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Anna Spagnoli; M.D.

Dr. Spagnoli is currently an Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. She has extensive research experience in Pediatric Endocrinology. Dr. Spagnoli's professional pediatric research focus is in the areas of adult stem cell for tissue regeneration, fat-bone-brain connections to control energy and bone metabolism, cartilage and bone development and repair, insulin-like growth factors. She has extensively published in this field. Her research has been funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and numerous other agencies and foundations. Dr. Spagnoli also serves as the Program Director of the Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at University of North Carolina. Earlier, she was an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She has served as an ad hoc reviewer for several funding agencies and foundations including National Institutes of Health (NIH), Medical Research Council of UK, Health Research Board of Ireland and Arthritis Foundation, and as a reviewer for several scientific journals and annual meetings for bone and endocrine societies. Early in her career she was a European Community Erasmus Program Research Fellow at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, and at Stanford University as Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Spagnoli holds a M.D. from the University of Rome Tor Vergata School of Medicine in Rome, Italy. She received her Residency training in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She is board certified in Pediatric Endocrinology.


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