14 June DRC Directors' Report - June 2023 June 14, 2023 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center iowa, drc, diabetes, diabetes research center 0 This year the American Diabetes Association (ADA) organizes an annual scientific meeting that is attended by thousands of diabetes researchers from across the globe. This is the largest and most important diabetes research meeting. This year, the ADA is expecting over 12,000 participants in their scientific meeting, which will be held June 23 - 26 in San Diego, California. The annual ADA scientific meetings serve as a crucial platform for the exchange of knowledge and advancements in the field of diabetes research. These conferences are planned and organized by select diabetes scientists who work to ensure a successful and impactful event. We are proud of Brian O’Neill, MD, PhD and Matthew Potthoff, PhD, who were both selected to join the organizing committee for this year’s ADA conference. This honor recognizes them as diabetes research leaders. Dr. O’Neill took charge of creating symposia focused on “In-Vivo Metabolism in Humans”. He collaborated with a variety of consultants to design a series of thought-provoking questions. 1. Only Time will Tell—Early Eating or Just Eating? 2. Chrononutrition for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes 3. Metabolic Adaptation to Weight Loss in Humans, and 4. Diabetic Myopathy and Muscle Metabolism. Dr. O’Neill found it very rewarding to assemble and discuss with his consultants, including Drs. Lisa Chow, Sarah J. Lessard, and Paolo Piaggi, who brought their expertise from the University of Minnesota, Joslin Diabetes Center, and NIH Arizona. Dr. Potthoff served as one of the organizers for the Insulin Action/ Molecular sessions of the 2023 ADA Planning Committee. His responsibilities encompassed the entire process of shaping these sessions. Dr. Potthoff’s involvement started with generating innovative session ideas. He assisted with inviting speakers and chairs before reviewing abstracts. He also collaborated closely with the invited speakers to refine their presentations and create an informative program. We are indebted to Drs. Brian O’Neill and Matt Potthoff for volunteering their time and expertise to help organize this meeting aimed at finding better treatments, preventions, and cures for diabetes. Related Articles DRC Directors' Report - February 2023 Congratulations to our Bridge to the Cure new recipient! We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bing Li was selected as a new recipient of the Bridge to the Cure award. Dr. Li will join current recipients of this Award: Dr Julien Sebag and Dr. Calvin Carter. The Bridge to a Cure initiative is designed to support members of the FOEDRC to accelerate promising research aimed at the development of novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment and/or prevention of diabetes. 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In a recently published study in the scientific journal JCI Insight, led by Dr. Yumi Imai, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and member of the FOEDRC, her laboratory has discovered that a protein known as Perilipin 2 plays an important role in protecting beta cells under nutritional challenge. DRC Director's Report - June 2022 On May 24, 2022, Fraternal Order of Eagles members joined the University of Iowa President, College of Medicine Executive Dean, faculty, staff and students for an investiture ceremony honoring three Carver of College of Medicine faculty. DRC Director's Report - May 2023 The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center held its Annual Diabetes Research Day on Monday, April 17th. With a strong emphasis on collaboration and sharing of knowledge, this event brought together about 65 researchers, clinicians, and students to advance the understanding of diabetes and improve patient outcomes. Diabetes Research Day featured a lineup of activities including short talks, a keynote address, T32 presentations and a poster session DRC Director's Report - August 2023 The FOEDRC maintains two Core Research Facilities. FOEDRC scientists rely heavily on these two Core Research Facilities. These Cores are centralized laboratories that allow researchers to perform experiments needing specialized technologies in a time- and cost-efficient way. This month we focus our report on the world-class FOEDRC Metabolomics Core Facility. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.