Endocrinology

  • Program Accomplishments

    The graduates of our fellowship program have a very strong record of academic productivity. Between 2002 and 2014, twenty-eight fellows graduated from the fellowship program. Twenty-three of the 28 graduates hold academic positions at the institutions listed below. Since graduation, these individuals have published at least 80 peer-reviewed articles.

    • Baylor University
    • Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughter’s, Norfolk, VA (2)
    • Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
    • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (2)
    • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (5)
    • Dana Children’s Hospital, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    • Georgetown University, Washington DC
    • Loma Linda University
    • Nationwide Children's Hospital 
    • Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH
    • University of Colorado
    • University of Louisville
    • University of South Florida
    • University of South Alabama
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

    Our present fellows have the benefit of training with faculty who are leaders in the field of Pediatric Endocrinology. As a result of the expertise of the faculty, our fellows have a unique opportunity to diagnose and treat both common and rare endocrine disorders. Each fellow’s clinical and research experience is designed to meet the short and long term goals of each individual fellow. Under the guidance of the faculty our fellows have the opportunity to grow and mature as clinicians and investigators. The support of a highly ranked academic institution allows the fellows to participate in cutting edge clinical and basic science research. These opportunities are available in a city that feels like home while providing all of the entertainment and culture that a larger city has to offer.

  • Examples of Our Achievements

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    + Publications

    2014

    • Sisley, S., et al., Differences in acute anorectic effects of long-acting GLP-1 receptor agonists in rats. Peptides, 2014. 58: p. 1-6.
    • Sisley, S., et al., Neuronal GLP1R mediates liraglutide's anorectic but not glucose-lowering effect. J Clin Invest, 2014. 124(6): p. 2456-63.
    • Heppner, K.M., Piechowski, C. L., Muller, A., Ottaway, N., Sisley, S., Smiley, D. L., Habegger, K. M., Pfluger, P. T., Dimarchi, R., Biebermann, H., Tschop, M. H., Sandoval, D. A., Perez-Tilve, D., , Both acyl and des-acyl ghrelin regulate adiposity and glucose metabolism via central nervous system ghrelin receptors. Diabetes, 2014. 63(1): p. 122-31.
    • Chambers A.P., Smith, E. P., Begg, D. P., Grayson, B. E., Sisley, S., Greer, T., Sorrell, J., Lemmen, L., LaSance, K., Woods, S. C., Seeley, R. J., D'Alessio, D. A., Sandoval, D. A., , Regulation of gastric emptying rate and its role in nutrient-induced GLP-1 secretion in rats after vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 2014. 306(4): p. E424-32.

    2013

    • Sisley, S., et al., Low incidence of pathology detection and high cost of screening in the evaluation of asymptomatic short children. J Pediatr, 2013. 163(4): p. 1045-51.
    • Shankar, R.K., et al., Digenic heterozygous HNF1A and HNF4A mutations in two siblings with childhood-onset diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes, 2013. 14(7): p. 535-8.
    • Lotstein, D.S., Seid, M., Klingensmith, G., Case, D., Lawrence, J. M., Pihoker, C., Dabelea, D., Mayer-Davis, E. J., Gilliam, L. K., Corathers, S.D., Imperatore, G., Dolan, L., Anderson, A., Bell, R. A. Waitzfelder, B., , Transition from pediatric to adult care for youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in adolescence. Pediatrics, 2013. 131(4): p. e1062-70.
    • Corathers, S.D., S. Peavie, and M. Salehi, Complications of diabetes therapy. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am, 2013. 42(4): p. 947-70.
    • Corathers, S.D., et al., Improving depression screening for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatrics, 2013. 132(5): p. e1395-402.
    • Chuang, J., et al., Bariatric surgery for severe obesity in two adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatrics, 2013. 132(4): p. e1031-4.
    • Chambers, A.P., Smith, E. P., Begg, D. P., Grayson, B. E., Sisley, S., Greer, T., Sorrell, J., Lemen, L., Lasance, K., Woods, S. C., Seeley, R. J., D'Alessio, D. A., Sandoval, D. A., , Regulation of Gastric Emptying Rate and its Role in Nutrient-Induced GLP-1 Secretion in Rats after Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 2013.
    • Bielohuby, M., Sisley, S., Sandoval, D., Herbach, N., Zengin, A., Fischereder, M., Menhofer, D., Stoehr, B. J., Stemmer, K., Wanke, R., Tschop, M. H., Seeley, R. J., Bidlingmaier, M., , Impaired glucose tolerance in rats fed low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 2013. 305(9): p. E1059-70.
    • Auble, B.A., et al., Hypopituitarism in Pediatric Survivors of Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma, 2013.
    • Auble, B.A., et al., Differences in the management of adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome across pediatric specialties. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol, 2013. 26(4): p. 234-8.

