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October, 2017

We are now well into the academic year, and I hope that all of you are well settled in to a productive and fulfilling fellowship. The second year of an endocrine fellowship is a time of career growth and focus and is usually when future career trajectory is shaped. EFF has several programs planned for 2017-18 that hopefully will help shape future career focus. We have just completed a very successful meeting at ASBMR where hopefully those of you with a career path in bone and mineral metabolism had a chance to interact meaningfully with outstanding faculty. In November we will be holding our first preceptorship in diabetes at Columbia University and 6 participants will have the opportunity to spend a week interacting with an outstanding faculty group assembled by that program. In January, EFF will be holding its annual diabetes research forum in Dallas, Texas. 26 fellows will be participating in a three-day meeting with our very committed faculty in the hopes of shaping future thought leaders in diabetes and diabetes research. Our research grant program remains active and we look forward to funding research projects in all areas of endocrinology to help give you a head start in future research funding.

For those of you just beginning your fellowship, learning and becoming comfortable with research techniques can be a very intimidating and daunting time. I still recall my mentors words “ I usually just have my fellows weigh water for 6 months until I’m comfortable with their ability. You’re doing better than that.” While hardly inspiring confidence, I quickly was able to transition into a very successful and productive fellowship, and I can weigh water with the best of them in endocrinology. For those of you new to EFF we encourage you to become active participants in all aspects of our programming and for those of you further along in fellowship we look forward to working with you in the coming year.

Best wishes for 2018,

Dr. Mark Stolar

Endocrine Fellow Foundation
342 North Main Street, Suite 301
West Hartford, CT 06117-2507
P: 860.586.7574
F: 860.586.7550

The EFF is a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the advancement of fellows in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism through mentoring, education, research funding and career support. ©