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2024 AK Visiting Lecture Series 01

January 18, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Drs. Rachel Whooten and Shylaja Srinivasan

Provided by: MGH Center for Faculty Development & Mass General Brigham

2024 Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series 01
“Understanding the Natural History of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Insights from a Prospective Cohort, Project Viva”
“The genetics of type 2 diabetes in youth: Where we are and the road ahead”

12:00 – 1:00 pm (9:00 – 10:00 am PST)

The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures bring together faculty from institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars with MGH scholars, on topics that overlap both research areas.

Dr. Whooten will present on “Understanding the Natural History of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Insights from a Prospective Cohort, Project Viva.”
Dr. Srinivasan will present on “The genetics of type 2 diabetes in youth: Where we are and the road ahead.”

Learning Objectives for Dr. Whooten’s talk:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • To apply the Rotterdam Criteria to assess prevalence estimates of polycystic ovary syndrome among adolescent females within a longitudinal birth cohort, Project Viva.
  • To characterize PCOS within this cohort.
  • To understand the natural history of PCOS development among adolescent females in relation to adiposity and cardiometabolic biomarkers.

Learning Objectives for Dr. Srinivasan’s talk:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology and pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes in youth.
  • Evaluate the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes in youth.
  • Recognize key differences between type 2 diabetes in youth and adults.

Rachel C. Whooten, MD, Assistant in Pediatrics, Pediatric Medicine Services, MGH/HMS
Dr. Whooten is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is a member of the Divisions of Pediatric Endocrinology and General Academic Pediatrics. She graduated from Williams College and Boston University School of Medicine, then completed her residency in Pediatrics at UCSF, moving back to Boston to complete her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology and Health Services Research at MGH. She has a longstanding interest in community-based strategies for healthy lifestyles, specifically relating to physical activity promotion in childcare and schools. She is currently supported by a K23 award from NIDDK addressing physical activity as a potential strategy for PCOS prevention.

Shylaja Srinivasan, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Srinivasan is a clinician-scientist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained her medical degree from the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences in India and completed her pediatric residency at both SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York and Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She then went on to do a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and joined UCSF at faculty in 2016. Recently, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research from UCSF.

Dr. Srinivasan’s clinical and scientific focus is on type 2 diabetes in youth. Specifically, she uses pharmacologic and genetic approaches to evaluate pathophysiology and therapeutic strategies for youth with type 2 diabetes using large datasets and the conduct of clinical trials. Clinically, she directs the pediatric type 2 diabetes program at the UCSF Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes. She is also one of the Associate Program Directors for the pediatric endocrinology fellowship training program at UCSF.


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsoring of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. 1 Continuing Education (CE) credit is awarded.

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