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IOWA Magazine | September 2019
Laurence Fishburne's PBS Show Highlights University of Iowa's Trailblazing Diabetes Research
Information Matrix shines a spotlight on Iowa's Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center.
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Blood vessels. Mitochondria. Skeletal muscle.

Scientists at the University of Iowa's Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center study many aspects of the human body with one goal in mind: reversing diabetes.

Their work—led by E. Dale Abel, chair and department executive officer of internal medicine—attracted PBS's educational television show, Information Matrix, to Iowa City. The health segment, which is expected to air this fall, is hosted by award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne.

"The University of Iowa has always had a reputation for strong research and strong clinician scientists," says Sue Bodine, a UI professor of internal medicine who studies muscle atrophy in relation to diabetes. "Dr. Abel is a major player in diabetes research, and because of him, we have been able to attract national attention and recruit top-notch investigators."


Watch a video on the UI's Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center.
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