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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.

To be added to our mailing list for conference notification, contact Please call (734) 763-3056 for more information.

Print the Research Conference Schedule [PDF] for  February

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

February 3, 2017

Maria Papaleontiou, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
"New insights on complications following thyroid cancer surgery"

February 10, 2017

Scott Soleimanpour, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
“Deciphering the role of the mitochondrial life cycle in beta cell growth and function”

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

Michael S. Conte, MD
E.J. Wylie Chair Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Co-Director, Heart and Vascular Center University of California, San Francisco
“The Threatened Limb: Evolving Concepts in Amputation Prevention”

February 24, 2017

Roger D. Cone, PhD
Mary Sue Coleman Director, Life Sciences Institute Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute Professor, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

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.