    2012

    • Yi, C.X., Gericke, M., Kruger, M., Alkemade, A., Kabra, D. G., Hanske, S., Filosa, J., Pfluger, P., Bingham, N.,  Woods, S. C., Herman, J., Kalsbeek, A., Baumann, M., Lang, R., Stern, J. E., Bechmann, I., Tschop, M. H., High calorie diet triggers hypothalamic angiopathy. Mol Metab, 2012. 1(1-2): p. 95-100.
    • Shankar, R.K., et al., Medullary thyroid cancer in a 9-week-old infant with familial MEN 2B: Implications for timing of prophylactic thyroidectomy. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol, 2012. 2012(1): p. 25.
    • Shah, A.S., et al., Racial differences in arterial stiffness among adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes, 2012. 13(2): p. 170-5.
    • Shah, A.S., et al., Comparison of mercury and aneroid blood pressure measurements in youth. Pediatrics, 2012. 129(5): p. e1205-10.
    • Sandoval, D., Barrera, J. G., Stefater, M. A., Sisley, S., Woods, S. C., D'Alessio, D. D., Seeley, R. J., , The anorectic effect of GLP-1 in rats is nutrient dependent. PLoS One, 2012. 7(12): p. e51870.
    • Rose, S.R., AubleB.A.Endocrine changes after pediatric traumatic brain injury. Pituitary, 2012. 15(3): p. 267-75.
    • Gutmark-Little, I., et al., Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return is common in Turner syndrome. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab, 2012. 25(5-6): p. 435-40.
    • Bingham, N.C., S.R. Rose, and T.H. Inge, Bariatric surgery in hypothalamic obesity. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne), 2012. 3: p. 23.

    2011

    • Shah AS, Backeljauw PB. Non-Classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Clinical Experience versus Clinical Guidelines.  Endocrinology Studies, 2011, 1:45-49.
    • Sisley, S. and D. Sandoval, Hypothalamic control of energy and glucose metabolism. Rev Endocr Metab Disord, 2011. 12(3): p. 219-33.
    • Shah, A.S., et al., The effects of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus on cardiac structure and function in adolescents and young adults. Diabetologia, 2011. 54(4): p. 722-30.
    • Shah, A.S., et al., Clustering of risk factors: a simple method of detecting cardiovascular disease in youth. Pediatrics, 2011. 127(2): p. e312-8.
    • McCracken, K.W., Howell, J. C., Wells, J. M., Spence, J. R., , Generating human intestinal tissue from pluripotent stem cells in vitro. Nat Protoc, 2011. 6(12): p. 1920-8.
    • Kim, H.K., Gottliebson, W.,  Hor, K., Backeljauw, P., Gutmark-Little, I., Salisbury, S. R., Racadio, J. M., Helton-Skally, K., Fleck, R., Cardiovascular anomalies in Turner syndrome: spectrum, prevalence, and cardiac MRI findings in a pediatric and young adult population. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2011. 196(2): p. 454-60.
    • Howell, J.C. and J.M. Wells, Generating intestinal tissue from stem cells: potential for research and therapy. Regen Med, 2011. 6(6): p. 743-55.
    • Corathers, S.D. and M. Falciglia, The role of hyperglycemia in acute illness: supporting evidence and its limitations. Nutrition, 2011. 27(3): p. 276-81.
    • Chambers, A.P., Stefater, M. A., Wilson-Perez, H. E.. Jessen, L., Sisley, S., Ryan, K. K., Gaitonde, S., Sorrell, J. E., Toure, M., Berger, J., D'Alessio, D. A., Sandoval, D. A., Seeley, R. J., Woods, S. C., , Similar effects of roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy on glucose regulation in rats. Physiol Behav, 2011. 105(1): p. 120-3.
    • Chambers, A.P., Jessen, L., Ryan, K. K., Sisley, S., Wilson-Perez, H. E., Stefater, M. A., Gaitonde, S. G., Sorrell, J. E., Toure, M., Berger, J., D'Alessio, D. A., Woods, S. C., Seeley, R. J., Sandoval, D. A., , Weight-independent changes in blood glucose homeostasis after gastric bypass or vertical sleeve gastrectomy in rats. Gastroenterology, 2011. 141(3): p. 950-8.

