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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.

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Print the Research Conference schedule for November [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


November 7, 2014
2:00-3:30 PM*
Reception immediately following

*Oliphant-Marshall Auditorium, ground floor
Kellogg Eye Center / Brehm Tower
1000 Wall Street

6th Annual Stefan S. Fajans Lecture in Diabetes
Steven Kahn, M.B., Ch.B.

Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
“The Beta Cell in Type 2 Diabetes: Lessons Starting
at the Bedside”

November 14, 2014

Lauren Fishbein, M.D., Ph.D. MTR
Instructor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
“Understanding Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas”

November 21, 2014
2:00-3:15 PM*
Combined Clinical-
Research Conference

Amit R. Majithia, M.D.
Assistant in Medicine
Diabetes Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
“Making Sense of Sequence Variation in PPARG: A Comprehensive Experimental Approach”

November 28, 2014

No Conference - Happy Thanksgiving!


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.