“Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors” is the subject of the 6th Annual John C. Floyd Lecture in Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes, which is also the Internal Medicine Medical Grand Rounds Lecture.
The lecturer is Aaron I. Vinik, M.D., Ph.D., FCP, MACP, professor of medicine, pathology, and neurobiology, director of research and Neuroendocrine Unit, Strelitz Diabetes Center for Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, Eastern Virginia Medical School.
The lecture will take place Friday, June 29 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Ford Amphitheater, 2nd Floor University Hospital.
Dr. Vinik received his medical training in South Africa and later served as professor of internal medicine and surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School from 1978 to 1990, in what was then known as the Endocrinology and Metabolism Division, where he was a physician and internist.
Vinik has had a wide-ranging and distinguished career. He is a national leader in basic and clinical neuropathy and pioneered the use of immunotherapy for autoimmune diabetic neuropathy. Vinik also received international recognition for his research on islet regeneration and the discovery of a gene, INGAP (islet neogenesis associated protein), that could prove to be a cure for diabetes. The gene is responsible — either alone or in combination with other factors — for stimulating immature cells in the diabetic pancreas to produce insulin.
Box lunches and bottled water will be available from 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. while they last. The lunches are provided by the Department of Internal Medicine for Grand Rounds attendees.
This Grand Rounds lecture can be accessed in real time via interactive video over the internet by clicking on the enclosed link at the time of the event: https://connect.umms.med.umich.edu/intmedg.