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April 2017 newsletter


 April 2017 Newsletter
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EFF is a 501(c)(3) organization that strives to expand its programs and offerings to the 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.



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 Alumni of the Month


Amy Clark, MD


Valderrama C, Clark A, Urano F, Unanue ER, Carrero JA Listeria monocytogenes induces an interferon-enhanced activation of the integrated stress response that is detrimental for resolution of infection in mice.
.Eur J Immunol. 2017 Mar 7. doi: 10.1002/eji.201646856. [Epub ahead of print]

Poster Presentation:
Targeting cellular calcium homeostasis to prevent cytokine-mediated beta cell death. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the 2017 national meeting of the American Diabetes Association June 9-13 2017 San Diego, Ca.


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 - Currently closed


Coming EFF Events


Preceptorship Metabolic Bone Diseases
New York, NY
April 24 - May 5, 2017

11th Annual Forum on Metabolic Bone Diseases
Denver, CO
September 6-7, 2017

Adult Diabetes Preceptorship
New York, NY
November 13-17, 2017


 Medical Education Events


77th Scientific Sessions
American Diabetes Association
San Diego, CA
June 9-13, 2017

2017 Annual Meeting
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Denver, CO
September 8-11, 2017





Job Openings


University of Miami - Endocrinology Division
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Date Needed: July 1, 2017
Click here for further details


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


Spring brings two exciting new initiatives for EFF and its fellows. We have received an unrestricted educational Grant from Eli Lilly to begin a Preceptorship in Adult Diabetes at Columbia University in Fall 2017. This preceptorship will not only touch upon diabetes but will incorporate interactions with world-renowned faculty in the area of obesity and diabetic dyslipidemia as well. This one week preceptorship should be an outstanding opportunity for those interested in a career in diabetes.

Our second good news is that we have again applied for an unrestricted Grant from AstraZeneca to conduct our diabetes research forum in January 2018. This 3 day intensive experience with an outstanding faculty, is an interactive work based program both for our research grant awardees, as well as interested applicants who wish a career in academic diabetes or focused clinical diabetes. This meeting is universally well received by our faculty and our attendees. This opportunity provides the ability to interact one on one with the faculty and is an invaluable opportunity as an early step in becoming a future thought leader in endocrinology.

Please follow both our newsletter and web page for updates on applying for each of these programs in 2017. For those of you interested in bone disease, several opportunities including our program at ASBMR are upcoming and we hope many of you will be able to attend.

EFF continues to look for new educational and research grant opportunities for Endocrine Fellows, and despite funding challenges throughout the field we hope that this years programming will be of great benefit to many of you. For those of you finishing a fellowships in June, we wish you good luck in your future career and would also hope that you stay in touch with EFF, especially those of you who will be young investigators, as research grant opportunities will continue to be available as well.

Dr. Mark Stolar




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Oncologic Endocrinology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center – Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-2019 Academic Year!


The Oncologic Endocrinology Fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas), a funded, non-accredited one-year advanced training program, is currently accepting applications for the 2018 – 2019 academic year (deadline 09/01/2017). One position is available each year.

Our program is the only one in the nation to provide advanced clinical and research training to a physician, who has completed an accredited fellowship in either endocrinology or medical oncology, focused on the evaluation and treatment of endocrine neoplasias and the management of cancer patients who develop endocrine consequences from cancer or treatment.

The faculty within the Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders evaluate, manage and investigate a wide spectrum of tumors of the thyroid, adrenals, parathyroid, pituitary, pancreas and hereditary endocrine syndromes in both adults and children. The Endocrine Center at the institution is a high-referral center for advanced endocrine neoplasias and conducts a robust clinical trial program. The Center has well-established collaborative relationships with head and neck surgery, surgical endocrinology, genetics, radiology and pathology. The curriculum includes outpatient and inpatient management of patients with complicated endocrine neoplasias and hormonal disorders (including patients treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors and enrolled into Phase I-III clinical trials), and rotations with non-endocrine specialties such as surgery, pathology and radiology. Research activities are required with opportunities to present at local, national or international meetings. Academic opportunities will include routine conferences and the education of medical students, residents, and fellows.

This unique concentration of expertise and breadth of disorders provides a training experience that will develop future leaders in the field of oncologic endocrinology.



      Dr. Steven Weitzman (2014-2015)              Dr. Tania Jaber (2016-2017)
           Dr. Sarika Rao (2015-2016)


Eligible candidates include one of the following:

  • Completion (before the start of the oncologic endocrine program) of a US or Canadian-accredited fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism or Medical Oncology
  • Graduates of medical schools and specialty training programs in endocrinology or medical oncology outside of the US or Canada must have a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment and must be eligible for an appropriate visa
    Interested applicants, please contact:

Mimi I. Hu, M.D.
Associate Professor
Fellowship Program Director
Deputy Department Chair, Clinical Affairs
Office: 713-792-2841

Peggy Shannon
Program Coordinator

For additional information, refer to our website.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free facility.


2017 Grant Cycle 1


Applications for the 2017 Grant 1 Cycle are currently being reviewed. We anticipate on having decisions for award winners by the end of May. If you applied know that we will notify all applicants of the status of their grant submission.

Are you interested in our grant program? Click here for further details

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




anna Derek 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 & Endocrinologist
VA Health Systems

Lyons, NJ

Merck Research Labs

Rahway, NJ






Emeritus Board Members

Sherman Holvey, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of California School 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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