Endocrinology Research Training

For more than six decades, UT Southwestern Medical Center has been recognized for being one of the leaders in pioneering research. The research component of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Program builds on its tradition of providing endocrine fellows with a supportive environment to launch a career in academic research investigation. Opportunities exist in basic science, translational, and clinical research. A variety of disciplines in endocrinology where cutting edge work is being conducted include:

  • Hypothalamic and pituitary disorders
  • Understanding various forms of lipodystrophies
  • Active clinical trials in type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Steroid/lipid metabolism
  • Osteoporosis

The Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship Program spans two years. The first year is heavily weighted toward clinical activities. During the second year, fellows can take advantage of the great opportunity to develop research skills. Fellows can search among established investigators to develop their own projects, and take full advantage of the available mentoring programs. Translational research at UT Southwestern is among the most accomplished in our country.

For qualified fellows who seek an academic career in Endocrinology, a third year of research training may be applied for. The decision depends on career goals interest, available opportunities, and funding

Opportunities also exist to collaborate with other departments in studies involving alterations in androgen metabolism for prostate cancer, evaluating the cardiovascular effects in women suffering from polycystic ovary disease, learning about the metabolic changes associated with bariatric surgery, and more.

Below are some of the basic science labs and centers at UT Southwestern that conduct research in various areas of endocrinology and metabolism, or collaborate with our endocrinology faculty: