Volume 06 | March 2020
Connecting the
Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Complications Community
at Michigan

Welcome to the March 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 Nutrition Obesity Research Center (MNORC)
This month we're highlighting the Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center (MNORC), a cross-campus endeavor in which faculty with expertise in obesity and/or nutrition provide a foundation for emerging, innovative collaborations and a range of services for researchers investigating individual and population characteristics that arise in response to dietary nutrient composition and amount. Learn more about MNORC
Geeking Out on Bile, Bugs, and Bariatric Surgery

Listen to Randy Seeley, PhD, talk about bile acid metabolism, the gut microbiome, sleep apnea and the gut, and iron metabolism on the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast. Listen here
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. 

Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research Call for Proposals

 2020-21 Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program

Application Due Date: Monday, April 6, 2020

In The News
Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity Among Adults: United States, 2017–2018

New figures from the US Centers for Disease Control indicate that obesity rates are still rising in the US. Nearly one in 10 adults has severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40). More
Featured Event
Save the Date
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Funding Opportunities
Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research
2020-21 Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program
Deadline: April 6, 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
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
Employment Opportunities
Postdoctoral Positions

Dr. Yong Xu Laboratory at Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston).

Supporting MDiabetes
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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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