Volume 05 | February 2020
Connecting the
Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Complications Community
at Michigan

Welcome to the February 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.
Center Spotlight: Michigan Diabetes Research Center
The Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) is a multidisciplinary unit of the University of Michigan funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/National Institute of Health (NIDDK/NIH). The goal of the MDRC is to establish, promote, and enhance multidisciplinary and collaborative basic biomedical and clinical research among member investigators studying diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.

To accomplish this goal the MDRC seeks to create an environment that supports important and innovative research; raise awareness and interest in fundamental and clinical diabetes research; enhance diabetes research education and training opportunities for patients, students, scientists, and clinicians; attract and retain early stage investigators and investigators new to diabetes research; provide core services that leverage funding and unique expertise; foster interdisciplinary collaborations, especially in the emerging areas of research, to catalyze new ideas and scientific approaches; and promote the translation of scientific discoveries from bench to bedside to community to improve public health. More.
Novo Nordisk Steno North American Fellowships Established
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Board of Directors has approved the initiative Steno North American Fellowships to begin in 2020.

With the support of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rodica Busui has been working with the Novo Nordisk Foundation leadership for the last year and a half to formally establish a partnership between the University of Michigan and the Steno Diabetes Center in Denmark with funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The goal of this partnership is to enhance support for clinical research in diabetes here at Michigan, increase access to funding by the Novo Nordisk Foundation for our investigators, and to foster partnerships between clinical investigators across institutions. More.

Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research Call for Proposals

 2020-21 Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program

Application Due Date: Monday, April 6, 2020 (11:59 PM)

This Pilot and Feasibility (P/F) Grant Program is sponsored by the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR). Its purpose is to promote research in diabetes by new and established investigators at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The ultimate goal of the program is to accelerate the pace of research and enable awardees to generate sufficient preliminary data for successful applications for major research funding from the NIH or other national granting agency.
Grant proposals should focus on type 2 translational research and address key questions related to the prevention or treatment of diabetes, its complications, or related endocrine or metabolic disorders (for example; obesity or metabolic syndrome). Type 2 translational research projects should focus on the translation of research advances into clinical or community practice including the identification of barriers to widespread adoption of new science and the testing of interventions to overcome those barriers. More.
Michigan Diabetes Research Center
Annual Diabetes Symposium 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 19, 2020
In The News
This Neuron Could Have Implications for Effective Diet Drugs
A CALCR cell found in mice may stop feeding without subsequential nauseating effects as well as influence the long term intake of food.

Funding Opportunities
Beatson Foundation
2020 Passion to Find a Cure Grants
Deadline: February 14, 2020
Frankel Innovation Initiative
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research
2020-21 Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program
Deadline: April 6, 2020
2020 DiaComp Pilot & Feasibility Program
Deadline: June 10, 2020
Innovative Clinical or Translational Science Research Award
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Junior Faculty Development Award
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Minority Junior Faculty Development Award
Deadline: November 16, 2020
  Innovative Basic Science Research Award
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: November 16, 2020
Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: November 16, 2020
For additional funding opportunities visit MDiabetes Funding Opportunities
Visit the Michigan Medical School Competition Space for more funding opportunities at the Medical School
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