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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. Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, 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

February 6, 2015

Patrick J. Hu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine and
Cell and Developmental Biology
Research Associate Professor
Institute of Gerontology
“FoxO target genes that promote longevity”

February 13, 2015


Richard D. Gonzalez, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Professor of Statistics, LSA, Professor of Marketing, Stephen M Ross School of Business, Research Professor, Research Center for
Group Dynamics and Director, ISR & Research Professor, Center for Human Growth & Development
“The case for biosocial methods: Why we need them and what to do about it”

February 20, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 PM*
3rd Fridays:
Combined Clinical-
Research Conference\


February 27, 2015

Hari Conjeevaram, MD
Professor of Medicine
Program Director, GI Fellowship Program, Division of Gastroenterology
Medical Director, Student Run Free Clinic
“Gut Microbiome in NAFLD: Role of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in NASH”

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