Utah – August 2022

On June 14, members of the Utah State Aerie and Auxiliary assembled on the grounds of the University of Utah Hospital to make Grant presentations to the University of Utah Hospital Health and to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. State Worthy President Raymond Quick and State Madam President Liz Hernandez made presentations of checks to the University of Utah Health totaling $42,500 in Grants, and checks totaling $35,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

From the August 2022 edition of People Helping People.

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Brainerd, Minnesota – August 2022

Brainerd Eagles #287 recently held a fundraiser for Camp UBU. The camp was in need of funds to support less fortunate children who requested to attend. The Eagles raised $1,612 during their event. Additionally, Eagle member Amanda Bachman, who also belongs to the Brainerd Lions, requested a donation for the event and was given a surprise check for $5,000 from the Lions to help the cause. The Qing for Communities barbecue fundraiser was supported by Super One foods and the Ugly Cheesecake Factory. Thanks go to  Shawn and Michelle Bailey for serving as the grill masters. Pictured, l to r, Trustees Keith Bachman and Bob Hannahs and bartender Dan Bachman. Also pictured is Bob Hannahs presenting the donation to Cathy Picek, Camp UBU Director.

From the August 2022 edition of People Helping People.

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Newport, Vermont – August 2022

Northeast Kingdom Eagles #4329 hosted a fundraiser for an individual in their community battling cancer and raised more than $30,000 for his personal needs, medical bills and funeral expenses. The Ladies’ Auxiliary also awarded him with a check for $700 from raffle proceeds.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Grand Aerie

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Lebanon, Ohio – August 2022

Miami Valley Eagles Auxiliary #1395 held their 69th Anniversary Party recently, recognizing all the Past Madam Presidents. The six in attendance were Lynn Rudolph Philpot, Pat Winfield, Peg Mathney, Joan Crowe, Tiffany Dorgan Boggs, and Debbie Jacobs.

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DRC Director’s Report – July 2022

Recently, the University of Iowa Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) held our annual Diabetes Research Day in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. This year, Diabetes Research Day was a hybrid event comprised of speakers from both institutions and split into two different events.

Our first keynote speaker was Bryan Bergman, PhD. Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus who gave a talk entitled Intermuscular Adipose Tissue: A Novel Adipose Depot Impacting Muscle Strength, Size, and Insulin Sensitivity in Humans.

Our second keynote address was given by Carmella Evans-Molina, Ph.D., MD, Director, Indiana Diabetes Research Center Indiana University School of Medicine who presented a talk entitled Precision Approaches to Disease Modifying Therapies in Type 1 Diabetes. In addition to the keynote address, Dr. Eric Weatherford of the University of Iowa FOEDRC provided a new update on our Metabolic Phenotyping Core, and Dr. Maria Razzoli of the University of Minnesota presented an update on the Physiology Core.

Trainees from both institutions also presented their ongoing research: Kathleen Robinson presented a talk entitled Experiences of Weight Stigma in Healthcare: A Mixed Methods Analysis; Adeyinka Taiwo presented Metabolomics analysis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; Megan Beetch, Briana Clifton, Brian Ahkaphong, and Emilyn Alejandro presented Mechanisms of Fetal Programming of Metabolic Dysfunction by Placental mTORC1 Nutrient Sensing; Tyler Titcomb presented Association of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Dementia-related Mortality Among Postmenopausal Women: A Prospective Cohort Study; Gary Deng presented Loss of ciliary adenylyl cyclase 3 in the ventromedial hypothalamus results in a sex-dependent obese phenotype in Type 1 Diabetes.

The winners of the 2021 Collaborative Pilot & Feasibility Grant, Katie Larson-Ode, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Iowa, and Melena Bellin, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, University of Minnesota gave a talk on their Pilot & Feasibility research entitled “Mechanisms of Dysglycemia and Development of Diabetes in Children with Acute Recurrent or Chronic Pancreatitis:” In addition, in our virtual talk sessions (in lieu of a traditional in-person poster session) we featured over 130 faculty members, trainees, post-docs, and graduate students from both the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota. Diabetes Research Day 2022 was a resounding success. We are already looking forward to Diabetes Research Day 2023!

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