Integrated Clinical and Basic Endocrinology Research (T32 DK07011)

Program DirectorGraeme BellSamuel Refetoff

Administrator: Alma Farias
Phone: 2-6367
Fax: 2-3133

Openings: 0 Predoctoral, 3 Postdoctoral, 4 Short-term

The Integrated Clinical and Basic Endocrinology Research Training Grant provides trainees with multidisciplinary training in endocrinology to prepare them for careers in academic endocrinology. The major focus of training is for M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. candidates, although a limited number of Ph.D. fellows are also eligible for training. Potential trainees interview preceptors who include faculty in the Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, as well as faculty in the basic science departments whose research is related to the study of hormonal regulation. Regularly scheduled conferences and research seminars are part of the training program, and the trainees have the opportunity to interact with invited speakers and also to attend national meetings and to present the results of their research in this forum.

Training Faculty:

  • Bell, Graeme: Genetics of diabetes and other related diseases
  • Refetoff, Samuel: Molecular basis of thyroid hormone action, Role of sleep in hormone secretion and energy expenditure
  • Alegre Maria-Luisa: Induction and Maintenance of Immunological Tolerance
  • Bakris, George: Hypertension
  • Becker, Lev: Macophages in obesity and cancer
  • Brady, Matthew: Role of adipose tissue in health and disease, Triple negative breast cancer in mice, Benefits of bariatric surgery in humans
  • Burnet, Deborah: Community-based interventions targeting obesity and disease
  • Chang, Eugene: Host-microbe interactions, Microbiome Research
  • Chervonsky, Alexander: Microbial influence on endocrine pancreas
  • Chin, Marshall: Health services research improving diabetes care and outcomes for vulnerable populations
  • Cohen, Ronald: Role of nuclear corepressors in metabolism
  • Ehrmann, David: Pathogenesis and therapy of hyperandrogenic states, genetics of insulin secretion and action in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Greeley, Siri Atma: Neonatal and monogenic diabetes
  • Greene, Geoffrey: Nuclear receptor action in breast and prostate cancer
  • Hara, Manami: Pancreas development and diabetes    
  • Huang, Elbert: Diabetes, aging, and health economics
  • Liao, James: Endothelial cells, beta cells, adipocyte, and skeletal muscle signaling in obesity and diabetes mellitus
  • Lindau, Stacy: Engineering solutions to injustice in health and health care, with a focus on female sexuality and urban health
  • Meltzer, David: Improving the cost and quality of hospital care, theoretical foundations of medical cost effectiveness and analysis in diabetes and prostate cancer
  • Mokhlesi, Babak: Cardiometabolic impact of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Naylor, Rochelle: Diabetes genetics, with a focus in Maternity-onset diabetes of the young
  • Nobrega, Marcelo: Association signals emerging from GWAS
  • Ober, Carole: Genetic, epigenetic, and genomic studies of asthma and fertility traits
  • Philipson, Louis: Regulation of intracellular calcium concentration and energy production, regulation of insulin secretion in pancreatic islet beta-cells
  • Tasali, Esra: Sleep and metabolic, endocrine and cardiovascular functions
  • Vokes, Tamara: Using non-BMD parameters to assess bone fragility including VFA, radiographic texture analysis, TBS
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