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2017 UMCGR Annual Retreat
Saturday, February 04, 2017

32nd Annual University of Michigan Center for Gastrointestinal Research Retreat (Feb 04)

The University of Michigan Center for Gastrointestinal Research invites you to join us for our 32nd Annual retreat, February 04, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. The retreat will take place at the Michigan League, on the second floor in the Vandenberg and Hussey rooms.

This year’s honored Yamada Lectureship speaker is Dr. P. Kay Lund, Director, Division of Biomedical Research Workforce, NIH Extramural Research Training Officer, Office of Extramural Research (OER), Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Lund's talk is entitled, “Intestinal stem cells in health and disease: Regulation by hormones, nutrients and microbes.”

We look forward to seeing all of our membership in attendance, sharing some fellowship and most importantly viewing your exciting laboratory research.

We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Linda Samuelson, Ph.D., John. A. Williams Professor of Gastrointestinal Physiology, Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Associate Director, Center for Organogenesis, Dr. Juanita Merchant, M.D., Ph.D., H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Division of Gastroenterology, and Dr. Jason Spence, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, will honor us with presentations highlighting their exciting new research efforts.

As always, currently funded UMCGR pilot project investigators are required to present a poster at this meeting. If you are not funded through the Center but have a research poster that you would like to present at the retreat you are kindly encouraged and gratefully welcomed to do so. Last year we had over 50 excellent poster presentations and we have room for a lot more. 

If you would like to present a poster at this year’s retreat, please notify Pam Varga by email ( or phone 647-2942 on or before February 2nd. It would be helpful if you had the title of your poster and abstract at that time.

2018 UMCGR Annual Retreat
January/February 2018 (Date yet to be finalized)

UMCGR Academic Workshop and Honored Yamada Lectureship Invited Speaker





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