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Past Events

Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center (MDRTC)
2009 Winter Symposium and
Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lecture in Diabetes


Saturday, March 7, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Biomedical Science Research Building
Auditorium, Ground Floor
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

No fee; advance registration not necessary. All interested are invited to attend.


8:30 a.m.  Coffee and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Kroc Lecturer: Rudolph L. Leibel, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; Head, Division of Molecular Genetics; and Co-Director, the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University, New York

"Molecular Physiology of the Bioenergetics of Weight Perturbation"

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Carey N. Lumeng, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Pulmonology and Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan

"Adipose Tissue Macrophage Activation in Obesity and Insulin Resistance

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Rodica Pop-Busui, M.D., Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

 "The Glucose-Cardiovascular Disease Connection:  the Search for the Missing Link"

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Michael L. Boehnke, Ph.D.
Richard G. Cornell Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics, University of Michigan

 "Genome-Wide Association Studies for Type 2 Diabetes and Related Traits"

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Poster Session and Buffet Lunch

             Questions: Barbara Hawkins, or 734-763-2561