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US Endocrinology
Volume 5
Cover image: Polarised light micrograph of the crystalline
structure of somatotrophin releasing hormone.
Pasieka/Science Photo Library
Editorial Board
Managing Editor Martin Abrahamson, MD Edward R Laws, MD, FACS Luigi Meneghini, MD, MBA
Tami Hughes Medical Director, Joslin Clinic, and Professor of Neurosurgery, Associate Professor of
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Medicine, and Director,
Sub-editorial Manager
Harvard Medical School Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Eleanor and Joseph Kosow
Claire Dunn
Harvard Medical School Diabetes Treatment Center,
Sub-editors
Terry Davies, MB.BS, MD, Diabetes Research Institute,
Andrew McCulloch
FRCP, FACE Pierre Lefèbvre, MD, PhD University of Miami Miller
Claire Vinent
Florence and Theodore Baumritter Emeritus (active) Professor of School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Mount Medicine, University of Liège
Technical Editors Sinai School of Medicine Robert W Rebar, MD,
Patrick Wong Ernest Mazzaferri, MD, MACP FRACP
Angela Chan Marcia Draheim, RN, CDE Professor of Medicine, Division of Executive Director, American
James Gilbart President, American Association Endocrinology, Diabetes and Society for Reproductive
of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
Design Manager
Metabolism, Department of Medicine (ASRM)
Medicine, University of Florida
Eliza Albie
Lois Jovanovi Martin Silink, MDč, MD
Head of Circulation and Production
CEO and Chief Scientific Jean Claude Mbanya, MD, Professor of Pediatric
Miriam Oppenheim
Officer, Sansum Diabetes PhD, FRCP Endocrinology, University of
Research Institute Professor of Medicine and Sydney and The Children’s
Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine Hospital at Westmead
Senior Account Manager Robert Knutzen, MBA and Biomedical Sciences,
Chris Potten President and CEO, Pituitary University of Yaoundé Virginia Valentine, CNS,
Key Accounts
Network Association (PNA) BC-ADM, CDE
Jeffrey I Mechanick, MD CEO, Diabetes Network, Inc.
Tim Sheldrick
Claude K Lardinois, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Medical Sales Director
FACP, MACN and Director, Metabolic Support, Virginia Zamudio-Lange,
Barney Kent
Professor of Medicine, Division Division of Endocrinology, RN, MSN, CDE
of Endocrinology, University of Diabetes and Bone Disease, Mount Independent Diabetes Consultant,
Nevada School of Medicine Sinai School of Medicine San Antonio
Publishing Director
Fergus Brunning
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