October 25, 2017

Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D., to receive distinguished lectureship, give address Nov. 6

The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Medical School upon a faculty member for research in the biomedical sciences

Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D., is recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research.

The award, determined each year by the Biomedical Research Council, is the highest honor bestowed by the Medical School upon a faculty member for research in the biomedical sciences. 

The Michigan Medicine community is invited to attend the presentation of the award and a lecture by Dr. Arvan, with a reception immediately following:

Protein Folding Disease of the Endoplasmic Reticulum”
Monday, November 6
4:30-5:30 p.m.
D. Dan and Betty Kahn Auditorium
A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building

Dr. Arvan, the William K. and Delores S. Brehm Professor of Type 1 Diabetes Research, is being recognized for his cutting edge discoveries in the mechanisms of secretory protein trafficking, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) quality control and ER stress-mediated cell death; his research has had a direct clinical impact on diabetes and hypothyroidism.

The award also reflects his outstanding work in mentorship and leadership while at the U-M Medical School. During his 14 years as chief of the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, the unit has become one of the preeminent endocrinology programs in the world.