Norris Named Permanent Division Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes

I’m happy to announce Dr. Andrew Norris as the permanent Division Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes beginning July 1, 2020. He had been interim Division Director since July 2019.

Dr. Norris received his MD and PhD in Molecular Biophysics from Washington University School of Medicine in 1997. He completed his Pediatric internship and residency from 1997‐2000 at the University of Iowa, followed by his Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship from 2000‐2003 at Children’s Hospital Boston. From 2003‐2005 he was an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, before starting at the University of Iowa in 2005. He has been Professor of Pediatrics and of Biochemistry since 2018.

Aside from being an active clinician, an excellent teacher and mentor, Dr. Norris has been a productive investigator that has focused in the study of the root causes of cystic fibrosis‐related diabetes, early life programming of type 2 diabetes risk, fatty acid metabolism and insulin action, and the bioinformatic study of common metabolic diseases. He has published extensively and has received numerous R01 awards through the NIH and remains a prolific scholar. Dr. Norris is also Associate Director of the Fraternity of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Norris to his permanent role within the Department.

–Eva Tsalikian, MD Professor and Interim Chair, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

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