Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hormone Action


Meet the trainees in the NUPEDHA training program.

Predoctoral Trainees

Matthew Dapas

Mentor:  M. Geoffrey Hayes, PhD, Medicine - Endocrinology
Project: Identification of Rare Variants Involved in the Etiology of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
Appointed: July 1, 2015

Lidija Gorsic

Mentor: Margrit Urbanek, PhD, Medicine - Endocrinology
Project: Genetic Variation in Members of the Anti-Mullerian Hormone Signaling Pathway and its Role in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Appointed: July 1, 2016

Postdoctoral Trainees

Valentina Conoscenti, MD

Mentor: M. Geoffrey Hayes, PhD, Medicine - Endocrinology
Co-Mentor: Abel N. Kho, MD, Medicine – General Internal Medicine
Project: Using Electronic Medical Records for identifying subjects with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. 
Appointed: July 1, 2016

Victoria Sandler, MD

Mentor: William L. Lowe, Jr., MD, Medicine - Endocrinology
Project: Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study and HAPO Follow Up Study.
Appointed: July 1, 2016

Claire Gerber, PhD

Mentor: Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc Medicine - Nephrology
Project: Effects of SGLT2 Inhibition on Mineral Metabolism and Skeletal System
Appointed: November 1, 2016