The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Fellowship Program provides support and funding for Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellows. This Friedman Fellowship Program was established with a generous gift given by the Dr. Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman New York Foundation for Medical Research, a charitable organization dedicated to empowering scientists and clinicians who are focused on improving health and curing disease.
The Friedman Fellowship Program has supported many fellows in our Division since 2000. “Friedman Fellows” remain in the program for 2-3 years, depending on whether they are focusing on clinical care or research. A fellow has to be accepted to our training Program before they are named as a “Friedman Fellow.” The Friedman Fellows carry on Dr. Gerald J. Friedman’s legacy of dedication and devotion to the health and wellbeing of patients with diabetes and metabolic disease. Dr. Friedman’s focus on using clinical practice and advancing knowledge through research and education mirrors the major tenets of the Medical Center and the values of our Friedman Fellows. As a reminder of this commitment to patient care and the advancement of knowledge, each Fellow is given a special certificate of recognition at the end of their training. Friedman Fellows also join the Friedman Fellows Foundation Symposium, which takes place on Diabetes Day every year.
Anastassios G. Pittas, MD MS, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division, was the first Friedman Fellow. Lisa Ceglia, MD MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, also trained as a Friedman Fellow.
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In 2021, the Friedman Foundation Program at Tufts Medical Center had its 20th anniversary.