Currently, all the full-time physicians in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition are involved in some form of medical research or scholarship, and a third of them have major commitments to laboratory-based research. The research performed within the group varies widely in both type and topic.
The types of research span a continuum from basic science to clinical investigation to new drug trials, and Mayo Clinic has many ways for you to support its research into diseases of the endocrine system.
Mayo Clinic has a long and strong history in endocrine research. Several past and current presidents of national and international endocrine societies have been on the Mayo Clinic staff.
In 1914, Dr. Edward Kendall first purified and structurally identified thyroxine, the principal thyroid hormone. Subsequently, in 1950, he received the Nobel Prize for identifying, isolating and synthesizing adrenocortical steroids — including cortisone — and introducing them as anti-inflammatory agents for the treatment of arthritis, adrenal insufficiency and other such disorders.
Support Endocrine Research
Philanthropy provides essential support for endocrine research. Read about how your gift can advance the discovery of endocrinology-related treatments.