Society early career awards

Two New Endocrine Society
Clinical Practice Guidelines Now Available

This issue of Endocrine News contains complimentary copies of the Society’s newest clinical practice guidelines (CPG): Diabetes and Pregnancy and Diagnosis and Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The Society established the CPG program to provide endocrinologists and clinicians with evidence-based recommendations in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine-related conditions. Each CPG is created by a task force of experts in the field. Learn more about the Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines at, or email questions to: [email protected].


In addition to offering our books in digital format, Endocrine Press is now hosted on a new online platform to bring you access to the same high-quality content in a more user-friendly and robust format. You will be able to read, purchase, download, and save content across all Society journals and books while also linking to the Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines, Scientific Statements, and Patient Education Materials. Visit endocrinepress. org to experience the new platform.

Call for Endocrine Healthcare Delivery & Education ABSTRACTS!

Among all of the science at ICE/ ENDO 2014, the Endocrine Society also provides an opportunity to share the latest in “Endocrine Healthcare Delivery & Education.” Are you engaged in educational research and delivery? Then we want you! ICE/ENDO 2014 offers an unparalleled opportunity to highlight your work as an educator; submit your work today at https://

Abstracts are being accepted through Jan. 29, 2014; 1:00 p.m. U.S. EST.


Navigating careers in science and medicine can be quite challenging for undergraduate, medical, and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical fellows, junior faculty, and early career investigators. The Endocrine Society places high priority on helping early career members reach their career goals by offering a large number of abstract awards, travel grants, and research fellowships recognizing the early achievements of future endocrinologists.

For those considering submitting an abstract for ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the 16th Annual International Congress of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society’s 96th Annual Meeting & Expo, or attending our Early Career Forum in June, there are abstract and travel award opportunities for you. The abstract awards offer both a chance to present your research at a national meeting and also recognition for your outstanding work. The Early Career Forum travel awards provide funding support to attendees of this exclusive workshop.

If you are an undergraduate student, medical student, or first-year graduate student, then the Summer Research Fellowship program is for you. This program provides a stipend to participate in an endocrine research project with a mentor from the Endocrine Society and to attend ICE/ENDO 2014, where you can attend symposia and plenary lectures on basic, clinical, and translational research topics in endocrinology, network with peers, and meet members of the Society. This program gives awardees the opportunity to become familiar with a career in endocrine research and the exposure to all the programs offered at the Society.

The Society offers a number of additional awards that may be of interest. Here’s a quick summary of the Society awards currently available for early career professionals.

ENDO Awards and Travel Grants
• New! ISE Travel Grants: The International Society for Endocrinology awards up to 100 fellowship support grants to bring young endocrinologists from around the world to ICE meetings. Provided to endocrinologists 35 years old or younger who are first authors on a submitted abstract.
• New! Oral Abstract Award in Reproductive Science: provided to fellows and early career investigators who have submitted abstracts related to reproductive endocrinology. Supported by Mr. Gopal Savjani.
• New! Frontiers in Reproduction Abstract Award: provided to fellow and early career investigator participants of the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) program. Supported by Burroughs Welcome Fund.
• New! Helmsley Charitable Trust Award in Type 1 Diabetes: provided to fellows and early career investigators who have submitted abstracts related to type 1 diabetes. Supported by The Leona M. And Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
• The Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Awards: provided to authors of the best abstracts submitted for ENDO.
• Eugenia Rosemberg Abstract Award: provided to junior faculty/early career professionals within three years of completing a training program. Open to any abstract submitted in the basic science categories.
• Mara E. Lieberman Memorial Awards: provided to the top-scoring abstracts submitted by women. Award winners will be graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or junior faculty.

Research Fellowship Awards
• The Endocrine Summer Research Fellowships: provided to undergraduate students enrolled in third year of schooling or beyond at the time of applying or first-year medical or graduate students. • Acromegaly Clinical Research Fellowship Award: provided to clinical endocrine fellows conducting research in acromegaly. Supported by Pfizer, Inc.

