Samantha Siskind Receives Medical Student Achievement Award

Siskind Award2Samantha Siskind received the 2018 "Medical Student Achievement Award" from The Endocrine Society.  This annual award is presented by the Society to graduating medical school or osteopathic school students who have shown exceptional ability and interest in endocrinology.  Joel Schnure, MD, Director of our Division, and Matthew Gilbert, DO, MPH, our Division's Fellowship Program Director, presented the award to Samantha.

Siskind Award

Matthew Gilbert, DO, MPH Honored at Residency Graduation Dinner

Gilbert_GradDnrMatthew Gilbert, DO, MPH, an Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, was honored by graduating residents during the 2018 Department of Medicine Residency Graduation Dinner. In addition to being selected by the residents as the speaker for the evening, he was also selected to receive the E.L. Amidon Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award, which recognizes an outstanding subspecialty physician teacher.

Research & Education

Our Division's basic research is focused on integrative physiology and metabolism, nutrition, pancreatic ß-cell biology, adipocyte biology, and skeletal muscle biology. Our clinical research and clinical trials include:

  • nutrition,
  • incretin biology,
  • new product development,
  • hypertension,
  • obesity,
  • insulin resistance, and 
  • cardiovascular outcomes.

The Fellowship Program in Endocrinology trains two endocrine fellows each academic year and the training includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences as well as a research component.  Our Division also provides endocrinology education to medical students and to residents in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and other specialties as they rotate through our Division.

Amanda Fernandes, MD Presents Research at Grand Rounds

FructosamineAmanda Fernandes, MD, our Division's graduating fellow, presented the results of her fellowship research project at a recent Department of Medicine "Fellows Research Day" Grand Rounds program.  Dr. Fernandes' research evaluated the use of fructosamine as a marker of glycemic control in pregnant diabetic patients at the UVM Medical Center's Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic.  Dr. Joel Schnure, Director of our Division, was her co-investigator and mentor for this project.

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