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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  March

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

March 3, 2017

Ernestina Schipani, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Medicine/Division of Endocrinology Department of Cell and Developmental Biology Center for Organogenesis
"In vivo impairment of mitochondrial respiration is an indispensable requirement for survival of hypoxic cells "

March 10, 2017

Carole Sztalrud-Woodle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Endocrinology University of Maryland School of Medicine
“Human Genetic Variants: Metabolic Disease Insights”

March 17, 2017
2:00 – 3:00PM
“Combined Clinical-Research Conference

“Bring Your Best Cases”

March 24, 2017

Jannik Hilsted, M.D., D.M. Sci.
Chief Medical Office Head of Steno Unified Denmark Diabetes Centers and Novo Nordisk Foundation CEO Righospitalet Copenhagen University Hospitals
“Five Danish Steno Diabetes Centers – the opportunity for continued international collaboration ”

March 31, 2017


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.