• Endocrinology Research

    Faculty in the Division of Endocrinology are the principal investigators or co-investigators in nationally recognized, basic and clinical research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), national foundations and industry.  In 2012 the extramural research support for the division was $1,370,086 (Grants $1,220,631 and Industry $149,455).

    Clinical research interests of the faculty include: growth with an emphasis on IGF; Turners syndrome ; metabolic bone disease; the side effects of atypical anti-psychotics;  beta cell function in type 2 diabetes; carbohydrate metabolism and bone disease in cystic fibrosis; endocrine disorders associated with childhood cancer  survivors; Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy; disorders of sexual differentiation; toddler obesity; septo-optic dysplasia; the natural history of obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes in adolescents; the epidemiology of types of diabetes; and the natural history and mechanisms of the development of cardiovascular disease in childhood obesity and diabetes.

    Basic science research interests of the faculty include the role and control of inflammation in metabolic diseases, placental decidualization, the development of the enteroendocrine system, the development and function of the beta cell, and the development of autoimmune diabetes.

    Diabetes Center

    The Diabetes Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of comprehensive care to patients diagnosed with diabetes. The diabetes team seeks to advance medical treatment and diabetes prevention through patient care, education and research. Learn more about the Diabetes Center.

  • Research and Training Details

    Joint Appointment Faculty3
    Support Personnel27
    Direct Annual Grant Support$1,488,844
    Direct Annual Industry Support$113,816
    Peer Reviewed Publications37

    Clinical Activities and Training

    Clinical Staff47
    Clinical Fellows12
    Inpatient Encounters4,010
    Outpatient Encounters14,450

  • US News Endocrinology
    Our diabetes and endocrinology services are ranked No. 7 in the country in the 2015-16 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World ReportLearn more