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The Utah Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center supports several interdisciplinary community-building activities including seminar series, research and outreach symposia, and research interest groups.

Seminars

Seminars in Metabolism (SIM)

The Seminars in Metabolism is a weekly lecture series that hosts external speakers, research in progress seminars, and student journal club. This seminar is on Thursdays at 4pm via zoom.

Email sim@lists.utah.edu for more information.

Health Behaviors Seminar Series (HBSS)

The Health Behaviors Seminar Series is designed to foster interdepartmental collaboration and engagement in research related to health behaviors, especially as it relates to diabetes and obesity prevention and management. The series includes a monthly seminar and a monthly work-in-progress session.  The seminar is held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 12pm.

Sponsored by the UDMRC and the Driving Out Diabetes, a Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative, this monthly series features both internal and external speakers and is open to all faculty, trainees, and staff across the University of Utah to attend.

Email hbss@lists.utah.edu for more information.

Research Interest Groups

Metabolism Research in Progress (RIPs) Meeting

An interdisciplinary, weekly meeting to present new and ongoing research projects and to receive feedback from peers. The Metabolism RIPs meets weekly on Mondays at 9am in the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics.  For more information, contact Brittany Bellows (brittany.bellows@hsc.utah.edu).

Health Behaviors Work-in-Progress Session

See description for HBSS above. Email hbss@lists.utah.edu for more information. 

Symposia

Metabolism Rising Stars Symposium

Biennial research symposium featuring postdoctoral fellows working in elite research laboratories around the country sharing emerging metabolism research. 

Innovations in Health Behaviors Symposium

Research symposium highlighting influential researchers across the country conducting innovative health behaviors research in the space of diabetes and obesity-related diseases and their complications.

Graduate Student Rising Stars Symposium

Research symposium highlighting graduate students conducting exceptional research in the domains of the Metabolism Interest Group. With a strong focus on spotlighting scientists from under-represented groups, the Graduate Student Rising Stars Symposium also provides career development and mentorship for these late-stage trainees.

Retreats

2022 Diabetes and Metabolism Research Retreat

In September 2022, members of the Utah Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center community came together for external keynote addresses from Jean Schaffer, MD and Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH, internal research presentations, trainee lightning talks, and a poster session. Learn more about the symposium here.

2021 Diabetes and Metabolism Virtual Research Recharge

In the fall of 2021, the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center Community gathered to explore cutting edge research from University of Utah faculty and trainees.  Due to COVID-19, all activities were online. See the program of events and learn more about the 2021 symposium.

2020 Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center and Driving Out Diabetes Initiative Fall Retreat

In the fall of 2020, the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center Community gathered to explore cutting edge research from University of Utah faculty and trainees.  Due to COVID-19, all activities were online, but DMRC members enjoyed the opportunity to host speakers from all over the country in professional development panels.  See the program of events.

Leadership

Scott Summers, PhD

Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology
Email: scott.a.summers@health.utah.edu

Jared P. Rutter, PhD

HHMI Investigator
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
Email: rutter@biochem.utah.edu

Angela Fagerlin, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Population Health Sciences
Email: angie.fagerlin@hsc.utah.edu

Contact Us

Bridget Hughes, PhD

Director, Research Program Development
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Research Unit
Phone: 801-585-9304
Email: bridget.hughes@hsc.utah.edu

Samantha Weeks, BS

Events & Communications Manager
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Research Unit
Phone: 443-417-3711
Email: samantha.weeks@hsc.utah.edu

 

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