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Fellowship Training Program in Endocrinology and Metabolism receives renewal of $1.5 million NIH grant

ANN ARBOR, Fall 2010 — The Fellowship Training Program in Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) at the University of Michigan has received renewal of a $1.5 million, five-year grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH). This will be the 35th year of the grant.

The MEND Fellowship Training Program has been in operation for nearly 50 years. Ariel Barkan, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Neurosurgery, is the director of the Fellowship Training Program and the principal investigator on the grant.

The MEND Fellowship Training Program is notable for its multidisciplinary interdepartmental approach, which is characteristic of academic programs at the University of Michigan. The program utilizes 37 faculty representing 10 different academic departments.

The mission of the MEND Fellowship Training Program is to educate post-doctoral trainees possessing M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees in preparation for future academic careers in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism.

For more information on the MEND Fellowship Training Program, see:
www.med.umich.edu/intmed/endocrinology/edu/fellowinfo.htm

 

The Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) within the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) includes the U-M Comprehensive Diabetes Center, one of only three major comprehensive health centers at the UMHS. Our clinical staff of nearly 40 endocrinologists is one of the largest in the United States and includes internationally recognized experts in their fields. The MEND Division is consistently ranked in the top 20 nationally for diabetes and endocrinology care.