Editor’s Note: Welcome to the Endocrine Society’s Second Century!

Mark 2012

2016 was a great year for the Endocrine Society as we marked our 100-year anniversary with a year-long celebration we dubbed the “Year of Endocrinology.” You may have noticed that throughout 2016 Endocrine News adhered to each of the various months’ themes with at least two articles devoted to the month’s designation. Now that 2017 is here, we are going back to our normal policy of individual cover stories each month, but we will still adhere to a somewhat informal “editorial calendar” where the Endocrine Society’s activities will highlight a new topic each month, be it advocacy, education, the journals, or even the pages (web and printed) of Endocrine News.

As we embark on the new year, we are also embarking a few new types of articles for the magazine, mainly articles that will highlight various members and the work that they do. Helping us in that task is a brand new editorial advisory board. While not involved in the day-to-day operations of the magazine, this esteemed group of your colleagues will be aiding Endocrine News in making sure that we have content that will appeal to the vast array of our multi-faceted membership. To that end, I have made sure that we have physicians and scientists, veterans and early-career members, as well as representation from around the world (be sure to see who’s on the board below).

The main reason for instituting this new group was not so much to act as “watch dogs” but to make the content more inclusive as well as to create more member-generated content. For example, we’ve been including the Tri-Point series for years. These pieces get members from each of our three constituencies — basic scientists, clinical scientists, and clinicians — to comment on a specific topic or treatment. In 2015 we instituted the “First Person” articles that allow members to write about their endocrinology experiences from their specific points of view. In the past, we’ve featured Matthew Bouchonville, MD, who detailed his use of telemedicine in rural New Mexico, and Katy J. Brown, DO, who discussed her time in Ethiopia as part of the Society’s Ambassador Exchange Program. If you want to share yours, please let me know at mnewman@endocrine.org.

Going forward we want to put a variety of articles in Endocrine News that are written in the members’ voices, or even voices outside our membership rolls. One such column is called “Peer Review,” where we want to hear from professionals outside of the endocrinology field about their experiences in working with endocrinologists. We are also looking at featuring opposing viewpoints on a topic for a column called “Second Opinion.” This will allow people passionate about their views to be able to share them with our readers, not all of whom will agree with them. I think this would be an ideal way to maintain a healthy and vigorous dialogue among the diverse individuals that make up the exemplary membership of the Endocrine Society!

2017 – 2019 Endocrine News Editorial Board

Henry Anhalt, DO
Chief Medical Officer T1D Exchange
Chair, Hormone Health Network

Sally Camper
Department of Human Genetics
University of Michigan Medical School

Rodolfo J. Galindo, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Christian M. Girgis, MBBS, PhD, FRACP
Royal North Shore and Westmead Hospitals
University of Sydney, Australia

Andrea Gore, PhD
Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Texas at Austin

Daniel A. Gorelick, PhD
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

M. Carol Greenlee, MD, FACP
Western Slope Endocrinology
Grand Junction, Colo.
(Faculty for Transforming Clinical Practice initiative [TCPi])

Gary D. Hammer, MD, PhD
Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer,
Endocrine Oncology Program
University of Michigan

Robert W. Lash, MD
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes
University of Michigan Health System

Karl Nadolsky, DO
Diabetes Obesity & Metabolic Institute
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center;
Uniformed Services University

Joshua D. Safer, MD, FACP
Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Endocrinology Fellowship Training
Boston Medical Center; Boston University School of Medicine

Shehzad Topiwala, MD, FACE
Endocrinology Department
SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, India

Kristen R. Vella, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

Christina Wang
UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Harbor – UCLA Medical Center

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