Dr. Cohen graduated with highest honors in 1986 from the Technion Medical School in Israel, and trained in Pediatrics and Endocrinology at Stanford University until 1992. He was until 1998 an Associate Professor and Pediatric Endocrinology Program Director at the University of Pennsylvania & Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is currently a Professor and Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at UCLA and the associate director of the UCSD/UCLA Diabetes/Endocrinology Research Center. He was inducted into both the Society of Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society (APS). He is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association, Pediatric Endocrine Society, Eli-Lilly & Ross awards, and most recently, the APS Best Science Award. Dr. Cohen published over 250 papers focusing on cancer, aging, growth disorders, diabetes, GH/IGF biology and the emerging science of mitochondrial-derived peptides. He received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), FDA, and various foundations including the Prostate cancer Foundation. He recently received a EUREKA-Award and the NIH-Director-Transformative RO1-Grant. He serves on several NIH study sections and his editorial services include being an associate editor of Pediatric Research and a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrinology, and the Journal of GH and IGF Research as well as being an executive officer of the GH Research society, the IGF society and the Endocrine Society Steering Committee.