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Utility of Adrenal Androgens in Clinical Practice

June 16, 2021

Session Date and Time:

Saturday, September 11
1:00–1:45 PM EDT

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss physiological sources of androgens, with emphasis on adrenal androgens.
  2. Identify the clinical utility of adrenal androgens in the diagnosis and management of disorders of androgens excess (Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, PCOS, Premature adrenarche).
  3. Identify the clinical utility of adrenal androgens in assessing the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (adrenal insufficiency and autonomous hypercortisolism).

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Faculty Information

Adina F. Turcu, MD, MSDr. Turcu is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Turcu completed her Endocrinology fellowship at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., and subsequently pursued a postdoctoral fellowship with focus on adrenal pathophysiology and steroid biology at the University of Michigan.

Her research focuses on primary aldosteronism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing syndrome, and adrenal androgenesis across ages. She has expertise in mass spectrometry and has a particular interest in identifying novel biomarkers with clinical relevance in adrenal disorders. Her research is currently supported by the NIH and by a Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award. Dr. Turcu is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, such as the Mayo Clinic Randall G. Sprague Award for outstanding clinical, investigative, and academic achievement in Endocrinology; the Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator Award; the Endocrine Society Early Investigators Award; and the ASCI's 2020 Young Physician-Scientist Awards.

 

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