Adams named Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Chair

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Making the Rounds

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.

Dr. Adams is a Professor of Internal Medicine and of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa. He has primarily focused on investigating the problem of skeletal muscle atrophy and its relationship with type 2 diabetes. He and his lab have identified several previously unrecognized molecular mechanisms that lead to skeletal muscle atrophy and has identified proteins that when activated could maintain healthy muscle or prevent muscle loss. His current investigations, which seek to understand the regulation and function of these pathways, may lead to novel approaches to…

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