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Teresa Woodruff Hopes to Take Endocrinology “Beyond Borders”

teresa in the lab The Endocrine Society’s oldest peer-reviewed journal will get a new editor-in-chief in January. Woodruff hopes to make Endocrinology a vital resource for all science “within and beyond the borders of endocrinology.” Endocrine Society past-president Teresa Woodruff, PhD, of Northwestern University in Chicago, has had quite the past couple of months. First, she was named dean...
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Two Members Elected to NAM

Endocrine Society members Christos Coutifaris, MD, PhD, and V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc, FMedSci, FAACR, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Coutifaris and Jordan are two of the 70 regular members and 10 international members who were announced on October 16 at NAM’s annual meeting. Coutifaris is the Celso Ramon...
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Endocrine Society Reacts to Health Insurance Policy Changes

Last week President Trump made a number of announcements related to health insurance policy. First, he signed an executive order that seeks to increase competition by facilitating access to association health plans, short-term limited duration insurance products, and health reimbursement arrangements. Nothing is changing immediately; rather, the president has directed several government agencies to draft...
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Endocrine Society Concerned Over Scaling Back ACA Contraception Coverage

The Endocrine Society expressed concerns Friday with the presidential administration’s new rules that would scale back the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate. The Society called for future health reform efforts to include continued access to no-cost hormonal contraception in a position statement issued last month. The rules, which took effect Friday, allow companies to...
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Endocrine Society Announces Early Investigators Award Winners

On October 3, the Endocrine Society announced 22 new recipients for its Early Investigators Awards. The Early Investigators Awards provide monetary support to assist in the development of early career investigators and recognition of their accomplishments in areas of general endocrinology. Recipients will receive a monetary award, one-year complimentary membership to the Society, one-year complimentary...
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Endocrine Society Opposes Graham-Cassidy

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Endocrine Society is calling for a bipartisan effort to focus on market stabilization as opposed to the recent proposal to end the Affordable Care Act brought by Republican senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Authored...
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Two European Universities Honor Leonard Wartofsky

wartofsky In June, Endocrine Society past-president Leonard Wartofsky, MD, MACP, professor of medicine at Georgetown University and editor-in-chief of Endocrine Reviews, was awarded doctorate honoris causa from both the University of Poznan in Poland and the University of Athens in Greece. “I think it’s a tremendous honor,” Wartofsky says. “It’s not something you really expect in...
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Endocrine News Editor Talks Twitter in NYC

Endocrine News editor Mark A. Newman spoke to members of the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) in New York City on September 7 about how effectively the magazine has used Twitter over the last few years. Held at the headquarters of the American Heart Association in the historic Chanin Building, Newman was asked...