DRC Director’s Report – June 2022

On May 24, 2022, Fraternal Order of Eagles members joined the University of Iowa President, College of Medicine Executive Dean, faculty, staff, and students for an investiture ceremony honoring three Carver of College of Medicine faculty.

The investiture celebrated faculty appointments to endowed chairs established by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Dr. Sue Bodine was conferred the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center Chair. Dr. Bodine is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. Her research centers on the study of the neuromuscular system and its response and adaptation to stressors, including obesity, diabetes, and aging. Her laboratory is working to identify the mechanisms responsible for muscle atrophy and determine strategies for preventing atrophy and accelerating muscle recovery.

The Verna Funke Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center Chair was bestowed on Dr. Ayotunde Dokun who is an associate professor and director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine. He performs research on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and diabetes-associated peripheral arterial disease, with the goal of preventing diabetes-related limb amputations.

Finally, the E. Dale Abel Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center Chair was given to Dr. Kamal Rahmouni who is a professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology and interim co-director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. The work in Dr. Rahmouni’s laboratory is focused on the neurobiology of metabolism, energy homeostasis, and cardiovascular function as relates to obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. The goal of his research is to identify the neuroanatomical and molecular pathways involved in the regulation of metabolic, autonomic, and cardiovascular functions.

A reception followed the ceremony outside of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, located in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building.

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Important Dues Reminder Notice

Brothers and Sisters,

Late last week, we were notified by our billing partner that the Dues Reminders have yet to be mailed because a National paper shortage has left them without the standard mail envelopes needed for the mailing.

The only envelopes available currently are stamped with a First Class postage indicia, which costs more than standard mail. In order to get the notices out as soon as possible, the Grand Aerie has decided to send the notices First Class and cover the difference between the standard and First Class rates for our Aeries and Auxiliaries.

We will be pulling an updated mail file for the mailing. Any Aeries or Auxiliaries who have already paid will receive a credit on their account for any charges already paid exceeding what is necessary that will go toward the second reminder notice.

We are also working with our other printing partners to obtain standard mail envelopes as soon as possible for the additional mailings.

The second notice was scheduled to be pulled today, April 25, and sent to our billing partner. Due to this delay, that will obviously be changed to a later date which we will announce in the coming days.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to work with our partners to get the reminders out as soon as physically possible.

Thank you,

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Grand Aerie

Stay posted to FOE.com and our social media channels for up-to-date information. 

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