This month the PNA Spotlight focuses on Dr. Christopher Cifarelli, Director of the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery program at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine. He is also an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and a member of the Cancer Institute Research Programs at WVU. Dr. Cifarelli earned his B.A. and M.S. from Rutgers University and then his MD and PhD from Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Cifarelli was kind enough to answer some questions from the PNA; his answers are below.
This month the PNA Medical Corner spotlights an article co-authored by Dr. Shlomo Melmed of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a longtime member of the PNA. The study looks at somatostatin receptor subtype 5 and its effect on hypothalamic pituitary-adrenal axis stress function.
Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.
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