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7th Annual John C. Floyd Memorial Fellows Lecture in Endocrinology
and the Internal Medicine Medical Grand Rounds Lecture


Anne Rentoumis Cappola, MD, ScM
Anne Rentoumis
Cappola, MD, ScM

"The Thyroid Axis and Aging"

Friday, May 31, 2013
Noon–1:00 p.m.

Ford Amphitheater
2nd floor, University Hospital


Anne Rentoumis Cappola, MD, ScM

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Box lunches and bottled water will be available from 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (or until gone.) The lunches are provided by the Department of Internal Medicine for Grand Rounds attendees.

Departmental Grand Rounds can be accessed in real time via interactive video over the internet by clicking on the enclosed link at the time of the event:

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Anne Rentoumis Cappola, M.D., Sc.M. is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Associate Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology (CCEB), Core Faculty Member of the Master's in Translational Research program, and a Fellow in the Institute on Aging. She is a Contributing Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Dr. Cappola is a translational researcher whose scientific focus is the endocrine changes that occur with aging and the clinical impact of these changes, including their impact on risk of cardiovascular disorders. Her research is funded by the National Institute on Aging. Current projects include studies of the indications for treatment of subclinical thyroid dysfunction in older men and women; the role of androgens in the health of older women; hormonal treatments for the frailty syndrome; and metabolic changes in men and women who sustain a hip fracture.

Dr. Cappola earned a B.A. in Biochemistry from Harvard College (Advanced Standing), an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a Sc.M. in Clinical Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. She served her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Her fellowships included serving as Clinical Fellow in Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Clinical and Research Fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore; and Research Fellow, Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Dr. Cappola joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 2003, after serving as the Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Among Dr. Cappola's numerous awards are the Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society and The Endocrine Society Thyroid Clinical Research Mentor Award. She was also named the American Federation for Aging Research's Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecturer on the Advances in Aging Research in 2005 and 2010.

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This annual lecture is made possible by the generosity of
Mrs. Esther Floyd and her family in memory of
her husband, Dr. John C. Floyd, Jr.,
late Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine in the
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism and
co-founder/former Associate Director of the
Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center.


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