Dale Abel, MD, PhD, was recently appointed to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health as well as elected to the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA).
Abel, director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Research Center, director of the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, will serve a four-year term that began in November 2016. The council advises and consults with the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Director of the NHLBI on matters relating to the cause, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases. This group meets four times a year and reviews applications and makes recommendations on research and training grants in addition to other funding and operational activities.
Abel’s formal induction to this the 133-year-old ACCA will occur in October 2017. The ACCA’s membership seeks to improve national medical education, research, and practice, focusing particularly on the effects of global climate change on health and epidemiological medicine.
A Rhodes Scholar and distinguished endocrinologist, Abel has spent much of his career mentoring early-career researchers through the Endocrine Society, the American Heart Association, and many other associations and institutions.
Read the ENDO 2016 preview of Abel’s Q&A about “Jump Starting an Endocrinology Career.”