Volume 07 | April 2020
Connecting the
Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Complications Community
at Michigan

Welcome to the April 2020 issue of MDiabetes 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  MDiabetes@med.umich.edu  or call 734-764-4433.
Jiandie Lin, PhD, Receives the ADA 2020 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

Congratulations to Jiandie Lin, PhD, recipient of the American Diabetes Association's 2020 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award. This award recognizes research in diabetes that demonstrates particular independence of thought and originality. Dr. Lin has contributed to the understanding of inter-organ crosstalk of emerging endocrine hormones and has performed pioneering work in chromatin control of metabolic gene programs.

Learn more about the recipients of the ADA's 2020 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards.
MDiabetes COVID-19 and Metabolic Disease Grant Program

Application Due Date: Rolling, beginning April 6, 2020
Funding: Rolling
To understand and begin to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on those with diabetes and related disorders, MDiabetes and its partner centers (the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC), the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR), and the Michigan Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (MNORC)) request applications to address the impact of COVID-19 on and improve the care of those with diabetes and related disorders. These applications can address issues with COVID-19 patients or issues with non-infected individuals who are impacted by the disruption to healthcare delivery and life in general.

Center Spotlight: Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR)

This month we're highlighting the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR). The MCDTR is part of a network of center and partner institutions and programs dedicated to diabetes type II translation research and its complications. The MCDTR works to facilitate innovative adaptations of evidence-based approaches to prevent and treat diabetes that can be disseminated and sustained in clinical practice and in settings outside the traditional academic research environment.

Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research Call for Proposals

 2020-21 Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program

Application Due Date EXTENDED: April 20, 2020

MDiabetes Enrichment Retreats & Symposia – Call for Proposals
Proposal Due Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
MDiabetes is pleased to announce a new initiative of financial and administrative support for DOMC-related retreats and symposia. We welcome proposals from clinicians, researchers, and trainees from all disciplines for retreats and symposia that will foster DOMC-related communication and synergy. 

Research Resources During COVID-19
What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting
The Harvard Business Review offers some helpful advice on how virtual meetings can be run more effectively, using basic meeting best practices and easy-to-use, inexpensive technology. Here are 12 steps you can take to make that happen.
In The News
Unlocking the Secrets of Brown Fat

Two Michigan researchers make major inroads into the biology of brown fat and its implications for weight loss and obesity-related diseases .

Save the Date
For a full list of events go to the MDiabetes Calendar of Events
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Funding Opportunities
Fast Grants for COVID-19 Research
Opens April 7, 2020
Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research
Pathway Awards
Pathway to First Grant
Pathway to Independence
Deadline: April 27, 2020
Notice of Specialist Interest (NOSI): Availability of Funds for Competitive Revision Applications to Conduct Research with a Focus in Chronic Disease and the Reduction of Health Disparities Within the Mission of NIDDK (R01, U01, U24, P30, U54)
Deadline: May 14, 2020
Patient-oriented Research to Mitigate Health Disparities and Lessen the Burden of Chronic Diseases Within the Mission of NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: May 22, 2020
High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PAR-20-114)
Deadline: June 1, 2020
2020 DiaComp Pilot & Feasibility Program
Deadline: June 10, 2020
For additional funding opportunities visit MDiabetes Funding Opportunities
Visit the Michigan Medical School Competition Space for more funding opportunities at the Medical School
Supporting MDiabetes
Gifts to MDiabetes 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. As you begin to think about your year-end giving please consider supporting MDiabetes: 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 .

About MDiabetes

The University of Michigan has outstanding clinicians and researchers in diabetes, metabolic disorders, and their complications. MDiabetes 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.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5405


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