ACGME Fellowship Program - Conferences

Internal Conferences

Several important conferences are offered to enhance the educational opportunities and academic development of the fellow. Each fellow is expected to participate fully in:

  • Core Curriculum: Endocrinology Fellows’ Lecture Series, Mondays from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Fellows Journal Club or Board Review session, Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Endocrine Research Seminar, Mondays 5:00 -6:00 p.m.
  • Endocrine Rounds, Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Combined Endorama, Endocrine Surgery, and Pathology conference, every 3rd Thursday from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Pituitary Clinic Conference, once quarterly (Friday) from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Ob/Gyne Infertility Conference
  • Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Tuesdays from noon -1:00 p.m.
  • CMMN seminar, Wednesdays at noon.
  • Fellows’ Research Meeting with Mentor (once or twice weekly, depending on the laboratory)

Depending on the nature of their research project, fellows may also elect to participate in the following conferences:

  • Weekly Biochemistry Lecture
  • Special Named Lectures in the Division of Biological Sciences
  • Immunology Seminar
  • Elective Courses in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Experimental Design offered through Department of Health Studies
  • EPOR – Essentials of Patient Oriented Research

External Conferences and Opportunities for Professional Development

Fellows are encouraged to present their work and attend national and topical meetings such as:

2016-2017 Fellows' Abstracts

Isabel Casimiro, M.D., Ph.D.

Publications

Chinnasamy, P., Lutz, S.E., Riascos-Bernal, D.F., Jeganathan, V., Casimiro, I, Brosnan, C.F., & Sibinga, N.E. Loss of Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 Ameliorates Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis by Limiting Encephalitogenic CD4 T cell Expansion. Mol Med; 2015 Jan 6;21:233-41. Doi: 10.2119/ molmed.2014.00264

Narayanan, M., Casimiro, I., & Pichler, R.  A unique way to treat Goodpasture’s disease. BMJ Case Rep. 2014. Nov 24;2014. Doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-206220

Casimiro, I., Chinnasamy, P., & Sibinga, N.E. Genetic inactivation of the allograft inflammatory factor-1 locus. Genesis, J of Gen and Dev; 2013 Aug 8 doi: 10.1002/dvg.22424

Casimiro, I., Kohn, M., Hannon, P., & Harris, J.  Health Behaviors And Perceptions Of Spanish Speaking Low Wage Employees In King County, Washington. J of Investigative Med; 61(1): 231-236. 2013.

Hirayasu, S., Chinnasamy, P., Hou, R., Hotchkiss, K., Casimiro, I., Xu-ming, D., Stanley, E.R., and N.E Sibinga. Donor and
Recipient Cell Surface Colony Stimulating Factor-1 Promote Neointimal Formation in Transplant-Associated Arteriosclerosis.  Arteriocler Thromb Vasc Biol; 33:87-95. 2013.

Posters and Presentations

Chinnasamy, P., Srinivasan, A., Casimiro, I., Riascos-Bernal, D.F., & Sibinga, N.E. Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 Deficiency Prevents Obesity and Insulin Resistance by Promoting Brown and Beige Adipocytes Thermogenic Programs.  Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular Disease Scientific Sessions 2016, Oral Abstract Presentation by former lab members.  Nashville TN.

Casimiro, I., Kohn, M., Hannon, P., & Harris, J.  Health Behaviors And Perceptions Of Spanish Speaking Low Wage Employees In King County, Washington.  Western Student Medical Research Forum Conference, Carmel, CA (Oral Presentation). 2013.

Casimiro, I., Kohn, M., Hannon, P., & Harris, J. Health Behaviors And Perceptions Of Spanish Speaking Low Wage Employees In King County, WA.  National Hispanic Medical Association, Washington D.C., (Poster Presentation). 2012.

Casimiro, I & Sibinga N.E.  Impaired Macrophage Function and Protection From Diet Induced Obesity in Mice Laking Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1. International Vascular Biology Meeting (IVBM), UCLA, Los Angeles, CA., (Poster Presentation) 2010.

