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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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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.)

April 4, 2014
*12:00 - 1:00 PM
Ford Amphitheater
2nd floor, University Hospital

1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, 48109

Departmental Grand Rounds can be accessed in real time via interactive video over the internet by clicking on this link at the time of the event.

8th Annual John C. Floyd Memorial Fellows Lecture in Endocrinololgy and Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
John C. Marshall, MD, PhD
Andrew D. Hart Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Center for Research in Reproduction
University of Virginia
“Obesity, Testosterone, Progesterone – the Origins of PCOS?”

Box lunches and bottled water will be available from 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (or until gone.) The lunches are provided by the Department of Internal Medicine for Grand Rounds attendees.

April 11, 2014
*Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, 48105


Bernard Zinman, CM, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Director, Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes
Sam and Judy Pencer Family Chair in Diabetes Research
Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Mount Sinai Hospital
“Short-Term Intensive Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Impact on Beta Cell Function

April 18, 2014
*2:00 – 3:15 PM
Combined Clinical-
Research Conference
*Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, 48105

David M. Nathan, MD
Director, Diabetes Center and Clinical Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
“Diabetes Trials and Tribulations in 2014: What Do We Know?”

April 25, 2014
*Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050

1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, 48105



Alvin C. Powers, MD
Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science
Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and
Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center
Chief, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
“Beta Cell, Endothelial Cell, and Macrophage Networks and Islet Vascularization, Innervation, and Regeneration”


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