4 April ADA To Honor Career Achievements of Daryl Granner, MD April 4, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center 0 DRC Director's Report, April 2017 Dr. Daryl Granner is the founding director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Center (FOEDRC). He is a stalwart in diabetes research and I am deeply grateful for the groundwork which he laid in putting in place the structure and framework around which the FOEDRC has been built and for his ongoing commitment to our success. Thus, I was particularly pleased to learn that Dr. Granner will be recipient of one of the most prestigious awards granted for a life-long commitment to diabetes research from the American Diabetes Association. The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 2017 Albert Renold Award for Mentorship and Diabetes Research will be awarded to Daryl Granner, MD, Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine and of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics. The Albert Renold Award is one of the ADA’s highest scientific awards given annually to an individual whose career is distinguished by outstanding achievements as a mentor of diabetes researchers and in the facilitation of diabetes research. Dr. Granner exemplifies many of the characteristics of the inspirational leader and researcher for whom the award is named. In his nearly fifty-year career here at the University of Iowa and at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Granner has made tremendous strides both in advancing our understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes as well as in preparing thousands of researchers to investigate this disease. Dr. Granner was the director of the first Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center at this institution in 1979, the seeds of which he eventually nurtured into the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) in 2010. Dr. Granner served as Founding Director of the FOEDRC until 2013, when he was named Director Emeritus. Dr. Granner’s impact stretches beyond institutional borders, with long-time memberships in the American Society of Biological Chemists, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians. He has consulted for or served on the boards of more than a dozen academic diabetes research centers around the country. His academic output has been impressive; his 225 publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals have been highly cited, representing seminal and paradigm shifting advances. His mentorship both here in Iowa and at Vanderbilt has spawned a generation of leaders in diabetes research and care. Dr. Granner’s mark on the course of diabetes research, particularly on the genetic regulation of hepatic glucose metabolism by insulin and glucocorticoids, established critical paradigms for understanding the role of altered hepatic metabolism in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The ADA will present Dr. Granner this award at their 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California, on June 12. Join me in congratulating Dr. Granner on the receipt of this well-deserved honor. - Dr. E. Dale Abel Related Washington State Senate Honors Eagles On April 17, The Washington State Senate honored the Fraternal Order of Eagles with a special resolution in gratitude for their cultural and charitable endeavors. Resolution 8633 was presented by Sen. Phil Fortunato (R-District 31), a member of the Buckley Eagles. The resolution was inspired by the Eagles work raising $25 million to fund the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and a cumulative total of more than $1 million to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article145128469.html#storylink=cpy The Fraternal Order of Eagles and Ekso Bionics Highlight the Revolutionary Ekso GT Suit Allowing Paralyzed Veterans to Walk July 4 at Arlington Cemetery Austin Reese, a Navy veteran with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity paralysis, highlighted American innovation enabling significant recovery and enhanced health. The Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.), an international nonprofit community organization, and Ekso Bionics, a California-based pioneer in the field of robotic exoskeletons, partnered for a special ceremony honoring veterans at Arlington National Cemetery July 4. Along with Austin Reese, they placed a focus on this extraordinary development during a demonstration on America’s birthday. Iowa Names Dr. Abel Chair and DEO of Department of Internal Medicine IOWA CITY, IA - E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, has been appointed the new Chair and Departmental Executive Officer of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Abel Elected To National Academy Of Medicine IOWA CITY, IOWA - 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 B. Stokes III Professor in Diabetes Research, professor of internal medicine and biochemistry, director of the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, and director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. GWP Sullivan Attends Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Ceremony FREDERICKSBURG, VA, December 12, 2016 – Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) Grand Worthy President Jerry L. Sullivan traveled to Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, as an invited guest for the 75th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Sullivan and his wife, Maxine, toured the Visitors Center and memorial during the visit to pay tribute to those who bravely fought on Dec. 7, 1941. In 2008, the Eagles donated more than $50,000 toward the construction of the new Pearl Harbor Visitors Center, which includes museums dedicated to the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II. PGMP Kathy Gonzagowski Passes Away Katherine S. Gonzagowski, 75, of Mesa, AZ, passed away Feb. 8, 2017. She is survived by her brother Bruce Gonzagowski, Mesa, AZ and many close friends and relatives. She was born in Mauston, WI on July 29, 1941. Her parents were Joseph and Myrtle Gonzagowski who preceded her in death. She spent most of her adult life in Madison, WI, where she worked for 40 plus years as an LPM at the Central Center for the developmentally disabled. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.