Lynette Nieman, M.D., a renowned National Institutes of Health researcher in the field of endocrinology, presented the 2014 Mark Dodge, M.D., Lectureship at the School of Medicine on Nov. 13.
Nieman is senior investigator in the program in reproductive and adult endocrinology at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the NIH. She leads the endocrinology consult service at the NIH’s Clinical Research Center and oversees the clinical care of the institute’s patients to ensure compliance with human subject research regulations.
An active clinical investigator with special expertise in disorders of cortisolism, Nieman spoke to faculty and residents on diagnosing Cushing’s syndrome during the obesity epidemic. Neiman has seen more than 1,100 Cushing’s syndrome patients at the NIH, authored more than 250 publications and sponsored three investigational new drug applications to the FDA. She has received the NIH Director’s Award three times as well as the NIH Clinical Teacher of the Year and the Endocrine Society’s Distinguished Physician of the Year awards.
The Dodge Lectureship, named for long-time Saint Luke’s Hospital endocrinologist Mark Dodge, M.D., provides area health care professionals the opportunity to hear from nationally-recognized authorities in the field of endocrinology.