The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Fellowship Program provided support and funding for Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellows from 2020 to 2022. The 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.
"Friedman Fellows" remained in the program for 2-3 years, depending on whether their focus was on clinical care or research. A fellow had to be accepted to our training Program before they were named as a "Friedman Fellow." The Friedman Fellows carried 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 wase given a special certificate of recognition at the end of their training. Friedman Fellows also join the Friedman Fellows Foundation Symposium, which generally takes place on Diabetes Day every year.
Anastassios G. Pittas, MD MS, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief, 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, and the Division created a video to celebrate and acknowledge this rich history and contributions to educating the future generation of endocrinologists.