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: Tiangang Li, PhD

Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Tiangang Li, PhD Associate Professor Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics  University of Kansas Medical CenterPresentation: Gut-liver bile acid signaling regulation of hepatic metabolism  

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: P. Darrell Neufer, PhD

Monday, August 26, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

P. Darrell Neufer, PhD Director | East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute Professor | Departments of Physiology and Kinesiology East Carolina University | North Carolina Presentation: Viewing Metabolism from a Thermodynamics Perspective

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Chad Grueter, PhD

Monday, September 9, 2019, 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Chad Grueter, PhD Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine Carver College of Medicine | University of Iowa Presentation: Pilot & Feasibility Project Update