24 March Iowa Names Dr. Abel Chair and DEO of Department of Internal Medicine March 24, 2016 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center 0 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. During his tenure as chair, Dr. Abel will hold the Francois M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine and the John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research. He will retain his leadership role as Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. He holds a joint appointment in the UI Carver College of Medicine as a professor of internal medicine and of biochemistry. Dr. Abel joined the University of Iowa in 2013 from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he was H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Chair in Endocrinology, chief of the Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes division, and professor of medicine and biochemistry. Dr. Abel is internationally recognized for his research on the molecular mechanisms responsible for cardiac dysfunction in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes, and for studies of the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the development of insulin resistance, obesity, and its complications. He received a medical degree from the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. He was a Rhodes Scholar and Clinical Research Fellow with Professor John G. Ledingham at the University of Oxford, England, where he also earned a DPhil (PhD) in physiology. He completed an internship and residency in medicine at McGraw Medical Center, Northwestern University Medical School, where he served as chief resident of Internal Medicine at the VA Lakeside Medical Center. He was a clinical and research fellow and instructor at Harvard Medical School before joining the faculty at University of Utah in 2000. In the course of his career, Dr. Abel has received numerous national honors and awards, and has been a lecturer and visiting professor in the United States and internationally. He is primary or coauthor or editor on more than 170 scientific publications. Dr. Abel, a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in October 2015. Related Articles 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. Dr. Abel Named President-Elect Of The Endocrine Society DRC Director's Report - December 2017 It is with great pleasure that we share with you that E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, was recently elected as the president-elect of the Endocrine Society. His term as president-elect will commence March 20, 2018, and his presidential term will begin on March 20, 2019, for one year. Dr. Abel credits this high accomplishment in part to the contributions of the FOE whose extraordinary commitment to diabetes research has strengthened his work. Adams Named Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair Christopher Adams, MD, PhD, has been named the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair. This position has been endowed by the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) to propel and accelerate the pace of discoveries in the FOE Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC), whose mission is to advance knowledge of the mechanisms of diabetes and its related complications through cutting-edge research. Eagles, Iowa Formalize Bridge To The Cure Project On Tuesday, October 30, The Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) Board of Grand Trustees met with leadership from the University of Iowa to formalize the F.O.E.'s Bridge to the Cure project, which aims to translate research projects at the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center into new medications to help alleviate the effects of diabetes. With the new agreement, the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center staff, led by Director Dr. E. Dale Abel, will form a committee, including one Eagles member, to recommend research projects for trial drug testing. Once a recommendation is made, it will be passed along to the F.O.E.'s Board of Grand Trustees, who will determine whether or not to issue a grant from the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center Fund to facilitate the trials. Iowa State Eagles & SoldierStrong Partner to Donate Ekso GT Suit to Younker Rehabilitation DES MOINES, Iowa. - The Iowa State Fraternal Order of Eagles have partnered with SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, to donate an EksoGT™ exoskeleton to Younker Rehabilitation at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The robotic exoskeleton is used in rehabilitation to help people—including veterans—who have had a stroke or spinal cord injury walk again. DRC awards Verna Funke Chair to Dokun I am pleased to announce that Ayotunde O. Dokun, MD, PhD, FACE, will become Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Dokun joins us from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Endocrine Service at Regional One Health. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.