About Us

2018 Annual MEND Faculty and Fellows Retreat

Welcome to the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND). We have a long and illustrious history in academic endocrinology, of which we are very proud.     

This web page provides a short tour of who we are, what we do, and why we are here. With over 60 faculty members including primary and secondary appointees, emeritus, and adjunct faculty - we offer expansive and exceptional research and care in a variety of endocrinology disorders and diseases.  

Research

Our internationally recognized mission of basic science research includes cutting-edge investigations in the areas of diabetes, obesity, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, and neuroendocrine diseases. Studies are conducted at the molecular, cellular, and physiological levels using a wide range of model systems. We receive approximately $10 million in direct costs per year in NIH funding, plus additional industry and foundation grants. Learn more.  

Patient Care

Our clinical faculty provide expert care for patients with a large number of endocrinological and metabolic conditions including diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, pituitary diseases, thyroid diseases, adrenal diseases, abnormalities in the reproductive axis, obesity, and hyperlipidemia. In addition, we also service ongoing clinical programs for obesity and gestational diabetes. This care is provided both at the University of Michigan main hospital and at outpatient satellite facilities, including our MEND-Podiatry Clinic at Domino's Farms and University of Michigan Health Centers in East Ann Arbor, Northville, Brighton, Chelsea, Saline, and the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. We also oversee the U-M's inpatient hyperglycemia program. The program is predicated on the evidence that improved glucose control limits hospital-acquired infections, improves wound healing, and shortens patients length of stay. It also includes a training component for hospital staff. Learn more.

Education

The MEND Division is committed to preparing physicians and scientists of tomorrow. We have a Fellowship Training Program in Endocrinology and we participate in other training within the Department of Internal Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. Our Division also hosts several important annual educational opportunities each year, including the day-long Advancing Outpatient Diabetes Care, the Michigan Center for Diabetes and Translational Research Symposium, the David E. Schteingart Lecture in Endocrinology, the Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center Symposium, the John C. Floyd Jr. Memorial Fellows Lecture in Endocrinology, and the Stefan S. Fajans Lecture in Diabetes. We also provide numerous Clinical Conference talks and Research Conference lectures to physicians and researchers of southeastern Michigan. Learn more.  

In closing, let me welcome you again to our site; take your time to explore, and let us know what you think. Involvement from the community, the state of Michigan, and the nation are all key elements of dialogue that will keep us strong and on target. There's a lot of work to be done - come and join forces with us!