Featured event: “2018 Michigan Diabetes Research Center Annual Symposium and Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lectureship in Diabetes”

Call for Posters

We invite you to present a poster of your work in the area of diabetes, its complications and related endocrine and metabolic disorders at the 2018 Michigan Diabetes Research Center Annual Symposium.
CONTACT: Sarah Cain at 734-763-2561 or cains@umich.edu.
  • DATE + TIME: Saturday March 10 9:00 AM — 2:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium; 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor
  • SPEAKER: Ruth Loos, PhD (Kroc Lecturer), Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Genetics of Obesity and Related Metabolic Traits Program, in the Charles R. Bronfman Institute of Personalized Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
  • CONTACT: Sarah Cain at 734-763-2561 or cains@umich.edu.

Schedule

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8:30am
Poster Set-up & Breakfast - Lobby
9:00 - 9:10am
Welcome - Christin Carter-Su, PhD
Associate Director, MDRC
9:10 - 10:00am
Kroc Lecturer: Ruth Loos, PhD
Professor, Preventive Medicine; Director, Genetics of Obesity and Related Metabolic Traits Program; Charles Bronfman Institute of Personalized Medicine; Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
“The genetics of obesity – What have we learned from 10 years of GWAS?”
10:00 - 10:30am
Xuequn Chen, PhD
Associate Professor, Physiology; Wayne State University
“Regulation of beta cell ER homeostasis and COPII-dependent ER export in health and diabetes”
10:30 - 11:00am
Katherine A. Gallagher, MD
John R. Pfeifer Collegiate Professor of Vascular Surgery; Associate Professor, Surgery; University of Michigan
“Epigenetics influence chronic inflammation in diabetic wounds”
11:00 - 11:15am
Break
11:15 - 11:45am
David Olson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases; University of Michigan
“Hypothalamic control of energy balance and metabolism”
11:45am - 12:15pm
Randy J. Seeley, PhD
Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery; Professor, Surgery and Internal Medicine; Professor, Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health; Director, Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center; University of Michigan
“Identifying the molecular mechanisms that mediate the effects of bariatric surgery on obesity and diabetes”
12:15 - 12:30pm
MDRC Update - Martin G. Myers, Jr., MD, PhD
Director, MDRC
12:30 - 2:00pm
Poster Session & Lunch - Lobby.