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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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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

November 4, 2016

8th Annual Stefan S. Fajans Lecture in Diabetes
Morris F. White, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics & Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School; &
“In pursuit of the pathways to metabolic health through insulin action”

November 11, 2016

Suresh Palaniyandi, PhD
Senior Staff Investigator
Division of Hypertension and Vascular Research
Department of Internal Medicine
Henry Ford Health System
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Wayne State University
“Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2, a therapeutic target in diabetic cardiac complications”

November 18, 2016
2:00 – 3:00PM
“Combined Clinical-Research Conference

Sundeep Khosla, MD
Dr. Francis Chucker and Nathan Landow Research Professor
Mayo Foundation Distinguished Investigator, & Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Dean for Clinical and Translational Science
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
“Sex Steroid, Coupling, and Age-Related Bone Loss”

November 25, 2016

No Conferences

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.