Jamaican-born Dr. E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, has been appointed as the new Chair and Department Executive Officer of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, effective January 1, 2016. During his tenure as chair, Dr. Abel will hold the Francois M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine and the John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research. He will retain his leadership role as Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. He holds a joint appointment in the UI Carver College of Medicine as a professor of internal medicine and of biochemistry.