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January 2018 newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter
Support EFF


EFF is a 501(c)(3) organization that strives to expand its programs and offerings tothe endocrine fellow community. With the assistance of educational focused individuals, we are able to continue to educate fellows and we invite you to donate now.


Alumni of the Month


Emory Hsu, MD

Published Project:

Advances in treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

Emory attended ASBMR's Annual Meeting this past September. He recently published a review on glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis. Click here to read his review.

Congratulations Emory!

Send us your accomplishments! We want to hear from any fellow whom has attended an EFF program or received an EFF grant.

Have you been published? Received and honor or award? Let us know!

Important Links

- Investigator Initiated Study Submission for Janssen Pharmaceuticals -

-EFF Grant Submission Website - Open


Coming EFF Events


Research Forum on Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Dallas, TX
January 26-28, 2018

Preceptorship on Metabolic Bone Diseases
New York, NY
April 30 - May 11, 2018


Medical Education Events

ADA Scientific Sessions
Orlando, FL
June 22-26, 2018

ASBMR 2018 Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
September 28- October 1, 2018

Social Media


Job Openings

Would your organization like to post a job opening here and on the EFF website for over 3,000 people to see?

EFF will post job openings for 45 days for $30 or 90 days for $50.

Click here to post your opening now!


Corporate Advisory Council

Would your company be interested in joining the Corporate Advisory Council? Email April Duquette, or call the office (860.586.7574) for further information




Do you have an interest in our Bone Preceptorship? Check out EFF's YouTube Page highlighting presentations from the 2014 & 2016 meetings

Presidents Letter

As 2018 begins, many of you are contemplating career choices for your life after fellowship. Opportunities in endocrinology, while much more available than in years past often are limited by fewer funded positions in academics or are geographically limited for private practice opportunities. There are two attractive career options that most fellows are not familiar with. Because of the firewalls between pharma and academic programs, exposure to career opportunities in industry are limited, and a career in pharma can offer the opportunity to pursue basic science at the highest level or advance clinical care when heading up or working with a disease state team. Career/life balance is also more available in this career path. That said, the career path in industry has two cautions. One, it is more difficult to return to or establish a clinical practice once away for a period of time. Two, your career inevitably tied to a product cycle or success and unexpected problems in drug development can lead to an abrupt unplanned job change.


The second career path which has been most common here at Northwestern and one that I’ve been able to enjoy academically and clinically for 3 decades is the Internist/Endocrinologist. While pure endocrine opportunities may not be available in your desired area, few are better suited to handle general medicine than the endocrinologist. Many if not most of your diabetic and thyroid patients are often looking to consolidate their care with a single provider and this hybrid career affords that opportunity. Ironically in an era where lab reimbursement is vanishing, compensation is often higher on the internist side than the endocrine side and practice building is significantly easier. Whatever your career path, know that you are a part of the most stimulating integrative specialty in all of medicine and your years ahead will be personally well rewarded.


Have a happy, successful New Year,


Dr. Mark Stolar


2017 Diabetes Mellitus Preceptorship Summary

The 2017 Diabetes Mellitus Preceptorship was a success. Fellows were impressed with the program and noted that it was an excellent educational experience. View more testimonials from fellows below:

"The diabetes preceptorship was an incredible experience! The teaching faculty were excellent and we learned much about both clinical medicine and the latest research techniques/strategies. Participating in this preceptorial has undoubtedly made me a better clinician-investigator."

"This has been truly a great experience. The knowledge I acquired during the week has been phenomenal. I strongly recommend this continues in the years to come!"

"The educational content of the preceptorship was phenomenal. All the presentations were very clinical relevant and up to date. The lecturers are one of the best I have encountered. Very engaging and absolutely outstanding in their fields."

Click here to read more.


    2018 Grant Cycle 1


    Applications for the 2018 GrantCycle 1are currently open andwill close on March 6, 2018. If you are interested in learning more about our grant program, click here.

    Click here to view the 2017 Grant Cycle 2Awardees.

    EFF's Board of Directors


    markMark Stolar, MD
    EFF President
    Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Chicago, IL




    shermJohn P. Bilezikian, MD
    EFF Chair
    Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
    Columbia University Medical Center
    New York, NY




    annaDerek LeRoith, MD, PhD
    EFF Treasurer
    Professor of Medicine and Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
    Director, Metabolism Institute
    Director, Metabolic Mechanisms of Diabetes and Cancer Laboratory
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    New York, NY




    johnAnnaswamy Raji, MD, MMSc, FACE
    EFF Board of Director
    Principal Scientist/Medical Director

    Merck Research Labs

    Rahway, NJ



    VA Health Systems

    Lyons, NJ


    Emeritus Board Members

    Sherman Holvey, MD
    Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
    University of CaliforniaSchool of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA

    Ramachandiran Cooppan, MD
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    The Joslin Diabetes Center
    Boston, MA



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