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Diabetes Preceptorship at NIH
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Endocrine Aspects of Neoplasia, Metabolism and Diabetes

October 24 – November 4, 2016

The Preceptorial in Endocrine Aspects of Neoplasia, Metabolism and Diabetes, sponsored by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation, is conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH Clinical Center is the world’s largest clinical research complex housing some of the most extensive and highly regarded research facilities, including a 242 bed hospital dedicated to outstanding patient care.

The faculty for this preceptorship includes world-renown leaders with expertise in basic and clinical research involving lipodystrophy, insulin resistance, Cushing’s syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1, pseudohypoparathyroidism, hypophosphatemia, pheochromocytoma, thyroid disease and obesity. Trainees benefit by seeing patients with these disorders first-hand and interact with investigators investigating the pathophysiology and genetic basis of disease as well as diagnostic strategies and treatment. Attendees gain familiarity with specialized endocrine testing such as adrenal venous sampling, dynamic studies of insulin sensitivity, and methods to assess metabolism including room calorimetry.

Faculty members include: Drs. Lynnette Nieman, Phil Gorden, Lee Weinstein, Bill Simonds, Michael Collins, Karel Pacak, Constantine Stratakis, Ranganath Munniyappa, Jack Yanovski and Marc Reitman.

The fellows who are selected to participate in this program will gain experience in caring for patients with the aforementioned disorders and learn about clinical investigation within the NIH Clinical Center. In addition, fellows will be able to meet physicians working for the US Food and Drug Administration where discussion of investigational drug applications will be reviewed. Fellows will also participate in all Inter-Institute Training program didactic sessions including faculty and fellow lectures, patient rounds, journal club and clinic conferences which boast intense clinical case discussions. Last, it may be possible for some fellows to volunteer for one-time studies where they will learn what it is like to be a human subject for research.

In compliance with the National Physician Payment Transparency Program, EFF will be required to submit all names and contact information for physicians whom have accepted or received payments or transfers of value from EFF. This includes but is not limited to travel accommodations, food and beverage, and honoraria. Please be aware that accepting funds from EFF will result in your information being reported in accordance with governmental requirements.

Application Requirements:

  • One Page Letter of Support from Program Director
  • One Page Letter of Interest on why you would like to attend
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed Application Form

Endocrine Fellow Foundation
PO Box 310
Marion, CT 06444
P: 860.586.7574

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. ©