Endocrine T32 Administration

Robert O’Doherty, PhD, director of the T32 training program, chairs a Training Committee composed of five faculty members representing multiple disciplines across the University of Pittsburgh. Training Committee members include Donald DeFranco, PhD; Bruce Freeman, PhD; Erin E. Kershaw, MD; Esa Davis, PhD; and Pouneh Fazeli, MD, MPH. The Internal Advisory Board (IAB) is comprised of two current T32 Directors, Christopher O’Donnell, PhD and Thomas Kleyman, MD. The External Advisory Board (EAB) is comprised of internationally renowned Endocrinologists and a leader in the field of research program integration and translational research: Andrew Stewart, MD; Stephen Davis, MBBS; Stephen Hammes, MD, PhD; and Jennifer Grandis, MD. These core program leaders, in combination with our outstanding research mentors, provide both the experience and commitment to managing this training program and promoting the scientific and career development of the next generation of academic leaders in the field of Endocrinology.

Robert O’Doherty, PhD

Director, Diabetes & Endocrinology
T32 Training Program
Director, Center for Metabolism &
Mitochondrial Medicine (C3M)
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry
& Molecular Genetics

Erin E. Kershaw, MD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Associate Director, Diabetes and Endocrinology T32 Training Program
Endowed Chair for Obesity & Diabetes Research
Associate Professor of Medicine

Sharon Ferderbar

Director of Financial & Operations Management
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

T32 Training Committee

Don DeFranco, PhD

Donald B. DeFranco, PhD

Vice Chair for Medical Education
Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology

Bruce A. Freeman, PhD

Irwin Fridovich Distinguished Professor & Chair
Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology

Pouneh Fazeli

Esa Matius Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Director, UPMC Tobacco Treatment Service
Director, Career Education & Enhancement for
Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical & Translational Science
Division of General Internal Medicine

Pouneh K. Fazeli, MD, MPH

Director, Neuroendocrinology Unit
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

Internal Advisory Board

Christopher P. O’Donnell, PhD

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Special Projects, Health Sciences
Executive Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine
T32 Director, Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Medicine

Thomas R. Kleyman, MD

Chief, Division of Renal-Electrolyte
Director, Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research
T32 Director, Nephrology
Sheldon Adler Professor of Medicine

External Advisory Board

Andrew Stewart, MD

Director, Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Stephen N. Davis, MBBS

Theodore E. Woodward Chair in Medicine
Director, General Clinical Research Center
Director, Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Stephen R. Hammes, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Endocrine, Metabolism, & Diabetes
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
Louis S. Wolk Distinguished Professorship in Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center

Jennifer Grandis, MD

American Cancer Society Professor, Otalarynology
University of California, San Francisco