4 December Dr. Abel Named President-Elect Of The Endocrine Society December 4, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center 0 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. Abel is the first president of the Endocrine Society from the University of Iowa. Abel’s appointments at the University of Iowa include: Francois M. Abboud chair and department executive officer, Department of Internal Medicine; director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism; John B. Stokes III chair in diabetes research; and director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. With greater than 18,000 active members, the 100-year-old Endocrine Society is the largest global membership organization representing professionals from the field of endocrinology. Endocrinology encompasses all hormonal disorders including diabetes, which represents the endocrine condition that affects most people worldwide. Physicians, scientists, researchers, and educators comprise the majority of the Society’s membership, who come from 122 countries, with 40 percent located outside the United States. During its distinguished history, many Endocrine Society members have been elected to membership in honorific societies such as the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. Ten Endocrine Society members have been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology, Medicine or Chemistry, with four going to Society presidents: Edward Kendall, Edward Doisy, Rosalyn Yalow, and Roger Guillemin. Related Articles 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. Abel Chosen To Lead One of Four American Heart Association Research Networks E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, has been awarded a four-year $3.8M grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to investigate mechanisms that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes. Abel will oversee a Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) of three projects in partnership with other UI departments and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School. The team will examine the relationship between novel secreted molecules from liver, adipose tissue, and skeletal muscle that may directly or indirectly lead to damage of the heart and blood vessels in individuals with diabetes. 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. DRC Director's Report - May 2019 E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, was elected as the president-elect of the Endocrine Society in October of 2017. At the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society in New Orleans, Dr. Abel was sworn in as the Endocrine Society’s newest president. His one year presidential term began on March 20, 2019. DRC Director's Update - August 2019 FOE Diabetes Research Center faculty recognize the importance of continuing the tradition of research excellence as we fight for the bridge to the cure. Because of this, part of our mission must be the preparation of the next generation of diabetes researchers. In addition to our commitment to training Ph.D. students and Postdoctoral scholars, the FOEDRC is a leader at the University of Iowa in providing research experience to our undergraduate students. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.