Each tiny red dot in this image represents a package of insulin ready to be sent out of the pancreas (Stephens Lab photo).
Abnormal mitochondrial structure in hearts of mouse model of type I diabetes (Abel lab)

The FOE Diabetes Research Center is uniquely poised to become a premier research institute focused on advancing knowledge of the mechanisms of diabetes and complications through cutting-edge research. Learn more

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD
Director, FOE Diabetes Research Center 


Learn more about the 90+ investigators spanning a wide variety of disciplines that comprise the membership of the FOE Diabetes Research Center.


Learn more about the cutting-edge diabetes research happening in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and the Metabolic Phenotyping Core.

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Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Christina D. Economos, PhD

Monday, April 29, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Christina D. Economos, PhD Professor Chair, Division of Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition Co-Founder, Director and Vice-Chair, ChildObesity180 Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Tufts University, Boston MA Presentation: Catalyzing Communities to Prevent Obesity:  A Systems Approach

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Patrick Seale, PhD

Monday, May 6, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Patrick Seale, PhD Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Presentation: Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells and Fat Tissue Remodeling

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Wang Wang, MD, PhD

Monday, May 13, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Wang Wang, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Adjunct Associate Professor, Pathology Researcher, Mitochondria and Metabolism Center University of Washington, Seattle WA Presentation: Mitochondrial calcium and dynamics in heart disease development