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Research in Pediatric Endocrinology

Research projects in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Golisano Children’s Hospital include studies of the role that hormones play in normal and abnormal development. The main focus of the Division’s research activities is type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Research Projects

  • Participation in TrialNet, a multi-centered network dedicated to the study and prevention of type 1 diabetes
  • Research through the NIH-funded Autoimmunity Center of Excellence to develop a mechanistic understanding of type 1 diabetes
  • Advantages and disadvantages of continuous insulin administration by an external pump as well as continuous blood glucose monitoring
  • Evaluation of in-school diabetes management and factors affecting metabolic control and long-term outcome in diabetes
  • Participation in multi-center immunology of diabetes research initiatives autoimmune mechanisms that lead to diabetes
  • The relationship between bone health and fracture risk and diabetes
  • Participation in large longitudinal study of bone accrual in children and adolescents newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
  • Relationships between body composition, bone health, and chronic disease in the pediatric population with type 1 diabetes
  • Collaborative research with orthopedics to develop special laboratory techniques for the measurement of bone precursor cells and to understand their function
  • Collaboration with the neuromuscular clinic to develop studies investigating endocrine diseases associated with various muscular dystrophies