Understanding the Human Body: Science and Medicine
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This master class will explore how scientific research and medical practice work together to help physicians understand and treat the human body, with particular focus on the thyroid. As a physician and a scientist, Dr. Hollenberg regularly moves from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside and back again. He will explain how the two areas of his practice complement each other. At the same time, participants will learn the basic biology of the thyroid, which is his specialty, and how that tiny organ is implicated in metabolic disease and obesity.
Dr. Anthony Hollenberg is a leading physician-scientist specializing in endocrinology, with a particular focus on the thyroid. He investigates the physiological and molecular underpinnings of metabolism and the way thyroid hormones regulate metabolism and lipid levels and affect body weight. His well-respected research has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1995. He is an editor of Endocrinology, serves on the board of the American Thyroid Association, and is, as well, the Sanford I. Weill Chair of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and physician-in-chief at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.