    2010

    • Kaulfers, A.M., et al., Endocrine dysfunction following traumatic brain injury in children. J Pediatr, 2010. 157(6): p. 894-9.
    • Bollepalli, S., et al., Asymmetric large-for-gestational-age infants of type 1 diabetic women: morbidity and abdominal growth. Am J Perinatol, 2010. 27(8): p. 603-10.
    • Bollepalli, S., et al., Association of FTO gene variants with adiposity in African-American adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring), 2010. 18(10): p. 1959-63.

    + # of Abstract / Poster Presentations by Year and Meeting

    2014

    • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting - 2
    • Endocrine Society Annual Meeting – 6
    • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Meeting – 1

    2013

    • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting - 1
    • American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting - 2
    • Endocrine Society Annual Meeting - 1
    • Joint ESPE/PES Meeting – 5
    • Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting – 1

    2012

    • American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting - 4
    • Endocrine Society Annual Meeting – 6
    • Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Annual Meeting - 1

    2011

    • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting - 2
    • American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting - 4
    • Endocrine Society Annual Meeting – 5
    • International Society for Stem Cell Research Annual Meeting – 1
    • Strategies to Improve Care Outcomes International Meeting – 1 

    + Awards

    2014 - 2015

    • Turner Syndrome Society Travel Award (1)
    • Arnold Strauss Research Fellowship Award (1)

    2013 - 2014

    • PES Travel Award (4)
    • Pediatric Endocrine Society Fellow’s Spring Retreat (1)
    • ICE/ENDO 2014 Presidential Poster Competition (1)

    2012 - 2013

    • NIH Student Loan Repayment Award in Pediatric Research (2)
    • Pediatric Endocrine Society Fellow’s Spring Retreat (1)
    • Pediatric Endocrine Society Travel Award (4)

    2011 - 2012

    • Endocrine Society Travel Award (1)
    • Pediatric Endocrine Society Travel Award (1)
    • PES Summer School Program Travel Award (1)
    • Endocrine Fellows Foundation NIH Preceptorship in Endocrine Aspects of Metabolism and Diabetes, NIDDK (1)

    + Funding

    2014 - 2015

    • T32 Training Grants (2)
    • Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Grant (1)

    2013 - 2014

    • T32 Training Grants (2)
    • CTRC Grant Funding for Research Project (1)

    2012 - 2013

    • T32 Training Grants (3)
    • Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Grant (1)
    • F32 NIH/NIDDK PI (1)

    2011 - 2012

    • T32 Training Grants (3)
    • Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Grant (1)
    • F32 NIH/NIDDK PI (1)
    • P30 NIH/NIEHS New Investigator Scholar (1)