Conference Travel Grants and Other Society Awards
• Early Investigators Award: provided to early career investigators within 10 years of their terminal degree granting date in recognition of outstanding achievements in endocrine research.
• Early Investigators Workshop: provided to 50 post-doctoral and clinical fellows for participation in a unique two-day workshop focused on research training and career development.
• Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE) Awards: provided to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences for participation in leadership and professional development programming.
• International Endocrine Scholars Program: provided to international scholars for participation in research training in labs of Endocrine Society members.
• Medical Student Achievement Awards: These awards are presented to outstanding MD or DO students who exhibit a strong interest in endocrinology.
• Minority Access Program (MAP) Summer Research and Career Development: provided to undergraduates from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences for participation in summer research internships and career development opportunities at ENDO

Every early career member is encouraged to look at the travel awards and fellowship opportunities available through the Endocrine Society. The spectrum of possibilities is as diverse as our membership.

— Kristen Vella, PhD, co-chair, Trainee and Career Development Core Committee


Endocrine Press — the Endocrine Society’s comprehensive books publishing program — continues to expand and improve, offering clinicians and researchers access to the leading, authoritative content on endocrine related issues.

Experts in the field are seeing the importance of what Endocrine Press is doing in its mission to enhance the Society’s impact and influence. “It’s exciting to see that people are taking notice of the forward-thinking of our books program,” says Maxine Aldred, director of book development at the Endocrine Society.

The Endocrine Essentials Series captures and compiles new and current information on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of endocrine disorders. It covers a wide range of topics, providing invaluable reading for physicians at all levels. The second edition of Endocrine Essentials — Endocrine Update for General Medicine was “highly recommended” by Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews. The publication called the text “concise” and lauded each chapter’s “useful references.”

Diagnostic Dilemmas: Images in Endocrinology, 2nd Edition, the new and improved edition of one of the Endocrine Society’s most popular titles, received a three-star review on Doody’s Book Reviews from expert reviewer Meltem Zeytinoglu, MD, MBA of the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Zeytinoglu wrote that the second edition of Diagnostic Dilemmas “is an interactive and educational book of case vignettes well supported by up-to-date literature” and “an interesting, interactive series of challenging diagnostic cases for endocrinologists. She felt that the thyroid was “particularly well covered,” although she would have liked to see more general endocrinology cases.

The second volume of Diagnostic Dilemmas from the Endocrine Society includes published cases from the “Images in Endocrinology” series of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. It has been updated and reformatted to challenge and test the reader’s knowledge and ability to reach a diagnosis — in some instances of rare disorders or of unusual presentations of common endocrine disorders. Diagnostic Dilemmas was updated and reformatted so each case can be read as a standalone chapter, so the chapters can be read at any time and in any sequence. This book will never go out of date; readers will be able to come back to the cases or “diagnostic dilemmas” again and again to retest their diagnostic approach and the lessons learned.

And now the Endocrine Essentials Series and Diagnostic Dilemmas — along with the Endocrine Society’s other books and journals — can be found online, available to read on a computer screen or downloaded to a mobile device, thanks to Endocrine Press’ migration to Atypon, and its flagship ePublishing program Literatum.

“With Atypon, it will be a full-blown product where you can buy a chapter, download a book to a tablet, whatever you want to do,” says Aldred. Investigators and clinicians will now have easier access than ever for books and journals already in the Endocrine Press catalogue, as well as new books coming in 2014.

Endocrine Press’ upcoming title, Endocrine and Metabolic Medical Emergencies, edited by Glenn Matfin, MD, will be released for ICE/ENDO 2014. The volume will cover the science and clinical aspects of acute medical care, which is a major focus for many healthcare providers. Endocrine and metabolic emergencies constitute a large proportion of these patients, and many patients are experiencing major safety issues due to the lack of knowledgeable, up-to-date practical guidance.

The buzz surrounding Endocrine Press has helped the Endocrine Society broaden its book program by publishing a growing number of peer-reviewed books and other publications in a variety of formats, both print and digital. The experts agree that Endocrine Press is an excellent resource for the most up-to-date content from well-established and respected authors. To access the online content, visit

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