Lecture

Dr. E. Dale Abel delivered the 55th annual Max Miller lecture in diabetes research at the annual meeting of the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research.

Physical Activity: Moving Toward Obesity Solutions

Dr. Kathleen Janz, Professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Associate Director of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative at the...

Scientists manage to give mice 'eating disorders' by knocking out one gene.

Diabetes Care at Iowa

E. Dale Abel Awarded $2.4M Grant from the National Institutes of Health to Study How High Levels of Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes May Contribute to Heart Failure

The four year grant entitled: “Insulin Inhibition of beta-AR Signaling in the Myocardium” from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute is a Collaboration between Abel’s group at the University of ...

NIH announces Follow that Cell Challenge finalists

Dr. James Ankrum's proposal for a "Self-destructing cellular barcode: A versatile tool for single cell analysis" has been selected by the National Institutes of Health as 1 of 16 finalists for Phase 1...

Taylor Awarded NIH R01 Grant

High blood sugar is a defining feature of Type 2 Diabetes that is responsible for many of its complications. A major cause of high blood sugar is excessive glucose production by the liver. One of the ...

Food, culture, and community

Reducing energy efficiency boosts calorie burning in muscle

Diabetes Patients and Costs Rising

New cells may help treat diabetes

A Cure for Diabetes in the Works at UI

UI Team Creates Insulin-Producing Cells from Skin Cells

UI Researchers Tout Diabetes Development

New Cells May Help Treat Diabetes

Blood Sugar may Affect Brain Growth in Diabetic Kids.

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Conquer Diabetes

Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center Officially Opens

Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building Video

UI officially unveils Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

University of Iowa dedicates new biomedical research facility

UI officials praise finished Biomedical Discovery Buidling

UI dedicates $126 million biomedical hub

The University of Iowa ushered in a new age of accelerated research in biomedicine with the formal opening on Wednesday, Oct. 15, of the $126 million John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Build...

Norris Named Associate Director

Dr. E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrew Norris, MD, PhD as Associate Director of th...

University of Iowa Celebrates Dedication of the FOEDRC

FOEDRC Announces New Pilot Project Award Recipients

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at The University of Iowa has announced its fourth round of research grants; awarded to fund innovative pilot projects by early career investigat...

FOEDRC Announces New Faculty Research Scholar Award Recipients

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) is pleased to announce two new recipients of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Center Faculty Research Scholar Award: Drs. Kamal Ra...

University of Iowa Opens New Diabetes Research Facility

UI to dedicate new diabetes research center

“Visionary” new diabetes research center to open at University of Iowa

UI celebrates the dedication of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center

Adams laboratory discovers new potential therapy for muscle atrophy

New UI Research Center Aims to Fight Diabetes

Researchers in Iowa City hope to be one step closer to curing diabetes with the official opening of the University of Iowa Diabetes Research Center slated for this weekend.

A Dream Team in Diabetes Research Made Possible by Fraternal Order Of Eagles (FOE)

Over the last two years, a dream team of diverse and talented scientists has been assembled at the University of Iowa’s Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) in collaboration to ...

Drs. Taylor and Potthoff receive Carver Collaborative Grant

Drs. Eric Taylor, PhD and Matthew Potthoff, PhD, Assistant Professors in the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, respectively, have been awarded a Carver Collaborative Grant. The project, tit...

Grobe and Mohapatra receive OVPR - Major Project Grant

 Justin L. Grobe, PhD and D.P. Mohapatra, PhD have been awarded a “Major Project Grant” through the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The project, ...

Grobe receives American Diabetes Association Core: Basic Research Award

Justin L. Grobe, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Carver College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and the UI Obesity Rese...

Sharer family presents $1 million gift to UI Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center

On Jan. 15, the brothers of Teresa (Sharer) Benoit presented the final installment of a gift from their sister totaling more than $1 million to the University of Iowa Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabete...