The discipline of Endocrinology & Metabolism arrives at this new century with increased importance. The U.S. population is experiencing significant advances in life expectancy - concomitantly, clinical scientists face new challenges for improving the quality of these extra years. Many of the diseases afflicting the aging population are metabolic in nature - including diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis. Our division believes that understanding the molecular and cellular pathophysiology of endocrine and metabolic diseases will lead to improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for both inherited and acquired conditions.
The Emory Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is composed of clinical and basic research faculty with interests in all aspects of endocrinology. Clinical care is delivered at three hospitals as well as the Emory Clinic. Ongoing clinical investigations study osteoporosis, nutrition and diabetes outcomes research. Basic research into bone metabolism, gene therapy of diabetes, growth factor physiology and neuroendocrinology is supported by federal grants. Our fellowship training program enrolls 4-5 fellows each year and is supported by federal grants as well as hospital funds.