U-M Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Researchers

The innovative research conducted by our physicians and faculty has paved the way for more effective methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine disorders. Visit the below sections to learn more:

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.

Research Highlights

2022 World Diabetes Day

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD highlights the importance of World Diabetes Day and provides an overview of some of the research, patient care, and education efforts taking place at Michigan Medicine.

Hypoglycemia Beliefs May Impact Outcomes in People with Type 1 Diabetes

Yu Kuei Alex Lin, MD and colleagues find that people’s beliefs about hypoglycemia play an important role in their hypoglycemia outcomes, even when they are using advanced diabetes technologies.

Dr. Brian Schmidt Receives NIH K Award

Brian Schmidt, DPM received a NIH Research Career Development (K) Award, the first podiatrist in the United States to receive this award.

Mapping the Brain Stem’s Control of Eating Could Lead to Better Treatments for Obesity

Researchers from the Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division build a new model of brainstem neuronal circuits and how they control food intake and nausea.

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 Mission

Committed to an internationally recognized mission of basic science research, the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes conducts 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.