Highlights from the Annual FOEDRC Retreat

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center held its 4th annual retreat on Saturday December 15 at the Levitt Center. The retreat was attended by 48 diabetes research faculty, the 7 postdoctoral diabetes research T32 scholars, and 7 additional senior trainees. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Seaquist MD, who is the Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research at the University of Minnesota and a world renowned clinical research in the area of hypoglycemic complications of diabetes. One highlight of the retreat was a “speed dating” exercise, where center members met for multiple brief 1-on-1 sessions to discuss research ideas. Six new FOEDRC faculty gave presentations regarding their diabetes focused work. Likewise, the T32 scholars newly appointed this year also presented their work. 

 Related News: FOEDRC Annual Faculty Retreat Scientific Poster Session Winners:

 Congratulations to Katie Robinson and John Reho, who had the two highest scoring poster submissions at the FOEDRC annual Faculty Retreat Scientific Poster Session!  Our warmest thank you to all students, faculty and judges for their participation in the poster session.  Without you, the event would not have been a success! 

 Post-doc poster awards of $200 each

First Place:  Katie Robinson (R. Grossman/H. Laroche Lab)
Poster: Body Fat Loss During an After-school Physical Activity Intervention Varies by Preproghrelin Genotype

Second Place:  John Reho (Kamal Rahmouni Lab)
Poster:  mTORC1 signaling regulates vascular endothelial function via reactive oxygen species and NFκB signaling

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