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Research Conferences

The Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division's Research Conferences are held during the academic year (September – May) on 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 & Diabetes Division, University of Michigan researchers performing endocrinology-related work, and invited outside 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 [PDF] for  March

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

March 6, 2015

Endocrine Meeting
No Conference

March 13, 2015

David P. Olson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
“Deciphering Hypothalamic Regulation of Energy Balance”

March 20, 2015
*2:00 – 3:15 PM
3rd Fridays:
Combined Clinical-
Research Conference

Daniel Lawrence, PhD
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
“Molecular effects of diet induced obesity and prediabetes on the
evolution of ischemic stroke”

March 27, 2015

Lora Heisler, PhD
Chair in Human Nutrition
Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Sciences
Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health
Aberdeen, Scotland
“5-HT2CR modulation of homeostatic and hedonic food intake”

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.