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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.

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

Print the Research Conference Schedule for January [PDF]

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

January 2, 2015

No Conference - Happy New Year!

January 9, 2015

Elizabeth A. Jackson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
“Is mHealth the Answer for Prevention?”

January 16, 2015
2:00 – 3:15 PM*
3rd Fridays:
Combined Clinical-
Research Conference

Ulf Eriksson, PhD
Professor of Vascular Biochemistry
Head of the Vascular Biology Division
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
“Role of VEGF-B in insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes
and diabetic complications”

January 23, 2015

Darleen Sandoval, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
“Pancreatic GLP-1: more than meets the islet”

January 30, 2015

Maureen Devlin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
“When diet is bad to the bone: insights from mouse models”

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.