Seminars & Events

The 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. 

  • The spring of 2021 will feature a series titled, "Rising Stars in Metabolism: Celebrating diversity and excellence in science."  See the speaker list here.

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 DMRC 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.

Retreats

2021 Diabetes and Metabolism Virtual Research Recharge

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

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 here.

2019 Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center and Driving Out Diabetes Initiative Fall Retreat

The 2019 Fall Retreat celebrated another fantastic year of research, community outreach, and clinical programs in the DMRC and Driving Out Diabetes initiative.  Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD, Director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania gave the keynote presentation on "Nuclear Receptors, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism." The day time featured a variety of basic, clinical, and health behaviors research, with an evening update on the Driving Out Diabetes initative.  See photos here.

2018 Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center and Driving Out Diabetes Initiative Fall Retreat

The 2018 DMRC and Driving Out Diabetes initiative (DODi) Retreat featured Michael German, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the NIH Diabetes Research Center (DRC) at the University of California, San Francisco.  The program also highlighted University of Utah researchers in talks and a poster session, as well as a celebration of the first year of the DODi. See photos here.

2016 Diabetes & Metabolism Center Retreat

The 2016 DMRC Retreat was held at the IJ & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City. The event consisted of research talks, graduate student awards, and a poster session and was attended by faculty, trainees, and local community members. See photos here.

Directors

Scott Summers, PhD
Professor and Chair,
Department of Nutrition and Integrated Physiology

Jared Rutter, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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


Sara Salmon, MA
Programs Manager
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Research Unit

Phone: 801-839-5414
Email: sara.salmon@hsc.utah.edu

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