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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, January 28, 2013

Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Fima Lifshitz Joins Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Board

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is pleased to announce that Fima Lifshitz, M.D. has joined our Board of Trustees.


Dr. lifshitz
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Dr. lifshitz

Dr. Lifshitz is President of Pediatric Sunshine Academics, a non-profit organization committed to pediatric endocrinology and nutrition research and education. He holds an appointment as Adjunct Senior Investigator at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute. Between April 2003 and December 2012, Dr. Lifshitz served as Senior Nutrition Scientist and Director of Pediatrics at Sansum Diabetes and served the needs of the community as a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Lifshitz is also Professor Emeritus, State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn; previously serving as Professor in the Institution (1991 - 2007). Formerly, he was Professor of Pediatrics at Cornell University Medical College, New York (1975-1991) and University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami (2002 -2007).

Dr. Lifshitz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and of the American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology. He is the author or editor of 20 books, including Pediatric Endocrinology now in its 5th edition and he has published over 350 scientific papers, book chapters and review articles. He attained his MD degree at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, in his native country of Mexico, and obtained his pediatric training at Children’s Mercy Hospital and University of Kansas Medical Center; he did his pediatric endocrinology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr Lifshitz is very proud of the Research Center in the Escola da Medicina da Universidade Federal da Bahia, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil named for him.

In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Lifshitz has been actively involved in supporting non-profit organizations and enjoying the arts. He has served on the board of North South Consonance Ensemble, an American chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music from the Americas since its inception in 1980. His latest book is one in the art field, entitled An African Journey Through its Art published in 2009.

About Sansum Diabetes Research Institute:

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is an internationally recognized research center devoted to the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes. For more information on Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, contact Sarah Ettman-Sterner at (805) 682-7638, email her at settman-sterner@sansum.org or, visit www.sansum.org/.

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