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Research Conferences

The Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division's Research Conferences are held during the academic year (September – May) on a wide range of topics in molecular and cellular research, organ physiology, and clinical research. Speakers include the faculty and staff of the Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division, University of Michigan researchers performing endocrinology-related work, and invited outside speakers. Drs. Elif Oral and Rodica Pop-Busui organize the MEND Research Conference series.

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Print the Research Conference Schedule [PDF] for  April

During the academic year, this conference is held:

Fridays, 3:00-4:00 pm
(*unless otherwise noted)

Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

April 1, 2016

No Conference - ENDO Annual Meeting

April 8, 2016

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Director, Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA)
University of Arizona College of Medicine
“Healing Wounds and Preventing Amputations: A Marriage of Team, Technology, and Tenacity”

April 15, 2016
3:00 – 4:00PM

Terry J. Smith, MD
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor of Internal Medicine
"The Fate of Orbit-Infiltrating Fibrocytes Determines Severity of Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy"

April 22, 2016

Jennifer Mammen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
“Hypothyrodism and Healthy Aging: Is less more?”

April 29, 2016

Rita Basu, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chair, Institutional Review Board
Mayo Clinic
“Cushing’s Disease of the Splanchnic Tissues, Omentum and/or Liver: (implications in obesity and type 2 diabetes)”

Access our NEW U-M Diabetes Events Calendar to view upcoming diabetes lectures and symposia!


For additional scientific events, please see our MEND educational events page.