Share

Deep in the Heart of Texas

SisleyHeadshot Pediatric endocrinologist Stephanie Sisley, MD, at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston talks to Endocrine News about her research looking at genetic causes of obesity in children and why diet and exercise are simply not enough for these patients.   For children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 19 years, the prevalence of obesity...
Share

Endocrine Society Elects Five Members to Its Governing Council

Members of the Endocrine Society have elected five new Officers and Council members to lead the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. The new Officers and Council members are: President-Elect: Gary Hammer, MD, PhD Vice President (Physician-in-Practice): Whitney Goldner, MD Council (Basic Science...
Share

Woodruff, Santoro Named to National Academy of Medicine

On October 15, the National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 75 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting and among those inductees are Endocrine Society members Nanette Santoro, MD, and Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD. Santoro, left, professor and E. Stewart Taylor Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado School...
Share

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) last month released a final recommendation statement and evidence summary on behavioral weight loss interventions to prevent obesity-related morbidity and mortality in adults. Based on its review of the evidence, the USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer or refer adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2...
Share

Remembering Angela Hartley Brodie, PhD, FAACR, A Research Role Model

Figure 1 Angela M.H. Brodie, PhD, FAACR, was a role model for all scientists in the world of endocrinology, but especially female scientists because she blazed many trails and maintained rigorously high standards for herself, her students, and her colleagues. One of those colleagues, V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc, FMedSci, FAACR, at the University of Texas...
Share

Breaking the Habit: Opioid-Induced Endocrinopathies

Aside from the chances of becoming addicted or even dying from an overdose, opioids have also proven damaging to the endocrine system. An awareness by both patients and physicians is a much-needed first step to combatting these often severe conditions. Opioids have been grabbing headlines for the past couple of years. They’ve become an epidemic,...