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Unprecedented: How COVID-19 Jump-Started Diabetes Care Innovations

The Endocrine Society has been leading the charge for adopting innovative diabetes care models since 2018. However, the specter of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the entire healthcare industry to rethink how patients are treated, resulting in an unprecedented wave of innovation that could revolutionize how care is delivered. In early March, Robert A. Gabbay,...
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Endocrine Society Members Named 2020 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars

Endocrine Society members Alison Boyce, MD, and Stephanie Chung, MBBS, are among the five scientists that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) selected for the 2020 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars program, a partnership with the Lasker Foundation that supports the emergence of the next generation of clinician-researchers. Chief of the Metabolic Bone Disorders Unit, National...
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Airborne Toxic Events: Air Pollution’s Role in Diabetes

Among the environmental disruptors that contribute to the development of diabetes, air pollution is gaining the spotlight. Airborne microscopic endocrine disruptors not only get in the lungs, but also find their way into the bloodstream where they can cause organ damage, specifically to the pancreas.   Health professionals uniformly endorse wearing a mask to lower...
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A Moment’s Notice: Good Habits for Being On Call

Sleep disruptions, poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and general malaise can all be a part of those on call hours for every clinician. Endocrine News spoke to a few experts for their advice on simple ways to combat the ill effects of being on call.   Being on call — working after hours to...
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The Insulin Evolution

endocrine reviews 10 2020 cover On the cusp of the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of insulin, Endocrine Reviews takes a look at how this therapy has evolved throughout the last century as well as how it has informed treatment options with a comprehensive guide that will prove to be an invaluable resource for another hundred years.   Endocrinologists worldwide...
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The Endocrine Society’s AP-SIG Shares Adrenal and Pituitary Knowledge

As Endocrine News reported in the August issue, the Endocrine Society launched a series of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in 2019 to allow members with similar interests to come together to collaborate both within and outside the SIG. The goal of the Adrenal and Pituitary Special Interest Group (AP-SIG) steering committee (currently chaired by Niki...
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Joy Wu Named Vice Chair of Basic Science at Stanford Department of Medicine

JoyWuphoto Last month it was announced that Joy Wu, MD, PhD, has been appointed as vice chair, Basic and Translational Science, Department of Medicine, at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif. In this new role, Wu will provide leadership and vision to further the basic science research mission in the department. Wu is a board-certified endocrinologist who specializes in...