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Diabetes is a significant worldwide epidemic. UI Hospitals and Clinics addresses this serious threat to public health with a multidisciplinary model of diabetes care: an approach that encompasses physicians, clinicians, education, and nutrition support to create a true continuum of care.
Congratulations to the three winners of the poster contest that was held on Saturday, December 10 at the 2016 Diabetes Research Center Retreat at the Terry Trueblood Center. The three winners were: Yanhui Zhang Poster title: SWELL1 is a regulator of adipocyte size, insulin signaling and glucose...
Giving mice a gene mutation linked to eating disorders in people causes feeding and behavior abnormalities similar to symptoms often seen in patients with eating disorders. Only female mice are affected by the gene mutation, and some of the abnormalities they express depend on whether they are...
I am pleased to announce the recruitment of Ethan Anderson, PhD to the FOEDRC, who was jointly recruited to the College of Pharmacy from East Carolina University. Dr. Anderson joined the Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and...
The Pappajohn Biomedical Institute at the University of Iowa has announced the winners of the first PBI-Convergence Seed Grant Competition. These awards will provide up to $100,000/year to each team for up to two years, to conduct collaborative studies between investigators in disparate fields and...
FOEDRC member Mohamad Mokadem presented research findings at the recent meeting of the Obesity Society linking outcome of bariatric surgery to the function of the body’s circadian clocks. The work has garnered widespread media coverage. Details are below. A newly released basic science study of...
As many of you have probably heard, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is getting a new member from Iowa. E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, has been elected to membership in the NAM effective October 19, 2015. He is the Chair and Departmental Executive Officer of the Department of Internal Medicine, John...
Two member of the Abel lab each received awards last week. Dr. AJ Hinton, a postdoctoral research scholar of Internal Medicine -Endocrinology and Metabolism and an undergraduate student that Dr. Hinton mentors, Sean Easler. Dr. Hinton received the 2016 Alumni Achiever Award in Natural and Physical...