Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes was launched in 1994, with Obesity added to the title in 2007. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The fields of endocrinology and diabetes are divided into 12 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce one of the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.
Dr Irina Bancos is the Associate Professor of Medicine and works in the Pituitary-Adrenal-Gonadal subdivision of Endocrinology division at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. She also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Endocrine Fellowship. Dr Bancos received her M.D. from the Iuliu Hatieganu Medical University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Danbury Hospital in CT, USA and Endocrinology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. In addition, Dr Bancos completed a two-year research fellowship (Mayo Foundation Scholarship) at the University of Birmingham, UK where she received training in steroid profiling and adrenal disorders. In 2015 she returned to Mayo Clinic, where her clinical and research interests include adrenal and pituitary tumors, pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma, primary aldosteronism, adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing syndrome, and mechanisms of steroid regulation of health and disease. Between 2015 and 2018, Dr Bancos was the Principal Investigator and Leader of the Transform the Adrenal Practice team at Mayo Clinic. Dr Bancos has published more than 120 scientific articles and currently holds several grants in the field of adrenal disorders.
Dr Diane Donegan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the division of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism at Indiana University, USA, and has a joint position with the department of Neurosurgery. Dr Donegan obtained her medical degree at University College Dublin, Ireland. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, during which she obtained her Masters in Clinical and Translational Science. Dr Donegan has a special interest in pituitary dysfunction and disease and is involved in several clinical treatment trials. To date, she has published more than 30 scientific articles.