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Diabetes Grand Rounds Speakers, 2008–09 Academic Year

June 2009  
Richard E. Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D.
  – University of Toronto
"Targeting fibrosis: A new therapeutic strategy in diabetic cardio-renal disease"
(sponsors: Animal Models of Diabetes Complications Consortium and JDRF Center for the Study of Complications in Diabetes)                

May 2009   
Gokhan Hotamisligil, M.D., Ph.D.   Harvard School of Public Health
"Endoplasmic reticulum stress and inflammation in metabolic disease"
(sponsor:  Michigan Diabetes Research Training Center)              

April 2009
Ram K. Menon, M.D., M.B.B.S.  University of Michigan
"Non-traditional Targets of Growth Hormone Action"
(sponsor: Animal Models of Diabetes Complications Consortium )

February 2009  
Patrick J. Hu, M.D., Ph.D.  University of Michigan
"Novel regulators of FoxO transcription factors"   
(sponsor: Michigan Diabetes Research Training Center)       

January 2009               
Leslie S. Satin, Ph.D. – University of Michigan
"Fatty acid modulation of beta cell calcium signalling"
(sponsor: Brehm Center for Type 1 Diabetes Research)

December 2008                    
Manami Hara, D.D.S., Ph.D. – University of Chicago
"Role of pancreatic alpha-cells in islet formation and beta-cell proliferation"
(sponsor: Brehm Center)

Elizabeth J. Parks, Ph.D. – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Lipid metabolism leading to fatty liver: Triglyceride synthesis from dietary carbohydrate and fat
(sponsor: MMOC)

Charles F. Burant, M.D., Ph.D. – University of Michigan, Michigan Metabolomics& Obesity Center and Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Amy E. Rothberg, M.D., Ph.D. – University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
“Can dietary macronutrient be derived unambiguously in humans?”
(sponsor: MMOC)

October 2008                    
Domenico Accili, M.D. – Columbia University
Forkhead proteins in insulin action
(sponsor: MDRTC)

Vivian Fonseca, MD – Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
“Inflammation in Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes”
(sponsor: JDRF)