U-M Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Researchers

The innovative research conducted by the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes has paved the way for more effective methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine disorders.

"We desperately need approaches to diabetes that simplify life for people." 
Peter Arvan, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine

The legacy of Dr. Jerome Conn (former Division Chief of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes) includes his discovery of the syndrome that bears his name - listen to him describe it in his own words.

T32 Training Program

Our Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Basic Diabetes Research is designed to prepare PhD basic scientists for careers in diabetes research. Learn more.

Research Goals

  • Facilitate and focus basic molecular and cellular research in all areas of metabolic and endocrine disorders.
  • Promote the validation and application of relevant new basic knowledge in the clinical arena through rational, innovative and streamlined clinical, epidemiological and outcomes research.
  • Evaluate, refine, and disseminate new clinical knowledge regarding diabetes and related disorders into community health practices, especially in those communities at increased risk.
  • Recruit, train, motivate, and retain an effective pool of basic and clinical investigators and health care professional personnel in all areas of endocrinology and metabolism.

Research Areas