Investigating the effect of thyroid nodule location on the risk of thyroid cancer

Anterior thyroid

First-author Dr. Sina Jasim and collaborators, Drs. Thomas Baranski, Shalene Teefey, and William Dana Middleton had their study’s findings published online January 7 in Thyroid journal. The new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was conducted to determine if the location of thyroid nodules can be used to predict the risk […]

Jennifer Powers Carson elected Teasurer of AACC, Division of Endocrinology


Congratulations to Jennifer Powers Carson, PhD on being named Treasurer of American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Division of Endocrinology for 2020. Dr. Powers Carson is the Director of the Core Lab for Clinical Studies at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Powers received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Georgia Tech in 1993 where she […]

Dr. Millman awarded a Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Jeffrey Millman award

Dr. Millman was honored with a Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) Department at North Carolina State University, the highest award that CBE can bestow on alumni. This honor recognizes the achievements and contributions of alumni to their profession and serves as an inspiration for current and future students. CBE […]

Energy balance and obesity in individuals with cysticfibrosis

Marina Llitvin, MD

First author, Marina Litvin, MD and collaborators, John C. Yoon, Julio Leey Casella, Scott M. Blackman, and Amanda L.Brennan, had their article, “Energy balance and obesity in individuals with cystic fibrosis,” published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. According to the abstract:  “This article reviews the significance of nutritional status in patients with cystic fibrosis […]

Dr. Jasim’s review on therapeutic approaches for patients with MPPGs

Metastatic pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (MPPGs) are rare neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Jasim and Dr. Jimenez discuss the management of endocrine manifestations, surgery and ablative procedures, and systemic therapies for MPPGs in their published review. PubMed article

Welcome to our 2020 clinical fellows

2020 Matched Endocrine Fellows

Sydney Blount, MD University of North Carolina University of Nebraska College of Medicine Andrea Cedeno, MD LAC + USC Medical Center Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California Alexandra Martirossian, MD University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine Max Petersen, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital Yale […]

Adamson receives Endocrine Fellow Foundation research grant

Samantha Adamson, MD, PhD was awarded a $5,000 research grant from the Endocrine Fellows Foundation. Dr. Adamson is a first-year clinical fellow on the research pathway. Her project, Primary cilia regulation of insulin secretion from human beta cells, will be conducted in the laboratory of Jing Hughes, MD PhD. This marks the 5th Endocrine Fellows […]

Platform for the assembly of islet organoids from stem cells

Millman publicaiton

Co-first authors Punn Augsornworawat and Leonardo Velazco-Cruz published an article entitled “A hydrogel platform for in vitro three dimensional assembly of human stem cell-derived islet cells and endothelial cells” in Acta Biomaterialia. We also congratulate Punn on his first first-author publication! We hope this platform will enable fabrication of advanced regenerative medicine products for diabetes […]