CCGD Basic Research Director
Dr. Vivian Hwa received her PhD degree in microbiology at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Her subsequent switch to endocrinology led to the seminal identification of the first human mutation in the STAT5B gene, launching a deep interest in the molecular and functional basis of severely short statured children who were unresponsive to growth hormone, garnering cases and collaborators from all over the world. Dr Hwa’s group has published extensively, and she recently joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to head the Basic Research unit of the Cincinnati Center for Growth Disorders.
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Backeljauw earned his undergraduate and MD degree at Ghent University in Belgium. He then completed his residency in pediatric and adolescent medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Backeljauw has served as a professor of clinical pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2006 and was recently named the clinical director for the Cincinnati Center for Growth Disorders.
Medical Scientist Training Program
Immunology PhD Candidate
Division of Pediatric & Perinatology
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Clinical Research Co-ordinator
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