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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.

To be added to our mailing list for conference notification, contact Please call (734) 763-3056 for more information.


May 2, 2014

Ana Baylin, MD, DrPH, FAHA
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
University of Michigan
School of Public Health
“A novel fatty acid profile index – the lipophilic index – and
risk of myocardial infarction”

May 9, 2014


Wenche S. Gorgnakke, DDS, MPH, PhD
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
“Periodontal disease and diabetes”

May 16, 2014 2:00 – 3:15 PM

3rd Fridays:
Combined Clinical-Research Conference

“A Sampling of Clinical Trials of Interest to MEND”

May 23, 2014
Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050

Rama Natarajan, PhD FAHA, FASN
Endowed Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Diabetes
Director, Division of Molecular Diabetes Research
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
“Epigenetics and MicroRNAs in Diabetic Nephropathy”

May 30, 2014
Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050

Alan Attie, PhD
Jack Gorski Professor of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Insights into Type 2 Diabetes from Mouse Genetics”


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During the academic year, this conference is held:

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

NEW LOCATION for 2013-14:
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.)


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