Dr. Tharp instructing a studentFernandes_1The faculty of the Endocrine Division share a devotion to education. In addition to the daily inpatient and outpatient teaching of residents on rounds and in the clinic, we offer an elective to LCOM and visiting medical students designed to expand their knowledge of common endocrine disorders with a focus on how to recognize, work-up, diagnose, and manage these disorders.

We mentor pre-medical undergraduate students and provide research mentorship for post-baccalaureate and graduate students.

Our faculty also provide outreach teaching to primary care providers, nurse practitioners, and other community physicians interested in endocrine issues. Our certified diabetic educators (CDEs) provide classes on diabetes education, self-care, and support for patients and their loved ones, as well as seminars on various aspects of diabetes and living with chronic disease.

Matthew Gilbert, DO, MPH Honored at Residency Graduation Dinner

Gilbert_GradDnr Matthew 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.

Amanda Fernandes, MD Presents Research at Grand Rounds

Fructosamine Poster Grand RoundsAmanda Fernandes, MD, our Division's 2016-2018 fellow, presented her fellowship research project at a 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.


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 (left), and Matthew Gilbert, DO, MPH, our Division's Fellowship Program Director (right), presented the award to Samantha.

Siskind Award

Shea Rowlandson, Class of 2021, Receives Research Awards

Shea Rowlandson, a first year medical student, received a LCOM Summer Research Fellowship Merit Award at this year's Foundations Awards Ceremony. The award was for research he conducted during the summer of 2018 on "Vitamin D3 Signaling in INS-1 Beta Cells Under Normal and Glucotoxic Stress."  The work was funded through LCOM's Summer Student Research Fellowship program and Shae's mentor was Dhananjay Gupta, PhD, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes. 

Rowlandson_Award_GuptaFor this work, Shea also received the Helen and Phyllis Wasserman Phorplus Prize for Excellence in the Basic Sciences

Congratulations, Shea and Dr. Gupta!