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Researchers Roundtable: Talking to the 2022 Early Investigator Award Winners

EN August 2022 Cover Every year the Endocrine Society recognizes endocrinologists who are in the early stages of their research careers with the Early Investigator Awards. Endocrine News spoke to the five researchers from around the world to find out more about their award-winning research, the award’s potential impact, as well as the biggest challenges facing them today. While...
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A Light in the Darkness: Q&A with Karel Pacak, MD, PhD, DSc

Karel Pacak At only six years old, Karel Pacak, MD, PhD, DSc, decided that he needed to help “those who suffer the most — cancer patients.” Endocrine News talks to Pacak about his research, the renowned pheochromocytoma symposium he launched, and his thoughts on the next generation of physician-scientists. Fueled at a very young age by the...
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Learning Curve: Getting Schooled by Award-Winning Endocrine Educators

EN_072022_USCOVER Endocrine News reached out to a few of the Endocrine Society’s Outstanding Educator Laureates to share insights into the state of endocrine education. Ann Danoff, MD; Kenneth Burman, MD; Laurence Katznelson, MD; and Carolyn Becker, MD, discuss the past, present, and future of educating endocrinologists, the best advice they’ve ever received, and how they motivate...
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Beige Fat Benefits: Q&A with Shingo Kajimura, PhD

Kajimura_Laureate2022 Endocrine News talks to Shingo Kajimura, PhD, the Endocrine Society’s 2022 Richard E. Weitzman Outstanding Early Career Investigator Laureate Award, about his research of brown and beige fat, challenges his lab faced during the pandemic, and why early-career researchers should just make sure the “science works out.”   With his significant contributions to changing how...
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Brainstorming: Q&A with Michael W. Schwartz, MD

Schwartz_Headshot-cropped Endocrine News talks to Michael W. Schwartz, MD, the 2022 Laureate recipient of the Roy O. Greep Award for Outstanding Research about his life and career in academic research that all started with a fascination with how the brain controls behavior. With his significant contributions in uncovering how our brain regulates energy balance and glucose...
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More Questions Than Answers: Q&A with Terry J. Smith, MD

Smith_Laureate2022 Endocrine News talks to Terry J. Smith, MD, the 2022 Gerald D. Aurbach Laureate for Outstanding Translational Research, who discusses his career focusing on Graves disease, the pharmaceutical he helped develop, and what advice he has for young researchers. Early in medical school, Terry J. Smith, MD, had more questions about thyroid disease than his...
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Is It Time for a New Approach to Treating Cushing’s Syndrome?

Photo by Erica J Mitchell David A. Katz, PhD, CSO of Sparrow Pharmaceuticals, launched the company to specifically target the therapies bigger companies were ignoring. He talks to Endocrine News about these new therapies and how they could possibly change the way people with Cushing’s syndrome, autonomous cortisol syndrome, and other disorders are treated. For many endocrine researchers, their career...
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Head of the Class: Q&A with Ashley Herdman

Herdman_Headshot Endocrine News spotlights the Endocrine Society’s Research Experiences for Graduate and Medical Students summer program by chatting with Ashley Herdman, a 2021 awardee about her experiences in the program, her research projects, and the importance of forging new professional relationships. For medical and graduate students with a keen career interest in endocrine research, the Endocrine...