Endocrinology combines fundamental scientific discovery and medical care that greatly influence human health. Publication of research is necessary to advance our understanding of endocrine science; however, women remain a minority as first and senior authors in endocrinology publications. This special thematic issue focuses on recent research performed and published by women in endocrinology and highlights the influence that their work has had on fellow scientists and clinicians today.
Topics covered include ground-breaking studies of single-cell RNA sequencing in the pituitary gland, innovative technology used to record neuronal activity in free moving animals, the impact of gut microbes on PCOS, and much more. We hope you enjoy this collection of papers celebrating female researchers and their achievements in endocrinology.
Endocrine News Podcast
In this episode we talk with Stina Rikke Jensen, PhD, a researcher at Novozymes in Denmark. Her 2017 Endocrinology paper, on biological roles of insulin and its receptor in murine intestinal growth and function, is part of a special thematic collection of these 12 influential papers.
“It is important to celebrate and support women in science, including endocrinology, as they may serve as role models to inspire girls to pursue a career in science. I am honored to have been a part of this effort to help more female researchers advance in their careers.”—Jenny Visser, PhD
Women in Endocrinology (WE) Annual Meeting
On March 23, 2019, WE will hold their annual dinner at the Marriott New Orleans Convention Center, Blaine Kern Ballroom. This annual dinner meeting is open to all WE members and interested endocrinologists, and offers a great networking opportunity. Seating is limited, and advanced registration is required.
The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Lila Nachtigall, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine. The title of the talk is, “Pursuit of a Successful and Meaningful Academic Career: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too.” Recipients of the WE Mentor Award, Agnes Schonbrunn Award for Distinguished Service, Young Investigator Awards, and Australasian Branch of Women in Endocrinology Travel Awards will be recognized.