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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 June schedule [PDF]


During the academic year, this conference is held:

Fridays, 3:00-4:00 pm
(*unless otherwise noted)

NEW LOCATION for 2014:
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.)


June 6, 2014

Research Fellows Progress

June 13, 2014


No Conference – ADA

June 20, 2014
2:00 – 3:15 PM
3rd Fridays:
Combined Clinical-
Research Conference
Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050

Yoshihiro Ogawa, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Molecular Endocrinology and Metabolism,
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Role of Parenchymal-Stromal Cell Interaction in Metabolic



For additional scientific events, please see our MEND educational events page.