Good mentorship is critical to developing successful academic career. We have the most robust faculty members to mentor research years including the Former Chief – National Institute of Diabetes Digestive & Kidney Diseases, NIH, Former Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, recipients of prestigious Aurbach Award of The Endocrine Society, and also those who served as Program Chairs for Annual Scientific Sessions for the American Diabetes Association as well as the Endocrine Society.
The second and optional third years of the fellowship are devoted primarily to research and scholarly activity while further enhancing clinical skills in Endocrinology through continuity clinics and elective rotations. Each fellow, under the guidance of a mentor, defines an area of research, and then designs and conducts a research project. The goal of these second and optional third years is to develop an understanding of the intricacies of clinical or basic scientific research, to enable the fellow to gain expertise in a selected area, and to develop an appreciation of the strengths and pitfalls of laboratory or clinical research. Research projects are formally presented at our semi-annual fellow research conferences. All of the aforementioned are essential steps toward developing a successful academic career.
Learn more about ongoing basic science and clinical research in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease.
Many of our teaching faculty are involved in funded basic/translational and clinical research projects and have experience and expertise in mentoring Fellows. Below are the areas of active research in our department.