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June 26, 2003

Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScM, Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

(Philadelphia, PA) - Anne Rentoumis Cappola, MD, ScM, has been appointed to the positions of Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes and Senior Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Prior to this appointment, Cappola was Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

Cappola attended Harvard College and received her BA in Biochemistry. She earned her MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and ScM in Clinical Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene & Public Health. She was a resident in Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and a fellow in Endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Her current research focuses on the hormonal alterations that occur with aging and the clinical impact of these changes, particularly in older women. Her research is funded by the American Federation for Aging Research and by the National Institute on Aging.

She is a member of The Endocrine Society, Women in Endocrinology, American Geriatrics Society, and Gerontological Society of America, and serves as a reviewer of manuscripts for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Her research has been published in several journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Diabetes Care. Additionally, she serves as the Endocrine co-editor for the Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine Companion Handbook.

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