Volume 1, Issue 2 | August 2020
Connecting the
Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Complications Community
at Michigan

Welcome to the August 2020 issue of Dialogue! 

If you have news items or events of interest to the diabetes, obesity, metabolism and complications community at Michigan, please tell us. Also, we welcome all input and suggestions -- let us know what you think we should be doing. Email us at MichiganDiabetes@med.umich.edu or call 734-764-4433.
Michigan Medicine Diabetes and Endocrinology
Ranked #10 in the Nation
US News & World Report has ranked Michigan Medicine #10 in the nation in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Rankings are determined by analyzing several factors, including outcomes, patient experience, nurse staffing and advanced clinical technologies.

Join the Caswell Diabetes Institute JDRF One Walk Team
Michigan Medicine has been a very visible and engaged team partner in the JDRF One Walk event for many years. Several Michigan Medicine researchers receive critical funding from JDRF to perform Type 1 diabetes research and the work JDRF does supports life-changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. Please consider joining the UM Caswell Diabetes Institute team. Your support of this event will help JDRF continue its important mission.

 Caswell Diabetes Institute COVID-19 and Metabolic Disease Grant Program Awards
The Caswell Diabetes Institute (formerly MDiabetes) COVID-19 and Metabolic Disease Grant Program was established to address the impact of COVID-19 on and improve the care of those with diabetes and related disorders. Congratulations to the awardees in the second round.

Dr. Rodica Pop-Busui was awarded funding for her proposal entitled "Incidence and Predictors of Acute and Chronic Diabetes Complications in Patients with Severe COVID-19." Learn more about some of Dr. Pop-Busui's research.

Dr. Carey Lumeng was awarded funding for his proposal entitled “HCoV-NL63 to Model COVID-19 Pathogenesis with Obesity and Diabetes.” Learn more about Dr. Lumeng's research.
In The News
Insulin Cost-Sharing Caps May Help Kids, Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Although additional policies are needed to relieve insulin’s financial burden, researchers find a national cost-sharing cap helps privately insured patients pay less out-of-pocket.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reduces Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Rodica Busui, MD, PhD finds that the use of continuous glucose monitoring by older adults reduced serious levels of hypoglycemia compared to using finger-stick test strips.

VAI Faculty Position in Metabolic and Nutritional Programming
To continue building critical mass in metabolism research and creating gravitational pull to West Michigan within VAI’s key scientific focus areas, we are seeking to hire an exceptional scientist to join the MNP faculty at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

August 6, 2020
2:00 p.m.

For a full list of events go to the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute Calendar of Events
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Funding Opportunities
Steno North American Fellowships is a transatlantic collaboration in clinical and health outcomes diabetes-related research, enhancing the synergies between the institutions for the benefit of people suffering from diabetes.

The partner institutions are Joslin Diabetes Center, University of Toronto, University of Michigan and the Steno Diabetes Centers in Denmark: Steno Diabetes Centre North JutlandSteno Diabetes Center AarhusSteno Diabetes Center OdenseSteno Diabetes Center Zealand or Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen.

The fellowship offers researchers, affiliated with one of the partnering institutions, the opportunity to dedicate from 3 months to 1.5 years to practice clinical and health outcomes diabetes-related research at one of the other transatlantic partner institutions mentioned above.

Caswell Diabetes Institute Departmental Seminar Support

Deadline: August 31, 2020

The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute Enrichment Committee is excited to offer financial support for virtual seminar series speakers for your departments/divisions and is now accepting nominations for the Fall 2020 – Winter 2021 year.

Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) Mini Pilot/Feasibility Grant Program
HIRN Emerging Leaders in T1D (2020)
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Obesity Policy Evaluation Research (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
For additional funding opportunities visit the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute Funding Opportunities
Visit the Michigan Medical School Competition Space for more funding opportunities at the Medical School
About the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute

The University of Michigan has outstanding clinicians and researchers in diabetes, metabolic disorders, and their complications. The Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute serves as the central hub to coordinate these programs. We work across disciplines and serve to integrate rigorous science with patient-centered clinical care to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure diabetes and related disorders.
Contact Us
Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute
300 North Ingalls Building, Room 1135
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5405


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Supporting the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute
Gifts to the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute are essential to our mission, to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research and to educate the next generation of leaders to be the best in medicine. Please consider supporting the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute: gifts can be made through multiple vehicles such as cash or securities, pledges, payroll deduct, etc. Our development partner, Andrea LaFave is happy to discuss and explore different options with you.

Please feel free to reach out to Andrea at (734) 763-6173 or at ajlafave@umich.edu.