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KIM JONAS | A word from the Editor

Welcome to our spring issue, with the theme of women and women’s health. Its publication in March, shortly after International Women’s Day, inspired us to celebrate all things female!

And so it is packed with interviews with Wiebke Arlt and Morag Young, and sound bites from a broad selection of women in endocrinology, who share with us their inspiration for choosing and staying in the discipline, along with the challenges they face. We have a career perspective from Lucilla Poston, recalling highlights from her career in maternal and child health, and considering the future challenges and possibilities for innovation that developments in this area bring.

At The Endocrinologist HQ, we have had changes to the Editorial Team and an influx of new Board members. Accordingly, we have taken the opportunity to introduce them to you, and to showcase their expertise, which spans the breadth of many endocrine disciplines and geographical locations. We look forward to their contributions over their terms of office. A huge thanks is due to outgoing board members Louise and Venkat, for their dedication and involvement.

Reading the ‘Ode to SfE’, penned by our General Secretory, Ruth Andrew, has made me reflect on how the Society has been a consistent, supportive part of my career, which I’m sure will resonate with many of you. From a personal perspective, those travel grants awarded when I was an early career researcher were integral to enabling my attendance at international meetings, and therefore valuable conversations and interactions with field leaders and inspirational women in endocrinology. Like Ruth, it’s good to now see the ‘circle of lab life’, with my group members now benefiting from these same schemes, and the opportunities to be inspired by thought leaders, as we were and continue to be.

With best wishes


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