In addition to outstanding clinical training, all fellows are provided with the basic tools and mentorship to conduct clinical, quality improvement, and/or basic science research through our Scholarly Activity Curriculum. This curriculum involves:
Fellows are matched with a faculty mentor whose research interests align with their own. Our faculty has a broad range of investigative expertise, including active projects in the following areas: diabetes prevention, integrative therapies for diabetes, pancreatic islet research, brown adipose tissue and epicardial fat, stem cell differentiation, thyroid hormone metabolism and signaling, thyroid cancer, thyroid dysfunction, IRAEs, pituitary disease and dysfunction, and disorders of bone and mineral metabolism.
Fellows are expected to engage in at least one research project during their fellowship. Fellow projects are presented at Endocrine Grand Rounds before completion of fellowship training.
Those who are interested in pursuing a research career are encouraged to apply to the UCLA STAR Program (Specialty Training and Advanced Research; https://medschool.ucla.edu/star). The STAR Program is based on the NIH K30 training program and is a unique opportunity to pursue a doctorate or post-doctoral work.
For additional information on faculty mentors, please see links below