Casimiro, I & Sibinga N.E.  Impaired Macrophage Function in Mice That Lack Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1. Gordon Research Conference: Atherosclerosis, Tilton, N.H., (Oral Presentation) 2009.

Casimiro, I & Sibinga N.E  Impaired Macrophage Inflammatory Function in Mice Lacking Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1. 1st Annual NYC Minority Graduate Student Network: Minorities at the Forefront of Research, NYU, NY, NY (Poster Presentation) 2009.

Casimiro, I & Sibinga N.E  Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 Plays a Major Role in Macrophage Migration, Survival and Proliferation.  Keystone Sympsia: Vasculata, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (Poster Presentation) 2009.

Casimiro, I  & Marquez-Magana, L.  The Roles of CodY and SinR in Governing Expression of the fla/che Operon in B. subtilis.  International Union of Microbiological Societies Symposium, San Francisco, CA (Poster Presentation) 2005.

Casimiro, I  & Marquez-Magana, L. Analysis of spoIISA Regulation as an ECF-sigma Function.  Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Symposium, Denver, CO (Oral Presentation) 2005.


Laura Dickens, M.D.

Poster Presentations

Dickens LT, Letourneau LR, Sanyoura M, Greeley SAW, Philipson LH, Naylor RN. Pregnancy in Women with GCK-MODY.  Poster session presented at: University of Chicago Department of Medicine 2017 Janet D. Rowley Research Day. 2017 March 7; Chicago, IL.

Dickens L. Dumitrescu A. 2015. Pheochromocytoma: A Dramatic Presentation with Multisystem Organ Failure. Poster session presented at: University of Chicago Resident Research Day. 2015 May 7; Chicago IL.

Thomason L, Veledar E, Badell M, Sahu A, Jokhadar M, McConnell M, Kogon B, Sorescu D, Book W. Predicting Cardiac Complications during Pregnancy in Women with Congenital Heart Disease. Poster session presented at: American Heart Association Scientific Sessions; 2012 Nov 3-7; Los Angeles, CA.

Thomason L, Babaliaros V, Veeraswamy R, Sahu A, Book W. Importance of Specialty Care for Adults with Repaired Congenital Heart Defects: Things Are Not Always What They Seem. Poster session presented at: American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Fall Meeting; 2012 Sept 14-16; Buford, GA.

Dickens, Laura. "Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Has clinical practice reflected the guidelines?"  Oral Abstract Presentation as a Trainee Poster Contest Winner. 86th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association and E. Chester Ridgway Trainee Conference.  2016 Sept 21-25; Denver, CO.


Rajesh Jain, M.D.

Publications

Jain RK. Vokes T. DXA. J Clin Dens 2017 (Invited review, accepted for publication).

Zeytinoglu M, Jain RK, Vokes TJ. Vertebral fracture assessment: Enhancing the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis. Bone (in press) 2017. PubMed PMID 28285014.

Jain RK, Vokes T. African Americans have lower TBS than whites among densitometry patients at a Chicago academic center. Osteoporos Int 2017;28(3):917-23. PubMed PMID: 27743070.

Jain RK, Bennet B, Vokes TJ. Ethnic Differences in Osteoporosis after Cardiac Transplantation. J Clin Dens (In press). PubMed PMID: 27595486.

Jain RK, Kumar D, Hans D, Vokes TJ. Ethnic Differences in Trabecular Bone Score. J Clin Dens (In press). PubMed PMID: 27160503.

Jain RK, Laiteerapong N. Strategies for Improving Cardiovascular Health in Women with Diabetes Mellitus: a Review of the Evidence. Curr Diabetes Reports 2015;15(98): 1-12. PubMed PMID: 26391392.

