Education pervades our efforts in all areas, underscoring the important academic nature of our mission.
Fellowships: The Diabetes Research Center currently house 10 postdoctoral fellows, 2 MD/PhD students, and nearly a dozen undergraduate students from diverse geographic areas including Rice University, Monterrey Tech in Mexico, Universities of Sao Paolo and Brazilia in Brazil, and trainees from throughout China. One of our current fellows, Dr. Anisha Gupte, was recently elected to serve as president of the TMHRI Trainee Association.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Program: Under the direction of Dr. Richard Robbins and partnering with MD Anderson, we have also submitted an application for an ACGME-accredited program slated to start in 2012 that will accommodate 4 fellows.
Training for residents: The clinical services provide subspecialty training for Internal Medicine, Neurology, Family Practice, Pharmacy and Nursing, as well as medical students from Weill Cornell.
Internship Program: The Denver Harbor team has also partnered with the University of Houston and UT Schools of Public Health and Nursing in development of a unique internship program for students from varying fields including sociology, psychology, anthropology, and nutrition education, which provides practical use and training in methodologies associated with participatory action research, social cognition and social cohesion strategies, and qualitative and quantitative data collection and analyses.
Patient and community education can be found in all of our clinical and clinical research endeavors.