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Endocrine Grand Rounds & Science Talks

Upcoming Talks

Endocrine Grand Rounds & Endocrine Fellows Research Talks take place via Zoom at 12:15 PM

Tuesday, January 24

Karel Pacak, MD, PhD - "New biology of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma"

Senior Investigator, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Section on Medical Neuroendocrinology, Head, Developmental Endocrinology, Metabolism, Genetics and Endocrine Oncology Affinity Group, Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD, NIH

Tuesday, February 14

Daniel Drucker, MD, FRCPC - "Evolution of GLP-1 based therapies for metabolic disease"

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair in Regulatory Peptides, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre-Novo Nordisk Chair in Incretin Biology

Tuesday, February 28 

Patricia Dahia, MD, PhD - "Update on Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas"

Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Mays Cancer Center at UTHSCSA, The Robert Tucker Hayes Distinguished Chair in Oncology

Tuesday, March 14

M. Furkan Burak, MD - "Fat talks and the body listens: Can we improve insulin sensitivity & lipogenesis by the lipokine"

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair in Regulatory Peptides, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre-Novo Nordisk Chair in Incretin Biology

Tuesday, March 28 

Erik Alexander, MD  

Chief, Thyroid Section, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Vice President of Education, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Tuesday, April 11

Michael Brodsky, PhD

Fellows Endocrine Research Conference

Assistant Professor, Department Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMass Chan Medical School

Tuesday, April 25

Michael Jensen, MD - "Update on adipose tissue metabolism in human obesity"

Professor of Medicine, Chair, Mayo Clinic Obesity Specialty Council

Tuesday, May 9

Caroline Kim, MD

Director of the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Program, Tufts Medical Center

Tuesday, May 23


Tuesday, June 13

Jennifer Wang, MD - "Inflammatory cell recruitment in autoimmune
diabetes - lessons from rats"

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, UMass Chan Diabetes Center of Excellence

Tuesday, June 27

Héctor Pérez, LICSW - "Removing Barriers in Gender-Affirming Healthcare"

Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Services, Family Health Center of Worcester

Video Archive

Accalia Fu, PhD - "Metabolic Licensing of Pancreatic Beta Cell Survival in Inflammation"

12/23/22 UMass Fellows Endocrine Research Conference 

Louis Philipson, MD, PhD - "Competing paradigms of obesity: energy balance versus carbohydrate-insulin models"

10/25/22 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

David Ludwig, MD, PhD - "Competing paradigms of obesity: energy balance versus carbohydrate-insulin models"

9/13/22 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Jaime Moore, MD, MPH - "Toward defining standardized (and personalized) care for adolescents and young adults after bariatric surgery"

6/28/22 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Tammy Nguyen, MD, PhD - "Dissecting the Human Diabetic Bone Marrow Niche"

5/24/22 UMass Fellows Endocrine Research Conference 

Carmella Evans-Molina, PhD, MD - "The Ailing and Diabetic Beta Cell in Type 1 Diabetes: Insights from a Trip to the ER"

5/10/22 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Michael Weiss, MD, PhD - "Mechanism-Based Design of a Unimolecular Glucose-Responsive Insulin"

4/26/22 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Deborah Wexler, MD, MSc - "The Paradigm Shift in Type 2 Diabetes Management"

4/12/22 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Eric Westman, MD, MHS - "Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Obesity Medicine"

3/22/22 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Sushobhana Bandyopadhyay, PhD - "Immunogenicity of Human Pancreatic Beta Cells Derived From Pluripotent Stem Cells"

3/8/22 UMass Fellows Endocrine Research Conference 

Gregory W. Randolph, MD - "Advanced Thyroid Cancer Management- New Tools 2022"

2/22/22 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Alan Malabanan, MD - "Evaluation of Isolated Hyperparathyroidism"

2/8/22 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Gary Taubes - "Energy Balance, Fat-Shaming and the Questionable Science of Obesity: The History of a Bad Idea"

1/11/22 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Sana Hasan, DO & Kelly Mason, MD - "Effect of CFTR Modulators on Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes & CFRD from the Patient Perspective"

12/14/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

John Mordes, MD - "T1D Genetics Research at UMass"

11/9/21 UMass Fellows Endocrine Research Conference 

Suzanne K. Freitag, MD - “Thyroid Eye Disease: Overview and Update on Management”

10/26/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Christos S. Mantzoros, MD, DSc, PhD - "NASH as a Prevalent Metabolic Condition: Diagnosis & Emerging Management Options"

10/12/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE - “Rare Bone Diseases You Should Never Miss”

9/28/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Michael McClung, MD, FACP, FACE, FASBMR - "When & How to Use Osteoanabolic Therapies"

9/14/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

"100 Years of Insulin - A Medical Marvel: The Past, Present & Future" Drs. David Harlan, Robert Gabbay and Michael Weiss

Featured webinar during the 2021 American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions

Michael A. Brehm, PhD - "Exploring Humanized Mouse Models for Diabetes Research and Beyond"

Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) webinar, June 2021 

David M. Harlan, MD - "The Noble and Often Nobel Role of Insulin-Related Research"

This talk is from the 2021 Stanford Diabetes Research Center Symposium celebrating 100 years since Banting & Best isolated human insulin

Benjamin U. Nwosu, MD - "Does partial clinical remission impact lipid-based cardiovascular risk in adult patients with T1D?"

Co-presented by Sadichchha Parajuli, MD and Krish Khatri, MD
6/22/21 UMass Fellows Endocrine Research Conference 

Mark Schuta, MD - “Improving Diabetes Care in the United States: Identifying the Major Problems and Proposed First Steps”

6/8/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, FACOG & Silvia Corvera, MD - "Gestational Diabetes: Conversations Between the Placenta and Adipose Tissue"

5/25/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Mark Reitman, MD, PhD - "Understanding Regulation of Metabolic Rate and Body Temperature to Understand Obesity”

5/11/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Jonathan Krakoff, MD - "Does Energy Expenditure Mediate Weight Gain?"

4/27/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Neil B. Marya, MD - “Endoscopic Management of Weight Regain Following Bariatric Surgery”

4/13/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

John P. Mordes, MD - "Endocrinology and COVID-19"

3/25/21 UMass Medicine Grand Rounds

Katharine Garvey MD, MPH - “Health Care Transition in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Challenges and Opportunities”

3/23/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

David M. Harlan, MD - "Type 1 Diabetes Pathogenesis: Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten & Open Questions"

3/9/21 Fellows' Endocrine Research Conference talk 

Jack A. Yanovski, MD, PhD - "Genetics of Obesity”

1/12/21 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Anthony Ferrante, Jr., MD, PhD - "Immune Function in Adipose Tissue Homeostasis”

12/9/20 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds

Desmond Schatz, MD - “Personalizing Therapies for the Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes: Searching for Endotypes”

11/10/20 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds 

Kevin Hall, PhD “Calories, Carbs, or Quality: What Matters Most for Body Weight?”

10/13/20 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds 

Clifford Rosen, MD - "A New Counter-Regulatory Hormone During Exercise: The Story of Irisin"

9/22/20 UMass Endocrine Grand Rounds 

Ezio Bonifacio, PhD - “Auto Antibodies as Predictors of Type 1 Diabetes”

UMass Diabetes Day 2019

Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, MD, PhD “Clinical Trials Related to Type 1 Diabetes and its Treatment”

UMass Diabetes Day 2019