Volume 01 | October 2019
Connecting the
Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Complications Community
at Michigan

Welcome From the Director

Welcome to MDiabetes Dialogue!

As many of you know, the beginning of this year heralded the launch of the Michigan Diabetes Center (MDiabetes) by Michigan Medicine. Our official internal announcement came out in early September in Michigan Medicine Headlines , along with an accompanying podcast .

The goal of MDiabetes is to help support and coordinate among all of the spectacular things that Michigan already has going in the areas of diabetes, obesity, metabolism, and their complications. You can learn more about this here .

As part of this effort, you’ll be receiving this monthly email newsletter, along with a weekly events email that consolidates relevant announcements in one place. We hope that this will make it easier to keep abreast of items of interest, while decreasing volume in your email inbox.

If you have news items or events of interest to share, 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.

Martin Myers, MD, PhD
Director, MDiabetes

Listen to Dr. Martin Myers talk more about MDiabetes here
on The Wrap Podcast
Larry D. Soderquist Professorship
Congratulations to Dr. Rodica Busui, the new Larry D. Soderquist Professor in the University of Michigan Medical School.

Clinical/Translational Research Scholars Program
Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Ellsworth and Dr. Brian Schmidt, the first scholars accepted into the MDiabetes Clinical/Translational Research Scholars Program (CTRSP). The CTRSP seeks to identify and support the most promising early-stage scholars focused on clinical research relevant to diabetes. The program provides 50% salary support for up to 3 years, protecting this time from clinical care duties to allow successful clinical research scholarly activities. The MDiabetes Clinical Research Scholars Program also provides strong mentoring regarding research and career advancement.
MDiabetes Reception at the ADA
79th Scientific Sessions
In June, MDiabetes hosted their first annual reception as part of the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions. Guests enjoyed refreshments on the Pacific Terrace at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco while catching up with colleagues from around the world. See you in Chicago in 2020!
Midwest Islet Club Annual Meeting
In May, the University of Michigan hosted the 12th Annual Midwest Islet Club meeting. Over 230 pancreatic islet cell biologists from all over the midwest gathered at the University of Michigan Museum of Art for two days of collaborative engagement including networking, poster sessions and presentations with a keynote address by Dr. Domenico Accili.
Apply to Join the American Diabetes Association’s National Committees
The  American Diabetes Association ® , the nation's leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes and its complications, has opened the call for nominations for the national committees.
In The News
Diabetic Wound Care: New Discovery Points Toward Possible Treatment for Non-Healing Wounds
A new mouse and human tissue study identifies an enzyme critical for normal wound healing.

Discovery in Mice Could Remove Roadblock to More Insulin Production
New research shows that a combination of two immune-system factors could open up new avenues for treating diabetes and obesity.

Funding Opportunities
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
2020 Clinical Scientist Development Award
Administrative Supplements to Support Emerging Physician-Scientists to Develop Research Expertise in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Predoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (F31)
Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (F32)
Featured Event
Designed by women in diabetes for women in diabetes, you don’t want to miss this program focused on the empowerment and advancement of women in research, clinical practice, and education. 
Upcoming Events