Posters and Presentations

Jain RK, Zeytinoglu, M, Vokes TJ. Diabetes Mellitus and Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) in Caucasians and African Americans Referred for Bone Densitometry.
Poster Presentation – ENDO 2017, April 2, 2017

Jain RK, Vokes TJ. African American women and men have lower trabecular bone score (TBS) than Caucasians.
Poster Presentations:  American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, September 18, 2016
AACE Illinois Chapter Annual Meeting, October 15th, 2016

Jain RK, Vokes TJ. Estimating body composition from bone density scans: African American may require a different approach.
Oral Podium Preview and Poster Presentation – ENDO 2016, April 2, 2016

Jain RK, Kumar D, Hans D, Vokes TJ. Ethnic Differences in Trabecular Bone Score
Poster Presentation – American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, October 12, 2015

Jain RK, Bennet B, Vokes TJ. Ethnic Differences in Osteoporosis after Cardiac Transplantation
Poster Presentation – University of Chicago Resident Research Day, May 8, 2014              


Mizuho S. Mimoto, M.D., Ph.D.

Publications

Mimoto MS, Nadal, A, Sargis RM. Polluted Pathways: Mechanisms of Metabolic
Disruption by Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2017 Apr 21.
doi: 10.1007/s40572-017-0137-0. PMID: 28432637

Green YS, Kwon S, Mimoto MS, Xie Y, Christian JL. Tril targets Smad7 for degradation
to allow for hematopoietic specification in Xenopus embryos. Development. 2016 Sep
143: 4016-4026. PMID: 27633996.

Mimoto MS#, Kwon S#, Goldman DG, Green Y, Christian JL. GATA2 regulates Wnt
signaling to promote primitive red blood cell fate. Dev Biol. 2015 Nov 1;407(1):1-11.
# indicates equal contribution

Mimoto MS, and Christian JL. Friend of GATA (FOG) interacts with the Nucleosome
Remodeling and Deacetylase Complex (NuRD) to support primitive erythropoiesis in
Xenopus laevis. PLoS One. 2012 Jan;7(1):e29882.

Mimoto MS and Christian JL. “Manipulation of Gene Function in Xenopus laevis.” in
Vertebrate Embryogenesis: Embryological, Cellular and Genetic Methods, edited by F.J.
Pelegri, New York: Springer Science and Business Media. 2011.

Loomes KM, Stevens SA, O'Brien ML, Gonzalez DM, Ryan MJ, Segalov M, Dormans
NJ, Mimoto MS, Gibson JD, Sewell W, Schaffer AA, Nah HD, Rappaport EF, Pratt SC,
Dunwoodie SL, Kusumi K. Dll3 and Notch1 genetic interactions model axial segmental
and craniofacial malformations of human birth defects. Dev Dyn. 2007
Oct;236(10):2943-51.

Kusumi K, Mimoto MS, Covello K, Beddington RSP, Krumlauf R, Dunwoodie SL. The
Dll3 pudgy mutation differentially disrupts dynamic expression of somite genes. Genesis,
2004 Jun;39(2):115-21.

Meeting Abstracts and Presentations

Mimoto MS, Pandiri, S, Pannain, S “Protocol for a preoperative weight-centric diabetes
management in patients undergoing weight loss surgery.” University of Chicago
Department of Medicine Research Day, Chicago, IL, March 7, 2017.

Mimoto MS, Pandiri, S, Pannain, S “Protocol for a preoperative weight-centric diabetes
management in patients undergoing weight loss surgery.” Annual combined meeting for
the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society 2016,
New Orleans, LA, October 31-November 4, 2016.

Mimoto MS, Goldman D, Christian, JL “Identification of a novel protein, LRRP, involved
in primitive erythropoiesis and non-canonical Wnt signaling.” Society for Developmental
Biology 69th Annual Meeting jointly with the Japanese Society for Developmental
Biologists, Albuquerque, NM August 5-9, 2010.

