Thoughts from Jeffrey S. Flier, Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Welcome to the Dean’s Corner, where I am looking forward to regularly sharing my thoughts and views on topical issues important to the practice of medicine, to medical education, and to the lively, vital world of biomedical research.
Class of 2012, yours is a time of exhilarating change that is vast in scope: Today, all health is global. You will, I am certain, have the opportunity to ease human suffering to a degree that is wholly unprecedented.
Despite the amazing progress in the field of obesity and diabetes over the past 35 years, obesity and diabetes have become more prevalent, not less. Now two research studies compare the effect of medical therapy vs. bariatric surgery on diabetes in obese patients.