Arvan to be honored with Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research

October 31, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D., will be honored as the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research.

Hosted by Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D.,  executive vice president for medical affairs, dean of the Medical School and CEO of Michigan Medicine, and Carey Lumeng, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), Arvan’s lecture will focus on “Protein Folding Disease of the Endoplasmic Reticulum.”

All members of the Michigan Medicine community are welcome and no registration is required:

When: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6
Where: Kahn Auditorium, BSRB
Reception immediately following the lecture.

Created by the BMRC, this award is the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member for research in the biomedical sciences by the medical school.

Arvan is chief of the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, & Diabetes (MEND), a professor of both internal medicine and molecular and integrative physiology, and former director of the Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center.

Arvan 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. Over his 14 years as chief of MEND, the division has become one of the preeminent endocrinology programs in the world.

Contact Suzana Erickson at or visit the event webpage for more information.