Mimoto MS, Goldman D, Christian, JL “Identification of a novel protein, LRRP, involved
in primitive erythropoiesis and non-canonical Wnt signaling.” Northwest Regional
Developmental Biology Meeting, Friday Harbor, WA, March 15-18, 2010 (Oral
presentation)

Mimoto, M.S., Goldman, D., Dalgin, G. “The Role of Ectodermal Gata-2 in Primitive Red
Blood Cell Development.” Northwest Regional Developmental Biology Meeting, Friday
Harbor, WA, March 13-16, 2009

Mimoto, M.S., Goldman, D., Dalgin, G. “The Role of Ectodermal Gata-2 in Primitive Red
Blood Cell Development.” 2009 Annual Heart Research Center Scientific Retreat,
Portland, OR, February 7, 2009

Mimoto, M.S. and Christian, J.L. “Clearing up the Fog in Frog Embryonic Blood
Development.” Society for Developmental Biology 67th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA,
July 25-30, 2008.

Mimoto, M.S. and Christian, J.L. “Clearing up the Fog in Frog Embryonic Blood
Development.” Northwest Regional Developmental Biology Meeting, Friday Harbor, WA,
March 12-15, 2008.

Mimoto MS, Hall D, Stevens S, Covello KL, Dunwoodie SL, Kusumi K. “Disruptions of
the notch pathway somite clock lead to congenital spinal malformations.” Mid- Atlantic
Regional Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology, Philadelphia, PA, May 30-
31, 2003.

Mimoto MS, Covello KC, Stevens SA, Hall D, Kusumi K. “Delta-like 3 is required for a
complex notch pathway regulated somite clock.” Delaware Valley Mouse Club
Symposium, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, March 6, 2003.

Mimoto MS, Covello KL, Stevens SA, Kusumi K. “The role of delta-like 3 in maintaining
the notch pathway somite clock,” 61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental
Biology, Madison, WI, July 21-25, 2002 (Dev Biol, 247: 476, 2002).


Katie O'Sullivan, M.D. (Med/Peds Fellow)

Posters and Presentations

"Type 2 Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adolescents". Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 6th Annual Meeting, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 15, 2016.  (Oral presentation)

O'Sullivan, K., Naylor, R., Frim, D., Koren, D. (May 2014). Case report: A large suprasellar arachnoid cyst presenting as isolated sexual precocity in a boy. Poster presented to Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting.

O'Sullivan, K., Zeytinoglu, M., Vokes, T. (June 2014). Case Report: Severe hypercalcemia exacerbated by excessive vitamin D supplementation in the setting of primary hyperparathyroidism. Poster presented to Endocrine Society Meeting and to the 17th Workshop on Vitamin D.

Koren D., O’Sullivan K., Gozal L., Bhattacharjee R, Gozal D. (June 2014). Home sleep duration and glycemia in lean and obese adolescents. Poster presented to 28th Annual APSS meeting. Abstracted in: Sleep 2014.

Biswas S., O'Sullivan K., Abusag M., Bindal A., Philipson L. (March 2015). Primary hyperparathyroidism in pregnancy treated with parathyroidectomy in the first trimester. Endocrine Society Meeting.

O'Sullivan K., Mironovici C., Yu C., Greeley SA. (March 2015). Delayed diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis complicated by dilated cardiomyopathy and accelerated growth velocity in a 23 month-old boy with recurrent diarrhea and tachycardia. Endocrine Society Meeting.

O’Sullivan K., Kheirandish-Gozal L., Bhattacharjee R., Gozal D., Koren D. (April 2015). Effects of home sleep habits on cardiometabolic risk indices in adolescents. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting.

O’Sullivan K., Dumin M., Kheirandish-Gozal L., Bhattacharjee R., Gozal D., Koren D. (April 2016). Effects of acute sleep restriction on weight and cardiometabolic risk indices in obese adolescents. Endocrine Society Meeting.

Letourneau L., Stanley K., O’Sullivan K., Sanyora M., Greeley S. (April 2016). Mixed presentation of congenital hyperinsulinism and early-adult onset diabetes in a family with an ABCC8 mutation. Congenital Hyperinsulinism Family Conference.

O’Sullivan K., Dumin, M., Bhattacharjee, R., Kheirandish-Gozal, L., Gozal, D., Knutson, K., Koren, D. (April 2017). Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk in Obese Adolescents with and without Type 2 Diabetes: A Pilot Study. Endocrine Society Meeting.