Endocrinology Research

Research into the causes of diseases is essential to advance future clinical care.  Our Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism continues to lead internationally-recognized research in hormonal disorders such as diabetes and growth hormone deficiency.  Our site currently hosts active clinical trials. 

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Our Research

  • Improving health outcomes for patients with type 1 diabetes
  • Expanding available treatments for pediatric type 2 diabetes
  • Perioperative management of diabetes insipidus in brain tumor patients
  • Developing best practices for care of children with disorders of sexual development
  • Care and management of patients with syndromic pediatric obesity
  • Creating systems of care for patients with pediatric metabolic bone diseases
  • Evaluating biomarkers for identification of hyperandrogenism in females, specifically polycystic ovarian syndrome and premature adrenarche
  • Evaluating the incidence of organic pathology leading to premature adrenarche
  • Analysis patterns of host viral response genes in pancreatic islets of type 1 diabetes
  • Improving the use of sick day rules to reduce diabetic ketoacidosis admission in patients with diabetes
  • Use of growth hormone in patients with chronic kidney disease

Clinical Trials

If you are interested in participating in an endocrinology clinical trial, please view our list of current and active trials.

Recent Publications

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