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Diabetes Grand Rounds

The Diabetes Grand Rounds Series showcases cutting-edge diabetes research from scientists at the University of Michigan and from around the world. The series consists of 10 seminars representing the diabetes-related research interests of each of the five centers of the Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Monthly, a center hosts a University of Michigan scientist or a visiting guest scientist to share innovations and advances in diabetes research.

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Fridays, 3:00-4:00 PM

NEW LOCATION for 2013-14
(*unless otherwise noted):

Domino's Farms, Lobby G, suite 1500
MEND Large Conference Room

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive

(To access Lobby G, enter Lobby H from the parking lot and go downstairs.
Turn right when downstairs and go past the cafeteria. The Conference Room is in the MEND Administrative Office on the right, just past the hair salon.)


November 9, 2013

Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC)

Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

“Rise and Fall of the Islet Beta Cell”

raghu mirmira md phd

November 15, 2013

Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC)

Michael Boehnke, PhD
Richard G. Cornell Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics

“Identifying genes for type 2 diabetes using genome wide association and sequencing studies”

mike boehnke phd

November 25, 2013

Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR)

James Best, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPath, FRCP Edin, Hon MD
Head, Melbourne Medical School and Professor of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne, Australia

“Prevention of vascular complications in type 2 diabetes: the role of fenofibrate”

james best md

December 13, 2013

Brehm Center for Diabetes Research

Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D.
William and Delores Brehm Professor and Chief, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Director, Comprehensive Diabetes Center

“Proinsulin Misfolding and Pancreatic Beta Cell Failure”

peter arvan md phd

January 17, 2014

Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR)

*Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor 48105

John D. Piette, PhD
VA Senior Research Center Scientist
Professor of Public Health and Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Managing Chronic Disease
Director, Program on Quality Improvement for Complex Chronic Conditions

“High Tech and High Touch: Advances in mHealth Systems for Managing Diabetes”

john piette phd

February 14, 2014

U-M Diabetes Complications Group

*Internal Medicine
Grand Rounds Lecture
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Ford Amphitheater
2nd floor, University Hospital

Andrew Boulton, MD, Dsc, FRCP
President of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Manchester, UK
Consultant Physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Professor of Medicine at the Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami

“The Diabetic Foot in 2014 – Where Is the Evidence?”

andrew boulton md

March 28, 2014

Michigan Metabolic & Obesity Center (MMOC)

*2:00 – 3:00 PM
Kellogg Eye Center
Oliphant-Marshall Auditorium

Jeffrey Friedman, MD, PhD
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
Rockefeller University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

“To Eat or Not to Eat: Studies of a Complex Motivational Behavior”

jeffrey friedman md phd

April 11, 2014
3:00-4:00 PM

* Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor 48105

U-M Diabetes Complications Group

Bernard Zinman, CM, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Director, Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes
Sam and Judy Pencer Family Chair in Diabetes Research
Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital

“Short-Term Intensive Insulin Therapy in T2DM: Impact on Beta Cell Function


April 18, 2014

U-M Diabetes Complications Group

*2:00 – 3:00 PM
* Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor 48105

David Nathan, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Diabetes Unit Medical Service
Department of Molecular Biology

“Diabetes Trials and Tribulations in 2014: What Do We Know?”

david nathan md

May 2, 2014

Michigan Metabolic & Obesity Center (MMOC)

Ana Baylin, MD, DrPH, FAHA
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
University of Michigan
School of Public Health

“A novel fatty acid profile index – the lipophilic index – and
risk of myocardial infarction”

ana baylin md drph

May 16, 2014

Diabetes Complications Consortium

Rama Natarajan, PhD, FAHA, FASN
National Office Products Industry Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research
Director, Division of Molecular Diabetes Research
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, CA

“Epigenetics and MicroRNAs in Diabetic Nephropathy”

rama natarajanphd

June 17, 2014

Brehm Center for Diabetes Research

Michele Solimena, MD, PhD
Professor, Molecular Diabetology
Speaker, DZD-Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

"Insulin granule biogenesis and turnover"

michele solimena


Past Diabetes Grand Rounds Speakers