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University Of Iowa Celebrates The Dedication Of The Fraternal Order Of Eagles Diabetes Research Center - 100 Researchers Help Identify New Treatments & Cures For Diabetes
Date:8/25/2014

experiments which initially might be very difficult to get funding from more traditional sources. Just like in the stock market, sometimes you have to take a bit of a risk to get a high reward.”

The dedication celebration took place at the Coralville Marriott, minutes from the University of Iowa campus and included remarks from UI President Sally Mason, FOE leadership, and notable Eagles members including singer Tony Orlando and comedian Tom Parks.

“With the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, our organization will forever be linked with groundbreaking medical research that will change the lives of millions around the world,” stated FOE Grand Worthy President Bud Haigh. “We set out on this journey six years ago to further establish the Eagles as a group dedicated to impacting the world and we’re proud to say we’ve done that through the FOE DRC.”

“For more than a century, the FOE has been centered on identifying problems and working collectively to help provide solutions to those problems,” remarked FOE Grand Madam President Gloria Mason. “Diabetes is a growing problem affecting lives within the Eagles and around the world. We’re proud to stand at the forefront of the fight against diabetes and work toward the ultimate solution – a cure.”

Here are just a few examples of some of the promising research currently ongoing at the FOE DRC and that will be housed in the soon to be opened state of the art FOE DRC research facility at the University of Iowa:

Helping people with diabetes increase their metabolism to burn off fat and lose weight can lead to improvement in their diabetes control. Dr. Chris Adams has identified some new compounds and drugs from natural products such as apple peels that can increase muscle metabolism.

Dr. Vitor Lira is also working on muscle metabolism and is studying how muscle responds to exercise in ways that prevent certain diabetic complications in the heart. His research aim
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