The primary goal of UVA’s Research Training in the Neuroendocrinology program is to provide outstanding early-postdoctoral research training for tomorrow’s independent scientists in the various fields of neuroendocrinology.
Neuroendocrinology is a rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary field that encompasses behavior, growth, appetite, metabolism, reproduction and neural function.
We believe that hands-on performance of in-depth research side-by-side with an experienced mentor, in the context of a rich and nurturing environment, is the most important component of our program. Our program offers an array of research opportunities, all related to a common theme: interactions among endocrinology/metabolism and neurological systems.
UVA’s pediatric diabetes and endocrinology services are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Mark DeBoer is a pediatric endocrinologist and neuroendocrinology research mentor, and he researches the causes of childhood obesity and the problems it can lead to.
Program trainees will spearhead proposed research projects, performing most of the hands-on research activities, with the fellow’s primary faculty mentor providing close oversight, continual teaching, and constructive feedback.