ENP16: Women in Endocrinology Series: Rebecca Simmons on islet dysfunction in IGR

Rebecca Simmons, MD

Women in EndocrinologyWe continue our special Women in Endocrinology series. In this episode Caitlin talks with Rebecca Simmons, MD, from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, about her 2018 article in Endocrinology about islet dysfunction in intrauterine growth restriction. This paper was selected for a special thematic collection of Endocrine Society-published articles by women.


ENP15: Anuja Dokras on PCOS, Race, and Anxiety

Anuja Dokras, MD, PhD

Aaron catches up with Anuja Dokras MD, PhD, a physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Penn Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Center, about her presentation at ENDO 2019 on anxiety, depression, and quality of life between white and black women with polycystic ovary syndrome.


ENP14: Women in Endocrinology Series: Varykina Thackray on PCOS and Hyperandrogenism

Varykina Thackray, PhD

Women in EndocrinologyWe continue our special Women in Endocrinology series. Caitlin talks with Varykina Thackray, PhD, from the University of California, San Diego, about her 2018 article in JCEM about polycystic ovary syndrome and hyperandrogenism. This paper was selected for a special thematic collection of Endocrine Society-published articles by women.

Dr. Thackray also presented abstracts at ENDO 2019 on "A Novel Upstream Enhancer Acts Synergistically with GnRH and Activin to Increase FSHβ Transcription;" and "Gut Bacterial Composition Correlates with an Improved PCOS Phenotype after Co-Housing."


ENP13: Insulin Affordability

Alvin Powers, MD Robert Lash, MD

We talk about insulin affordability with Alvin Powers, MD, from Vanderbilt University and the Endocrine Society's chief professional and clinical affairs officer, Rob Lash, MD.


ENP12: Women in Endocrinology Series: Stina Rikke Jensen and the Intestinal Insulin Receptor

Stina Rikke Jensen, PhD

Women in EndocrinologyWe celebrate women in endocrinology by launching this podcast series, talking with authors of 12 influential, high-impact research papers representing the spectrum of basic through clinical research, geographical diversity and career stage, published in Endocrine Society journals since 2017. Here we speak 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.


ENP11: Get Ready for ENDO 2019!

R. Michael Tuttle

R. Michael Tuttle, from Memorial Sloan Kettering and Weill Medical College, talks with Caitlin and Aaron about the upcoming ENDO 2019 and especially how first-time attendees and trainees can navigate the sometimes overwhelming experience. Also, Caitlin tells us about the upcoming Women in Endocrinology Thematic Collection. The Society is seeking nominations for this collection, which will be published in March in time for the meeting.


ENP10: Adrenal Fatigue Debate

James W Findling, MD, FACP

We talk with James Findling from the Medical College of Wisconsin about the debate surrounding the symptoms that some see as indicative of adrenal fatigue and failure and others see as a false positive for a condition that, in fact, does not exist.


ENP9: Questions About Osteoporosis

Ann E. Kearns, MD, PhD

We talk with Ann E. Kearns, associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, about the questions endocrinologists are asked by their patients about osteoporosis. Dr. Kearns led a discussion about osteoporosis treatment and care in September at the Endocrine Society's Clinical Endocrinology Update in Miami. We spoke with her there.


ENP8: Obesity and Breast Cancer

Kristy Brown Priya Bhardwaj

We talk with Kristy Brown, assistant professor of biochemistry and medicine, and Priya Bhardwaj, a PhD candidate, both at Weill Cornell Medicine, about their research correlating obesity with DNA damage in the breast epithelium of BRCA mutation carriers, and investigating potential connections with adipose inflammation and elevated aromatase expression. They presented their research at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in Chicago.


ENP7: Nuclear Receptors and Transcriptional Regulation

Laurel Coons, PhD

We talk about nuclear receptor biology with Laurel Coons, first author of an Endocrinology article on hormone-mediated enhancer activation. The Endocrine Society is a sponsor of the upcoming Great Lakes Nuclear Receptor Conference in Minneapolis and is excited to share this nuclear receptor focused interview with you.


ENP6: New Treatment for Perimenopause

Jerilynn Prior

As part of Women’s Health Month, we speak with Jerilynn Prior, who talks about a new treatment approach to perimenopause: oral, micronized progesterone.


ENP5: Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Charles Sklar

We interview Charles Sklar, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, about the latest Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. Dr. Sklar talks about the need to screen for endocrine disorders in long-term survivors of childhood cancer.


ENP4: Preconception Counseling

Angela Magdaleno

In this episode, we speak with Angela Magdaleno, from the Lehigh Valley Health Network, about preconception counseling for women with diabetes. Dr. Magdaleno presented findings of a patient review and a survey of providers at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.


ENP3: Semen Quality and General Male Health

Alberto Ferlin

We talk with Alberto Ferlin, a professor of endocrinology at the University of Brescia, Italy, about his cohort findings connecting semen quality, reproductive function, and conditions in men such as hypogonadism, high body-mass index, and metabolic syndrome.


ENP2: Autoimmune Diabetes Outcomes and Anti-Cancer Agents

Anupam Kotwal

We talk about diabetes and cancer with Anupam Kotwal, endocrinology fellow at the Mayo Clinic. His research shows the potential for autoimmune diabetes outcomes from novel anti-cancer agents.


ENP1: Prototype Male Pill

Stephanie Page

We talk with Stephanie Page, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington, about research on what she calls a prototype male pill.

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Aaron Lohr
Aaron Lohr
Chief Communications Officer

Caitlin R. Ondracek, PhD
Caitlin R. Ondracek, PhD
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Andrew Harmon
Andrew Harmon
Director, Publishing Technology