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Research in Pediatric Endocrinology

Child Testing Sugar LevelsResearch 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. The Division is a participant in TrialNet, a multi-centered network dedicated to the study, prevention of type 1 diabetes. In addition, research is being conducted through the NIH-funded Autoimmunity Center of Excellence to develop a mechanistic understanding of type 1 diabetes.

Research Areas of Interest

  • 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
  • Participation in multi-center immunology of type 1 diabetes research
  • The relationship between bone health and fracture risk and diabetes
  • Evaluation of in-school diabetes management and factors affecting metabolic control and long-term outcome in diabetes
  • Relationships between body composition, bone health, and chronic disease in the pediatric population with type 1 diabetes
  • Development of new techniques using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to better understand the relationship between body composition and cardiometabolic disease in a variety of childhood disorders.
  • Collaborative research with orthopedics to develop special laboratory techniques for the measurement of bone precursor cells and to understand their function

Current Research