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The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center is pleased to welcome three new faculty members to our research team. Brian O’Neill, Yumi Imai, and Sam Stephens all joined the DRC at the end of the summer. Brian O’Neill, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of...
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, is pleased to announce the results of its sixth round of pilot and feasibility research grants. These grant awards fund innovative pilot projects by early career investigators who are...
On Monday, August 15, the University of Iowa Foundation (UIF) welcomed the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Board of Directors to the University ofIowa for their annual visit to the FOEDRC. Meetings were held to discuss to impact of the transformative FOE gift and to again express our deepest thanks...
FOEDRC Member Dr. Justin Grobe New recently published research findings explaining how a hormone system involved in high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) controls blood pressure and is important for...
Dr. Vitor Lira, Assistant Professor in Health and Human Physiology and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Center and the Obesity Research and Education Initiative at the University of Iowa, has received the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientist Development Grant. His three -year...
Scientists at the FOE Diabetes Research Center and University of Iowa have discovered the first example of a protein that causes muscle weakness and loss during aging. The protein, ATF4, is a transcription factor that alters gene expression in skeletal muscle, causing reduction of muscle protein...
Dr. Philip Polgreen was recently awarded a new grant from the National Institutes of the Health. The grant, which will be funded by the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), is an R21 entitled: An m-health intervention to increase activity among patients at risk for...