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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.

Welcome Video

Brief video tour of the history and mission of the FOEDRC

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Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Mark Yorek, PhD

Monday, September 20, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Mark Yorek, PhD Professor of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism Associate Chief of Staff for Research, VAMC Carver College of Medicine  University of Iowa  Title: A Fish Tale: My Experience with Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as a Potential Treatment for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Matthias Tschöp, MD, PhD

Monday, September 27, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Matthias Tschöp, MD, PhD Professor of Metabolic Diseases CEO, Helmholtz Zentrum München Technical University of Munich School of Medicine Title: Polyagonists for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: Discovery, Mechanisms & Clinical Validation