24 March Abel Elected To National Academy Of Medicine March 24, 2016 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center 0 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, a world-renowned leader in diabetes research and a national leader and mentor in the endocrine and diabetes community, has been a faculty member of the UI Carver College of Medicine since 2013. The National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) is both an honorific membership organization and a policy research organization. The NAM elects no more than 70 regular members and 10 international members annually. For those who have made extraordinary contributions in their field, NAM membership reflects the height of professional achievement and commitment to service. The Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that operate outside of the U.S. federal government framework and are comprised of volunteer scientists, leading national, and international experts, elected on the basis of their professional achievement and commitment to service in Institute affairs. The academy aims to provide unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to policy-makers, professionals, leaders in every sector of society, and the public at large in its mission to serve as adviser to the nation to improve health. Many of the studies that the NAM undertakes are requested by federal agencies and independent organizations; others begin as specific mandates from Congress, most aiming to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. This distinct honor is bestowed upon Dr. Abel for years of scientific achievement and relentless commitment to diabetes research. His diabetes research has been nationally and internationally recognized, and it is this research, as well as his work as a strong role model for students and medical residents, that has made him worthy of this distinction. Dr. Abel expresses his deep appreciation for the support that he has received from colleagues and supporters of the FOEDRC and credits some of this recognition to the spectacular community at the University of Iowa that he is privileged to serve. 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. 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. DRC Receives $2.02 Million Training Grant From National Institutes of Health I am pleased to share with you that Dr. E. Dale Abel, Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Dr. Andrew (Andy) Norris, FOEDRC’s Associate Director, have just been awarded a five-year, $2.02M training grant from the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. The T32 grant will fund the Diabetes Research Training Program at the University of Iowa and will support up to six post-doctoral trainees or subspecialty fellows per year. The grant will support existing trainees or support the recruitment of outstanding new trainees to the University of Iowa. 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. Woodland Aerie #3782 Hosts 2018 International Golf Tournament The 2018 International Golf Tournament has concluded and we want to thank everyone who took the time to participate in this year’s amazing event. On August 18-19, Woodland Aerie #3782 in Hastings, Mich., hosted the 2018 International Golf Tournament at The Legacy at Hastings Golf Course. How Diabetes Harms The Heart Study in mice involving FOEDRC researchers, reveals heart-damaging pathway triggered by insulin, identifies possible drug targets to prevent or treat heart failure. Diabetes is hard on the heart. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in people with diabetes, and risk for heart failure—where the heart can’t pump enough blood—is two to three times higher in men and up to five times higher in women with diabetes compared to people without diabetes. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.