Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Jensen, Michael D. M.D.
The Program in Diabetes and Metabolism is a postdoctoral training program for Ph.D., M.D., and M.D.-Ph.D. candidates who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The program is designed to serve as a gateway toward independence. It provides for up to three years of support.
Specific aspects of the program include:
- Breeding familiarity with all components of the scientific method
- Providing a focused approach to scientific investigation that emphasizes the formulation and testing of hypotheses
- Providing experience with the most modern analytical tools and methodologies
- Preparing the individual to design, create, and submit grants; toward this end a formal requirement of our program is the submission of an individual NRSA or equivalent grant application at the start of the second year of support
- Honing the candidates skills to become independent biomedical research scientists
Of particular note is the focused approach to training goals for each laboratory-based trainee; a commitment to provide maximal training duration; the uniform extramural funding of the independent investigators that serve as faculty; the productive record of the program; the presence of a knowledgeable junior training faculty; the availability of adjunct faculty whose primary areas of basic science and/or clinical investigation are tied to those of metabolism, diabetes and endocrinology; and the diversity of the faculty research programs which range from molecular endocrinology to clinical research.
- Conover, Cheryl A. Ph.D.
- Jensen, Michael D. M.D.
- Joyner, Michael J. M.D.
- Khosla, Sundeep M.D.
- Kirkland, James L. M.D., Ph.D.
- LeBrasseur, Nathan K. M.S., Ph.D.
- McNiven, Mark A. Ph.D.
- Nair, K Sreekumaran M.D., Ph.D.
- Tindall, Donald J. Ph.D.
- Veldhuis, Johannes D. M.D.
- Vella, Adrian M.D.
- Westendorf, Jennifer Jane (Jennifer) Ph.D.
Predoctoral appointees must have received a baccalaureate degree by the beginning date of their NRSA appointment, and be enrolled in Mayo's program leading to a Ph.D. in science.
Postdoctoral appointees must have received, as of the beginning date of the NRSA appointment, a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree. Appointees must also be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or must have been legally admitted as a permanent resident.