Training Grants

Integrated Clinical and Basic Endocrinology Research (T32 DK07011)

Program DirectorRaghavendra​ Mirmira and Graeme Bell

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 metabolic disorders
  • Mirmira, Raghavendra: β cell dysfunction and death during the developmentof type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Bakris, George: Ethnic disparities of kidney disease and heightened cardiovascular risk; how central pressure affects the heart and kidney
  • Becker, Lev: Macrophage biology in inflammation and type 2 diabetes
  • Bianco, Antonio: Deiodinases and thyroid hormone signaling
  • Brady, Matthew: Insulin- mediated regulation of energy storage in adipocytes and hepatocytes; glucose and lipid metabolism
  • Burnet, Deborah: Community- based programs to lower obesity and type 2 diabetes in African- American youth
  • Chang, Eugene: Host-microbial interactions in the intestine and their effects on metabolism
  • Chervonsky, Alexander: Autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes and role of microorganis ms in the initiation phase of type 1 diabetes
  • Chin, Marshall: Diabetes care and outcomes in health centers serving vulnerable populations with limited resources
  • Cohen, Ronald: Role of nuclear corepressors in metabolism
  • Dumitrescu, Alexandra: Identifying genetic errors that cause thyroid disease
  • Ehrmann, David: Use of insulin- sensitizing agents in the treatment of PCOS​
  • Esterhazy, Daria: Immune homeostasis in the digestive system
  • Gilad, Yoav: Regulation of cell-specific genetics as it relates to human diseases including diabetes
  • Greeley, Siri Atma: Genetics of diabetes and phenotypes of monogenic diabetes
  • Hara, Manami: Islet development and pancreatic vascularization
  • Hanlon, Erin: Links between sleep deficiency, obesity, and diabetes
  • Huang, Elbert: Quality improvement and health economics of type 2 diabetes
  • Hubbell, Jeffrey: Designing materials to assemble and stimulate immune systems to prevent typy 1 diabetes
  • Im, Hae Kyung: Methods and tools to examine high dimensional data to improve health, including diabetes
  • Koh, Andrew: Immune cell development and tolerance against tissue- specific self- antigens to prevent autoimmune diabetes
  • Laiteerapong, Neda: Individualizing the prevention and treatment of physical and mental chronic diseases including diabetes
  • Leone, Vanessa: Gut microbiome in the regulation of the development of metabolic disturbances
  • Liao, James: Role of lipid- lowering medications in ischemic stroke, coronary artery disease, and heart failure
  • Meltzer, David: Improving the cost and quality of hospital care in the context of diabetes
  • Naylor, Rochelle: Determination of the prevalence of maturity-onset diabetes of the young
  • Nobrega, Marcelo: Association of noncoding genetic variants with diabetes etiology
  • Oakes, Scott: ER stress regulated cellular apoptosis of the pancreas and islet
  • Pan, Tao: Functional genomics and biology of transfer RNAs in the microbiome
  • Philipson, Louis: Biophysical and genetic aspects of insulin secretion, and the genetics of diabetes
  • Refetoff, Samuel: Identifying genetic errors that cause defects in thyroid hormone regulation, synthesis, transport and action
  • Tasali, Esra: Sleep disturbances and the development of metabolic and endocrine abnormalities​
  • Thomas, Celeste: Quality of care of diabetes management in the inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Vokes, Tamara: Using non-BMD parameters to assess bone fragility including VFA, radiographic texture analysis, TBS
  • Witkowski, Piotr: Immune tolerance during islet, pancreas, and kidney transplantation