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UPMC Children’s Endocrinology Division Faculty Awarded Teaching and Scholar Awards

June 9, 2021

Dr. Ingrid LibmanIngrid M. Libman, MD, MPH, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at UPMC Children's, was awarded a Medical Student Research Mentoring Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. This award recognizes faculty for their outstanding teaching and mentorship over the course of a longitudinal research project, and is bestowed from the School of Medicine based on the recommendation of medical students. 

Dr. Libman's clinical work and research in diabetes and her teaching and mentoring of new generations of pediatric endocrinologists are prime examples of the Division's decades of excellence in clinical care, research, and mentoring young physicians and researchers.

Christine March, MDDr. Libman's influence on her students and the Division's commitment to mentoring and hiring like-minded faculty is on display with another recent award earned by Division faculty member Christine A. March, MD, MS, a former fellow and pediatric diabetes specialist who trained under Dr. Libman. Dr. March was accepted into the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Scholar Program (KL2). 

The competitive Clinical and Translational Science Scholar Program supports junior faculty at the University of Pittsburgh with salary support for up to five years, and provides protected time for faculty to conduct preliminary research that will enable them to apply for a career development award (K Award) from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. March has a general interest in health services research focusing on the care and outcomes of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D),specifically community-engaged research and school-based diabetes care. Her primary work focuses on optimizing the school-based management of T1D in the context of emerging diabetes technologies, including insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, and sensor-augmented insulin pumps.

“The Division extends congratulations to Drs. Libman and March on their respective awards. A core strength of our Division is exemplified by Dr. Libman's teaching award and is reinforced by the fact that one of her mentees, Dr. March, is well on the path toward becoming an independent investigator in the field of pediatric diabetes, a field that our Division and UPMC Children's have been global leaders in for more than 50 years," says Radhika Muzumdar, MD, chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at UPMC Children's.