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Research Conferences are held weekly for one hour on Thursdays covering 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 and Diabetes (MEND) Division, University of Michigan researchers performing endocrinology-related work, and invited visiting guest 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.