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Issue 127 Spring 2018

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Could you be an Endocrine Ambassador?

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Do you want to increase interdisciplinary collaborations at your institution? Could you help to raise the profile of endocrinology, and inspire those working in intersecting fields to identify with the discipline? Then represent the Society for Endocrinology at your institution by becoming an Endocrine Ambassador!

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As an Endocrine Ambassador, you’ll be your institution’s champion for endocrinology, bringing the many different flavours of our discipline together, and you’ll encourage students and colleagues to join the Society.

Funding is available to ambassadors on a first come, first served basis, to support a small event aimed at encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations and recruiting new members to the Society.

Nigel Page hosted the first sponsored Endocrine Ambassador event at Kingston University, London. It featured a guest lecture by Gary Frost (Imperial College London) on ‘Fermentable carbohydrate-driven appetite regulation in the brain’.

BEING AN AMBASSADOR

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Nigel Page, Director of Learning and Teaching at the School of Life  Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry, Kingston University London, who is a Society Endocrine Ambassador and Public Engagement Committee member, tells us more about being an Endocrine Ambassador.

For many years I was the informal contact for the Society at Kingston, and encouraging new members to engage with the Society was a big part of that. One year, I even received the Society’s accolade for recruiting the greatest number of new members, as well as helping to recruit some of the first students to the Society’s Student Ambassadors Scheme! So, when the opportunity came along to become an official Endocrine Ambassador and to champion endocrinology within my institution, I took it.

Kingston has several interdisciplinary research groups, including those involved in diabetes, cancer, drug discovery and delivery, sports science, and nutrition. With the funding opportunities offered to Endocrine Ambassadors, we could organise an event to bring together many of the different flavours of our endocrinology community. Overall, being an Ambassador has certainly afforded me the opportunity to get more people involved, to stimulate debate, and hopefully t oconvince a few more people of the benefits of being part of the endocrinology community via the Society.’

‘Being an Ambassador has certainly afforded me the opportunity to get more people involved, to stimulate debate, and hopefully to convince a few more people of the benefits of being part of the endocrinology community via the Society.’

Find out more about Nigel on the Society blog.

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR TODAY!

For more information and to apply, click here.




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