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Department of Pediatrics
Physicians in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology conduct many research projects aimed at improving the care patients receive.

Current research projects include:

  • Approaches to the improvement of pediatric diabetes care.
    • The diabetes program works closely with the department psychologist to understand the psychological factors that influence the care of children and adolescents with diabetes. We have recently begun the studies of the socioeconomic barriers to the use of technology to improve outcomes of patients with diabetes. Our program is intimately involved in the transition of care from pediatric to adult diabetes clinics.
  • Growth
    • The division has several ongoing clinical trials for novel treatments of subnormal linear growth.
  • Thyroid
    • Our group has ongoing studies to investigate the influence of radioiodine therapy on the outcome of patients with thyroid cancer.
  • Puberty and Sexual Development
    • Our group is a center for the study of abnormalities of sexual development and the abnormalities of pubertal development related to these conditions.
  • Bone and Mineral Metabolism
    • We have ongoing clinical studies for the identification of specific factors which play a role in the etiology of Metabolic Bone Disease of prematurity. We are also developing new therapies to improve the outcome of skeletal development of children who are born prematurely.

For more information on research conducted in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, please call 305-243-2920